Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Aphorisms 7

The quality of a movie is inversely proportional to the number of
helicopters in it.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age,
gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep
down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race
has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that
word would be "meetings."

The main accomplishment of almost all organized protests is to
annoy people who are not in them.

You should not confuse your career with your life.

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is
not a nice person.

On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Disneyland: A people trap operated by a mouse.

Common Sense Isn't.

Sooner or later, EVERYONE stops smoking.

Light travels faster than sound.
This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

The best way to save face is to keep the lower part shut.

1 comment:

justme said...

Always enjoy your aphorisms. Here's a few more:

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool usually has his suspicions.

If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

You have to decide even to hesitate.

We're all funny. Some of us just don't know it yet.

The more you judge, the less you love.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.

Love begins with love.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

The one important thing I've learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously: The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one. (CS Lewis)

Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. (Winston Churchill)