To paraphrase an advert that was on my local TV not so long ago...

If I risk talking when I have a stutter, I will risk people laughing at me. If I risk trying something I am not good at I will making a fool out of myself. If I risk sky diving I risk dying if the parachute doesn't open. What then, it the most dangerous risk of all? It is to risk NOTHING.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
If at first you do succeed, try, to hide your astonishment,

A Buddhist wise saying of the great LAO TSEU:
Only when you see alight a mosquito on your testicles, you realize that you can solve certain problems better without violence.

The class warfare has been underway for some years . Our side won. - Warren Buffett

Only when a mosquito alights on your testicles do you realize that violence is not necessarily the solution to every problem. - Lao Tsu

Only when a mosquito's testicles alights you do you realize that violence is not necessarily the solution to every problem. - Lu Tsao

"You can make any public figure sound like a boob, if you record everything she/he says." - Mark Liberman

Any woman can give birth to a child, but it takes a real woman to love, cherish and raise that child.

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

~ Albert Einstein

One of my favourite bhuddist quotes of all time.

-Without speaking, without silence, how can you express the truth?"

No. 24 from the Gateless Gate. It requires a profound understanding of the truth to get the meaning of this quote.

The invisible and the non-existent often look very much alike. - Julia Sweeney

Je suis divisé
On m'a multiplié
J'ai jamais rien soustrait
Et je laisse la somme aux autres

  • Claude Péloquin (Québécois Poet)

I'm a man divided
They multiplied me
I never subtracted anything
And I leave the sum of it all to others

If you think education is expensive....try ignorance. anonymous

Anger is one one letter less of "Danger". Hence be careful.

If you want it done right, do it yourself.

scars remind us where we have been, they don't dictate where we go.

Two of my all time favorites
"If you don't care about someone they can't hurt you"
"Thou shall smile and have a nice day and it shall infuriate those who have other intentions for thee."

Life is like riding a bicycle: you must keep moving or you'll fall over

“Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.”
... Stephen King

"Spying among friends is never acceptable."
... Angela Merkel to Obama

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right"

"It's 90% attitude, and 10% action"

“The cable companies have figured out the great truth of America,” he noted. “If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring. Apple could put the entire text of ‘Mein Kampf’ inside the iTunes user agreement and you’d just go ‘Agree.’” - John Oliver on Net Neutrality (Last Week Tonight)

"Spying among friends is never acceptable."
... the turks to the germans

"You'll never be successful tomorrow from the perspective of today"

"We are asleep until we fall in Love!"
--- Leo Tolstoy

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
--- Albert Einstein

Arguments have no chance against petrified training; they wear it as little as the waves wear a cliff. - Samuel Clemens (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court)

A beautiful girl is chemically 75% water, but what a lovely surface tension!

"A young man should pay attention to intelligent women."
... Max Paulaner

"It takes two people to aruge. If you say nothing, the argument ceases."

"Faith is not about everything turning out okay;
It's about being okay, no matter how things turn out."

"If you argue correctly, you're never wrong.”
... Christopher Buckley