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Posted: December-20-2005 at 11:01am | IP Logged Quote BugMan  

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- Albert Einstein
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Posted: December-21-2005 at 2:04pm | IP Logged Quote SpeedRacer2  

 

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.


~Norman W. Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas"

 

 


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Many people will walk in and out of your life.

But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.



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Wil they be red, white, and blue? Will they have stripes on the heels and stars on the toes?
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Posted: December-21-2005 at 11:54pm | IP Logged Quote SpeedRacer2  

 

Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another; but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour, because there is danger that what may be done on any day, will be neglected. 

~Samuel Johnson~

 

 


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The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 

the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. 

~Burton Hillis~

 


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In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank.  People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!'  or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' 

~Dave Barry, "Christmas Shopping:  A Survivor's Guide" 

 

 


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Christmas is a time when you get homesick

- even when you're home. 

~Carol Nelson~

 

 

 

 

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No matter how big and tough a problem may be, get rid of
confusion by taking one little step toward solution.

Do something.

Then try again.

At the worst so long as you don't do it the same way twice,
you will eventually use up all the wrong ways of doing it;
and thus, the next try will be the right one.


~George F. Nordenholt~

 


 

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If Wyle E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?
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A good resolution is like an old horse,

which is often saddled but rarely ridden.


~Mexican Proverb~

 


 

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One of the most common, if not the most common, New Year's resolutions is to lose a certain amount of weight..... be it 5 pounds or 10 pounds or 25 pounds.

Don't do that!

Instead, set a goal weight which you want to maintain, and resolve to reach that weight and maintain it. That way the resolution is one which you can keep throughout the coming year(s)..... not just for the first 10-15 days of January.

~ SpeedRacer2 ~

 

 

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Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

* Will Rogers*

 

 

 
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    And you never can find a rock when you need it!!

                      ~~~~ME~~~~    



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Yes, "risk-taking" is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called "sure-thing taking." -- Tim McMahon

 

 



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Going?
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In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, invited
their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he
struggles with  Parkinson's disease.  But the Charlotte leaders
said, "We don't  expect a major address.  Just come and let us
honor you."  So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped
to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said, "I'm reminded
today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this month has
been honored by Time magazine as the Man of the Century.

Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the
conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every
passenger.  When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his
vest pocket.  He couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his
trouser pockets.  It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase
but couldn't find it.  Then he looked in the seat beside him.
He still couldn't find it.

The conductor said, "Dr. Einstein, I know who you are.  We all
know who you are.  I'm sure you bought a ticket.  Don't worry
about it."  Einstein nodded appreciatively.

The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets.  As he
was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the
great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his
seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, "Dr.  Einstein,
Dr.  Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are.  No problem.
You don't need a ticket.  I'm sure you bought one."

Einstein looked at him and said,
"Young man, I too, know who I am.
What I don't know is where I'm going."

Having said that Billy Graham continued, "See the suit I'm
wearing?  It's a brand new suit.  My wife, my children, and my
grandchildren are telling me I've gotten a little slovenly in my
old age.  I used to be a bit more fastidious.  So I went out and
bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion.

You know what that occasion is?  This is the suit in which I'll
be buried.  But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to
immediately remember the suit I'm wearing.  I want you to
remember this:

I not only know who I am...


I also know where I'm going."


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Here's a quote for all of us old guys with Birthdays this month

"I don't know but I've been told, If you never slow down you never grow old!!"

Tom Petty, Last Dance with Mary Jane.  



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My philosophy on staying "young" agrees with Tom Petty........

Getting older is like riding a bicycle, if you don't keep peddling, you'll fall.

 

 

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Posted: January-05-2006 at 1:22am | IP Logged Quote SpeedRacer2  

 

There was an old lady sittin' under a tree
She called me over and she said to me
"My days left here may not be long
I wouldn't waste my time tellin' you nothin' wrong
 
If you learn this secret, how to forgive
A longer and better life you'll live"


~from the song, "No Pain, No Gain"~

 

 


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"Hope I die before I get old."

Pete Townsen The Who from 1965's My Generation.

When I first listened to this when I was about 13 I thought it meant he hoped he died before he was 30 now I understand it to be if I ain't living life to it's fullest no matter what age just shoot me lol.



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Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.

~James Rogers~

 

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Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it. -- Sam Levenson



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No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning.

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Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before you can shoot him.

- From M*A*S*H -

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As we slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never be pointing the wrong way.

                           

    ~~~Just read this in an -email I got from a friend in KY.~~~ 



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Live your life and forget your age.

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Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than

a proper up-bringing, a sound set of values.... and witnesses.

 

 

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PROPENSITY TO CHANGE

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
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Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

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I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.

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Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

* Mark Twain *

 

 

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"A new study shows that large doses of Vitamin E do not protect against heart attacks and cancer, and might actually raise the risk of heart failure. The study was published in this month's Journal of Things that Scientists Told You to Do Last Month That Turned Out to Be Harmful This Month." --Dennis Miller

 

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I wish I knew what I know now before.

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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life.

It goes on.

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Together As Brothers
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We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.

Hatred paralyzes life;
love releases it.

Hatred confuses life;
love harmonizes it.

Hatred darkens life;
love illuminates it."

~Martin Luther King Jr.~

 

 


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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

- Martin Luther King, Jr. -

 

 

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Ain't it amazing how much good a man can do if he don't care who gets the credit.

  

                      ~~Quote from the local paper~~



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Hey WooWoo....

The paper should have given credit for that quote to Harry Truman.

 

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If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't
want a long funeral.  And if you get somebody to deliver the
eulogy, tell them not to talk too long.  And every now and then
I wonder what I want them to say.  Tell them not to mention that
I have a Nobel Peace Prize; that isn't important.

Tell them not to mention that I have three or four hundred other
awards; that's not important.  Tell them not to mention where I
went to school.

I'd like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King Jr.,
tried to give his life serving others.

I'd like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King Jr.,
tried to love somebody.

I want you to say that day that I tried to be right on the war
question.

I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the
hungry.

And I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my
life to clothe those who were naked.

I want you to say on that day that I did try in my life to visit
those who were in prison.

I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.

Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was
a drum major for justice.  Say that I was a drum major for
peace.  I was a drum major for righteousness.  And all of the
other shallow things will not matter.  I won't have any money to
leave behind.  I won't have the fine and luxurious things of
life to leave behind.  But I just want to leave a committed life
behind.  And that's all I want to say.

If I can help somebody as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody with a word or song,
If I can show somebody he's traveling wrong,
Then my living will not be in vain.

If I can do my duty as a Christian ought,
If I can bring salvation to a world once wrought,
If I can spread the message as the master taught,
Then my living will not be in vain.

Yes, Jesus, I want to be on your right or your left side, not
for any selfish reason.  I want to be on your right or your left
side, not in terms of some political kingdom or ambition.  But I
just want to be there in love and in justice and in truth and in
commitment to others, so that we can make of this old world a
new world.

~excerpted from a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr., delivered at
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, on February 4, 1968~


 

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We can't all be heroes,

because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

~ Will Rogers ~

 

 

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Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
 
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HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED

Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and
cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started
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same thing to them at funerals

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Received this one today from my good buddy Robbie Ferguson:

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

- Thomas Jefferson -

 


 

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            A lot of folks know the price of everything,

                         But the value of nothing.

 

                  ~~~~ Local Paper Again ~~~~



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There is an excellent book "Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing", written by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling.

 

 

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LOL SpeedRacer!!! THe Scott County News doesn't state who the quotes are by. But I got a good'en for ya!!! It was made by my Grandmother Lane when she was 92 years young. Here it is:

 

"GOD JUST MADE MEN TO AGGRAVATE WOMEN"

                        ~~~~~Grandmaw Lane~~~~

 

 



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