Monday, 3 July 2017

Nobody Trips over Mountains

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired. #ModernObservations

Regatta, from Venetian dialect, it originally signified any kind of contest. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Foolish consistencies are the hobgoblins of small minds! ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

If you're gonna go, go obnoxiously. #cleverquotes

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. ~ Unknown #Quote

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world. ~ George Bernard Shaw #Quote

Many lick before they bite. ~ #Proverb

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

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. ~ General George S. Patton #Quote

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. ~ Groucho Marx #Quote

Birds of a feather flock together. ~ #Proverb

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. ~ Alex Karras #Quote

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. ~ Albert Einstein #Quote

People who enjoy waving flags don't deserve to have one. ~ Banksy, Wall and Piece #Quote

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. ~ Ellen Glasgow #Quote

The biggest reason against public transportation: the public. ~ Mark Denovich #quote

I had rather take my chance that some traitors will escape detection than spread abroad a spirit of general suspicion and distrust, which accepts rumour and gossip in place of undismayed and unintimidated inquiry. ~ Learned Hand, appellate judge #quote

You are you, and I am I, and I got the better deal.  ~ Jon Carroll #quote

Zero, whose immediate source is French or Italian, but its origins are in Arabic - and before that in the Sanskrit word sunya, which meant both ''nothing" and ''desert". ~ #ENGwordorigins

Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

I have missed more than 9000 shots. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordon #quote

Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question 'How?' but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question 'Why?'~ Erwin Chargaff  #quote

The grass may be greener on the other side, but it's just as hard to cut. ~ Little Richard #quote

Seduce my mind, ensnare my heart, capture my soul, and my body is yours completely. ~ Unknown #quote

Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~ Unknown #quote

No man can lose what he never had. ~ Izaak Walton  #quote

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient; nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in a fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient; and looking upon them only as sick and extravagant. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca, philosopher (3 BCE ~65 CE)  #quote

The kingdom of Bhutan use ‘gross national happiness’ as a key national indicator. #factoid

We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived. ~ M. Scott Peck #quote

A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. ~ Unknown #quote

Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. ~ Unknown #quote

It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.~ Elizabeth Taylor #quote

Every year, millions of trees grow thanks to squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts. #factoid

I'm certainly not an expert, but Tim and I just celebrated 17 years together, which in Hollywood years I think is 45. ~ Susan Saradon in Chicago Sun-Times #quote

Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised. ~ William Hale White #Quote

I'm normal. It's everyone else that's weird. ~ Author Unknown #Quote

Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. ~ Sandar McNab #quote

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. ~ H.L. Mencken #quote

A healthy family is sacred territory. ~ Unknown #quote

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. ~ James Allen #quote

Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked. ~ Patanjali #quote

It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything. ~ Unknown #quote

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. ~ James Thurber #Quote

Positive anything is better than negative thinking ~ Elbert Hubbard #Quote

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly. ~ Antonio Porchia #Quote

People who forward e-mail without deleting the tons of previous recipients should be shot and then tarred and feathered. #ModernObservations

You can't be late until you show up. #cleverquotes

If you think things can't get worse it's probably only because you lack sufficient imagination. #cleverquotes

A fellow can't keep people from having a bad opinion of him, but he can keep them from being right about it. ~ Unknown #quote

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. ~ Robert Frost #quote

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.  Ask any Indian.  ~ Robert Orben  (Speechwriter for President Ford) #quote

Imagine what you would like to see happen, and then don't do anything to make it impossible. #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

To live is to go on a journey; to die is to come back home. ~ Unknown #quote

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off #quote

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

One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be. ~ Wallace Stevens #quote

Teach children to be polite and courteous in the home, and, when he grows up, he will never be able to edge his car onto a freeway. ~ Unknown #quote

He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit. ~ Unknown #quote

If the point of life is the same as the point of a story, the point of life is character transformation. If I got any comfort as I set out on my first story, it was that in nearly every story, the protagonist is transformed. He's a jerk at the beginning and nice at the end, or a coward at the beginning and brave at the end. If the character doesn't change, the story hasn't happened yet. And if story is derived from real life, if story is just condensed version of life then life itself may be designed to change us so that we evolve from one kind of person to another. ~ Donald Miller #quote

Operator! Give me the number for 911. ~ Homer Simpson  #quote

On the day of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. had a pillow-fight in his motel room. #factoid

To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so. ~ Unknown #quote