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.

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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. 

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010


From Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844 – 1900)

And if you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

But only after buying flowers and taking it to dinner.

Photo Credit: Janusz Gawron

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


From R.K. Narayan, novelist (1906-2001)

You become writer by writing. It is a yoga.

But you need an agent if you want to get paid for it.

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Monday, October 4, 2010


From Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.

That's just how it works when you fight zombies.

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Friday, October 1, 2010


From Nicolas Caussin, preacher and moralist (1583-1651)

It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven.

I'm sorry. Who did you say you were, again?

Photo credit: Wouter Otto