Friday, 25 September 2015

I Must Study

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. ~ John Adams #quote

He is a self-made man and worships his creator. ~ Irvin S Cobb #sarcastic #quote

The wind charged furiously through it, panting towards the downs #literaryExpression

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius #quote

Small-time gamblers who place small bet in order to prolong the excitement of a game are called "dead fish" by game operators because the longer the playing time, the greater the chances of losing. #factoid
A swaggering air of braggadocio [braggadocio = pretentious bragging] #literaryExpression

The cynics are right nine times out of ten. ~ Henry Louis Mencken #quote

Felicitousness in the choice and exquisiteness in the collocation of words #literaryExpression

It doesn't matter what temperature a room is; it's always room temperature #bumperstickers

Cold shoulder  ~ To display aloofness and disdain  #ENGidioms

ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote  

The average hen lays 228 eggs a year #factoids

Whistled life away in perfect contentment #literaryExpression

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

In the 13th century, it was customary to baptize children with beer. #factoid

Strange capacities and suggestions both of vehemence and pride #literaryExpression

Dignity and sweet patience were in her look #literaryExpression

The  severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the  reach. #lifelaws

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. ~ #BumperSticker

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

It was a night of little ease to his toiling mind #literaryExpression

Today's subliminal message is: ( ) #bumperstickers

I suffered agonies of shyness #literaryExpression

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. #factoid

Stamped with unutterable and solemn woe #literaryExpression

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright #quote

A puissant and brilliant family [puissant = powerful; mighty] #literaryExpression

ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote 

Monday, 21 September 2015

All We Are Saying...

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Mother Teresa #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. ~ John Lennon #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. ~ Thomas a Kempis #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain't they got no shame
~Nikki Giovanni #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. ~ George Carlin #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day 2015

 Via:  Wumo

 Via: City Folk

 Via:  Bug Martini

 Via:  Far Left Side

 Via:  Bizarro Comics

 Via:  Free Range

Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you. ~ Edward Blackbeard #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail. Ahoy! #TalkLikeAPirateDay

If ye can't trust a pirate, ye damn well can't trust a merchant either. #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

You don't know what it is to live and laugh and love and run a man through! You've never tasted salty air on your tongue or waved heartily at a mermaid! ~ Gideon Defoe #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Waves crack with wicked fury against me ship's hull while ocean currents rage as the full moon rises o're the sea. ~ Capt. John Phillips circa 1723 #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Now, on deck! Batten down the hatches, weigh anchor! We sail...with the tide. ~ Jack Sparrow #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Shiver me timbers. #TalkLikeAPirateDay

To err is human but to arr is pirate!! #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Friday, 18 September 2015

A Dog's Advice

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. #aDogsAdvice

Do, or do not. There is no 'try'. ~ Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back') #quote

HABEAS CORPUS A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Let Bygones Be Bygones: To forget about a disagreement or argument. #ENGidiom

Hit The Hay: Go to bed or go to sleep. #ENGidiom

A sense of meditative content #literaryExpression

A rare and dazzling order of beauty #literaryExpression

Obtuse: blunt, stupid #ExquisiteAdjectives

Vain allurements of folly and fashion #literaryExpression

What was your favorite thing to collect as a child, and why? #JournalWritingIdeas

The average surface of the human intestine is 656 square feet (200 m). #factoid

The leaves syllabled her name in cautious whispers #literaryExpression

He submitted in brooding silence #literaryExpression
Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: subtle hints do not work! strong hints do not work! obvious hints do not work! Just say it! ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. ~ Ken Olson, 1977 (president of Digital Equipment Corp.) #quote
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Everything But The Kitchen Sink: Almost everything and anything has been included. #ENGidiom

Some dim-remembered and dream-like images #literaryExpression

Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime. #factoid

Why do they call it a bumper if your not going to use it #bumperstickers

Across the gulf of years #literaryExpression

Your great attention to detail is both a blessing and a curse. #fortunecookiesayings

The Last Straw: When one small burden after another creates an unbearable situation, the last straw is the last small burden that one can take. #ENGidiom

How can I miss you if you won't go away #bumperstickers

INDISCRETION, n. The guilt of woman. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The sun blazed torridly #literaryExpression

If We All Quit Voting Will They All Go Away #bumperstickers

A frigid touch of the hand #literaryExpression

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: To take on a task that is way too big. #ENGidiom

Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote
A supercilious scorn and pity [supercilious =  haughty disdain] #literaryExpression

The extraordinary wistful look of innocence and simplicity #literaryExpression

Get Down to Brass Tacks: To become serious about something. #ENGidiom

If you think you are fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. ~ Albert Einstein #quote