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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #175 on: August 28, 2008, 03:49:06 pm »
Better to be bested in whit, by a sharp. Than in cunning by a fool.

Incompetence hides design better than design hides incompetance.

The condemned man has the by far the widest latitude of action. By virtue of the limitations of worldly justice and punishment.

Shared vices fuel the excuses that inevitably lead to over indulgence.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #176 on: August 29, 2008, 12:19:30 am »
Like people, animals will become frightened and likely do whatever you say if you whip them enough.

In love, as in life, one misheard word can be tremendously important. If you tell someone you love them, for instance, you must be absolutely certain that they have replied "I love you back" and not "I love your back" before you continue the conversation.

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.

And always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said: "A truck!"
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #177 on: August 29, 2008, 12:28:03 am »
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "I drank what?"

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #178 on: August 29, 2008, 12:33:40 am »
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "I drank what?"

That's just wrong! ;D

I have one I found on another forum:

"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves." :D
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It is by combustion of coal and boiling water that the engines acquire speed.
For protection, the eyes acquire goggles,
The goggles become a warning.
It is by steam alone that I set my contraptions in motion."

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #179 on: August 29, 2008, 12:55:25 am »
That's just wrong! ;D

Don't blame me, blame Val Kilmer since he said it in 'Real Genius'.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #180 on: August 29, 2008, 01:09:28 am »
Big Fella, He done gone Buggerup.

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Herr Döktor, may I intervene here with something similar or perhaps a variation on what you were getting at :)

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Here is the crisp and unimprovable description of an eclipse of the sun, as related by an unnamed Australian aboriginal astronomer in 2002.
"Kerosene lamp belong Jesus gone bugger-up."
Good night.
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #181 on: August 29, 2008, 07:00:08 am »
Escalators never break, they just turn into stairs. This is the most important philosophy to remember when selling anything.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #182 on: August 29, 2008, 08:11:48 am »
Elevators never break, they just turn into stairs. This is the most important philosophy to remember when selling anything.

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I hope I don't sound pernickety but should that be "elevators" - lifts to us in the UK, or "escalators" - as in moving staircase?

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #183 on: August 29, 2008, 11:47:32 am »
Escalators, easy to confuse with elevators to a mildly-inebriated mind.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #184 on: August 29, 2008, 04:39:36 pm »
sarcasm is the lowest form of humour, but the hardest to master
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #185 on: August 29, 2008, 06:31:07 pm »
"Tapping the emergency lighting power wires fer yer apparatus, no matter how justified it might seem, upsets the Fire Marshals something awful." 

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #186 on: August 29, 2008, 07:04:07 pm »
So many people talk about the origin of all evil.  Some say it's greed, lust, rage, envy, and many others.  But the truth is, boredom is the root of all evil.  I mean, if these people had something productive they could enjoy doing, they wouldn't go through all the trouble of being evil!!

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #187 on: August 31, 2008, 03:58:21 pm »
Aways turn left at Albuquerque

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #188 on: September 01, 2008, 12:43:53 am »
In fact, always turn left at any town that's got two "Q"s and three "U"s in it.
Such are the feeble bases on which many a public character rests.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #189 on: September 01, 2008, 01:06:46 am »
"Always be polite to a dragon. It's harder than it sounds. Dragon etiquette is incredibly complicated, and if you make a mistake, the dragon eats you." --Patricia C. Wrede

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #190 on: September 04, 2008, 01:38:46 am »
There's nothing wrong with talking to yourself. There's not even anything wrong with arguing with yourself. When you come to blows, however, that's a different matter...
By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
By the Beans of Life do my thoughts acquire speed
My hands acquire a shaking
The shaking becomes a warning
By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #191 on: September 04, 2008, 02:00:39 am »
I stopped talking to myself when I realized that, half the time, I knew what I was going to say next.

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #192 on: September 04, 2008, 02:12:44 am »
when writing, i tend to speak my characters dialogue, which is one of the reasons i stopped writing in public. speaking both sides of a conversation, in different voices, which has nothing to do with the current surroundings, and often repeating variations of the same sentence, tends to get you some odd looks
I was beginning to think wishing on stars was just for babies and crazy people...
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #193 on: September 04, 2008, 06:10:52 am »
"There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #194 on: September 05, 2008, 06:32:01 pm »
Learn the Words........
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #195 on: September 05, 2008, 07:14:59 pm »
"When in doubt, get the hell out" --Jason Hawes

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #196 on: September 05, 2008, 08:30:21 pm »
"Do as thou will shall be the whole of the law."
- Aleister Crowley

"Do as the law shall be the whole of your will."
- Stalin (something like that)

"Which of them would you rather have rule the world?"
- Me to a friend during a political argument of which I will not go into detail...
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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #197 on: September 05, 2008, 09:34:40 pm »
Neither of them.

Bloody aphorists!!

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #198 on: September 05, 2008, 09:47:41 pm »
Fair enough... it seems that Mr. Crowley would have us live in a world a bit more erm... interesting than it ought to be.  ;)

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Re: Distiiled Wisdom
« Reply #199 on: September 05, 2008, 11:09:24 pm »
"Love, and do what you will" - St Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)

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