You are on page 1of 159

Copyright © 2000 by Enlightened publishers.

All rights reserved under International and Pan-American


Copyright convention. This Book (eBook) or parts thereof,
may not be reproduced in any form without permission in
writing from the publisher.

1
Book summary >>>
Ulysses arrived on Planet Earth with an invisible space ship after light years of travel. He came from Planet
Progress. It was only during the last two generations that the people of Planet Progress actually secured the survival
of the human species on their planet. They came very close to self-extinction......
For over a century Planet Earth has been under observation by the scientists of Planet Progress. These
scientists were amazed to discover the great similarities between the two planets. They also understood the criticality
of the next two centuries for the survival of the human species on planet earth....
They chose Ulysses to carry out this rescue mission, for many reasons... But perhaps the most convincing
reason was his unique ability to "see" into the subconscious of other people and, without speaking, directly
communicate with their minds... And so the Story begins .
It is about the Eternal Human saga….
Why are we here? Who are we? Should we question our values? What is our place in the universe?
An Illustrated story that you don’t want to miss. This is what the story about:
• Man is what he believes, and so is a woman. [-CHEKHOV ]
• Against stupidity even God is helpless. [ LEO ROSTEN ]
• Education: That which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
[MARK TWAIN ]
• Where all think alike, no one thinks much. [ WALTER LIPPMANN ]
• I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. [ THOMAS CARLYLE ]
• Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a
duchess.[SAMUEL JOHNSON ]
• One is a lie, two are lies, but three lies become politics. [- LEO ROSTEN ]
• Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. [ - H. L. MENCKEN ]
• Art is a lie that enables us to realize the truth. [ PABLO PICASSO
• Everyone wants to "understand" art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? [ PABLO PICASSO ]
• Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
[-SAMUEL BUTLER ]
• The earth has a skin, and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man. [ -FRIEDRICH WILHELM
NIETZSCHE ]
• Television is democracy at its ugliest [ PADDY CHAYEVSKY ]
• Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is
amusing in itself. [-JAMES A. FROUDE ]
• The test of a good religion is weather you can joke about it. [- G. K . CHESTERTON ]
• It is dangerous to free people who prefer to be slaves to their ignorance. [ - MACHIAVELLI ]
• The human mind is our fundamental resource. [ J. F. KENNEDY ]
• We are all on a spaceship, and the spaceship is called earth. Four billion passengers- and no skippers. ..
[ VERNER VON BRAUN ]
• My first wish is to see this plague of mankind-war-banished from the earth, but human stupidity will prevent
this from happening. [ -GEORGE WASHINGTON ]
• I sometimes think that God, in creating. Man, somewhat overestimated his ability. [-OSCAR WILDE]
·

About The Author: Stone O. Light (Pseudonym) successfully retired in his late 40-th, before the burst of the
stock market’s bubble (year 2001). He was one of the founders of a highly profitable High-Tech company. Prior to
that he was leading the development of state of the art defense- projects. Some of his inventions are utilized on-
board hundreds of military airplanes. He received his Ph.D in the US Naval-Post-Graduate-School after a well-
accomplished carrier as a Naval officer.
Stone O. Light published numerous articles in Scientific and Trade journals. Now in his retirement, he
decided to share some of the amusing observations he made during his diverse carrier.
About The Illustrator: The book’s illustrations are the work of Vered Evenor. A successful print making artist
(Graduate of Tyler art school in Philadelphia) whose works of art were exhibited in numerous art- galleries and art-
shows.
>>>>>>> About The Story >>>>>>>

2
>>>>>>> Table_Of_Content >>>>>>>

Better_Understanding
WHY? >>> [N_13]>>>Art

ULYSSES_FROM_PLANET_PROGRESS

THE_ENCOUNTER_WITH_THE_INVINCIBLE_MR_... [N_1]>>>Art

THE_GREAT_CONSUMPTION_AGE >>>

SEX_BY_THE_SOAP >>> [N_2]>>>Art

RENDEZVOUS_WITH_THE_LEGISLATOR >>> [N_3]>>>Art

THE_AVANT_GARDE_GOVERNMENT_EXPERT >>> [N_4]>>>Art

THE_CONTAMINATION_OF_SCIENCE_AND_THE_... [N_5]>>>Art

THE_CASTLES_OF_TECHNOLOGY

THE_RULING_LORDS >>> [N_6]>>>Art

THE_GLORY_AND_THE_SHAME_OF_THE_GCA >>> [N_7A]>>Art

THE_IDIOCY_OF_ENTERTAINMENT_DURING_THE_GCA [N_7]>>>Art

3
RELIGION_THE_PAINFUL_BACKBONE_OF_CIVILIZATION [N_8]>>>Art

THE_FIRST_STEP_IN_THE_PLAN_OF_RESURRECTION [N_9]>>>Art

THE_STOLEN_MINDS >>> [N_10]>>Art

THE_THREE_LANED_HIGHWAY_TO_THE_NEW_HAVEN [N_10A]>Art

REPLACING_THE_CRIPPLED_CAPTAINS >>> [N_10B]>Art

THE_EVOLUTION_OF_THE_GLOBAL_BRAIN >>> [N_11]>>Art

THE_MULTI_ARM_SPIRAL_OF_PROGRESS

THE_ETERNAL_WAR_BETWEEN_LIGHT_AND_DARKNESS [N_12]>>Art

REVELATIONS

Eternity >>> [N_0]>>>Art

Tips_For_The_Wise >>> [N_E1]>>> Art E1

Human_Nature…Philosophy >>> [N_E2]>>> Art E2

Just_Funny > >>> [N_E3]>>> Art E3

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

4
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_13.htm

Better_Understanding
To>> Table of content N_13

WHY?
It is estimated that a newborn baby has a memory capacity thousands of
times greater than that of the largest computer on earth to-date. By the
age of three, the baby's intelligence, and his ability to learn and to
associate, far surpasses the ability of all the computers combined. Yet on
his twenty-first birthday, this grown baby is very likely to be profoundly
and permanently confused. Furthermore, his chances of ever regaining
intellectual coherency are slim. To appreciate the powerful forces that
manage to generate such disarray in the "human computer", it is worth
shedding some light on its capacity versus the electronic computer. At this
moment hundreds of scientists are devoting their best talents in attempts
to teach the electronic computer the simple skill of recognizing an image.
That skill is well known to a year old infant.
Meanwhile, hundreds of other dedicated scientists have been spending
the last several years attempting to teach the computer to interpret the
sounds of the human spoken language. That skill is well accomplished by a
two years old child.
Yet the same "highly unintelligent electronic machines" are smart
enough to control and coordinate our vehicles, stores, banks and industry.
They are even involved in our media, entertainment, education, and health
care. This little brain behind the screen has the ultimate say in the
design of most transportation vehicles, fighting machines, civil
construction, and even today's fashion and music.
This idea raises a question: How can such a "meager minded" machine
with an intelligence in some cases, of less than a little baby exercise so
much control over our world, yet we, who are equipped with an even more
sophisticated computer, barely control our own lives?

5
In fact, our super computer often turns against us and spins our mind
into an endless circle of confusion. It is the type of confusion that leads
many youngsters to drinking, drug abuse, and suicide. It is also the power
that throws many helpless souls into the pits of fanatic religion and
elusive spiritualism. It is the type of confusion that makes people the
enemies of themselves and turns friends into foes. It rules our working
environment and overwhelms our political system. Stumbling through these
clouds of confusion, many adults concluded that there really is no sense in
this world and, if sense does exist, it must be beyond comprehension. So,
in despair, they embark on a futile and life long journey of self- deceit.
Layer after layer of misconception and false notion are loaded into their
data- base. In turn, the corrupted data- base further pushes the human
super-computer into the endless spiral of more confusion. And then, to
insure no possible recovery, a huge warning label is set on the spiraling
state of confusion; it reads “Don't Touch. This computer suffers from the
incurable virus known as stupidity.”
So here are the key questions: How can such a potent computer be
transformed from an asset into a liability? What are those enormous
programming powers that cripple the human computer? Who is perpetuating the
spiral of confusion and where will it end?

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_13

6
ULYSSES_FROM_PLANET_PROGRESS
Ulysses arrived on Planet Earth with an invisible space ship after
light years of travel. He came from Planet Progress. It was only during the
last two generations that the people of Planet Progress actually secured
the survival of the human species on their planet. They came very close to
self-extinction due to a chain of events that seemed beyond their control.
The current scientific belief is that the close call of self-destruction
was prevented by the planet's global regulatory system. Ulysses himself
served as the chairman of the Planet Regulatory Board for five years before
his journey to planet Earth.
For over a century Planet Earth has been under observation by the
scientists of Planet Progress. These scientists were amazed to discover the
great similarities between the two planets. They also understood the
criticality of the next two centuries for the survival of the human species
on planet earth.
Due to the amazing similarities between Planet Progress and planet earth,
the scientists believe that humans on planet earth are now in a great
danger. In fact, according to their predictions,, in absence of
constructive intervention, the extinction of the human race on earth is
certain. The scientists had already established that out of billions of
dead planets, there are only a handful of human-inhabited planets.
Presently, earth is one of the inhabited planets that can be physically
reached by their spaceships. And so, in the name of the "human spirit",
they decided to launch an intergalactic rescue mission. They chose Ulysses
to carry out this rescue mission, for many reasons. But perhaps the most
convincing reason was his unique ability to "see" into the subconscious of
other people and, without speaking, directly communicate with their minds.
And so, after light years of travel, Ulysses found himself in the middle of
an empty field on the continent of North America. His stealthy spaceship’s
landing spot was carefully selected by the exploratory team that had landed
on earth several years before. They concluded that North America was the
perfect landing place for an alien to be most likely accepted. The
exploratory team experienced great difficulties in understanding the
natives' cultural habits. Therefore, the first task of Ulysses' mission was
to decipher the driving forces behind the natives' weird behavior patterns.
In order to accomplish this task, the complete historical data- base of
Planet Progress was loaded into his spaceship’s computer. Since the great
resemblance between the two planets might result in historical
similarities, Planet Progress' data- base would assist Ulysses in his first
task. He was told that the first step he had to take for his successful
social acceptance was to acquire a nice vehicle. His spaceship landed
within walking distance of a used car lot; therefore, shortly after
landing, Ulysses owned his first transportation vehicle on Earth.

As he started his great mission, Ulysses looked up to the sky and said
his prayer:
"Please give me the wisdom to find my way in this eternal confusion
and give me the intelligence to enlighten the less fortunate. And, if I do
succeed in my struggle, please give me the strength to remain humble so I
may maintain my wisdom."
7
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_13

8
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_1.htm

THE_ENCOUNTER_WITH_THE_INVINCIBLE_MR_MOLDEDBRAIN
It was late afternoon when Ulysses headed toward Illusion, known
singles bar. He was told that the natives used to drink away their
mysterious frustrations and carry on meaningless conversations there. As he
entered Illusions, his eyes spotted a well-dressed man with a tailored suit
and a smooth "aerodynamic" haircut; however, the man's eyes indicated utter
mental disarray. Ulysses could not resist. He sat down quietly beside the
man and started interrogating the man's subconscious mind…
“ My name is Molded-brain,” replied the suffering soul. " I am a top
manager in a corporation called Go-For-it. I an very powerful and I can
fire and hire by the stroke of a pen, yet I am miserable and unhappy. I
have been working the last twenty years day and night just like a slave.
Even though I've had great accomplishments I am going nowhere. I have no
future and will never fulfill my dreams.”
Ulysses had to interrupt the overflow of grief. He thought for a
moment that the poor man was suffering from a terrible terminal disease.
"This dream of yours must be really something,” commented Ulysses.
“ I have lost all hope; I will never be a millionaire I dream of and I
will end up just an ordinary nobody,“ replied the suffering man.
"A millionaire, huh," wondered Ulysses. “ What is this about being a
millionaire? “
“You name it, “answered the man in agony. ”I can buy a mansion, I can own a
Rolls Royce and a private jet, and I can actually eat a pound of lobster
every evening…‘
“ And what will you do with all these wonderful possessions? ”Inquired
Ulysses.
“You don't understand," said the man impatiently “I could have all
those pretty girls and actually make love to all of them any time my heart
desired. All my neighbors would adore me and I would be the symbol of
success. Instead, I am nobody, my net worth is only a quarter of a million,
and I own only a Mazda."
It was then that Ulysses recalled from his briefing, prior to his
departure from planet- progress, that many natives had this great identity
confusion that lead them to believe that they were what they owned. He
noted to himself that this self- inflicted misconception required a

9
thorough analysis and he was determined to have a long conversation with
SmartAce, as soon as he got back to his spaceship.
Turning his head, Ulysses suddenly noticed a pretty-looking woman
staring at him with passionate eyes. It must be spring, he concluded, since
the little lady seemed to be just ripe and he was definitely ready for a
bite. Although it was not easy to ignore her well-curved body, it was her
state of mind that captured his attention. He walked over to her and
introduced himself.
"My name is Ulysses and I am from Planet Progress; nice to meet you,"
said Ulysses.
"Gee whiz," she immediately replied, "I never heard that line before.
My name is Scatterbrain; at least that's what my ex-husband called me.
Unfortunately, he disappeared six months ago.“
Ulysses spotted at once this contradiction between the woman’s high
intellectual potential and her great mental emptiness. She talked and
talked, but never said anything meaningful. She was greatly concerned about
the firmness of her body, and about the sharpness of her dress, her
hairstyle, her car, her bills, and her pet. She really tried to impress him
and she definitely wanted to go to bed with him.
It was then that Ulysses recalled another part of his briefing at
planet progress about the natives' obsession with their looks and almost
total disregard for their intellect. He knew that powerful forces were
required to create such a distortion in the human mind. As Ulysses debated
between graceful escape from the woman or the surrender to his desires, he
had already visualized the next morning after taste and the inevitable
intellectual hangover. Something told him that this woman could lead him to
a breakthrough in understanding those obscure brain damaging forces that
act on the natives. He took her phone number, promised to call her back,
and then rushed back to his spaceship.
It was raining outside. While waiting for the rain to subside, he sat
down and sketched his impression of the encounter with the invincible Mr.
Molded-brain. He drew him grasping his endless new possessions and gorging
on countless lobsters. He sketched up top, Mr. Molded-brain's wet dream of
lined-up girls waiting to fulfill their ultimate dream; down below he added
the wave of standing ovations from his neighbors.
On Planet Progress they taught every one the art of communication by
sketches. A good sketch was a very effective method to convey complex and
abstract thoughts. In fact, a sketch initiated the best conversations he
ever had with SmartAce. He was wondering what kind of story this new sketch
might bring up from the depth of SmartAce’s memory.

Click_Here\Fig_10A\Fig_10A.doc
Click here to see

The invincible Mr. Molded-Brain and


His Dream That never came True

10
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_13

11
THE_GREAT_CONSUMPTION_AGE
Ulysses entered his space ship and pressed the attention key of
SmartAce.
"Hi SmartAce, “ he said, "I am back and have drawn a sketch; Can you
please provide me your interpretation."
SmartAce was the nickname of the spaceship's almighty computer.
SmartAce scanned the sketch for two seconds and a heavy smoke cloud emerged
from behind the console.
"Stop this nonsense, will you!" said Ulysses.
The smoke cloud was usually a teasing sign and it meant that a long story
was on the way. The title read:
‘The Great Consumption Age ‘
By Professor Plavious, Chief of the Historical Data Base of Planet Progress
And so the story goes:
“The Great Consumption Age, or GCA, began two centuries ago and lead
directly to the Great Disaster Era. It happened just when it seemed as if
the human masses finally had the ability to control their own destiny.
However, instead, they were turned into zombies and were left in the land
of self- deception.
The ruling lords argued that the way to the well being of their little
fellow men were beyond the masses comprehension. And they had a good reason
for this belief. Indeed, for generation after generation, whenever the
masses took over, a state of national chaos soon followed. By the turn of
the GCA a new form of government was evolving; it was called by some the
‘Government of the People’ and by others ‘Democracy’. This newly evolving
form of government imposed a great danger on the ruling lords. The ruling
lords always fought among themselves in an attempt to monopolize the
planet's human resources. For thousands of years they ruthlessly subjugated
the masses. The masses were turned into ‘tiny blood cells’ suited to serve
the rulers' empires. Non-cooperative ‘blood cells’ were purged. Free-
thinking ‘blood cells’ were annihilated. The ‘blood cells’ had to be
brainless.
And then, something terrible happened. A virus started to emerge and
it penetrated the ‘blood cells’. The virus was called ‘knowledge’. Like
cancer, it spread through entire empires, terrifying the ruling lords. At
the turn of the GCA masses of infected ‘blood cells’ turned against entire
empires and wiped out the ruling lords. New savage empires were formed and
instead of ruling lords, gangs of infected ‘blood cells’ were attempting to
collectively control empires. The gangs had no class, no culture, no
tradition and questionable values. They became a great danger to the
remaining ruling lords. It was then that the ruling lords decided to take
action. Secret meetings were held by thier agents. The newly coined slogan
aimed to spearhead the war against the carcinogenic virus of knowledge was
‘Give Them A New Drug’.
Unfortunately, the ‘old social drug’ was loosing its potency. For
several hundred years now, the masses were mentally crippled and
intellectually sedated by self-imposed fear. The human’s ancient fear of
the unknown future was brilliantly manipulated by agents of the ruling
lords, who were known by the name of clergy. The masses were led to believe
that an eternal reward was waiting for them if they followed the rituals
12
prescribed by the clergy. These rituals, often referred to as religion,
drugged the masses, for centuries. The drugged masses became a tasty prey
for the ruling lords.
Populations of entire continents were thoroughly digested while being
drugged. However, the dangerously spreading virus of knowledge started to
neutralize the old drug. The old drug was becoming obsolete. A new drug was
urgently needed. This new drug had to faithfully serve the aspirations of
the power hungry ruling lords for another millennium, but had to be much
more sophisticated than the old one. It also aimed for total control of the
masses. Engineered to stimulate rather than suppress primitive human
desires, above all, it was designed to forever uproot the plaguing virus of
knowledge. In short, the new drug had to launch the masses into a restless
and mindless productive orbit, while guaranteeing the power monopoly of the
ruling lords.
The development of the new drug was not easy. Several decades were
required to fine-tune it. It was all- together a new drug, administered in
radically new methods and developed with entirely new tools. This new drug
had many shapes and forms and it was delivered (primarily by the TV)
directly into the masses brain. It had a tremendous effect not only on the
masses, but also on the entire planet. Many individual human beings were
sent into a state of constant frustration compounded with feelings of
depravation. It also triggered in them an addiction to external
stimulation, to counteract the drug-induced emptiness. These individuals
were called Zombie Consumers. The new drug induced in them an insatiable
appetite to consume every conceivable commodity. It included all shapes and
forms of material goods, a variety of chemical substances, and all kinds of
sexual and gastronomical objects. For them, consumption became the essence
of life. They were literally consumed by the need to consume. Their motto
was: ‘We are what we consume’. And that was just the beginning. Their new
desire caused a great economical fire on the planet that lasted more than
200 years. It was this enormous fire that brought the human species to the
brink of extinction”.
All of a sudden, great darkness fell on the spaceship control room
and SmartAce's screen started to flicker with a continually expanding
image. It started as a little spot in the screen's center, and constantly
grew until Ulysses could finally recognize the image. The title said: ‘A
Zombie Consumer - product of the Great Consumption Age’. Loud sounding
trumpet music introduced the image, and, finally, SmartAce’s voice came
alive as he cheerfully said "Voila. "

Click_Here\Fig_14A\Fig_14A.doc
Click here to see

A Zombie Consumer Product of the


Great consumption Ages (GCA)

13
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_2.htm

SEX_BY_THE_SOAP
Ulysses parked his car near the ocean’s front. It was still early
morning and he was watching the beautiful sunrise through the large rock
formation on the shore.
He was experiencing a great sensation. It was something he could never
experience in his lifetime on planet progress. The red and beautiful
silhouette of the sun in front, the sea lions on the rocks bathing in the
morning sun, and the cheerful sound of the morning birds from the green
trees all around. He could have never physically witnessed it back home.
The only way some one could even come close to such a sensation on planet
progress was by watching a very old movie picture. Such beautiful scenes
were kept alive on planet progress only by the video- tapes. The scenes of
free birds were long gone and most of the oceanic mammals died from
chemical pollution and excessive fishing. Watching the sun freely was
completely forbidden even during sunset due to the severe atmospheric
erosion. The color of the trees on planet progress was mostly yellow and a
person was not allowed to stay in the outside atmosphere without the
breathing mask.
Ulysses quickly figured out that if everything will progress on his
planet according to the environmental rescue plans, it would take roughly
900 years before such a science may be even thinkable back home.
Well, he thought, I bet these natives have no real appreciation for
such beauty and chances are they have no idea how easily they can lose it
all.
He could smell the clean and fresh breath of the ocean and felt almost
high breathing the clean and abundant oxygen. I wish my friends could be
here for just a few moments. There is no way I can ever try to explain to
them such a sensation. It will be like using empty words to explain a great
act of love.
Thinking of love, he said to himself, how about making a phone call to
little Scatterbrain. If I have to make a guess she is still alone in bed
and probably would not mind sharing her breakfast with me.
He drove slowly away from the morning scene searching for a nearby
phone.
She picked up the phone almost instantly and in her half sleepy voice
she sounded as if she just woke up from a sweet dream. "Hi there," she
said, "I can't believe it but I was just dreaming about US."
"Well lady, how about sharing your breakfast with me?" asked Ulysses.
"I wouldn't mind a fresh cup of coffee with a good looking woman."
"Sounds wonderful, “ she said, "I will be ready for you in fifteen
minutes, let me give you directions.”...........
15
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_3.htm

RENDEZVOUS_WITH_THE_LEGISLATOR
Ulysses steered his invisible space ship to the capital of the
Natives. He planed a rendezvous with the mind of the legislators. He was
told in the briefings that this event is going to be his first real
shocking experience on earth. .....

20
Click_Here\Fig_29A\Fig_29A.doc
Click here to see

‘The Magic Transformation


of Ugly Creatures.’

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_4

22
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_4.htm

THE_AVANT-GARDE_GOVERNMENT_EXPERT
Ulysses arrived to earth with a well- prepared plan. He was equipped
with the details of the 128 most significant inventions of planet progress
that were yet unknown on earth. These inventions were the key to save the
planet. Computer simulations, consisting of ‘history replay’ on planet
progress were extensively used in order to evaluate the leading causes of
the catastrophe. There was no doubt that among others, deforestation was a.....

23
Click_Here\Fig_32A\Fig_32A.doc
Click here to see the

‘two armed monster’

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_5

25
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_5.htm

THE_CONTAMINATION_OF_SCIENCE_AND_THE_DESTRUCTION_OF
FINE_ARTS_DURING_THE_GCA
Ulysses selected from his computerized data- base four remarkable
scientific publications and printed them. These publications actually
changed the course of the scientific history on planet progress. He mailed
them to the chairman of the international EIII organization, asking for an
interview. The Engineering Institute of Imaginary Intelligence (EIII) was
regarded as the ultimate scientific and engineering authority on earth......

26
It was this climate, fostered by the new drug, which entirely weakened
and discredited the scientific community during the GCA. Scientists, like
yourself, played an important role in stabilizing the rapidly deteriorating
state of planet progress, was established only by president Enlightenment
during the Disaster Era. “
“ So how do you like this sketch?" asked SmartAce and then displayed
his work of art.

28
Click_Here\Fig_36A\Fig_36A.doc
Click here to see

‘The world of the ruling lords’

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_6

29
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_6.htm

THE_CASTLES_OF_TECHNOLOGY
Ulysses took a deep breath and entered the Castle of Technology. The
Castle of Technology was the name of a multibillion High- Tec corporation
and Ulysses had a meeting with the company's owner. His name was Mr.
Blueblood. Ordinary people could not interact with Mr. Blueblood. He was
indeed a ruling lord.......

30
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_6.htm

THE_RULING_LORDS
"Tell me about the power of the ruling lords during the GCA," said
Ulysses. "Okay boss, the pleasure is all mine. Thank God their ignorance is
history in planet progress." And then SmartAce continued.
"There were two types of Ruling lords, the blue- blooded and the red-
blooded. The blue- blooded ruling lords were known to possess extraordinary

33
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_7A.htm

THE_GLORY_AND_THE_SHAME_OF_THE_GCA
As the story of the human species on earth was unfolding, the contrast
between the glory and the shame of the GCA kept intriguing Ulysses. He
named his new illustration "The Glory the Shame of the GCA" and placed it
in front of SmartAce’s cameras. "Can you please explain this to me?" asked
Ulysses. "Sure my man, as long as you have the patience to listen….

Click_Here\Fig_45A\Fig_45A.doc
Click here to see

The Glory the Shame of the GCA

35
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_7.htm

THE_IDIOCY_OF_ENTERTAINMENT_DURING_THE_GCA
Of all things, perhaps the most astonishing experience of Ulysses on
planet earth was the native’s forms of entertainment. Could it be that only
200 years ago, on planet progress, masses were subjected to such intellect
paralyzing brutal forces? Is it possible that astronomical financial
resources were wasted on provoking all the ugly animal instincts hidden in
the root of the human brain? It seemed to Ulysses like a monstrous viper....

Click_Here\Fig_48A\Fig_48A.doc
Click here to see

The Idiocy of Entertainment


during the GCA

37
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_8.htm

RELIGION_THE_PAINFUL_BACKBONE_OF_CIVILIZATION
Ulysses stood in the middle of a magnificent dome that seemed to
symbolize the nothingness of a human being. Suddenly, a prophetic voice
pierced the silence and started preaching. Ulysses looked up and there it
stood, in the middle of the podium, a man dressed like a raven and acting
as if a godly light was shinning on him. Ulysses immediately recognized the
tone of the voice. It was the tone of someone who believed that he was
holding a monopoly on the absolute truth......

40
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_9.htm

THE_FIRST_STEP_IN_THE_PLAN_OF_RESURRECTION
A computing power of 40 Giga IQ was dedicated, for a period of six
months, to develop the rescue plan of planet- earth. That is, one fourth of
planet progress computing power was set- aside for this mission. The plan's
name was ‘Resurrection’. Ulysses was commissioned to accomplish the first ....

50
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_10A

54
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_10A.htm

THE_THREE_LANED_HIGHWAY_TO_THE_NEW_HEAVENS

And SmartAce continued...


"It was no coincidence that Adam and Eve were expelled from the old
paradise as soon as they became knowledgeable. The ancient gods, just like
the modern ruling lords, had no intentions of sharing the world with the
masses. Knowledge was reserved for the lords and to the gods. Ignorance was...

55
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_10B.htm

REPLACING_THE_CRIPPLED_CAPTAINS

"We are now entering step three of the plan," said SmartAce and
started his story.
"The two centuries of the GCA were coming to a terrible ending. World
population of 37 billion people, and annual average of 6 million people
starving to death and, in addition, an annual death toll of 15 million due
to nuclear terror waged by religious fanatics.
The poor nations were plagued with acute famine, poverty, and
spreading diseases.
The affluent nations were suffering from violent social unrest.
Material possessions became the exclusive merit of human beings. The ruling
lords and their beneficiaries, amounting to about 8 percent of the
population, owned 98 percent of the wealth. The remaining population became
violently frustrated and their extremists were waging guerilla war against....

Click_Here\Fig_81A\Fig_81A.doc
Click here to see

‘The crippled governments


of the GCA
58
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_11

60
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_11.htm

THE_EVOLUTION_OF_THE_GLOBAL_BRAIN
We are now reaching the climax of the plan. Hell on earth is already....

61
The marvel, however, was not the machines but rather the
standardization of human knowledge and the introduction of self- learning
computers that were fed by truth seeking enlightened scientists.
The global brain was perhaps the most sophisticated creation of the
human race ever. It harmonized all the intellectual powers of the human
race since beginning of time, in order to achieve a single- minded purpose.
The purpose was not a quest for power nor for glory nor for wealth nor for
beauty and nor for any other human weaknesses. The purpose was simply to
seek a respectful survival of humankind throughout the next millennium.
So…'to be or not to be'…was the ancient question that the global brain
had to resolve. Except it was not the individuals survival dilemma, but
rather the question of the human race extinction, as you can see in my
sketch," concluded SmartAce.

Click_Here\Fig_86A\Fig_86A.doc
Click here to see

‘The Global brains and


The destiny of earth’

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_12

62
THE_MULTI_ARMED_SPIRAL_OF_PROGRESS
"Like drug abusers, the consumers of the GCA were pushed into a state
of constant depravation with an ever growing appetite for new ‘junk’....

Click_Here\Fig_88A\Fig_88A.doc
Click here to see

‘The multi-armed
Spiral of progress on
Planet Progress’

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>>>> Table of content N_13
63
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_12.htm

THE_ETERNAL_WAR_BETWEEN_LIGHT_AND_DARKNESS
“'Our mission will be completed and we will be heading home as soon as
we secure the global network of the scientific enlightened institutes. The
network will cover most of the nations and all the scientists will have
international allegiance. It is time to discuss the great- war ahead”,
…announced SmartAce… and this time even his computerized voice sounded
somewhat sad.
"The naive and innocent masses of planet earth believe that they are

65
air, the green trees, the birds, and the beautiful flowers, but I certainly
wont miss their primitive habits.
So good- bye and good-luck my friends on earth….”

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
To>> Table of content N_E1

72
Artistic preview
Artistic_preview\Final_0.htm

Eternity
To>>Table_of_content_N_0

Ulysses was 80 years old now .He returned to planet Progress after his
successful rescue mission on planet Earth. His Granddaughter was sitting
next to him .She looked into his eyes very innocently and asked:” Grandpa
why are we here? Grandpa you are one of the most respected citizen on
planet Progress. I wish you could tell me a story that can answer my
question. I know that your stories are long winded but I am relaxed now and
have all the time in the world “
“My dear child “ said Ulysses “great people before me already
attempted to answer your question, there many hypothetical answers none is
proven so far. I developed my interpretation .You will be the judge. But I
have to worn you, my interpretation of our universe has much more questions
than answers .so here is my story”:

“Is it possible that a part in us is eternal. If there is such a part,


it is certainly not our body. Let assume for a moment that we indeed
comprise of an eternal entity, call it our soul. Can we possibly find at
least one ‘scientific’ explanation for the existence of a part, in us, that
is eternal? I am a scientist and I was searching all my life for a
plausible ‘scientific’ explanation to the possibility of spiritual
eternity. A simple explanation will say, yes, our soul is projected into
our work, our creation, our children and they carry it on to eternity. But
maybe there is more to it. Searching for our eternity I had a strong urge
to find out at least one possible link between science soul and eternity.
The connection I found inspired me and gave me a strong sense of purpose....
73
Tips_for_the_wise >>> Art

About Human Nature…Philosophy >>>Art

Just_Funny >>> Art

To >>>>>>Table of content N_13

The End

87
Fig_10A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_14A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_21A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_22A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_27A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_29A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_31A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_45A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_48A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_55A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_60A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_62A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_63A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_68A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_71A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_75A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_79A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_81A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_83A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_86A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_88A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Fig_96A

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 13]

STUPIDTY_WHY?

Silk-Screen and Lithography


30”by 22”
Art Work No. VE_113A
Etching
22”by 30”
Art Work No. VE_113B
Artistic preview [ 13]
ABOUT
STUPIDTY_WHY?

***13. Against stupidity, God Himself is helpless.


[- HEBREW SAYING ]

***13. Genius has limitations; stupidity is boundless.


[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***13. The greatest of all sins is stupidity.


[-OSCAR WILDE ]

***13. Man: The inventor of stupidity.

***13. The X Ray of his head shows nothing...


[- REMY DE GOURMONT ]

***13. Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back , or a fool from any side.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***13. He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.


[- BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ]

***13. There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those
who won’t.
[ JOHN BILLINGS ]

***13. Most people would die sooner than think, in fact, they do.
[- BERTRAND RUSSELL]

***13. You can educate a fool but you can’t make him think.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***13. Thinking is strenuous art-few practice it; and then only at rare times.
[ -DAVID BEN-GURION ]

***13. Aristotle has said that man is a thinking animal; all my life I have been searching
for evidence to support this.
[-BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***13. The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
[-EDGAR WATSON ("ED") HOWE ]

***13. Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.


[-WILL ROGERS ]

***13. If men talked about only what they understood, the silence would become
Unbearable.
[-MAX LERNER ]

***13. Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to
say something.
[ PLATO ]

***13. It is not the facts that guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about the facts.
[ -NORMAN ANGELL]

***13. Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we
call theories.
[- FELIX COHEN ]

***13. A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
[-MARK TWAIN ]

***13. What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.


[ -BISHOP ]

***13. How is that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be
education that does it.
[ ALEXANDRE DUMAS ]

***13. Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
[-BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***13. I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.
[ WILL ROGERS ]
***13. Education: That which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid,
the vast limits of their knowledge.
[MARK TWAIN ]

***13. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
[ ARISTOTLE]

***13. It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove
all doubts.
[- MART TWAIN ]

***13. A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging
their prejudices.
[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***13. Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.
[- BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***13. The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
[ THOMAS ALVA EDISON ]

***13. Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of truth and
knowledge is ship wrecked by the laughter of the gods.
[-ALBERT EINSTEIN ]
Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 1]

THE ENCOUNTER

Lithography on Hand-Made_Paper
12”by14”
Art Work No. VE_101
Artistic preview [ 1]

ABOUT THE ENCOUNTER

***1. The masses are Asses.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***1. There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.

***1. People mistake the pursuit of happiness with the narcotic pursuit of “fun”.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***1. Most men never mature; they simply grow taller.


[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***1. Where all think alike, no one thinks much.


[ WALTER LIPPMANN ]

***1. I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.


[ THOMAS CARLYLE ]

***1. Man: A creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
[-MARK TWAIN ]

***1. Man is the only animal that eats when he is not hungry, drinks when he is not thirsty,
and makes love during all seasons.

***1. If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
[ -ARISTOTLE ONASSIS ]

***1. When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
[-ERIC HOFFER ]

***1. I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes-- until I met a man who had no feet.
[-HEBREW SAYING]

***1. The rich have heirs, not children.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***1. What a man does in youth darkens his face in old age.
[LEO ROSTEN]

***1. Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be disbelief flattery.
[ - LORD CHESTERFIELD ]

***1. Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.


[ ADLAI E. STEVENSON ]

***1. If you can't love, learn how to flatter.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***1. Men who really like women never notice what they wear.
[ ANATOLE FRANCE ]

***1 A fashionable woman is always in love with herself.


[-FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD ]

***1. Any girl can be glamorous; all you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
[ HEDY LAMARR/MARLENE DIETRICH/ELIZABETH TAYLOR ]

***1. She dresses for women-and I undress for men.


[- ANGlE DlCKlNSON ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 2]

SEX BY THE SOAP

Silk-Screen
24”by18”
Art Work No. VE_102
Artistic preview [ 2]

About SEX BY THE SOAP

***2. What men desire is a virgin who is a whore.


[ -EDWARD DAHLBERG]

***2. A man is as young as the women he feels.


[ -GROUCHO MARX ]

***2. Men aren't attracted to me by my mind. They're attracted by what I don't mind.
[-Gypsy ROSE LEE]

***2. The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
[-JOHN BARRYMORE ]

***2. Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid
as of a duchess.
[ -SAMUEL JOHNSON]

***2. The most satisfactory technique in making love is to be in love with the one you
making love to .
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***2. Sex: The thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most
amount of trouble.
[ -JOHN BARRYMORE ]

***2. Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing.
[ -LEO ROSTEN ]

***2. In America sex is an obsession; in other parts of the world it is a fact.


[-MARLENE DIETRICH]

***2. When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
[- SAMUEL JOHNSON ]

***2. A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who
hopes they are.
[- CHAUNCEY DEPEW ]

***2. Here's to woman! Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her
hands.
[- AMBROSE BIERCE ]

***2. Never eat at a place called Mom’s.


Never play cards with a man named Doc.
And never lie down with a woman who's got more troubles than your own.
[-NELSON ALGREN ]

***2. Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
[ -OSCAR WILDE]

***2. When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for
a living.
[-HELEN ROWLAND ]

***2. I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places
they do now.
[ -WILL ROGERS ]

***2. She wore far too much lipstick and not quite enough clothes; that is I always a
sign of despair in a woman.
[ -OSCAR WILDE ]

***2. Better that a girl has beauty than brains, because boys see better than they think.
[ JEAN KERR ]

***2. Beauty is only sin deep.


[ H. H. MUNRO ("SAKI") ]

***2. To a toad, what is beauty? A female with two pop eyes, a wide mouth, yellow
belly, and spotted back.
[ VOLTAIRE ]

***2. Her features didn’t seem to know the value of teamwork.


[ GEORGE ADE ]

***2. She was a vacuum with nipples.


[ OTTO PREMINGER ]

***2. A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.


[ BALTHASAR GRACIAN ]

***2. Bachelor: A man who tries to avoid issues.


[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***2. Love is what happens to a man and Woman who don’t know each other.
[- W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM ]

***2. Loves takes up where knowledge leaves off.


[-THOMASAQUINAS ]

***2. One is very crazy when in love.


[- SIGMUND FREUD ]
***2. Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
[-SAMUEL JOHNSON ]

***2. Love is sentimental measles.


[-CHARLES KINGSLEY ]

***2. Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.


[- AMBROSE BIERCE]

***2. The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
[- BENJAMIN DISRAELI ]

***2. Love: The only fire for which there is no insurance.


[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***2. A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.


[-JAPANESE PROVERB ]

***2. Love me a little less, but longer.


[-LEO ROSTEN]

***2. The ideal love affair is one conducted by Email.


[-GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ]

***2. Temptation laughs at the fool who takes it seriously.


[-THE CHOFETZ CHAIM ]

***2. Let us be grateful to our parents: Had they not been tempted, we would not be
here.
[- HEBREW SAYING ]

***2. The backseat produced the sexual revolution.


[-JERRY RUBIN ]

***2. Beds are the poor man's opera.


[-ITALIAN PROVERB ]

***2. A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.
[-OLIVER HERFORD]

***2. I like men who have a future and women who have a past.
[-OSCAR WILDE ]

***2. Behind every successful man you’ll find a women who had nothing to wear and
was a nag.
[ JAMES STEWART ]

***2. Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays
and the other never forgets them .
[ OGDEN NASH ]

***2. The trouble with marriage is that while every women is at heart a mother, every
man is at heart a bachelor.
[- E. V. LUCAS ]

***2. Christianity has done love a great service by making' it a sin.


[ ANATOLE FRANCE ]

***2. Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation… The other eight are
unimportant.
[ - HENRY MILLER]

***1. Religion is the opiate of the people.


[-HEINRICH HEINE ]

***2. Religion is caught, not taught.


[- WILLIAM RALPH INGE ]

***2. Science has done more for the development of Western civilization in one
hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
[ JOHN BURROUGHS ]

***2. Scriptures: The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from
the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
[ AMBROSE BIERCE]

***2. The most serious doubt that has been thrown on the authenticity of the
biblical miracles is the fact that most of the witnesses in regard to them were
fishermen.
[ ARTHUR BINSTEAD ]

***2. I am myself a dissenter from all known religions, and I hope that every kind
of religious belief will die out. I regard it as a disease, as belonging to the infancy
of human reason and to a stage of development which we are now outgrowing.
[ BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 3]

RENDEZVOUS_WITH_THE_LEGISLATOR

Collage on Lithography
22”by 22”
Art Work No. VE_103
Artistic preview [ 3]
ABOUT RENDEZVOUS_WITH_THE_LEGISLATOR

***3. One is a lie, two are lies, but three lies become politics .
[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***3. The folly and presumption of that insidious and crafty animal… a politician.
[ -ADAM SMITH]

***3. And so we plough along, the fly said to the ox.


[ HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW ]

***3. It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native
American criminal class except Congress.
[ -MARK TWAIN ]

***3. Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more
or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons.
[ H. L. MENCKEN ]

***3. Reader, suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of
Congress: But I repeat myself.
[ -MARK TWAIN ]

***3. Fleas can be taught nearly everything a congressman can.


[ MARK TWAIN ]

***3. Alcohol is a very necessary article… it enables the Legislator to do things at


eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in , the morning.
[ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ]

***3. Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others
believe him.
[-CHARLES DE GAULLE]

***3. People will say a spot announcement does not give the audience a chance to get
to know the candidate. Often that is a good thing for the candidate.
[-RICHARD NIXON ]

***3. Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.


[- FRANK McKINNEY ("KIN") H UBBARD ]

***3. All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.


[-JAMES RESTON ]

***3. In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
[ -CHARLES DE GAULLE ]

***3. A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
[-JAMES RESTON ]

***3. I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first four hundred
people listed in the telephone directory than the elected one?
[ A known journalist ]

***3. Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything' but a hell.
[ - KARL POPPER ]

***3. Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents
blame it for the drought.
[DWIGHT D. MORROW ]

***3. The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one
class of citizens to give to the other.
[ -VOLTAIRE ]

***3. A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can, as a rule, calculate on the support
of Paul
.[ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ]

***3. Liberty is so much latitude as the powerful choose to accord to the weak.
[ - LEARNED HAND ]

***3. Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.


[ - H. L. MENCKEN ]

***3. Democracy is also a form of religion; it is the worship of jackals by jackasses.


[ H. L. MENCKEN ]

***3. When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president;
I'm beginning to believe it.
[- CLARENCE DARROW ]

***3. Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you


can stop people talking.
[ -CLEMENT ATTLEE ]

***3. What we call public opinion is generally public stupidity.


[ BENJAMIN DISRAELI ]

***3. The only political system that can endure is one that prevents the rich from
impoverishing the poor (by talent or shrewdness) and the poor from robbing the
rich-by votes or through violence.
[ -ARISTOTLE]

***3. When a crook kisses you, count your teeth.


[-COMMON SAYING ]
***3. It's hard to rob a thief.
[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***3. Under this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.


[ OSCAR LEVANT ]

***3. It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an
exceptionally good liar.
[-JEROME K. JEROME ]

***3. What he says he doesn't mean, and what he means he doesn't say.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***3. If you wish to strengthen a lie, mix a little truth in with it.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***3. He only lies twice a year: in summer and in winter .


[-SHALOM ALEICHEM ]

***3. I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.


[-SAMUEL BUTLER ]

***3. Trust everybody, but cut the cards.


[-FINLEY PETER DUNNE ]

***3. There's one way to find out if a man is honest: Ask him. If he says yes,
you know he is crooked.
[-MARK TWAIN ]

***3. To some men, lying is a profession.


[-MOSES HAYYIM LUZZATTO ]

***3. Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
[ -SAMUEl" BUTLER ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 4]

THE_AVANTGARDE_
GOVERNMENT_EXPERT

Silk-Screen on Lithography
22”by 22”
Art Work No. VE_104
Artistic preview [ 4]

ABOUT THE_
GOVERNMENT_EXPERT

***4. In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.


[ -LAURENCE J. PETER ]

***4. Some folks can look so busy doing nothing' that they seem indispensable.
[ -FRANK McKINNEY]

***4. I think the world is run by C students


. [ LEO ROSTEN ]

***4. The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.


[-MILTON FRIEDMAN ]

***4. The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.


[ JAMES F. BYRNES ]

***4. In a bureaucratic system, useless work drives out useful work.


[ MILTON FRIEDMAN ]

***4. We have pruned and pruned our bureaucracy, and after four years we have
taken a census of the government staff, and we have an increase of twelve thousand.
[ A WORLD LEADER ]

***4. The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest
amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing.
[-JEAN-BAPTISTE COLBERT ]

***4. At the beginning of the empire, the tax rates were low and the revenues were
high. At the end of the empire, the tax rates were high and the revenues were low.
[ -IBN KHALDUN (1332-1400) ]

***4. There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: Your
tax dollar will go farther.
[ -WERNHER VON BRAUN ]

***4. The taxpayer- that’s someone who works for the government but doesn’t have to
take a civil service examination .
[ RONALD REGAN ]

***4. A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it
all away.
[ -BARRY GOLDWATER ]
Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 5]

THE_CONTAMINATION_OF_SCIENCE_
AND_THE_DESTRUCTION_OF FINE_
Artistic preview [ 5]
ABOUT
THE_CONTAMINATION_OF_SCIENCE_
AND_THE_DESTRUCTION_OF FINE_
ARTS_DURING_THE_GCA

***5. Art is I; Science is we.


[-CLAUDE BERNARD ]

***5. Art is a lie that enables us to realize the truth.


[ PABLO PICASSO]

***5. Everyone wants to "understand" art. Why not try to understand the song of a
bird?
[ PABLO PICASSO ]

***5. All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.


[ FEDERICO FELLINI ]

***5. Art does not render what is visible; art makes visible.
[ PAUL KLEE ]

***5. Art is higher type of knowledge than experience.


[ ARISTOTLE ]

***5. Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.


[ -G. K. CHESTERTON ]

***5. The revolutionary role of the artist is to liberate us from the prisons of the
familiar.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***5. Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.
[ SIMONIDES ]

***5. Painting is the art of protecting flat surfaces from weather and exposing them to
the critic.
[ AMBROSE BIERCE ]

***5. The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely
of lost airline baggage.
[ -MARK RUSSELL]

***5. After shaking hands with a crook, count your finger .


***5. You are never so easily fooled as when you are trying to full someone else .
[- FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 6]

THE_RULING_LORDS

Silk-Screen on Lithography
26”by 17”
Art Work No. VE_106
Artistic preview [ 6]
ABOUT
THE_RULING_LORDS

***6. Every king springs from a race of slaves, and every slave has had kings among
his ancestors.
[ PLATO ]

***6. Perched on the loftiest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our own behind.
[- MONTAIGNE ]

***6. The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his ass.
[-"VINEGAR JOE" STILWELL]

***6. Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he
intends to eat until he eats them.
[-SAMUEL BUTLER ]

***6. Don't jump on a man unless he's down.


[- FINLEY PETER DUNNE ]

***6. He could not see a belt without hitting below it.


[ MARGOT ASQUITH ]

***6. He has all the characteristics of a dog- except loyalty.


[ SAM HOUSTON ]

***6. The more I see men the more I admire dogs.


[ MARQUISE DE SEVIGNE ]

***6. His face was filled with broken commandments.


[ JOHN MASEFIELD ]

***6. He did not care in which direction the car was traveling, so long as he
remained in the driver's seat.
[ LORD BEAVERBROOK ]

***6. He objected to ideas only when others had them.


[ A. J. TAYLOR ]

***6. When you press a stone, the stone presses back.


[-ISAAC NEWTON]
***6. A man who is not fool can rid himself of every folly but vanity.
[-JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU ]

***6. When you turn proud, remember that a flea preceded you in the order of the
divine creation.
[ TOSEPHA ]

***6. The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hanger.
[- SHALOM ALEICHEM ]

***6. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes: openly bad and secretly
bad.
[ HENRY W. BEECHER ]

***6. Cynic: A man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
[ H. L. MENCKEN ]

***6. Don't steal. You’ll never compete successfully in business. Cheat.


[ AMBROSE BIERCE]

***6. Never wrestle with a chimney sweep.


[-H. H. ASQUITH ]

***6. One could not even dignify him with the name stuffed shirt. He was simply
a hole in the air.
[ GEORGE ORWELL ]

***6. Schizophrenia beats dining alone.


[- OSCAL LEVANT ]

***6. He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.


[ H.H. MUNRO ]

***6. The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make
sure he was dead.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 7A]

THE_GLORY_AND_
THE_SHAME_OF_THE_GCA

Collage of Silk-Screen on Lithography


24”by 18”
Art Work No. VE_107A
Artistic preview [ 7A]
ABOUT
THE_GLORY_AND_
THE_SHAME_OF_THE_GCA

***7A. The earth has a skin, and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called
man.
[ -FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE ]

***7A. If everyone sweeps in front of his door, the whole city will be clean.
[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***7A. How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much
as take warning?
[-JONATHAN SWIFT ]

***7A. Those who lie on the rails of history must expect to have their legs chopped off.
[- RUDO PRAVO ]

***7A. If it's good, they'll stop making it.


[- HERBERT BLOCK ]

***7A. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six
months.
[ OSCAR WILDE ]

***7A. Fashions, after all; are only induced epidemics.


[ -GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ]

***7A. Fashion: That, not necessarily beautiful, which makes what preceded it look
stodgy, foolish, or inexpensive.
[ -LEO ROSTEN ]

***7A. Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth
to a child. She must be found and stopped.
[ SAM LEVEKSON ]

***7A. Birth control: Copulation without population.


[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***7A. When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number , troubles
arise, and the state soon comes to an end.
[-ARISTOTLE ]

***7A. A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air .
[-FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ]
Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 7]
THE_IDIOCY_OF_ENTERTAINMENT_
DURING_THE_GCA

Etching
21”by 16”
Art Work No. VE_107
Artistic preview [ 7]
ABOUT
THE_IDIOCY_OF_ENTERTAINMENT_
DURING_THE_GCA

***7. Television is democracy at its ugliest.


[ PADDY CHAYEVSKY ]

***7. Television is the first truly democratic culture-the first culture available to
everybody and entirely governed by what the people want.
The most terrifying thing is what the people do want.
[-CLIVE BARNES]

***7. Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than at each other.
[ -ANN LANDERS ]

***7. Television: The device that brings into your living room characters you would
never allow in your living room.
[-RED SKELTON/DAVID FROST ]

***7. Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and
death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
[-JAMES A. FROUDE ]

***7. The most immoral and disgraceful and dangerous thing that anybody can do in
the entertainment is knowingly to feed back to the public its own ignorance-and
cheap taste.
[ EDMUND WILSON ]

***7. No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
[ H. L. MENCKEN ]

***7. TV -chewing gum for the eyes.


[- FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ]

***7. Television: A medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
[-ERNIE KOVACS ]

***7. Television: The literature of the illiterate, the culture of the lowbrow, the wealth of
the poor, the privilege of the underprivileged, the exclusive club of the excluded
masses.
[- LEE LOEVINGER]

***7. The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
[ -LEO ROSTEN ]
***7. Why should people pay good money to go out and see bad films when they can
stay home and see bad television for nothing?
[-SAMUEL GOLDWYN ]

***7. Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch
people who can't do anything.
[ -FRED ALLEN ]

***7. Television is for appearing on-not for looking at.


[ -NOEL COWARD ]

***7. A sign of celebrity is that his face is often worth more than his services.
[ DANIEL J. BOORSTIN]

***7. One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I couldn’t sit in the
audience and watch be
[ JOHN BARRYMORE ]

***7. Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***7. If you have money, men think you are wise, handsome, and able to sing like a bird.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***7. A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then
wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
[FRED ALLEN ]

***7. There are moments when entertainment almost attains the dignity of manual
Labor.
[ OSCAR WILDE ]

***7. Professional football is getting very rough. You have to wear shoulder pads, a
face mask, and a hard helmet-and that's just to sit in the stands.
[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***7. American motion pictures are written by the half educated for the half-witted.
[- JOHN ERVINE]

***7. The radio listener saw nothing; he had to use his imagination…With the high
cost of living and the many problems facing him in the modern world, all the poor
man had left was his imagination. Television has taken that away from him.
[ -FRED ALLEN]

***7. There are honest journalists like there are honest politicians- they stay bought.
[ BILL MOYERS ]

***7. The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of press, is that we must put up
with a good deal of rubbish.
[ ROBERT JACKSON ]
Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 8]

RELIGION_THE_PAINFUL_
BACKBONE_
OF_CIVILIZATION

Etching and Hand-Color


22”by 22”
Art Work No. VE_108
Artistic preview [ 9]

THE_FIRST_STEP_IN_THE_
PLAN_OF_RESURRECTION

Etching
9”by 12”
Art Work No. VE_109
Artistic preview [ 9]
ABOUT
THE_FIRST_STEP_IN_THE_
PLAN_OF_RESURRECTION

***9. Some folks seem to have descended from the chimpanzee later than others.
[ -FRANK McKINNEY ]

***9. Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?


[-STANISLAW J. LEG ]

***9. I am in the prime of senility.


[-BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ]

***9. It is the weak who are cruel; kindness is to be expected only from the strong.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***9. Virtue has never been as respectable as money.


[ - MARK TWAIN ]

***9. Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
[-Mark TWAIN ]

***9. The longest road in the world is the one that leads from your pocket.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***9. To give little with a smile is better than to give much with a frown.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***9. Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
[--WILSON MIZNER ]

***9. We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed.
[ -THOMAS JEFFERSON ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 10]

THE_STOLEN_MINDS

Silk-Screen on Lithography and Hand-Color


22”by 30”
Art Work No. VE_110
Artistic preview [ 10]
ABOUT
THE_STOLEN_MINDS

***10. It is dangerous to free people who prefer to be slaves to their ignorance.


[ - MACHIAVELLI ]

***10. Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in
it.
[ -HENRY FORD ]

***10. It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains
definitely and systematically to work.
[-THOMAS ALVA EDISON ]

***10. No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***10. Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on
believing as we already do.
[ -JAMES HARVEY ROBINSON ]

***10. A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.


[ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ]

***10. Education: The path from cocky ignorance to painful uncertainty.


[ MARK TWAIN ]

***10. Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to
distinguish what is worth reading.
[ GEORGE MACAULAY TREVELYAN ]

***10. Put all your eggs in one basket, your education; and watch the basket.
[-MARKTWAIN ]

***10. Habit is…not to be flung out of the window, but coaxed downstairs a step at a
time.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***10. There are no uninteresting subjects; there are only uninterested people.
[ G. K. CHESTERTON ]

***10. There is a great difference between the eager man who wants to read a
book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
[ G. K. CHESTERTON ]
***10. The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man
who can't read them.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***10. Where books are burnt, humans will be burnt in the end.
[ HEINRICH HEINE ]

***10. The multitude of bad books and bad information is making us ignorant.
[ VOLTAIRE ]

***10. The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know
everything.
[-OSCAR WILDE ]

***10. I shut my eyes in order to see.


[ PAUL GAUGUIN ]

***10. The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
[ - DON MARQUIS ]

***10. Silence is the only good substitute for intelligence.


[- LEO ROSTEN ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 10A]

THE_THREE_LANED_HIGHWAY_
TO_THE_NEW_HEAVENS

Lithography
22”by 30”
Art Work No. VE_110A
Artistic preview [ 10A]
ABOUT
THE_THREE_LANED_HIGHWAY_
TO_THE_NEW_HEAVENS

***10A. The human mind is our fundamental resource.


[ J. F. KENNEDY ]

***10A. The virtue of angels is that they cannot deteriorate; their flaw is that they cannot
improve. Man's flaw is that he can deteriorate; and his virtue is that he can
improve.
[-FROM THE HEBREW BOOKS OF WISDOM ]

***10A. The dignity of man lies in his ability to face reality in all its senselessness.
[ -MARTIN ESSLIN ]

***10A. Truth may walk about naked; but lies should be clothed.
[-JEWISH SAYING ]

**10A. Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are
most economical in its use.
[ -MARK TWAIN ]

***10A. When you tell the truth you don't have to remember what you said.
[-MARK TWAIN ]

***10A. We’re afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death and afraid of each other.
[ RALPH WALDO EMERSON ]

***10A. New truths begin as heresies and end as superstitions.


[ -THOMAS H. HUXLEY ]

***10A. Truths turn into dogmas the moment they are disputed.
[ G. K. CHESTERTON ]

***10A. Dogma: That terrible disease that nails a man so firmly to his own belief that he is
unable to see that other men may believe otherwise.
[ MONTAIGNE ]

***10A. Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.


[-FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE ]

***10A. Reality is for people who can't face drugs.


[-LAURENCE J. PETER ]

***10A. Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped
teething.
[- MARK TWAIN ]

***10A. Adam was only human. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake;
he wanted it only because it was forbidden.
[ -MARK TWAIN ]

***10A. Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had
said it before him.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***10A. Never lose a holy curiosity.


[-ALBERT EINSTEIN ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 10B]

REPLACING_THE
_CRIPPLED_CAPTAINS _

Etching
23”by 17”
Art Work No. VE_110B
]
Artistic preview [ 10B]
ABOUT
REPLACING_THE
_CRIPPLED_CAPTAINS _

***10B. We are all on a spaceship, and the spaceship is called earth. Four billion
passengers- and no skippers.
[ VERNER VON BRAUN ]

***10B. The realization that our small planet is only one of many worlds gives mankind
the perspective it needs to realize sooner that our own world belongs to all of its
creatures, that the moon landing marks the end of our childhood as a race and
the beginning of a newer and better civilization.
[ -ARTHUR C. CLARKE ]

***10B. Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought
necessary.
[- ROBERT LOUIS STEVENESON

***10B. It is a curious fact that when we get sick we want an uncommon doctor.
If we have a construction job, we want an uncommon engineer. When
we get into a war, we want an uncommon admiral and an uncommon
general. Only when we get into politics are we content with the
common man.
[ - HERBERT HOOVER ]

***10B. I suppose you could never prove to the mind of the most ingenious mollusk that
such a creature as a whale was possible.
[-RALPH WALDO EMERSON ]

***10B. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give
him power.
[ - ABRAHAM LIMCOLN ]

***10B. My deepest feeling about politicians is that they are dangerous lunatics to be
avoided when possible and carefully humored; people, above all, to whom one
must never tell the truth.
[ -W. H. AUDEN ]

***10B. No party is as bad as its leaders.


[-WILL ROGERS ]

***10B. There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable;
for in politics there is no honor.
[-BENJAMIN DISRAELI ]

***10B. Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving
taxicabs and cutting hair.
[-GEORGE BURNS ]

***10B. Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without
greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.
[-ALBERT CAMUS ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 12]

THE_ETERNAL_WAR_
BETWEEN_LIGHT_AND_DARKNESS

Etching
24”by 18”
Art Work No. VE_112
Artistic preview [ 12]
ABOUT
THE_ETERNAL_WAR_
BETWEEN_LIGHT_AND_DARKNESS

***12. Power is not a means, it is an end.


[ -GEORGE ORWELL ]

***12. Except by saints, the problem of power is finally insoluble.


[- ALDOUS HUXLEY ]

***12. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
[-ERIC HOFFER ]

***12. Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.


[-HENRY KISSINGER ]

***12. Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to
take her away from me.
[-NAPOLEON BONAPARTE ]

***12. Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but
when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
[-JAMES F. BYRNES ]

***12. Dictator: A self-madman.


[- LEO ROSTEN]

***12. My first wish is to see this plague of mankind-war-banished from the earth,
but human stupidity will prevent this from happening.
[ -GEORGE WASHINGTON ]

***12. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
[-JOHN F. KENNEDY ]

***12. The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
[-OMAR BRADLEY ]

***12. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.


[-OMAR BRADLEY]

***12. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution
inevitable.
[-JOHK F. KENNEDY ]

***12. It is an unfortunate fact that we can only secure peace by preparing for war.
[ -JOHN F. KENNEDY ]

***12. Only when arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain without doubt that
they will never be employed.
[ -JOHN F. KENNEDY ]

***12. The only thing that is ridiculous about collective security is that we have not got
it. There is not much collective security in a flock of sheep on the way to the
butcher.
[-WINSTON CHURCHILL ]

***12. It is madness for a sheep to talk peace with a wolf. So is a waste of time for a
wolf to talk peace with the sheep.
[ -THOMAS FULLER ]

***12. There is no record in history of a nation that ever gained anything valuable by
being unable to defend itself.
[ H. L. MENCKEN ]

***12. I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness
of head.
[ THEODORE ROOSEVELT ]

***12. Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a
monster.
[-FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE]

***12. Whenever you have too efficient government you have a dictatorship.
[ HARRY TRUMAN ]

***12. Fascism is capitalism plus state sponsored murder.


[- UPTON SINCLAIR ]

***12. People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them .
[ ERIC HOFFER ]

***12. A thing is not necessary true because a man dies for it.
[ -OSCAR WILD ]

***12. History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted
all other alternatives.
[ ABBA EBAN ]

***12. In war there is no substitute for victory.


[- DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ]

***12. War is a series of catastrophes that may result in a painful victory.


[- GEORGE CLEMENCEAU ]

***12. A war leaves the country with three armies: an army of cripples, an army of
mourners, and an army of thieves.
[-GERMAN PROVERB ]

***12. The War Office kept three sets of figures: one to mislead the public, one to
mislead the cabinet, and one to mislead themselves.
[- H. H. ASQUITH ]

***12. You can't win through negotiations what you can't win on the battlefield.
[ - HENRY KISSINGER ]

***12. History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
[ -J. ENOCH POWELL ]

***12. Peace: Time out .


[ - EVAN ESAR ]

***12. All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
[ -ALBERT CAMUS ]

***12. There is perhaps in all misfits a powerful secret craving to turn the whole of
humanity into misfits. Hence partly their passionate advocacy of a drastically new
social order. For we are all misfits when we have to adjust ourselves to the wholly
new.
[ -ERIC HOFFER ]

***12. It’s characteristic of al movements and crusaders that the psychopatic element
rises to the top.
[- ROBERT LINDNER ]

***12. Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny, they have only shifted it
to another shoulder.
[-GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ]

***12. The saddest illusion of revolutionary socialism is that revolution itself will
transform the nature of human beings.
[-SHIRLEY WILLIAMS ]

***12. Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into
a fact.
[ HONORE DE BALZAC ]

***12. Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's
inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
[ REINHOLD NIEBUHR ]

***12. Each man , too is a tyrant in tendency, because he would impose his ideas on
others.
[ -RAPPH WALDO EMERSN ]

***12. Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new
bureaucracy.
[ - FRANZ KAFKA ]
***12. Men never do evil so fully and so happily as when they do it for
conscience's sake.
[ PASCAL ]

***12. Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
[ ERIC HOFFER ]

***12. The gift of rhetoric has been responsible for more bloodshed on this earth than
all the guns and explosives that were invented.
[-STANLEY BALDWIN ]

***12. Propaganda is that branch of lying which often deceives your friends without
ever deceiving your enemies.
[- WALTER LIPPMANN ]

***12. Demagogue: A man who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he


knows to be idiots.
[ H. L. MENCKEN]

***12. Nothing should be left to an invaded people except their eyes for weeping,
otherwise even God can’t help you when they invade.
[-OTTO VON BISMARCK (A LA MACHIAVELLI) ]

***12. One should forgive one’s enemies, but not before they are hanged.
[ HEINRICH HEINE]

***12. The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
[ - H. L. MENCKEN ]

***12. Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
[ ALBOUS HUXLEY ]

***12. Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
[-BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***12. Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.


[ -GEORGE JEAN NATHAN ]

***12. Being a hero is about the shortest- lived profession on earth.


[ WILL ROGERS ]

***12. Liberal: A power-worshiper without power.


[-GEORGE ORWELL ]

***12. Liberty doesn’t work as good in practice as it does in speeches.


[- WILL ROGERS ]

***12. Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder
respectable, and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.
[ -GEORGE ORWELL ]

***12. Conservative: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished


from the liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
[-AMBROSE BIERCE ]

***12. In Haiti, when they make statues of Christ and Satan, they make Christ black and
Satan white .
[ BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 11]

THE_EVOLUTION_OF
_THE_GLOBAL_BRAIN

Etching
24”by 18”
Art Work No. VE_111
]
Artistic preview [ 11]
ABOUT
THE_EVOLUTION_OF
_THE_GLOBAL_BRAIN

***11. I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.


[- ISAAC ASIMOV ]

***11. When brains are needed, muscles won’t help.


The Russian way: If it doesn’t work by ‘brute force’, put a little more force.
The American way: If it doesn’t work by ‘brute money’, put a little more money .

***11. I had, out of my sixty teachers, 6 who couldn’t have been supplanted by video or by a
computer.
[ DON HEROLD]

***11. I never gave them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.
[ HARRY TRUMAN ]

***11. Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of
approximation.
[ -BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***11. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


[ -ARTHUR C. CLARKE ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ E1]

Tips for the wise

Silk-Screen on Lithography
20”by 15”
Art Work No. VE_1E1
Artistic preview [ E1]

Tips for the wise

***E1. No one needs help to get into trouble.


[ -MAORI SAYING ]

***E1. There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate:
When he can’t afford it. and when he can.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***E1. To make a lot of money, you need a little optimism.


To keep it, you need a lot of pessimism.

***E1. What’s cheap is expensive.


[ -HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. Buy Old Masters; they fetch a much higher price than old mistresses.
[-LORD BEAVERBROOK ]

***E1. Life is not a problem to be solved, but reality to be experienced.


[ SOREN KIERKEGAARD ]

***E1. Success is getting what you want, and happiness is wanting what you get.
[ - DAVE GARDNER ]

***E1. Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.


[-BENJAMIN DISRAELI ]

***E1. He who has butter on his bread should not go into the sun.

***E1. I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
[ -STEPHEN LEACOCK ]

***E1. Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.


[ THOMAS EDISON ]

***E1. A man who is not a Liberal at sixteen has no heart; a man who is not a
conservative at sixty is either poor or has no head (and that’s why he is poor).
[ BENJAMIN DISRAELI]

***E1. You can wash your hands, but not your conscience.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. Conscience: the thing that acts bad when everything is feeling good.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E1. Be the master of your will and the slave of your conscience.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. Character is what you are in the dark.


[ DWIGHT L. MOODY ]

***E1. If you want people to think you are wise, just agree with them.
[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***E1. If you want to be popular, just ask people for advice; don’t take it, just ask for it.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E1. Woe to the one nobody likes, but beware of the one everyone likes.
[ -HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. If you have nothing to say, say nothing.


[-MARK TWAIN

***E1. No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar .


[ -ABRAHAM LINCOLN ]

***E1. Ten excuses are less persuasive than one good reason.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. Never speak ill of yourself; your friends will always say enough on that subject.
[-CHARLES-MAURICE DE TALLEYRAND ]

***E1. The man or woman who does not understand your silence will probably not
understand your words .
[ -ELBERT HUBBARD ]

***E1. Just because you’re paranoid, don’t think they don’t hate you.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined .


[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E1. Man lives freely only by his readiness to die.


[ M. K. GANDHI ]

***E1. It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. It is easy to be brave from a safe distance


[AESOF ]
***E1. When you have no choice, at least be brave.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.


[-JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE]

***E1. Never consult a woman about her rival, a coward about a war, or a merchant
about a bargain.
[-MANNY SCHLOTT ]

***E1. When two men quarrel, the one who yields first displays the nobler nature.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it;
and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.
[-JOSH BILLINGS ]

***E1. Better measure ten times and cut once, instead of measuring once and
cutting ten times.
[-COMMON SAYING]

***E1. Gratitude, in most men, is only a strong secret hope of greater favors.
[ FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD ]

***E1. The man who believes he can live without others is mistaken; and the man who
thinks others can't live without him is more mistaken.
[- HEBREW SAYING ]

***E1. The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.


[-IBN GABIROL ]

***E1. Every woman should marry- and no man.


[ BENJAMIN DISRAELI ]

***E1. Remember: We were all geniuses up to the age of ten.


[ ALDOUS HUXLEY ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ 0]

ETERNITY

Etching
24”by18”
Art Work No. VE_100A
Etching & Embossing
24”by18”
Art Work No. VE_100B
Artistic preview [ 0]

ABOUT ETERNITY

***0. Man is what he believes, and so is a woman.


[-CHEKHOV ]

***0. Good men need no monuments; their acts remain their shrines.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***0. Just as your hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so this small
earthly life keeps us from seeing the vast radiance that fills the core of the universe.
[ -NACHMAN OF BRATSLAV ]

***0. We…live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in
some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
[-CARL SAGAN ]

***0. O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if there is a soul.


[- JOSEPH ERNEST RENAN ]

***0. There is no logical way to the discovery of the elementary laws of nature; there is only
the way of intuition.
[ - ALBERT EINSTEIN ]

***0. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.


[ -CARL SAGAN ]

***0. Take away love and our earth is a tomb.


[-ROBERT BROWNING ]

***0. The story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love.
[- HELEN HAYES ]

***0. It is easier to love humanity...than to love one's neighbor.


[-ERIC HOFFER ]

***0. Those who hate vice hate mankind.


[ PLINY THE YOUNGER ]

***0. Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.


[- THOMAS AQUINAS]

***0. The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
[-BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***0. Life is a dream-but please don't wake me.


[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***0. God: The most popular scapegoat of our sins.


[-MARK TWAIN ]
***0. If God lived on earth people would knock out all his windows.
[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***0. Dear God: If you forgive us, we will forgive you .


[ LEO ROSTED ]

***0. When God wants to break a man’s heart, he gives him a lot of sense.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***0. If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
[THOMAS SZASZ ]

***0. God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
[ -AUSTIN O'MALLEY ]

***0. Those who set up to serve both God and Money soon discover that there is no God.
[ LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH ]

***0. God looks at a man’s heart before He looks at a man’s brains.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***0. The only thing that stops God sending a second Flood is that the first one was useless.
[ NICHOLAS CHAMFORT ]

***0. I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the creator
to suppose that he has a sense of humor.
[WILLIAM RALPH INGE ]

***0. Our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***0. Man is the missing link between apes and human beings.
[- KONRAD LORENZ]

***0. Conscience: The inner voices that tell you that someone may be watching.
[ H. L. MENCKEN ]

***0. Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***0. Faith: An illogical belief in the improbable.


[ - H. L. MENCKEN ]

***0. With faith, there are no questions; without faith, there are no answers.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***0. You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
[-SAMUEL BUTLER ]

***0. How many things that served us yesterday as articles of faith, today are fables.
[ -MONTAIGNE ]

***0. When a woman gets too old to be attractive to man she turns to God,
[ HONORE BALZAC ]
***0. Minds are like parachutes: They only function when open.
[-THOMAS ROBERT DEWAR ]

***0. Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of great minds.
[ REMY DE GOURMONT ]

***0. Seek simplicity and distrust it.


[-ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD ]

***0. The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt
[ BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***0. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.
[- JACK E. LEONARD ]

***0. If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to
heaven, and very, very few persons.
[ -JAMES THURBER ]

***0. Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy
Sunday afternoon .
[ -SUSAN ERTZ ]

***0. The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
[-HERB CAEN ]

***0. Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
[ VICTOR HUGO ]

***0. To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards from men and women.
[ -ABRAHAM LINCOLN ]

***0. The hottest places in Hell are preserved for those who, in a time of great moral crisis,
maintained their neutrality.
[- DANTE ]
***0. In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a
Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade
unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.
[ -MARTIN NIEMOLLER ]

***0. Whenever the shelves in the Library of Heaven are entirely full, and a new, worthy book
appeared, all the books in the celestial collection pressed themselves closer together,
and made room.
[-HEBREW SAYING ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ E2]

About Human Nature…Philosophy

Etching
24”by 18”
Art Work No. VE_1E2
Artistic preview [ E2]
ABOUT
Human Nature…Philosophy

***E2. The eye is small but devours all.


[ -HEBREW SAYING ]

***E2. A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.


[-THOMAS AQUINAS ]

***E2. When custom and reason are at odds, custom always wins out.
[-NAPOLEON BONAPARTE ]

***E2. Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one that makes him out to be a
rational animal.
[-ANATOLE FRANCE ]

***E2. The only certainty is that nothing is certain.


[ UNIVERSAL TRUTH ]

***E2. A bar can’t corrupt a good man, and a church can’t reform a bad one.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E2. Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
[ - ALBERT CAMUS ]

***E2. No one is so old as not to think he can live one more year.
[-CICERO]

***E2. It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.


[-EDDIE CAKTOR ]

***E2. There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.
[ -MARK TWAIN ]

***E2. Success is only a matter of luck. Ask any failure.


[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***E2. There is no great genius without a little madness.


[ ARISTOTLE ]

***E2. He that is good for making excuses is seldom god for anything else.
[ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ]

***E2. Flatterer: One who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your
back.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]
***E2. Many know how to flatter but few know how to praise.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E2. A friend in power is a friend lost.


[- HENRY ADAMS ]

*** E2. Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.
[- EDGAR WATSON ]

***E2. If you do not ask their help, most men are good-natured.
[-CHINESE PROVERB ]

***E2. The death of the rich is smelled far away.


[ -HEBREW SAYING ]

***E2. Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed by argument.


[ - SAMUEL JOHNSON ]

***E2. I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.


[-W. C. FIELDS ]

***E2. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in
a while.
[ -LUTHER BURBANK ]

***E2. The collection of prejudices called political philosophy is useful-provided it is not


called philosophy.
[ -BERTRAND RUSSELL ]

***E2. Pride: While you're saving your face you're losing your ass.
[-LYNDON B. JOHNSON ]

***E2. If you harden your heart with pride, you will soften your brain with it, too.
[- LEO RORTEN ]

***E2. The world stands firm because of those who close their lips during a quarrel.
[ -NACHMAN OF BRATSLAV ]

***E2. Quarreling is like cutting water with a sword.


[ -CHINESE PROVERB ]

***E2. When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's
best to let him run.
[-ABRAHAM LINCOLN ]

***E2. When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not
the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
[-OTTO VON BISMARCK ]

***E2. Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
[ -BENJAMIN DISRAELI ]
***E2. When a woman really loves a man, he can make her do anything she wants to.

***E2. Few men and women have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
[- GEORGE WASHINGTON ]

***E2. It is usually more costly to know what doesn’t work, than to know what does
work.

***E2. Illusions are comforting; just don't act upon them.


[-JEWISH SAYING]

***E2. When a man seeks your advice he generally wants your praise.
[-LORD CHESTERFIELD]

***E2. “For instance" is not proof.


[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***E2. Bigotry; Being certain of something you know nothing about.


[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E2. Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water.


[-JOSEPH STALIN ]

***E2. Diplomacy is the art of saying “nice doggie” until you find a rock.
[ WILL ROGERS ]

***E2. Diplomacy: Lying in state.


[ OLIVER HEFORD ]

***E2. Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
[ MILTON FRIEDMAN ]

***E2. A little inflation is like a little pregnancy- it keeps on growing.


[ LEO HENDERSON ]

***E2. Hypocrisy is the homage that the vice pays to virtue.


[ FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD ]

***E2. Criticism is never inhibited by ignorance.


[ HARROLD MACMILLAN ]

***E2. A half-truth is a whole lie.

***E2. Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
[WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR. ]
***E2. Liberty is the one thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
[- WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE ]

***E2. Modesty: The gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware
Of it.
[-OLIVER HERFORD ]
***E2. The objection to Conservatives is not that they try to make us think as they do,
but that they try to make us do as they think.
[- H. L. MENCKEN ]

***E2. Folks who have no vices have very few virtues.


[- ABRAHAM LINCOLN ]

***E2. Experience is the name people give their mistakes.


[ OSCAR WILD ]

***E2. It is the mistake of youth to think imagination a substitute for experience; it is the
mistake of age to think experience a substitute for intelligence.
[ -LYMAN BRYSON ]

***E2. Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely,
if ever, do they forgive them.
[ OSCAR WILDE ]

***E2. When a father helps a son, both laugh; when a son must help his father, both cry.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E2. When a habit begins to cost money, it's called a hobby.


[-HEDREW SAYING]

***E2. One day’s happiness makes us forget suffering, and one day’s suffering makes
us forget all our past happiness.
[ -THE BIBLE ]

***E2. Metapysics is almost always an attempt to prove the incredible by an appeal to


the unintelligible.
[ -H. L. MENCKEN ]

***E2. The only thing you get free in this life is garbage.
[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***E2. When there's a wind, garbage flies high.


[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***E2. Racism is the snobbery of the poor.


[ -RAYMOND ARON ]

***E2. How can one deny that all our lives hang by threads of nothing more than luck?
A vagrant microbe or an oil slick on the road, an open door in a car, the leak in a
gas line, a madman encountered by chance-against these what matters all our
painful accumulations of virtue, knowledge, nobility, sacrifice?
[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***E2. Men can forget anything-except when to eat.


[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***E2. The most sincere love of all is the love of food


[- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ]
***E2. Being kind to the wrong kind of people is unkind to humankind. Remember…Hitler’s
mother was the mistress of a kind Jewish Gentleman.

***E2. Even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, at least it is
better than breaking them.
[ LEARNED HAND ]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here


Artistic preview [ E3]

Just Funny

Etching
24”by 16”
Art Work No. VE_1E3
Artistic preview [ E3]

Just Funny

***E3. My friend told me he made a little fortune in the stock market. I asked him how?
He said: I started with a big fortune.

***E3. Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and
gradually approach eighteen.
[ -MARK TWAIN ]

***E3. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, and a tragedy
for the poor.
[-SHALOM ALEICHEM ]

***E3. Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
[ -SOREN KIERKEGAARD]

***E3. Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have
chosen a suit by it.
[-MAURICE CHEVALIER ]

***E3. People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer
because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone
should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the
common bacillus.
[-MARCEL PROUST ]

***E3. Nature abhors a virgin-a frozen asset.


[-CLARE BOOTHE LUCE ]

***E3. Women? You suffer before you get them, while you have them, and after you lose them.
[-SHALOM ALEICHEM ]

***E3. Women have a wonderful sense of right and wrong, but little sense of right and left.
[-DON HEROLD ]

***E3. Women would rather be right than reasonable.


[-OGDEN NASH ]

***E3. The most effective water power in the world-woman's tears.


[-WILSON MIZNER ]

***E3. The way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run.
[- JOHN BARRYNORE ]
***E3. Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go’
[ OSCAR WILD ]

***E3. Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting
married just because you do.
[ -ZSA ZSA GABOR ]

***E3. Egotist: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
[ AMBROSE BIERCE ]

***E3. When a man brings his wife a gift for no reason, there's a reason.
[-MOLLY MCGEE]

***E3. Anybody who goes to see a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
[ - SAMUEL GOLDWYN ]

***E3. Divorces are made in heaven.


[ OSCAR WILDE ]

***E3. When a divorced man marries a divorced woman, four get into bed.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E3. Rich widows: The only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices.
[ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ]

***E3. Conversation: When three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when
one of them leaves.
[ HERB SHRINER ]

***E3. Gossip: Nature’s telephone. [ SHALOME ALEICHEM ]

***E3. One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry
your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.
[ LEO ROSTED ]

***E3. Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.


[ SAM LEVENSON ]

***E3. You don’t need intelligence to have luck, but you do need luck to have
intelligence.
[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E3. We must believe in luck. For how else can, we explain the success of those we
don't like ?
[-JEAN COCTEAU]

***E3. A schlemiel (chronically clumsy) is always spilling hot soup-down the neck of a
schlimazel (chronically unlucky).
[- HEBREW SAYING ]

***E3. Happiness is good health plus bad memory.


[ INGRID BERGMAN ]
***E3. If you want to know how old a woman is, ask her sister-in-law.
[-EDGAR WATSON]

***E3. Bachelor: A man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.
[ SHALOM ALEICHEM ]

***E3. All brides are beautiful-and all corpses look pious.


[ FROM THE JEWISH BOOKS OF WISDOME ]

***E3. Of course a platonic relationship is possible- but only between husband and wife.
[ - LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
[ GROUCHO MARX ]

***E3. Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a shame to waste it on children.


[- OSCAR WILD ]

***E3. In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.


[ FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE ]

***E3. Childhood: That happy period when nightmares occur only during sleep. –
[ CHANGING TIMES ]

***E3. We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.


[ ALDOUS HUXLEY ]

***E3. Spring makes everything young again-except man.


[-JEAN-PAUL RICHTER ]

***E3. Men who really believe in themselves are all in the lunatic asylums.

***E3. If you want to get rid of somebody, just tell 'em something for their own good.
[-FRANK MCKINNEY ("KIN") HUBBARD]

***E3. You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
[-JOHNNY CARSON])

***E3. Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
[-LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. The good die young-because they see it's no use living if you've got to be good.
[-JOHN BARRYMORE ]

***E3. When you win, you're an old pro. When you lose, you're an old man.
[-CHARLEY CONERLY ]

*** E3. You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
[ BOB HOPE ]

***E3. I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned with what his
grandson will be.
[ ABRAHAM LINCOLN ]
***E3. Grave: The last resort .
[- LEO ROSTED ]

***E3. If you take epitaphs seriously, we ought to bury the living and resurrect the dead.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***E3. Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.


[ LOUIS D. BRANDEIS ]

***E3. Real faith is believing what you know ain’t so


. [ MARK TWIN ]

***E3. Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come
back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
[ H. L. MENCKEN ]

***E3. All religions issue Bibles against Satan, and say the most injurious things
against him, but we never hear his side.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***E3. Don't you realize that missionaries are the divinely provided food for destitute
and underfed cannibals? Whenever they are on the brink of starvation, Heaven in
its infinite mercy sends them a nice plump missionary.
[ -OSCAR WILDE ]

***E3. Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
[ -MARK TWAIN ]

***E3. Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited.


[- AMBROSE BIERCE ]

***E3. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
[ MARK TWAIN ]

***E3. A best seller is a book which somehow sold well simply because it was
selling well.
[ DANIEL J. BOORSTIN ]

***E3. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well
written or badly written.
[ OSCAR WILDE ]

***E3. A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
[ GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG ]

***E3. Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.


[-JEWISH LEGEND from LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. Living with a conscience is like driving a car with the brakes on.
[ BUDD SCHULBERG ]
***E3. Murderer: One who is presumed to be innocent until he is proven insane.
[ OSCAR WILDE ]

***E3. Camel: A racing horse that was designed by a democratic committee.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E3. A comity is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but
together can decide that nothing can be done.
[- FRED ALLEN ]

***E3. Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.


[-JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH ]

***E3. The reason that talk is as cheap as it is, is that supply greatly exceeds demand.
[- LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. I must follow them. I am their leader.


[ -ANDREW BONAR LAW, PRIME MINISTER, GREAT BRITAIN ]

***E3. Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.
[ LYNDON B. JOHNSON ]

***E3. Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
[-MARK TWAIN ]

***E3. The only way a reporter should look at a politician is down.


[-FRANK KENT ]

***E3. A hippie wears his hair long like Tarzan, walks like Jane, and smells like Cheetah.
[BUSTER CRABBE ]

***E3. I’ve been on diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.
[TOTIE FIELDS ]

***E3. The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the
disease.
[ -VOLTAIRE ]

***E3. Physicians think they do a lot for a patient when they give his disease a name.
[- IMMANUEL RANT ]

***E3. Where there is no wine, drugs are necessary.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E3. A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.


[ WILLIAM OSLER ]

***E3. Wine has drowned more men than the sea.


[THOMAS FULLER ]

***E3. The man who is destined to drown will drown in a glass of water.
[ LEO ROSTEN ]
***E3. Never accept a drink from a urologist .
[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. The Irish ignore anything they can’t drink or punch


[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. One reason I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time .
[ LADY ASTOR ]

***E3. Jury: Twelve man of average ignorance.


[ HERBERT SPENCER ]

***E3. A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
[ ROBERT FROST ]

***E3. Academic tenure encourages professors to become fossils.


[ LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. If cats wore gloves, they would catch no mice.


[ -HINDU SAYING ]

***E3. Does the name Pavlov ring a bell? [LEO ROSTEN ]

***E3. I t makes all the difference whether you hear an insect in the bedroom or in the
garden.
[-ROBERT LYND ]

***E3. All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
[- AMBROSE BIERCE ]

***E3. The best antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

***E3. Other men's misfortunes are not hard to bear.


[ HEBREW SAYING ]

***E3. No sane barber cuts his own hair.


[ TURKISH SAYING ]

***E3. A toothache makes you forget a headache


[-HEBREW SAYING ]

***E3. By the way, did you ever realize that if Moses would have turned right instead of
left, we'd have had the oil, the Arabs would have had the sand?
[ -GOLDA MEIR ]

***E3. The past always looks better than it was; it's only pleasant because it isn't here.
[- FINLEY PETER DUNNE ("MR. DOOLEY") ]

***E3. A reformer is a guy who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.


[ -JIMMY WALKER ]
***E3. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella on a sunny day and ask for it
back when it begins to rain.
[ - MARK TWAIN ]

***E3. Perfection has one grave defect: It is apt to be dull.


[-W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM]

***E3. It’s hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.


[- FRANK MCKINNY ]

***E3. There never is enough time- unless you’re serving it.


[- MALCOLM FORBES ]

***E3. I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.


[-CHARLES ("PEANUTS") SCHULZ]

***E3. I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
[-OSCAR WILDE]

Back To The Story <<<<Click Here

Back To Table of Content <<<<Click Here