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Yogi Berra Wisdom

There are many amazing things in the world which can trigger the mind and make you think.  I found the The Temple of Ramasses II at Abu Simbel a very amazing architectural site.  Sometimes things just make you think.  Yogi Berra and his famous sayings also make you think.  Just read a few of these Yogi Berra pearls of wisdom, which are some of the titles of the chapters in his new book and you will see what I mean.

  •  When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It
  •  We Have a Good Time together, Even When We're Not Together.
  •  He's Learning Me All His Experience.
  •  If People Don't Want to Come Out to the Park, Nobody's Going to Stop Them.
  •  Don't Get Me Right, I'm Just Asking.
  •  If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You Might Not Get There.
  •  Ninety Percent of the Game is Half Mental.
  •  Why Buy Good Luggage? You Only Use it When You Travel.
  •  You Can Observe a Lot by Watching.
  •  It's Deja Vu All Over Again.
  •  We Made Too Many Wrong Mistakes.
  •  Little League Baseball Is a Good Thing Because It Keeps the Parents Off the Street and the Kids Out of the House.
  •  A Nickel Ain't Worth a Dime Anymore.
  •  If You Can't Imitate Him, Don't Copy Him.
  •  If I Didn't Wake Up, I'd Still Be Sleeping.
  •  Nobody Goes There Anymore.  It's Too Crowded.
  •  So I'm Ugly.  So What? I Don't Hit with My Face.
  •  Most People Know me By My Face.
  •  I Love the Movies When I Like Them.
  •  We Have Deep Depth.
  •  If the World Were Perfect, It Wouldn't Be.
  •  The Future Ain't What It Used to Be.
  •  Always Go to Other People's Funerals, Otherwise They Won't Go to Yours.

This temple at Abu Simbel was built by Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) in ancient Nubia, where he wished to demonstrate his power and his divine nature. Four colossal (65 feet/20 meters high) statues of him sit in pairs flanking the entrance. The head and torso of the statue to the left of the entrance fell during ancient times, probably the result of an earthquake. This temple faces the east, and Re-Horakhty, one manifestation of the sun god, is shown inside the niche directly above the entrance. The alignment of the temple is such that twice a year the sunís rays reach into the innermost sanctuary to illuminate the seated statues of Ptah, Amun-Re, Ramesses II, and Re- Horakhty.

The temple was cut out of the sandstone cliffs above the Nile River in an area near the Second Cataract. When the High Dam at Aswan was being constructed in the early 1960s, international cooperation assembled funds and technical expertise to move this temple to higher ground so that it would not be inundated by the waters of Lake Nasser.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

 It's not over until it's over.