Pounding: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 247 pages
Familiar Quotations PoundingOne of life's mysteries is how a two-pound box of candy can make a person gain five pounds.ndash;AnonymousThe Duc de Chartres used to say that no man could less value character than himself, and yet he would gladly give twenty thousand pounds for a good character, because, he could, at once, make double that sum by it.ndash;Charles Caleb ColtonWhere is the indignation about the fact that the United States and Soviet Union have accumulated thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world?ndash;Norman CousinsAfter getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second, money itself being of a prolific nature.ndash;Benjamin FranklinIt is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things.ndash;Samuel JohnsonGive a small boy a hammer and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.ndash;Abraham KaplanA quarter-ounce of chocolate = four pounds of fat.ndash;Slick's Second Universe LawOne pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.ndash;Persian ProverbLook, Kenny, I know you're about fifty pounds overweight, but when I say hurry, please interpret that as MOVE YOUR FAT TUB-OF-LARD-ASS NOW!ndash;ScreamThe indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection --even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano --is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.ndash;Logan Pearsall Smith

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