Some "Words" We Live By

 

 

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
George Santayana
Not: "History is more or less bunk"
Henry Ford

 

 

"Make history live!"
Ms. Lois Dawson, North Denver High School history teacher

 

 

"It is stupidity second to none, to busy oneself with the correction of the world"
Moliere, French Dramatist

 

 

"There is no sadder sight in the whole world than to see a beautiful theory killed by a brutal fact"
Thomas H. Huxley

 

 

"That is the essence of science: Ask an impertinent question,
and you are on your way to the pertinent answer"
J. Bronoski, "The Ascent of Man"

 

 

"The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much;
if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little"
Mark Twain

 

 

"He who is not a socialist at twenty has no heart;
he who is not a conservative at forty has no head"
Gordon Rattray Taylor

 

 

"These meetings are going to continue until we find out why nothing is getting done"
Anonymous

 

 

"Six phases of a project: Enthusiasm, Disillusionment,
Panic, Search for the guilty, Punishment of the innocent,
Praise and honors for the non-participants"
Anonymous

 

 

"We do not go thru time at our chosen pace;
time goes thru us at a steady, unswerving speed"
Pat Fancher, "Moosetown Moos"
The Ouray County Plaindealer, 1990

 

 

A Personal Prayer

Lord, you know I am growing older.  Keep me from becoming talkative and possessed with the idea
that I must express myself on every subject.  Release me from craving to straighten out everyone's affairs.
Keep me from the recital of endless detail.  Give me strength to get to the point.
Seal my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches and pains.  They are increasing with the
passing years, and the love to speak of them grows sweeter as time goes by.
Make me thoughtful, but not nosy.  Helpful, but not bossy.
With my vast store of wisdom and experiences, it does seem a pity not to use it at all.
But you know, Lord, that I want a few friends in the end.
Amen.
Ann Landers

 

 

"There are three problems with growing old---
The first is that your memory gets worse,
and I can't remember the other two"
Anonymous

 

 

"I didn't retire; I went on PPV (permanent paid vacation)"
JRRIII, 1990

 

 

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