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Daemon
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How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
RoadRunner
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Hey! Mr. Swift; take my advice "FREEDOM!"
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How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when even your immediate family and neighbors don't want to listen to you... Come on, darling!
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Advice is what you ask for when you know the answer, but you don't like it.
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Because it is not required that one knows History
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How is it possible to expect that others will take advice when even you yourself will not as much as take warning.
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Pride deafens us to the advice or warnings of those around us.
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The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde
Miriam...
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People, especially family members, are full of criticism and 'good advice' when they do not wish to be of any help.
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nothing changes
Hope123
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Daemon wrote:
How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Maybe he was referring to climate change. Whistle
Milica Boghunovich
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Hope123 wrote:
Daemon wrote:
How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Maybe he was referring to climate change. Whistle


Think Or stupid militarization and weaponization of the planet!!!! "Weaponization" should be the term to describe the sickness of the cancerous society that has been created by the addict society under bullying evil military that does not want to see that the SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE is far superior to any evil military "discipline" or killing and greed that comes from mental sickness of power-sick people who think they are gods/goddesses.

Read real stuff like Einstein on Peace, but people intimidated by the military bully "power" do not believe Einstein, one of the greatest minds of all times, but they bow down to the military bully machine that threatens to destroy those who oppose them by weapons or by withholding jobs from them, etc....yo
NeuroticHellFem
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JMV wrote:
Advice is what you ask for when you know the answer, but you don't like it.

Ha ha JMV! Applause
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From "The works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 2

THOUGHTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS

Read some:

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Reflect on things past as wars, negotiations, factions, etc. We enter so little into those interests, that we wonder how men could possibly be so busy and concerned for things so transitory; look on the present times, we find the same humour, yet wonder not at all.

A wise man endeavours, by considering all circumstances, to make conjectures and form conclusions; but the smallest accident intervening (and in the course of affairs it is impossible to foresee all) does often produce such turns and changes, that at last he is just as much in doubt of events as the most ignorant and inexperienced person.

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and orators, because he that would obtrude his thoughts and reasons upon a multitude, will convince others the more, as he appears convinced himself.

How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice, when they will not so much as take warning?

I forget whether Advice be among the lost things which Aristo says are to be found in the moon; that and Time ought to have been there.

No preacher is listened to but Time, which gives us the same train and turn of thought that older people have tried in vain to put into our heads before.

When we desire or solicit anything, our minds run wholly on the good side or circumstances of it; when it is obtained, our minds run wholly on the bad ones.

In a glass-house the workmen often fling in a small quantity of fresh coals, which seems to disturb the fire, but very much enlivens it. This seems to allude to a gentle stirring of the passions, that the mind may not languish.

Religion seems to have grown an infant with age, and requires miracles to nurse it, as it had in its infancy.

All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year’s revenue.

The latter part of a wise man’s life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/623/623-h/623-h.htm
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Daemon wrote:
How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Swift was slow to realize that mankind has always lived at the peril of its dislike for heeding warning,
precisely because it was always beyond the help of advice.
Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Applause Thank you Jonathan Swift! A genius to laugh at the absurdity of the humans so ingeniously exposed in Gulliver's Travels.
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I am always thrilled to read all the wise and insightful, and sometimes humorous comments, which other forum members have written.
Yea to you.:)
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