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Old 10-16-2009, 08:50 PM
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Default Favorite sayings / quotes

There is a lot of wisdom squirreled away in the forum archives but sometimes simple sayings say a lot in very few words.

What are your favorite sayings and/or quotes?

Here are two of mine:

1. Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build.
2. None of it flies until all of it flies. ? Often repeated to myself while working on some obscure PITA part of the plane.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:03 PM
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Quote:
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build.
That is a perfect answer to an often asked question.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:06 PM
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Here's one I had over my desk for many years:
"If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?"
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:17 PM
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Default The reverse

Well my least favorite are the ones that just aren't true. Like referring to gear up landings or groundloops -- "there are those that have and those that will".

Those things can happen to people with lots of experience but there are lots of people they will never happen to.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:53 PM
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"It only takes two things to fly:
Airspeed, and money."


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Old 10-16-2009, 10:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mel View Post
Here's one I had over my desk for many years:
"If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?"
I saw something similar at an auto parts store years ago and I recall it often...

How come there is never time to do it right, but always time to do it over?
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:42 PM
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"A difference that makes no difference is no difference."

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"Someone who does not know, and does not know that he does not know, is a fool: Shun him.

Someone who does not know, but knows he does not know, is a child: Teach him.

Someone who knows, but does not know that he knows, is asleep: Wake him.

Someone who knows, and knows that he knows, is a wise man: Follow him."
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:03 PM
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"He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice, and I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled." -P.G. Wodehouse

Or did you only mean aviation quotes? :-)
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:08 PM
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Default My favorite is..........

You make your own luck!
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:28 PM
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"What goes up, must come down."
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