Saturday, 26 November 2016

True Friends Stab You in the Front

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all. ~ Edward de Bono #quote

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

The conversation became desultory [desultory = haphazardly; random] #literaryExpression

Be of use, but don't be used. #oneliners

Funny Farm: A mental institutional facility. #ENGidiom

A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five. ~ Groucho Marx #sarcastic #quote

There is enough in the world for everyone’s need; there is not enough for everyone’s greed. ~ Mohandas Gandhi #quote

EJECTION, n. An approved remedy for the disease of garrulity. It is also much used in cases of extreme poverty. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

True friends stab you in the front. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

We can't always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt #quote

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. ~ Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) #quote

I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it #bumperstickers

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them. #oneliners

QUEEN, n. A woman by whom the realm is ruled when there is a king, and through whom it is ruled when there is not. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~ Mark Twain #quote

A conference is a gathering of important people who individually can't do anything but together can decide that nothing can be done. #oneliners

GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. ~ Indira Gandhi #humanNature

Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary. #factoid

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. ~ Malayan #Proverb

Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing. #factoid

Save the whales. Collect the whole set #justajoke

German chocolate cake is named after an American who had the last name 'German'. #factoid

I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. ~ Steven Spielberg #quote

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. #factoid

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. #OneLiner

RETALIATION, n.  The natural rock upon which is reared the Temple of Law. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #quote

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Elephant Ear - a dessert made of fried dough, usually topped with lemon juice and cinnamon sugar, also called Beaver Tail or Whale's Tail. #CanadianSlang

We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ Vince Lombardi #quote

Pride is something we have… vanity is something others have. #oneliners

HONOURABLE, adj. Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legislative bodies it is customary to mention all members as honourable; as, "the honourable gentleman is a scurvy cur." ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #quote

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Against Stupidity, the Gods Themselves Contend in Vain

You can outdistance that which is running after you but not what is running inside you. ~ Rwandan #Proverb

We are all atheists about most of the gods humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. ~ Richard Dawkins #quote

Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven. #oneliners

Be thankful for problems… If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. #oneliners

Lend Me Your Ear: To politely ask for someone's full attention. #ENGidiom

If I had my life to live over I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. #sliceoflife

Of all the days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted. ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort, 1741-1794, French writer #quote

Man doeth this and doeth that from the good or evil of his heart; but he knows not to what end his sense doth prompt him; for when he strikes he is blind to where the blow shall fall, nor can he count the airy threads that weave the web of circumstance. Good and evil, love and hate, night and day, sweet and bitter, man and woman, heaven above and the earth beneath--all those things are needful, one to the other, and who knows the end of each? ~ H. Rider Haggard, She #quote

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JEALOUS, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~ E. Hubbard #quote

Watch your words; they become actions. #oneliners

On The Same Page: When multiple people all agree on the same thing. #ENGidiom

Don't count the days, make the days count. ~ Mohammed Ali #quote

Its not that I'm afraid to die.  I just don't wanna be there when it happens. #bumperstickers

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise. ~ W. B. Yeats #quote

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or colour is like living in Alaska and being against snow. ~ William Faulkner #quote

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~ Martin Luther King #quote

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment. #oneliners

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. ~ Dave Barry #quote

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Incendiary: inflammatory, spontaneously combustible, hot #ExquisiteAdjectives

Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds -- a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Non-smoking area: If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action. #oneliners

Anger begins with folly, and ends with regret. #fortunecookiesayings

As men get older, the toys get more expensive. ~ Marvin Davis #quotes

Dilatory: causing delay, tardy #ExquisiteAdjectives

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. #oneliners

Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain. ~ Friedrich von Schiller #quote

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it. ~ Moses Hadas #quote

Tell me,' asked Stas, 'what is a wicked deed?' 'If anyone takes away Kali's cow,' he answered after a brief reflection, 'that then is a wicked deed.' 'Excellent!' exclaimed Stas, 'and what is a good one?' This time the answer came without any reflection: 'If Kali takes away the cow of somebody else, that is a good deed.' Stas was too young to perceive that similar views of evil and good deeds were enunciated in Europe not only by politicians but by whole nations. ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness #quote

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful. ~ Warren Buffet #quote

You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. ~ Yogi Berra #quote

Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday. ~ Woody Allen #quote

Sixth Sense: A paranormal sense that allows you to communicate with the dead. #ENGidiom

Whatever ought to be, can be. ~ James Rouse #quotes

Saturday, 19 November 2016

I Think it Would Be a Good Idea

Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other 'undesirable' side, the bad and the black. That is a big question. If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings, there should not be any war. As long as a person is involved with warfare, trying to defend or attack, then his action is not sacred; it is mundane, dualistic, a battlefield situation. ~ Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism #quote

British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

You have the right to say no to anything when you feel you are not ready for or if it is not safe. #personalbillofrights #quote

Better a good heart than a fair face. ~ Japenese #Proverb

PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Your Guess Is As Good As Mine: I have no idea. #ENGidiom

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart. #oneliners

Kindness has converted more sinners, than zeal, eloquence or learning. ~ F. W. Faber #quote

Always remember that the future comes one day at a time. ~ Dean Acheson #quotes

Insidious: subtle, seductive, treacherous #ExquisiteAdjectives

The impossible is often the untried. ~  Jim Goodwin #quote

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley #quote 

Hospitals are Sued by Seven Foot Doctors #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Pervasive: widespread #ExquisiteAdjectives

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. ~ Elvis Presley #quote

All Greek to me: Meaningless and incomprehensible like someone who cannot read, speak, or understand any of the Greek language would be. #ENGidiom

We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police. #oneliners

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

IMAGINATION, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. ~ Victor Hugo #quote

I think it would be a good idea. ~ Mahatma Gandhi when asked what he thought of Western civilization #quote

No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood. #oneliners

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand: Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out. #ENGidiom

Humour is an almost physiological response to fear. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt #quote

HOSPITALITY, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

It is always the ones who talk loudest who do the least. #oneliners

Life is full of surprises; just say "never" and you'll see. #oneliners

Bureaucracy: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

People never say, "It's only a game", when they're winning. #oneliners

Saying remains meaningless until they are embodied in actions. ~ Kahlil Gibran #quote

Variety Is The Spice Of Life: The more experiences you try the more exciting life can be. #ENGidiom

Talent is useless without training, thank God. ~ Mark Twain #quote

People with true character show it when nobody else is present. #oneliners

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. ~ Steven Wright #poetryquotes

Don't seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise: seek what they sought. ~ Basho #quote

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. - Ralph Waldo Emerson #quotes

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. ~ Louis E. Boone #quote

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man. ~ Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell #quote
Don't be irreplaceable -- if you can't be replaced, you won't be promoted. #oneliners

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. ~ William Hazlitt #poetryquotes

Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were. ~ #OneLiner 

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men. ~ Roald Dahl #quote

Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot. #humanNature

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi #quote

Friday, 11 November 2016

Since the Beginning of Recorded History

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The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem. ~ Aaron Kilbourn #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ~ Francis A. Walker #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

Impacts of War: The Real Price of Conflicts
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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

If we don't end war, war will end us. ~ H. G. Wells #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~ William Penn #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. ~ Louis Pasteur #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

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The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~ Benjamin Disraeli #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. ~ William Havard #quote ☮ #RemembranceDay

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