Almost Wise  

Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F
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7/18/2005 11:33 am

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Almost Wise

Song of the day: Don't Phunk With My Heart-Black Eyed Peas

I am lazy today so I cut and pasted some of my favorite wise sayings. I have a bunch stored on my computer, here are 20 of my favorites. Hope you enjoy!

1-"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground." ‒ Anonymous

2-“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog.“-Unknown

3-“Genius is ninety percent perspiration and ten percent inspiration.” - Thomas Edison

4-“Great chiefs prove their worthiness.” - Seneca Proverb

5-“Good words are worth much and cost little.” - George Herbert
6-“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves." -Henry David Thoreau
7-"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
8-“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”- Bertrand Russell.
9-“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man things of comfort.” -Confucius
10-"No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

11-"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." - Justice Louis Brandeis

12-“The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression." -H.L. Mencken

13-“Beware the fury of a patient man.” -John Dryden
14-“Prevention is better than cure.” -Erasmus
15-“We may be personally defeated, but our principles never.” -William Lloyd Garrison
16-“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” -William Blake
17-“Win without boasting. Lose without excuse.” -Albert Payson Terhune
18-“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.” -Mark Twain
19-There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
20-“The thing always happen that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

And the scary one
#21-“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country"- NAZI Hermann Goering

Have a FUN DAY, and thanks for stopping by


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/18/2005 1:14 pm

Well done. Another perhaps...The genius switch has no off position–Dave Letterman

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ExploreMore4Me 59F

7/18/2005 1:36 pm

P&S...Does B know you have self profile up on your blog entry today, huh? You are amazing! Hugs!


EM4M


FunandFrisky79 41M/37F

7/18/2005 4:41 pm

Hey, P&S!
Excellent blog! I hope you don't mind, but I would like to add some of my favorites...
-"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens"- Jimi Hendrix (I know, it's very similar to #1.
-"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names"- JFK
-"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense"- Tom Clancy
-"If you can dream it, you can do it"- Walt Disney
-"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive"- Elbert Hubbard
-"A liar needs a good memory"- Quintilian
-"A person who walks in another's track leaves no footprints"- Anonymous
-"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty"- Sir Winston Churchill
-"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow"- Plato
-"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer"- Sicilian Proverb
-"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it"- George Moore
-"To a friend's house, the road is never long"- Anonymous
-"The best mirror is a friend's eye"- Gaelic Proverb
-"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead
anywhere"- Frank A. Clark
-"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it"- Jonathan Winter
-"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"- Vincent Van Gogh
-"Ignorance is not bliss... it is oblivion"- Philip Wylie
-"No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap"- Carrie Snow
-"Those who trust us, educate us"- George Eliot
-And, most importantly...
"Seven days without laughter makes one weak"- Joel Goodman
(Sorry my posts are so long... I just have alot to say!)
...maybe I should start my own blog? Hmmm.....

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rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/18/2005 5:17 pm

Most excellent

I shall clip and save it.

That H.L.Menkens' a real pisser, ain't he?
One of my favorite curmudgeons.
"Only the mediocre are always at their best"


Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

7/18/2005 8:53 pm

Hi talldark, good quote from letterman

EM4M you are way too nice to me? what is up??

Hey again funandfriskey thanks for thsoe additions, greatly appreciated

JayR you just rule, Intelligent women are a big turn on. Wish I were as well read as you so I could keep up with you.


badgered69 48M
40 posts
7/19/2005 4:18 am

Excellent quotes and almost all are true. If only we could remember them with foresight not hindsight! or is that just me.
The last one is the biggest. We should learn from history to predict the future. Nazi/communist values can easliy be turned round and sold to the masses under a cloak of hysteria and hatred.
Only a few months ago British MP Tony Benn was quoted as saying 'never take democracy for granted, it is very difficult to gain and very easy to loose. And we may not even realise we have lost it until it has gone'.
Sorry to get a bit deep!


Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

7/19/2005 9:34 am

Hi Badger!
It is good to be deep! in more ways than one!


badgered69 48M
40 posts
7/19/2005 10:38 am

How wise you are - deeper the better!


Apolybear 54M

7/20/2005 12:14 am

Hey Frisky, that's all we bloggers are: people with lots to say - go for it.

I'm half asleep, so these are about all I can up with:

Change is the only constant in the Universe...
Revenge is a dish best served cold...
Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it...
No good deed goes unpunished...

Boy, I must be tired and cranky today...

And, I have no clue who said this stuff...lol One is a Klingon proverb...


FunandFrisky79 41M/37F

7/21/2005 11:21 pm

Lol, Professor Bear! Glad to know I belong here in Blogville!

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