People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than biker chicks

There are two rules for success in life;
1. Never tell everything you know.


Perceptions are stronger than fact  (Make sure you understand this clearly)

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.      (ditto)

 If you show anger you will get no information

The problem with fools is that they can be so ingenious

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.


Tolerance is not a one way street - if you expect it of me then so do I of you.
 
 A goal is simply a dream with a time limit.


The next two go together - sort of - and are interesting !

It is easier to ask forgiveness than to obtain permission.

Permission is only important to the giver.


There's nothing worse than a collection of ignorant people with legitimate grievances.

The older I get the more I realise that any group of people larger than five has the collective IQ of a rock.

Everyone's mad except me and thee and I'm not sure about thee.

Even monkeys fall out of trees.

Turkeys will not vote for Christmas.

Do not argue with a spouse who is packing your parachute.

Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.

The more people I have contact with, the more I love my dog.

The further I get from man, the closer I get to God.
 

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There is always a problem with morals and ethics and drawing lines.
I know a dozen fishermen who will let a trout fight its heart out against a nylon leader but who are proud of themselves because they have never shot anything in their lives. There's also a man I know who will shoot any bird that flies - ducks, geese, francolin, doves, you name it - but he feels quite moral because he's never killed a big animal like a impala or an inyala. I even know a biltong hunter who shoots his kudu every season but would never dream of murdering an elephant just for sport, he thinks that's terrible. But I also know an elephant hunter who wouldn't let a trout fight its heart out against a line.
We all draw different lines and then feel very moral about them.

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FROM the Devils Dictionary

Forbidden, p.p. Invested with a new and irresistible charm. 

Fraud, n. The life of commerce, the soul of religion, the bait of courtship and the basis of political power.

Lawful, adj. Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction.

Police, n. An armed force for protection and participation.

Politics, n. pl. A means of livelihood affected by the more degraded portion of our criminal classes.

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RIGHTS

You do not have the right to a new car, colour TV, cell phone or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you cut off a limb with a power tool, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all of your relatives independently wealthy.

You do not have the right to a job -- we all want one, but you have to work at it.

There are no rights, only permissions granted by some to others.

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