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post #1 of 10
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I collect interesting phrases from all of the different media that I read. My work area and my locker are covered with Post-its with the different phrases written on them.

Righteous Bellicosity
Like Ice Cream Melting, We Embraced
Dark Miasma of Imminent Despair
Mired in a Trough of Disillusionment
Wherever you are is the Best Place on Earth (said from one person to another)

There are some other ones that I will have to write tomorrow because I cannot remember them exactly. Does anyone else have favorite phrases?
post #2 of 10
Patience is a Virtue! (Saying to an impatient person )
post #3 of 10
Would "what's good for the goose, is good for the gander" count?
post #4 of 10
There's a silver lining in every dark cloud.

A friend told me that once when I was having a bout of bad luck since moving away.
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"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul"
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Do unto others as ye would have done unto you

One day at a time

What does not kill us, makes us stronger

oh, and one more
The man who knows something, knows that he knows nothing at all
post #7 of 10
A lot of these are philosophical, which is lovely. But your examples are really just delicious turns of phrase -- so here's one I've always loved:

At the end of Martin Cruz Smith's "Gorky Park," as Arkady releases the much-disputed sables from their cages and they streak away across the snow, the last phrase of the book is, "Black on white, black on white, black on white, and then gone."
post #8 of 10
I had a fortune cookie that said

"Cherish the children, for they shall inherit the national debt"
post #9 of 10
Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.

That was the motto of a group of O5Hers (morse code copiers) I was stationed with in Augsburg. Most of you probably won't be able to appreciate the humor.
post #10 of 10
I susscribe to some type of website that I get daily quotes.

I like this one......"Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you an accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. "

- Vince Lombardi
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