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One that's relevant for what's going on of late
"Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect." - Jonathan Swift

Another favourite
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me." - Martin Niemöller

"When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" - John Maynard Keynes

"The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life" - Jessica Hische

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong" -Voltaire

"I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall (often mistakenly attributed to Voltaire)

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Ben nabbed mine. It sounds like a trite truism but out of the blue time a few years ago it just struck a chord in me somewhere deep down, maybe chiming with the reality of having overcome crap spells and scene good times pass so speedily I suppose!

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I'll  never forget an old friend of mine, we played in the same teams many moons ago. He was not a genius just a reasonably smart bloke. He had two phrases I'll never forget

If friction causes heat, how many throbs of a donkeys knob does it take to boil a kettle

and my favourite insult

I'm not bitter or angry, I just hope his ears turn into arseholes and he shits all over his shoulders

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15 hours ago, BOF said:

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me." - Martin Niemöller

They came for the palmists, but I wasn’t a palmist so I did nothing
They came for the bungee jumpers, but I wasn’t a bungee jumper so I did nothing
They came for the players’ agents, but I wasn’t a players’ agent so I did nothing
They came for the Charles Manson fans, but I wasn’t a Charles Manson fan so I did nothing
They came for the reflexologists, but I wasn’t a reflexologist so I did nothing
They came for the camp TV chefs, but I wasn’t a camp TV chef so I did nothing
They came for the RoMos, I laughed
They came for the martial arts enthusiasts, but I wasn’t a martial arts enthusiast so I did nothing
They came for Eamonn Holmes and I think I’m right in saying I applauded
They came for the fire-eaters, but I wasn’t a fire-eater so I did nothing
They came for Dani Behr, I said she’s over there, behind the wardrobe

Nigel Blackwell, HMHB

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“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.

John Lydgate (A lot of people believe old Abe Lincoln was the one who said this but he adapted it from please to fool if I remember correctly)

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1 hour ago, Stevo985 said:

"This too shall pass"

 

Maybe a cliché, but it's felt incredibly pertinent over the past year or so.

Got this tattooed on my sleeve. 

 

Also dum spiro spero-while I breath I hope. 

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1 hour ago, Brumerican said:
"I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."

But just to show my fun side.

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1 hour ago, BOF said:

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" - John Maynard Keynes

Sadly, it seems he didn't actually say that.  I think Skidelsky,  his biographer, confirms.

It would have been entirely in character, though.

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