Saturday, 25 February 2017

Be Courteous to All

CONGRATULATION, n. The civility of envy. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

You sound reasonable... Time to up the medication. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something. #oneliners

Make No Bones About: To state a fact so there are no doubts or objections. #ENGidiom

We hire attitude, we teach functionality. ~ Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines co-founder #quote

The metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimetre bullet. ~ Dave Barry #quote

We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough? ~ Niels Bohr #quote

IMPROVIDENCE, n. Provision for the needs of to-day from the revenues of to-morrow. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

"Skepticisms" is the longest word that alternates hands on a qwerty keyboard. #factoid

There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself. ~ Lemony Snicket #quote

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. ~ George Washington #quotes

Youth is when we are always hunting greener pastures, and middle age is when we can barely mow the one we've got. #oneliners
Hell is other people. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre #quote

IMPENITENCE, n. A state of mind intermediate in point of time between sin and punishment. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Beauty is quite different from charm, beauty is what you notice in a woman, charm is when a woman notices you. #oneliners

ABSENTEE, n. A person with an income who has had the forethought to remove himself from the sphere of exaction. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it. #oneliners

A mien and aspect singularly majestic    [mien = bearing or manner] #literaryExpression

PARDON, v. To remit a penalty and restore to the life of crime. To add to the lure of crime the temptation of ingratitude. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. #factoid

Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

ENOUGH, pro. All there is in the world if you like it. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

One of the most important things in communication is to hear what is not being said. ~ Peter Drucker #quote

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. ~ Edith Wharton #quote

Be who you are and say what you feel: because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr. Suess #quote

OPPORTUNITY, n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If I want your opinion, I'll ask you to fill out the necessary forms. #oneliners

Been there, done that and have the tee-shirt to prove it. #oneliners

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote

Wisdom begins in wonder. ~ Socrates #quotes

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach #quotes

Your temper is the only thing you can lose and still have. #oneliners

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. ~ Oprah Winfrey #quote

POETRY, n. A form of expression peculiar to the Land beyond the Magazines. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done. #oneliners

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Selfish Protests

Picture taken downtown Cuenca, Ecuador

I'd rather be a free man in my grave
  Than living as a puppet or a slave 
           ~ Jimmy Cliff #quote           

Sunday, 19 February 2017

You Have Such a February Face

I decided to take an aerobics class. I bent, twisted, gyrated and jumped up and down for an hour… but by the time I got my leotards on the class was over. #JustaJoke

The word "modem" is a contraction of the words "modulate, demodulate." (MOdulate DEModulate) #factoid

You have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness. ~ From Much Ado About Nothing. #ShakespeareInsults

Whoever follows a crowd will never be followed by a crowd. #oneliners

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

Life is much like writing in ink : All you can do is read over your past and look forward to a blank page for your future that will soon be filled with words that can never be erased. ~ Gabe Suico #quote

Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others. ~ Confucius #quote

We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't know. ~ Dr. Larry Lea #quote

Kindness: a language the deaf can hear, the blind can see, and the mute can speak. #oneliners

Nova Scotia is Latin for 'New Scotland'. #factoid

You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any. ~ Bill Cosby #quote

Even though a marriage is made in heaven, the maintenance work has to be done here on earth! #oneliners

All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

ORTHODOX, n. An ox wearing the popular religious joke. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. ~ Robert Orben #quote

LSD melts your mind, not in your hand #oneliner

CONSERVATIVE, n. A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Cleverly Disguised As A Responsible Adult #bumperstickers

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quotes

My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. ~ Jacob M. Braude #quote

PERSEVERANCE, n. A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? ~ Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) #quote

Cut to the Chase: Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point. #ENGidiom

Never interrupt your opponent while he is making a mistake ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

... true evil needs no reason to exist, it simply is and feeds upon itself. ~ E.A. Bucchianeri, A Compendium of Essays: Purcell, Hogarth and Handel, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Andrew Lloyd Webber #quote

I'm in shape. Round is a shape. #sliceoflife

i'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart ~ E.E. Cummings #quote

As for Doing-good...I have tried it fairly, and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution. ~ Henry David Thoreau, The Portable Thoreau #quote

Love, like paint, can make things beautiful when you spread it, but it simply dries up when you don't use it. #oneliners

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. ~ Bill Copeland #quote

REFORM, v. A thing that mostly satisfies reformers opposed to reformation. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Democracy is three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. #oneliners

PATRIOT, n. One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Why is "abbreviation" such a long word #bumperstickers

A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be. #oneliners

If there is no enemy within, the enemy out side can do us no harm. ~ African #Proverb

For every human problem there is a solution that is simple, neat and wrong. ~ H.L. Mencken #humanNature

He Who Hesitates Is Not Only Lost But Miles From The Next Exit #bumperstickers

Friday, 17 February 2017

Ain't It Just Like the Night

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. ~ Richard Lewis #quote

We all have two choices; we can make a living or we can design a life. ~ Jim Rohn #quote

There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation. ~ Jim Rohn #quote

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. ~ Oprah Winfrey #quote

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~ Confucius #quote

Luck is the residue of design. ~ Branch Rickey #quote former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team

Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world. #InspirationalQuote

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. ~ Aristotle Onassis #quote

Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now. #InspirationalQuote

Even the great get greater by doing more of it. ~ Colleen Wainwright #quote

But the first lesson reading teaches is how to be alone. ~ Jonathan Franzen #quote

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! ~ Doctor Who #quotes

I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty. ~ Thomas Jefferson #quote

I don't understand why I'm not dead. When your heartbreaks, you should die ~ Tony Kushner #quote

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote

Jajabor (Bengali) A person whose status in society is lower than of a homeless beggar on the streets due to his acts of continuous stupidity. #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant. ~ Richard J. Ferris, president of United Airlines #quote

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. ~ Jamie Paolinetti #quote

Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen. ~ Unknown #quote

Uniqueness is wasted on youth. Like fine wine or a solid flossing habit, you'll be grateful for it when you're older. ~ Sloane Crosley #quote

Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1. ~ Unknown #quote

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important. ~ Eugene McCarthy #quote

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. ~ H. H. Munro (Saki) #quote

Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute. #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

We've got to believe in our beautiful impossible blueprints. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. ~ John Lennon #quote

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. ~ Plato #quote

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ~ Mark Twain #quote

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. ~ Harold Wilson #quote

Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin' to be so quiet? ~ Bob Dylan #quotes

We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world. ~ Terence McKenna #quote

Find what causes a commotion in your heart. Find a way to write about that. ~ Richard Ford #quote

The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. ~ Matthew Arnold #quote

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder. #InspirationalQuote

Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy. ~ Aristotle #quote

You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. ~ Adolph Monod #quote

Cellar Smeller- a young man who always turns up where there’s free liquor to be had.  #FlapperSlang

It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company. #InspirationalQuote

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

Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. ~ Unknown #quote

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless. ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote