[Ads-l] Proverb: Build a man a fire?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 1 01:30:51 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM, GUY LETOURNEAU Owner <
guy1656 at centurylink.net> wrote:

> "Build a man a fire and he is warm for a night;
> set a man afire and he is warm for the rest of his life!"

That makes better sense than that counter-factual crap about teaching
somebody to fish who's too mentally-challenged to figure out fishing for

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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