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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    2014 Aphorism Treasure Chest Challenge

    "Aphorism: An aphorism is a concise statement that is made in a matter of fact tone to state a principle or an opinion that is generally understood to be a universal truth. Aphorisms are often adages, wise sayings and maxims aimed at imparting sense and wisdom. It is to be noted that aphorisms are usually witty and curt and often have an underlying tone of authority to them. Example: Upon seeing the shoddy work done by the employee the boss told him to “either shape up or ship out”.http://literary-devices.com/content/aphorism.... "Aphorism: A pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/aphorism
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    Let's fill a Red Hot Pawn General Forum contributor authored treasure chest with (first word letter/alphabetically sequenced if at all possible) aphorisms which reflect the wit and wisdom, depth of insight and humour of our collective creativity. Thanks.

    A) "A man's curiosity is the offspring of knowledge and the father of wisdom." kiki46

    B)
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    20 Feb '14 00:09
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2014 Aphorism Treasure Chest Challenge

    "Aphorism: An aphorism is a concise statement that is made in a matter of fact tone to state a principle or an opinion that is generally understood to be a universal truth. [i]Aphorisms are often adages, wise sayings and maxims aimed at imparting sense and wisdom. It is to be noted that aphorisms are usua ...[text shortened]... .

    A) "A man's curiosity is the offspring of knowledge and the father of wisdom." kiki46

    B)[/b]
    Better to have stale bread than no appetite.
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    20 Feb '14 01:16
    Originally posted by kiki46
    Better to have stale bread than no appetite.
    [/c] Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity. Edwin Land
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    20 Feb '14 01:41
    Originally posted by ale1552
    Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity. Edwin Land
    Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down. (Terry Pratchett)
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    20 Feb '14 01:53
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down. (Terry Pratchett)
    Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

    "The earliest known source is Ray Cummings' 1922 science fiction novel The Girl in the Golden Atom, Ch. V" Wikipedia.
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    20 Feb '14 02:13
    Originally posted by JS357
    Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

    "The earliest known source is Ray Cummings' 1922 science fiction novel The Girl in the Golden Atom, Ch. V" Wikipedia.
    E) Empty vessels make the most noise.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    20 Feb '14 02:30
    Originally posted by ale1552
    E) Empty vessels make the most noise.
    F) "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -Aldous Huxley
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    20 Feb '14 06:38
    G) "Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open." -Thomas Dewar
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    20 Feb '14 12:04
    Originally posted by lolof
    G) "Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open." -Thomas Dewar
    H) " He's a blockhead who wants a proof of what he can't perceive
    and he's a fool who tries to make such a blockhead believe."- William Blake
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    20 Feb '14 12:52
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    H) " He's a blockhead who wants a proof of what he can't perceive
    and he's a fool who tries to make such a blockhead believe."- William Blake
    I) "I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but
    World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein
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    20 Feb '14 14:12
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    I) "I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but
    World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein
    J) Jackrabbits are proof that listening is more important than speaking.
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    20 Feb '14 14:14
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    I) "I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but
    World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein
    J) Journalists are a less than dependable source of accurate
    quotes.- unknown (to me)
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    20 Feb '14 15:55
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    J) Journalists are a less than dependable source of accurate
    quotes.- unknown (to me)
    K) "Kisses: Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you." -Joey Adams
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    20 Feb '14 16:33
    L) "I don't agree with mathematics. I think a sum of nulls is a dangerous number"
    Stanislaw Jerzy lec
    (my translation, could be not as funny in English...)
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    20 Feb '14 20:02
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    L) "I don't agree with mathematics. I think a sum of nulls is a dangerous number"
    Stanislaw Jerzy lec
    (my translation, could be not as funny in English...)
    Try zeros instead of nulls. It's funnier.
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