This & That


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(1) One of the most tragic things, I know about human nature, is that all of tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. —- Dale Carnegie.

(2) God sleeps in the minerals; God awakens in the plants; God walks in animals; And thinks in man. —- Arthur Young.

(3) An IDEALIST believes the short run doesn’t count; A CYNIC believes the long run doesn’t matter.  A REALIST believes that what is done or left undone, in the SHORT RUN determines the LONG RUN.

(4) What do these group of words have in common ? —— man true hairy —– Harry Truman; son nick yard rich ——- Richard Nixon ; grant us list you —–Ulysses Grant ; son will row wood —– Woodrow Wilson ; more fill lard will —– Millard Fillmore ; ding hard wren war —- Warren Harding. If you read the words in each group from right to left, each group sounds out the name of a US President, without separating the first and last name.

(5) Delhi is a SOPHISTICATED COUGAR next to PLAIN-JANE Chennai and GLOSSY Bangalore.

(6) Happiness is not something you postpone for the future ; it is something you design for the present.
(7) Faith is not believing that God can ; It is knowing that GOD WILL. — Ben Stein.
(8) Which country is like TWO RICE BOWLS on a BAMBOO STICK ?  VIETNAM.  It has two FERTILE DELTAS in the North and South, which are connected by a THIN STRIP of MOUNTAINOUS LAND.

(9) In a harmonious body : FIRE does not burn; WATER does not flood ; EARTH does not become barren ; AIR cannot blow us away.  But any disharmony, in the 5 elements, indicates that the BODY NEEDS HEALING.

(10) B. R. Chopra’s MAHABHARAT, in 1988, was telecast every Sunday.  On Sunday mornings, India looked like it was under emergency.  Deserted roads, closed shops, no autos could be found on roads.  Everybody would be huddled in front of the TV.  Sometimes two or three families gathered in one house to watch Mahabharat.  That passion was like 1st love.  How India watched the show, will never be repeated.

(11) This sentence can be punctuated in two different ways and also mean different :  A WOMAN WITHOUT HER MAN IS SAVAGE : (a) A woman without her man, is savage ; (b) A woman, without her, man is savage.

(12)  A student, in an English language class, was telling the others about the difficulty he and his wife were having in starting a family.  He said, “My wife is IMPREGNABLE.”  “That’s not the right word,” said the 2nd student, “She is INCONCEIVABLE.”  The 3rd student said, “You are both wrong.  SHE IS UNBEARABLE.”

(13) Life is a succession of moments ; to live each one is to succeed. — Corita Kent.
(14) In 1863, Jules Verne wrote “PARIS IN THE 20th CENTURY”, a manuscript the predicted everything from GLASS-SKYSCRAPERS to FEMINISM to RISE IN ILLEGITIMATE BIRTHS.  His publisher advised him against publishing it was UNBELIEVABLE.
(15) Life is God’s novel ; Let Him write it.
(16) Thou that hast given so much to me, give one thing more —- A GRATEFUL HEART.—–George Herbert.

(17) Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.

(18) If you tickle the Earth with a hoe, she laughs with a harvest. —- Douglas Jerrold.

(19) What has more legs—- A COW or NO COW ?  NO COW.  A Cow has 4 legs, but NO COW HAS 5 LEGS.

(20) How to reduce weight :  1st turn your head to the right, and then turn it to the left.  Repeat every time YOU ARE OFFERED SOMETHING TO EAT.

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