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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 23, 2001
"It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." - Anthony Robbins
Source: Inspiration A Day!, inspiration_a_day- firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In the early 19th century, a young man in London aspired to be a writer. But everything seemed to be against him. He had never been able to attend school more than four years. His father had been thrown in jail because he couldn't pay his debts, and this young man often knew the pangs of hunger. Finally he got a job pasting labels on bottles in a rat-infested warehouse, and he slept at night in a dismal attic room with two other boys - guttersnipes from the slums of London. He had so little confidence in his ability to write that he sneaked out and mailed his first manuscript in the dead of night so nobody would laugh at him. Story after story was refused. Finally the great day came when one was accepted. True, he wasn't paid for it, but one editor had praised him. One editor had given him recognition. He was so thrilled that he wandered aimlessly around the streets with tears rolling down his cheeks.
The praise, the recognition that he received through getting one story in print changed his whole life. If it hadn't been for that encouragement, he might have spent his entire life working in rat-infested factories. You may have heard of that boy. His name is Charles Dickens.
Attributed to DALE CARNEGIE in the Speakers Idea File
Source: Bits & Pieces, October 12, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Winners of a New York Magazine contest were asked to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression.
The cat is dead.
QUE SERA SERF
Life is feudal.
LE ROI EST MORT. JIVE LE ROI
The king is dead. No kidding.
Death styles of the rich and famous.
RESPONDEZ S'IL VOUS PLAID
Honk if you're Scottish.
Can you drive a French motorcycle?
We're wild and crazy guys!
VENI, VIPI, VICI
I came, I'm a very important person, I conquered.
COGITO EGGO SUM
I think; therefore I am a waffle.
PRO BOZO PUBLICO
Support your local clown (or politician, your call)
Our cat has a boat.
Fast French food. (including, of course, French Fries)
VENI, VIDI, VICE
I came, I saw, I partied.
QUIP PRO QUO
A fast retort.
Love; greetings; farewell; from such a pain you should
Tons of luck.
VISA LA FRANCE
Don't leave your chateau without it.
Seize the meat.
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Sub_KDM
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
There are hundreds of stories about the famed down-easterner, Calvin C. Coolidge, and his few words. They tell that one Sunday he went out to church alone, his wife feeling unable to accompany him. When he cam home Mrs. Coolidge questioned him.
"What was the sermon about?"
"Sin," he replied, with his usual brevity.
"What did he say about it?"
"He was against it."
Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder- firstname.lastname@example.org
Total assets of the world's three richest men (Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Paul Allen): $156 billion.
Total GNP (Gross National Product) of the 43 least developed countries, the population of which is 600 million people: $136.2 billion.
Number of people who live on less than $1 a day: 1.3 billion.
From: TIME Magazine Copyright (c) July 26, 1999
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