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Old 11-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Truisms

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

Truism: an undoubted or self-evident truth; especially one too obvious for mention.

Quote your fav or make up your own.

From one of my favorite pontificators of wisdom:

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress....But then I repeat myself."

-Mark Twain
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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Submarines & navigation: "Wherever you go, you're in the way there you are."

My other favorite truism is: "Oooh, that's gonna leave a mark"...
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:22 AM   #3
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How about:

It is what it is.

I could be wrong.

Your mileage may vary.

Nobody gets out of here alive. (not to be confused with death and taxes)

Inside every silver lining - there's a dark cloud. (apologies to George Carlin in "Take Offs and Put Ons")
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:51 AM   #4
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Yes dear, you are absolutely right!
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
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Truisms are in the mind of the beholder of course. Here are just a few of my favorites chosen at random. Complete list attached (11 pages, I've been collecting them all my life)...

You are only wealthy if you have something that money cannot buy. Garth Brooks
If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything. Allyson Jones
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. A. Einstein
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Emerson
You never learn anything with your mouth open.
When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail. If you’re going after Moby Dick, take along the tartar sauce.
A successful marriage depends on two things: 1) finding the right person and 2) being the right person.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:18 AM   #6
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"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." -- Will Rogers (popular variant)

Actual quote: "There is no credit to being a comedian, when you have the whole Government working for you. All you have to do is report the facts. I don't even have to exaggerate."
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"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #7
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Never try to teach a pig to sing. You'll waste your time and annoy the pig.

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:33 AM   #8
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:34 AM   #9
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My favorites are the funny ones, that fall into the category of Paraprosdokian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Like: "If I am reading this graph correctly I'd be very surprised." (Stephen Colbert)

And a few others:

If I agreed with you, wed both be wrong.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Or for many of us: I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted pay checks.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:38 AM   #10
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"I would rather die with money than live without it"...

"Risk is the price you pay for opportunity"...
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"Everybody has to be someplace."

"Never argue with an idiot; they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."

"I'd rather sell a kidney than go back to work or get married."
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Financial math has taught me that 1+1= 1 using sufficiently small values of 1.
Also 1+1=3 for sufficiently large values of 1.
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You will never again be younger than you are today.

Today is the oldest you have ever been.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:26 PM   #18
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You will never again be younger than you are today.
True, but I can "bring down the average" by getting a younger girlfriend ....
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True, but I can "bring down the average" by getting a younger girlfriend ....
"You're only as old as the one you feel."
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