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Greetings, readers! I hope this week is treating you tolerably.
I have been perusing some of your sources of wisdom available to me, or some interesting analogies, an I have chosen some of my favorites to share with you. Without further ado:
Sayings for Life (in no particular order)
1) S/he who laughs last, not get joke. This, of course, s worth remembering. If you’re in a crowd, and others start to laugh, make sure you start to laugh too, and before someone else. Elsewise it will look as though you do not understand the joke.
Jokesters out there, you might also wish to remember this. The last person to laugh at your joke likely does not (or did not) “get” it.
2) Boxing is like ballet, except there is no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. This Jack Handey quote is worth remembering if you ever get into a dance-off with a boxer, or a fight with a ballerina. They are likely to win. Do not attempt this.
3) Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. This is apparently a quote by Elbert Hubbard. With a name like “Elbert”, I am not too surprised he gave that quote.
…Says the person named “Fluffy McGiggles.”
Of course! I completely understand about weird names, and the need to laugh at live because of it.
4) Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. This J.R.R. Tolkein quote illustrates how well he knew wizards.
If my family hadn’t misperformed a play about wizards, after all, I would still be in my home world. Not here.
This brings me to the next one, though:
5) Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, this is also quite accurate. I do not know what ketchup actually tastes like, since we do not have it at home, but since dragons eat everything, I am positive that this quote is factual. Do not approach a dragon. Your life depends upon it.
6) Simply because you are unique does not mean you are useful. I found this one from a page of “Demotivational” posters. (I have recently lost the link, and there were some off-color words used in prior posters, so I am not sharing the link.) This quote is definitely well worth keeping in mind, however.
7) Dogs have masters. Cats have staff. I think this one does not need explanation.
In a similar “no-explanation-necessary category”:
8) A day without sunshine is like night. Someone named Steve Martin apparently made this astute observation.
9) Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. That is one of the most succinct explanations I have encountered.
10) In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. Also known as “even the best laid plans go awry.”
I hope, readers, that you found this information informative and useful.
Are there any favorite proverbs or sayings of yours that I missed?