More random quotes from Bartlett’s

Under the category of origin of phrases, all within just a few pages of each other:


“No time like the present.”  Mary de la Riviere Manley (1663-1724).

“He laughs best who laughs last.”  Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726).

“Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.”  William Congreve (1670-1729).

“Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned

Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”  William Congreve (1670-1729).

“Facts are stubborn things.”  Alain Rene Lesage (1668-1747)

Are you as surprised as I am that these are as old as they are?


And one just because I like it:


“May you live all the days of your life.”  Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).

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  • Mike Devx

    Off topic.  But I wonder, how many people tried their first Chik-fil-A sandwich a few days ago, and had their first taste of those awesome waffle fries?  How many of them liked that first taste so much that they’ll return again and again for more?

    The difference between Dan Cathy and Obama (at least the Obama who supported traditional marriage two months ago) : Dan Cathy means what he says.  Obama is just a liar and a deceiver.  That’s why they protest Dan Cathy, and not Obama.  Even Obama supporters know Obama is a liar and a deceiver.

    It strikes me that I’ve never seen *anyone* kissing inside any fast food restaurant.  I can’t recall a single such incident.  So if these gay activists really want to be treated equally – just like everyone else – why go out of your way to engage in an activity that is actually quite unusual and rare?  In that way, today’s expression of in-your-face Leftist Hate can be seen for the immature stunt that it actually is.  How many of THESE people taking up space in a Chik-fil-A fast food joint will ***purchase*** something?  If they were smart, they’d do the little kiss stunt a few feet away from the counter, then they’d step right up and order a number 2, no pickle, with waffle fries.  But of course they won’t.

  • Beth

    And how many times do we hear that the homosexual agenda is not about sex at all.  It’s about the right to love someone, blah, blah, blah.  Their answer–sex.

  • Ymarsakar

    Homosexual sex was originally a native custom of animals to dominate those lesser in the social status ladder. And humans have innovated it to our own unique purposes via social engineering. The Left was not about love, nor was the sexual revolution about liberating women from their bras.

    If people keep listening and believing in Leftist propaganda, soon they will realize that comforting pillow they are resting on is an execution scaffold in reality.


  • MacG

    “He laughs best who laughs last.”  Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726)

    This reminds me of a friend who laughed at a joke three times.  When she heard it, when it was explained to her and when she got it. Brunette I’ll have you know.

  • MacG

    Just heard this for the first time in project management “Usually a crisis is the instantaneous end of a delusion”  Speaking of a bid on a problematic job, winning said job and pushing the problem down the road until spontaneous combustion of the project.  Kinda like the deficit and or/ debt.

  • Mike Devx

    Here’s a not so random quote, too good not to share!

    From a friend watching the Olympics: “How about that Michael Phelps? But let’s remember he didn’t win all those medals, someone else did. After all, he and I swam in public pools, built by state employees … READ MORE