Thursday, December 16, 2010


From Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

That, and maybe winning the lottery.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


From Voltaire (1694 - 1778), writer and philosopher

If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we will find something new.

Except when cleaning the refrigerator. Then we get old and unpleasant.

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Monday, December 13, 2010


From J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973), author
One ring to rule them all,
One ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them.

Kind of like an MLM.

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Friday, December 10, 2010


From Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet (1772-1834)

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions--the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

Maybe, but I'll take money and power, instead.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010


From Plato, philosopher (427-347 BCE)

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of discussion.

Because there's nothing like playing sports to reveal the competitive jerk you really are.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


From Colin Wilson, (1931 - ) writer and philosopher

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

Use the Force, Luke.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010


From Edward Bulwer-Lytton, writer (1803-1873)

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

Which is why cannibals have better taste than zombies. They eat hearts, not brains.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Spanish Proverb

On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.

Which is why we need baggage check.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010


From Miguel de Cervantes, novelist and poet (1547 - 1616)

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.

The other half is knowing how to shoot straight.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


From Helen Keller, author and activist (1880 - 1968)

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

And eventually go blind from retinal damage.

Wait ... maybe that's what she wanted to happen ...

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Thursday, November 18, 2010


From Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), Nobel Prize winning author and philosopher.

Integrity has no need of rules.

Which is why Integrity is serving 30 years to life.

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Monday, November 1, 2010


From Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Wanting is not enough; we must have money.

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Friday, October 29, 2010


From Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894), novelist and poet
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

Because after the affair, she gets the house.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


From Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894), novelist and poet

Death is conquered by the memories we leave in the minds of the living.

Either that or good medical care.

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Friday, October 22, 2010


From Charan Singh, mystic (1916-1990)

Man's life does not commence in the womb and never ends in the grave.

Unless, of course, you're buried alive.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010


Knowledge is just opinion that you trust enough to act upon.

I just wish you weren't so opinionated.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


From Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

A man may be very industrious, and yet not spend his time well.

Kind of like you're doing, right now.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010


From the Dalai Lama

In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.

Which is why we keep getting mugged.

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Monday, October 18, 2010


From the Dalai Lama.

Every person you meet is changed by the meeting. You alone have the power to determine how.

I just wish you hadn't chosen to meet with me.

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Friday, October 15, 2010


From Antoine de Saint-Exupery, writer and aviator (1900 - 1944)

It is only with the heart that one sees rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

Unless you understand physiology. Then it's eyes for seeing, all the way.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010


From Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

But 2:30 AM is always be too early.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


From Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

That and someone to pay off our student loans.

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Monday, October 11, 2010


Epitaph on the grave of Matilda Joslyn Gage, suffragist, abolitionist (1826-1898)

There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven -- That word is liberty.

It would have been fruit pie, but that's two words.

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Friday, October 8, 2010


From Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)

A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once.

Until the restraining order was issued.

Photo credit: Steve Todey

Thursday, October 7, 2010


From Hal Borland, journalist (1900-1978)
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Knowing weeds, I can appreciate herbicides. 

Photo credit: Lars Sundstrom