Thought I would do something a little different today and point out a couple of interesting examples of a well-known Bible verse, Proverbs 17:22. I was looking up a potential quote author and his picture reminded me of Bob Hope. I looked up Bob Hope and discovered that he had not just lived into his 90's as I thought, but he lived to be 100 (1903-2003). That reminded me of George Burns. He also lived to be 100 (1896-1996).
-When I was born the doctor said to my mother, "Congratulations. You have an 8-pound ham."
-A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
-You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
-The only thing chicken about Israel is their soup.
-[When asked by his wife where he wanted to be buried] Surprise me.
-I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
-I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
-When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
-I can't understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
-By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.
-I'd go out with women my age, but there are no women my age.
-Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
-People are always asking me when I'm going to retire. Why should I? I've got it two ways - I'm still making movies, and I'm a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price.
-Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.
Prov 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.