Tuesday, 30 June 2015

All the Fools are on the Same Side

Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost ~ Terry Brooks #quote

Better to bend than to break. ~ Indian #Proverb

Being right is highly overrated; even a stopped clock is right twice a day. #oneliners

DELUSION, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. ~ #OneLiner

A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is the statement of an agreeable untruth. ~ Sir John A. MacDonald #quote

The contented person is never poor. #oneliners

Success is relative - the more success, the more relatives. #oneliners

There is no right way to do the wrong thing. ~ Harry H. Harrison, Jr., author, 1001 Things Your Kids Should See and Do (or Else They'll Never Leave Home) #quote

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~ Aristotle #quotes

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. ~ William Shakespeare #quote

Nature's laws are the invisible government of the earth. ~ Alfred Armand Montapert #quote

Flea Market: A swap meet. A place where people gather to buy and sell inexpensive goods. #ENGidiom

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Caustic: corrosive, sarcastic; a corrosive substance  #ExquisiteAdjectives

Laughter is like changing a baby's diaper; it doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes thing more acceptable for awhile. #oneliners

It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. #oneliners

A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. ~ Friedrich Neitzsche #quote

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. ~ Jesse Owens #quotes

MARTYR, n. One who moves along the line of least reluctance to a desired death. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

A sense of humour is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself. ~ Clifton Paul Fadiman #quotes

Put one's foot in one's mouth  #englishlanguageidiom

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death. ~ Dave Barry #quote

TREE, n. A tall vegetable intended by nature to serve as a penal apparatus, though through a miscarriage of justice most trees bear only a negligible fruit, or none at all. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

You can't make your candle burn brighter by blowing out the other fellow's. #oneliners

Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it. #oneliners

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side. #oneliners

Shared suffering brings people together faster than anything else does. #oneliners

SELF-ESTEEM, n. An erroneous appraisement. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The telephone country code for Russia is 007. #factoid

The best writing is rewriting. ~ E. B. White #quote

In all three Godfather films, when you see oranges, there is a death (or a very close call) coming up soon. #factoid

GLUTTON, n. A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

It's good to have money and all the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. ~ George Horace Lorimer #quote

Deaf mute gets new hearing in killing #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Hocus Pocus: In general, a term used in magic or trickery. #ENGidiom

Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called 'passing the buck'? ~ In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would 'pass the buck' to the next player. #factoid

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. #factoid

Clutch at the very heart of the usurping mediocrity #literaryExpression

The definition of virtue: Insufficient temptation. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Are your legs tired? Because you been running through my mind ALL day long. #oneliners

There are two godheads: the world and my independent I.
I am either happy or unhappy, that is all. It can be said: good or evil do not exist. A man who is happy must have no fear. Not even in the face of death. Only a man who lives not in time but in the present is happy. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein #quote

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Friday, 19 June 2015

She Hugged the Thought of her own Unknown

Hell is a half-filled auditorium. ~ Robert Frost #quote

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. #observationalHumour

A sense of repression was upon her #literaryExpression

Suffered to languish in obscurity #literaryExpression

The dying day lies beautiful in the tender glow of the evening #literaryExpression

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~ Albert Eintein #quote

The irresistible and ceaseless onflow of time #literaryExpression

Affecting a tone of gayety #literaryExpression

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Covered with vegetation in wild luxuriance #literaryExpression

Tie the knot: To get married. #ENGidiom

Efficacious: producing a desired effect #ExquisiteAdjectives

Who are your favourite writers? #JournalWritingIdeas

Tenderness breathed from her #literaryExpression

Doctor's say I have a multiple personality, but we don't agree with that #bumperstickers

Sheer superfluity of happiness #literaryExpression

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:  Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything. #ENGidiom

Haughtiness and arrogance were largely attributed to him #literaryExpression

A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge. ~ Dave Barry #quote

If you received any sum of money as a gift, what would you do with it? #JournalWritingIdeas

Her mind was a store-house of innocuous anecdote #literaryExpression

The general effect was of extraordinary lavish profusion #literaryExpression

Geese - a gaggle or flock of geese; a skein, team or wedge of geese (in the air); a plump of geese (on water). #factoid #collectivenoun

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

People with expressive faces often end up with wrinkles in their glabella—the space between the eyebrows. #littleUsedENGwords

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather. #factoid

She was gripped with a sense of suffocation and panic #literaryExpression

She hugged the thought of her own unknown and unapplauded integrity #literaryExpression

Cockroaches ~ An Intrusion of cockroaches. #factoid  #collectivenouns
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings'. ~ Dave Barry #quote

Boar (Wild) ~ A Sounder or Singular of wild boar. #factoid #collectivenouns

The diameter of Earth is 12,756 km (7,926 miles) #factoids

A sort of stunned incredulity #literaryExpression

His reputation had withered #literaryExpression

He threw out phrases of ill-humour #literaryExpression

It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts the most. ~ Adlai Stevenson #quote

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days. #ENGidiom

A person who seems to have all the answers usually isn't listening. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer #quote

The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas! #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Don't Love the Things You Own

Don't love the things you own, lest they own you. #oneliners

Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit, for I am sick when I do look on thee. ~ From A Midsummer Night's Dream. #ShakespeareInsults

Ideas are funny little things; they won't work unless you do. #oneliners

You will find that the only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort. ~ Norton Juster #quote

Don't find fault, find a remedy. ~ Henry Ford #quote

Is this is a dream? O, if it be a dream, Let me sleep on, and do not wake me yet! ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #quote

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? #JustaJoke

Don't marry for money - you can borrow it cheaper. #oneliners

Baby: A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. #oneliners

In the end, everything is a gag. ~ Charlie Chaplin #quote

Every true genius is bound to be naive. ~ Friedrich Schiller #quotes

Baker's Dozen: Thirteen. #ENGidiom

More people I meet, more I like my dog #bumperstickers

A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking. #oneliners

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins. #factoid

A thousand evanescent memories of happy days [evanescent = vanishing like vapour] #literaryExpression

He would make a lovely corpse. ~ Charles Dickens #quote
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ~ E. B. White #quotes

Beauty is whatever gives joy. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay #quote

You had the power all along my dear. ~ Glinda the Good Witch. #quote

One of the surest hindrances to the recovery of the sick is the centring of attention upon themselves. ~ Ellen White #quote

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #quote

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. ~ Sa’Di #quote

Approximately two-thirds of people tip their head to the right when they kiss #factoid

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quotes

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. ~ Epictetus #quote

We do three kinds of jobs, cheap, quick, and good. #oneliners

On The Fence: Undecided. #ENGidiom

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. #oneliners

Don't let people drive you crazy when it is within walking distance. #oneliners

But you who are strong and swift, see that you do not limp before the lame, deeming it kindness. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet #quote

A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

GEOGRAPHER, n. A chap who can tell you offhand the difference between the outside of the world and the inside. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Scot-free: To escape and not have to pay. #ENGidiom

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep. ~ Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on Larry King Live #quote

People may not always believe what you say, but they will believe what you do. #oneliners

One of the ceaseless wonders of the world is the power of a smile. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes #quote

Dutch, on average are the tallest people #factoid

Success is getting up just one more time than you fall down. #oneliners

Sometimes it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission. #oneliners

The expression to 'knuckle down' originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots #quote #ENGlanguage

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. ~ Alfred Adler #quote

Many who burnt heretics in the ordinary way of their business were otherwise excellent people. ~ G. M. Trevelyan, Bias in History #quote

How can I lose to such an idiot? ~   A shout from chess master Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935) #quote