Focusing on Words Newsletter #14

(the fourteenth newsletter of a series that was formerly presented to subscribers by the Sr. Scribe, a.k.a. John Robertson)

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Education is the only knowledge industry still asking whether modern technology should be part of the enterprise of learning. Astonishing!

—George Fisher, Chairman of Eastman Kodak

The finest words in the world are only vain sounds, if you cannot comprehend them.”

—Anatole France
Ponder These Quotations

Ponder or think about the following over a period of time.

The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another wit.

—C.N. Bovée

The Magna Carta: England’s first reign check.

—Marlys Huffman

The easy way to teach children the value of money is to borrow it from them.


The Five Animal Stages of the Life of a Man are

  • spring chicken
  • little lamb
  • young lion
  • fat cat
  • old goat
On Grrr-ammar
"Yes, they've invited Jane and I
To come at four for tea."
Whatever happened to that word
That once was known as "me"?
—Dick Layman

Egotists are always me-deep in conversation.


Don't be jumping to confusions.


The mind—better read than dead!


The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.

—Doug Larson, United Feature Syndicate

The greatest mental risks we face today are becoming disabled, dying too soon, living too long.


There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing them.


Words—so innocent and powerless as they are when standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of the one who knows how to combine them.

—Nathaniel Hawthorne

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