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July 17th, 2002

Hi [Jul. 17th, 2002|10:10 am]
Peter Sheil
My work internet connection is flakey - only just managed to get to LJ. I'll do some quotes later if I can.

Birthdays are far less exciting as you get older :(
Ahh well

Peace to you all
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Quotes of the day [Jul. 17th, 2002|10:14 am]
Peter Sheil
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
John Kenneth Galbraith

If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men.
Russell P. Askue

A hotel isn't like a home, but it's better than being a house guest.
William Feather (1908 - 1976)
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Quotes on "age" [Jul. 17th, 2002|10:18 am]
Peter Sheil
Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.
Abigail Van Buren, 1978

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)
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Thoughts [Jul. 17th, 2002|05:51 pm]
Peter Sheil
Here is a thing to think about ...

What are the 20 most spoken languages in the world?
I think my list is by the number of people who speak the language throughout the world either as their first "Mother Tongue" or as a language they use for everyday communication.

Just to make it easier why not guess the top 5 ... I'm sure most of you will get at least 2 wrong! Go on, reply here with your guesses and I'll put you out of your misery later :)

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