Words of Wisdom:

"meh...life...who cares...?" - Gon_b


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Amazing thoughts

We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, "Beauty" (1860).
Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Advertisements for Myself, "First Advertisement for Myself" (1959).
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain, U.S. Author (1835-1910)
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
William Arthur Ward
Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Albert Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Henry Emerson Fosdick
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) [Sand and Foam]
My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.
From "My November Guest", Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failures.
Edward Eggleston
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
Jonathan Kozol
Show me a man with both feet on the ground, and I'll show you a man who can't put his pants on.
Arthur K. Watson
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.
Arthur Koestler
Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Mark Twain, U.S. Author (1835-1910)
O senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm and yet will make Gods by the dozen!
Michel de Montaigne...


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