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Day January 9, 2011

Society is challenged more and more aggressively with mounting floods of data that threaten to overwhelm it entirely—a kind of information overload in which it does not know data but only knows where to find data. ~ Harold Brown

In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth–teaching others. ~ Ibn Gabriol

7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.  9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to […]

Opinions come naturally to us. Wisdom does not. Opinions are common. Wisdom is not. ~ Anonymous

You’re only as old as the woman you feel. ~ Groucho Marx

Wisdom is not so much knowing the arts as it is the art of knowing. ~ William James

You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.  I hope you will make good use of it. ~ John Quincy Adams

La Zi’s Law:  An object at rest cannot be stopped!

Interstellar matter is a gas.

You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~ Khalil Gibran

His wit run him out of his money, and now his poverty has run him out of his wits. ~ William Congreve

Wit and humor belong to genius alone. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. ~ Scottish Proverb

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~ Erma Bombeck    ++

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. ~ Anonymous

“Diaper” backward spells “repaid.” Think about it.  ~  Marshall McLuhan    ++

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D.  Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.  ~ Fats Domino

A line is a dot that went for a walk. ~ Paul Klee

A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her. ~ W. C. Fields

I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. ~ Robert McCloskey  ++

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but people don’t point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?  ++

Are there crash courses on how to fly?    ++

Why are there signs that read “no shoplifting”? Is there a place where it’s okay?    ++

Why don’t hockey teams just hire 800-pound goalies?

How come Jesus didn’t turn water into beer for the rest of us?

Do we abbreviate ADD because it’s too long to say?

Shouldn’t women earn bachelorette’s degrees?

Is “tax” another way of pronouncing “takes”?    ++

What’s wrong with being “over the hill”? Isn’t downhill easier?

Did Grant’s troops march Leeward?    ++

“It’s all good” … was that Nietzsche?

Do Asians ever say to hell with it and grab a fork?

Why do we say “eats like a bird” when every day a bird eats its own weight in food?

Was Einstein insulted when you offered a penny for his thoughts?

What do you call it when fat people swim naked?    ++

How long do fish wait to swim after they eat?

If it’s friendly fire, shouldn’t they use blanks?

No one should live by the early bird policy without first finding out whether he classifies as a bird or a worm.

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. ~ Emerson

Nature’s laws are the invisible government of the earth. ~ Alfred Armand Montapert

No sense being pessimistic.  It wouldn’t work anyway.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James Baldwin

God is not disillusioned with us. He never had any illusions to begin with.

Most people don’t even know why they feel they have to work.

Such is life, and it’s getting sucher and sucher.

Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored. ~ Lord Byron (from “Don Juan”)

When you blame others, you give up your power to change. ~ Dr. Robert Anthony.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~ Joseph Addison

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.” ~ Hilaire Belloc

Reading is like permitting a man to talk a long time, and refusing you the right to answer. ~ Ed Howe