The philosopher citizen's advice on

sweet life..

Life.... lies in the laughter, love, liberty and learning.

Here are some old and new tastymints of life
as proverbs, parodies, lyrics and poems.

(Quoting one is plagiarism, quoting many is research)

Life is full of ups and downs, like getting up every morning and getting down to work.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone!

Love is blind, marriage is the eye opener - a hard lesson in life!

Liberty is imagination's most precious possession.

Life is only understood backwards but it must be lived forward.

(A college education is a great help to someone who is willing to learn something afterwards)

On the road of life,  paradox is your path and pattern is your map.
                                             - me :-)

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

                                                            - Bertrand Russell

This World Wide Wait...err...Web page is an attempt to make your life happy and fulfilling.
Get real  - it is for some laughs.  If you get a laugh out of this page, share it with friends or/and family.  If you are inspired by a poem or a song, do a simple good deed - like telling your parent or spouse or child that you love them. Smile and greet people in the street to help build a better society and the world.  Simplistic portrayal of life is not any reflection of our present time of one liners and short attention span. It is born out of few simple ideas. Happiness lies in the simple things of one's life. All the elegance of the universe lies in simplicity of thought, design and deeds. It is up to you to think and bring about happiness in your life. Thinking unbound by a belief or dogma is the ultimate liberty.  Flex your thinking like the wings of an eagle and soar to the heights of happiness and wisdom.

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so
                                                                                        -- Bertrand Russell
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines
                                                                                       -- John Benfield

Happiness and wisdom? How would I know?
I am an american, myself!

Knowing something is knowledge
and using it is wisdom.

The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two  opposed
 ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
                                     -F.Scot Fitzgerald

Contrana non contradictoria sed complimenta stunt
Opposites are not contradictory but complementary
                                - Niels Bohr

Lyrics and Poems


You have a life, donot waste it
Precious to those who can taste it
You have a light, you can see
You have a life to follow me

                                   Derric Simpson
                                   Jamaican singer

Life is to live full and free
Love is meant for you and me
Learning is an everlasting light
Liberty always shines warm and bright

                                  Ancient Indian song
                                  Author unknown


There is a polar bear
in our Frigidaire
He likes it because it’s cold in there,
with his seat
in the meat
face in the fish
paws in the butter dish
nibbling the noodles
slurping the soda
munching the rice
licking the ice
and he lets out a roar
if you open the door
and it gives me a scare
to know he is in there
that polary bear
in our frigitydaire.

                                  Polar bear in our Frigidaire

From red bugs and bed-bugs
From sand flies and land flies
Mosquitoes and fleas
From hog ticks and dog ticks
From hen lice and men lice
We pray thee, good Lord, give us ease
And all the congregation shall scratch and say, Amen please

                                  Townsend Glover
                                      American Entomologist


Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn't you love to love her?
She moves her life like a bird in the flight
and who will be her lover?

                                      Fleetwood Mac
                                   English rock & roll band

On the beaches washed by seas
on the banks clustered with flowers
in the grooves filled with bird cries

What a sight my dear!

My eyes saw him
My arms held him
My heart loved him

What shall I make of this dear?

                                       What she said to her girlfriend
                                         Anonymous Indian Poet
                                          From Sanskrit texts
                                        3 century  B CE


My people came to the U.S.A.
To live in a land of liberty.
But I grew up in the U.S.A.
In metropolized Spoon River.
And I saw that the thing is money, money,
And the gift of gab for liberty.
So I was elected county treasurer,
And I cleaned up quite a roll.
You can fool all the people part of the time -
And that is enough.

                                      The New Spoon River Anthology
                                 Edgar Lee Masters
                                American Poet

I pledge a lesson to the frog of the United States of America.
And to the wee puppet for witch's hands.
One Asian, in the vestibule,  with little tea and just rice for all.

                                    Walking in Lucky Shoes
                                        (Her recital of the pledge as a free 3 year old girl
                                            learning english in USA after escaping from China)
                                Bette Bao Lord
                                American writer


Imagine there's no countries, it is n’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too...

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us, And the world will be as one.

                                       John Lennon
                                           Rock and roll musician

A guest am I
In this world of transient things,
Unfettered by the entanglements thereof.
I am of no country,
No boundaries hold me.

                            The immortal friend
                              Jiddu Krishnamurthi
                            Indian philosopher

Proverbs and Parodies

All good maxims are in the world, we only need to apply.
                    -- Pascal
A witty saying proves nothing
                      -- Voltaire


If you donot succeed at first, ... Well, so much for sky diving.
If you donot succeed at first...don’t try again, she is expecting it.
If you donot succeed at first, ...fix the blame, Quick!
If you donot succeed at first, ... you are about average.
If you donot succeed at first, ... blame it on your secretary!
If you donot succeed at first, ... well, get on with your life.
If you donot succeed at first ... failure may be your style
If we donot succeed ... we run the risk of failure.
                 -- Dan Quayle. (our electoral success!)

Two birds in the bush are more exciting than one at hand.
One who says a bird in hand worth two in the bush is not talking about real birds.
A bird in the hand is can be an awful mess, sometimes.
A bird in the hand is bad table manners.
A bird in the hand is worth about $20 a  pound, ask any turkey hunter's wife.
A bird in the hand is useless when you want to blow your nose.

Behind every successful man stands a woman telling him that he is not so hot.
Behind every successful man stands a woman telling him to put everything in her name.
Behind every successful man stands a woman and IRS
Behind every successful man stands  his amazed mother -in- law.
Behind every successful man there is always a fellow who went to school with him.

You can't fool all the people all the time, quite a few are busy fooling you.
You can fool all the people some time & some of the people all the time, but you can't fool your wife
You can fool some of the people and some of the time and that is enough dough.
You can fool all the people part of the time - And that is enough.
                              -- Edgar Lee Masters

To err is human, to moo is bovine.
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
To err is dysfunctional, to forgive is co-dependent.
                    --Berton Averre


Meek shall inherit the earth and the national debt.
Meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
                -- J. Paul Getty


A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
              -- Unknown

Lift off
Houston, we have a successful launch of someone into the unknown blue yonder of life
 on a mission to explore happiness of love, laughter and liberty.


Bon voyage
Happy sailing
la revedere

Salam Alaykum
Later Dude!

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RK June16, 1999
Revised  June 23, 2000