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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 3, 2005
"To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less." -André Malraux, Man's Hope
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Abraham Lincoln, truly one of our greatest presidents, had a rather unique approach in trying a case when he was a practicing attorney. He went to great lengths to learn everything he could about what the attorney for the "other side" would say... Then, in his arguments, Lincoln would do a superb job of presenting the case from his opponent's side of the table... On occasion, the attorney for the other side would make the observation that Lincoln had presented the opposition's case better than he could have. Perhaps you wonder why he took such an approach. First, he wanted to be fair. Second, he wanted to win the case if he believed his client was right. Needless to say, Lincoln then presented his own side with more fervor, facts, and reasons why his side was the right side. By using this procedure, Lincoln completely robbed the opposition of anything to say and built his own case in a stronger manner... He also wove in more humor and homespun stories when he presented his case. Most people, including jurors, like and trust those who give them cause to smile and who bring homespun logic to the table. What Lincoln did was simple. He practiced great human relations and used his abundant common sense. He wanted right to prevail and when he presented his case, as a general rule, the right side did win. Think about it. Take Lincoln's approach and I'll see you at the top!
By Zig Ziglar
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
WHEN THE NAVY was developing helicopters in the 1950s to track submarines, our Florida-based test squadron had to be innovative. Because the copters lacked sufficient lifting power with test equipment on board, weight was reduced by removing the metal skin from the aircraft. The result was an aerial apparition of two rotors connected with a frame of pipes, an engine and a pilot sitting in the open air. Once, a test pilot had to make an emergency landing in a field, and a farmer drove out in his pickup to investigate. He walked slowly around the helicopter and then said to the pilot, "Build it yourself, sonny?"
Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by VAdm. R.A. Miller (Ret.)
Source: Laughter for a Saturday
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone. "Well, Dad, what's your New Year's resolution?" I asked him. "To make your mother as happy as I can all year," he answered proudly.
Then mom got on, and I said, "What's your resolution, Mom?" "To see that your dad keeps his New Year's resolution."
By Jeanette Case, Erie, PA
From: Reader’s Digest, Copyright (c), http://www.readersdigest.com/
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When Phillips Brooks met Helen Keller, who later became the miracle of her generation, he was asked to convey to this deaf and blind mute the love of God. It took considerable time before he was able to bridge the handicaps that separated them, but suddenly the light of understanding crossed her face, and she signaled back to him, “I always knew there was a God, but didn’t know His name.”
By Kermit R. Olsen
Source: These Times, Copyright (c) December 1965, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com