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Freebsd Fortunes 2:  994 of 1371

A young girl once committed suicide because her mother refused her a new
bonnet.  Coroner's verdict: "Death from excessive spunk."
                -- Sacramento Daily Union, September 13, 1860
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  995 of 1371

A young man and his girlfriend were walking along Main Street when she spotted
a beautiful diamond ring in a jewelry-store window.  "Wow, I'd sure love to
have that!" she gushed.
        "No problem," her companion replied, throwing a brick through the
window and grabbing the ring.
        A few blocks later, the woman admired a full-length sable coat.  "What
I'd give to own that," she said, sighing.
        "No problem," he said, throwing a brick through the window and grabbing
the coat.
        Finally, turning for home, they passed a car dealership.  "Boy, I'd do
anything for one of those Rolls-Royces," she said.
        "Jeez, baby," the guy moaned, "you think I'm made of bricks?"
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  996 of 1371

A young man enters the New York branch of Tiffany's on a Friday evening and
walks up to a display case full of pearl necklaces.  He turns to a gorgeous
woman, who is obviously windowshopping, looks her straight in the eye and
says, "I can tell by your eyes that you really want that necklace.  If you'll
allow me, I'd like to buy it for you."
        The woman looks him up and down; he's wearing a nice suit and some
pretty nice jewelry, but she has trouble believing this story.
        "Look, this is some kind of put on, right?"
        "No, really.  You see, I've got quite a lot of money -- so much that
I could never spend it all.  I'd really like for you to have it."
        The guys whips out his checkbook, writes a check for five figures,
calls over a clerk and hands it to him.  The clerk peers at the check, looks
at the young man, looks at the check again.  "Very good, sir.  I'm afraid I
can't release the necklace immediately, would Monday be all right?"
        "That'll be fine, she'll pick it up." the man replies, and walks out
of the store with the woman following him in a daze.
        The next Monday the man comes back in and walks up to the counter.
The same clerk hurries over to him and says, "Sir, I'm sorry to have to tell
you this, but your check was returned for insufficient funds."
        "I know," the man replies.  "I just wanted to thank you for a
terrific weekend."
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  997 of 1371

A young man wrote to Mozart and said:

Q: "Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any
   suggestions as to how to get started?"
A: "A symphony is a very complex musical form, perhaps you should begin with
   some simple lieder and work your way up to a symphony."
Q: "But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old."
A: "But I never asked anybody how."
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  998 of 1371

A.A.A.A.A.: An organization for drunks who drive.
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  999 of 1371

You brute!  Knock before entering a ladies room!
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  1000 of 1371

Abandon the search for Truth; settle for a good fantasy.
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  1001 of 1371

Abbott's Admonitions:
        1: If you have to ask, you're not entitled to know.
        2: If you don't like the answer, you shouldn't have asked
                the question.
                -- Charles Abbot, dean, University of Virginia
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  1002 of 1371

Aberdeen was so small that when the family with the car went
on vacation, the gas station and drive-in theatre had to close.
Freebsd Fortunes 2:  1003 of 1371

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold.
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?"  The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay not so,"
Replied the angel.  Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow-men."
The angel wrote, and vanished.  The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo!  Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
                -- James Henry Leigh Hunt, "Abou Ben Adhem"
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