Wise Words

(Most of the humour collected here is in the public domain, unless otherwise specified.)

  • A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.
  • A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
  • A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
  • A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.
  • Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
  • Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
  • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
  • Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
  • Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.
  • Crowded elevators smell different to midgets.
  • Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?
  • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. That is why I don’t argue with a politician.
  • Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
  • Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
  • Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
  • Good girls are bad girls that never get caught.
  • Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.
  • He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.
  • Hospitality: making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.
  • How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
  • I always take life with a grain of salt… plus a slice of lemon… and a shot of tequila.
  • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
  • I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.
  • I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
  • I discovered I scream the same way whether I’m about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.
  • I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, “I’m going to mop the floor with your face.” I said, “You’ll be sorry.” He said, “Oh, yeah? Why?” I said, “Well, you won’t be able to get into the corners very well.”
  • I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
  • I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.
  • I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
  • If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
  • If winning isn’t everything why do they keep score?
  • Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you’re an asshole.
  • Just remember… if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.
  • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Knowledge is power, and power corrupts. So study hard and be evil.
  • Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  • Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without a sandwich, look out.
  • My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
  • Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.
  • Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.
  • Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
  • Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
  • Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
  • Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. “Yes” is the answer.
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
  • Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.
  • The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list.
  • The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
  • War does not determine who is right – only who is left… left, oh ya they are the ones holding the protest signs.
  • We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.
  • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
  • When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
  • Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says “If an emergency, notify:” I put “DOCTOR”. What’s my mother going to do?
  • Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
  • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
  • With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
  • Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.
  • Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.