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"If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear."



"Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."



"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."



"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.

"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."





from Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne

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What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.


- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator, 1890 -

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Remembrance is a form of meeting

Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.



Some of us are like ink and some like paper.

And if it were not for the blackness of some of us, some of us would be dumb;

And if it were not for the whiteness of some of us, some of us would be blind.



The Sphinx spoke only once, and the Sphinx said, "A grain of sand is a desert, and a desert is a grain of sand; and now let us all be silent again."

I heard the Sphinx, but I did not understand.




(Kahlil Gibran)

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  • 4 months later...

Money and women are the most sought after and the least known of any two

things we have.

-- Will Rogers


We who revel in nature's diversity and feel instructed by every animal tend to

brand Homo sapiens as the greatest catastrophe since the Cretaceous extinction.

-- S. J. Gould


"I see little divinity about them or you. You talk to me of Christianity

when you are in the act of hanging your enemies. Was there ever such

blasphemous nonsense!"

-- Shaw, "The Devil's Disciple"


"You, sir, are nothing but a pathetically lame salesdroid!

I fart in your general direction!"

-- Randseed on #Linux


My experience with government is when things are non-controversial, beautifully

co-ordinated and all the rest, it must be that not much is going on.

-- J. F. Kennedy


Men who cherish for women the highest respect are seldom popular with them.

-- Joseph Addison


"No man is an island, but some of us are long peninsulas."


I have great faith in fools -- self confidence my friends call it.

-- Edgar Allan Poe


The girl who swears no one has ever made love to her has a right to swear.

-- Sophia Loren

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Here are some of my favourites.... :wink:


Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. - ERMA BOMBECK


Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity. - G.K CHESTERTON


If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. - ANNE BRADSTREET



English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists. Here the similarity ends: the Loch Ness Monster seems to be a gentle beast and harms no one; English humour is cruel.

-- George Mikes (English Humour for Beginners, 1967)



"To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all...that is genius...


A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.


Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." - Ralph Waldo Emerson



There's attraction...there's infatuation...& then there's "THE ONE." -Dr. Alexander Avila from his book "LoveTypes".



The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance, and even our very existence depends on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives. -Albert Einstein

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