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Aphorism is better than no rism at all...

I collect aphorisms. I enjoy the little twists of phrase that give sage advice for getting along in life. I figured I’d put a bunch of them together and toss them out here, and see if anyone else wants to contribute any others.

I’m not saying I follow all these, but I do try to keep them in mind.

“Never get into an argument with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, and beat you through experience.”

“Freedom is the right to be held responsible for one’s own actions.”

“One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.”

“Don’t speak when you can nod. Don’t nod when you can smile. Don’t smile when you can wink.”

“Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.”

“Better to be silent and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

“It’s better to regret the things you did than the things you didn’t do.”
Any others?



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Comments (14)

"Friends don't let frien... (Below threshold)

"Friends don't let friends vote Democrat."

"At least one of my persona... (Below threshold)

"At least one of my personalities is sane."

You can pick your friend... (Below threshold)

You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.

Wish in one hand and crap i... (Below threshold)

Wish in one hand and crap in the other, see which gets filled faster.

"If a friend owes you $5... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

"If a friend owes you $50.00 and you never hear from him again, it was probably worth it."


Hey, Lair, isn't that one o... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Hey, Lair, isn't that one of Charles Johnson's rotating headlines? If I wasn't so lazy, I'd google it and see where it comes from.


Just because you are parano... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean everyone isn't out to get you.

Never wrestle with a pig. Y... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and the pig enjoys it.

We are what we habituall... (Below threshold)

We are what we habitually do. Success therefore is not happenstance but experience.

If at first you don't su... (Below threshold)

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not the sport for you.

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Here's one that applies to them on the Left: "Sure, diversity is okay as long as everybody thinks alike."

The race may not be always ... (Below threshold)

The race may not be always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet. -- Terrence Reese.

"You can't embarrass... (Below threshold)

"You can't embarrass a flatulent skunk." --- me.

Perception is nine-tent... (Below threshold)

Perception is nine-tenths of the law.






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