In a word…

Most of the credit I get for being clever is due to my ear for a good phrase or saying. Here are some of my favorites. Some are my own invention, others are cribbed from sources long forgotten.

Advice, Aphorisms
Get up on the high road. There’s less traffic there.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
The early worm gets caught. (credit to Reg Thayer, my grandfather)
No peaks without valleys.

Phrases
A circular firing squad
Take a Dixie

Observations and Commentary
Polishing pebbles while sitting next to a boulder
P.T. Barnum was right.

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4 comments so far

  1. C R Krieger on

    OK. Most of those I recognize and like. Especially the one about taking the high road.

    However, “Take a Dixie” was lost on me. Was that “Take a Dixie cup and…” or was that “Take a Dixie Chick to lunch,” as Phil Donahue suggested? I think I joined Bob G in doing that.

    Regards — Cliff

  2. fransansalone on

    Take a Dixie – to “go south” as in, “Fran took a Dixie on the ice January 5th and broke her left leg.” It’s an expression I never heard before I lived in New England.

  3. Ron Smits on

    I am with Cliff — never heard “Taking a Dixie.” But I like the explanation, not the proximate cause

  4. C R Krieger on

    At least she didn’t “Go West.” That I would have understood.

    Regards  —  Cliff


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