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    A fool and his wisdom are soon parted.

    Those who open their mouth too


    corrected:Those who open their mouth too

    Leigh Griffith

    A number of years ago, I remember listening to one of the “Jack
    Flanders” series on Public Radio. My favorite quote (although not harp
    related) is:

    He who eats when he is full, digs his grave with his teeth.

    Also, the next time you go out for Chinese food, have everyone at the
    table read their fortunes out loud and add the words, “in bed” to the
    end of it. :-D


    To reach destination, must make journey.

    You can not cross a chasm in two leaps.

    Sheep passing a resolution for vegetarianism does not change the wolf’s behavior.

    When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear.

    Life is like stepping onto a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink.

    All generalizations are false, including this one.

    Sorrow never comes too late.

    Neutered animals still have their memories.

    To a fish, everything is wet.

    To be loved, love and be lovable.

    Be kind to all you meet, for each is engaged in a great struggle.


    This appeared in my fortune cookie a few weeks ago:

    Oops- wrong cookie


    Wherever you go, there you are. –“Buckaroo Bonzai”

    If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up somewhere else.

    “Tradition” is what your teacher taught you that was wrong.

    It’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity.


    Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. Then at least you’re a mile away and you have new shoes. – I don’t remember who said that.


    Not exactly an axiom, I know, but– I once knew a delightful old man who was a concert organist in his day. He was just full of wit and humor. Someone asked him: “How old were you when you first started playing?” He answered with a straight face: “Well, I started out on the linoleum.”


    Not an axiom, but one of my favorite lines:


    It sounds like something Miss Chalifoux might have said, no? Or would her version have been saltier?

    Here’s one:

    You can lead a horse to water, but that doesn’t mean he can play the harp.

    And paraphrasing something heard

    Kari Q

    This is not exactly an axiom but it is good advice.

    Always be polite to those handling your food.


    Not an axiom, but I can’t resist sharing this definition of hospitality: making someone feel at home when you wish they were.


    Not an axiom, but I knew someone who used to direct the Naval Academy Choir and she used to tell them “We’ll all start together and end together. Whatever happens in the middle is nobody’s business but ours”



    That one reminds me when I used to play flute duets with a friend of my dad’s. He turned to me and said, “Last one finished is a rotten egg!”

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