14TH CENTURY QUOTE
the Shores of Hesitation
the bones of countless millions;
at the point of VICTORY,
OF ALL THE THINGS IN MY LIFE THAT I HAVE LOST,
I MISS MY MIND THE MOST.
take Life too seriously...you don't get out alive!
sure your mind gets more exercise than jumping conclusions.
really not lost until you totally forget about it.
because it's First doesn't always mean it's the most important.
what's happening while you are making other plans.
were arrested because you are a Christian, is there enough evidence to convict?
can make you feel inferior without your permission.
Sometimes...there is no answer.
not need a parachute to skydive, you only need it to skydive twice.
most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.
first you don't succeed, blame it on someone else.
first you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment.
don't succeed the first time, skydiving is not for you.
see depends mainly on what we look for.
something that must be won, Honor is something that must not be lost.
Moo: the feeling you've heard this bull before.
Probability Dispersal: What ever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly
Hate your job? There's a support group called EVERYBODY that meets at the bar.
who don't have dreams...don't have much.
is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice.
what you learn after you think you know it all that matters.
remember you are unique, just like everyone else.
strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
done is better than well said.
is a journey, not a destination.
is little room for wisdom when one is full of judgment.
character is what we do when no one is looking.
a right to do a thing is not at all the same as being right in doing it.
is the full blown rose of effort.
risk nothing, you'll risk everything.
lasts forever, not even your troubles.
the world the best you have. The best will come back to you.
closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job
needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.
with money to burn will find himself surrounded by people with matches.
talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck-most of all endurance.
life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have.
father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.
pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity
in every difficulty.
is the day on which lazy people have the most to do.
spent most of my money on booze and women; the rest I just wasted.
ask is that I have a chance to prove money won't make me happy.
victories of life are often won in a quiet way.
only man who never makes a mistake is one who never does anything.
is nothing, unless mixed with experience.
is no greater burden than great potential.
rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment
he can tolerate.
is our silent partner. Too often with a controlling interest.
the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
must repeat itself, because we pay such little attention to it the first time.
is something you cant wear out.
man is a fool for at least 5 minutes each day. Wisdom consists of not exceeding
answer is what you think of later.
the greatest victories you can win over someone is to beat him at politeness.
can't be kind , at least be vague.
your facts first. Then you can distort them as much as you please.
to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for them.
becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
without knowledge is a runaway horse.
a fault doubles it.
is a non-Prophet organization.
Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in
Some people don't have much to say, but you have to listen a long time to find
In spite of the cost of living....it's still popular.
A fine is a tax for doing wrong, a tax is a fine for doing well.
Every one has a photographic memory, only some don't have film.
Light travels faster than sound, that is why some people appear bright until you
hear them speak.
It is not hard to avoid the earthquakes of life, when you find a fault...don't
Those who think they know it all only upset those of us that do.
Asking dumb questions is easier than correcting dumb mistakes
A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place.
Remember when arguing with a fool; make sure that he is not doing the same thing
Life is full of complications even when you are born there is a string attached
Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out
A jury is twelve people chosen to decide who has the better lawyer
Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them and psychiatrists
collect the rent
They called it golf because all the other four letter words were taken
The length of a minute depends entirely on which side of the bathroom door you
reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail
instead of his tongue."
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as
conclusive evidence that
you are wonderful."
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I
die I want to go
where they went."
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like
a puppy licking your
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves
you more than he
"The average dog is a nicer person than the
-Andrew A. Rooney
"We give dogs time we can spare, space we
can spare and love we
can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal
man has ever made."
"Dogs love their friends and bite their
enemies, quite unlike
people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it
is that certain
dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
"I wonder what goes through his mind when he
sees us peeing in
his water bowl." -Penny Ward Moser
"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around
three times before lying down."
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are
members of a weird
"Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how
they keep abreast of
current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all
kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially
urgent, are often continued in the next yard."
"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes
like never washed a
-Franklin P. Jones
"My dog is worried about the economy because
Alpo is up to $3.00
a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money."
- Joe Weinstein
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's
best friend; inside
of a dog, it's too dark to read."
"Ever consider what they must think of us?
I mean, here we come
back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork,
half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
"Women and cats will do as they please, and
men and dogs should
relax and get used to the idea."
-Robert A. Heinlein
LIFE IN THE 1500'S
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water
temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500s:
These are interesting...
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,
and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to
smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the
body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had
the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then
the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water
was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't
throw the baby out with the bath water."
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It
was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small
animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and
sometimes the animals would slip and off the roof. Hence the saying "It's
raining cats and dogs."
There was nothing to stop things from falling
into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and
other droppings could mess up your
nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top
afforded some protection.
That's how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence
the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery
in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw)
on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more
thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside.
A piece of wood was placed in the entranceway. Hence the saying a "thresh
(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always
hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot.
They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much
meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to
get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food
in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in
the pot nine days old."
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When
visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a
sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon."
They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around
and "chew the fat."
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content
caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning
This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so,
tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the
loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes
knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road
would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on
the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around>
and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom
of holding a "wake."
is old and small and the local folks started
running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would
take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these
coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside
and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a
string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through
the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the
graveyard all night (the graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus,
someone could be "saved by the
bell" or was considered a "dead ringer."
And that's the truth... Now, whoever said that History was boring
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