Wednesday, 25 January 2017

And This is the Forbidden Truth

PROOF, n. Evidence having a shade more of plausibility than of unlikelihood. The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Scooby Doo holds the record for the most episodes of a cartoon comedy series (350) #factoid

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. ~ Albert Camus #quote

My "check engine" light came on the other day. I popped the hood, and looked, the engine is STILL there! Silly light . #JustaJoke

If voting could really change things; it would be illegal. #oneliners

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas Edison #quote

You laugh because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same. #oneliners

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. #factoid

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction. ~ General Douglas MacArthur #quote

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ~ Plato #quote

One thing you learn when you've lived as long as I have - people aren't all good, and people aren't all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I'm pleased to be in the light. ~ Neal Shusterman, Unwind #quote

Sheep - a flock, herd, hirsel, pack, drove or trip of sheep; a mob of sheep (australian) #factoid #collectivenouns

Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. ~ Robert J. Oppenheimer (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion) #quote

He who stands for nothing, falls for anything. #oneliners

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers #FunnyNewspaper

PUSH, n. One of the two things mainly conducive to success, especially in politics. The other is Pull. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Sprinkle joy. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower #quotes

Peace begins with a smile. ~ Mother Teresa #quotes

He could even think about how fast he was thinking about things. ~ Dave Barry #quote

And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices. ~ Joyce Carol Oates #quote

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

The gods too are fond of a joke. ~ Aristotle #quote

Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly who's walk is this anyway? #dogpetpeeves

ARCHITECT, n. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind.  No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind.  I create my own reality and everyone in it. ~ Louise Hay #quote

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. #factoid

It is hard to face the problem, when the problem is your face. #oneliners

Miners refuse to work after death #FunnyNewspaper

The deepest waters make the least noise. ~ Guatemalan #Proverb

RASCALITY, n. Stupidity militant. The activity of a clouded intellect. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

DEPENDENT, adj. Reliant upon another's generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Worry is interest paid in advance for a debt you may never owe. #oneliners

If you didn't get caught, did you really do it #bumperstickers

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. #paraprosdokian

Contingencies have tendencies to become dependencies. ~ W. Thomas McQueeney #quote

I desire that we be better strangers. ~ From As You Like It. #ShakespeareInsults

Humans are like tea bags… they never realize their strength until they are put in hot water. #oneliners

We cannot always build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt #quote

Nothing is so fatiguing as the hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~ William James #quote

Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves. ~ Lawrence LeShan #quote

EMOTION, n. A prostrating disease caused by a determination of the heart to the head. It is sometimes accompanied by a copious discharge of hydrated chloride of sodium from the eyes. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

Experience teaches only the teachable. ~ Aldous Huxley #quotes

COWARD, n. One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Doing a thing wrong for a long period of time gives it the superficial appearance of being right. #oneliners

Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. ~ Will Rogers #quote

You only have one chance to make a first impression. #oneliners

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. ~ Paul Valery #poetryquotes