Weekly Wit


Thank you US Military and Happy Mother's Day

"Unhappy is the land that is in need of heroes."
Bertolt Brecht

Stop the Bulldozer Stoppers?

"Herein lies our problem. If we don't create areas in which to grow rice and whatever, then there will be no human species, which would be very unfortunate." Anonymous

Stop the Bulldozers?

"Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species, which is very unfortunate." Steve Irwin

Don't stop believing in our country !!!

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." Francis Bacon

No need to pay attention to this nut...

"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced." Albert Einstein

America the Beautiful !! Just because....

America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea

O beautiful for pilgrim feet, whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat, across the wilderness
America! America! God mend thine every flaw
Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law

O beautiful for heroes proved, in liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine

O beautiful for patriot dream, that sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea

O beautiful for halcyon skies, for amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties, above the enameled plain
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air, and music-hearted sea

O beautiful for pilgrims feet, whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat, across the wilderness
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through wilds of thought, by pilgrim foot and knee

O beautiful for glory-tale, of liberating strife
When once and twice for man's avail, men lavished precious life!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain, the banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream, that sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again, thy whiter jubilee!

Words by Katharine Lee Bates,
Melody by Samuel Ward

So much for climbing mountains...

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. AAaaiiii.....
Arthur Schopenhauer

The Mountains Start to Move...

As you come to a new valley or a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn't tell you how big or how strong it is. But the moment you start to move, the mountains start to move, and suddenly it's.... "wow!"
Olafur Eliasson

Crooked Trails...

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Edward Abbey

A Shining City on a Hill

With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of today, we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see.
Ronald Reagan

Life is Work

Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in. Confucius

Wounded by Ourselves

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
Helen Keller

Closer to the Top!!

You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Take Care of the Little Things First...

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali

(My father used to say it this way, "Watch your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves...")

When We Meet...

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake

Beyond the Nation's Sweetest Dreams...

To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself.
Leonard Cohen

The Lungs of our Land !!

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Conun-drum is beating...

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
Laurence J. Peter

Gotta love that music!

If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
Mencius

Hey, just looking around...

Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood. Christopher Columbus

What the Indian Chief said...

When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them? Sitting Bull

The Most Beautiful Art in the World...

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own. Andy Warhol

Your Heart's Desire...

Trust in the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on his faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37

Who's Listening?

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway. Bob Dylan

Watch what you say...

A little story from my past... While selling rural land one day, I found myself training a new employee. He turned out to be an amazing fellow who ended up owning his own land company years later, but that day he was still learning (as you will see). The two of us were walking with my customers along a river bank in the woods when suddenly he said, "Don't you just love the way this river snakes along through the trees?" Well, that was the end of that tour. The lady screamed, "SNAKES???" then jumped into her husband's arms and screeched all the way back to the truck. Watch what you say!!

Anonomous

If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always gotten... Is it time for a change? www.americanlandlist.com !!

The Greatest Game

It's the greatest game I ever saw. You can't lose. Everybody buys to sell and nobody buys to keep. Will Rogers 1923

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