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## Sayings

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• I've got an English homework involving coming back with a meaningful saying. At this point you may be thinking; are you THREE? Well, life sucks and I've got to do this or face detention.

Of course, I could think something up myself, but I have a week and I'm looking for something different; diverse; clever - with a hidden meaning. Something to make them think, a hidden meaning. Go the extra mile

• A wise man speaks because he has something to say, a foolish man because he has to say something.

• You can tune a piano but you cant tuna fish

• "Life's too short to drink cheap beer."

• Those who can, do... those who can't, teach

• One thing that my mom used to tell me when I was younger (Might apply seeing you're school aged).

"Tis better to be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt"

• Not really a saying per say, but paraphrased from a quote by Napoleon...

"The soldiers win the battle, but the generals get the credit..."

Displayed above every desk I have sat at

• So far my favorite is:

Nobody listens, everybody just waits for their turn to speak.

• If you stand up like a nail, then you will be knocked down.

• Lloyd_Humph wrote:
﻿I've got an English homework involving coming back with a meaningful saying.

"'Sayings' are but simple one-liner opiates for saeculum imprudentissimus. The illuminati refuses to apply any form of reducto ad absurdum logic to the ways and means of our society, real life is too complicated to \sum_{n=0}^\infty." - W3bbo, 2007

Ha! Take that, Oscar Wilde!

• Lloyd_Humph wrote:
﻿I've got an English homework involving coming back with a meaningful saying. At this point you may be thinking; are you THREE? Well, life sucks and I've got to do this or face detention.

Of course, I could think something up myself, but I have a week and I'm looking for something different; diverse; clever - with a hidden meaning. Something to make them think, a hidden meaning. Go the extra mile

Never trust a skinny chef.

• Despair Inc has some pretty good ones -- I could read these for hours ...

Herbie

• You have not pushed far enough unless you've been threatned, if you're dead then you have gone too far.

• Give a man a fire and he will be warm for a night. Set him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

• kettch wrote:
﻿Give a man a fire and he will be warm for a night. Set him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

What if the fire was extinguished immediately (when the man was set on fire), and he was placed in a chilled room? (This might cause a problem in this saying).

Angus Higgins

• My gramps used to have some 'colorful' sayings, and I doubt that you can use this one, but...

"Nothing is more overrated than a good f*ck.  Nothing is more underrated than a good sh!t"

It isn't very PC, but it always cracked me up.

• plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose

• Angus wrote:
﻿
 kettch wrote: ﻿Give a man a fire and he will be warm for a night. Set him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

What if the fire was extinguished immediately (when the man was set on fire), and he was placed in a chilled room? (This might cause a problem in this saying).

Angus Higgins

Shall we start picking apart all of the sayings?

This saying assumes that you are concerned with doing things right. A properly lit fire should not go out easily. [6]