Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Frictionary # 91

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The Frictionary:

816. An encyclopedia is a system for collecting dust in alphabetical order. (Mike Barfield)

817. When the silent majority opens its mouth it is usually to yawn. (Gerd de Ley)

818. Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. (Frank A. Clark)

819. Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. (James Baldwin)

820. If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done? (?)*

* Sometimes attributed to George Carlin.

821. The real xenophobe is one who hates foreigners so much that, when he travels to their country, he just can't stand himself. (Raymond Devos)

822. It's not just staying alive. It's staying human that's important. (George Orwell)

823. Humor is (...) despair refusing to take itself seriously. (Percival Arland Ussher)

824. "No.": the best oral contraceptive. (Réjean Lévesque)

825. A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't? (Don Marquis)

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