Monday, 3 April 2017

A Trusty Comrade is Always of Use

In life we don’t get what we want, we get in life what we are. If we want more we have to be able to be more, in order to be more you have to face rejection. ~  Farrah Gray #quote

Take care of things close to home first.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little. Do what you can. ~ Sydney Smith #quote

When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say? ~ George Carlin #quote

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. ~ Chinese #Proverb #quote

Which is crueler, an old man's lost memories of a life lived, or a young man's lost memories of the life he meant to live? ~ Diane Ackerman #quote

We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems. ~ Margaret Mead #quote


The quality of mercy is twice blessed, to those who give, than to those who receive. ~ Unknown #quote

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~ Robert Frost #quote

Pochemuchka ~ The Russian Word for of the smart kids who always contributed to class by asking lots of questions.  #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

Hanging one scoundrel, it appears, does not deter the next. Well, what of it? The first one is at least disposed of. ~ H.L. Mencken #quote




A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top . ~ Unknown #quote

Put yourself in someone else's shoes, if you find it hurting you then it probably hurts them too. ~ Unknown #quote

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

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki #quote




He is not deemed to give consent who is under a mistake. ~ Unknown #quote

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

Worms communicate by snuggling. #factoid

The book cover to the prize winning short story collection, Spellbound, was chosen because author, Joel Willans, bought his wife’s engagement ring with poker winnings. #factoid

Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~ Unknown #quote








Use exact change. #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

If dogs could talk, perhaps we'd find it just as hard to get along with them as we do people. ~ Karel Caprek #quote

Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero #quote

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. #ModernObservations


Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.~ Trey Parker and Matt Stone #quote

There are some things in life where it's better to receive than to give, and massage is one of them. ~ Al Michaels #quote

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.~ George Santayana #quote

See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. ~ Douglas Adams #quote



The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust  #quote

It's not hard to meet expenses, they're everywhere. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance. ~ Unknown #quote

I still feel the need of some imperishable bliss. ~ Wallace Stevens #quote

The car has become the exoskeleton - the protective and aggressive shell - of urban and suburban man. ~ Marshall McLuhan #quote

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.~ Unknown #quote

Personally, I'd be delighted to live in a country where happily married gay couples had closets full of assault weapons. ~ Glenn Reynolds #quote

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. ~ Elie Wiesel #quote

Schadenfreude ~ the pleasure derived from watching another person's failure or misfortune.  #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou #quote


Oh, a trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

A man wrapped up in himself makes a small package. ~ Unknown #quote

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again ~ AndrΓ© Gide #quote

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. ~ Unknown #quote

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. ~ Marcel Proust #quote

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.~ Henry Winkler #quote

All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time. ~ Mitch Albom #quote

Hikikomori ~ The Japanese term for someone who has withdrawn from the world and lives their existence solely through online gaming and other distractions. #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. #factoid #collectivenouns

There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle anything permanently. We still have to prove our worth anew each day; we have to prove that we are as good today as we were yesterday. But when we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote