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Saturday, February 26, 2005
      ( 1:52 PM ) Gloria  
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?

Please all, and you will please none.
Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them. God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]

He is not great who is not greatly good.

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. #


      ( 1:52 PM ) Gloria  
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?

Please all, and you will please none.
Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them. God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses. [Proverbs 27:19]

He is not great who is not greatly good.

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. #




Friday, February 25, 2005
      ( 6:04 AM ) Gloria  
Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!"
So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.
St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes
St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on ... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.
St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"

The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"

Forwarded by Marti. Thank you #




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