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Top Ten Confucius Quotes (aka Master Kong)

Go along with Master Kong.

Chinatown, CA – This week we tip our hats to Confucius, the inventor of Ping Pong, and also the sayer of many famously famous smart sayings.

After much heated debate, here is your FM Observer’s Top Ten Famous Quotations by Master Kong, who’s more commonly known as Confucius:

#10. ​No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.

#9. ​We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.

#8. ​​Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.

#7. ​When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

​​#6. ​To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.

#5. ​Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.​

#4. ​If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.

​​#3. ​When anger rises, think of the consequences.

#2. ​Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

#1. ​Anyone can find the switch after the lights are on.

Let The FM Observer Help Express Your Love On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day = Love Day :o)

Heartland, USA – Valentine’s Day is the favorite holiday here at our FM Observer corporate office park.

This is true because it’s not only a day of flowers and chocolates but also of overt expressions of love.

We pride ourselves each year in providing the community with some new and innovative ways for you to tell your Valentine how much you love them.

Here are this year’s Top Ten Valentine’s Day quotations that you can use when writing your card, sending flowers, or whispering sweet nothings by candlelight:

♥ I love you despite your obvious flaws.
♥ Love makes the earth spin and causes it to warm.
♥ Happiness is loving your lovely lover who loves you.
♥ Valentine’s Day is the best of the secondary holidays.
♥ If we hadn’t met, we’d each probably have another.
♥ There’s a reason a rose has sharp thorns.
♥ You turned my nightmare into a daydream.
♥ Thanks for not giving up on me early on.
♥ Rising and falling in love has its ups and downs.
♥ Love is like a great margarita during happy hour.

An Exclusive FMO Interview With Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman says hello to all our FMO readers!

A conversation with Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

FMO: How do you feel about having an image of yourself on a postage stamp?
Walt Whitman: If you done it, it ain’t bragging.

FMO: Many consider you one of America’s great poets and some call you the Father Of Free Verse. Your thoughts on this, sir?
WW: To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

FMO: Your bio indicates you were also a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and a volunteer nurse during the Civil War. You seem to have a real connection with the common folk.
WW: I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.

FMO: You have obviously written a lot. Do you also like to spend time reading?
WW: A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

FMO: Any thoughts on the current state of world affairs?
WW: Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

FMO: What do you think the future holds?
WW: The future is no more uncertain than the present.

FMO: How do you deal with life on a daily basis?
WW: To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.

FMO: What lessons have you learned?
WW: I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

FMO: What advice would you care to share with our readers?
WW: Be curious, not judgmental. Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

Note: Every response is an actual quotation from Walt Whitman.

March Is National Eat More Vegetables Month

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Mr. Vegetable does not like being called a vegetable.

Fruita, Colorado – With March being National Eat More Vegetables Month, we decided to turn our focus on these frabjous fruits from the garden.

Healthy diets seem to always include more vegetables. First Lady Obama even has Secret Service agents growing them in her own back yard garden.

National vegetable expert Jarod Kintz has studied vegetables from every angle and has some unique and insightful thoughts on these colorfully green garden growths.

“My search was fruitless. I was searching for love, and all I found were vegetables.” –Jarod Kintz (from his book: Love Quotes For The Ages).

“Asparagus is the serpent of the vegetable world.” –Jarod Kintz (from his book: This Is The Best Book I’ve Ever Written, And It Still Sucks).

“Vegetables come from the ground. So does my love. Eat it raw.” –Jarod Kintz (from his book: The Titanic Would Never Have Sunk If It Were Made Out Of A Sink).

“Let’s make love in a garden, like a couple of vegetables.” –Jarod Kintz (from his book: Love Quotes For The Ages).

“If mannequins had mustaches, I feel there’d be more love in the world. I’ve recently started growing my own vegetables and clothes.” –Jarod Kintz (from his book: This Book Is NOT FOR SALE!).

“I want to lose weight by eating nothing but moon pies, which have significantly less gravity than earthier foods such as fruits and vegetables.” –Jarod Kintz (from his book: I Want).

And finally, one non-vegetable bonus quote from Jarod Kintz: “I love you because I love you, and if you don’t like it you can use my circular logic as a noose and hang yourself.” JarodKintz.com.