Why do people who know nothing always know it so loudly?
Experience is what you have left after everything else is gone
everything is funny as long as it happens to somebody else
it's a sin to believe evil of everyone else, but seldom a mistake
the only normal people are the ones you don't know very well
we're still far from understanding, but we're confused at a much higher level
you can reduce stress by adopting a breathing technique developed centuries ago by Hindu mystics - basically you just take a deep breath, exhale slowly while saying "Sod this I'm off to the pub"
to handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart
don't point a finger, lend a hand
we are not on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through
(Came across this little gem in a Wikipedia Talk discussion:
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Please help add more drama to this thread. When enough drama has been added, please change the name of this noticeboard to Wikipedia:Drama board for people who don't have enough conflict going on in their lives and need to create more of it to give their lives some semblance of meaning and purpose.
Respect (Letters to Editor, London Times)
Sir, Sports fans are well known for waving at the nearest camera for a few seconds of TV fame. I hope that they appreciate that I, in my sitting room, am waving back at them.
Alison Wilcock Badshot Lea, Surrey
Sir, Seven members of my family recently made the 24-hour train journey over the frozen high plateau from Xining to Lhasa. For the last 4-5 hours the track had a policeman every 500 metres who saluted the train.
Now that’s more like it.
Colonel Mike Spence Streatley, Berks
An encounter between Field Marshal Montgomery and General Freyberg while reviewing some New Zealand troops revealed a cultural difference. Sir, Colonel Spence’s reference (“Making waves”, letter, May 13) to saluting, instead of waving, recalls the story of Field Marshal Montgomery reviewing some New Zealand troops with General Freyberg. “I say, Freyberg,” remarked Montgomery. “Your men don’t seem to salute much.” “No,” replied Freyberg. “But if you wave at them, they do wave back.”
Lord Wright Of Richmond House of Lords
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