aphorisms

Discussion in 'Esther's Follies' started by huisache, Jan 20, 2015.

  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

    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

    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
     
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  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
     
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  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 5,000+ Posts

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

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ 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 5,000+ Posts

    In a conflict, the middle ground is the least likely to be correct.
     
  21. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Hager Hair Baby

    Queue is pronounced "Q" followed by four letters that are silently waiting their turn
     
  22. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    the press is the weak slat under the bed of democracy---AJ Liebling

    I had a shiddy job before this one and I can always get another one

    reality is that which, when you quit believing in it, doesn't go away--Phillip Dick

    You have to bloom where you are planted

    my favorite book review: "a vain man might have taken care to write a better book than this"

    Badgers do no fight fair, which is why we have dachsunds.

    I believe in cause and effect but I don't know which is which.

    I guess I don't have much choice but to believe in free will.
     

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