Cod philosophy

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Well that put a dampener on things.

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Don’t Pike him, Tell

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To quote a post from an old university friend.

These sayings/insults are incredible gems from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words! I hope you delight in them as much as I have.

  1. "He had delusions of adequacy. ” Walter Kerr
  2. "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”- Winston Churchill
  3. "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. - Clarence Darrow
  4. "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”-William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
  5. “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
  6. "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.” - Moses Hadas
  7. "I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” - Mark Twain
  8. "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” - Oscar Wilde
  9. "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one.” -George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
  10. "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one.” - Winston Churchill, in response
  11. "I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here” - Stephen Bishop
  12. "He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” - John Bright
  13. "I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.” - Irvin S. Cobb
  14. "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.” - Samuel Johnson
  15. "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up. - Paul Keating
  16. "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” - Forrest Tucker
  17. "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” - Mark Twain
  18. "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” - Mae West
  19. "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” - Oscar Wilde
  20. "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.” - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
  21. "He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” - Billy Wilder
  22. "I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I’m afraid this wasn’t it.” - Groucho Marx
  23. The exchange between Winston Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.” He said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
  24. “He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.” - Abraham Lincoln
  25. “There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.” – Jack E. Leonard
  26. “They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.” – Thomas Brackett Reed
  27. “He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.” – James Reston (about Richard Nixon) —Robert L Truesdel
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Very good Camphuw.

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It’s said that as they grow older a man can start to look distinguished, whereas an older woman just looks extinguished.

Which is why it’s important for us to grow old disgracefully.

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The first of the Stoics.

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You just broke the silence :wink:

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But did it add information?

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That should be written into law.

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And the release of methane will cause run away global warming.

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