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Includes the following:  Gentle Thoughts for Today (S707)
.........................The Guy in the Glass - Poem (S520b)
.........................Charles Schultz's Philosophy (S265b, S763)
.........................Great Quotes On Bus Tickets (S161, S651)
.........................Instructions for a Good Life (S156)
.........................Why Are Things The Way They Are? (S122)
.........................Life Is Like Juggling Five Balls (S115)
.........................Rush Limbaugh's 35 Undeniable Truths (S100)
.........................Advice On The Choice Of Mistress(S48)

Also see COWBOY file  - 'Will Rogers Quotations'
         QUOTES4 file - 'One-Liners From David Riberio'
         POLITICAL2   - 'Mark Twain Quotations'
         THOUGHTS-WARM- 'Thoughts Of Eleanor Roosevelt'

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Subj:     Gentle Thoughts for Today (S707)
          From: darrellvip on 8/4/2010
Photo from Zazzle.com...
 Source: http://forum.worldstart.com/showthread.php?t=73193

 Click on the above source, or 'HERE' for my copy to read
 these cute, witty quotes.

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Subj:     The Guy in the Glass - Poem (S520b, S891)
          by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934
          From: Anon Jr. on 1/7/07
 Source: http://users.lmi.net/wilworks/ehnlinx/manglass.htm

 When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
 And the world makes you King for a day,
 Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
 And see what that guy has to say.

 For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
 Who judgement upon you must pass.
 The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
 Is the guy staring back from the glass.

 He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
 For he's with you clear up to the end,
 And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
 If the guy in the glass is your friend.

 You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,
 And think you're a wonderful guy,
 But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
 If you can't look him straight in the eye.

 You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
 And get pats on the back as you pass,
 But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
 If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

 Dale Wimbrow 1895-1954

 The original poem by Dale Wimbrow titled "The Guy in the
 Glass" was first published in the American Magazine in 1934.
 The magazine had asked their readers to offer an answer to
 a young man's question to the Editor of the magazine as to
 "Why he should be honest." . . .

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Subj:     Charles Schultz's Philosophy (S265b, S763)
          From: RFSlick on 1/25/2002
      and From: LABLaughsClean on 3/14/2006

 You don't actually have to take the quiz. Just read the email
 straight through, and you'll get the point, an awesome one,
 that it is trying to make! Take this quiz:

 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
 4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for
    best actor and actress.
 6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

 How did you do?

 The point is, none of us remember the headliners of
 yesterday.  These are no second-rate achievers. They are
 the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards
 tarnish.  Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and
 certificates are buried with their owners.

 Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

 1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
 2. Name three friends who have helped you through
    a difficult time.
 3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
 4. Think of a few people who have made you feel
    appreciated and special.
 5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
 6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

 Easier?

 The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life
 are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money,
 or the most awards.  They are the ones that care.

 Pass this on to those people who have made a difference
 in your life.

 "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
  It's already tomorrow in Australia."

 Charles Schulz

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Subj:     Great Quotes On Bus Tickets (S161, S651)
          From: smiles on 3/1/00

  Karl Overton writes:
  I don't know of anywhere else in the world that does this,
  but Adelaide, South Australia, my home town, has the desire
  to print inspirational sayings on the back of bus tickets:

  I thought they might make an interesting edition of H.A.N.D,
  so here they are...

  All sunshine, makes a desert.
  Conscience is the little thing that tells you someone is sure
     to find out.
  What really matters is what happens within us, not to us.
  Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few.
  Those who talk much, say nothing.  In quietness and confidence
     shall be your strength.
  Remember to face the sun and you shall never see the shadows.
  Some people exist but never really live.
  Be realistic, aim for the impossible.
  Pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.
  Life is a canvas - you fill in the picture.
  Your life is what your thoughts make it.
  The poor person is not one without a cent...
     but one without a dream.
  Some times it is better to ask forgiveness than permission.
  You will notice that the truth is written
     and spoken beautifully.
  Two things are hard on the heart... running up a hill,
     running down people.
  Self praise is no recommendation.
  You can never ride two horses with one behind.
  To find friendship, offer friendship.
  You'll never get rid of a bad temper by losing it.
  Every ending is a new beginning.
  Behind every good woman... is herself.
  Purpose is what gives life meaning.
  Nothing makes people go into debt like trying to keep up
     with people who already are.
  You never know what you can do until you try.
  People who live in the past rob the future.
  Life happens when you're on your way to someplace else.
  Making the most of today is the best preparation for tomorrow.
  If we don't stand for something, we'll fall for anything.
  To know one's ignorance is part of knowledge.
  Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.
  In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.
  Method saves hours of wasted effort.
  Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it is due.
  Better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool than
     speak and remove all doubt.
  You can't get anywhere unless you start.
  Believe you can and you're halfway there.
  We make a living by what we get but a life by what we give.

  And the last one I have seen as a catch phrase of this list...
  If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

  I hope at least one of these is what someone needed to hear...

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Subj:     Instructions for a Good Life (S156)
          From: PGSP4LIFE on 01/23/2000

 Instructions for a "good" life..

 THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM A NEPALESE GOOD LUCK MANTRA.

 YOU'LL FIND IT TO BE WORTH READING AND WORTH SHARING:
 

 I N S T R U C T I O N S   F O R  L I F E

 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements
    involve great risk.

 2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

 3. Follow the three R's:
    Respect for self
    Respect for others and
    Responsibility for all your actions.

 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a
    wonderful stroke of luck.

 5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

 6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

 7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate
    steps to correct it.

 8. Spend some time alone.

 9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
    think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation
    for your life.  Do all you can to create a tranquil,
    harmonious home.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the
    current situation.  Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your
    love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order
    to get it.

19. Call your mother.

20. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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Subj:     Why Are Things The Way They Are? (S122)
          From: RFSlick on 5/20/99

 During my junior year in high school, Mr. Reynolds,
 my English teacher, handed each student a list of
 thoughts or statements written by other students,
 then gave us a creative writing assignment based
 on one of those thoughts. At 17, I was beginning to
 wonder about many things, so I chose the statement,
 "I wonder why things are the way they are?"

 That night, I wrote down in the form of a story all the
 questions that puzzled me about life. I realized that
 many of them were hard to answer, and perhaps
 others could not be answered at all. When I turned in
 my paper, I was afraid that I might fail the assignment
 because I had not answered the question, "I wonder
 why things are the way they are?" I had no answers.
 I had only written questions.

 The next day Mr. Reynolds called me to the front of
 the class and asked me to read my story for the
 other students. He handed me my paper and sat
 down in the back of the room. The class became
 quiet as I began to read my story:

 Mommie, Daddy........  Why?
 Mommie, why are the roses red?
 Mommie, why is the grass green and the sky blue?
 Why does a spider have a web and not a house?
 Daddy, why can't I play in your toolbox?
 Teacher, why do I have to read?
 Mother, why can't I wear lipstick to the dance?
 Daddy, why can't I stay out until 12:00? The other kids are.
 Mother, why do you hate me?
 Daddy, why don't the boys like me?
 Why do I have to be so skinny?
 Why do I have braces and wear glasses?
 Why do I have to be 16?
 Mom, why do I have to graduate?
 Dad, why do I have to grow up?
 Mom, Dad, why do I have to leave?
 Mom, why don't you write more often?
 Dad, why do I miss my old friends?
 Dad, why do you love me so much?
 Dad, why do you spoil me?
 Your little girl is growing up.
 Mom, why don't you visit?
 Mom, why is it hard to make new friends?
 Dad, why do I miss being at home?
 Dad, why does my heart skip a beat when he looks in my eyes?
 Mom, why do my legs tremble when I hear his voice?
 Mother, why is being "in love" the greatest feeling in the world?
 Daddy, why don't you like to be called "Gramps?"
 Mother, why do my baby's tiny fingers cling so tightly to mine?
 Mother, why do they have to grow up?
 Daddy, why do they have to leave?
 Why do I have to be called "Grannie"?
 Mommie, Daddy, why did you have to leave me?  I need you.
 Why did my youth slip past me?
 Why does my face show every smile that I have
    ever given to a friend or a stranger?
 Why does my hair glisten a shiny silver?
 Why do my hands quiver when I bend to pick a flower?
 Why, God, are the roses red?

 At the conclusion of my story, my eyes locked with
 Mr. Reynold's yes, and I saw a tear slowly sliding
 down his cheek. It was then that I realized that life
 is not always based on the answers we receive,
 but also on the questions that we ask.

 (Author Unknown)

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Subj:     Life Is Like Juggling Five Balls (S115)
          From: RobertTompkins on 4/10/99

 From the president of Coca-Cola

 Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five
 balls in the air.  You name them work, family, health,
 friends, and spirit, and you're keeping all of these in
 the air.  You will soon understand that work is a rubber
 ball.  If you drop it, it will bounce back.  But the other
 four balls: family, health, friends and spirit, are made of
 glass.

 If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed,
 marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered.  They will never
 be the same.  You must understand that and strive for
 balance in your life. How?

 * Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with
   others.  It is because we are different that each of
   us is special.
 * Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.
   Only you know what is best for you.
 * Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
   Cling to them as you would your life, for without them,
   life is meaningless.
 * Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living
   in the past or for the future.  By living your life one
   day at a time, you live  ALL the days of your life.
 * Don't give up when you still have something to give.
   Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
 * Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
   It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together.
 * Don't be afraid to encounter risks.  It is by taking
   chances that we learn how to be brave.
 * Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's
   impossible to find.
 * The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest
   way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best
   way to keep love is to give it wings.
 * Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only
   where you've been, but also where you are going.
 * Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is
   to feel appreciated.
 * Don't be afraid to learn.  Knowledge is weightless,
   a treasure you can always carry easily.
 * Don't use time or words carelessly.  Neither can be
   retrieved.  Life is not a race, but a journey to be
   savored each step of the way.  Yesterday is History,
   Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a gift:  That's
   why we call it - The Present.

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Subj:     Rush Limbaugh's 35 Undeniable Truths (S100)
          From: Tom_Adams on 98-10-20

  1. There is a distinct singular American culture - rugged
     individualism and self-reliance - which made America great.

  2. The vast majority of the rich in this country did not inherit
     their wealth, they earned it. They are the country's achievers,
     producers, and job creators.

  3. No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.

  4. Evidence refutes liberalism.

  5. There is no such thing as a New Democrat.

  6. The Earth's eco-system is not fragile.

  7. Character matters; leadership descends from character.

  8. The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you make with it
     after you cut it down.

  9. Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century.

 10. The 1980s was not a decade of greed but a decade of
     prosperity; it was the longest period of peacetime growth
     in American history.

 11. Abstinence prevents sexually transmitted disease and
     pregnancy - every time it's tried.

 12. Condoms only work during the school year.

 13. Poverty is not the root ("rut") cause of crime.

 14. There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey
     the law; punish those who do not.

 15. If you commit a crime, you are guilty.

 16. Women should not be allowed on juries where the accused
     is a stud.

 17. The way to improve our schools is not more money,
     but the reintroduction of moral and spiritual values,
     as well as the four "R's": reading, 'riting, 'rithmatic,
     and Rush.

 18. I am not arrogant.

 19. My first 35 Undeniable Truths are still undeniably true.

 20. There is a God.

 21. There is something wrong when critics say the problem
     with America is too much religion.

 22. Morality is not defined by individual choice.

 23. The only way liberals win national elections is by
     pretending they are not liberals.

 24. Feminism was established as to allow unattractive women
     easier access to the mainstream of society.

 25. Follow the money. When somebody says, "It's not the
     money," it's always the money.

 26. Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they
     cannot win at the ballot box.

 27. Using federal dollars as a measure, our cities have
     not been neglected, but poisoned with the welfare
     dependency funds.

 28. Progress is not striving for economic justice or
     fairness, but economic growth.

 29. Liberals measure compassion by how many people are
     given welfare.  Conservatives measure compassion by
     how many people no longer need it.

 30. Compassion is no substitute for justice.

 31. The culture war is between the winners and those who
     think they're losers who want to become winners.  The
     losers think the only way they can become winners is
     by banding together all the losers and then empowering
     a leader of the losers to make things right for them.

 32. The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney
     King verdict.  The Los Angeles riots were caused by
     rioters.

 33. You could afford you house without your government
     - if it weren't for your government.

 34. Words mean things.

 35. Too many Americans can't laugh at themselves anymore.
 

 How to reach RUSH - Email: rush@Compuserve.com or rush@eib.net

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Subj:     Advice To A Young Man On The Choice Of A Mistress (S48)
          Written by Ben Franklin
          Typed by AJSwitzer, old book provided by JOELFALLON
          (See 'In Praise Of Older Women' in WOMEN1
           and 'Actual Politician's Quotes:' in POLITICAL2)

 To my dear friend:

 I know of no medicine fit to diminish the violent natural
 inclinations you mention; and if I did, I think I should
 not communicate it to you.  Marriage is the proper remedy.
 It is the most natural State of Man, and therefore the
 State in which you most likely to find solid Happiness.
 Your Reasons against entering into it at present appear to
 me not well founded.  The circumstantial Advantages you
 have in view by postponing it, are not only uncertain, but
 they are small in comparison with that of the Thing itself,
 the being married and settled.  It is the Man and Woman
 united that make the compleat human Being.  Separate, She
 wants his Force of Body and Strength of Reason; he her
 Softness, Sensibility, and acute Discernment.  Together
 they are more likely to succeed in the World.  A single
 Man has not nearly the value he would have in the State of
 Union.  He is an incomplete Animal.  He resembles the odd
 half of a pair of Scissars.  If you get a prudent, healthy
 Wife, your Industry in your Profession, with her good
 Economy will be a fortune sufficient.

 But if you will not take this Counsel and persist in
 thinking a Commerce with the sex inevitable, then I repeat
 my former Advice, that in all your Amours you should
 prefer old Women to young ones.

 You call this a Paradox and demand my Reasons.  They are these:

 1. Because they have more Knowledge of the World, and their
    Mind are better stor'd with Observations, their
    Conversation is more improved, and more lastingly agreeable.
 2. Because when Women cease to be handsome they study to be
    good.  To maintain their Influence over men, they supply
    the Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility.
    They learn to do a thousand Services small and great,
    and are the most tender and useful of Friends when you
    are sick.  Thus they continue amiable.  And hence there
    is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is
    not a good Woman.
 3. Because there is no Hazard of Children, which irregularly
    produced may be attended with much Inconvenience.
 4. Because through more Experience they are more prudent and
    discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion.
    The Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to
    your Reputation.  And with regard to theirs, if the Affair
    should happen to be known, considerate People might be
    rather inclined to excuse an old Woman, who would kindly
    take care of a young man, form his Manners by her good
    counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune
    among mercenary Prostitutes.
 5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency
    of the fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the
    highest Part.  The Face first grows lank and wrinkled;
    then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts
    continuing to the last as plump as ever; so that covering
    all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below
    the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to tell an old
    one from a young one.  And as in the dark all Cats are
    grey, the Pleasure of Corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman
    is at least equal, and frequently superior; every Knack
    being, by Practice, capable of Improvement.
 6. Because the Sin in less.  The debauching a Virgin may be
    her Ruin, and make her Life unhappy.
 7. Because the Compunction is less.  The having made a young
    Girl miserable may give you frequent bitter Reflection;
    none of which can attend the making an old Woman happy.
 8. And last.  They are so grateful!!

 Thus much for my Paradox.  But still I advise you marry
 directly; being sincerely

                          Your affectionate Friend,
                          Ben Franklin

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