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Thranduil Oropherion Redux

Words of wisdom and just plain funny sayings go here.

2/7/2009 #1
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

'Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce

To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:

Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n.'

John Milton, Paradise Lost

2/7/2009 #2

"Eat my shorts." - Bart Simpson

2/7/2009 #3

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2/7/2009 #4
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

"Beam me up, Scotty -- there's no intelligent life down here!" - Seen on a bumper-sticker in Orlando Florida, 1986.

2/7/2009 #5
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

'A gentleman is a man who steps out of the shower to pee.'

Buddy Hacket

2/9/2009 #6

Certainly not intelligent, and makes no LOL for anyone who hasn't played Portal (or listened to 4channers enough)... but after watching my friend Jason playing today, memories were brought back...

"But there's no sense crying over every mistake; you just keep on trying till you run out of cake. And the science gets done, and you make a neat gun for the people who are still alive..." -- "Still Alive" ending theme to Portal.

2/12/2009 . Edited 2/12/2009 #7
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude (denn sie kommt von Herzen). Schadenfreude is the most beautiful kind of joy (since it comes directly from the heart). German saying.

3/31/2009 #8
Aislynn Crowdaughter

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Ali ibn-Abi-Talib (602 AD - 661 AD), A Hundred Sayings

5/1/2009 #9
Aislynn Crowdaughter

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Nichomachean Ethics

5/1/2009 #10
Aislynn Crowdaughter

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

Arthur Brisbane, "The Book of Today"

5/1/2009 #11
Aislynn Crowdaughter

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.

Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), De Amicitia

5/1/2009 #12
Aislynn Crowdaughter

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.

Colette (1873 - 1954), The Pure and the Impure, 1932

5/1/2009 #13
Aislynn Crowdaughter

Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

5/1/2009 #14
Aislynn Crowdaughter

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

Japanese Proverb

5/1/2009 #15
Aislynn Crowdaughter

Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances.

Jay Leno (1950 - )


However, I would qualify that last one with the remark that that will apply reasonably only to friends in town, or at least in the same country. :)

5/1/2009 #16
Aislynn Crowdaughter

Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.

Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953

5/1/2009 #17
Thranduil Oropherion Redux

People define success differently. I point to my friends rather than my bank account.

Thranduil Oropherion Redux

5/1/2009 #18

"Crack is for losers. Cool people do yaoi."


5/4/2009 #19
Aislynn Crowdaughter

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Friedrich Nietzsche

5/16/2009 #20
Aislynn Crowdaughter

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.

Friedrich Nietzsche

5/16/2009 #21
Aislynn Crowdaughter

In truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.

Friedrich Nietzsche

5/16/2009 #22
Aislynn Crowdaughter

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

5/16/2009 #23
Aislynn Crowdaughter

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

5/16/2009 #24
Aislynn Crowdaughter

The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.

Friedrich Nietzsche

5/16/2009 #25
Aislynn Crowdaughter

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?

Friedrich Nietzsche

5/16/2009 #26
Aislynn Crowdaughter

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche, "On Reading and Writing"

5/16/2009 #27
Aislynn Crowdaughter

Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

5/16/2009 #28
Aislynn Crowdaughter

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Dawn, Sec. 297

5/16/2009 #29
Aislynn Crowdaughter

We are always in our own company.

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 166

5/16/2009 #30
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