Japanese Proverb in Wikipedia
Virtue is not knowing but doing
Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth
We are no more than candles burning in the wind
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
The nail that sticks up gets hammered down
Certainly the president's tax credit and child tax credit checks helped to boost some consumers' disposable income. Also, many consumers are refinancing their homes ... which leads to a greater amount of disposable income, and the rising stock market is good news for investment-oriented consumers.
There is nothing to compare with the instantaneous feedback a singer gets from the people sitting in front of him. That is where it all comes together - all the rehearsing and working to get everything just exactly right.
(March 05, 1958 - March 10, 1988)
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
P. J. O'Rourke