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 Grimm Wisdom

Here we present for our readers delight a small selection of quotations, that may serve as an introduction to Grimm Wisdom...

"Remember; There are two ways; the easy way and the wrong way."

"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit." - In the August 1993 issue, page 9 of PS magazine, the Army's magazine of preventive maintenance

"You need to thrash it Bro, Ride it like you stole it" - (Please note the Brothers Grimm do not condone Motorcycle Theft.)

"I am not interested in what it is designed to do what can it do" - Apollo 13 Engineer


"Brands are for cattle"

"God made grass; Man made booze; Who do you trust ?" - (Please note the Brothers Grimm do not condone the use of illegal substances.)

"Unlike all answers are responses, not all responses are answers. As stirring as that response was, it did not answer the question"

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

"A good lawyer knows the law; a great lawyer knows the judge"

"If voting were really effective, it would be illegal."

Mussolini defined fascism as "the merger of corporate and government power"

"Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough."

"Tactics is the art of using troops in battle; strategy is the art of using battles to win a war." - Clausewitz (1780-1831)

"Walk softly, but carry a big stick, I guess you could say we're the big stick." - Captain of the USS Enterprise.

"There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?" - Dick Cavett, mocking the TV-violence debate.

"The unforgivable crime is hitting softly. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly." - Theodore Roosevelt.

"What's the point of power if you can't abuse it ?" - VendettaX.

"It is vain to do with more what can be done with less." - William of Occam.

"I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it." - George Bernard Shaw.

"All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"We don't need laws; we just need to be in control. We're liberals and we're always right." - Michael Tremoglie, FrontPage

"Yes, I am nervous but as soon as I strap that aircraft to my backside I'll be good to go." - Tornado Wing Commander.

"Those who hear not the music. Think the dancers mad " - Chinese Proverb.


"Never give a command in a sitting position unless you are on top of a horse or a tank." - General Patton

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." - Henry Ford (1863-1947)

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" - Will Rogers (1879-1935)

"The further back we look the further ahead we will see." - Winston Churchill

"If you're explaining, you're loosing." - JC Watts

"Persistance under difficulty will win advantage."

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain

"Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axiom: No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats, approximately one billion Chinese couldn't care less."

"Optimist: Day-dreamer more elegantly spelled" - Mark Twain

"Name the greatest of all the inventors: Accident" - Mark Twain

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See

"There were plenty of times on a 5 minute bomb run I prayed I was 6 minutes older" - Marauder Pilot Jack Dean

"We're not out to beat the system we're out to run the system."

"History is better than prophecy. In fact history is prophecy. And history says that wherever a weak and ignorant people possess a thing which a strong and enlightened people want, it must be yielded up peaceably." - Mark Twain

"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps." - Emo Phillips

 Friendly Banter

"For five minutes could you not be yourself? For five minutes!" - Shrek

" A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part"

" I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?"

" Never attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity."

" Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience."

"If you understand everything, you must be misinformed." - Japanese Proverb

"I don't mind lying but I deplore inaccuracy." - Samuel Butler 1835-1902

Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease". Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."

"You make me realize that happiness is a belt-fed weapon ."

"Remember that a kick in the ass is a step forward."

"I am not surrounded, I'm in a target rich environment."

"A true gentlemen is a person who never gives offence unintentionally"

"Drawing upon my vast command of the English language, I said nothing." - Mark Twain


"I would rather be insulted by you, than someone I respect."

"Friends come and go, enemies accumulate."

" So you have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Sir Winston Churchill


"Once it works. It has no value." - A Hacker

"Fast, Cheap, Secure - Pick two."

"There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed." -Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, Focus Magazine, Oct 23, 1995.

"The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language." - D. E. Knuth, 1967

"WITHOUT CENSORSHIP, THINGS CAN GET TERRIBLY CONFUSED IN THE PUBLIC MIND".- General William Westmoreland, during the war in Vietnam.
"A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire