Wit & Wisdom - April 21st 2014

Wit & Wisdom - April 21st 2014

A Chapter by dw817
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Lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore either.

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  W&W April 21st 2014   

  

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01. We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.


She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore either.  ― Mark Twain


02. The price of greatness is responsibility - Winston Churchill.


03. Education is very important. School, however, is another matter.


04. Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.


05. Guns don't kill people -- people do.


06. He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.


07. He who hesitates is sometimes saved.


08. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.


09. If you are not part of the cure, then you are part of the problem.


10. If you would keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.


11. If your aim in life is nothing; you can't miss. And you can't win.


12. It is better to be deceived by a friend, than to suspect him.


13. Life is that brief interlude between nothingness and eternity.


14. Live every day like it's your last because someday you'll be right.


15. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


16. None love the bearer of bad news.


17. What we do not understand we do not possess.

18. Don't eat the yellow snow.


19. You can't underestimate the power of fear.


20. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.


21. Half the things that people do not succeed in, are through fear of making the attempt.


22. I was strongest when I laughed at my weakness.


23. Stupidity is not knowing how dumb you are.


24. Tell me what you're laughing at and I shall tell you who you are. ― Goethe


25. You can cheat an honest man but not make a fool out of him. ― Confucius




26. The death sentence is abominable, as abominable as the crime itself. Our state must be based on love, not hatred and victimization.


Our penal code must be based on rehabilitation rather than annihilation.


27.
Aging isn't that bad if you consider the alternatives.


28. A home without books is a body without soul.


29. Though they may have won all the battles, we had all the good songs.


30. When choosing between two evils I always like to take the one I've never tried before. ― Mae West


31. I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. ― Oscar Wilde


32. Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth.


33. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.


34. When a finger points at the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger. ― Confucius


35. If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. ― Sir Isaac Newton


36. Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.


37. The roots of knowledge are bitter, but its fruit are sweet. ― Cicero


38. Time is just nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.


39. While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.


40. We might call ourselves human, but we're still just animals.


41. It's kind of fun to do the impossible. ― Walt Disney


42. As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. ― Oscar Wilde


43. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them ! ― Albert Einstein


44. Definition of "Foreign Aid:"
The transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.


45. Cynics are made, not born. ― Carl Marx

46. Pride only hurts. It never helps. ― Pulp Fiction


47. The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.


48. The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.


49. Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.


50. Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate - and quickly.





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28. A home without books is a body without soul.

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Hatchling

6 Years Ago

Ah. I go to the library all the time
dw817

6 Years Ago

And it's not just books you can get there, but videos. You can rent up to 10-videos per week for fre.. read more
Hatchling

6 Years Ago

No not at all.
35.If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. ― Sir Isaac Newton

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dw817

6 Years Ago

Indeed that is a good one. We should never forget those who helped us get in the positive position w.. read more
food for thought. Very nice.
04. Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
Thanks for sharing

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dw817

6 Years Ago

Sure thing, Voice. This is a weekly series so I'll add another 50 next week. Hope to see you there. .. read more

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