Common sense: Seeing that the earth is flat.
You can shear a sheep many times but skin it only once.
The strength of the wolf is in the pack. The strength of the pack is in the wolf.
No nation is more than three meals away from a revolution.
My karma ran over your dogma.
God may forgive you your sins, but your nervous system won’t.
We judge ourselves by our intentions; we judge our enemies by their actions.
The grave yards are full of indispensable men.
When man wanted to be bored, he invented the sundial. When we wanted to be bored all night as well, we invented clocks.
Never attribute to malice what can be explained by simple incompetence.
Any marriages performed by the captain of this ship are valid for the duration of the voyage only.
See what the baby is doing and tell him he mustn’t.
Hey, it’s just-US!
That’s a fine day when a white man tells white men how to treat niggers!
Saru mo ki kara ochiru.
Even monkeys fall from trees.
The absent are always in the wrong.
Quotes (& Paraphrases) Where I’ve Lost the Source:
Working with (and against) even more systematic belief
Telling lies for a living suited him.
What insurance companies insultingly call an “act of God”
Like eagles: they don’t flock.
Those most at risk from global warming are also those least responsible for causing the problem.
Demand everything; expect nothing.
The feedback loop is half the secret of existence. That, and the hook (or knot) catching another hook until neither can let go without being broken.
Tables keep on turning, big tables, whirling, back to me, back on you.
Many a saying comes to us not attached to a particular source. Sometimes the citer merely doesn’t know the source.
Sometimes I don’t have the citation handy: that won’t stop me from quoting the saying.
Sometimes we paraphrase unaware. Sometimes I paraphrase deliberately.
In any quote I may elide a word, start from the middle …