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  1. #1671


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    Imagination is more important than knowledge...
    ~Albert Einstein

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  2. #1672


    Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.

    ~ Bob Dylan
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  3. #1673


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    Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
    ~Putt's Law

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  4. #1674


    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

    ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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  5. #1675


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    Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
    ~Alexandre Dumas

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  6. #1676


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Blind Men and the Elephant

    poem by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)

    It was six men of Indostan
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see the Elephant(Though all of them were blind),
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy his mind


    The First approached the Elephant,
    And happening to fall
    Against his broad and sturdy side,
    At once began to bawl:
    “God bless me! but the ElephantIs very like a wall!”


    The Second, feeling of the tusk,
    Cried, “Ho! what have we here
    So very round and smooth and sharp?
    To me ’tis mighty clear
    This wonder of an Elephant
    Is very like a spear!”


    The Third approached the animal,
    And happening to take
    The squirming trunk within his hands,
    Thus boldly up and spake:
    “I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
    Is very like a snake!


    The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
    And felt about the knee.
    “What most this wondrous beast is like
    Is mighty plain,” quoth he;
    ” ‘Tis clear enough the Elephant Is very like a tree!”


    The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
    Said: “E’en the blindest man
    Can tell what this resembles most;
    Deny the fact who can
    This marvel of an Elephant
    Is very like a fan!”


    The Sixth no sooner had begun
    About the beast to grope,
    Than, seizing on the swinging tail
    That fell within his scope,
    “I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
    Is very like a rope!”


    And so these men of Indostan
    Disputed loud and long,
    Each in his own opinion
    Exceeding stiff and strong,
    Though each was partly in the right,
    And all were in the wrong!


    Moral

    So oft in theologic wars,
    The disputants, I ween,
    Rail on in utter ignorance
    Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen!
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  7. #1677


    India
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    A very good poem to read on
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  8. #1678


    Bay Area
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    A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
    ~Segal's Law

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  9. #1679


    He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  10. #1680


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    When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
    ~Henny Youngman

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