Laughter the Best Medicine



"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy." --Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." --Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." --Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.

"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction". --Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

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"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this." --Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.

"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools." --1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" --Apple Computer Inc. founder, Steve Jobs, on attempts to get Atari and H-P interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.  


Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.

~ Lou Holtz ~

"You want to have consistent and uniform muscle development across all of your muscles? It can't be done. It's just a fact of life. You just have to accept inconsistent muscle development as an unalterable condition of weight training." --Response to Arthur Jones, who solved the "unsolvable" problem by inventing Nautilus.

"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon". --Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon- Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." -- Bill Gates, 1981

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

~ Homer ~


Rule number one: The customer is always right. Rule number two: If the customer is wrong, see rule number one!

~ Steve Leonard ~

Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.

~ Judith Olney ~



Once you shape a company to service the marketplace and your services are necessary, the company develops a compulsion of its own to grow.

~ Elisabeth Claiborne Ortenberg ~

Always do more than is required of you.

~ George S. Patton ~

Find a need and fill it.

~ Ruth Stafford Peale ~

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

~ Albert Pike ~

Unwilling service earns no thanks.

~ Danish Proverb ~

Just as a flower gives out its fragrance to whomsoever approaches our uses it, so love from within us radiates towards everybody and manifests as spontaneous service.

~ Swami Ramdas ~

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

~ Albert Schweitzer ~

Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them.

~ Germaine De Stael ~

Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

~ Count Leo Tolstoy ~

It is when we forget ourselves that we do things which will be remembered.

~ Source Unknown ~

The foundation stone of the whole scheme is service. Service to the people, a service that will lighten, brighten, and make more profitable the lives of the majority who do the necessary work of the world.

~ Source Unknown ~

The more a man takes the needs of others on his own heart, the more he must take his own heart to God.

~ Source Unknown ~

There are at least four things you can do with your hands. You can wring them in despair; you can fold them in idleness; you can clench them in anger; or you can use them to help someone. should all be masters at lifting them up and making them feel better.

~ Source Unknown ~

Anything done for another is done for oneself.

~ Pope Boniface VIII ~

Obedience to our Heavenly Father starts with our loving service to a needy brother.

~ William A. Ward ~

If you wish to be a leader you will be frustrated, for very few people wish to be led. If you aim to be a servant you will never be frustrated.

~ Frank F. Warren ~

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

~ Booker T. Washington ~

No one has learned the meaning of life until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow men.

~ Beran Wolfe ~

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Small service is true service, while it lasts.

~ William Wordsworth ~

To leave a sting within a brother's heart.

~ Edward Young ~

I may have faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.

greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

~ Thomas Carlyle ~

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.

~ Confucius ~

A fault is sooner found than mended.

~ Ulpian Fulwell ~

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.

~ Elizabeth Gaskell ~

It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.

~ William Hazlitt ~

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.

~ Georg Hegel ~

I may have faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.

~ Jimmy Hoffa ~

We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone.

~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld ~

Fools can find fault, but they can't act anymore wisely.

~ Langbien ~

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.

~ Byron J. Langenfield ~

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

~ Marcus Valerius Martial ~

Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.

~ Jean Paul ~

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.

~ Chinese Proverb ~

Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.

~ Pennsylvania Dutch Proverb ~

Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.

~ Scottish Proverb ~

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

~ William Shakespeare ~

Faults are beauties in a lovers eye.

~ Theocritus ~

A spirit to find fault is an enemy to your peace and comfort, and also to the happiness of those around you. It is the key to your destruction.

~ Source Unknown ~

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature.


Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.



Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.



Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.



In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.



Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last


Bucky fuller