Michael Bassey Johnson: Pity

“When you marry a woman out of pity, then its a pity that you’ll send her away very soon.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson.

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Ambrose Bierce: Love

Ambrose Bierce portre

Ambrose Bierce portre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. –Ambrose Bierce, author and editor (1842-1914)

Colin Powell: Moving on

“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An
important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative
thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will
change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you
to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to
crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that
don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.
Colin Powell

English: Colin Powell on a visit to Google on ...

English: Colin Powell on a visit to Google on March 16, 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Loyalty

Colin Powell, Secretary of State.

Colin Powell, Secretary of State. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I’ll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates me. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.”

Colin Powell

Rogers & Hammerstein: IMPOSSIBLE

Rogers and Hammerstein does it again in the lyrics for IMPOSSIBLE from their musical version of CINDERELLA:

“Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage.
Impossible, for a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in marriage,
And four white mice will never be four white horses!
Such fol-der-ol and fid-dle-dy dee of course, is— Impossible!
But the world is full of zanies and fools
Who don’t believe in sensible rules
And won’t believe what sensible people say.
And because these daft and dewy-eyed dopes keep building up impossible hopes,
Impossible things are happening every day.”

Source: AWADMail Newsletter dated 18th july, 2010. Sent in by LD Lombardo