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A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
- Kinky Friedman

 

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear
a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.
- Fran Lebowitz

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something
he can learn in no other way.
- Mark Twain

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Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail,
then he has a weak-end.
- June Carter

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

Running like a bunny with his tail on fire.
- Red Barber

My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny,
wiry kid full of energy.
- Diana Ross

When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.
- Mitt Romney

I see music as one language.
If one musical form eats its own tail,
it dies.
So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.
- Sting

Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection
shall have a little golden tail.
- Martin Luther

Why a four-year-old child could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child.
I can't make head nor tail out of it.
- Groucho Marx

'Extremes meet', as the whiting said with its tail in its mouth.
- Thomas Hood

Every year the State will be the dog that chases its own tail...
engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap.
- Richard J. Codey

Follow me around.
I don't care.
If anybody wants to put a tail on me,
go ahead.
They'd be very bored.
- Gary Hart

The eldest and biggest of the litter was a dog cub,
and when he drew his first breath he was less than
five inches long from his nose to where his tail joined his back-bone.
- Henry Williamson

I came in on the tail end of the old school of Hollywood.
- Tom Berenger

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
- W. H. Auden

Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
- Josh Billings

America is a large friendly dog in a small room.
Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

This whole force is utterly demoralized by victory.
There seems to be neither head nor tail.
- Charles Ferguson Smith

I found Spotted Tail's lodge.
He invited me to enter.
- Buffalo Bill

There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must
take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
- W. C. Fields

We've been working our tail off and lead by that example.
- Ed Rendell

An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail,
stuck there by way of sting.
- William Cowper

And so they pitched the show to me.
It sounded like a good idea.
We pitched the show back, and got it sold and got it on the air.
And that's kicking the tail.
- Judge Mills Lane

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail,
and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands,
that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
- Davy Crockett

The president is here, strong and firm as a monkey's tail.
- Jean Claude Duvalier

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

Don't let your mouth write a check that your tail can't cash.
- Bo Diddley

I've never worked with a tail, that I can remember.
But there's so much I can't remember.
- Ron Perlman

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a
cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying
to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
- Charles Baudelaire

I've always said money may buy you a fine dog,
but only love can make it wag its tail.
- Kinky Friedman

My mother always told me not to handle a buffalo by its tail,
but always catch it by its horns.
And I have used that lesson in everything in my life,
including the Railways.
- Lalu Prasad Yadav

Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion
now will foreign foes assail.
- John Dryden

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the
tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end,
nor protects it from the bites of insects.
- Chanakya

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth,
which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart,
and a sting in her tail.
- Francis Quarles

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics.
No one can make head nor tail of them and they never
are seen twice in the same place.
- John G. Diefenbaker

When I appear in public people expect me to neigh,
grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail -
none of which is easy.
- Princess Anne

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents,
works his tail off to develop them into skills,
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird

To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.
- T. E. Lawrence

Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era.
There was a different point of view.
Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people.
They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career.
- Mike Royko

I remember that.
I was talking to him and I said how great it would
be if actors had a tail because I have animals and a tail is so expressive.
On a cat you can tell everything.
You can tell if they're annoyed.
You can tell whether they're scared.
- Christopher Walken

I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing,
and was a little bit stupid.
Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess.
It's just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

In America the schools have become too permissive,
the kids now are controlling the schools,
the tail is wagging the dog.
We've got to make a change there and get it back to
where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
- Chuck Norris

I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists -
the Southern Pacific Railroad,
the corporation that swung California by its golden tail,
that controlled its legislature, its farmers,
its preachers, its workers.
- Mary Harris Jones

Equal and united people can above all become a part
of the civilization toward which mankind is moving.
If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization,
there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail.
- Slobodan Milosevic

In the tail above the giant resonance,
you can get not just one neutron emitted but two,
three, four or five, and so there are a lot of things one can measure,
looking at the competition with the emission of neutrons and protons and so on.
- John Henry Carver

We procured from an Indian a weasel perfectly white
except the extremity of the tail which was black:
great numbers of wild geese are passing to the south,
but their flight is too high for us to procure any of them.
- Meriwether Lewis

No one wants to abandon the Israelis.
But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception,
that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving
the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever
they want to do in their area.
- Michael Scheuer

I played football for a team called the East Dragons
on the east side of town.
We only had six regular season games.
And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games.
That's when I knew I had some athletic ability.
- LeBron James

That's the problem with news interviews,
you work your tail off to get prominent figures in the news on the radio,
but once they've been on, the event passes,
the urgency, the issues you talked about evaporate.
- Bob Edwards

In life you are given two ends;
one to think with and the other to sit on.
Your success in life depends on which end you use most.
Heads you win, tails you lose.
- Conrad Burns

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
- Max Eastman

What's happened - in our country, anyhow -
is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall,
that tie - and - tails philharmonic image.
- Chuck Mangione

There were many times my pants were so thin I could
sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
- Jonathan Swift

Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself,
even though you never touch its coat tails.
- Clarence Darrow

I have friends who've tried to break into the UK,
who went back with their tails between their legs.
Fortunately I've had the opposite experience.
- Michael Bolton

One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails
problem that I mentioned earlier.
VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes.
If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin,
our VAR measures are likely to be too low.
- John Hull

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped,
probably arboreal in its habits.
- Charles Darwin

If we look into ourselves we discover propensities
which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form;
could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.
- William Winwood Reade

Can I tell you how strange it is to look in your rearview
mirror and see guys in cars tailing you?
- David Schwimmer

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes


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