THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-25-08)

Some pretty good ones again!  Enjoy.  If anyone can tell me who Eddie Rickenbacker is, you win beautiful poetic points.  But no fair looking it up!
Patrick The Poet 


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-25-08)
 
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. 
–H. H. Munro ‘Saki’ (1870-1916) 
 
A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness. 
–Zadok Rabinwitz  
 
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. 
–Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)  
 
A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. 
–George S. Patton, General (1885-1945)  
 
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. 
–David Brinkley  
 
Nothing in life gives a man so much courage as the attainment or renewal of the conviction that other people regard him with favor; because it means that everyone joins to give him help and protection, which is an infinitely stronger bulwark against the ills of life than anything he can do himself.
–Arthur Schopenhauer
 
Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill.
–Edmund Morrison
 
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts..
–Albert Einstein
 
You may not remember what someone says or does, but you’ll never forget  how they made you feel.
–Author unknown
 

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.
–Francis Bacon, “Essays, Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature”, 1625
 
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were.
–John F. Kennedy

 
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
–Edward Rickenbacker

 
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
–Stephen King
 
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
–Marie Curie
 
There is just one way to bring up a child in the way he should go and that is to travel that way yourself.
–Abraham Lincoln

THE STRANGER…revisited

My modest orbit of family and friends lost a dear friend this week.  His name is John DeWitt.  And he was a good, loyal friend to oh so many, as well as a loving, devoted husband, and fantastic, caring father.  Every instance the world loses a such a good person, the world is terribly diminished, I do believe.  And we will sorely miss John DeWitt, and his goodness, and his uniqueness.  In tribute to him and his dear family, here is a hunble poem by moi to give hope and inspiration to whomever may so seek and need.
 
THE STRANGER

Now surrounded here by death and doom and disaster,
Despair is my pilot and tragedy my master!
(And my only hope is to be saved by a Stranger). 
For yes, I knew a life of warmth and joy and laughter
And one that was guided by faith and the Hereafter;
It was one that could confront any fear or danger!

But now when I became a drowning man in the sea
With nothing around but drowning waves and tides and me,
I would pray some Stranger came to set my life anew!
And though I have no hopes nor friends here now to save me
Nor even the faith in God that God Himself gave me,
I pray to hear His voice say: “Hold on, I will save you!”

If you are of a mind and kind, please leave a note of condolence to John’s wife and family at https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/nana2cj?fref=ts.  It will be much appreciated.
 

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (From 10-09-08)

Thomas Wolfe, one of America’s greatest novelists, starts off this round of profound quotes.  If you’ve never read “Of Time And The River,” I highly recommend it.  It is a pure and simple example of The Great American Novel.  And one by a nonpareil poet who wrote his verse as prose.
 
Patrick The Poet
 
 
THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (From 10-09-08)
 
All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, and the lover to the love he has forsaken.
–Thomas Wolfe, “Of Time and the River”
 
Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
–Sir Winston Churchill
 
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
–George Horace Lorimer
 
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.
–Christopher Hampton
 
I have always admired the insular closed-mindedness which fundamentalists possess, a quality which allows them to filter the chaff from the wheat. And eat the chaff.
–Jim Acker
 
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny…”
–Isaac Asimov
 
It is as useless to argue with those that have renounced the use and authority of reason as to argue with the dead.
–Thomas Paine
 
You cannot reason a person out of a position he did not reason himself into in the first place.
–Jonathan Swift
 
It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.
–Edmund Way Teale, “Circle of the Seasons,” 1950
 
This mesa plain had an appearance of great antiquity, and of incompleteness; as if, with all the materials for world-making assembled, the Creator had desisted, gone away and left everything on the point of being brought together, on the eve of being arranged into mountain, plain, plateau. The country was still waiting to be made into a landscape.
–Willa Cather
 
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
–Lewis Carroll
 
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
–Tom Krause
 
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
–Morrie Schwartz

ADIOS sung by LR‏

America’s known some pretty fine songwriters over the years, but perhaps none finer than Jimmy Webb, who wrote several of his masterpieces for Glenn Campbell, Amy Grant, The Fifth Dimension, Richard Harris, Frank Sinatra, and even Elvis.  Some of his incomparable songs include “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “The Worst That Could Happen,” “Didn’t We,” “MacArthur Park,” and this incomparable torch song written for and sung by Linda Ronstadt.  If you’ve never experienced this haunting ballad by “The Voice,” you’re in for a treat.  It even hosts a few popular back-up singers you may have heard of…The Beach Boys.  Enjoy!
 
PaTricKThEPoeT

LINK TO SONG:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvO0H2JF92w&feature=related
 
LYRICS TO SONG:  http://www.metrolyrics.com/adios-lyrics-linda-ronstadt.html

THE HALF-WIT

There’s something profound about this blurb and not only humorous.  Kind of political and philosophical, too, if you think about it.  Do we truly appreciate those who employ us and provide us a job?
 
Patrick The Poet
 
 
 
THE HALF-WIT
 
A man owned a small farm in Wisconsin . The Wisconsin State Wage 
& Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help 
and sent an agent out to interview him. 
 
“I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded
the agent.
“Well,” replied the farmer, “There’s my farm hand who’s been with 
me for 3 years.  I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board.  
The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $150 per week  
plus free room and board.  Then there’s the half-wit who works about 
18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here.  
He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy  
him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.  He also sleeps with 
my wife occasionally.”
 
“That’s the guy I want to talk to: the half-wit,” says the agent.
 
“That would be me,” replied the farmer.
 

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (From 08-25-08)

Whoa! if there aren’t some profoundly sagacious quotations in this batch of profoundly sagacious quotations! You know what I mean? And yes, this week’s quotes are dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill, a statesman of incomparable courage and inimitable wit and wisdom. 😉

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (From 08-25-08)

Never give in, never give in, never! never! never! never! In nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
–Sir Winston Churchill

I do this real moron thing, it’s called thinking, and I’m not a very good Amercian because I like to form my own opionions.
–George Carlin

For those who would joyously march in rank and file, they have already earned my contempt, for they were given a large brain by accident when a spinal chord would have sufficed.
–Albert Einstein

The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
–Epicurus

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.
–Brigham Young

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
–Sir Winston Churchill

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
–Jim Rohn

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
–Zig Ziglar quotes

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
–John Quincy Adams

LADY NANCY ASTOR: Winston, if you were my husband, I’d poison your tea.
WINSTON CHURCHILL: Nancy, if I were your husband, I’d drink it.

Stuff your eyes with wonder…live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
–Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451”

The best preparation for work is not thinking about work, talking about work, or studying for work: It is work.
–William Weld, Politician and attorney

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
–Sir Winston Churchill

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