Friday, January 25, 2008

Ten Rules for Sane Living

Most of these are not original, but a few are. The order in which they appear is immaterial (that is, this is not a David Letterman type of list).

1. Things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. (Albert Einstein)

2. Don't look back — something might be gaining on you. (Satchel Paige)

3. Never trust a man who wears a bow tie.

4. Keep your eye everlastingly on the ball. (Rules of Baseball, Chapter 9)

5. Trust everyone, but brand your cattle. (Traditional)

6. Never waste your breath asking any question to which a possible answer is "Because they're very, very stupid."

7. Never take any risk about which you can imagine gathered mourners saying "Well, what did he expect, doing that?"

8. Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow--by then, it may no longer be necessary.

9. The thing you least want to be doing right now is probably the thing you most ought to be doing right now. (Traditional)

10. Almost nothing is worth running after.

Good night, and good luck.

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