"He has just enough knowledge to be dangerous."
- Troy E. Bond
"Beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there lies a field --- I'll meet you there."
"There's ALWAYS time to do what you really want to do!"
- Sue McPhee
Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that 5 minutes' conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve. An arc in the movement of a large intellect does not sensibly differ from a straight line. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
"Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure "good" government; it simply insures that it will work well. But such governments are rare - most people want to run things but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the "backseat-driver syndrome."
- Robert A. Heinlein
" We each define our god, and from this definition, we set the criteria for self-love."
- Marjorie A. Neufer
"There are two basic rules to being human.
Rule number one: Human beings want nothing more than to contribute to other human beings.
Rule number two: Human beings will not tolerate being contributed to."
- Zanne Marie Gray
I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
If you can't stand solitude,..... maybe you bore others, too.
-"The Lion", Lions Club International
The reasonable man accomodates himself to the ways of the world. The unreasonable man attempts to get the world to accomodate itself to his ways. Progress depends on unreasonable men.
-G. B. Shaw
"Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am the master of my fate and captain of my soul."
Always remember there are certain people who set their watches by your clock.
Arnold's Laws of Documentation:
--- If it should exist, it doesn't.
--- If it does exist, it's out of date.
--- Only documentation for useless programs transcends the first two laws.
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
-- Charles A. Beard
"What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger" - Albert Camus
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. - Les Brown
I must go beyond logic -- The world functions in divine order. - author unknown
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the
arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat. If he wins he
knows the thrills of high achievement. And even if he fails at
least his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory or defeat."
- John F. Kennedy
He who would be well taken care of must take care of himself.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Francis Bacon
Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the
stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin
To live the life is
To be no cause of grief to anyone.
To be kind to all people and love them with a pure spirit.
Should opposition or injury happen to us, to bear it, to be as kind as ever we can be and through all to love the people. Should calamity exist in the greatest degree to rejoice, for these are the gifts and favors of God.
To be silent concerning the faults of others, to pray for them and to help them, through kindness, to correct their faults.
To look always at the good and not at the bad. If a man has ten good qualities and one bad one, to look at the ten and forget the one. And if a man has ten bad qualities and one good one, to look at the one and forget the ten.
Never to allow ourselves to speak one unkind word about another, even though that other be our enemy.
To do all our deeds in kindness.
To cut our hearts from ourselves and from the world.
To be humble.
To be servants of each other, and to know that we are less than anyone else.
To be as one soul in many bodies; for the more we love each other, the nearer we shall be to God; but to know that our love, our unity, our obedience must not be by confession, but of reality.
To act with cautiousness and wisdom.
To be truthful.
To be hospitable.
To be reverent.
To be cause of healing for every sick one, a comforter for every sorrowful one, a pleasant water for every thirsty one, a heavenly table for every hungry one, a star to every horizon, a light for every camp, a herald to everyone who yearns for the kingdom of God.
- Abdu'l - Baha
"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical
concept of animals..
In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.
They are not brethren, they are underlings; they are other nations; caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth."
- Henry Beston
"Before the 'Fall,' before the storm,
And ere before our spirits first took form,
There was a Plan, a checkered Game
And we were formed- so we became
The pawns in bodies-on Life's Board."
- Clare Marfell-Harris
"There is nothing truly hidden, But what is not
- Enigma of the Bards
"The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the garden." - Unknown
"If you call it a stick, you affirm it. If you call it
not a stick, you negate it. Beyond affirmation and negation, what
would you call it?"
"If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will only see His
- Hari Dass Baba
True power is any expression of self that comes through
compassion. Self expression without compassion is manipulation
and control. Compassion without expression is delusion and
- Zanne Marie Gray
I didn't believe in reincarnation in my last life either!
"Armies can be resisted, but not an idea who's time has come."
"I came here to live my life out loud".
"When a monk goes into a tavern, the tavern becomes his
cell, and when the haunter of taverns goes into a cell, that cell
becomes his tavern."
"The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is
like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell."
- Simone Weil
I don't care what they say about me, as long as they mention my name. (Mae West)
"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."--William James
If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
A half truth is a whole lie.
"Success is in the way you walk the paths of life each day. It is in the little things you do, and in the things you say.
Success is not in getting rich, or rising to high fame. It's not only in winning goals, which people all hope to claim.
Success is being big of heart and clean and broad in mind. It's being faithful to your friends, and to the strangers, kind. It's in the children whom you love, and all they learn from you. Success depends on character, and everything you do."
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think they'll hate you.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins-- not through strength but by perserverance.
-H. Jackson Brown
"A Father's Book of Wisdom", Rutledge Hill
When the outcome of a meeting is to have another meeting, it has been a lousy meeting.
-Herbert Clark Hoover
Why not move the political conventions to one of the winter months so all that hot air won't go to waste?
It isn't what you know that counts, it's what you think of in time.
"Trapped within the boundries of ones own shadows."
This is a qoute I wrote when I was in college. I found myself in constant termoil with myself and my thoughts. I often felt alone. I had come to realize that these feelings that I had and the feelings we all have inside ourselves are of our own creation. Thought I would share this with you.
Mark L. D'Aquin
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.
-Senator Eugene McCarthy
I would like to be allowed to admire a man's opinion as I would his dog - without being expected to take it home with me.
-Frank A. Clark
Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless- it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
To love is to be vulnerable.
"The Four Loves", (Fount Paperbacks)
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
We make a mistake assessing an election campaign as if we were judging a prize fight- focusing only on the skills of the contestants and what is happening in the ring.
An election more resembles the process at an art auction. To determine whether bidders will prefer a Rembrandt or a Picasso, you need to factor in the taste of the customers- their beliefs, their values. Indeed, the value of a painting- or the quality of a candidate- lies in the beholder.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
Mason to Dixon: 'You gotta draw the line someplace.'
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
-Peter F. Drucker
Don't LOOK at anything in a physics lab.
Don't TASTE anything in a chemistry lab.
Don't SMELL anything in a biology lab.
Don't TOUCH anything in a medical lab.
and, most importantly,
Don't LISTEN to anything in a philosophy department.
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