Sunday, 19 March 2017

You Can Only Love Those You Know

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why. #factoid

People may be persuaded that the machine is doing good. In fact, good is only capable of being done on a small scale. Evil is more versatile. You can hate those you have never seen, all the vast multitudes of them, but you can only love those you know — and that with difficulty. ~ John Christopher, Sweeney's Island #quote

Mozart was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave. #factoid

I can not and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. ~ Lillian Hellman #quote

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo. #IwantToGoBackInTime

Freedom is doing what you know is right without fear. #oneliners

He who can take no interest in what is small, will take false interest in what is great. #oneliners

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #quote

CONSULT, v.i. To seek another's disapproval of a course already decided on. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Dreams are necessary to life. ~ Anais Nin #quote

Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Don't worry about life; you're not going to survive it, anyway #bumperstickers

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up ’cause they’re looking for ideas. ~ Paula Poundstone #quote

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. ~ Mae West #quote


Moody responded "I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it. #oneliners"

PRUDE, n. A bawd hiding behind the back of her demeanour. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote



Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I'd been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts. ~ Ian Fleming, Casino Royale #quote

Pop corn was invented by the Aztec Indians #factoid

No heaven will not ever be Heaven be;
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
~  Unknown #quotes #cats

Militarianism: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you. #EssenceofPoliticalScience



There is nothing permanent except change. ~ Heraditus #quote

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. ~ Alec Bourne #quote

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation, by what you fall for. ~ Robert Quillen #quote

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke #quote

INJUSTICE, n. A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote


Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’ ~ Mary Anne Radmacher #quote

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself. #oneliners

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you. ~ Tom Hopkins #quotes




Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Fred Brooks #quotes

Why? is the query of a skeptic; "How?" is the question of a person who wants to believe. ~ J Tilse #quote

May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you are dead. ~ Irish #Proverb

Take time to relax especially when you don't have time for it. ~ Sydney J Harris #quote

You can't get to the top by sitting on your bottom. #oneliners

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection...again. #truefactsoflife

It's lonely at the top, but you eat better #bumperstickers




My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. #oneliners

If you think this week was a drag, wait till you see what happens next week #bumperstickers

Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your ass and open the door. #truefactsoflife

Note on a door: Out to lunch; if not back by five, out for dinner also. #oneliners

The lance ceased to be an official battle weapon in the British Army in 1927. #factoid




FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favours to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Pumice is the only rock that floats in water #factoid

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. ~ Publilius Syrus #quotes

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. ~ Mark Strand #poetryquotes

Who gossips to you will gossip of you. ~ Turkish #Proverb

Pol-I-Tics: poli meaning many, ticks meaning small blood sucking parasites #bumperstickers

It is better to be 5 minutes late than dead for 5 minutes. ~ John Leighton #quote

If a man is called to be a street-sweeper he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say: "Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well". ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote


The axe soon forgets, but the tree always remembers. ~ Shona saying #quote

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say. #oneliners