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    Teach a man to fish

    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. - Confucius? Ted G. Sheridan?

    1. What is the correct quote?
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    Re: Teach a man to fish

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. - Confucius? Ted G. Sheridan?

    1. What is the correct quote?
    2. The author?
    1. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

    2. Confucius, K'ung Fu-tzu, K'ung-tzu, Kong Zi, Kong Qiu, Zhong Ni
    Circa 551 - 479

    All the best, :D

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    Re: Teach a man to fish

    Thanks a lot. I'll have to go back to my school texts to see how Confucius said it in Chinese. Am impressed with your knowledge of his many names in Chinese.

    BMO

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    Cassie is cool.

    But BMO,
    "Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself." :D

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    Re: Teach a man to fish

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Thanks a lot. I'll have to go back to my school texts to see how Confucius said it in Chinese. Am impressed with your knowledge of his many names in Chinese.

    BMO
    I found the names online; I am studying Chinese, though. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Cassie is cool.

    But BMO,
    "Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself." :D
    Give a man a fish and he'll ask for a lemon. Teach a man to fish and he'll leave work early on Friday.

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    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will go out and buy expensive fishing equipment, stupid-looking
    clothes, a sports utility vehicle, travel 1,000 miles to the "hottest" fishing
    hole, and stand waist deep in cold water just so he can outsmart a
    fish. Average cost per fish: $395.68. Give a man a fish then!

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    Give Bill Gates a fish, and hell buy some tartar sauce to go with it. Teach Bill Gates to fish, and hell build a tartar sauce factory and eventually corner the market. The tartar sauce wont be as good as some other tartar sauce, but people wont mind, theyll just think that that faint hint of mercury is how tartar sauce is supposed to taste.

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    "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.
    Teach a man to fish, feed him his entire life."

    Give a man a fish? What fish? Trout? Scrod? Herring? Fresh-water? Salt-water? Pickled? Could you be more specific? Can one fish feed a man for an entire day? Depends on the fish I guess. We need clarification. And come to think of it -- what man? Who is this guy?

    Now about this 'teaching a man to fish' nonsense. I don't have time to teach a man to fish. I have enough crap going on in my life. I have bills to pay. I don't need the increased responsibility of running a fishing class for grown-ass men who don't have fish.

    There are a lot of tricks to fishing too. Selecting the right pole, the right reel, fishing line, hooks, bait. It's complicated! And he's going to have to put down a deposit in case he breaks something. Does he have a credit card? I'm not getting stuck with repairs. What am I, UNICEF? I should run a background check to make sure he isn't likely to cut my throat with a paring knife.

    And I have to be honest; I don't know squat about fishing. I was raised in the city. My dad used to take me to museums, not lakes. We went fishing once. We didn't catch anything so we went to Vons. Grilled up some T-bone steaks instead.

    But let's pretend I know how to fish. I'm a regular fishing expert. Where's this guy gonna go fishing? He's going to have to arrange for transportation. "...Teach a man to drive, get him to his destination his entire life." That's a little better. I can teach a man to drive. But what, I gotta rent him a car now too? Screw 'im!

    About the best thing I can do for this guy is to teach him how to pick out a fish. You want a fresh fish - that's rule #1. It shouldn't smell. If it smells, the fish isn't fresh. Fresh fish should be kept on ice -- they go bad quickly. You also want a fish that's been cleaned, unless you already know how to clean it. Does this man know how to clean a fish? Oh, he knows how to clean a fish, but he doesn't know how to catch one? That's the trouble with today's educational system. They teach you half of what you need to know. That's not my problem.

    This guy should become a vegetarian. In sixty-seconds I can teach him how to catch a celery.

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    Thanks, cass and blacknomi, very interesting.

    BMO

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    Thank you, too. :D

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    You are studying or learning Chinese?

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    It get one's hands full for the next twenty years...

    FRC

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