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Quotes November 22, 2016

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
writer and lecturer

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

“‘Enough’ is a feast
Buddhist proverb

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
Robert Quillen

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
Eckhart Tolle

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”
Frank A. Clark

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”
Gerald Good

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Melody Beattie

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.”
Michael Josephson

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.”
Charles Schwab

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”
Gertrude Stein

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
Henri Frederic Amiel

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Willie Nelson

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.”
Naomi Williams

“One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
John Wooden

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”
Alfred North Whitehead

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
A.A. Milne

“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.”
Steve Maraboli

“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”
Neal A. Maxwell

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”
John E. Southard

“I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.”
Mike Ericksen

“Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.”
Stephen Richards

“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.”
Robert Braathe

“They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.”
Tom Perrotta

“Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.”
Raheel Farooq

“Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.”
Tom Hopkins

“In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Quotes November 21, 2016

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.
Albert Einstein,
theoretical physicist



Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Carl Schurz, 1829-1906



“Grief is healthy and it is healing.”
Richard Moss



Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Robert Browning, 1812-1889



The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad,



Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973



“It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre




“What if you were as comfortable with possibility as you are with problems?
Tonya Leigh

Quotes November 20, 2016

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke

Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.
Carlos Fuentes

The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.

Kindness is a trait that people never fail to undervalue.
J. K. Rowling

Quotes November 19, 2016



“The way in which people miss their opportunities is melancholy.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Solitary Summer

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Slumbering in every human being lies an infinity of possibilities, which one must not arouse in vain. For It is terrible when the whole man resonates with echoes and echoes, none becoming a real voice.”
Elias Canetti, Notes from Hampstead

“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Quotes November 17, 2016

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”
Charles Richards

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
Thomas Watson,
corporate leader

“Unless someone like you cares a whole lot,
it’s not going to get better. It’s not.”
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”
Heather Schuck

A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.
Walt Disney,
cartoonist, film producer and business magnate

Trump doesn’t need this job. He probably regrets running. He is the proverbial dog that caught the car.
Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner

Quotes November 16, 2016

My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur,
chemist and microbiologist

“Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to[…]  It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention.”
Harriet G. Lerner, The Dance of Anger

It takes two to manage the relationship, but it takes one to begin the change.
Sheri E. Ragland

“Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.”
Jean de La Bruyère

“And there was, in those Ipswich years, for me at least, a raw educational component; though I used to score well in academic tests, I seemed to know very little of how the world worked and was truly grateful for instruction, whether it was how to stroke a backhand, mix a martini, use a wallpaper steamer, or do the Twist. My wife, too, seemed willing to learn. Old as we must have looked to our children, we were still taking lessons, in how to be grown-up.”
John Updike, Self-Consciousness

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Terry Tempest Williams

“I meant, I have said, to climb the Matterhorn. Why? Let’s say because I was there. No: I’m being flip. I meant to climb the Matterhorn because to climb it was for me so improbable. For too many years now I had failed to surprise myself, to reach beyond my grasp.”
Geoffrey Wolff, A Day at the Beach, “Matterhorn”

Quotes November 14, 2016

Love can hope where reason would despair.
George Lord Lyttleton

At its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher, and with the subject you are teaching.
Parker Palmer

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
Saint Francis de Sales, 1567-1622

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
Daniel H. Burnham, 1846-1912

By assaulting nature, we raise the odds that we will assault each other. By bringing nature into our lives, we invite humility.
Richard Louv

Quotes November 12, 2016

“Be kind to judgmental people.
They are judging themselves the most, and that ain’t no easy life.”
Cleo Wade

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde,
writer and civil rights activist

Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care,
The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.
William Shakespeare

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
Oscar Wilde

If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Harold Coffin

If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means.
Heber J. Grant

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Doug Larson


If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

Quotes November 11, 2016

“Here we are, probably the most educated generation in history, and somewhere along the line it’s like we never figured out what we were supposed to do with all the stuff we know. If they’d told me that it’s basically about being able to get a good job, I think I would have said, ‘That’s it? A job? You mean maybe I ought to learn how to do something I can get paid for.’
John Lescroart
The Fall

“Silence is a strange thing to us who live: we desire it, we fear it, we worship it, we hate it. There is a divinity about cats, as long as they are silent: the silence of swans gives them an air of legend.”
Keith Douglas, Alamein to Zem Zem

“There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing.”
Mary McCarthy, “The Vita Activa”, The New Yorker, October 18, 1958

“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now … with its aches and its pleasures … is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
Pema Chodron

“I think that it is useless to fight directly against natural weakness. One has to force oneself to act as though one did not have them in circumstances where a duty makes it imperative; and in the ordinary course of life one has to know these weaknesses, prudently take them into account, and strive to turn them to good purpose; for they are all capable of being put to some good purpose.”
Simone Weil, Waiting for God

Quotes November 10, 2016

Possibly Offensive, NSFW  I only know Rick through Facebook.
It’s that time. Our vocabulary is getting stale. It’s just so lame ta use all these words that we got. So we gotta get new words. Cause words are cool! So time ta open up the “RICTIONARY”.


CAN’TAGONIZER: One who gets mad at you when you tag them in a post.

PEZTICLE: You need the X-Rated version for this.

SLAPPITIZER: What you get before the knuckle sandwich.

GWEIRDO: 1) A person who is gay. But he’s weird too. 2) Your weird Italian friend.

DORKASARUS: An old person who is a dork.

DENOGGINATED: When you’ve lost your head.

UNSWIVELIZED: Something that’s so screwed up, and people can’t wrap their head around it.

SLITDIOT: Those flaky two faced friends.

DEFAGGOTIZE: When people try to get the gay out of your life. Like they think they can exorcise the demon or something.

DOUCHFAG: A Gay jerk.

That’s a review. And update on the RICTIONARY. Hope you are a fan of and totally get RICKCITED with a RICKSPLOSION when you read. Because a mind is a great thing ta grow.


In any event, we’ll keep ya posted if more words sprout from the vast universe of the imagination and leap from this enchanting text called ” The RICTIONARY “.

Until Then…
Stay Lovely My Sweethearts and Friends.
Your Rockin Rick Kaiser (Rickster)
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