devised the name "Punks" to describe those of my invented
"pithy" sayings that were a cross between puns and witticisms in
aphoristic form. Here is a first selection.
Link to the second selection is located at
the foot of this page.
Link to the second selection is located at the foot of this page.
These are all, to the best of my knowledge and memory, original, but I accept that after more than half a century of amassing quotations, I may have indulged in flattery by plagiarism, in which case my thanks and acknowledgements to the original sources, who may themselves, of course, not have been truly original.
Advice that is free is worth every penny.
Advice that is free is overpriced.
Hard work avoided is often opportunity missed.
A bird in the hand . . . can be very embarrassing
He who can does, he who cannot plagiarises.
Many are culled but few are frozen.
Don't be blinded by musterbation.
Clear your mind of can't.
Make war on won't.
Don't communicate oughtism.
They say? Who
When you know you’re in the right you can
afford to keep your cool; when you suspect you may be in the wrong, you can’t
afford to lose it.
Now that I’ve discarded expectorations, spats are a
thing of the past, he said phlegmatically.
Is curtship sex without foreplay? Or little ado
The Battle Hymn of the Republic deals with the
grapes of wrath;
the Book of Esther deals with the gripes of Ruth.
The smaller the purse, the more vicious the fight.
With some people you spend time, with others
you invest it.
“They shall not grow old as we who are left
grow old” might have been said by Tony Benn of New Labour.
I remember the time when Microsoft meant a
He who hesitates gains a stitch in time.
A stitch in time . . . ravels the furl’d knot
Isn’t it ironic how often a yes-man makes a
The flower smells sweetest when it’s about to
The worst timekeepers always have the best
Any connection between your
reality and mine is purely coincidental
you get right down to it, the question that remains is: “Am I going to be up
Fishing for a
complement (may be said of any practitioner)
Become too rigid and you lose your holisticity.
The simile stayed frozen on
Life was composed of a
series of days filled with countless unforgiving moments
Life is all stings and
The incurable in
pursuit of the unendurable.
Listen to the harmony
as well as the notes.
Some ethnic kosher restaurants have opened in Golders Green:
Thai: Chuts Pah
Japanese: So Su Mi
Indian: Kashmir in Toches
Brazilian: Villa Lobbos
Turkish: Oy veh Izmir.
Heidi Fisher advert:
"Executive Club for quality Jewish" could make me seriously
There is life after
Beth: where is thy sting?
The gripes of Ruth
When life hands out
freebies, keep an eye open for the invoice.
He kept his head while all
about were losing theirs'.
A mini conversation may be
more effective than a talking jag.
We diminish our case
when we increase our words.
You hear what I'm
saying, but are you listening?
A surface concern may
disguise a deep-rooted anxiety.
I'm Much Better [Title
of article on communication]
By giving an illness a
name we run the risk of treating the symptom rather than the cause. The act of identification may seem to be sufficient in
If we listen too hard,
we are liable to hear our own thoughts.
The most insidious form of
flattery is self-deception.
I have just written my own
obituary. It reads: "I intend
to live long enough to read this obituary notice."
There is an involuntarily
arrogant assumption on the part of computer buffs and internet users that
everybody is as "connected" as themselves.
The truth is that they form a very small minority of the world's
population and probably are unable to access anybody else of similar interest
other than that of computers and the Internet.
Getting up a head of
If it hurts, why do it?
The art of modelling:
It's all done with mirrors (or: What you see is What you get).
Yesterday is a memory; tomorrow is a dream; today is
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