Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Frictionary # 94

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

846. A statesman is any politician it's considered safe to name a school after. (Bill Vaughn)

847. History does not repeat itself, it stutters.* (Mark Twain)
*This quote has been attributed to quite a few persons but it is mentioned in The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain, Alex Ayres, editor (1987).

848. A paranoid is someone who has all the facts at his disposal. (William Burroughs)

849. Pardon is sometimes only one of the faces of vengeance. (Paul-Jean Toulet)

850. Adolescent: a teenager who acts like a baby when you don't treat him/her as an adult. (?)

851. I can't mate in captivity. (Gloria Steinem)

852. There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. (Mary Wilson Little)

853. Lazy people always feel like doing something. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

854. Behind every great fortune there is a crime. (Francis Bacon)

855. Never use prepositions to end sentences with. (William Safire)

That's all for this edition. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Free subscription is available. Have a great week.


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