Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Frictionary # 557

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5086. Life is like an hourglass you can't turn over - so make every grain count. (John Paul Jones)

5087. It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more that power attracts the corruptible. (David Brin)

5088. The colour of my soul is iron-gray and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams. (Claude Debussy)

5089. What empties itself falls into the place that is open. (Jane Hirshfield)

5090. Absence is a wrinkle on memory.  It is the sweetness of a caress, a little poem forgotten on the table. (Tahar Ben Jelloun)

5091. On the keyboard of life, the backspace and delete keys are missing. (Ned Ferguson)

5092. The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. (Thomas Wolfe)

5093. Everything and nothing are the same in the Absolute. (Dejan Stojanovic)

5094. If the gazelle gets sick, do not ask the lion to examine her. (Arabian proverb)

5095. Practice makes perfect, so be careful what you practice. (William Henry Channing)

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

The Frictionary # 556

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5076. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. (Agatha Christie)

5077. Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt. (Kin Hubbard)

5078. One day, we are born.  We are reborn every day. (Stéphane Laporte)

5079. That's the secret to life...replace one worry with another. (Charles M. Schulz)

5080. There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates. (James Russell Lowell)

5081. I sing out of tune but I have a good ear. (Marcel Achard)

5082. 7 billion people, 14 billion faces. (Jemis)

5083. The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. (R.W. Sockman)

5084. Man loves little and often.  Women much and rarely. (Giorgio Basta)

5085. The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. (Lane Olinghouse)

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Frictionary #555

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5066. Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. (Samuel Johnson)

5067. Taking things and people for granted is the most common form of ingratitude. (Mardy Grothe)

5068. She was as beautiful as another man's wife. (Paul Morand)

5069. Science says that true ideas should be popular.  Faith says that popular ideas should be true. (almightygod)

5070. The believer is happy; the doubter is wise. (Hungarian proverb)

5071. Denial is a defense mechanism against anxiety. (Nadine Ryckwaert)

5072. When we were young, we'd make funny faces in the mirror.  Now, the mirror's getting even. (newfylover1)

5073. Abolish the conditional tense and you will have destroyed God. (Boris Vian)

5074. Sunrises are just as beautiful as sunsets, only less crowded. (?)

5075. From the Infinite, take the Infinite, and lo! Infinity remains...(The Vedas)

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Frictionary # 554

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5056. Reason: the arithmetic of the emotions. (Elbert Hubbard)

5057. Truth is its own reward. (Plato)

5058. Going away doesn't count, only coming back deserves a tear. (Christian Mistral)

5059. There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable disease and his mother's age. (Benjamin Spock)

5060. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely. (Charles M. Schulz)

5061. The memories of a past happiness are the wrinkles of the soul. (Xavier de Maistre)

5062. Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough. (Earl Wilson)

5063. The clicking of the hours knits the year. (madeleinebleue)

5064. Beware of the half truth.  You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. (?)

5065. Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure. (Rex Harrison)

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Frictionary # 553

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5046. You are who you are when nobody's watching. (Stephen Fry)

5047. All birth is unwilling. (Pearl S. Buck)

5048. Love is a rose
Each petal is an illusion
Each thorn a reality.  (Charles Baudelaire)

5049. What word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?  Incorrectly. (Michael Linhart)

5050. We are messages
in bottles of flesh.  (Positively Wyrde)

5051. The first symptom of true love in a young man is shyness; in a young woman it is boldness. (Victor Hugo)

5052. There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable disease and his mother's age. (Benjamin Spock)

5053. Everything I like is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.* (Attributed to Alexander Woolcott)
* An unknown cynic added," addictive, expensive, or impossible."

5054. We are often wrong by the way we have of being right. (Suzanne Curchod aka Mme Necker)

5055. Desire is in a man hunger, in woman only an appetite. (Mignon McLaughlin)

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Frictionary # 552

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5036. Time is not money, but it is almost everything else. (Ezra Pound)

5037. I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips. (Will Rogers)

5038. They say power corrupts, and if it would blind instead? (...) Note that it isn't much more reassuring. (Pierre Foglia)

5039. 'Meow' is like 'Aloha'- It can mean anything. (Hank Ketchum)

5040. Our existence is found between two eternities. (Timaeus of Locri)

5041. A book is more complex than a computer and as easy to open as a summer sky. (Dany Laferrière)

5042. The world (...) has six major religions: judaism, Islam, hinduism, buddhism, Christianity, and Facebook. (John Wing)

5043. He who holds on by a thread is not strong; the thread is strong. (Antonio Porchia)

5044. Change is a welcome friend - but only if it is invited. (?)

5045. The great religions are the ships, the poets the life boats.  Every sane person I know has jumped overboard. (Hafiz)

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Sunday, October 05, 2014

The Frictionary # 551

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5026. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. (Robert Frost)

5027. History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. (Percy Bysse Shelley)

5028. The critic is forever comparing.  The incomparable escapes him. (Jean Cocteau)

5029. There's a phrase we live by in America: "In God We Trust". It's right there where Jesus would want it: on our money. (Stephen Colbert)

5030. It is with love as it is with hearing, with age frequency diminishes. (J.C. Algala)

5031. Never ruin an apology with an excuse. (Benjamin Franklin)

5032. It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. (Leonardo da Vinci)

5033. Trees are your best antiques. (Alexander Smith)

5034. The stars are infested with sad wishes. (Cyborg Meltdown)

5035. We are all made of the same clay, but not the same mold. (Mexican proverb)

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