Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Frictionary # 572

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5236. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. (Benjamin Franklin)

5237. "Be" precedes "do" in dictionary and in life. (Mardy Grothe)

5238. Progress: when phones are smarter than what is said in them. (Michel Lauzière)

5239. Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Matsuo Bashô)

5240. Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work. (Mark Twain)

5241. Music is essentially useless, as life is. (George Santayana)

5242. If dogs could talk, most people wouldn't understand German shepherds. (Réjean Lévesque)

5243. Leadership is action, not position. (Donald H. McGannon)

5244. So many people can be responsible for your success, but only you are responsible for your failure. (?)

5245. A woman saying "I'm not mad at you" is like a dentist saying "You won't feel a thing". (Kent W. Graham)

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Frictionary # 571

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5226. Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today. (Aldous Huxley)

5227. Facebook is basically people you don't like wishing people you don't know "Happy Birthday". (Julius Sharpe)

5228. We sometimes reward writers for their work.  Why is it that we never punish any. (Jules Romains)

5229. Civilization is nothing else than the attempt to reduce force to being the last resort. (Jose Ortega y Gasset)

5230. The best cure for insomnia is sunrise. (WhirledRecord)

5231. A multi-volume encyclopedia is like Wikipedia but with true facts. (Stéphane Laporte)

5232. Everything you want is on the other side of fear. (Jack Canfield)

5233. Sometimes at night I light a lamp so as not to see. (Antonio Porchia)

5234. Specialist: a doctor who has patients trained to become ill only during office hours. (?)

5235. Eternity: a moment standing still for ever. (James Montgomery)

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Frictionary # 570

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5216. Don't be fooled by the calendar.  There are as many days in the year as you make use of. (Charles Richards)

5217. Mystery is not profoundness. (Charles Caleb Colton)

5218. Despair is the smelly wet dog of the emotions. (Rabii Rammal)

5219. Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only own one encyclopedia. (Robert Anton Wilson)

5220. They say second marriages are the triumph of hope over experience, but so is the snooze button. (Bob Thaves "Frank & Ernest")

5221. I believe man is naturally cruel: children and savages prove it every day. (Marcel Pagnol)

5222. A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there.  A theologian is the man who finds it. (H.L. Mencken)

5223. For my sanity, I just cut down my family tree. (Richard Lewis)

5224. If you must cry over spilt milk, condense it. (Evan Esar)

5225. Old people repeat themselves and the young have nothing to say.  Boredom is reciprocal. (Jacques Bainville)

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Saturday, February 07, 2015

The Frictionary # 569

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5206. Only strength can cooperate.  Weakness can only beg. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

5207. You can either stop smoking now or wait until after your cremation. (Mike Baldwin "Cornered")

5208. Take things one at a time.  Anyway, that's how they happen. (Réjean Lévesque)

5209. Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. (Guillaume Apollinaire)

5210. Life is like riding a department store escalator which dismounts you on the floor of oblivion, which is right next to men's shoes. (Jimmy Jabroni)

5211. No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. (C.S. Lewis)

5212. A lizard is not a pet; it's a limp knick-knack. (Korine Côté)

5213. Nothing lasts forever, and forever doesn't last either. (Robert Brault)

5214. If the Sun and the Moon should doubt
They'd immediately go out. (William Blake)

5215. Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. (Shanti Dharm)

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

The Frictionary # 568

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5196. The world is only itself.  Time is just our way of imagining it. (Richard Jackson)

5197. Procrastination - it's not an instant solution, but it'll work if you give it enough time. (Robert Brault)

5198. Like all dreamers, I confuse disenchantment with the truth. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

5199. The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job.  My wife told me. (Howard Nemerov)

5200. Capitalism is a two-headed monster - banks and big business. (Olivier Besancenot)

5201. Breaking: Study discovers 2 year old boys are 90% saliva and mucus. (Jim Gaffigan)

5202. We are all defined
by the color of our rose
& the length of our thorns. (Positively Wyrde)

5203. Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent. (Francis Picabia)

5204. The wise man will pursue the absence of pain instead of pleasure. (Aristotle)

5205. If at first you don't succeed...Look in the trash for the instructions. (newfylover1)

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Frictionary # 567

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5186. Problems cannot be solved by the level of awareness that creates them. (Albert Einstein)

5187. Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. (Alan Corenk)

5188. The most delicious moment in life is when you're already in love and you don't know it yet. (Jean-François Deniau)

5189. A good archer hits the target even before he has let fly the arrow. (Zhao Buzhi)

5190. Rhythm is just the oscilloscope of the soul. (Richard Jackson)

5191. Ignorance is blind.  It cannot see what it ignores.  It doesn't know that it doesn't know. (Réjean Lévesque)

5192. In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer. (George Orwell)

5193. Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. (Khalil Gibran)

5194. Froot Loops= Gay Cheerios. (Bill Maher)

5195. Never fear the truth unless it comes from your ex. (Richard Lewis)

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Frictionary # 566

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5176. True salvation is freedom from negativity. (Eckhart Tolle)

5177. Adventure is nothing but a romantic name for trouble. (Louis L'Amour)

5178. Democracy is half the idiots plus one. (Philippe Bouvard)

5179. In this world truth can wait; she is used to it. (Douglas William Jerold)

5180. William Cowper said that "God made the country, and man made the town" - "and the Devil made the suburbs", added William Morris. (William Cowper + William Morris)

5181. Hope is the amphetamine of the imbeciles. (Jean-Edern Hallier)

5182. I hate winter! I should be more positive...I'm positive that I hate winter. (Réjean Lévesque)

5183. Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface. (Hugo von Hoffmannstahl)

5184. Silence is a fence around wisdom. (German proverb)

5185. Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have during the day. (Alain de Botton)

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