Saturday, March 06, 2004

Fortune Cookie Crumbles

Years ago, I collected fortune cookie fortunes, those little paper strips with quips of spurious wisdom and lists of lucky numbers. While unpacking this past week, I came across a list of those fortunes. Here are 20.

  • The trouble with fun is that it often ends up as trouble.
  • The dim haze of mystery will add enchantment to your life.
  • The secret of a good memory is always to write things down.
  • The secret of friendship is to build bridges instead of walls.
  • Sweet Memories are the paradise of the mind.
  • A thing of Beauty is a joy, but only while it remains in fashion.
  • Since we cannot get what we wan, let us like what we can get.
  • It is better to lend a hand than to lend sympathy.
  • One often meets his destiny in the road he takes to avoid it.
  • One learns most when teaching others.
  • If you wish your worth to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
  • Enthusiasm in a current project will lead to new job opportunities.
  • The only way to inspire courtesy on the road is to drive a police car.
  • Joys are often the shadows cast by sorrows.
  • Let there be magic in your smile and firmness in your handshake.
  • Your warmth is the glow which illuminates those around you.
  • Education is the gradual discovery of how much we do not know.
  • True prosperity is the result of well-placed confidence in ourselves and others.
  • You are most troubled when troubles are few.
  • NOTHING: The best thing to buy when trying to save money.

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