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Summary: Proverbial wisdom: 1- Peace and quiet 2- Silver and Gold

INTRO.- Quips and quotes.

- To have a stress-free day, take a night job.

- It’s better to have loved and lost than to do ten loads of laundry a week.

- The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. Abe Lincoln

- Even God cannot change the past. (but I would add: He can forgive it)

- A child is a person who can’t understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten.

- A good thought is good — a good word is better — and a good deed is best of all.

- Boys have a thousand muscles to wiggle with and only one to sit with.

- Teamwork is essential — it allows you to blame someone else.

- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

- Speak when you’re angry — and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

- The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

- To kill time, a committee is the perfect weapon.

- Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves trying to get it.

- The most difficult thing to explain is something you had no business saying in the first place.

- The hardest train to keep on track is the train of thought (especially when listening to a sermon)

- A short cut is usually the quickest way to some place you weren’t going.

- It will be interesting to hear the teenagers of today tell their children what they had to do without when they were young.

- The voter has only one consolation – not every candidate running for office can be elected.

- You know you’ve put on too much weight when you try to loosen your belt and you can’t find it.

- At any banquet you’ll find more after- dinner speakers than after-dinner listeners.

- An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion, everybody!


17:1 “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.”

Or better a little with peace and quiet than a lot with strife.

ILL.- A husband and wife were having a heated discussion. The husband said, “Don’t you remember promising to love, honor and obey me?” His wife said, “Well, yes, what else could I do? I didn’t want make a scene in church!”

ILL.- Husband to wife: “We have been married five years and haven’t agreed on a thing.” Wife, “You’re wrong again…it’s been six years.”

ILL.- Someone said, “In our marriage we made a decision to never go to bed mad. We haven’t had any sleep for three weeks.”

ILL.- I like Alec Baldwin as an actor, but I don’t think I would like him as a person, not in close living quarters, that is. Listen to his separation and divorce story.

January 18, 2001 Baldwin temper caused Basinger split

Kim Basinger is splitting from husband Alec Baldwin because he can’t control his temper, according to reports.

New York’s Daily News says next week’s People Magazine includes an interview with Basinger’s father, who spills the beans on what caused the couple to file for divorce.

"Alec has this kind of anger where he reaches down for something that hurts, something that may have happened a year or two ago, and then abuses Kim with it," Don Basinger tells People.

"This has happened publicly. But it’s when it started happening in front of Ireland (the couple’s daughter) that Kim finally said, ’Well, I’m not going to put up with that.’"

The elder Basinger told People his daughter gave Baldwin an ultimatum: "You’ve got to overcome this anger, or I can’t live with you."

Neither Basinger nor Baldwin has been unfaithful and there’s no physical abuse, but Baldwin didn’t have the patience to work through his problems in counseling, The Daily News reports.

Brothers and sisters, there is a good possibility that having too much materially speaking can cause strife in people’s lives. Where there is much, there is often discontent and jealousy, etc.

ILL.- For example, there is a new TV show called GROWING UP GOTTI. John Gotti’s (the mobster) daughter, Victoria (ex-husband Carmine Agnello is in jail for racketeering and tax evasion) and her three teenage sons, Frank, Carmine and John, are on the show. And just from what I’ve seen in the previews they have everything, but they are constantly quarreling with one another. IT’S REAL LIFE, ALL RIGHT, but not the kind most of us want. We prefer to have less with more, that is, less material stuff but with more peace and quiet.

17:1 “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.”

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