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Topic: One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:10:25 PM
Daemon wrote:
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.

Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915)


Sure they can. Give another man in the ditch plenty company, of every race and color, for Schadenfreude. Give them all 5 GB connectivity to social media to rejoice in each other's misery.
That alone should keep even the best of them in the same ditch, no need to hold them down.

Topic: Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life....
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:20:56 PM
Daemon wrote:
Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?

Henry James (1843-1916)


It doesn't so much follow that you have your life when it doesn't so much matter what you do in particular as you live all you can.
Topic: One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:10:24 AM
Daemon wrote:
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


The rich only indulge in it, unknowingly.
Topic: A lie never lives to be old.
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 12:57:16 PM
Daemon wrote:
A lie never lives to be old.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


But boy, how boldly forever it is told!


Topic: Nothing ever comes to me, that is worth having, except as the result of hard work.
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:41:30 PM
Daemon wrote:
Nothing ever comes to me, that is worth having, except as the result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)


Nothing should ever come to anybody, that is fair to keep, beyond one's reasonable need; and never other than through honest work.
All else may be needed elsewhere, and someone may be working even harder to get it.
Topic: Hanging on a heart attack
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 2:04:51 PM
I've been hanging on every word you wrote, yet could the usage of the lyrics mean hanging on as in " to depend on something"?
Hard to imagine someone depending on a heart attack but hang it all, you never know!Think
See here: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Hanging+On
Topic: Let's not borrow trouble ... The rate of interest is too high.
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:18:04 PM
Daemon wrote:
Let's not borrow trouble ... The rate of interest is too high.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


Never borrow trouble. Even at a discounted rate it compounds.
Topic: Idioms that Start with "Out Of"
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:07:00 PM


Missed from the list,
but not Out of Place,
quite an Out-and-Out,
hope you get my gist,
though Out and About,
has run Out-of-Space.
Topic: How to bite-technically- only as much as you can chew
Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:12:38 PM
https://aeon.co/essays/how-communist-bulgaria-became-a-leader-in-tech-and-sci-fi

What say you, Sanmayce?
Topic: It is not violence that best overcomes hate—nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 9:25:48 PM
""It is not violence that best overcomes hate--nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury." (Said Helen)

"What then?" (Asked Jane)

"Read the New Testament, and observe what Christ says, and how He acts; make His word your rule, and His conduct your example." (Replied Helen)

"What does He say?" (Asked again Jane)

"Love your enemies; bless them that curse you; do good to them that hate you and despitefully use you."""
(Helen's solution)

There must be something a little less demanding of the innocent victim, something that does not demand love of your enemies, and the blessing of them who curse you--to speak nothing of justice the innocent victim deserves; hard enough to do good to them who hate you and despitefully use you.

















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