Quotable women




 
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May 3rd, 2005  
AmericanSweetheart
 
 

Topic: Quotable women


Ok guys there have to be some women who said some good things and I think that its time we have a few on here. Whether its someting a woman said about war or men of war or just about life in general post it. I'll start it off with a quote about military men.


"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."-Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
May 3rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
That should be Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (phd). One of the first computer scientists. She coined the term "bug" for the moths that got into one of the first computers (UNIVAC).

Perhaps her best-known contribution to computing was the invention of the compiler, the intermediate program that translates English language instructions into the language of the target computer. She did this, she said, because she was lazy and hoped that "the programmer may return to being a mathematician." Her work embodied or foreshadowed enormous numbers of developments that are now the bones of digital computing: subroutines, formula translation, relative addressing, the linking loader, code optimization, and even symbolic manipulation of the kind embodied in Mathematica and Maple.
May 3rd, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
And another good one:

Please let me do your cooking , washing and ironing. My Mother, a great woman.
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May 3rd, 2005  
Locke
 
 
going in another direction:
" dont call me a , call me easy, it sounds better" (a girl from my work)
May 3rd, 2005  
AmericanSweetheart
 
 
Boys that was not quite what I was looking for......come on!
May 3rd, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
"computer bugs" removed, please start a new thread about that in the computers forum instead...

Now let's continue on topic here from now on..

"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
- Margareth Thatcher
http://www.military-quotes.com/database/t.htm
May 11th, 2005  
AmericanSweetheart
 
 
Thanks! RedLeg

"Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences."
—Susan B. Anthony

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.-Agnes Repplier

There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.-Dorothy Parker
May 11th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Here's another one from Dorothy Parker (and a personal favorite :P )

"Brevity is the soul of lengerie"
May 11th, 2005  
bonnieblue716
 
 
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

OO-RAH! to that one, Eleanor Roosevelt is so right with that one, it's one of my favorite quotes about the military, from a woman.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart

I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good I can do.
Jana Stanfield

We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Marie Curie

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.
Anne Frank

Rather than fearing death, we're embracing life-life is now seen as more precious, more meaningful than it seemed before that tragic fall day.
Laura Bush, First Lady on 9/11/01
May 20th, 2005  
AmericanSweetheart
 
 
Quote:
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

That is a great quote!