Proverbs and thoughts

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
    Yiddish Proverb

    The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.

    Yiddish Proverb

    What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
    Yiddish proverb

    A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.

    Yiddish Proverb

    One old friend is better than two new ones.

    Yiddish Proverb

    One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.

    Jewish Proverb

    Old friends, like old wines, don't lose their flavor.

    Jewish Proverb

    A wise man hears one word and understands two.

    Yiddish Proverb

    "Don't be so humble - you are not that great."

    Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat

    Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

    Golda Meir

    Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

    Albert Einstein

    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

    Albert Einstein

    When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador, he said "If they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits."

    Albert Einstein

    Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.

    Albert Einstein

    The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.

    Albert Einstein

    You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails.

    Yiddish proverb

    Imagination is more important than knowledge.

    Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton.

    Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

    Albert Einstein

    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

    Albert Einstein

    Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

    Albert Einstein

    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

    Albert Einstein
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Them Yiddish are a talkative bunch, ain't they...:wink:
     

  3. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Though all his life a fool associates with a wise man, he may no more comprehend the Truth than a spoon tastes the flavour of the soup. [ Buddha]
     
  4. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Jeb I agree They talk a lot.:big_smile:
    Billie thanks for sharing.:big_smile:
     
  5. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    Great post Angel:

    In my book, geniuses & intellectuals have immeasurably superior minds, (to people like myself anyway) because they are blessed with the ability to view problems or puzzles from a different angle.

    Call it what you will..."Lateral thinking" or "Thinking outside of the box"....but that's basically what it boils down to. Many of them have graced the pages of history, but the man who impressed me most of all was an English chap by the name of Barnes Wallace. It was his thinking that turned the tide of the second world war in Europe in one of the most daring & downright inventive air-raids ever on Nazi germany with the "Bouncing Bomb".

    The raid was intended to knock out the great dams of the Ruhr Valley & cripple German production & was immortalised in the movie "The Dambusters". Wallace's "thinking outside of the box" kicked in when he realised that the dams were so heavily fortified & protected by anti-aircraft guns that no plane could drop bombs on them without being blown out of the sky. He thought, "why are we trying to drop bombs ON them?....why don't we throw bombs AT them?" He remembered that in the 19th century, Royal Navy cannonballs sometimes used to skip across the water when fired at enemy ships.......and an idea was born.

    Wikipedia page explaining it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouncing_bomb

    Scene from the movie:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qr48QxzyG98





    Oh.............GO ON THEN...... 1980's UK beer commercial poking fun at it!!:roll_eyes:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yYU2GkpRRGU

    P.S.

    Metalman, this one's for YOU! :wink: