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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
– Dorothy Parker

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
– Mark Twain

 

If the truth doesn’t save us, what does that say about us?
– Lois McMaster Bujold

Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
– Aristotle

For all our conceits about being the center of the universe, we live in a routine planet of a humdrum star stuck away in an obscure corner… An unexceptional galaxy which is one of about 100 billion galaxies…. That is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit, and it is very good for us to understand that.
– Carl Sagan

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. So autograph your work with quality.
– Robert Elliott

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
– William Howard Taft

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
– Eric Hoffer

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
– Aeschylus

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
– Aesop

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Today’s writing prompt was: What toy do you think you will still like when you are an adult?  Why?

Boo’s Answer: Make-up is what I think I will like.  Why? It makes you look gorgus.  So you can get a boyfriend easyer. So you can be happy with who you are.  (All spelling and grammer are hers.)

I thought this was a very interesting answer.  What do you think? 
(Oh, and by the way, I don’t wear make-up.)

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What a great language arts lesson…..

“The Omnificent English Dictionary invites you to rewrite the definition of every single word in our language — in limerick form.

Thus far, the online database has published 48,000-plus poems (and that only takes it up to the D’s). Here’s an example sent in by frequent contributor Meg Beagle, for the definition of agasp:

 

I am, as they say, all agasp.
I ruined my Maidenform’s clasp.
Now going cold turkey,
Just one side is perky.
The other is out of my grasp.

 

Who needs a dictionary illustration after reading something like that? Limericks, of course, tend toward the racy, but the site’s keepers do trust you to stick within the boundaries of good taste. Nantucket, we’ve got our eye on you!” – – VSL

http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php?Word=&button=Go

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Ponder for 10/8/2008

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
– Quintilian

There are some jobs in which it is impossible for a man to be virtuous.
– Aristotle

 
The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to be credible.  
– Mark Twain
 
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. 
– Mark Twain
 
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.  
– Arthur Ashe
 
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.  
– Richard Leider
 
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

-Eric Hoffer
 
He who would give up a little liberty in return for a little security deserves neither liberty nor security.

– Benjamin Franklin
 
Instead of loving your enemies — treat your friends a little better.
– Edgar Watson Howe
 
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
– Alfred Adler
 
Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else.
No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
– George Adams
 
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
– James Truslow Adams
 
When a man is willing and eager, the gods joins in.
– Aeschylus
 
Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
– Marcus Aurelius
 
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
 
Exiles feed on hope.
– Aeschylus

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