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Measure of a Man

Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value.


Success Is

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Percentages of Life

Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

The Fox and the Grapes

One hot summer’s day, a fox strolled through an orchard until he came to a bunch of ripe grapes on a vine trained over a lofty branch.

“Just the thing to quench my thirst,” he cried.

Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a “One, Two, Three,” he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he sought the tempting morsels, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying:

“I am sure they are sour.”

Moral: It is easy to despise what you cannot get.

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Drink To Feel

Never drink to feel better. Only drink to feel even better.

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The Only Rule That Matters

Do unto others as you would have them to unto you.

This is the most important thing anyone can consider with regard to any action they take. It is quite literally that simple.

A Friend Is

A friend is someone before whom you may make a fool of yourself and they do not feel you’ve done a permanent job.

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Things That Will Destroy Us

The things that will destroy us are:

  • politics without principle
  • pleasure without conscience
  • wealth without work
  • knowledge without character
  • business without morality
  • science without humanity
  • and worship without sacrifice

America’s First Dictator

The Michigan state legislature quietly passed a bill granting the Governor of Michigan martial control over every city in the entire state.

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Gulf War & My Soul Mate

I went home once after the Gulf War, May 1992. I got into a debate with my father over his opinion regarding people who refused to go to combat. I told him it was an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone, and pointed out that he never served in the military when he was perfectly healthy. It escalated into other topics and ended with him telling me not to ever come back.

I didn’t go back again until after he committed suicide in April of 2011.

Here are some fun food facts. The best Chinese food I’ve ever had was in a mall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. The best spaghetti was in the Sofitel Cecil Hotel in Alexandria, Egypt. Best Mexican food was in Izmir, Turkey.

Nice Segway huh?

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