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"You can please some of the people all of the time..." Agree or Not?

Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~ 2009/06/06 18:05:11
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"You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not please all of the people all of the time."

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"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
- Abraham Lincoln
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  • deluxe 2009/06/24 10:31:49
    Agree (state why)
    deluxe
    That is very true...although - while you ARE pleasing some of the people all the time, you definately would NOT be pleasing yourself!!!
  • little mrs. Edward Cullen 2009/06/08 02:42:48
    Agree (state why)
    little mrs. Edward Cullen
    uuuhhh to me its saying that you can't have everybody like you
  • Linnaeus 2009/06/06 18:08:40
    Disagree (state why)
    Linnaeus
    Everyone is different; so if "some people" means
    "the same set of people", probably not.
  • Surgeon... Linnaeus 2009/06/06 18:17:06
    Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~
    I don't think that's what it means.
    It's hard for me to explain though... Let's say you promise something to a group of people.
    And another to another group.
    The first might not please the second and the second might not please the first but both may please some of the people in each group.

    Or you can constantly please some, inconstantly please all, but you can't constantly please all. Because everyone is different.
  • Linnaeus Surgeon... 2009/06/06 18:18:27
    Linnaeus
    Okay then that is probably possible if you try.
  • Surgeon... Linnaeus 2009/06/06 18:19:48
    Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~
    +1
    Politicians do it all the time~ lol
  • Linnaeus Surgeon... 2009/06/06 18:20:45
    Linnaeus
    It's in the job description.
  • ctuagentdown 2009/06/06 18:08:25
    Disagree (state why)
    ctuagentdown
    because they are people everyday brings changes.
  • Surgeon... ctuagen... 2009/06/06 18:17:49
    Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~
    What does that have to do with anything?
    Those changes may please or displease people. But it won't please or displease everyone.
  • ctuagen... Surgeon... 2009/06/06 19:06:08
    ctuagentdown
    today it might please me but tomorrow i might hate it. but i am sure there is someone who would enjoy something that the whole world hates.
  • Eddie 2009/06/06 18:06:10
    Disagree (state why)
    Eddie
    I can't seem to please anyone, lol

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