Today is Wednesday so I remembered to have my $2 ready for my copy of Outreach Connection, the newspaper sold to support the homeless and unemployed.
I look forward now to seeing Mr. Singh’s gap-toothed smile as I emerge from the subway Wednesday mornings.
How often do you get that bright-eyed grin that tells you instantly that someone’s happy to see you. Someone besides your Mom, that is.
It’s very nice. I think I’ll try to do the same for someone else today….
Mr. Singh picks out a quote each week that appears on the front page along with his picture. Here’s the quote of the day:
“If you take a dog that is starving and feed him and make him prosperous, that dog will not bite you. This is the primary difference between a dog and a man.”
— Mark Twain
Other memorable Mark Twainisms:
“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.”
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
And my personal favourite:
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
— Mark Twain