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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 14, 2005
The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
All I really need to know I learned from those weird proverbs and quotations in spam messages.
“Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.”
“If thine enemy offends thee, give his child a drum.”
“If you can’t be happy where you are, it’s a cinch you won’t be happy where you ain’t.”
And the mystically enigmatic, “You’ve built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.”
It’s chicken soup for the Internet user’s soul.
“Never accept a drink from a urologist”
Gandhi “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”
Aesop “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”
Ben Franklin “Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults”
Al Capone “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”
“When beyond mastodon ceases to exist, defendant related to ocean daydreams rebel aquatic zing armpit.”
“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you”
“A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office a Republican wants
“I drink to make other people interesting”
The men may be the head of the house, but the women are the neck and they can turn the head any way they want.
Voltaire,” and Charles de Gaulle gets the nod for “The graveyards are full of indispensable men.”
Mark Twain, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time”.
Bishop Fulton Sheen, “The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings”.
Richard Nixon, “A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits”.
Jesse Jackson, “Your children need your presence more than your presents”.
Frank Zappa, “There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life”.
“If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown, too?”
“I am a Marxist - of the Groucho tendency.”
“Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.”
“A life of no regret is a life of no discovery.”
By ROY RIVENBURG, Los Angeles Times
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After directory assistance gave one woman her boyfriend's new telephone number, she dialed him -- and got a woman.
"Is Mike there?" she asked, confused.
"Umm, he's in the shower," the woman on the other end responded.
"Please tell him his girlfriend called," she said and hung up.
When he didn't return the call, she dialed again. This time a man answered.
"This is Mike," he said.
"You're not my boyfriend!" she exclaimed.
"I know," he replied. "That's what I've been trying to tell my wife for the past half-hour."
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com
What would it be like to stand atop the tallest mountain on Earth? To see a full panoramic vista from there, scroll right. Visible are snow peaked mountains near and far, tremendous cliffs, distant plateaus, the tops of clouds, and a dark blue sky. Mt. Everest stands 8.85 kilometers above sea level, roughly the maximum height reached by international airplane flights, but much less than the 300 kilometers achieved by a space shuttle. Hundreds of people have tried and failed to climb the behemoth by foot, a feat first accomplished successfully in 1953. About 1000 people have now made it to the summit. Roddy Mackenzie, who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured the above image. Mt. Everest lies in the Himalayan mountains in the country of Nepal. In the native language of Nepal, the mountain's name is "Sagarmatha" which means "forehead of the sky."
Fourteen words in above paragraph have links to more information. To see them and the 360 degree photo from the top of Mount Everest visit the following link:
Source: Good Experience, http://www.goodexperience.com/signup.php