Thursday, December 16, 2010


From Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

That, and maybe winning the lottery.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


From Voltaire (1694 - 1778), writer and philosopher

If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we will find something new.

Except when cleaning the refrigerator. Then we get old and unpleasant.

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Monday, December 13, 2010


From J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973), author
One ring to rule them all,
One ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them.

Kind of like an MLM.

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Friday, December 10, 2010


From Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet (1772-1834)

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions--the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

Maybe, but I'll take money and power, instead.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010


From Plato, philosopher (427-347 BCE)

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of discussion.

Because there's nothing like playing sports to reveal the competitive jerk you really are.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


From Colin Wilson, (1931 - ) writer and philosopher

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

Use the Force, Luke.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


From Edward Bulwer-Lytton, writer (1803-1873)

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

Which is why cannibals have better taste than zombies. They eat hearts, not brains.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Spanish Proverb

On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.

Which is why we need baggage check.

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