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Quote Door 2006

Dove chocolate wrappers
"Buy yourself flowers."

"It's definitely a bubble-bath day."

"The best things in life are chocolate." "Chocolate. Always your Valentine."


Quotes associated with the Dove chocolate wrappers
"Security is mortals' greatest enemy." Shakespeare

"Now you have almost everything--flowers, a bubble bath, and chocolate! But just no security." Grace


Fortune cookie fortunes
"Bide your time, for success is near."

"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."


People I know
"And we have had our morning tea, so the world is decent again." Jenny N.

"Dear small one, What you lack in height, you make up 4 in PERSONALITY!" Abigail to me

"You're very Hegelian." Abigail to me


Someone I don't know
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G.K. Chesterton


Cartoon
Dilbert's co-worker to Dilbert's boss: "You're creating a hostile work environment. It's like there's continuous pressure on me to work. But I'm only one person; I can't work and drink coffee! [Coffee is here struck out and replaced by the word tea, courtesy of my boss.]

Dilbert's boss: "I'm cutting you back to forty cups a day."

Comments

Anonymous said…
I love all the chocolate quotes!
Anonymous said…
"Nine tenths of education is encouragement"

You know what, now that I think about it, it makes sense. Oh so true! All that $ in college was all for encouragment.

-Ceste

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