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Topic: To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:37:18 PM
Daemon wrote:
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.

John Milton (1608-1674)


To be blind and not able to bear it is miserable enough; to have the sight but bear not seeing the obvious,
that is the utmost of miserable.
Topic: Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:20:50 PM
Daemon wrote:
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


When moderation was prevented from becoming a habit, the occasional exhilarating excess had already turned into one.
Topic: in (one's) heyday
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 1:55:55 PM
Daemon wrote:
in (one's) heyday

In, at, or during the period of one's greatest success, power, vigor, etc. More...


In one's heyday, oy vey!
Sowing one's wild oats
Was the order of the day.

Topic: I've been a great deal happier ... since I have given up thinking about what is easy and pleasant, and being discontented...
Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 1:15:05 PM
"Our life is determined for us..." in broad terms, with just enough margin of tolerance for the details of the blanks we are left to fill in.
Topic: Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit,...
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:02:33 PM
Daemon wrote:
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


To have had, alas, our day
Doesn't into the next last.
Brief as a roll in the hey
It was held in memory past.
Thus it is fear of death a must,
And so is life's every day lust.

Topic: in all seriousness
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:19:14 PM
Daemon wrote:
in all seriousness

In one's sincere opinion; without any disingenuousness. More...



If "in all honesty" is both deceitful and in jest,
Resort to "in all seriousness":always works best.
Topic: in all honesty
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:40:22 PM
Daemon wrote:
in all honesty

In one's sincere opinion; without any disingenuousness. More...



In all honesty, only fools need to be told: "to tell you the truth,"
And "to be frank with you", that their uncertainty might be sooth.
Topic: in a pig's ear
Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 2:49:16 PM
Daemon wrote:
in a pig's ear

An exclamation of emphatic denial, dissent, or disbelief of something. Likely a variant of "in a pig's eye," meaning the same. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. More...



In a pig's ear
It's when the pigs fly.
In a pig's eye
Ain't nobody can deny.
Topic: get wise to (someone or something)
Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 3:27:10 PM
Daemon wrote:
get wise to (someone or something)

To become fully aware or cognizant of someone or something, especially if he, she, or it is suspicious, illegal, or malicious in nature or intention. More...



When you get wise to someone it pays to play dumb.
Topic: get down to work
Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 2:16:19 PM
Daemon wrote:
get down to work

To begin being serious about something; to begin attending to business or work at hand. More...



Get-up-and-go to get down to work.

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