Quotes, Thoughts, and Gems from Fortune
"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff
and blow, "is to learn something.  That's the only thing that never fails.
You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at
night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love,
you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your
honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for
it then -- to learn.  Learn why the world wags and what wags it.  That is
the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be
tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.  Learning
is the only thing for you.  Look what a lot of things there are to learn."

                -- T.H. White, "The Once and Future King"
A help wanted ad for a photo journalist asked the rhetorical question:

If you found yourself in a situation where you could either save
a drowning man, or you could take a Pulitzer prize winning
photograph of him drowning, what shutter speed and setting would
you use?

        -- Paul Harvey
Christianity and Islam are similar in that adherents to each faith wholeheartedly 
believe that adherents to the other are careening toward eternal damnation.
They differ in that in the case of Christianity, this belief compels the believer
to endeavor to turn the errant pilgrim around, whereas in Islam the same belief
licenses the believer to speed the infidel on his way.

        -- B. James DeVries