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The Xenophile Historian

K. U. P.

(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)

Some of My Favorite Proverbs

  1. "Nothing truly great is achieved through moderation."--M.A.R. Barker (a college professor & fantasy writer)
    [My comment on this: The Pyramids, Great Wall of China, and the Tropicana Stadium (In St. Petersburg, FL) were not built by people with little dreams.]
  2. "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose."--Nostrildamus
  3. "We don't do minimums."--Brig Hart
  4. "Middle Eastern rhetoric is like Middle Eastern coffee; both can be stronger than necessary."--Paul Harvey
  5. "The Stock Market is like a roller coaster; only those who get off get hurt."--Paul Harvey
  6. "Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get very dirty, and the pig enjoys it."--Will Rogers
  7. "The Internet is a place you go when you want to turn your brain on, and a television is a place you go when you want to turn your brain off."--Steve Jobs
  8. Coincidence is God incognito (a modern Jewish proverb).
  9. "It is better to remain silent and be considered a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."--Abraham Lincoln (this is also a paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 10:3)
  10. "A man who only lives for himself is not even half alive."--Science fiction writer Poul Anderson
  11. "Right thinking governs greater men; laws govern lesser men."--Unknown
  12. "You know the world is not right when:
    The best rapper is white,
    The best golfer is black,
    The tallest basketball player is Chinese,
    France is accusing the US of arrogance,
    and Germany doesn't want to go to war!"--Basketball star Charles Barkley
    (And the Stanley Cup [hockey] champions for 2004-05 are from Florida. So far, the twenty-first century is shaping up to be a topsy-turvy time.--CK)

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