Archive for the ‘aphorisms’ Category

“Eschew Miserablism”
– Peter Carbonara

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“you aren’t what you eat – you are what you don’t poop.”
– Wavy Gravy

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It’s not for the chicken to speak of his own soup.”
– Quentin Tarantino

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.”
– Adam Walinsky

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Too many cooks spoil the broth.”
– Considered a proverb in 1575

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“When life looks like easy street there is danger at your door.”
– Robert Hunter

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.”
– Mark Twain

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”
– William Shakespeare

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The best thing you can do behind a person’s back is give them a pat.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If you ride like there’s no tomorrow, there won’t be.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Men who never get carried away should be.”
– Malcolm Forbes

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“When the cup is full, carry it even.”
– Scottish Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“It is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.”
– William Shakespeare

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.”
– Charles Caleb Colton

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
– Native American Proverb

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”
– Anonymous

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

To those who talk and talk and talk,
This adage should appeal;
The steam that blows the whistle
Will never turn the wheel
– Anon

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When you step on the brakes your life is in your foot’s hands.”
– George Carlin

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
– Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
– Gandhi

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Things should be made as simple as possible, and not simpler.”
– Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Alright … let’s play it fast and loose.”
– Fast Eddie

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Alright … let’s play it fast and loose.”
– Fast Eddie

“Work like you don’t need the money, Dance like no one looking.”
– Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Did you think you would learn this by osmosis?”
– Herb Goddard

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.”
– Grace Slick

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.”
– George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Nostalgia is a seductive liar.”
– George W. Ball

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
- Benjamin Franklin

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”
- Henry David Thoreau

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
- Sir Francis Bacon

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.”
- George Washington

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”
- Bruce Lee

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

“The gestures of the body must be suited to the discourse you are upon.”
– George Washington

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

“In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming noise, nor drum with your fingers or feet.”
– George Washington

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

“It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.” – Sam Levenson

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

“Men have become the tools of their tools.” – Henry David Thoreau

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

“Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

“Time wounds all heels.” – Groucho Marx

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.” – Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“Decide no suit, until you have heard both sides speak.” – Chiron

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“if you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” – Mark Twain

Thursday, February 18th, 2010