Quality of Life
Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man’s power to live long.
The three learned professions live by roguery on the three parts of man: the doctor mauls our bodies, the parson starves our souls, and the lawyer ensnares our minds.
The story goes that a beggar asked alms at a lordly mansion, but was told by the servants that they had nothing to give him. “Sorry for it,” said the man, “but will you let me boil a little water to make some soup of this stone?” This was so novel a proceeding, that the curiosity of the servants was aroused, and the man was readily furnished with a saucepan, water, and a spoon. In he popped the stone, and begged for a little salt and pepper for flavoring. Stirring the water and tasting it, he said it would be the better for any fragments of meat and vegetables they might happen to have. These were supplied, and ultimately he asked for a little ketchup or other sauce. When ready the servants tasted it, and declared that “stone soup” was excellent.
The Adman Sez
He who has a thing to sell
And goes and whispers in a well,
Is not so apt to get the dollars
As he who climbs a tree and hollers.
Till Death Do Us Part
The orchestra manager looked over the applicant, and observed his dark curly hair and his carefully trimmed moustache. “And what was your previous occupation?” he asked.
“I was an organist.”
“Why did you give that up?”
“The monkey died.”
What’s in a Name?
Diradourian/Deradourian: Armenian in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, Diradour is defined as gift of God, given by the Lord.