Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Monday, August 29, 2005

Greg Norman's Parents

"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." -- Greg Norman

Charles Schulz on Astrology

"I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're skeptical." -- Charles Schultz

Mark Twain on Entitlement

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -- Mark Twain

Groucho Marx on Marriage

"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." -- Groucho Marx

Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Podfather on Podcasting

"Podcasting has been legitimized by an unyielding grass-roots community and now the business of podcasting enjoys the endorsement of leading media companies, marketers and venture investors." -- "Podfather" Adam Curry, PodShow co-founder and President, via PodShow, Inc. press release, as reported in Yahoo! Finance

Monday, August 22, 2005

Dan's 1st Official Podcast

Early this morning I uploaded the first offical podcast episode of my other blog, Journey Inside My Mind! Head over and check it out! Or not.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Socrates on Marriage

"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get
a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
-- Socrates

Victor Borge, Social Animal

"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year." -- Victor Borge

Homer Simpson on Achievement

"If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now, quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers..." -- Homer Simpson

Monday, August 15, 2005

Speech Impediment?

"My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops
to breathe."
-- Jimmy Durante

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Bonnie Raitt and the Scarcity of Life

"Life becomes more precious when there's less of it to waste." -- Bonnie Raitt, spotted at Cincinnati Mills

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Mark Twain's Health Advice

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." -- Mark Twain

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Billy Crystal on Wisdom

"By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere." -- Billy Crystal

Drink Water

"I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it." -- W.C. Fields

Bob Hope on Aging

"I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon; Then it's time for my nap." -- Bob Hope

Mark Twain on Millionaires

"I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous to offer me the position." -- Mark Twain

A More Pleasant Form of Misery

"Money can't buy you happiness... but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." -- Spike Milligan

Friday, August 05, 2005

How to Develop the Best in Someone

"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

"There is nothing else that so kils the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise."
-- Charles Schwab

Do This And Take The Whole World With You

"Action springs out of what we fundamentally desire... and the best peice of advice which can be given to would-be persuaders, whether in business, in the home, in the school, in politics, is: First, arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way." -- Harry A. Overstreet

Secret of Success

"If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own." -- Henry Ford

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Be Like Santa - maybe

"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year." -- Victor Borge

Get To The Point

"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible." -- George Burns

Monday, August 01, 2005

Time Perception

"How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on." -- spotted outside the restrooms at the local Tumbleweed restaurant