Cool quotes

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  1. Saw a cool quote, I think it's from Richard 3rd. Goes something like "....men of bolder blood....and learn them to war." Anyone know the whole thing/source? Cheers. Also, list best quotes here to impart some sort of continuity to the thread.
     
  2. Couldn't find that quote but have always liked this:

    Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions-Disraeli
     
  3. One I practice every mon-thu round about 1600hrs (friday about 12):

    "This is sh!te I'm off home" :pissedoff:
     
  4. There was a massive list of quotes on Arrse at sometime - can't seem to find it now - but I'm sure that should be sufficient.

    Anyway, my two favourites:

    "No cleenin the welts o yer fecking bi'ts (boots!), is like no cleenin yer fecking forsch'kin! - Ye dirtee wee maggot!!"

    "I mak moore noise slappin ma fecking penisch on the inside o a fecking biskitt tin - dig yer fecking heels in!!! HARDER Yet!"

    Both scowled in a Glaswegian drawl by a Scots Gd CSM I had many years ago in training.
     
  5. "I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them" George W Bush.

    "Books are great - sometimes they even have fantastic picture's in them. George W Bush. :D
     
  6. "Life's a $hit sandwich and Hovis aren't delivering today!"

    or

    "Life's a $hit sandwich and you aint gettin no bread!"
     
  7. Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
    -- Mark Twain
     
  8. Doctors, the only pain I want them to remove is the pain in the arrse they give me.

    Richard Burton
     
  9. It's from Henry V Act III, Scene 1

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close the wall up with our English dead.
    In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
    To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
    Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
    Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
    Have in these parts from morn till even fought
    And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
    Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
    That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
    Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
    And teach them how to war.
    And you, good yeoman,
    Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
    The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
    That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
    For there is none of you so mean and base,
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'
     
  10. "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea." Samuel Johnson.
     
  11. Ascendo tuum
     
  12. No one wanted to know what it meant? Shame. I will tell you anyway.

    Ascendo tuum=Up yours

    In latin.
    This shows latin quotes do get better than Julius Caser.
     
  13. Nosce Te(Or Ti) Ipsum.

    "Know Yourself"