Had to boot up the old laptop to retrieve these. There's a bunch! Some of them are pretty good.
If you call one wolf, you're inviting the pack.
Taunt the alligator after you’ve crossed the river.
A wise man appreciates an enemy; a fool doesn’t even appreciate a friend.
Most children are afraid of the dark. Many grown-ups are afraid of the light.
That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
The entire ocean can’t sink a ship unless the water gets inside. Similarly, the negativity of the entire world can’t put you down unless you allow
it to get inside.
Excuses are tools of incompetence, used to build monuments to nothing, employed by those who seldom amount to anything.
You don’t have to wait for an apology to forgive someone.
If you want to build a boat and go sailing, don't tell your friends to bring wood for masts and cloth for sails.
Don't tell them to bring saws and hammers. Tell them how wonderful the sea is.
Give what you cannot keep, to gain what you cannot lose.
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
-Otto von Bismarck
A true optimist isn't a fool. They know the world is painful. They accept it.
And they go on. A real optimist is someone who knows how sad the world is.
A pessimist is someone who somehow re-learns it everyday.
No one can fully realize the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
edit on 20-5-2015 by ColeYounger because: (no reason given)