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#138019 - 01/25/05 01:46 PM aphorisms
tsuwm Offline
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"A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire

there are websites galore featuring quotes, witty sayings, aphorisms, apothegms and what-have-you-to-say. I'm wondering if y'all have collected any which might be considered to be more obscure, but worthful nonetheless.


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#138020 - 01/25/05 02:17 PM Re: aphorisms
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Not so witty, but...

Here's from Pascal:

The more I see of men, the better I like my dog.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short.

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it.

The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.

[I've been reading through Pascal cursorily because he's a source of inspiration for young Dorothea in Middlemarch.......Ah! These ice days off from school! What luxury!]


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#138021 - 01/25/05 06:28 PM Re: aphorisms
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Better a witty Fool than a foolish wit.

-- Quinapalus


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#138022 - 01/26/05 10:28 AM Re: aphorisms
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...So what does that have to do with the price of green cheese on the moon?


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#138023 - 01/26/05 12:32 PM Re: aphorisms
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here's one that relates to many a "figure of speech" we've discussed here..

The subtle distinction between two terms [of rhetoric] is completely irrelevant.
- unnamed chairman of Jesse Sheidlower's college classics department


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#138024 - 01/27/05 09:37 AM Re: aphorisms
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The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources


- what sources?


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#138025 - 01/27/05 04:16 PM Re: aphorisms
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this is hardly obscure in hemingway, but how often does he make you laugh?

"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first
time." - Ernest Hemingway


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#138026 - 01/28/05 02:24 PM Re: aphorisms
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>"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time." - Ernest Hemingway

Which is certainly reflected in his "writing."


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#138027 - 01/28/05 03:41 PM aside to TEd
tsuwm Offline
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>certainly reflected in his "writing"

psst.. TEd.. that's why I laughed!
-ron (remantled) obvious

"I could write a book."
- Robert A. Heinlein, in Glory Road


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#138028 - 01/28/05 04:08 PM Aside to ungun nuts...
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NEVER TRUST A GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN'T TRUST ITS OWN PEOPLE WITH GUNS.

______________________________________________Thomas Jefferson


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