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Wisdom to ponder

I appreciate those that can create words to reflect life as it is ……………..


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April Aphorisms

As we meander down the roads of life, on occasion we hear an old, or maybe new utterance, an utterance of the profound, perhaps a bit of wisdom, advice, guidance, reminder, a piece to remember, to recite to others, to pause and meditate upon, they may be pertinent of the day, the past or the future or as these are, timeless to their application, snippets by the famous, infamous or of the unknown, it matters not the author, but of what the author has to say.
May these truisms be of such worth.
Love These Aphorisms
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~Jay Leno~
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.
 ~Will Rogers~
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
 ~Nikita Khrushchev~
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
 ~Clarence Darrow~
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
 ~Author unknown~
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
 ~John Quinton~
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
 ~Oscar Ameringer~
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
 ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952~
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
 ~ Tex Guinan~
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
 ~Charles de Gaulle~
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
 ~Doug Larson~

March Aphorisms

If you’re not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he’s the famous Erudite (comic) scientist who once said:
“I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates.”
   His mind sees things differently than most of us do. Here are some of  his gems……..
1 -  I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 – Borrow money from pessimists — they don’t expect it back.
3 – Half the people you know are below average.
4 – 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 – 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 – A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 – A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 – If you want the rainbow, you have got to put up with the rain.
9 – All those who believe in psycho-kinesis, raise my hand.
10 – The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 – I almost had a psychic girlfriend… But she left me before we met.
12  – OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
13 – How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?
14 – If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 -  Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 – When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
17 -  Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be  lazy.
18 – Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 – I intend to live forever… So far, so good.
20 – If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 – Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
22 – What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 – My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t  repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.”
24 – Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
25 – If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 – A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 -  Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
28 – The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 – To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 – The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 – The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.
32 – The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 – Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don’t have film.
34 – If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
And the all-time favorite:
35 – If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

WWII Spitfire Pilot

WWII Spitfire Pilot

This is probably one of the best emails I’ve had in a long time. Just watch the expression on his face as he watches himself. We owe a BIG thank you to men like him.
18 years old, all alone, behind enemy lines, no guns, no escort….and he gladly did it. They just don’t make them like that anymore… It was truly the greatest generation………..We owe them so much……….
Click the link below with your sound on:
American Spitfire Pilot in WWII

February Aphorisms

As a fighter pilot only two bad things can happen to you, and they are:
a.  One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight in a fighter.
b.  One day you will walk out to the airplane not knowing that it is your last flight in a fighter.

The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals.

Morning sermon: Jesus Walks on the Water. Evening sermon: Searching for Jesus.

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don’t forget your husbands.

Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

I don’t approve of political jokes. I’ve seen too many of them get elected.



January Aphorisms

“Life is tough and it is tougher when you are stupid.” – John Wayne

“Emotions are easier to feel than thinking is easier to do!” – Rush Limbaugh

Don’t regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many!

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live itswhole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

“We are being led down the rosy path of individual victim hood, put in a created new “victim” group and then characterized as being less-than; therefore, entitled to whatever is coveted.” – Larry Fookes