Tuesday, September 15, 2009

‘Aint it the truth?

It is better to waste one’s youth than to do nothing with it at all.
George Berkeley


It is easier to be wise on behalf of others than to be so for ourselves.
La Rochefoucauld


Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
John F Kennedy


There are no grades of vanity; there are only grades of ability in concealing it.
Mark Twain


To understand all is to pardon all.
Anna Louise de Stael


A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants, and how much more unhappy he might be than he really is.
Joseph Addison


Uncertainty is the worst of all evil until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
Alphonse Karr


I’m off to Taunton to see if physiotherapy will make an operation unnecessary. I’m hoping a flat tummy will be a bonus.

13 comments:

Queenie said...

Some wise quotations there. Best of luck with the physio.

Kim Ayres said...

Flat tummy? Operation? You're not having a cesaerian are you?

Wishing you all the best with the physio :)

sablonneuse said...

Very wise quotations - thank you for posting them - and hope all goes well with the physio.

The Cloudcutter said...

I like the first one best of all! I don't feel so bad about wasting my youth now :-))

Good luck with the physio and yes, I hope you don't need surgery. What's troubling you, if you don't mind my asking?

PI said...

Queenie ; thanks - it was very helpful.

Kim: har har! Thanks for the wishes.

Sandy: glad you liked them - I only choose the ones I approve of.

Cloud: It looks as if the knife can go back in its sheath for now. Nothing life threatening - just wear and tear.

Leah said...

Oh yes, keeping fingers crossed for the physio! I hope it went well today.

great, pithy aphorisms.

and p.s. I know it was ages ago, but I forgot to comment on how much I loved seeing pics of your grandma's exceptionally pretty hanky case, and the quilt. I adore crafts and textiles.

kenju said...

Good quotes!


A flat tummy is always a bonus! Good Luck!

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful quotes. . .

flat tummy. . . I'm so jealous, Good Luck today

cheers, parsnip

lom said...

good luck with the physiotherapy.

As for the quotes, all true.

PI said...

Leah: comments are always welcome - late or not:)

Judy: I should be so lucky:)

Parsnip: all the good wishes paid dividends. Thank you.

LOM: would I lie to you?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well.. I already know what she said...STILL...I wish you much goos luck with the things she told you to do....NO LIFTING, my dear Pat...at least, that's what I got from what you said she said....

Give it your BEST Shot, my dear.
We do not want any operations....!

PI said...

Naomi: I'll really try- I have to keep reminding myself.

a.f.c.tank said...

Wonderful selection on the JFK quote. It's rare to find good examples of chiasmus like this in use anymore, other than at "choi-ch" where the preachers are the real pros.

Continued good health and success!