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Pearls of Wisdom

Posted by cotojo on November 8, 2007

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”

There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

You should not confuse your career with your life.

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. 

The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above-average drivers.

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

Your friends love you anyway.

Smile - Tomorrow Will be Worse

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After A While, You Learn

Posted by cotojo on July 3, 2007

After a while, you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts,
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With the grace of God, not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

And after a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure …
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and learn …

And with every goodbye, you learn.

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Life – Dust

Posted by cotojo on July 2, 2007

I Love You 

Dust if you must.
But wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture,
or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant a seed.

Ponder the difference between want and need.

Dust if you must.
But there is not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!

Music to hear, and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must.
But the world’s out there with the sun in your eyes,
the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.

This day will not come round again.

Dust if you must.
But bear in mind, old age will come
and it’s not kind.

And when you go, and go you must,
you, yourself, will make more dust.

Remember, a house becomes a home
when you can write “I love you” on the furniture.

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Always Have Hope

Posted by cotojo on June 30, 2007

I hope that I will always be for each person
what he or she needs me to be.

I hope that each person’s death will diminish me,
but that fear of my own will never diminish my joy of life.
 

I hope that my love for those whom I like will never lessen
my love for those whom I do not.

I hope that another person’s love for me will never
be a measure of my love for him or her.

I hope that everybody will accept me as I am,
but that I never will.

I hope that I will always ask for  from others,
but will never need to be asked for my own . . .

I hope that I will always recognize my limitations,
but that I will construct none.
 

I hope that loving will always be my goal,
but that love will never be my idol.

I hope that everyone will always have hope.

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Bushisms: the eternal wisdom of George W. Bush

Posted by cotojo on June 16, 2007

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Top Twenty Bushisms

“Will the highways on the Internet become more few?” George W Bush, January 2000.

If there is only one thing that the George W Bush Presidency will be remembered for, it is almost certainly Bushisms, the bizarre nuggets of unintelligible wisdom that frequently fall from the lips of the world’s most powerful man. In honour of the worlds most powerful man here is a list of twenty favourite Bushisms.

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” September, 2002

“It’s totally wiped out. … It’s devastating, it’s got to be doubly devastating on the ground.” – To his aides while surveying Hurricane Katrina flood damage from Air Force One, August, 2005

“I’m honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein.” May, 2004

“People say, how can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil? You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in’s house and say I love you.” September, 2000

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” August, 2004

“We actually misnamed the war on terror. It ought to be the Struggle Against Ideological Extremists Who Do Not Believe in Free Societies Who Happen to Use Terror as a Weapon to Try to Shake the Conscience of the Free World.” August, 2004

“I have a record in office, as well. And all Americans have seen that record. September the 4th, 2001, I stood in the ruins of the Twin Towers. It’s a day I will never forget.” October, 2004

“And so, in my State of the – my State of the Union – or state – my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation – I asked Americans to give 4,000 years – 4,000 hours over the next – the rest of your life – of service to America. That’s what I asked – 4,000 hours.” April, 2002

“I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn’t here.” August, 2002

“For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It’s just unacceptable. And we’re going to do something about it.” May, 2001

“I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe – I believe what I believe is right.” July, 2001

“When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive.” September, 2001

“My answer is bring them on.” -On Iraqi insurgents attacking US forces, July, 2003

“I understand small business growth. I was one.” February, 2000

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” May, 2000

“We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.” August, 2000

“Tribal sovereignty means that; it’s sovereign. I mean, you’re a – you’ve been given sovereignty, and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.” August, 2004

“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” September, 2000

“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.” October, 2000

“They misunderestimated me.” November, 2000

The top 10 Bushisms of 2006

Each year, it has become something of a tradition for the American press to compile round-ups of the year’s finest Bushisms. But why should America have all the fun?

In the words of the man himself, “we shouldn’t fear a world that is more interacted”, so here are more favourite nuggets of wisdom that have left the lips of President George W Bush in 2006.

“You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.” – Interview with CBS News.

“I think – tide turning – see, as I remember – I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of – it’s easy to see a tide turn – did I say those words?” – Response when asked if the tide was turning in Iraq.

“I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bass in my lake.” – Response when a German journalist asked him to name his best moment in office.

“And I suspect that what you’ll see, Toby, is there will be a momentum, momentum will be gathered. Houses will begat jobs, jobs will begat houses.” – Talking to reporters along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

“I would guess, I would surmise that some of the more spectacular bombings are done by al Qaeda suiciders.” – On violence in Iraq.

“The point now is how do we work together to achieve important goals. And one such goal is a democracy in Germany.”

“I can look you in the eye and tell you I feel I’ve tried to solve the problem diplomatically to the max, and would have committed troops both in Afghanistan and Iraq knowing what I know today.” – Demonstrating that he is not fur turning.

“As you can possibly see, I have an injury myself, not here at the hospital, but in combat with a cedar. I eventually won. The cedar gave me a little scratch. As a matter of fact, the Colonel asked if I needed first aid when she first saw me. I was able to avoid any major surgical operations here, but thanks for your compassion, Colonel.” Visiting with wounded veterans from the Amputee Care Center of Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.

“I think it’s really important for this great state of baseball to reach out to people of all walks of life to make sure that the sport is inclusive. The best way to do it is to convince little kids how to – the beauty of playing baseball.”

“One has a stronger hand when there’s more people playing your same cards.”

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