Glasses Raised




"A person never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's."     - Jean Paul Richter

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"Never Complain, Never Explain."     - Henry Ford
                                                                                                                                                                     
  
Drink today and drown all sorrow,
You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow.
Best while you have it use your breath,
There is no drinking after death.
     - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher


"Now, down with care and blithely swear A truce to melancholy; Let each good soul fill up his bowl And drink a toast to folly."   - Richard Stillman Powell


Clink, clink your glasses and drink;
Why should we trouble borrow?
Care not for sorrow,
A fig for the morrow.
Tonight let's be merry and drink.

You shall and you shan't,
You will and you won't,
You're condemned if you do,
And you're damned if you don't.
So let's drink!

'Tis easy to say "Fill 'em"
When your account's not overdrawn
But the man worthwhile,
Is the man who can smile,
When every damned cent is gone.
                                       - Anonymous



"We know that there is no true and lasting cure for world tensions in guns and bombs. We know that only the spirit and mind of men, dedicated to justice and right, can, in the long term, enable us to live in the confident tranquility that should be every man's heritage."     - Dwight David Eisenhower
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"A toast to your coffin. May it be made of 100 year old oak. And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow."     - Anonymous

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"May Dame Fortune ever smile on you, but never her daugh­ter, Miss Fortune."     - Anonymous

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"Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor."     - Frances Lucille

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"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."     - Cicero

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"You shouldn't ask yourself what the world needs; you should ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world really needs is people who have come alive."    
                                                                                                       - Howard Thurman via Andy Powers - a guitar builder in San Diego

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Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary—the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It's a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it's going right by you, that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, call me Trim Tab.     - Buckminster Fuller

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"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."     - Groucho Marx


"There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio.
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for?
What is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same. Only love."
                                                         - from the film, Don Juan DeMarco
              

“Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding”     - Betty White

"To Television. It is called a medium because it is neither rare nor well done."     Ernie Kovacs


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