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Words of Wisdom

Words of wisdom gathered from e-mails, readings, or original thinking.
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Human beings have a greatly more knowledge than out ancestors, but not more intelegence.
Kenneth Larson

We can learn from everyone, even our adversaries.

In 1998 a child was born. This child was the smartest person ever to live. This child was destined to answer all the questions, to solve all the problems. Unfortunately, she died at age 19 days from mal-nutrition in the impoverished, war torn land of her birth.

Another similar child will be born soon. We don't know who he or she will be. Let's not make the same mistake.

We walk forward.
We ride a bicycle forward.
We drive forward.
We do this to see where we are going, not where we've been.
Put your past behind you and move forward.

Ken Larson

"I lost two dollars at the race track one time, and I spend about three million getting it back." Micky Rooney

"Everything in life is insane and there is nothing you can do about it." Gary Green

It's never too late to start over.

Problems are not stop signs, they are guideposts.

Guns don't kill. People with guns kill.

Reap what you sow
Sew what you rip

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.

Silent Night is about being quiet, not a lack of communication.

The World won't change just because you complain.

A bird that leaves your hands might return.
A word that escapes your lips, will never return.

For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost -
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
Benjamin Franklin

Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama:

* Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
* When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
* Follow the three R's: Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.
* Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
* Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
* Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
* When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
* Spend some time alone every day.
* Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
* Live a good, honorable life. Then, when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
* A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
* In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
* Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
* Be gentle with the earth.
* Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
* Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
* Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
* Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

"Education is the art of making man ethical." George Hegel

"It (gambling) is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief." George Washington

"I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards." Abraham Lincoln

"The shortest answer is doing." English proverb

"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor." J. Toynbee

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." Abba Eban

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long." George Bernard Shaw

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." Friedrich Engels

"One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well." Bronson Alcott

"Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder." George Washington

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." Abraham Lincoln

"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three." Elayne Boosler

"Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives." Sue Murphy

"Love's like the measles, all the worse when it comes late." Douglas Jerrold

"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals." Benjamin Franklin

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight." Benjamin Franklin

"You can't help getting older but you don't have to get old." George Burns

"Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms." Groucho Marx

"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to." Mark Twain

"The best don't need rules and the worst won't be helped by them." Voltaire

"You can't say civilization isn't advancing: in every war, they kill you in a new way." Will Rogers

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." H. G. Wells

"Some people without brains can do an awful lot of talking." Scarecrow

"If you can't say som'n' nice, don't say nothin' at all." Thumper

It takes 4 muscles to smile and 14 muscles to be angry.
Therefore, it is easier to smile than to be angry...
... but being angry is more exercise.

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