jennywren: (oak tree)
( Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 11:21 pm)
For money you can have everything it is said. No that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money. -Arne Garborg, writer (1851-1924)

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -Rumi

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves. Pema Chodron

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity." --Christopher Morley

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. -Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up you get a lot of scum on the top. -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you... In spring, summer and fall, people sort of have an open season on each other; only in winter can you hve longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." Ruth Stout

"Books to the ceiling
Books to the sky
My piles of books are a mile high.
How I love them!
How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!"
--Arnold Lobel

"It's always the old to lead us to the war
Always the young to fall" -- Phil Ochs

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. -Carl Schurz

If you are at the edge of an abyss, the only progressive step is backwards. William Sloane Coffin

"If your idea is good, then you should write it. If you're not a good enough writer to do it justice, then get better. Write other things until you're good enough." --Neil Gaiman

Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. -Miguel de Unamuno, philosopher and writer (1864-1936)

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -Anne Bradstreet

Knowing what / Thou knowest not / Is in a sense / Omniscience. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

"In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them." John von Neumann, mathematician (1903 - 1957)

"I hope that history will present me with maybe two words. One is peace. The other is human rights." - Jimmy Carter


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