Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Moral Indignation is Jealousy with a Halo

Yesterday I knew nothing today I know that #bumperstickers

TELESCOPE, n.  A device having a relation to the eye similar to that of the telephone to the ear, enabling distant objects to plague us with a multitude of needless details. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E #ENGlanguage

Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis. ~ Pierre Laplace #quote, to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke #quote

HASH, x. There is no definition for this word -- nobody knows what hash is. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The average person thinks he isn't. ~ Father Larry Lorenzoni #quote

Don't be so humble - you are not that great. ~ Golda Meir to a visiting diplomat #quote

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Henry Ford #quote

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. ~ Aristotle #quote

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ~ Ayn Rand #quotes

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. ~ A. E. Housman #poetryquotes

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is. ~ Vince Lombardi #quotes

Bad hair day #ENGexpressions

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. #factoid


A sweet, quiet, sacred, stately seclusion #literaryExpression

Playful, joking banter can be called badinage. #littleUsedENGwords

The cell bodies of neurons vary in diameter from 4 microns (granule cell) to 100 microns (motor neuron in cord). #factoid

Duct tape is like ‘The Force’. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. #sarcasticsayings

That’s all I'm saying and I ain't saying no more #bumperstickers

Chop shops stock chops. #tonguetwister

I am not young enough to know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

An unredeemed dreariness of thought #literaryExpression

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. ~ H. G. Wells #quote

When you discover you've been leading only half a life, the other half is going to haunt you until you develop it. ~ Phillips Brooks #quote

A sense of desolation and disillusionment overwhelmed me #literaryExpression

Are you lying to me? #Momism

CALAMITY, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile! ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde #sarcastic #quote

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. #factoid

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. ~ Francois-Auguste Rodin #quote, when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues
Whoever coined the phrase "Quiet as a mouse" has never stepped on one. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

The earth looked despoiled #literaryExpression

The time interval from first sighting of the iceberg that sank the Titanic to impact was a little over 30 seconds. #factoid
A Leopard Can't Change His Spots:  You cannot change who you are. #ENGidiom

The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

I'm gonna live forever, or die trying. ~ Joseph Heller, Catch 22 #humanNature

I'm not into working out. My philosophy is no pain, no pain. #sliceoflife

Cloud-cuckoo-land #ENGexpressions

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, author, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #quote

Snake/Viper in one's bosom #ENGexpressions

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't ~ Erica Jong #quote

If your ship hasn't come in. Swim out to it #bumperstickers

Bureaucratic Socialism: Your cows are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs the regulations say you should need. #EssenceofPoliticalScience