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There's a lesson that I need to remember
When everything is falling apart
In life, just like in loving
There's such a thing as trying to hard
You've gotta sing
Like you don't need the money
Love like you'll never get hurt
You've gotta dance
Like nobody's watching
It's gotta come from the heart
If you want it to work.
-- Kathy Mattea
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There's a lot to be said for not saying a lot.
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There's a man deeply in debt, see, and he takes the money he has left
and goes to Monte Carlo to try to recoup at the roulette tables. Won a
little, lost a lot, and was down to his last franc. Prayed for help.
A voice whispered in his ear: "Le rouge..." Man looked around; nobody
there. What the hell -- he puts his last franc on the red, and it won.
The voice immediately said, "Encore le rouge..." Played red again, and
it won again. The voice said, "Impair..." Played odd, and it won. Voice
said, "Quinze..." so he put all the money on 15, and it won. This went
on for hours, the voice telling him what to bet, and the man putting all
his money on what the voice said, and winning. Finally when the voice
spoke, the man protested that he'd won millions of dollars and wanted to
quit. The voice was inexorable: "Douze..." The man put the money on 12,
and 11 came up -- he had lost everything -- the voice murmured "Merde!!"
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There's a thrill in store for all for we're about to toast
The corporation that we represent.
We're here to cheer each pioneer and also proudly boast,
Of that man of men our sterling president
The name of T.J. Watson means
A courage none can stem
And we feel honored to be here to toast the IBM.
-- Ever Onward, from the 1940 IBM Songbook
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There's a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to
recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over -- and to
let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its validity
or its past importance in our lives. It involves a sense of future,
a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving on,
rather than out. The trick of retiring well may be the trick of
living well. It's hard to recognize that life isn't a holding
action, but a process. It's hard to learn that we don't leave the
best parts of ourselves behind, back in the dugout or the office.
We own what we learned back there. The experiences and the growth
are grafted onto our lives. And when we exit, we can take ourselves
along -- quite gracefully.
-- Ellen Goodman
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There's a whole WORLD in a mud puddle!
-- Doug Clifford
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There's always free cheese in a mouse trap.
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There's always free cheese in a mousetrap.
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There's an old proverb that says just about whatever you want it to.
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There's been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I really
don't know that much about it. I tried it once but it didn't do anything
-- John Wayne