Thought for Friday, Jun 29, 2007
Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots
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You do not lead by hitting people over the head --
that's assault, not leadership.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Celestial navigation is based on the premise that the Earth is the
center of the universe. The premise is wrong, but the navigation
works. An incorrect model can be a useful tool.
-- Kelvin Throop III
"The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and
This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.
Stick with the optimists. It's going to be tough
enough even if they're right.
-James Reston (1909-1995)
__________ would be a great place to visit
if there were not so many tourists.
H.D. "Cotton" Galvin
I don't want to alarm anybody, but there is an excellent chance that
the Earth will be destroyed in the next several days. Congress is
thinking about eliminating a federal program under which scientists
broadcast signals to alien beings. This would be a large mistake.
Alien beings have nuclear blaster death cannons. You cannot cut off
their federal programs as if they were merely poor people ...
-- Davy Barry, "THE ALIENS ARE COMING, THE ALIENS ARE
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
-- Adlai Stevenson
"I have just read your lousy review buried in the back pages. You
sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an
eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer job, and all four ulcers working. I
have never met you, but if I do you'll need a new nose and plenty of
beefsteak and perhaps a supporter below. Westbrook Pegler, a
guttersnipe, is a gentleman compared to you. You can take that as more
of an insult than as a reflection on your ancestry."
-- President Harry S Truman
Although botanically speaking a fruit, in 1893 the U.S. Supreme Court
ref: Smithsonian, August, 1990.
A flea and a fly in a flue.
Were imprisoned but what could they do?
Let us flee said the fly,
Let us fly said the flea,
so they flew through a flaw in the flue.
-Probably from Boy's Life
I've been rich and I've been poor;
Das machine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy
tftd- This 'thought' comes from the good old days when computers
The past should be culled like
a box of fresh strawberries,
rinsed of debris, sweetened judiciously
and served in small portions, not very often.
"I hate quotations."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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