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Daemon
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Considering the unforeseen events of this world, we should be taught that no human condition should inspire men with absolute despair.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 3:22:25 AM
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Not really understanding...

Anyone care to explain?

Joseph Glantz
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:49:09 AM
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Yeah - my inclination would be that the quote would end the opposite way.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:07:41 AM
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I feed this quote into the browser and I came up with despair, suicide, looking for god, the end of the world, Mormon's, Islam....planning for destrucion.
I think you get my drift. Eh?

Interestingly enough I did come up with something by Nikola Tesla.

This quote is all over the map but mostly deals with despair. Boo hoo!

When I put in the author's name the only thing that came up was his book, "Tom Jones."


peace out, >^,,^<
MTC
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 7:38:36 AM
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The "unforeseen events" may turn out to be positive; that next card may be an Ace. Because Chance holds the possibility of a solution to our problems we should never despair. That is Fielding's message of hope. Because we are conditioned (nowadays by the Insurance Industry) to interpret "unforeseen events" in a negative light in terms of risks, Fielding's meaning may escape us on first reading. The quotation (not "quote") is not "all over the map." It does deal "with despair," but in a positive hopeful way. A Google search is a good start, but is not a substitute for analysis.
thar
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 8:13:22 AM

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I read it to mean, by all means be depressed when things go badly, but not to settle into it absolutely, because events, as ever, will not turn out the way you expect.

Fielding was a magistrate, who wrote Tom Jones to satirise and rail against the evils of society. He was a political satirist, pamphlet writer and social reformist, and when he became a magistrate did good work, founding a police force, and improving justice and penal conditions.

Seriously good guy. Don't know where this comes from though.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:30:33 AM

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MTC wrote:
The "unforeseen events" may turn out to be positive; that next card may be an Ace. Because Chance holds the possibility of a solution to our problems we should never despair. That is Fielding's message of hope. Because we are conditioned (nowadays by the Insurance Industry) to interpret "unforeseen events" in a negative light in terms of risks, Fielding's meaning may escape us on first reading. The quotation (not "quote") is not "all over the map." It does deal "with despair," but in a positive hopeful way. A Google search is a good start, but is not a substitute for analysis.


That is why I go to Vegas every year. "Vegas Baby !"
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:31:58 AM
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"Don't complain about what you have, some people have it worst off, and since life rather unpredictable, you might be worst off soon enough"?

In other words, if you think you're having a bad day, think about the folks in Japan and how they're feeling about their day...

thar
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:34:47 AM

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When you are stuck in a dark tunnel, and see the light at the end? It might just be the train coming!
Allynnh
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 11:24:40 AM
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"Keep hope alive."
MTC
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 11:39:41 AM
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Add a leaf to your shamrock, thar, and you'll have a four leaf clover for Vegas.
MTC
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 12:01:03 PM
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Looks like my last post should be listed under the "mix-up" heading. It should have been directed to Gabh.
thar
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:21:19 PM

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Hey, I will take all the good luck I can get. Except rabbits' feet. Whoever thought that was lucky has obviously never been a rabbit!
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:02:48 AM
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To Mr. rabbit:

I sure hate it for you that everyone is after your feet for good luck charms...

but the ironic twist of fate is, that along with everything else, they have come out with *faux* rabbit feet...

You never have to worry about your feet again.

You can now be at peace.

Sincerely,

Marissa

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