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#56167 - 02/13/02 02:59 PM Re: Yiddish maxims  
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I don't understand the Rather than die of hunger, I'd sooner eat a roast maxim.


Heh. I thought that maybe he was referring to my mother-in-law's cooking.




#56168 - 02/13/02 03:10 PM Re: Yiddish maxims  
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I'd sooner eat a roast maxim
AUGH! Don't eat my sweet Maxie!!!


#56169 - 02/13/02 05:30 PM Re: Yiddish maxims  
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I don't hear 'your sweet Maxie' opposing the idea!


#56170 - 02/13/02 06:48 PM Re: words to live by  
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
He who hesitates is lost.

If sometimes we don't get lost, there's a chance we may never find our way.

The big thing is to do it. --Kit Karson

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses!

Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.

A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage.

We grow too soon alt, und too late schmart. --Pennsylvania Dutch

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. --Madame Curie

There but for the grace of God go I. --St. Francis of Assissi

Never judge another man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins. --Native American

Whenever they call me a dreamer, I think of Walt Disney and smile.

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. --Meister Eckhardt

Enjoy life!...you might have been a barnacle.

Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it. --Wm Shakespeare

The important thing
is this:
to be able at any moment
to sacrifice
what we are
for what we could become. --Charles Du Bois

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations. --Sir J. Mackintosh

Love the one you're with. --Stephen Stills




#56171 - 02/13/02 07:16 PM Re: words to live by  
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It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. -- Somebody

Stupid darkness! -- Lucy VanPelt


#56172 - 02/13/02 07:25 PM Re: words to live by  
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Stupid darkness!

Without darkness there would be no light. -- Somebody Else


#56173 - 02/13/02 08:19 PM Re: words to live by  
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We grow too soon alt, und too late schmart. --Pennsylvania Dutch

I've seen this countless times in cheap touristy booklets of "PA Dutch" or "Amish" sayings, yet I've never heard a genuine Pennsylvania Dutchman/woman actually say it. How about you, Byb?




#56174 - 02/13/02 08:47 PM Re: words to live by  
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Every one brings joy to my life, some when they arrive, some when they depart.


i used to have this as a poster in my office.. and i might yet print it up in fancy fonts, and frame it..


#56175 - 02/13/02 09:13 PM Re: words to live by  
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I never met a man I didn't like. --Will Rogers

I never liked a man I didn't meet. --Roger Wills


#56176 - 02/13/02 10:24 PM Re: words to live by  
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Since someone has asked me what it means to "shoot for the moon if you do hit a potato," I will say that I take it to roughly mean "it's the journey that counts, and not the destination."


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