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mercoledì, novembre 15, 2006

On revertive on retrogression



Variant: A bird in the hand makes it hard to blow your nose. Time flies when you're having fun. If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right
When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Possible Interpretation: Never give up. Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising everytime we fall. --Confucius
Christian New Testament Possible Interpretation: A person cannot be told what to do in his own house.
Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, lead at night. Little by little and bit by bit. Repeating a lie doesn't make that lie true.
If wishes were horses, then beggers would ride, but you better not think about going outside. Home is where the heart is. Yogi Berra Variant: It's not over till it's over. Loose lips sink ships.
The beauty of things lies in the mind that contemplates it Strike while the iron is hot. The English are a nation of shopkeepers (attributed to Napoleon)
Interpretation: If you are going to do something, do it right. Like father like son.
A miss by an inch is a miss by a mile. Practice makes perfect. Raining cats and dogs.
Possible Interpretation: Do not rush into what you do not know. The coat makes the man. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Chance favors the prepared mind.
Where's there's muck, there's brass Jack is as good as his master. You never know what you've got till it's gone.
Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked. Possible Interpretation: You cannot explain what some people like.
Politics makes strange bedfellows. Don't burn your bridges before they're crossed. Penny wise, pound foolish.
It's the empty can that makes the most noise. Curiosity killed the cat. There's no time like the present. Interpretation: A person who is active will not grow stale. Life's a Witch and then you fly.
All for one and one for all. From "The Three Muscuteers" of Alexandre Dumas pere. A watched kettle never boils. You never know what you've got till it's gone. It ain't over till it's over.
See also Dorothy Parker: You can lead a horticulture, but you cannot make her think. You can't grease a pig so many times that he can't be greased one more time. I.e., One is often better off keeping his mouth shut. Attributed to Winston Churchill. It's easier to turn falsehood loose than correct it everywhere it runs to. You can't get there from here.
This was a referance to the high wages paid to garbage collectors at one time. Fine words butter no parsnips. or when it rains, it pours. Paddle your own ...

Troy Martinez - xzbwah@cpost.plala.or.jp

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