Once upon a time a powerful Emperor of the Rising Sun advertised for a new Chief Samurai. After a year, only three applied for the job: a Japanese, a Chinese and a Jewish Samurai.
“Demonstrate your skills!” commanded the Emperor.
The Japanese samurai stepped forward, opened a tiny box and released a fly. He drew his
samurai sword and * Swish! * the fly fell to the floor, neatly divided in two!
“What a feat!” said the Emperor.
“Number Two Samurai, show me what you can do.”
The Chinese samurai smiled confidently, stepped forward and opened a tiny box, releasing a
fly. He drew his samurai sword and * Swish! * Swish! * The fly fell to the floor neatly
“That is skill!” nodded the Emperor.
“How are you going to top that, Number three Samurai?”
Number Three Samurai stepped forward, opened a tiny box releasing one fly, drew his
samurai sword and * Swoooooosh! * flourished his sword so mightily that a gust of wind blew
through the room. But the fly was still buzzing around!
In disappointment, the Emperor said, “What kind of skill is that? The fly isn’t even dead.”
“Dead, schmead,” replied the Jewish Samurai. “Dead is easy. Circumcision...
THAT takes skill!”
Don't just fly, soar. - Walt Disney
A good chief gives, he does not take. - Mohawk Proverb
Would a fly without wings be called a walk? - George Carlin
Give your stress wings and let it fly away. - Gerri Guillemets
If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing. - J M Barrie
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. - G K Chesterton
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? - Frida Kahlo
Jesus was a Jew, yes, but only on his mother's side. - Archie Bunker
Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth. - Japanese Proverb
The sky is the limit only for those who aren't afraid to fly. - Bob Bello
The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I think being a dragon would be pretty awesome... you get to fly. - Josh Keaton
You don't put skill on like a coat - you build it day by day. - Unknown
In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. - Napoleon Bonaparte
I have wings on the back of my shoulders and I'm ready to fly. - Pamela Laskin
If the lambs were flying, wolves would have also the wings to fly. - Mehmet M Ildan
Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it. - Edward Gibbon
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. - Eric Hoffer
On average it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill. - Malcolm Gladwell
Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. - Morticia Addams
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. - Henry David Thoreau
Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. - Henry David Thoreau
It's OK to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation. - Rob Gilbert
Now that I've found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night? - Ally Condie
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. - David S Jordan
Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials. - Mordecai Richler
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. - H L Mencken
Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army. - Elie Wiesel
Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies. - Milton Berle
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. - Gordon W Allport
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
So just what are time flies, and why do they fly like an arrow? - Groucho Marx
Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness. - Billy Graham
He who would learn to fly on day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb
Many training programs and often schools focus on just a skill or a kind of work competency. That's only half the equation. - Gerald Chertavian
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself. - Joel Hawes
Unless a man has considerable skill and reliance in his weapon, he will not remain cool in the presence of dangerous game close by. - Townsend Whelen
In this year, King Aethelstan, Lord of Warriors, ring-giver to men... won eternal glory, in battle with sword edges, around Brunaburh. - Unknown
A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill. - Martin H. Fischer
Like a prisoner awaiting his release, like a schoolboy when the end of term is near, like a migrant bird ready to fly south... I long to be gone. - Malcolm Muggeridge
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