Thursday, February 26, 2009
More Wisdom for the Ages
In the midst of the all out assault on sanity prevalent in today’s news, it is time to offer some thoughts of others on issues great and trivial. Enjoy!
"I am a bomb technician. If you see me running, try to keep up!"
Seen on a t-shirt on a trip to Alaska: “Remember, once you leave the bus; you become part of the food chain.”
"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you"-MSgt Mitch Spies, USMC (Ret)
"There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness."-Dave Berry
"Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away."-P. K. Dick
Here is some sound evidence that even geniuses can be wrong: "640K (of RAM) ought to be enough for anybody."-Bill Gates, 1981
"I believe the Battle of the Network Stars should be fought with guns!"-Steve Martin
Let’s hear it for this thought. It’s why we live in a house without stairs. "Stress management: it is the difference between pushing your husband down the stairs and just thinking about it."-unknown
"If you water it and it dies, it is a plant. If you pull it out and it grows back, it is a weed."-Gallagher
The following bridges the gap between the quotes which are funny (ironic?) and those which require deeper thought.
"The three most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above you, runway behind you, and a tenth of a second ago."-Richard Bach
"People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -Abe Lincoln
"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life, to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?"-George Eliot, from Adam Bede (last chptr)
"A man with a good wife is the luckiest of God's creatures, and one without must be among the most miserable, I think, the only true blessing of their lives is that they don't know how poorly off they are."-Stephen King, Green Mile
"Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders."-Mary Schmich
"The creator of our universe wanted human beings to become space travelers. We were given a moon that was just far enough away to require the development of sophisticated technologies, yet close enough to allow us to be successful on our first concentrated attempt."-Kraft Ehricke, Washington DC, 1984.
At http://dir.yahoo..com/Arts/Humanities/History/U_S__History/People/ is an alphabetical list of figures in US History. On that list Lee Harvey Oswald is next to Jacqueline Kennedy-Onasis and Chuck Yeager is next to The Wright Brothers. There is no mention of George Welch.
"It's better to burn out, than it is to rust; the king is gone, but he's not forgotten."-Niel Young
"That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made, And crowns for convoy put into his purse: We would not die in that man's company That fears his fellowship to die with us. ...... We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now abed Shall think their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."-William Shakespeare, Henry V (act 4, scene 3)
And finally, my favorite source of earthly wisdom offers this: "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."-Thomas Jefferson
In His abiding love,
Posted by One of the Moons at 9:34 AM