Wednesday January 20,2010:
"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it"
-I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize, that what you heard was not what I meant
He did something different - he actually listened to people.
"…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes)
God Jesus freedom of choice united we stand for all humanity separated life arms our children feed teach hate
Great quotes DS.
"Blowing out someone elses candle does not make yours brighter"
"To improve your rate of success, increase your rate of failure"
Not sure who's quotes they are though.
"The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true."
"Sometimes your best move is blocked by your own checkers"
-Really Important stuff my Kids have taught me
Those who shout loudest about the crimes of others do so to conceal their own crimes.....
Who you are when no one is looking is who you really are.
"Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble."
"Evil is unspectacular and always human,
And shares our bed and eats at our own table"
W. H. Auden
Yours too wrenfrost56
I thought it was Politically Incorrect to call women evil now a days????
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth," Oscar Wilde
It is more blissful to live without thinking than to think without living.
"Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it." Mark Twain
Not very uplifting until you feel with pride that this isn't speaking of you.
It is not enough to love life and ponder upon its meaning.... but TO LIVE IT! .... Shazwellyn Quote x
even ugly people are beautiful inside... Joe Strummer of the Clash x
If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.
Don't miss the donut by looking through the hole and
You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
When you're being too deep, you can't see what's on the surface.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
- William Shakespeare
"Just pissin in the wind and its blowin all on my friend"
Jerry Jeff Walker
"Well, I decided that I'd get my cowboy hat
and go down to Marble Arch Station.
'Cause when a Texan fancies, he'll take his chances.
Chances will be taken, that's for sure."
London Homesick Blues Gary P. Nunn
"Drop-kick me, Jesus, through the goalposts of life,
End over end, neither left nor to right.
Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
Drop-kick me, Jesus, through the goalposts of life."
Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing - for life itself is a writer's love until death.
- Edna Ferber
"Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach."
(1612-1672, British puritan poet)
I also read this was a quote from Benjamin Franklin. Don't know which is correct.
one that has me mesmerized right now is, strangely, from the bible.
its from psalms, i'm too lazy to look up what chapter and verse.
be still and know that "I" am god.
on simple sentence speaks volumes, though when i devoured the bible on a daily basis passages like these didn't have near the same impact.
I'm probably being redundant, but I tell this quote of my father's when I get the opportunity--
"Trust none of what you hear and only half of what you see."
"out of clutter, find simplicity;
from discord, find harmony;
in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.
A timely one from my $15.00 Valentine's hub
"The life and love we create is the life and love we live. "
But I especially love the Goethe quote above...
Or try this one for your Valentine...
"We are, each of us angels with only one wing: and we can only fly by embracing one another."
Luciano de Crescenzo
Thursday January 21,2010
"The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind." French writer François de la Rochefoucauld.
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." Philosopher Kahlil Gibran
Love me for a reason, let the reason be love -
You cannot fix a problem with the same mind that created the problem to begin with.
Make hay when the sun shines...
Do fraud until you get caught....
Do both of them go hand in hand?
From My Hub:
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone"
Harriet Beecher Stowe
From My Hub:
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love." Washington Irving
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” by Charles R.Swindoll.
"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed." Herman Melville.
Teaching behavior will not change behavior. True doctrine, understood, will changes behavior.
"I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to."
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
"There is no fear when one expects to be betrayed. What's truly terrifying is when betrayal is unexpected. "
-Aizen Souske (Bleach Anime)
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