Aug. 13th, 2002

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JAMES: one who supplants.

JAMES m /JAYMZ/ English, Biblical
English form of JACOB which comes to us via the Latin form Jacomus. In the New Testament James is an important apostle, the brother of the apostle John. The Book of Acts states that he was beheaded by Herod Agrippa. Another James is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.

JACOB m /JAY-kub/ English, Dutch, Scandinavian
"to hold the heel" or "supplanter" from the Hebrew name Ya'akov. The biblical Jacob (later called Israel) was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel. He was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel.

supplant
1. To trip up. "Supplanted, down he fell."
2. To remove or displace by stratagem; to displace and take the place of; to supersede; as, a rival supplants another in the favor of a mistress or a prince. "Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend." (Bp. Fell)
3. To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of. "You never will supplant the received ideas of God." (Landor)
Synonym: To remove, displace, overpower, undermine, overthrow, supersede.

Origin: F. Supplanter, L. Supplantare to trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. Plant.
Source: Websters Dictionary
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Reading Peoples quotes pages...

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

A laugh is a terrible weapon.
- Kate O'Brien

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov

There are moments when, no matter the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
- "Les Miserables"

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
- Roy Croft

Memorize quotes. They're useful in ending and winning arguments. Then again, so are semi-automatic weapons.
- Tony Detharidge

You will either die on the gallows or of a loathsome disease.
- John Montague (to John Wilkes)
That depends on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress.
- John Wilkes, in reply

All parts should go back together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can't get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.
- IBM maintenance manual, 1925

The nice thing about masturbation is that you don't have to dress up for it.
- Truman Capote

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
- Lloyd Alexander, “The Prydain Chronicles”

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
- G. K. Chesterton

Argh!

Aug. 13th, 2002 08:59 pm
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just read this quote
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I have lived nearly fifty years, and I have seen life as it is. Pain, misery, hunger... cruelty beyond belief. I have heard the singing from taverns and the moans from bundles of filth on the streets. I have been a soldier and seen my comrades fall in battle... or die more slowly under the lash in Africa. I have held them in my arms at the final moment. These were men who saw life as it is, yet they died despairing. No glory, no gallant last words... only their eyes filled with confusion, whimpering the question: “Why?” I do not think they asked why they were dying, but why they had lived. When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams - this may be madness. To seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
- Don Quioxite, “The Man of La Mancha”
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I know this from somewhere else, as well as Quioxite... from a song or sonething... but I can't remember! gah!
if I can't remember i'll try and google it up tomorrow...

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