Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Some of my favorite sayings

  • Once you pay Danegeld, you never get rid of the Dane.*
  • A guilty conscience is its own accuser.
  • To mourn a mischief past and gone is the next way to bring new mischief on.*
  • Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.
  • Short cuts make long delays**
  • Where will wants not, a way opens.**
  • There will be water if God wills it; we will find it if God wills it; we will drink it if God wills it.+

*Courtesy of Rudyard Kipling. Shut up, Dan!
**Courtesy of William Shakespeare
***Courtesy of JRR Tolkien
+Take this in an atheist sort of way.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Mike V. said...

You missed a couple:

"Darmak and Jilad at Tanagra"
"Chaka, when the walls fell."
"Sucat, his eyes uncovered!"

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Feanor said...

One of my favorites, from a Sinbad movie of all places:

"Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel."

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Mike V. said...

It's true. If you don't tie up your camel, the terrorists win.

11:30 AM  

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