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Any idea who these sayings were said by or where quoted from ?

" Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore".
" Water, water everywhere , nor any drop to drink".
" But in the interim they had tasted that dangerous fruit of the tree of knowledge - innovation , which is well known to open eyes, often in an uncomfortable manner "
" There are two things in life that are especially hard to deal with, one is failure and the other is success."

I had a host lot more (mostly limericks) , but did not consider them suitable.
I'm sure people have tons more.
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" Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore".
dorothy, wizard of oz.
 
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" Water, water everywhere , nor any drop to drink".
from (I beleive)
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner By Samuel Taylor Coolridge
 
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Right both times.

" Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you "

This one is worth quoting in total:
" In a few hundred years, when the history of our time will be written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time - literally - substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared for it.
--Peter F. Drucker "
" A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the sound of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. "
" When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity. "
He also quoted:
" Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. "
" Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system ".
" Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."
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" Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you "
John Adams - Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
--John Adams (1735-1826)
It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation's humble acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence.
--John Adams
There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.
--John Adams
" A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the sound of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. "
--Jahawarlal Nehru
" When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity. "
-- Albert Einstein
He also quoted:
" Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. "

" Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system ".
--P.J.O'Rourke
" Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."
--Mahatma Gandhi
 
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"This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put."
 
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Originally posted by Carl Trusiak:
"This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put."


Winston Churchill on ending a sentence with a proposition.
 
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I'd always heard 'errant pedantry' but who knows?
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