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Favorite sayings/proverbs

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. ParkCungHee

    ParkCungHee Chieftain

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    There's always the good "Pain is weakness leaving the body."
     
  2. Whiskey_Lord

    Whiskey_Lord Chieftain

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    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions" - Thomas Jefferson
     
  3. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator

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    "Always avoid even the appearance of impropriety" - US Navy contract administration training.
     
  4. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Moderator

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    Sounds a bit too close to 'Caesar's wife must be above suspicion' to me.
     
  5. MajKira

    MajKira Chieftain

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    never,never say nevever again
    All I wanted was a sweet distraction for an hour or two.
    Had no intention to do the things we've done.
    Funny how it always goes with love, when you don't look, you find.
    But then we're two of a kind, we move as one.

    We're an all time high,
    We'll change all that's gone before.
    Doing so much more than falling in love.
    On an all time high,
    We'll take on the world and wait.
    So hold on tight, let the flight begin.
     
  6. Mathilda

    Mathilda Queen

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    "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. "
    - Socrates


    Though I usually paraphrase / abbreviate it to "Oh, kids these days... - Socrates".
     
  7. Veles

    Veles ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓

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    Hehe, we got this too.
    Baba s vozu - kobyle legche (Woman off the cart - the mare is relieved)

    Poles be stealing our proverbs :mischief:

    A good Russian one is:
    Yesli hochetsia rabotat', liag, pospi, i vse proidet (If you feel an urge to work, take a nap, and it will pass).

    Ni skladu, ni ladu, potselui kobylu s zadu. (Neither rhyme nor harmony, go kiss horse's ass).
    Moral: Your story doesn't hold water; You're bull****ting me.
     
  8. Ahovking

    Ahovking Cyber Nations

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    "Come, ye Children, Listen to Me. For I will Teach You the Fear of the Lord"
    Psalm 34:11

    David Wells - I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. And then the question is ask who wrote them.

    Atheist: well there was a big storm and then all the book write
    Pantheist: An old man had writing them all

    As Winston Churchill once said, Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. It is a part of Europe and a part of Asia, yet separate from both. It is rich with natural resources, yet its people have historically been grindingly poor. It has been invaded and overrun by Goths, Huns, Mongols, French and Germans, yet remained uniquely Russian. It has been a superpower and a nearly failed state, a monarchy, communist dictatorship and democracy – all within a span of 100 years. Indeed, Russia is one of the most fascinating civilizations in all of human history.
     
  9. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    He thinks roughly the same way I do about where rights come from.

    "We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books that are said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or from an unseen world, but directly from life."
    -Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, statement made 1 November 1937, as quoted in Atatürk: The Biography of the founder of Modern Turkey (2002) by Andrew Mango
     
  10. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Moderator

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    Or, as Provost Sergeants down the ages have bellowed - 'Get over here before I bring the wrath of God upon you [people]!'
     
  11. Pokurcz

    Pokurcz Chieftain

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    "Life is like peeing all over your self, first its warm and nice, then its cold and wet."

    In Swedish it rhymes.

    "Livet är som att kissa på sig, först är det varmt och gott, sedan är det kallt och vått."
     
  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Flying pig, you forgot the 'your arse'. And it's not censored ;).
     
  13. Singularity

    Singularity Infinite Density

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    A few norwegian proverbs(some very familar ones with a different wording):

    "Crossing the stream to fetch the water"

    "Necessity will force the Devil himself to eat flies"

    "Necessity will make a nude woman learn to spin the wool"

    "The dog waits untill the food is cold"

    "A burnt child fears the fire"

    "What would we do without the ocean? Should we carry our boats?"

    "A small fish in your boat is better than a large one in the fjord"

    "There is hope in a hanging fish line"

    "When it rains on the Vicar it drips on the Ringer"

    "A man waiting to inherit another mans shoe will have to go barefoot for a long time"
     
  14. Ahovking

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    :lol:
     
  15. CommonKnowledge

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    "Mediocrity knows nothing other than itself, whereas talent instantly recognises genius."

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  16. Yared

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    "A Lannister pays his debts." - Just something geeky I say whenever I pay someone back.

    "Han som spar, han har." It's Swedish and means "He who saves, he has." It sounds stupid but at least it rhymes in Swedish.

    "Nothing is forever."

    "Only babies should whine."
     
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    RedRalph Chieftain

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    "Chips shouldn't bounce"
     
  18. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Just a passenger

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    "In order to reach adulthood, they tell us to pack away our childish things. But I'll be unpacking them when I arrive."
     
  19. squall78

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    just seen Rounders again in a long time:

    "In the game of life, women are the rake"
     
  20. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    "Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then you will be a mile away from them, and have a new pair of shoes."
     

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