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