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A Quote by George F. Will on football, life, meetings, mistakes, and violence

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.

George F. Will (1941 -)

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A Quote by Faith Baldwin on education, knowledge, learning, and meetings

We may differ widely in environments, education, learning, knowledge, or lack of it, and in our personalities, our likes and dislikes. But if we set ourselves the task, we'll find a meeting place somehow and somewhere.

Faith Baldwin (1893 - 1978)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton on art, meetings, and science

Art and science have their meeting point in method.

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)

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A Quote by Captain Edward "Eddie" Vernon Rickenbacker on business, day, drinking, experience, facts, food, hunger, meetings, organize, prayer, and water

. . . we saw nothing in the way of searching planes or ships. . . . the second day out we organized little evening and morning prayer meetings. . . . Frankly and humbly we prayed for our deliverance. After the oranges were gone, we experienced terrific pangs of hunger, and we prayed for food. We had a couple of little fish lines with hooks about the size of the end of my little finger, but no bait. Were it not for the fact that I have seven witnesses, I wouldn't dare tell this story because it seems so fantastic. Within an hour after prayer meeting on the eighth day, a sea gull came out of nowhere and landed on my head. I reached up my hand very gently and got him. We wrung his head, feathered him, carved up his carcass and ate every bit, even the little bones. We distributed and used his innards for bait. Captain Cherry caught a little mackerel about six or eight inches long and I caught a little speckled sea bass about the same size, so we had food for a couple of days. . . . That night we ran into our first rainstorm. Usually you try to avoid a black squall, but in this case we made it our business to get into it and catch water for drinking. . . . Later we were able to catch more water and build up our supply. . . .

Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on death, god, and meetings

Of Orson Welles: It's like meeting God without dying.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by David Lloyd George on day, facts, friendship, justice, meetings, politics, and speech

One day while Lloyd George was making a political speech before a big crowd, a heckler yelled, "Wait a minute, Mr. George. Isn't it true your grandfather used to peddle tinware around here in an oxcart hauled by a donkey?" Lloyd George replied, "I digress just a moment and thank the gentlemen for calling that to my attention. It is true, my dear old grandfather used to peddle tinware with an old cart and a donkey. As a matter of fact, after this meeting is over, if my friend will come with me, I will show him that old cart, but I never knew until this minute what became of the ass."

David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945)

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A Quote by Charles Franklin Kettering on meetings, problems, research, and rules

When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: "Leave slide rules here." If I didn't do that, I'd find someone reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, "Boss, you can't do it."

Charles Kettering (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on meetings and transformation

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Barry M. Goldwater on meetings and success

The only summit meeting that can succeed is the one that does not take place.

Barry M. Goldwater (1909 - 1998)

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on college, elderly, good, impossibility, justice, mathematics, meetings, physics, and scientists

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Perhaps the adjective 'elderly' requires definition. In physics, mathematics, and astronautics it means over thirty; in the other disciplines, senile decay is sometimes postponed to the forties. There are, of course, glorious exceptions; but as every researcher just out of college knows, scientists of over fifty are good for nothing but board meetings, and should at all costs be kept out of the laboratory!

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

Source: 'Profiles of the Future' 1962 (Clarke's First Law)

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