|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
The contagious action of yawning, causing everyone in sight
to also yawn.
-- "Sniglets", Rich Hall & Friends
The belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, good,
bad, and everything right that is wrong. It is held with greatest
tenacity by those accustomed to falling into adversity, and most
acceptably expounded with the grin that apes a smile. Being a blind
faith, it is inaccessible to the light of disproof -- an intellectual
disorder, yielding to no treatment but death. It is hereditary, but
|The spectacle of astrology in the White House -- the governing center of|
the world's greatest scientific and military power -- is so appalling that
it defies understanding and provides grounds for great fright. The easiest
response is to laugh it off, and to indulge in wisecracks about Civil
Service ratings for horoscope makers and palm readers and whether Reagan
asked Mikhail Gorbachev for his sign. A contagious good cheer is the
hallmark of this presidency, even when the most dismal matters are concerned.
But this time, it isn't funny. It's plain scary.
-- Daniel S. Greenberg, Editor, _Science and Government Report_, writing in
"Newsday", May 5, 1988