Any man who does not accept the conditions of human life sells his soul. "
— Charles Baudelaire
RedEnoch on 2012-06-18 05:43:50
...to the Devil, for better conditions in this life, or to God, in hopes of better conditions in the next.
746tiger on 2015-05-14 06:21:02
Or he invents something to alleviate conditions, or he builds something to improve conditions, or negotiates for better conditions. See, we have all kinds of reality based options here.
My Crypto-Cup Runneth Over
"True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind. The fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance."
figmo on 2013-06-10 04:56:47
I shall solveth this one.
unicorn64 on 2013-09-05 08:53:40
It's been said before, but I'll say it again. Why is an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh speaking in Old English?
oddcouple on 2014-11-16 07:43:44
I hate "eth" words
puffybob on 2014-11-27 09:46:21
I agree with unicorn. It's especially funny given all the variants of spelling they give for Akhenaten's name -- not to mention the pronunciation.
Barnabas on 2015-04-03 14:17:27
Unicorn and Puffy doubteth the source of this quote. Very wise.
skeeter on 2015-06-05 15:43:31
The "eth" words sucketh.
GtrZan on 2016-05-24 07:28:03
I doubteth not I knoweth no things now (?)
mikehallbackhoe on 2016-12-27 18:45:00
it's all Greek to me
"If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it." — Danish proverb
Guest on 2009-02-21 23:17:31
leave it to the Danes
LiveLoveLaugh on 2009-10-06 23:29:13
put it out
gryhnd51 on 2012-02-29 01:15:34
Ahha, now I know why they don't let Danes become firemen
Queethebean on 2012-07-23 20:32:42
Was something lost in translation here? Maybe like a "if life gives you lemons . . . "
montyb on 2013-10-19 11:29:12
If life gives you lemons, warm yourself by it?!!!
abracadebra on 2014-02-12 05:28:06
"If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade"
oddcouple on 2015-01-13 15:03:02
maybe they should just roast marshmallows
Marboy on 2017-02-10 19:32:28
If life gives you lemons just hope that it also gives you limes, salt and tequila!
a fav greeting card
i had a hallmark "maxine" card some years ago--on the front, maxine opined,
"remember, when life hands you lemons..."
"tuck 'em inside your bra!
"A true philosopher is like an elephant; he never puts the second foot down until the first one is solidly in place." — Fontenelle
montyb on 2012-06-24 00:33:54
I thought he was going to say large and plodding; trampling anything in the way.
tjsrc on 2013-12-05 09:47:41
With a long nose and sparse hair. As well as able to uproot trees easily.
LLapp on 2015-05-07 10:23:20
And seven sets of teeth.
kb83 on 2016-03-30 04:05:58
And never forgets? And goes to a "philosopher graveyard"? And says "tusk, tusk"?
BriddlesBob on 2017-02-16 17:03:57
and works for peanuts
"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
— Gilbert Chesterton
maradnu on 2009-04-25 00:52:55
I might like cheese, but I ain't writing a poem about it.
bansaisequoia on 2010-01-15 02:17:03
I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a Brie.
LiveLoveLaugh on 2010-02-22 23:14:13
Cheddar Mozarella Provalone Feta Brie Cambenbert Roqfort Gorgonzola Cambazola Carcacivallo Parmesan Cottage Ricotta Swiss Romano Gouda Fontina cheese cheese glorious cheese
bansaisequoia on 2011-01-03 05:11:47
Camembert is round, not square, when I'm if France, I'll eat it there. Mozzarella from the land of Tarantella. Feta from the land of Greece, gee, I'd love to munch a piece. Some might think England far better, to let us munch a hunk of cheddar. Holey cheese is really bliss, thank you for that all you Swiss. Gouda's yummy in my hands, thank you for that Netherlands. At my next wine & cheese party, I'll serve Danish Cream Havarti.
beerfan95 on 2011-05-14 04:17:09
I should right a poem about Stilton and barley wine.
matarisa on 2011-07-05 17:50:49
Mascarpone 's not baloney.
Lobelia on 2011-11-11 12:15:12
great poem bansaisequoia
universalmom on 2012-02-24 10:51:16
Hahaha...I knew that would bring out the creativity in all of you!
locodad on 2013-02-04 03:41:09
what rhymes with roses are red ,violets are blue and something about cheese?
pajarito7 on 2013-02-23 01:44:48
Roses are red, violets are blue, Do you want chocolate or cheese in your fondue?
chopstix on 2013-04-17 15:03:33
Allen on 2014-08-22 12:07:46
montyb on 2015-03-05 09:16:09
Bansai took all the easy cheeses. I'm stuck with Stinking Bishop.
abra on 2015-03-15 13:25:04
I would wax poetic about cheese, but I haven't a poetic bone in my body.
LLapp on 2015-04-06 06:47:53
Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to dis a brie?
abra on 2015-04-21 09:05:25
Great job, all of you.
killdozer on 2015-06-07 17:44:25
Cheddar is yellow, Roquefort is blue. Swiss is holey and smells like a shoe.
hasselblad on 2016-04-10 07:35:27
Oh, dear, I camembert it!
"It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment."
— Saint Bernard
reader4 on 2011-07-26 04:01:56
One he obviously never achieved.
cknapp329 on 2011-08-09 21:01:34
pretty cleer for a dog that carries a brandy flaskj around his neck
LiveLoveLaugh on 2012-03-23 13:37:04
Barnabas on 2014-01-15 10:28:23
I would imagine Saint Bernard's praises would largely come in the way of a, "Good boy" which would be quickly followed by being given a biscuit or treat.