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Thoughts… just thoughts… (Part 1)
By Peter J. Oszmann
Last edited: Saturday, September 18, 2010
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2005

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“Thoughts are like butterflies. They fly away if you don’t catch them…”

A sentence written down is a thought captured. A thought captured is like a butterfly pinned in a display cabinet. This is a collection of “Butterflies” in a display cabinet… Just let your eyes and mind wonder over them… you may just catch one…








Over a number of years I have been jotting down "thoughts" as they occurred to me.

I do not look upon them as "pieces of wisdom", but rather as thoughts dragged up from the "Collective Conscious".


Although I jotted them down as they occurred to me in my own words and even have the audacity to put a "copy right" note at the end, in all honesty, I cannot claim that every single thought was an "original". Snippets of "wisdom" do indeed originate from the "Collective Conscious", which one tends to absorb into the "individual subconscious", to regurgitate as ad hoc witticism, thought, cynicism or whatever. There is nothing new under the sun… so they say…


I present them here as such… without any particular order other than chronological. You will find some of them serious, some of them entertaining, whilst others you may find downright flippant. They are all presented here “naked”, without any further comment or apology…


(Some of these “thoughts” I converted into short poems/haiku over the years and posted here at AD earlier. Some others are still to be posted…)






Thoughts are like butterflies. They fly away if you don’t catch them…

On the other hand a sentence written down is a thought captured. A thought captured is like a butterfly pinned in a display cabinet. Pretty or interesting…. but dead….



Our past contains all our mistakes; our future contains all our hopes. In the present in one hand we hold the seeds of future mistakes, whilst in the other we hold the seeds of future’s fulfilment. But life can only be lived in the present.



Worry will not change anything about the future. Concern and reasoned thinking can.




The wise man takes counsel with humility; only the fool walks with pride.




Every creature is born with a suspended death sentence; therefore life could be regarded as a sexually transmitted terminal disease.

But is death really the end of it all?....




Cultivate your mind and soul. Make it pure and rich in knowledge and love.

Then wear your soul in your eyes and in your smile. It will be the only jewel or ornament you need. It will make you more beautiful and richer than would a thousand rubies or diamonds.





Learn to laugh a lot.... Those who smile most have no time to hate or to get upset by adversity.




Time is an illusion. Like all illusions it does not last long…




Merely to love your children is not enough.

You should love them enough to allow them to hate you if and when they wish.




I came to regard my life as a joke.... my death as a laugh at the end....



If people thought before they talked, they would be so much more pleasant to listen to...




Only fools believe that they are wise. A wise man accepts to be no more than a blundering fool...



No matter how fast you intend to walk, you can only take one step at a time.




Lies and false concepts are usually communicated in an elaborate manner. The truth can be expressed in a few well chosen words.




If you want to look for “GOD” high in the heavens, amongst the stars - no doubt if you look hard - you will find  Him.

But you could just as easily find him amongst the dust.....




Every child born is a guest. Parents have no “right of ownership”, only the privileges and duties of good hosts.




Those who love listening to their own voices  should be listening in absolute silence.....




Self pity is the most potent antidote against the pity of others. But it’s potency can be lethal to the self.




On the purpose of existence:

I as a human have been and am being thought of for the sole purpose of being conscious and constantly aware of the Thinker who is thinking of me.....




There is more ocean in the fish than fish in the oceans.......




That I should make mistakes is understandable. I am only human..... but it seems that even God makes mistakes sometime.

I am the living proof of that.......




Foolishness is the ability to talk.

Cleverness is the ability to act.

Wisdom is the ability to listen.

Stupidity is the ability to talk and act as if wise.... (this is the hallmark of politicians)

Extreme stupidity is the ability to listen to falsehoods, believe, than talk and act upon them. (this is the hallmark of the electorate.)




Pleasure is:  being;  and being aware of it....                




All forms of addiction are undesirable.

Even addiction to life proves fatal in the end.



I am tough. I can bear the pain of the whole world like a man. With stiff upper lip.

I only crumble like a baby, when it comes to bearing my own....




If only I could look forward with hindsight... my life could be almost perfect.




At the age of 60 I reached the stage where I look to the future over my shoulder.




A major problem with human life is that when we are young we do not like to think that we will be old one day.

When we are old, we tend to forget that we too were young once.




Is there life after death?... Sure! The taxman collects...




Population explosion follows after a copulation explosion.




Death puts a smile on the face... of the undertaker; but only till death us do fart...




You know you are getting old when you have to put on your glasses in order to see what you are dreaming...




Oddly, when a man loses his head he still has the ability to find his penis.




Human inventiveness is limitless… especially when it comes to justifying one’s own failures…




Sexual equality - I suspect - is a feminine invention in order to disguise the effective superiority of the “weaker sex."

It is comparatively easy and simple for a female to enjoy - or not to enjoy - sex several times in quick succession. All she has to do is to lie back...  She can even fake an orgasm as often as she likes.

But could a male fake an erection even once?!?!



There is no art without imitation. There is no imitation without art either.




                                                The wise man said: “I think

                                                It’s only human to err.”

                                                Than added with a wink:

                                                “But it’s unacceptable to her".



Dreams can be the mother of reality.  Reality can be the destroyer of dreams.




If Einstein had a younger brother, he would have had to be called Zweistein.  Relatively speaking...




With relatives like mine, who all possess at least one adjective of “absolute," I should have a new theorem of relativity... Absolutely....



Marriage - from the male’s point of view - could be regarded as “penal servitude."




I can safely say that there was only one mistake in my life that had any lasting effect on it.... I was born.

Others too have paid with their lives for the same mistake...




Thinking makes you think... Just think about it...




Being first is not necessarily synonymous with winning.

In a race through the gate of hell the last one through would be the winner.




These days women are quick with the condomnation of a male... before putting him on trial....




I could never understand why the act of copulation is described as “love-making."

Love is not made... it is felt.... and if it has to be expressed in action, it certainly does not have to produce either perspiration or orgasm.




                                                The only purpose in life is to live

                                                and not to talk about love, but to give.




Our most precious possession in this life is life itself. One has no right either to take or give it away wantonly.




The wisdom of life is apparent to those who live it to the full and learn its lessons...

To appreciate life’s pleasures you need the experience of pain as well.




The only advantage of old age is that one has a vast amount of experience, gathered with every passing year.

The disadvantage is that it is too damned late to use that experience constructively.




Don’t cry over spilt milk. Your tears would only increase the volume of spillage, making your work of clearing up the mess more difficult.



Walk on the face of this Mother-Earth with care and consideration. Intend not to disturb a blade of grass, to leave not even a footprint behind.

Change nothing, for you cannot improve perfection and it’s a sin to blemish it.




In truth... life’s just a big joke....




If you asked me how I feel about the future I would say that I am cautiously pessimistic.

That way I can’t get disappointed...




“All men are created equal”.... only some of them seem to be and act more equal than others.




Steven Hawking’s view of the universe is comparable to the view of a man trying to pick his teeth through his back passage.




Life is unlike any experiences I had before... and unlike any I wish to have again...




Death makes life tolerable...




I am haunted by time. Time past, present... and future...




When a whore tells you that you are small and insignificant you can take it for granted that that’s what you are... When she tells you that you are the greatest... you are still small and insignificant, only this time she is using the age-old wisdom of a smart professional...




Only when your life is completely behind you can you look forward with hindsight... but by then, you are dead...




If I could start my life all over again... I wouldn’t bother...




Thinking is the best teacher anyone can have...




Pigeons are the best critics of humans. They have no respect for heroes or public figures....  to which fact statues the world over bear witness.



Inside every human heart there is at least one moment of absolute beauty. The secret of happiness is to find that moment, grasp it, recognise it and hang on to it as long as humanly possible.






Good communication in the kitchen between married partners can mean more than a thousand words whispered in the bedroom.




© P. J. Oszmann (c. 1965 – 2005)

© Illustration created in Publisher and Photoshop. (2005)








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Reviewed by Hiren Shah 10/7/2005
Some very insightful thoughts. Thanks very much for sharing.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 4/2/2005

These are absolutely Remarkable and Wonderful. Each one I'd read I'd say WOW! and want to mention that one then I'd go to the next and was equally as WOW!

I Love this Peter. This should be in Everyone's home, office, Everywhere!. This is just magnificent !


Thank You so Much! This one is going in my home framed where everyone can read this! Maybe even on my front door!



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