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Saturday, 28 June 2014


Hello Folks!

And welcome to my new regular end of week feature

Quotations To Brighten Any Weekend

. . . .  where we can relax after our busy week, have a few laughs and share some famous words of wisdom and humour.

In England we have a saying "Poet's Day" which means "Push Off Early, tomorrow is Saturday!" . . . so in a sense our weekend starts in Friday afternoon.  I believe the American equivalent is TGIF, meaning "Thank God It's Friday!"

I have a very funny book, which I have enjoyed for over 30 years.  Some of these famous wisecracks are taken straight from it, with others from various sources elsewhere:

Ready? - well here goes! and hope you like them!

I'll start with a few Instant Quips!

Essayist Charles Lamb said:
"The greatest pleasure I know is to do good by stealth, and to have it found out by accident."

Jerome L. Jerome, author of 'Three Men In A Boat' argued:

"It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless of course  you are an exceptionally good liar."

Winston Churchill considers:
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick them selves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."

Mark Twain was a genius and had two things to say, worthy of note about righteousness:

"To be good is noble, but to teach others to be good is nobler - and less trouble!"

"Always do right: this will gratify some people and astonish the rest!"

The Frenchman, Talleyrand, in 1815 uttered these famous words:

"Mistrust first impulses, they are always good." 

Robert Musil was rather sceptical of advancing technology, when he said:

"Progress would be a wonderful thing - if only it would stop!

George Bernard Shaw had a slightly different take on a well established quotation:

"Do not do unto others as you would they should do unto you.  Their tastes may not be the same."

Heinrich Heine, German poet:

"One should forgive ones enemies, but not before they are hanged!"

Will Rogers, American humorist:

"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else!"

American novelist James Branch Cabell:

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."

Arthur Bloch, shrewd commenter,

"The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on,"

Robert Frost, American Poet:

"The brain is a wonderful organ.  It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."

More next Weekend - enjoy this one!

. . . .  and please stop by at EVA's for some more laughs at her highly hilarious Weekend Silliness slot.


  1. haha hang the enemies and then forgive
    After that you can sure live and let live
    Or would that be live and let die
    Oh me oh my
    lol smile and blame another you say
    That works for my bay
    And the cat can spin a tale
    So he can lie without fail
    Things sure are funny if elsewhere
    Then again can be funny at my lair
    As long as no one chokes to death on cat hair
    Then I'd need a lie or two to spare

    1. You are today in such good form
      As we expect just as your norm
      III hope these Saturday Quotaions
      Will cause a lot of titilations
      I have a lot more silly things
      To show as every post brings,

    2. Pat in first place? But I will not scoff.
      I slept late, so I'll take the loss.

    3. It's not good sleeping all day in bed
      It allows chaps like Pat to get ahead!!


    4. Coffee in bed late in the morning
      Is a wonderful thing and not at all boring. Ha.

    5. I know for after writing all about these life dramas
      It's now three o'clock and I'm still in pyjamas !!! ROFL

    6. Weekends are made for relaxing!
      The work week can be quite taxing!

    7. Gosh this lass has so many rhymes in her bonnet
      She willl soon compose a full blown sonnet . . . . . . lol

    8. I must go now, I cannot stay.
      I'll leave to others. Pat, take it away!

  2. nice...i def like to do good by stealth
    and let it be found out...poets day eh?
    i like the name of that game...ha...being
    a teacher i am off for the summer so
    ha, true too on happening to someone else
    & being funny...smiles.

    1. Thank you Brian . . . . always pleased to exercise your chuckle muscle . . . . lol

  3. Funny stuff on this Saturday morning! I'm an optimist, married to a pessimist, so of course I can relate to that quote every day. Haha.

    1. Well I think ladies usually are more the optimists! . . . . . seems universal. :)

    2. Pretty and wise!
      Just better than you guys! Lol...

    3. Oh hark at her with her feminine graces
      Trying to put us chaps through our paces! lol

    4. Oh I'm not putting you through your paces,
      Just putting you in your proper places! Ha.

    5. So that position would be first
      And that would make you worst! lol

    6. WRONG she says like the sound of a gong.
      Wow, this would make a funny song!

    7. You go girl!
      Hi Eddie...back from a hot humid weekend at the lake....
      Betsy know what she is talking about....same situation here.....ha!
      Enjoy your week....
      Linda :o)

    8. Hi Linda . . . . glad to see you enjoyed weekend at rthe cottage . . . .

      I might have known you'd take Betsy's side . . . . ROFL . . . . Have a good week . . . .

  4. *Always forgive your enemies AFTER you've hanged them*!!!!!! Ha!

    Our grandma used to say....... *Be the matter what it may, always speak the truth*!
    Now you've started me off!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

    1. Yes Grandma could have quoted a lot of these - she was so wise.

      Remember "He who goes borrowing, goes sorrowing!! . . . . . lol
      Eddie x

  5. Fun quotes. I love all things having to do with Mark Twain. I was directed here through Wrestling With Retirement and I'm glad Eva guided me your way. You're an excellent writer I look forward to reading more. I hope you'll visit me sometime at Chubby Chatterbox. Take care.

    1. Thank You Stephen - I have a humdinger of a quote by Mark Twain:

      A myriad of men are born; they labour and sweat and struggle for bread; they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; shames and humiliations bring down their prides and their vanities; those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. The burden of pain, care, misery, grows heavier year by year; at length, ambition is dead; pride is dead; vanity is dead - longing for release is in their place. It comes at last – death, the only un-poisoned gift earth ever had for them, and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence; where they achieved nothing; where they were a mistake and a failure and a foolishness; where they have left no sign that they have existed - a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever. Then another myriad takes their place, and copies all they did, and goes along the same profitless road, and vanishes as they vanished - to make room for another, and another, and a million other myriads, to follow the same arid path through the same desert, and accomplish what the first myriad, and all the myriads that came after it, accomplished - nothing!

      Isn't that utterly incredible?

      Yes I love Eva and her wit.
      Thank you for your kind words.

      I shall be over in a few milliseconds ~ Eddie

  6. Thanks for all the quotes, Eddie!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= <3

    1. Thats OK Cloudia - I am doing a weekly feature - lovely to see you, as ever ~ Eddie

  7. I think I agree with Charles Lamb most of all - some of the others sound a right miserable bunch of pessimists! Hehehe! Doughnuts are so much nicer than their holes, same as glasses half full... :-)

    1. Next week I can see are some much more positive ones in my book. . . . . love doughnuts much more than their holes too . . . lol

  8. Lots of fun Eddie, and so very true as well!

    1. Thanks Amy - I'm doing this every week - I have lots of marerial :)

  9. Oh, I'm gonna love this feature, great read!!!

    1. Thanks V . . . . . lots more where that came from :)

  10. My comments have been disappearing, so I'll try again:

    Jeroe K. Jerome's book Three Men in a Boat is on e of my all-time favorites.

  11. Nice quotes Eddie, someones reslly true!

    1. Hi Gloria . . . . yes I like these quotes . . .

  12. LOVE these quotes Eddie! But i am a huge fan of quotes so this weekly installment will be most welcome and I look forward to checking in for more 'quotation inspiration' for some of my artwork!

    1. Hi Monica - great to see you.
      So pleased you like the quotes - I shall post my regular as early as I can at the start of my weekend, so by your brealkfast it should be on-line. Hugs ~ Eddie :)


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