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TheParser
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 9:12:52 AM
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FROSTY X RIME wrote:

"The solution to today's problem is tomorrow's problem."



That's a really good one!

Dreamy
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 7:52:30 PM

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"You may do as you please, Mr. Miscreant, but if you displease the police it will please the court to ignore your pleas, and send you directly to prison."

Justice Mulberry in "The Autonomous Acronyms" by the Marquis Of Windsor Normandy.

Job 33:15 "In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, In slumberings upon the bed;" Theology 101 "If He doesn't know everything then He isn't God."
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:05:05 AM
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No. 56


"You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies."


-- Aesop


*****

If the Internet had existed in his time, Aesop would probably have written that advice in capital letters.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 3:55:54 AM

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“If the wind blows, ride it.”

- Arabic proverb


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:51:13 AM
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No. 57.


"There's only four things we [Americans] do better than anyone else [in the world]: music, movies, microcode (software), high-speed pizza delivery."


-- Neal Stephenson
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:23:36 AM

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Finns do better music, better program code, and better pizzas with speed delivery. Americans might do better movies with more money in their back.
Whistle

EDIT:
This is only my fair-minded opinion ;-)


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:27:28 AM
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No. 58


"The trouble with people is not what they don't know but that they know so much that ain't [isn't] so."


-- Josh Billings
TheParser
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:07:05 AM
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No. 59



"Work is the least disappointing relationship you can have."



-- Bette Davis, a movie star when movie stars were truly movie stars.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 8:01:00 AM

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"Waiting for a bigger occasion, we shouldn't blow away small moments of joy."

-From Famous Indian Film "Bawarchi".

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
TheParser
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 8:23:07 AM
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No. 60


"There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word -- man [human beings]."


-- George Orwell, author
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:15:08 PM

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You who are in power have only the means that money can produce-we who are in expectation have those which devotion prompts.

-M.Noirtier, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere-

What should be shall be-The fellowship of the ring-
almo 1
Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:13:05 PM
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No medicine cures what happiness cannot.


- García Márquez -





almo 1
Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:13:55 PM
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Happiness Is a Warm Gun.



- John Lennon -







TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:31:22 AM
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No. 61


"Beyond the mountains, more mountains."


-- Haitian proverb (= never-ending problems)
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:08:39 AM
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No. 62


"If someone is a complete SOB [in sports], that person is probably an SOB in life, and not someone you want to be around ."


--April/May, 2017, issue of AARP The Magazine (for old American people).
TheParser
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 8:52:13 AM
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No. 63


"Be afraid, be very afraid."


(source of this quotation: phrases.org.uk/meaning/be-afraid)


TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:35:27 AM
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No. 64


"Your friend today could be your enemy tomorrow."

-- unknown

(So be careful what you tell your "friend.")
Drag0nspeaker
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TheParser wrote:
No. 63


"Be afraid, be very afraid."


(source of this quotation: phrases.org.uk/meaning/be-afraid)


Source of this quotation - Wednesday Addams:



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:08:00 PM

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And one of my favourites:

"When you try to fit in, you'll disappear."



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:06:33 AM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
And one of my favourites:

"When you try to fit in, you'll disappear."




Thanks for the video (which I cannot access) and the illustration of the above quotation.

That quotation is spot on, if you get my drift.



Have a nice (Wednes)day!
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:43:54 AM
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No. 65



"Life is not a dress rehearsal."

-- Rose Tremain (?)


( = This is your one life. This is it. So do your best, for you do not know when you will be gone. Always be nice to those good people in your life.)
TheParser
Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 7:44:31 AM
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No. 66

"Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue."

-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


(That's why there are so many sanctimonious hypocrites.)
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 7:56:56 AM
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No. 67


"He who tries to do the master-carpenter's chipping for him is lucky if he does not cut his hand."




-- Arthur Waley's translation from the Chinese classic Tao Te Ching. Presumably, the "master-carpenter" is what Westerners call "God."
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:58:29 AM
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No. 68


Clothes have "more important offices than merely to keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us."


-- Virginia Woolf, author.
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:36:33 AM
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No. 69

I read these very insightful words this morning.


"[T]hey probably regarded themselves as free and independent, capable of making choices that determined the paths their lives would take. But both, I think, had lives that lived them more than they lived their lives."



-- Allen Barra, American Heritage, July, 2006.
almo 1
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 8:52:27 AM
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The Lives They Lived - The New York Times




www.nytimes.com/interactive/



TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:20:02 AM
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No. 70


"It feels good to look good. Many studies have shown that what we wear at work affects the way we think and perform. Research from 2014 found that in a mock real estate negotiation, men in suits negotiated for more profit than those wearing sweatpants and flip-flops."


-- Bloomberg Businessweek, August 28, 2017.


(Good advice for you young people who are just starting your careers in the global economy.)
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:30:26 AM
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No. 71


"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."


-- Dr. Seuss
almo 1
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:22:24 AM
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10 Promises to My Dog


The 10 promises refers to 10 rules Akari should obey as she decides to keep Socks, a cute puppy she finds at backyard, as her pet. The rules are (as if the dog said this):



#1 Listen patiently to what I have to say.

#2 Trust me; I'm always on your side.

#3 Play with me a lot.

#4 Don't forget that I have feelings, too.

#5 Let's never fight, someday I'll win.

#6 If I don't obey you, I have a good reason.

#7 You have school, and friends,
but as for me, I only have you.

#8 Stay my best friend, even when I'm old.

#9 I'll live for about 10 years,
let's make every moment count in ten years.

#10 Never forget our time together,
so keep in your mind.
When my time comes, please be by my side.





TheParser
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:14:04 AM
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almo 1 wrote:



#7 You have school, and friends,
but as for me, I only have you.








Very touching!



Thank you
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:57:50 AM
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No. 72


"I think the death of a child is never really to be regretted, when one reflects on what he has escaped."

-- Thomas Hardy, British novelist
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:58:47 AM
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No. 73


"Who is wise? The one who sees the consequences."





Source: English translation of a saying quoted in the October 27, 2017, print edition of the Jewish Journal.
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 8:46:41 AM
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No. 74

"Those living closest to the falls never hear the roar."

-- Native-American saying.
coag
Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 3:06:25 PM

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Interesting saying. I had never heard it. I wonder what Native-Americans meant by it. I could think of two meanings of the saying.

1. Physical meaning

People who live close to waterfalls are so accustomed to the sound of falling water that they don't pay attention to it, they don't hear the roar of the waterfall.

This interpretation cannot be extended to snoring. If you sleep close to a snorer you will always hear his snoring and you will never be able to fall
asleep.

2. Figurative meaning

People heading to troubles, people close to a fall, sometimes disregard their predicament. For example, a gambler may disregard the fact that he lost most of his money.
TheParser
Posted: Monday, November 06, 2017 6:01:27 AM
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Thanks, Coag, for your thoughtful comments.

I agree that it is meant to be figurative.

Here is my opinion. (I am NOT claiming that I am right.)

I remember reading a saying that went something like this: People who work in a fish factory don't smell the fish.

I interpret that as meaning something like this: People get accustomed to what they are doing and forget/ignore some of the negative aspects of their situation.



Have a nice day!

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