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Share Your Favorite Proverb

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:55 pm

This is my favorite proverb. I'm not sure where it came from, but it is African.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows that it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It does not matter whether you are a lion or gazelle. When the sun comes up you had better be running.
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Post by bubba » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:17 pm

Can't put a finger on a #1 but there is a few I like.

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
-Confucius

Clean up your back yard before you bitch about your neighbors
-?

Necessity is the mother of invention.
-?

A Jack of all trades is a master of none.
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Post by Skippman » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:55 pm

Couple of mine.

"You cannot cross a river without getting wet." - African Proverb

"In wine there is truth, in beer there is joy, in water there is bacteria." - German Proverb

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Post by InspectahACE » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:05 pm

suppose I should contribute...

A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.

Better to be pissed off than pissed on

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Post by FZ1 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:18 pm

If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day – go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month – get married.
If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.
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Post by Skippman » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:15 pm

Start a man a fire, he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire, he's warm for the rest of his life.

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Post by bubba » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:27 pm

A drunk mans words is an sober mans thoughts.
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Post by bmaverick » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:00 pm

My learned Cowboy proverbs

- Always drink upstream from the herd.

- Don't squat with your spurs on.

- It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

- All hat, and not much cowboy. (Meaning: Refers to someone who presents himself as being better than their actual skill or status warrants (i.e. a 'wanna-be')

- A Good Horse is Never a Bad Color (Meaning: Externals matter little when character and conduct are reliable.)

- A Cowboy Knows the Coffee is Ready When a Horseshoe Will Float on Top.

- Some Cowboys are fools, yet not all fools are cowboys.

- Sometimes it takes a young cowboy, to meet the old cowboy in His saddle.

- Careful as a naked man climbin' a barbed wire fence.

- Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

- Don't interfere with something that ain't bothering you none.

- Real cowboys never run, they just ride away.

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- A wise cowboy is given her what she needs, not what she wants.
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Post by vicaphit » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:35 pm

"Yesterday's answers have nothing to do with today's questions, life can only be understood in reverse, but must be lived forward" - Megadeth, "Losing My Senses"
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Re: Share Your Favorite Proverb

Post by Sowser » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:23 pm

Time is precious. Waste it wisely.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.

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Post by Alathald » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:36 pm

"frogs seem to fly forever when you throw 'em" -martini161
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