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Poetry n Prose


Quotes from the chalkboard
(as they were jotted down)

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If I know who originated the quote I will specify. 

  • Inspired line from a driver's license manual: "Every child is a human caution sign." --Marilou Meyers
  • Safe Driving suggestion: "Don't make any news this weekend that you won't be around to read about."--Joe O'Brien
  • Carved on a mantel over a fireplace: "I cannot warm you if your heart is cold."
  • If there is any sin more deadly than envy, it is being pleased at being envied. --Richard Armour
  • Bumper Sticker: "Support the crisis of your choice.
  • Hope for the best.  Expect the worst.  Life is a play.  We're unrehearsed.
  • A man is known by his books his friends, and the mistakes he admits.
  • On the bus: "It's awful to be indecisive.  You're like a centipede who's told to put his best foot forward."
  • I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
  • Once he was the world to me.  But I've learned a lot about geography since.
  • Courage is like love--it must have hope to nourish it.
  • Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
  • A child is the root of the heart.
  • Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.
  • In a saloon: "Not responsible for loss of hats, coats or equilibrium.
  • A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
  • A small child was asked to describe loving kindness.  He said, "If I'm hungry and my Mom gives me bread and butter, that's kindness. But, if she puts lots of jam on it, that's loving kindness."
  • When I see you my stomach gets all over and over excited.  Nothing much happens in my head, or that I can feel in my heart--maybe, my stomach is in love with you.
  • Love is a feeling you feel when you feel you are feeling a feeling you feel you have never felt before.
  • I always like to hear someone talk about themselves because you never hear anything bad.
  • Buying a marriage license doesn't guarantee a happy marriage any more than buying a hunting license will guarantee a successful hunting or fishing trip.
  • Life is fragile--handle with prayer.
  • If you treat a man as he is, he will remain as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be, and could be, he will become what he ought to be, and should be.
  • Four things will not come back--the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
  • Every man goes down to his grave bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
  • The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth.

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