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10-05-02, 03:43 AM
What are some your favorite nuggets of wisdom?
I'll start ...
"Facts do not cease to exist because
they are ignored." -Aldous Huxley
Only two things are certain in life, death and taxes.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Imagination governs the world.
A Lie stands on one leg, the truth on two.
Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough.
If at first you don't succeed, stay away from parachuting.
Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe
10-05-02, 09:46 AM
the way is not safe, but death stalks surely where you now reside,and bordom,deaths brother.
One of my favourites
'The death of one is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic'
"Tragedy is when I get a paper cut. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die."
- Woody Allen
"Let the penguin of goodness comfort you."
10-05-02, 01:25 PM
pass the salt
tactlessness is saying what everybody else is thinking...
10-05-02, 03:31 PM
"Have you any idea how successful censorship
is on television? No answer? Pretty successful,
isn't it..." -Max Headroom
"You might be a king or a little street sweeper,
but sooner or later, you will dance with the
reaper!" -Bill and Teds Bogus Journey
"When Anger and Revenge get married,
their daughter is called Cruelty."
"Take a close look today, because yesterday is
but a dream and tomorrow is barely a vision. A
good well-lived today makes every yesterday a
dream of good fortune, and every morning is a
vision of hope. Take a close look then at today."
"True, whoever looks into the mirror of the water will see
first of all his own face. Whoever goes to himself risks a
confrontation with himself. The mirror does not flatter, it
faithfully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face
we never show to the world because we cover it with the
persona, the mask of the actor. But the mirror lies behind
the mask and shows the true face." -C. G. Jung
10-05-02, 03:55 PM
"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."
'An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unlocked and its walls unguarded'
10-05-02, 04:15 PM
"We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."
10-05-02, 04:24 PM
No good deed, goes unpunished.
10-06-02, 05:11 AM
"In times of prosperity friends will be plenty,
in times of adversity not one in twenty."
Open the lid on the toilet before going poo-poo.
Don't eat the soap.
Don't lick the power sockets.
Police don't like it when you piss on their boots.
10-06-02, 10:39 AM
Don't wiz on the electric fence
-Ren & Stimpy
10-06-02, 10:52 AM
"Have you ever confused a dream with life?
Or stolen something when you have the cash?"
-Winona Ryder (opening lines in "Girl Interupted")
“An honest hater is often a better fellow than a cool friend”
-John Stuart Blackie 19th century
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you,
too, can become great.”
what is beyond the reach
of their understanding.”
-Francois De La Rochefoucauld
"We're not against rap.
We're not against rappers.
But we are gainst those thugs."
-Calvin O. Butts III
"Common sense hinders logic."
10-06-02, 12:25 PM
"When will I learn? The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of the the bottle. They're on TV!"
"If something goes wrong, blame the guy who can't speak English." (that is so true)
Today's paranoia is tomorrow's hypothesis...
10-06-02, 03:37 PM
Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're
not plotting against you. -Popular proverb of the 1990's
10-06-02, 03:42 PM
"The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle
of true art and true science. He who does not know it
and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement,
is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle."
"I think the paranoids are out to get me."
COOLNESS and CUTENESS are both factors of STUPIDITY.
--FRANK ZAPPA (at the Utility Muffin Research Facility...)
10-07-02, 04:30 AM
With a new day comes the promise of a new life.
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. "
"A baby sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers."
"A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is the statement of an agreeable untruth." (Sir John A. MacDonald)
"Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. "
"Never criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. That way you're a mile away and have his shoes."
-Jack Handy, SNL
10-07-02, 12:20 PM
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an
airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or
some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a
beer." -Frank Zappa
If you freeze worms it makes them easier to sharpen!
Never eat yellow snow!
Life is a series of binary choices.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's a fuckin duck!!
(incidentally did you know a ducks quack has no echo and no one knows why!)
10-08-02, 10:49 AM
"There is nothing in the world that can give a
man a sense of the infinite like human stupidity."
From Elvis Costello: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture."
10-09-02, 03:47 PM
"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money
they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy
a new bomber." -Bumper Sticker
And on that day, Zimbabwe will invade and conquer the USA.
They could throw rock cakes :D
10-10-02, 02:28 PM
"And in the end, the love you take
is equal to the love you make."
10-13-02, 03:13 PM
"The shortest distance between two points
is going from sublime to the ridiculous."
"A hypocrite always practices what he
"Everytime he opens his mouth, a bigot
exposes his closed mind." -Unknown
10-14-02, 07:49 PM
"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of
your believe in injustice and tragedy. What
the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the
master calls a butterfly."-Richard Bach
"Reading about ethics is about as likely to
improve one’s behavior as reading about
sports is to make one into an athlete."
10-20-02, 12:19 PM
“Speech is a mirror of the soul:
as a man speaks, so is he.”
01-18-04, 04:45 PM
"All you need is love"
01-18-04, 05:20 PM
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein
How about some anti-Wisdom Nuggets? :D
"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids
all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff." -- Mariah Carey
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life," --Brooke Shields, during an interview to become Spokesperson for federal antismoking campaign.
"Half of baseball is ninety percent mental." -- Yogi Barra
"The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein," -- Joe Theisman
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." -- Bill Clinton, President
"Traditionally, most of Australia's imports come from overseas." -- Keppel Enderbery
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body," -- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.
01-19-04, 10:18 PM
"If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime." ~Proverb
"When the going gets tough, lower your standards"-I dunno
01-19-04, 10:50 PM
the stupidest question is the one that goes un-asked
01-20-04, 05:23 PM
The world is too full of holy men who expect to eat the food of those who toil.
--Rudyard Kipling, "Kim"
A moderate Mideasterner is one who only holds a grudge for six generations.
--"That Was the Week that Was"
You get to capitalize on a fellow human being's misfortune. That's the basis of real estate.
--"The Money Pit"
Every myth is created by people who need it, about someone who can't answer back.
"I'd like to follow my dream, but..." -- Yeah, everybody I know has a big "but"
--PeeWee Herman, "PeeWee's Big Adventure"
I'm not very pleased with my sisters who are older than me who raised some of these males who I have to go out with.
--Guest Interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey Show
A good marriage depends on you being the right person, not finding him or her.
--"Super Marital Sex
01-21-04, 01:28 AM
If you lend someone twenty dollars and never see them again, it was probably worth it.
01-21-04, 01:56 AM
An apple a day keeps the doc away (of course if you can afford it)
Early bird catches the worm.
Out of sight, out of mind. ( I donot believe in this one). quack - quack, thanks
01-21-04, 07:33 PM
YOUR rights end where MINE begin
03-07-04, 01:53 AM
This world is not like "hotel california" (by BG`s) where you cannot check out. It is like an ordinary hotel where some one checks in and the other checks out! adopted from an Armenian proverb. :)
03-07-04, 01:33 PM
"I do not even know of life, how can I speak of death?"
-Confucius' reply to a student who asked him about life after death.
By the way, a duck's quack does echo:
03-07-04, 01:49 PM
Here is mine:
Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. --Shak.
(Theol.) A willful neglect or refusal to acquire knowledge which one may acquire and it is his duty to have. --Book of Common Prayer.
Invincible ignorance (Theol.), ignorance beyond the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is not responsible before God
03-07-04, 06:04 PM
By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates
It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain
What is the difference about a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. - Mark Twain
03-08-04, 12:46 AM
Do not believe on the strength of traditions even if they have been held in honor for many generations and in many places; do not believe anything because many people speak of it; do not believe on the strength of sagas of old times; do not believe that which you have yourself imagined, thinking a god has inspired you. Believe nothing which depends only on the authority of your masters or of priests. After investigation, believe that which you yourself have tested and found reasonable, and which is for your good and that of others. - Buddha
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. - Bertrand Russell
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. - Charles Bukowski
The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide form ourselves the violence we intend towards each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. Elaborate euphemisms may conceal your intent to kill, but behind any use of power over another the ultimate assumption remains: “I feed on your energy.” - “Dune Messiah” by Frank Herbert
Violence, is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Salvor Hardin in “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov
From Raithere's Book of Wisdom
03-08-04, 05:46 PM
"perfect paranoia is perfect awareness"
Heard it in a Steven King film.
Images Are Decieving
04-02-04, 02:55 PM
"Whether you are happy, mad, sad, glad or indifferent - the facts still remain the same. In that light, why not be positive?" -Anonymous
"There is no need to remember... IF you are telling the truth" -Unknown
BTW - I thought "Hotel California" was sung by The Eagles
"I once picked up a woman from a garbage dump and she was burning with fever; she was in her last days and her only lament was: ‘My son did this to me.’ I begged her: You must forgive your son. In a moment of madness, when he was not himself, he did a thing he regrets. Be a mother to him, forgive him. It took me a long time to make her say: ‘I forgive my son.’ Just before she died in my arms, she was able to say that with a real forgiveness. She was not concerned that she was dying. The breaking of the heart was that her son did not want her. This is something you and I can understand."
04-02-04, 07:45 PM
"Do not swat a fly on a friend's head with a hatchet."