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Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:47 pm
by Resha Caner
Hi.

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:06 am
by SpheresOfBalance
Resha Caner wrote:Hi.
Lo.

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:00 am
by marjoramblues
Hello Resha - don't know if this will impress anyone but...

Here's a phrase that impressed itself upon my mind when talking morals with DL (Greatest I Am):

Immorality is in the eye of the believer.
No idea where that came from but this morning, the 'eye' changed to 'I'. :)

Now thinking I should read up on Machiavelli and 'The Prince'.

He says of the Prince that 'carefully taking everything into account, he will discover that something which appears to be a virtue, if pursued, will end in his destruction; while some other thing which seems to be a vice, if pursued, will result in his safety and well-being' - 1984 edition, p53, from 'Reading Political Philosophy-Machiavelli to Mill' - Warburton,N et al. p61

Thanks for starting what could be a fascinating thread; one thought leads to another...

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:10 am
by marjoramblues
Just noticed that this is in the 'Introduce Yourself' forum.

Do you think that what people choose to insert will give you an idea of who they are ? In my case, it is more where I am - previously ran scared of political philosohy but not ethics. Ethics is good !

So, what would you offer up...?

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:47 pm
by Resha Caner
marjoramblues wrote:Do you think that what people choose to insert will give you an idea of who they are ?
Yes.
marjoramblues wrote:So, what would you offer up...?
My signature might be the first thing I would offer up. But another favorite of mine ... a phrase of my own making ... is that 5 out of every 4 people don't understand statistics.

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 4:17 pm
by Lynn
Fluid
Resha Caner wrote:5 out of every 4 people don't understand statistics
:lol:

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:27 am
by marjoramblues
Resha Caner wrote:
marjoramblues wrote:Do you think that what people choose to insert will give you an idea of who they are ?
Yes.

:D This could get real interesting
marjoramblues wrote:So, what would you offer up...?
My signature might be the first thing I would offer up. But another favorite of mine ... a phrase of my own making ... is that 5 out of every 4 people don't understand statistics.
Your signature - 'sola gratia'. So, are you a Protestant who believes that God accepts you by grace alone ?

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:20 pm
by Resha Caner
marjoramblues wrote:Your signature - 'sola gratia'. So, are you a Protestant who believes that God accepts you by grace alone ?
I'm Lutheran. Basically the answer to your question is yes, but I may need to qualify depending on how restrictively you interpret the "alone" part of the phrase.

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:21 pm
by Resha Caner
Sorry. Double post.

Re: Insert pithy phrase here to impress everyone

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:26 pm
by Impenitent
get yer ass on the ship now!!

-Imp