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Quote of the Day

Post by Kitkat on Thu 12 Jun 2014 - 17:21

I do like today's :

Quote of the Day
"The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea."
Mortimer Adler



Can think of one or two people I'd like to throw that one at - with a yah-boo.   yahboocat   geek
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Umberto Cocopop on Thu 12 Jun 2014 - 20:03

You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Fri 13 Jun 2014 - 10:33

Umberto Cocopop wrote:You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Did you know - that is one of the commonest mistakes in grammar most widely made ?

The correct spelling for the past tense of 'lead' (as in to lead a horse to water) is 'led' .

Surprising how many people actually get that wrong.

(Just a bit of useless information there) ....
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Umberto Cocopop on Fri 13 Jun 2014 - 12:11

But the "lead" in a pencil is "lead" - even though it's not actually made of lead!
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Fri 13 Jun 2014 - 12:31

Umberto Cocopop wrote:But the "lead" in a pencil is "lead" - even though it's not actually made of lead!

Ever wondered why it's called lead (in a pencil)?

An explanation:

In the 16th century, a large deposit of pure, solid graphite was discovered in Borrowdale, England.  This was the first time in recorded history that high quality, solid graphite had been found.  When metallurgists first encountered this substance, they thought it was some sort of black lead, rather than a form of carbon.  Thus, they called it “plumbago”, which is derived from “plumbum”, which is Latin for “lead”.

It didn’t take people long to realize that solid sticks of high quality graphite were good for marking things. At that point, this newly discovered substance from the mines of Borrowdale became extremely valuable.  So much so that guards were eventually posted at the entrance to the mine and laws were passed to stop people from stealing the solid graphite.  In addition, once a sufficient stock of the graphite was mined, the mine itself would be flooded until more graphite was needed.

Unfortunately, sticks of pure graphite are fairly brittle, so people started embedding it in various things such as hollowed out pieces of wood and also simply wrapped tightly in sheep skin.  Thus, the pencil was officially born with a core of solid graphite, which was known then as black lead.  The tradition of calling sticks of graphite “lead” has endured to this day.

and there's MORE (as yer man says ....)  http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/11/why-pencil-lead-is-called-lead/
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Fri 8 May 2015 - 22:51


The ever-changing Daily Quote is to be found on the Portal page and also just under the header of the Forum.





alien  The quotes change every day. Some of these quotes would make for interesting discussions,
so if anyone wants to start a topic thread to discuss the Quote for any day, please start a new topic in whichever section you think most appropriate on the Forum.


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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Thu 4 Jun 2015 - 15:57

Hmm Hmm ... I'm trying to work out what is meant by today's quote:

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Doesn't make much sense to me. scratchhead The nearest I can get to an explanation would be something like - if you haven't learned anything from past mistakes you will just continue making the same mistakes over and over(?) shrug

Can anyone make better sense of it?
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"I imagine that yes is the only living thing."

Post by Kitkat on Mon 8 Feb 2016 - 12:06

Today's quote  "I imagine that yes is the only living thing."

Anyone got any idea what that's supposed to mean?  Huh?
Damned if I know ....  shrug
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Whiskers on Mon 8 Feb 2016 - 20:07

Kitkat wrote:Today's quote  "I imagine that yes is the only living thing."

Anyone got any idea what that's supposed to mean?  Huh?
Damned if I know ....  shrug


The importance of positivity?
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Jamboree on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 6:46

Whiskers wrote:
Kitkat wrote:Today's quote  "I imagine that yes is the only living thing."

Anyone got any idea what that's supposed to mean?  Huh?
Damned if I know ....  shrug


The importance of positivity?



There is a good example in Dr Gail Brenner's book  The End of Self Help   http://gailbrenner.com/2011/04/how-to-live-in-the-land-of-yes/

What does it mean to live in the land of Yes? When you inhabit Yes, you are open, receptive, available. You approach each moment with wonder and curiosity, without expectation, with openness.

In the land of Yes, you don’t close down or shut yourself away. You don’t avoid or resist. You are here, present, awake, aware, alive.
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"I imagine that yes is the only living thing."

Post by Kitkat on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 9:10

Jamboree wrote:
Whiskers wrote:
Kitkat wrote:Today's quote  "I imagine that yes is the only living thing."

Anyone got any idea what that's supposed to mean?  Huh?
Damned if I know ....  shrug


The importance of positivity?



There is a good example in Dr Gail Brenner's book  The End of Self Help   http://gailbrenner.com/2011/04/how-to-live-in-the-land-of-yes/

What does it mean to live in the land of Yes? When you inhabit Yes, you are open, receptive, available. You approach each moment with wonder and curiosity, without expectation, with openness.

In the land of Yes, you don’t close down or shut yourself away. You don’t avoid or resist. You are here, present, awake, aware, alive.


Thanks Whiskers and Jamboree - and thanks for the link, Jamboree.  :thumb:

Both good explanations ... and YES!  They both make sense of the quote; I can see it now.   YESSSSS
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Whiskers on Wed 10 Feb 2016 - 11:34

I bet you'll have no trouble understanding and agreeing with todays quote kk. 


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I think everyone would agree with that one.
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Misquote of the Day

Post by Kitkat on Sun 27 Mar 2016 - 12:49

I have disabled today's Quote for the Day (Easter Sunday) - as it is a quote that I totally disagree with and something that I do not wish to be advocating in the header of this Forum.  I find it insulting and incomprehensible.

For anyone interested, this is the Quote given for today:

Quote of the Day
We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.
~ Joel Osteen

Your comments and opinions on this (whether in agreement or contention) are very welcome and eagerly discussed here!
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Whiskers on Mon 28 Mar 2016 - 12:13

lol Kitkat you are funny. giggle   Its just a quote someone made, we dont have to agree with all of them.
I dont agree with it either but I am not insulted by it.
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Mon 28 Mar 2016 - 12:57

I suppose you're right, Whiskers.  A slight over-reaction on my part. 

I had never heard of this guy, Joel Osteen.  A quick google brings up:


Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist, author, and the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Protestant church in the United States, in Houston, Texas. Wikipedia

The quote is obviously just typical of his fanatical evangelism .....  (I'll say no more ...  shtum  )
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Stardust on Fri 21 Oct 2016 - 11:51

Has this "Quote of the Day" thread been abandoned?


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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Sat 22 Oct 2016 - 0:43

Stardust wrote:Has this "Quote of the Day" thread been abandoned?

It never really took off!  The quotes are still there and automatically changing every day.  I just thought that if someone happens to come across one that gels (or not) with their philosophy in life, this would be the place to come and discuss it - as the quote itself is not contained within a thread of its own.  I like to think people do read them and take them into their hearts and minds, but I suppose not all of them will have cause for comment or discussion.

Today's quote (for instance) is: 

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James

Not too much discussion to be had with that one really.  shrug
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Stardust on Sat 22 Oct 2016 - 7:25

Oh, I see, I thought the quotes were in the thread. Those on the Portal page I do read usually when I'm connected to the forum.

I think that quote "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." is good. A lot of people do things that hurt others or the planet and don't bother about it, whereas the consequences can be great on the person hurt or on preserving the planet. Two examples:

A person can be upset by words so we should always think before we say something that might hurt.

When a smoker throws their cigarette stub in the street so that it ends up in the sewer, polluting the water with many nasty chemicals that cannot be filtered out (multiply that with the number of other stubs that end up in there). In Paris now, anyone throwing a cigarette stub on the street risks a fine of 68 Euros (though mostly at present they don't get caught). It's time everyone realized that even small acts they do automatically can make a huge difference, so they should think first.

I'll get off the box now. blah cheesy


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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Sat 22 Oct 2016 - 13:03

Stardust wrote: Those on the Portal page I do read usually when I'm connected to the forum.

As well as the Daily Quote appearing on the Portal page, it is also shown in the header of the Forum on the main posting page (whether connected or not) (see up just under the title header) - but perhaps not everybody can see this(?)
With the mobile version, for example - for those who read and use the forum through their mobile phone - you do not see certain parts and options of the forum.  There is an option, however, in the settings for mobile phone users (and tablet users) to request (tick a box) for the 'Desktop Version' on their phone, or in some cases it's called 'Classical Version'.  This instantly brings up the Forum just as you see it on your computer.  You can switch between the two, back & forth, instantly, as often as you want - just at a touch.
I'm not sure whether everyone is aware of that.
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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Stardust on Tue 25 Oct 2016 - 8:28

Thanks, Kitkat.

Today the quote is: "Fortune befriends the bold"
which is somewhat  the same as "Who dares, wins".

If you want to succeed, you have to get out there and work for it and not be afraid to take (albeit calculated) risks. If you have a good idea, have the courage to put it into action.

Funny this came up just now, like a message for Endowarrior.


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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY

Post by Kitkat on Sat 31 Dec 2016 - 20:48

Today's quote:  
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."

Well, I'm okay with the 'vices' (I have none ... ), and fine with the neighbours bit (apart from the American spelling annoyed ) ...
but as for the new year finding me a better man ... pirat  - well, I'm keeping my options open there!  Hasn't happened the last couple of new years, but ya never know ... this year might be more fruitful in that regard.  sunny
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