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Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby CheapShaveCrew » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:07 pm

Just wanted to share these, as I really love these little tidbits:

“If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.”
— Benjamin Franklin

One of President Roosevelt's last visitors, outside of the physicians and his family, was John Gerardi, a barber. Colonel Roosevelt usually made a practice of shaving himself, but since he has been ill, he has been visited regularly by Gerardi.

Any other cool wet shaving/famous people facts or quotes out there?

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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby CMur12 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:42 pm

Welcome to SMF, Don!

I've seen the quote from Benjamin Franklin but I didn't know the one about President Roosevelt. Thanks for posting them.

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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby brothers » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:58 pm

I would respectfully offer this gem, for your consideration ---

ScottB wrote: . . . As always in this hobby, the rabbit hole goes deep and becomes expensive and we also suffer the compressive effects of diminishing returns. The last mile is hideously expensive.


Profound, no? :) I wonder how most of us will react when we realize we could be experiencing that last mile.
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby Squire » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:25 am

Arthur Conan Doyle, while in medical school, was financially strapped and had to make do with a poor quality razor that wouldn't hold an edge. He commented one of the first things he did after qualifying as a Doctor was buy a good razor.
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby BeatlesFan » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:02 pm

I always enjoyed the quote from (now deceased) Congressman Jack Kemp: "Winning is like shaving; you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum."
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby Squire » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:35 am

In order to compete at the highest level of politics one must develop a taste for blood and strong drink.
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby drmoss_ca » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:32 am

Squire wrote:Arthur Conan Doyle, while in medical school, was financially strapped and had to make do with a poor quality razor that wouldn't hold an edge. He commented one of the first things he did after qualifying as a Doctor was buy a good razor.


But did he know when to stop? (And did he ever reveal that secret?) :D

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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby Squire » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:37 pm

Darned if I know but by that time I expect he also could afford a barber.
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby John Rose » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:34 pm

"Why is it I always get my best ideas while shaving?" - Albert Einstein
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby CMur12 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:42 pm

Welcome to SMF, John!

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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby Squire » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:41 am

Yes John, welcome aboard.
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby brothers » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:29 am

Genesis 41:14 --- Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.


John, thx for joining SMF :)
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Re: Famous American Quotes/Tidbits on Wetshaving

Postby Glasstream15 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:06 pm

An old boss, 50 years ago, said "The distance between a gentleman and a bum is the thickness of a razor blade." I've remembered that for many years.
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