Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rule of Thumb

The most fatal car accidents occur on Saturdays #factoid

As long as you live under my roof, you'll do as I say. #Momism  
Running away? I'll help you pack. #Momism                                      
If your gonna be a turd then go lie out in the yard #bumperstickers  
We have enough youth. How about a fountain of "Smart" #bumperstickers    

Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does. #factoid

Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right while women’s shirts have the buttons on the left #factoid        
Am I talking to a brick wall? #Momism        
First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote                                       

Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI. #factoid
On the ball #englishlanguageidiom      
You know your getting older when Happy Hour is a nap #bumperstickers         
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Growth is the only evidence of life. - John Henry Newman #quote  
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven. ~  Robert A. Heinlein #quotes #cats

You find beauty in ordinary things, do not lose this ability. #fortunecookiesayings  
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ~ Albert Einstein #quote 
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. ~ Albert Einstein #quote                       

Bust your chops ~ To say things intended to harass  #ENGidioms    
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. - Brandeis #quote  
There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses. #factoid    
Children grow faster in the springtime. #factoid  

The number of people staring at you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your actions #bumperstickers  

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. ~ Albert Einstein #quote     
Seven days without laughter makes one weak. ~ Mort Walker #quote    
Ideas are like children; there are none so wonderful as your own. #fortunecookiesayings  
Stupid should hurt #bumperstickers     
Clean up after yourself! #Momism        

You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning within your own. – Eleanor Doan #quote                                      
A meow massages the heart. ~  Stuart McMillan #quotes #cats  
It’s very beautiful over there. ~ Thomas Edison #famouslastwords     
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein #quote   

The most common injury in ten pin bowling is a sore thumb #factoid      
The longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes #factoid

During the reign of Elizabeth I, there was a tax put on men's beards. #factoid  
CAUTION: This car will be left behind during rapture #bumperstickers  
Now, say you're sorry and MEAN it! #Momism   

Do unto others before they do unto you #bumperstickers                                      
What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too? #Momism      
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. #factoid
When all else fails, lower your standards #bumperstickers                                      

I'm with the band #bumperstickers                                      
You will witness a special ceremony. #fortunecookiesayings
Where there's a will, I want to be in it #bumperstickers  
I've had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that's the record . . . ~ Dylan Thomas #famouslastwords

You reveal who you are by what you do with what you have - Unknown #quote                                      
Change breaks the brittle. - Jan Houtema #quote

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward you're always in the same place. ~ Nora Roberts #quote          

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Tell me, What is it You Plan to Do?

If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything. ~ Unknown #quote

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~ Mary Oliver #quote

After dinner, wash the dishes.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Foolish consistencies are the hobgoblins of small minds! ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  #quote

Love is not blind, it sees more not less; But because it sees more it chooses to see less. ~ Unknown #quote

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self. ~ Charles Horton Cooley  #quote

Success and happiness are not destinations, they are exciting, never-ending journeys. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come. ~ Milan Kundera #quote

To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero #quote

It's not the heat I mind... It's the Humanity. ~ Ryan Richards #quote

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. ~ Sidney J. Harris #quote

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. ~ Wallace Stevens #quote

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~ Unknown #quote

You are not the child of the people you call mother and father, but their fellow-adventurer on a bright journey to understand the things that are. ~ Richard Bach #quote

Through humour, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. ~ Bill Cosby #quote

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Neurologically speaking, seeing somebody else smile actually makes you happier. #factoid

I know Kung Fu, karate, and 47 other dangerous words. ~ Unknown #quote

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. ~  Francis Maitland Balfour #quote

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary'  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. #quote

An act against my will is not my act. ~ Unknown #quote

I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvellous that only the marvellous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvellous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. ~ Anaïs Nin #quote

Baby rabbits are called kittens. #factoid

Mandarin:  The name of the fruit feels as though it ought to be Chinese, but may well have come from Swedish. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Bad decisions make good stories. #ModernObservations

Military Intelligence. The greatest oxymoron ever. ~ Unknown #quote

Don't be afraid to take one large step because you can't cross a chasm in two small leaps. ~ Unknown #quote

I'm for capital punishment. You've got to execute people. How else are they going to learn? ~ Mort Sahl #quote

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher. #cleverquotes

If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day. ~ Unknown #quote

Always remember that you are unique, just like everyone else. ~ Unknown #quote

Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. ~ Unknown #quote

When once the right of the individual to liberty and equality is admitted, there is no escape from the conclusion that he alone is entitled to the rewards of his own industry. Any other conclusion would necessarily imply either privilege or servitude. ~ Calvin Coolidge #quote

Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

It can never be satisfied, the mind, never. ~ Wallace Stevens #quote

Drink plenty of water.  When asked what you would like to drink, say, "Water, please".  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett #quote

People never seemed to notice that, by saving time, they were losing something else. No one cared to admit that life was becoming ever poorer, bleaker and more monotonous. The ones who felt this most keenly were the children, because no one had time for them anymore. But time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart. And the more people saved, the less they had. ~ Michael Ende #quote

I have not lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere. ~ Unknown #quote

Only the disciplined are free. ~ James C. Penney #quote

Take out the trash.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

He who thinks by the inch and talks by the yard deserves to be kicked by the foot. ~ Unknown #quote

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. ~ Michael Jordan #quote

Onslaught, from the Dutch aanslag - related to a word in Old High German for a shower. ~ #ENGwordorigins

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater. ~ Unknown #quote 

A goodbye isn't painful unless you're never going to say hello again. ~ Unknown #quote

Sea horses mate for life, are completely faithful and travel together by holding on to each others tails. #factoid

Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them. #cleverquotes

I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you. ~ Unknown #quote