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  • "Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant."
    — Henry M. Wriston

    bansaisequoia
    July 11, 2009, 2:16 am
    Henry Wriston is the former President of my alma mater, Lawrence University. digirl and I went there for my 25th Class Reunion.
    bansaisequoia
    April 10, 2010, 12:32 am
    Henry Wriston was the former president of Lawrence University (Go, Vikes!), who later went on to become the president of Brown University in the Ivy League.

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    "We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide."
    — Nathan M. Pusey

    bansaisequoia
    May 2, 2010, 4:32 am
    Nathan Pusey was the former President of my school, Lawrence University. He then went on to become President of Harvard.
    montyb
    June 30, 2013, 11:18 pm
    I wonder how many cryptogram ears (besides me) realize that the actor who played Peter Parker's father in the 2012 Spider-Man movie attended the same college, at the same time, as Bansai. The actor's name is Campbell Scott.
    Last edited by Toeprint; 10-01-2021, 11:24 PM.

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    • "Look for the ridiculous in everything and you find it."
      — Jules Renard

      bansaisequoia
      July 5, 2010, 8:51 pm
      I'm not even looking and I find it.

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      • "Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad."
        — Diogenes the Cynic

        bonsaisequoia
        July 29, 2009, 12:17 am
        I am within a cuticle's breadth.

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        • "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
          — Nicolas Chamfort

          bansaisequoia
          May 30, 2012, 8:00 pm
          I think people tend to laugh more when they're wasted.

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          • "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. "
            — Arnold Schwarzenegger

            maradnu
            March 7, 2009, 11:42 pm
            If I can envision flapping my arms and flying, do you think I can do that?
            pootie49
            June 19, 2009, 4:47 pm
            No...but I would pay to watch you try
            bansaisequoia
            August 28, 2009, 10:40 pm
            I've got a webcam on my notebook. We could post it on Youtube!
            bansaisequoia
            July 3, 2010, 7:30 pm
            If you can envision it, you can lower all the state employees' incomes to minimum wage!
            bansaisequoia
            January 8, 2012, 10:41 pm
            I believe I can be elected √–sterreichischer Bundespr√§sident, even though I wasn't born in Austria.
            nelnose
            April 4, 2016, 9:24 am
            His synapsis needs to be updated.
            LLapp
            August 9, 2018, 9:23 pm
            My synapses need to be updated too.

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            • "I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance."
              — Friedrich Nietzsche

              bansaisequoia
              March 6, 2012, 6:31 pm
              Michael Flatley thinks he's God.

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              • "Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option."
                — Peter Parker

                bansaisequoia
                May 13, 2010, 7:54 pm
                This is actually from the 2002 Spider-Man film.

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                • "Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life. "
                  — Titus Maccius Plautus

                  bansaisequoia
                  September 14, 2009, 5:07 pm
                  Which is better than the advice of some salacious friend in the affairs of wife.

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                  • "Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. "
                    — Erich Fromm

                    bansaisequoia
                    July 11, 2010, 4:52 pm
                    Nah. Only if you're a foolosopher.

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                    • "Every day use your magic to be of service to others. "
                      — Marcia Wieder

                      bansaisequoia
                      December 9, 2011, 8:47 pm
                      But, I'm just a Muggle. My Mojo ain't risin'.

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                      • "To leave is to die a little."
                        — Proverb

                        digirl28
                        May 10, 2009, 10:22 pm
                        It would be nice if we were given a hint that a quote is in a foreign language.
                        bansaisequoia
                        August 8, 2009, 11:35 pm
                        And yet, as of this posting, the solution rate for this quote is 13.9%. Is this truly one of the worst quotes on this site?
                        pootie49
                        June 13, 2011, 1:53 pm
                        It was originally started by the french translation of this quote. Admin took it out Ty Admin!!!
                        Lily H
                        August 25, 2016, 3:57 pm
                        The original quote was partly in French before admin changed it. "partir c'est mourir un peu -- to leave is to die a little." It was really difficult.

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                        • "Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him."
                          — H.L. Mencken

                          bansaisequoia
                          November 10, 2010, 10:10 pm
                          And then these liars pass judgment and decide the fate of others!

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                          • "Rebooting is a wonder drug - it fixes almost everything."
                            — Garrett Hazel

                            bansaisequoia
                            August 5, 2013, 9:51 pm
                            Some people think rebooting cures a hangover.

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                            • "The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it."
                              — Thucydides

                              bansaisequoia
                              November 22, 2010, 8:25 pm
                              The name of this Greek historian is Thucydides. (link)

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                              • "That all men should be brothers is the dream of people who have no brothers."
                                — Charles Chincholles

                                bansaisequoia
                                July 21, 2010, 4:10 am
                                The author of this quote seems to be Charles Chincholle, not not Charles Chincholles. I can only find French websites with references to him, but I have found several with Americans with the surname Chincolle.

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