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    Pearls of Wisdom

    "The public is a thick-skinned beast and you have to keep whacking away on its hide to let it know you're there."
    -Walt Whitman
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    i thought that most of them were just NIMBYs, not thick skinned but thick headed
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
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    "Planning is an art. Everyone's an artist..."

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    "Never assume anything."

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    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    My old signature line:

    "Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal." -- F. Sherkow
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    I've posted it before, but it is a favorite:

    "Any public action which is not customary either is wrong, or if it is right, is a dangerous precedent. It follows that nothing should ever be done for the first time." - F.M. Cornford

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    Never criticize a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes, because then you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.

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    Never criticize a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes, because then yo

    that sounds like jack handey

    "It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man."

    jack handey

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    I can laugh at myself, but it is more fun to laugh at others.

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    Dan, yours sounds like something out of Coupland's Shampoo Planet, it is so Madge.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Re: Never criticize a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes, because then yo

    Originally posted by The Irish one
    that sounds like jack handey
    If trees screamed, would we still cut them down? And if they screamed all the time... would we cut all of them down?

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    woman on a pedastool ......you got to be drunk to say that!

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    Life is like a box of chocolates, except life doesn't make you tubby.

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    "Every rose has its thorn
    Just every cowboy sings a sad, sad song
    Every rose has its thorn"

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    Probably the earliest flyswatters were nothing more than some sort of striking surface attached to the end of a long stick

    jack handey

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