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"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."
~ unknown

"Let your boat of life be light,
packed with only what you need,
a homely home and simple pleasures,
one or two friends worth the name,
someone to love you,
a dog, a cat and a pipe or two,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink....
for thirst is a dangerous thing."
~ Jerome K. Jerome, 'Three Men in a Boat,' 1887

"Thy friend has a friend,
and thy friend's friend has a friend;
be discreet."
~ The Talmud

"Pain isn't the truth. It's what mortals go through to find the truth."
~ Deepak Chopra
'The Way of the Wizard'

"Drink champagne for defeats as well as for victories.
It tastes the same, and you need it more."
~ Edmund Ward

"It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place."
~ Lewis Carroll
'Through the Looking Glass'

"There is no such thing as inner peace.
Only nervousness and death."
~ unknown

"The best things said come last.
People will talk for hours saying nothing much
and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart."
~ Alan Alda

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted."
~ Aesop

"It is such a secret place, the land of tears."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
'The Little Prince'

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"
~ Steven Wright

"I hate faces that have no questioning in them,
no quest for wanting to learn more, look at more, see more, BE more!"
~ Maria Tallchief

"All normal people should get wrought up now and then
over the fact that there are wild orchids in Brazil they may never see,
and temple bells in Mandalay that they may never hear,
and beautiful Balinese maidens and incredible Tibetan lamasaries
that they are likely to miss altogether."
~ Marjorie Hillis

"My only sketch, profile of Heaven is a large blue sky,
larger than the biggest I have seen in June ~
and in it are my friends ~ all of them ~ every one of them."
~ Emily Dickinson

"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and longitudes."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing
and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without comment."
~ Theodore H. White

"If a man speaks in the forest, and there is no woman there to hear him,
is he still wrong?"
~ from a tshirt

By the way, the correct answer is "YES." ;-)~

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Then give up. There's no use in being a damn fool about it."
~ W.C. Fields

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.
I am thankful thorns have roses."
~ Alphone Korr

"Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead.
Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.
Do not walk beside me, either.
Just leave me the hell alone."
~ unknown

"No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place."
~ Zen saying

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength."
~ Mary Engelbreit

"I am standing on the seashore.
A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.
I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon,
and someone at my side says, 'She is gone.'
Gone where?
The loss of sight is in me, not in her.
Just at the moment when someone says, 'She is gone,"
other voices take up the glad shout, 'Here she comes,'
and that is Dying."
~ Henry Scott Holland

"In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles."
~ David Ben Gurion

"We don't try to prove immortality so that we can believe in it.
We try to prove it because we can't help believing in it."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"We ought, everyday, to hear a song, read a fine poem,
and, if possible, to speak a few reasonable words."
~ Goethe

"Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbons."
~ Ann Ruth Schabacker

"Stop justifying selfishness because 'the world is a jungle.'
It can also be a garden, depending on whether one wants to plant and water,
or plunder and uproot."
~ Sydney J. Harris

"It's always darkest before the dawn.
So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it."
~ unknown

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
~ Proverbs 17:22

"God respects me when I work, but He loves me when I sing."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

"The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it;
if you can't ignore it, top it;
if you can't top it, laugh at it;
if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved."
~ Russell Lynes

"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."
~ Charles Lindbergh

"Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you,
and were tender with you, and stood aside for you?
Have you not learned great lessons from those who reject you,
and brace themselves against you?
Or who treat you with contempt, or dispute the passage with you?"
~ Walt Whitman

"Memory is the power to gather roses in winter."
~ unknown

"High up in the North, in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock.
It is 100 miles high and 100 miles wide.
Once every 1000 years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak.
When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity will have gone by."
~ Hendrick William VanLoon
'The Story of Mankind'

For BW! ;-)
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all we might have achieved,
of all the gifts we have wasted,
of all that we might have done which we did not do."
~ unknown

"Let us endeavor to live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry."
~ Mark Twain

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a set of traditional Irish jigs.
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