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Old August 11th, 2011, 04:51 PM
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'Oh wad some power the giftie gie us
To see oursel's as ithers see us!
It was frae monie a blunder free us,
And foolish notion.'

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Old August 11th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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I don't remember who said it, and it's probably paraphrased a bit, because I came across it by accident many years ago; but it's helped me keep my cool in a number of "discussions":

"Don't attribute to malevolence that which may be the result of simple stupidity."
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Old August 13th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Just thought of another favorite:

"Don't pick a fight with something that has sharp points on 5 of its 6 ends."
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