Your Philosophical One Liners

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  1. Bobby Cole

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    Philosophy in general is the exploration of life itself and most of the time it explains how it can be bettered.
    Each and every one of us has heard an "old wives" saying or a catchy phrase that we cling onto in order that we may be reminded of how best to react in a given situation.

    A couple of mine are somewhat comical but do have some validity if we look closely.
    1. The grass is greener on the other side of the fence but it is also harder to mow.
    My take: Greater progress takes greater work so be happy with what you have or work harder.

    2. It is the early bird that catches the worm but it's the early worm that gets caught.
    My take: The greatest excuse for rolling over in bed for a few more minutes sleep.

    So, what do ya think? Is there some bit of philosophical whit or wisdom that should be imparted and possibly explored more closely?
     
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    :rolleyes: I wish I could remember them :rolleyes:
    Seen so many good ones that I think, 'I'll share that thought' - then .......... puff ! Its gone !
     
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    Perchance you need ha penny for your thoughts?

    "The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time" Nietzche.
     
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    That is so true - I wonder if I'll remember that one :p
     
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    When someone offers a penny for my thoughts they never give me the damn penny. Same thing when I put in my two cents worth.
     
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    Some old jewels tumbling out there above but I sit here thoughtless; I'll have to come back to this, for the drums beat slowly.
     
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    A closed mouth gathers no foot

    Don't squat with your spurs on

    Profound or what ! .....................:p
     
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    Some things are just common sense...

    "You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish"

    “I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.”
     
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    Love the pun!
     
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    There is something to be said for being a mere Piss Ant in the business world vs striving to President.
    My husband an a few others thought I was nutter when I first starting using my made up phrase.Now they finally get it:D
    And.. the bigger the progress, the bigger the problems :cool:
     
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    On traveling or setting goals:
    Aesop said: Slow and Easy does the trick.

    BUT, according to Zeno as ensampled by one of his paradoxes, (paraphrased) if one travels only half the distance whilst going from point A to point B, and then travels half distances each time after that, one will be traveling for an infinite amount of time and never get where he or she is going.
     
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    @Bobby Cole - that's a bit like when people 'go around the houses' when relaying an event

    I say - 'fewer words and ye shall get to the point - quicker' ...... :rolleyes: ...........:p
     
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    "A bird in hand is better than two in the bush."
     
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    “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
    Plato
     
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    Where's the profit in world peace? Or a cure for the common cold?
     
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    If you go down to the woods today
    Take only pictures
    Leave only footprints
    Keep only memories
     
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    "Beauty is only skin deep."

    My take: Never underestimate the power of caring and genuine friendhip. The person might be covering up some deep-seated problems that've been troubling him/her. Practice discretion in making judgments of other people's character. Whatever ugliness or sadness that's happening internally, a person's face cannot lie.
     
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    Beauty is not only skin deep is it .................
    Like your post and I do try to do as you say - mostly works out :)
     
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    My dear @Avigail David, your "take" is indeed one of such profound importance and merits much more than a mere "like" but alas, one like is all I am allotted to give.

    The creases across the brow now made permanent through ages of many of life's challenges but are yet made invisible when one sees the light that still shimmers and dances in that same person's eyes.
     
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    If you put in your 2 cents worth and are offered a penny for your thoughts...someone's makin' a penny!

    Hal
     
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    The difference between Democrats and Republicans is the Democrats also allow the poor to be corrupt.
    Oscar Levant
    Hal
     
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    I'm so broke I can't even pay attention.
    Frank
     
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