Friday, 24 January 2014

In the Face of Smarting Disillusions



Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

The Eiffel Tower has 1792 steps. #factoid

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

We all live under the same sky, but we don't see the same horizon. #oneliners

Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. ~ John Updike #quote

Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers. ~ Greek #Proverb

Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. #oneliners

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. #truefactsoflife

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. ~ Oscar Wilde #quotes


WILDFOWL ~ A BUNCH, TRIP or PLUMP of wildfowl; A KNOB of wildfowl (less than 30) #factoid #collectivenouns

You see, evil always contains the seeds of its own destruction. It is ultimately negative, and therefore encompasses its downfall even at its moments of apparent triumph. No matter how grandiose, how well-planned, how apparently foolproof an evil plan, the inherent sinfulness will by definition rebound upon its instigators. No matter how apparently successful it may seem upon the way, at the end it will wreck itself. It will founder upon the rocks of iniquity and sink headfirst to vanish without trace into the seas of oblivion. ~ Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch #quote



Music is a safe kind of high. ~ Jimi Hendrix #quote

The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth. #factoid

AMBITION, n. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your kids #bumperstickers

REASON, v.i. To weight probabilities in the scales of desire. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Minds, like parachutes, only function when they are open. #oneliners

Even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until he starts to work. #oneliners

A closed mind is a good thing to lose. #oneliners

Two Sisters Reunite after Eighteen Years at Checkout Counter #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines


We don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. #oneliners

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~ Thomas Alva Edison #quote
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you. - Adlai E. Stevenson #quotes

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. ~ Chinese #Proverb #quote

Mistakes are proof that you are trying #bumperstickers

I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Who got it, did get it; and who left it, did regret it. ~ Algerian #Proverb

It's always too early to quit. ~ Norman Vincent Peale #quotes

TRUTH, n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

My god can beat up your god #bumperstickers

REPOSE, v.i. To cease from troubling. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

In the face of smarting disillusions #literaryExpression


Child's Stool Great for Use in Garden #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

History is a selective interpretation of events designed to justify those currently in power. #oneliners

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

I don't believe you can do today's job with yesterday's methods and be in business tomorrow. ~ Nelson Jackson #quote



TEDIUM, n. Ennui, the state or condition of one that is bored. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Dating back to the 1600s, thermometers were filled with brandy instead of mercury. #factoid

RUMOUR, n. A favourite weapon of the assassins of character.~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Fat people are harder to kidnap. #oneliners


PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky #quote

If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing', we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle. ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons. ~ George T. Hewitt #quote

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

The best things in life aren't things. ~ Art Buchwald #quote

Learn from other people's mistakes, life isn't long enough to make them all yourself. #oneliners

Miners Refuse to Work after Death #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. #factoid