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  • Richard Risemberg
    ... -- Richard Risemberg http://www.rickrise.com http://www.bicyclefixation.com http://www.newcolonist.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2007
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      > From: "Gringo" <Colt.FortyFive@...>
      > Date: April 7, 2007 4:02:44 AM PDT
      > To: "Carl Covell" <cgc1099@...>
      > Subject: CAN YOU TOP THESE?
      > He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." -
      > Winston Churchill
      > "A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston
      > Churchill
      > "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with
      > great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
      > "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to
      > the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
      > "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big
      > words?" - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
      > "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time
      > reading it." - Moses Hadas
      > "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I
      > know." - Abraham Lincoln
      > "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." -
      > Groucho Marx
      > "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded
      > easily." - Charles, Count Talleyrand
      > "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I
      > approved of it." - Mark Twain
      > "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." -
      > Oscar Wilde
      > "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play,
      > bring a friend... if you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to
      > Winston Churchill
      > "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second...if there
      > is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.
      > "I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you
      > here." - Stephen Bishop
      > "He is a self-made man and worships his creator." - John Bright
      > "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing
      > trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb
      > "He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in
      > others." - Samuel Johnson
      > "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating
      > "He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr
      > "There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure" -
      > Jack E. Leonard
      > "He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford
      > "They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of
      > human knowledge." - Thomas Brackett Reed
      > "He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by
      > diligent hard work, he overcame them." - James Reston (about
      > Richard Nixon)
      > "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker
      > "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address
      > on it?" - Mark Twain
      > "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." -Mae West
      > "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
      > - Oscar Wilde
      > "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts...for support
      > rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
      > "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder
      > --
      > Gringo, SASS #6739 Life
      > First Sergeant SBSS #608
      > Second Squadron, Troop G
      > Burro Canyon Gunslingers, The Cowboys
      > NRA Life, CRPA Life, ILA, RNC, BCCA
      > Ontario, California
      > “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it
      > cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less
      > formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the
      > traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly
      > whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls
      > of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he
      > speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face
      > and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in
      > the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works
      > secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the
      > city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
      > A murderer is less to fear.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero
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      Richard Risemberg
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