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Post Your Platitude Here

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Everything happens for a reason.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We are all in this together.

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    3. myefforts profile image85
      myeffortsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Efforts never go unrewarded.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    You can never be too rich, or too purple.

  3. profile image0
    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    Put your money where your mouth is. (Isn't that a little unsanitary?)

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      (Yes, disgusting.)

      Tomorrow is another day.

      (Are we allowed to put jokes after these cause it's killing me.)

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago
  6. Christy Kirwan profile image
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    Christy Kirwanposted 3 years ago

    It's 5 o'clock somewhere. tongue

  7. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    Look before you leap.

  8. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    Time heals all wounds

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Time wounds all heels.

    2. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 3 years ago in reply to this

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    3. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 3 years ago

      Don't judge a book by its cover.

    4. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago

      A penny saved is a penny earned.

    5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

      Don't be too upset; this might be the best thing that ever happened to you!

    6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

      "This hurts me more than it hurts you!"

      Wait - that's Mom Talk; usually said as you're getting corporal punishment.  Sorry!  Back to the platitudes!

    7. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
      Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

      A picture is worth a thousand words..... except on Hubpages.

      1. Rik Ravado profile image91
        Rik Ravadoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Like this one! smile

    8. innerspin profile image85
      innerspinposted 3 years ago

      When one doors closes another one opens. In your face.

    9. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

      Darwin was adopted.

    10. AliciaC profile image96
      AliciaCposted 3 years ago

      It's darkest before dawn.

    11. cheaptrick profile image75
      cheaptrickposted 3 years ago

      Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image95
        Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's the way the ball bounces. Another version of same platitude, Tha'ts the way the cookie crumbles.

    12. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

      One my dad used to throw at me when I'd get upset about something:

      "You won't think a thing about it on your wedding day."

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        This is what my husband's grandparents used to tell him when he skinned a knee or bumped his head--"You won't remember it by the time you  are married." It was true.

    13. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 3 years ago

      It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice...

    14. agvulpes profile image86
      agvulpesposted 3 years ago

      Well thats the way the mop flops smile

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago

      What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

    16. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago

      Two wrongs don't make a right

    17. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

      This week just flew by.

    18. AliciaC profile image96
      AliciaCposted 3 years ago

      Good things come to those who wait.

    19. Muttface profile image91
      Muttfaceposted 3 years ago

      I'll sleep tonight!

    20. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 3 years ago

      Interesting... For a thread titled "post your platitude here," nearly everyone in this thread is posting platitudes written by someone else, and not by themselves.

      Kudos to the folks who have their own.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        "Anything is possible except for those things that are completely impossible, but don't be afraid to wait 'cause who knows that in a century or two, those "impossibles" wont be the norm?"

        It may be a little wordy... I'll revise, but I don't know if it's possible.

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's the thing about platitudes--they are time-worn clichés for the most part.  Hence, they have virtually all been "written by someone else."
        Merriam-Webster defines it thusly:
        plat·i·tude: noun
        A statement that expresses an idea that is not new
        1  the quality or state of being dull or insipid
        2  a banal, trite, or stale remark

        But--you want "original?"  Here's mine, when someone is doing something either questionable, or with which I don't necessarily agree, but agree that they are free to do as they choose:
        "Whatever flips your switch."

      3. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        There's nothing new under the sun.
        Anonymous

      4. cheaptrick profile image75
        cheaptrickposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        If a bear sh#ts in the woods and there's no one there to smell it...dose it still stink?

        Women are like chewing gum...when they lose their flavor you have to spit them out

        ~Ya,that's original~

    21. WriteAngled profile image91
      WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

      "You can earn lots of money on the Net"

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago

      Be the change you want to see in the world.

    23. HollieT profile image87
      HollieTposted 3 years ago

      When the world gets on top of you, just F*** it, because tomorrow will be even worse.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago

      Women. You can't live with em... pass the peanuts.

      Norm, Cheers

      1. HollieT profile image87
        HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Every cloud....will open up and soak you from head to toe, which is why I bought you an umbrella for your birthday. You can always count on me smile

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        From the humorist Erma Bombeck:
        "Men. Can't live with 'em; can't sell 'em for spare parts."
        wink

    25. Gcrhoads64 profile image97
      Gcrhoads64posted 3 years ago

      The best way to get over a man is to get under another one........    smile

    26. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 3 years ago

      You never get a second chance to make a first impression...

    27. timorous profile image91
      timorousposted 3 years ago

      "No use crying over spilt milk". Oh dear..now I'm talking like my parents. Please help!! lol

      1. snakeslane profile image81
        snakeslaneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's the way the cookie crumbles...(oops, I see this has been done s sry). There's more where that came from...

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Related to the spilt milk:  "That's all water over the dam."

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          or water under the bridge.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
            Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Or milk under the bridge if that where you spilt it.. or if you have dental work.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Don't cry over spilled milk under the bridge of your dental work and if it is broke, don't fix it.

              1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Yes-- I think a lot of these could be turned into one megaplatitude that would serve for any platitude-requiring occasion.

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  megatudes... This should be included in the dictionary. I like it. We should attempt a few.

                  1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Yep. We should, but that's going to make me think again.

    28. Reality Bytes profile image93
      Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago

      https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9pak52quQB6Pe8je_JBrDyUm0p76t3uWjCYZp73fX7pbcxw-q1w

      platitude?

    29. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago

      Be nice to those you meet on the way up b/c they'll be the ppl you meet on your way down.

    30. barryrutherford profile image27
      barryrutherfordposted 3 years ago

      Money talks but it don't tell the truth.

    31. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
      Jo_Goldsmith11posted 3 years ago

      Well, thank you for posting this subject. I have read several here and laughed and I have heard of before. This helps alot and it is really cool. I would like to thank everyone here because here is an original platitude that is inspired by each of you.

      "When Life sees you down, look up and reach, you may find the cord of salvation."

      "I may have created it, but you have inspired it"- Jo Goldsmith

    32. Daniel Carter profile image89
      Daniel Carterposted 3 years ago

      If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

      Or, more to the vernacular:
      If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago

      Dont count your chicken or the egg falls in a forest for the trees.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        This is great advice-- though I can count my three chickens, and I live in a forested area with a lot of trees and  even eggs. Don't* think I can use this one, good as it was.
        (*Don't has an apostophe.) Oh, dang. now I have opened myself to form post editing.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Every cloud has a silver and gold have I none, but what light through yonder window breaks seven years bad luck.

          And you can take that one to the bank.

    34. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

      Here's a megatude for football coaches, when the sports announcers try to  interview them on their way  to the locker room at halftime: 

      The game's not over yet. We have done some things right and some things wrong. We need to get some touchdowns-- to pick up some gains. We have a won't-quit attitude to stay in control. Every player is key. This is a total team effort.  The key will be play action. They must make more conversions and open it up.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        hahaha...that's perfect.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Takes less than 15 seconds if you spit it out.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Is that another platitude or...

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I apologize if there seemed to be any unseemly unintended connotations... You bring out the worst in me when I re-think. (Is that another platitude, or two?)

          2. brakel2 profile image88
            brakel2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Forget about yesterday, live for today, and tomorrow is an enigma.

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Isn't it . .. "Tomorrow is an iguana" ?
              Never mind-- shouldn't have had that glass of strawberry ale.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Their eyes are on the side... like goats. Or am I thinking of goats?

                1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                  Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Did you know that predator animals and birds have their eyes facing front and prey  animals have their eyes on the sides of their heads?

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    It would be so much easier if humans were like that. We'd know exactly who to put in jail before they could commit any crimes... of course then we'd have a society of ppl with eyes on the side... men wouldn't really care, but women wouldn't dig that. How would we drive?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago

      Oh my gosh, Ive been looking for this video for years! I can't believe I finally found it.
      http://ninteen84.tumblr.com/post/545063 … on-rerun-i

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The fact that you have been looking for this for a long time-- provides deep insight into your psyche.
        I hope you now feel fulfilled. smile (As if being Forum Queen was not enough.)

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          lol... yeah, it's a little weird, but my friend sent it to me years ago and at the time I thought it was kinda strange. Since then I started watching 30 Rock, which Tracy Morgan is on, and he cracks me up. It's just the term that sticks with me though... "That goat's got devil eyes!" Now you're stuck with it too.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
            Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            OK-- I have to go to sleep. G'nite, Grandpa, G'nite John-Boy, G'nite Beth-- I'll try to remember what I dream.
            Last night I dreamed that Jacques Cousteau had my hot tub spa bricked over because he thought it was too deep.. and I don't  even have a hot tub.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              lol... Jacques Cousteau's got devil eyes.

              Night. smile

    36. logoquiz profile image76
      logoquizposted 3 years ago

      'Stay true to yourself'

    37. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 3 years ago

      Fresh from NZ but borrowed from the back country of Australia, where men are men and the sheep..... urrrrrr  roll

      "Never push a granny while she's shaving!"

      And...

      "I'd like to help you out - but which way did you come in?"

    38. Solaras profile image92
      Solarasposted 3 years ago

      No good deed goes unpunished

    39. Solaras profile image92
      Solarasposted 3 years ago

      You don't always get what you paid for, but you always pay for what you get

     
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