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March 7th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

As part of my cleanup of my bits and pieces notebook I'm transferring the quotes to my quote book. I've had this book for over 20 years. I keep all kinds of quotes in it, not just financial ones. Sometimes it's not even a quote, just I liked the way the sentence worked. Many of them have to do with reading.

Here's a couple of the funny ones.

"You are what you eat, which sort of accounts for vegetarians I guess."

"He could finesse an elephant through a keyhole without any grease." - Stephen White

"Waking a person unnecessarily should not be considered a crime. For a first offense that is." - Robert A. Heinlein

"I don't know why people stand and study the dead that way. It makes about as much sense as paying homage to the cardboard box your favorite shoes came in" - Kinsey Milhone

"God, don't start telling me I'm normal. I've had all the bad news I can take for today." - Jan Burke

"He would have to increase his IQ by 10 points to be considered an idiot"

"OK, I can buy the virgin birth, but where are they going to find three wise men?"

Here's a few of the financial ones.

"Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?" - Cicero

"It isn't the man who has too little who is poor but the one who craves more." - Seneca

"Thrifty in its adjectival form, originally meant "having success and good fortune as well as respectability."

"Many wealthy people are merely the janitors of their possessions." Frank Lloyd Wright

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strenthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help man permanently by doing what they could and should do themselves" - Abraham Lincoln.

That last one seems very apropo for today's times.

I got a blood test yesterday and they wanted to put a hold on my credit card first. I guess they changed their system. Used to be they would bill the insurance company, they would pay their part and then they billed me and I would pay my part. They said too many people weren't paying and they had to write off too many charges. They said their profits have gone up by 100K since they started this method.

Then the hospital called this morning. I had set up an appointment to get an xray next week on my one remaining kidney to see if it's ok - no stones. They said I would need to pay upfront with them too. I guess too many people aren't paying their bills.

I finished reading the library book The Unquiet. Mystery short stories. OK, the only one I really liked was the one by J.D. Robb.

2 Responses to “quotes”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, I was thinking our elected leaders might need to read that Abraham Lincoln quote!!

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    Great quotes. Let me know if you find 3 wise men. The quote from Lincoln seems appropriate for our times, doesn't it?

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