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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:Well this is not about your favourite or the funniest quote you've ever heard, hence about quotes that give a little (spicy) insight into every days little madness..



... errm, how to look at it from a different angle



... errm, adding a little "wisdom" wink



Like:







"The richest man is not the one who has the most,

but the one who needs the least..."





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i]"aphorism" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (f-rzm) n.

1) A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage. See Synonyms at saying.

2) A brief statement of a principle.

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the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:What is an aphorism? no, I will not look it up wink

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:a stick in the hand is worth 3 on the floor - unless your going to kickup into 3 staff shower....

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:"it's hard to shake hands with a clenched fist"



ghandi


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind.

Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:Slightly different actually Joe, check my sig wink

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:Give a man a fire and he's warm for a night. Set a man alight and he'll be warm for the rest of his life

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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mykrme


mykrme

burning from inside
Location: anywhere but here

Total posts: 165
Posted:keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer.

that's YOUR opinion...

from fire were born, to fire we return...

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Str8Jakit


Str8Jakit

Dealing in Perception & Probability
Location: On the edge of sunrise and sun...

Total posts: 135
Posted:Holding on to anything, causes suffering. meditate

Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.

If there's a shadow in your life, then there is also sunshine. Perception is everything.

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Sethis
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University

Total posts: 1762
Posted:I reject your reality and submit my own wink

Most of the sigs on here are profoundly funny... I think they're the best aphorisms... biggrin


After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

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the_poier
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

the 1337 poier
Location: england

Total posts: 346
Posted:a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes...It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt...and my absolute favourite - Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils oh and theres that old i think, therefore i am

ive got a fuzzbox and im not afraid to use it
R.I.P. gayfest

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:in the kindom of the blind, the one eyed man is king

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:i also like........... your just a beard with an idiot hanging off it

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Theo_
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

Theo_

Dirty Hippie
Location: Norwich Norfolk

Total posts: 347
Posted:To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.

for every minute angry, you loose 60 seconds of happiness

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Ravenhill


member
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 47
Posted:"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
Albert Einstein

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
Oscar Wilde

Is there a difference between an aphorism and a quotation? Cuz if there isn't, does that mean I'm Oscar Wilde?


They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

--Meenik on poi

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mykrme


mykrme

burning from inside
Location: anywhere but here

Total posts: 165
Posted:ask for little - and you won't get even that

that's YOUR opinion...

from fire were born, to fire we return...

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mykrme


mykrme

burning from inside
Location: anywhere but here

Total posts: 165
Posted:if there's something that can go wrong, than be absolutely sure it WILL go wrong - and most of the other things will follow...

that's YOUR opinion...

from fire were born, to fire we return...

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:youth is a flaw which improves daily wink

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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_FSA_

now comes with skydiving license
Location: In your head. (Tasmania, Austr...

Total posts: 1627
Posted:sometimes the best response to reality is to go insane

imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality

sanity calms, but madness is more interesting

war does not determine who is right - only who is left


Proudly owned by the very cute Pineapple Pete. Owner of Noddy. Joint owner of Mr Majestik.

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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:Written by: ravehead

i also like........... your just a beard with an idiot hanging off it



Hey is that a Manny/Bernard quote? bounce

Hmm aphorism eh.. well have one I try to keep in mind during my poi adventures:

"If at first you do succeed, try not to look astonished."

wink


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The Misguided Oracle
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

The Misguided Oracle

the floor is a sea of tigers...
Location: Brisvegas

Total posts: 404
Posted:"Pressure, it can turn a lump of coal into a flawless diamond, or an average person into a perfect basketcase."

"The early worm is for the birds."


"My body is a well tuned machine... It just needs a competent driver." - ?

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now comes with skydiving license
Location: In your head. (Tasmania, Austr...

Total posts: 1627
Posted:politics is not a bad profession. if you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book!!

Proudly owned by the very cute Pineapple Pete. Owner of Noddy. Joint owner of Mr Majestik.

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FireSpirit
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe

Total posts: 743
Posted:You can lead a Horse to water, but you can not make him Drink,
You can put a man through school, but you can not make him think...


~B. Harper (as far as I know)


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:See a pin, pick it up, and all day long you'll have a pin.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:The reward for hard work tends to be more work - dig the best ditches and they give you a bigger shovel.

What's with all this political correctness? I ain't scared to call a spade a shovel...


Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:A man is not finished when he got defeated...
a man is finished when he gives up...

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the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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JohnVenture
BRONZE Member since May 2005

JohnVenture

Member
Location: Floating

Total posts: 42
Posted:When the pin is pulled, Mr Grenade is not our friend.

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:It is ridiculous to claim that video games influence children. If Pacman had affected kids born in the eighties, they'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to monotonous electronic music.

weavesmiley


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Str8Jakit


Str8Jakit

Dealing in Perception & Probability
Location: On the edge of sunrise and sun...

Total posts: 135
Posted:history is writen by the winner.

a sage has neither wants, nor desires. and in such, has all his needs filled.

tom: i have a shirt that say that exact thing, lmao. i haven't worn it in years......child of the beat tom?


Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.

If there's a shadow in your life, then there is also sunshine. Perception is everything.

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:outside every slim young woman there is a fat guy - trying to get in... wink

@str8jackit: redface wink BTDT biggrin


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:Written by: Str8Jakit
Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.




Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morTality.

In the end it only matters
how much we have lived
how much we have loved
and how much we have learned to let go...

redfaced and mumbles "I will do a search before starting a new thread... I will do a search before starting a new thread"
grumbles: who english second languager knows that aphorism and quote is the same?... is it anyways? wink


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