aphorisms

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  1. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" while searching for a large rock-----attributed to Will Rogers


    It is not easy knowing you owe your very existence to other peoples' stupidity

    When it is your outfit being ambushed it does not seem like a low intensity conflict

    Reform in haste, repent at leisure
     
  2. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin Moderator

    Sincerity is key. Once you learn to fake that you’ve got it made.
     
  3. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    If you ever see 10 troubles coming down the road you can be sure nine of them will run into the ditch before reaching you------Cal Coolidge

    Most catastrophes start well
     
  4. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin Moderator

    Forgiveness is the release of all hope for a better past.
     
  5. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits----Einstein

    The Texas legislature is where good intentions run out of gas

    human blunder usually does more to shape history than evil---AJP Taylor
     
  6. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    The Texas Legislature meets every two years for 140 days. We'd all be better off it were the other way around. -- Cactus Pryor
     
  7. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    wedged as we are between two eternities of idleness, there is no excuse for being idle now------------Anthony Burgess
     
  8. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

    Advice on handling ambiguous traffic yield situations: "You win or I win is fine. We just don't want a tie."
     
  9. Bevo1970

    Bevo1970 100+ Posts

    This post was made just before the new platform was added. Post as normal after it if you wish.

    FridayNiteLites
    (1000+ posts)
    02/11/15 01:14 PM
    Re: aphorisms

    Things which hurt, instruct.

    Ben Franklin
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  10. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    when I see ten problems coming down the road I know that nine will go into the ditch before reaching me
     
  11. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    It's one I made up myself, advising urbane friends on dealing with small town lawyers and businessmen. "Just cause he's talkin' slow doesn't mean he's thinkin' slow."
     
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  12. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

    ~Benjamin Franklin
     
  13. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Messier than a small town divorce

    She spent money like a whaler in port

    love is an agreement between two people to overestimate each other

    Spontaneity is all the more powerful when it is the result of long and careful work-Francois Truffaut

    He learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones--AJP Taylor

    Nothing is inevitable until it happens
     
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  14. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Hager Hair Baby

    Be careful about criticizing your spouse's choices. You're one of them.
     
  15. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    a toothpick is an edited christmas tree

    the braver the bird, the fatter the cat

    history is a confused consensus of unreliable eyewitness accounts---fernando pessoa
     
  16. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    it is drier than the front porch in hell

    a little bribery can cut a lot of red tape
     
  17. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there

    —Lewis Carroll
     
  18. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 2,500+ Posts

    Never take investment advice from someone who has to work for a living.
     
  19. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 2,500+ Posts

    Journalists cannot grasp that what is interesting is not necessarily important; most cannot even grasp that what is sensational is not necessarily interesting.
     
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  20. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 2,500+ Posts

    In a conflict, the middle ground is the least likely to be correct.
     

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