Think about it…

This is a complete collection of “foreign” quotes feeding the random “Think about it…” sidebar box. Russian expressions can be found in a separate post.

  • “Always drink upstream from the herd.”
  • “Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.” — John Peers
  • “Free advice is the kind that costs you nothing unless you act upon it.”
  • “An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist — half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.”
  • “Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.” — Harry S. Truman
  • “It's much easier to restrain our wrath when the other fellow is bigger than we are.”
  • “Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.” — Walter Winchell
  • “Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools.” — Gene Brown
  • “Why don't you learn from my mistakes? It takes half your life to learn from your own.” — Shelagh Delaney
  • “Trouble defies the law of gravity. It's easier to pick up than to drop.” — Johathan Raban
  • “Nowadays, everyone who can drive a brush on a canvas is calling himself an artist.” — Gray S. Oldman
  • “You only need two things to be able to achieve something: patience and interest. Everything else are excuses.” — Gray S. Oldman
  • “Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we're not the person involved.” — Mark Twain
  • “You can pay attention to the fact, in which case you'll probably become a mathematician, or you can ignore it, in which case you'll probably become a physicist.” — Len Evans
  • “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo-hoo, what a ride!!!"”
  • “You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the US of arrogance, and Germany doesn't want to go to war.”
  • “When you are travelling abroad, read the local papers and try the local drinks.”
  • “Time is meaningless. It's an abstract concept invented by the carbon-based life forms in order to monitor their own decay.”
  • “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford
  • “You know your children have grown up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they are going.”
  • “The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.” — "Smile" Zingers

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