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Aphorisms - show off your own or share your favourites

 
 
Miklos7
 
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Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2008 10:26 am
@Francis,
Good morning, Francis

Always, I think "Yeah, that's true." I don't believe this two-worder can ever be burnt out. It seems to be the ur-aphorism from which all others are derived. Are you still in France? How do the French say "**** happens"? I'd bet even the remote Innuit have a way of saying this--with, perhaps with a dozen variants on ****?
Francis
 
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Reply Mon 22 Dec, 2008 11:16 am
@Miklos7,
Hi, Miklos!

Yes, I'm in France for the moment.

We debated with friends the better way to translate "**** happens" in French, but it seems a bit difficult to find a simple saying to express that.

However, what comes more often is: C'est la vie or ça arrive.

But if you want to say "we are in deep ****", than we also have dozens of expressions for that.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 19 Nov, 2009 09:28 pm
You miss more by not looking than not knowing.

(Origin unknown to me, and I ain't looking for it.)
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2010 05:16 pm
What makes equality such a difficult business is that we only want it with our superiors. - Henry Becque, Querelles litteraires, 1890
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JPLosman0711
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 09:09 pm
Any pursual that requires thought is not worth pursuing. - Trevor Sanso
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existential potential
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 05:32 am
“We strive less hard to be happy than to make people think we are happy”- La Rochefoucauld

“The strength to admit our faults goes some way to compensating for them”

“Something is complicated only inasmuch as its unfamiliar to us-the mistake people make is to believe that “complicated” is an immoveable quality that something possesses”
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existential potential
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2011 07:22 am
@hingehead,
“Your memory doesn’t serve you well if you can’t occasionally forget things”
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 17 Aug, 2011 04:45 pm
It's hard to make up your bed while you're still sleeping in it. Hard to make up your mind for the same reason. ~Robert Brault
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2013 10:13 pm
“For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money.”

Arne Garborg
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2013 11:41 pm
The man of science is a poor philosopher.
Albert Einstein
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2013 11:58 pm
If we can agree on the patterns why can't we agree on the labels ?
Filipe de Albuquerque
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 12:04 am
Knowledge is information on how information connects.
Filipe de Albuquerque
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 12:09 am
1 - Thinking with words is like driving a car with a manual.
2 - Silence is not the absence of thought but of noise.
3 - Being God is the closest thing to being nothing.
4 - A full glass is empty of choices, an empty glass is full of possibilities.
5 - I like water so I can forget I'm a solid. (kind off)
6 - Religion is entertainment taken seriously.
7 - Science is the religion of hope for working people.

Filipe de Albuquerque
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 12:28 am
Time is the form of change.
Filipe de Albuquerque
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 12:47 am
You ought to quote your life before you quote someone's else's...but then authenticity is either foolish expectation or alien to communication.

Filipe de Albuquerque
McTag
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 03:25 am
@Fil Albuquerque,

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 01:28 pm
@McTag,
Frank Zappa, I believe McT.
spendius
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 06:17 pm
@hingehead,
If **** had value the poor wouldn't have arseholes.

Henry Miller.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2013 06:50 pm
@spendius,
It seams Henry was not familiarized with the fertilizer industry...in fact today it is well know that entire ecosystems have collapsed for lacking a good spread of **** here n there as soon the big mammals were hunted to extinction. Mozambique comes to mind for example. Thankfully human groups are experts in producing loads of it in all forms and manners so no risk to our society comes from lacking it.
In fact the problem with poor people is precisely that they don't know that **** has value while Industrials and the likes deal with it like experts.
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Jpsy
 
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Reply Wed 4 Dec, 2013 05:32 am
@hingehead,
Quote:
"Where they burn books they will also in the end burn human bodies"--Heine

This is concern today because I heard they have banned certain books deemed "politically incorrect" in Canada and Europe.
 

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