6 August 2011

August Musings

31 August 2011

While polka dots are ancient, they first became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in Britain. At the same time polka music was extremely popular and the name was also applied to the pattern, despite no real connection between them.

28 August 2011
If everybody contemplates the infinite instead of fixing 
the drains, many of us will die of cholera 
(John Rich)

26 August 2011
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence
(Laurence J Peter)

25 August 2011
By the time the youngest children have learned to keep the house tidy, the oldest grandchildren are on hand to tear it to pieces
(Christopher Morley)

23 August 2011
People who say they sleep like a baby don't usually have one.
(Leo J Burke)

20 August 2011
The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them 
worry about losing it
(Comte de Rivarol (1753 - 1801)

18 August 2011
(Vicky's birthday)
I am never bored anywhere: being bored is 
an insult to oneself
(Jules Renard)

17 August 2011
If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, 
our country will go on prospering
(Daniel Webster (1783 - 1852)

15 August 2011
The reason that most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals—not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them—we set our goals for the person we are when we set them.
(Dan Gilbert)

13 August 2011
Art must take reality by surprise
(Francoise Sagan)

6 August 2011
Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn
(Greek proverb)

4 August 2011
He who is full of himself is likely to be quite empty

3 August 2011
Success seems largely a matter of hanging on until others have let go (William Feather)

1 August 2011
When opportunity knocks at the door most people are in the back garden looking for four-leaved clovers

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