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oddcouple 04-01-2016 05:30 PM

"The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear. "
— Samuel Smiles

Allen on 2014-08-24 05:05:37
Forbear, fivebear, who’s counting?

montyb on 2015-10-10 18:22:06
Allen is.

oddcouple 04-01-2016 05:38 PM

"You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea"
— unattributed

maradnu on 2011-03-23 01:38:32
I guess I'm not that old.

kb77 on 2011-09-09 12:27:34
i dont know, my six year old comes up with ideas all the time that pain me greatly!! :)

WRQ9 on 2013-11-15 11:37:40
I've gotten so much younger, it's a shame my body hasn't heard.

maradnu on 2015-01-25 12:03:13
Ah, but I was so much older then I'm younger than that now.

hasselblad on 2015-02-23 06:42:39
Ah, ageism. The last "acceptable" prejudice!

abra 04-01-2016 06:24 PM

"To your friends, you're like a trash bag. They'll use you for a little bit, then they'll throw you out."
— Adam R. Gwizdala



Queethebean on 2012-05-22 19:24:21
That's my friend, Adam R. Gwizdala. Well, he used to be my friend, but, you know how that goes . .

bonlocker 04-02-2016 12:26 AM

"It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggression. "
— Sigmund Freud

montyb on 2012-03-15 19:23:43
Isn't that what in-laws are for?

wvwoman 04-02-2016 01:28 AM

"The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth."
— Francois de la Rochefoucauld


cleofish on 2012-09-22 10:03:36
Did he foresee "The Price is Right"?

munchlet 04-02-2016 07:16 AM

"Unquestionably, it is possible to do without happiness; it is done involuntarily by nineteen-twentieths of mankind."
— John Stuart Mill


abra on 2016-02-27 15:25:46
You didn't expect quotes about sunshine and daisies from that face. Did you?

Quote:

OMgosh, I was quoted. I'm shocked and thrilled.
Abra, you merit multiple citations. I always read your comments and usually learn something or laugh out loud.

Where did Mr. Mill get that statistic, 19/20s of mankind? Did he pull it out of you-know-where? Did he generalize from his own feelings? Recent research on happiness suggests he was far off the mark. Most people can generate happiness, even in fairly miserable circumstances, and it's essential to survival.

munchlet 04-02-2016 07:21 AM

"You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. "
— Unattributed

PianoManGidley on 2010-12-02 01:37:32
Any cook will tell you that. But look what happened to the cook!

Lurker on 2010-12-22 01:37:06
I love that movie. :)

bansaisequoia on 2011-08-02 14:16:03
What movie?

WRQ9 on 2012-07-27 00:06:53
What cook?

BeeAre on 2012-09-22 13:04:10
I thought this was Walter Durranty talking about Joe Stalin starving millions of people in the Ukraine famine of the late thirties.

locodad on 2012-09-28 10:50:35
What did the egg say to the cook?-You crack me up

Lurker on 2013-09-21 12:55:55
The movie was Clue. I believe this particular exchange was Martin Mull and Eileen Brennan.

oddcouple 04-02-2016 08:29 AM

Munchlet. Interesting quote about 19/20th of people. I don't believe it either, but I don't believe very many statistics. I think 95% of statistics are made up to prove whatever the quoter wants them to say.

abra 04-02-2016 09:56 AM

"You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. "
— Unattributed

PianoManGidley on 2010-12-02 01:37:32
Any cook will tell you that. But look what happened to the cook!

Lurker on 2010-12-22 01:37:06
I love that movie.

bansaisequoia on 2011-08-02 14:16:03
What movie?

WRQ9 on 2012-07-27 00:06:53
What cook?

BeeAre on 2012-09-22 13:04:10
I thought this was Walter Durranty talking about Joe Stalin starving millions of people in the Ukraine famine of the late thirties.

locodad on 2012-09-28 10:50:35
What did the egg say to the cook?-You crack me up

Lurker on 2013-09-21 12:55:55
The movie was Clue. I believe this particular exchange was Martin Mull and Eileen Brennan.to

I remember this quote, I was Clueless, about what they were talking about.

wvwoman 04-02-2016 01:05 PM

"No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos."
— D.H. Lawrence


montyb on 2012-01-26 12:23:10
Then my yard is fully itself.

(i laughed when i read this, laughed when i copied it, and laughed again when i pasted it. a 3-laugh rating is excellent!)


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