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Quotes November 09, 2018

By Tom Ricks: 2 Powerful Quotes About Civility From An Iraq War Veteran

“The moral certainty of my rage must be met with humility about the limits of my knowledge.”

“Civility is a style of argument that implicitly welcomes response. It is a display of respect and tolerance, which make clear that you are engaging in a conversation, not delivering a last word.”
Phil Klay

J.M. Opal’s Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law and the American Nation:

“Their enhanced sovereignty required both the degradation of others and a certain kind of chaos in the nation at large: the daily freedoms for some to go armed, to seize lands, to vote, to take offense, and to threaten; the daily demands on others to retire, to hide, to bear quietly, and to forgive.”

Quotes December 09, 2017

“I know that the writer does call up the general and maybe the essential through the particular, but this general and essential is still deeply embedded in mystery. It is not answerable to any of our formulas.”
The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor
“Whatever creates or increases happiness or some part of happiness, we ought to do; whatever destroys or hampers happiness, or gives rise to its opposite, we ought not to do.”
Aristotle, Rhetoric
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
Carl Jung, Schiller’s Ideas on the Type Problem, in Collected Work of C. G Jung
“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Remarks at the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference, November 14, 1957”
“Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.”
William James, The Principles of Psychology
“Sight is often reinforced by the other senses. A rose looks different when you can smell it. A ballroom looks different when you can hear music. Whenever I saw the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, I would be apt to play the ‘Marseillaise’ in my mind, and the monument somehow seemed grander and more real.”
Henry Grunwald, Twilight: Losing Sight, Gaining Insight

“I have not been inordinately materialistic, but I am attached to my house, to my inherited belongings, and to the things that I have chosen for myself. All these objects add complexity to my emotional ties to the people with whom I have shared, and share, my life, and to my aspirations for myself.”
Ann Truitt, Turn: The Journal of an Artist

“Probably one can say that all beautiful, noble, or brilliant works are of use, or that everything that proves to be useful or beneficial has its own beauty.”
Isak Dineson, July 29, 1929
“There is another side of Kanchenjunga and of every mountain—the side that has never been photographed and turned into postcards. That is the only side worth seeing.”
Thomas Merton, The Other Side of the Mountain: Journal volume 7
Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin and The Moment of Happiness Project

Quotes December 07, 2017

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Douglas Adams,
People will always try to stop you doing the right thing if it is unconventional.
Warren Buffett,
Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.
Amit Ray,
writer and spiritual teacher
Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.
Desire is this absurdity that holds open the infinity of possibility.
Wendy Farley,
Each day is the scholar of yesterday.
Publilius Syrus,
Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
writer and statesman

Quotes December 06, 2017

“The man who is prepared has his battle half fought.”
Miguel De Cervantes
“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”
Pema Chodron
“Be there. Be open. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive. This is what it means to love.”
Lori Deschene
“The don’t-know mind… doesn’t fear, has no wish to control or foresee, steps off the cliff of the moment with absolute trust that the next step will land somewhere, and the next step somewhere else, and the feet will take us wherever we need to go.”
Byron Katie
“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”
Roberto Assagioli
“All that I seek is already in me. “
Louise Hay
“We’ve all heard the saying, stop and smell the roses. But it would be far better to be the gardener who grows the roses and lives with them constantly.”
Deepak Chopra
“Remember that there is no magic wand that can take away the pain and grief. The best any of us can do is to be there and be supportive.”
Marilyn Mendoza
You will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles, a delight in climbing rugged paths, which you would perhaps never know if you did not sometime slip backward.
Helen Keller,
writer and activist
“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.”
Joseph Murphy
“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.”
Brené Brown
“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
Steve Maraboli
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
“Sometimes walking away is the only option because you finally respect yourself enough to know that you deserve better.”

Quotes December 04, 2017

Courtesy of theCHIVE:
Intelligent minds presume their own ignorance. Ignorant minds presume their own intelligence.
Raising a child is basically a race against time to see if you can teach a tiny animal everything they need to know in order to avoid going to jail in under 18 years.
If it was actually possible to project a bat signal onto clouds the nights sky would be awash with advertisements in every city.
We complain that things are always expensive, but when sold cheap we assume that it’s automatically defective or fake.
Referring to your employees as “family” is the corporate equivalent to telling a prostitute you love her.
What if Stephen Hawking’s computer got hacked a long time ago and nothing he says is really him?
A child is the most expensive thing you can get for free.
Cold coffee is the same temperature as warm beer.
When you get half a pickle with your sandwich, you are sharing a pickle with a stranger.
Candy corn is just corn turned into corn syrup then back into corn.
Our fingers have fingertips, but our toes don’t have toetips. However, we can still tiptoe, but cannot tipfinger.
If and when colonization on Mars is successful, the path that Curiosity has taken will likely become a tourist destination like the freedom trail in Boston
Considering the health issues associated with sitting in one place for too long, ADHD is probably an evolutionary defense mechanism in response to our society.
Everybody’s lips were probably so f**king chapped during the Ice Age.
A 5-second un-skippable ad seems far more annoying than a 30 second ad you can skip after 5 seconds.

Quotes December 03, 2017

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann,
educational reformer

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Winston Churchill,
prime minister
At the end of our life our questions are simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?
Jack Kornfield
As long as I’m alive, I will continue to try to understand more because the work of the heart is never done.
Muhammad Ali
True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.
Alek Wek
We did not weave the web of life. We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
Chief Seattle
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves.
Anatole France,

The measure of leadership is not the quality of the head, but the tone of the body. The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers.
Max De Pree,
businessman and writer
“The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.”
Thomas Jefferson, 1774
Smile baby.
You’re alive.
You’ve got options.
Sonya Teclai

Quotes November 30, 2017



Quotes November 29, 2017

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
Mahatma Gandhi
You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.
Anne Lamott
If you respect nature, nature will respect you. It is that simple.
Tenzing Bodosa
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Stephen Covey,
educator and speaker
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.
Frank Crane,
minister and columnist
The only way to change other people’s minds is with affection, and not anger.
Dalai Lama
My generation is now the door to memory. That is why I am remembering.
Joy Harjo
Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir
To learn that the most practical thing in life is to be idealistic is an enormous gift.
Godfrey Reggio
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.
Steve Irwin
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
For me, nostalgia is an involuntary emotion. I think it’s just a natural human response to loss.
Michael Chabon
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.
What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
Be like the bamboo. The higher you grow, the deeper you bow.
Chinese Proverb
Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves.
Bessel van der Kolk

Quotes November 28, 2017

“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

“It is all a question of weeding out what you yourself like best to do, so that you can live most agreeably in a world full of an increasing number of disagreeable surprises.”
M.F.K. Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf
“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage
“To have the management of the mind is a great art, and it may be attained in a considerable degree by experience and habitual exercise…Let him take a course of chemistry, or a course of rope-dance, or a course of any thing to which he is inclined at the time. Let him contrive to have as many retreats for his mind as he can, as many things to which it can fly from itself.”
Samuel Johnson in James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson
True happiness is impossible without idleness.
Anton Chekhov,
We are all wise in capacity, though so few in energy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Your actions need to catch up to your responsibilities.
Senator Richard Burr (Republican, North Carolina)
“Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it.”
Twyla Tharp
“But what is work and what is not work? Is it work to dig, to carpenter, to plant trees, to fell trees, to ride, to fish, to hunt, to feed chickens, to play the piano, to take photographs, to build a house, to cook, to sew, to trim hats, to mend motor bicycles? All of these things are work to somebody, and all of them are play to somebody. There are in fact very few activities which cannot be classed either as work or play according as you choose to regard them.”
George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier
“The only cure [for envy] in the case of ordinary men and women is happiness, and the difficulty is that envy is itself a terrible obstacle to happiness.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

“I don’t know who I am or who I was. I know it less than ever. I do and I don’t identify myself with myself. Everything is totally contradictory, but maybe I have remained exactly as I was as a small boy of twelve.”
Giacometti, in Giacometti: A Biography by James Lord

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
Fred “Mr.” Rogers

Quotes November 27, 2017

Courtesy of The Chive:
Sometimes the only reason I stop scrolling is because I’ve accidentally pressed the back button and can’t be bothered finding my place a million posts down again. Might as well go to sleep then.
There should be a reality show where flat-earthers have to find the edge of the world.
During an earthquake, flat earthers could refer to the earth as a floppy disk.
We let many filmmakers switch genres from film to film with no problem, but when bands switch genres from album to album we don’t know what to make of it.
As much as I use my smart phone I don’t think I have ever seen it in any of my dreams.
It’s 2017, any place that charges a convenience fee to pay bills online is just an asshole. .
Taking candy from a baby would actually be a responsible thing to do.
Scratch tickets should have prices that end in 99 cents so you have a penny to scratch them off with.
Taking dating advice from attractive people is like taking finance advice from someone who won the lottery.

If dogs actually played poker they’d be awful at bluffing. Their tails would give them away.
Whenever people compliment the clothes I’m wearing, I instantly look down because I’ve forgotten what I put on that morning.
Today I realized, the only reason I have the same job, is because of the inconvenience of finding another.

Our ability to swallow down the wrong pipe, and almost choke out ourselves, may be the biggest design flaw of the human body.
I wish horses knew that every time we pass them we say, “Ooh look, horses.”
Why do love songs keep citing Romeo and Juliet? Their love only lasted 3 days and killed 6 people.

Mosquitoes are essentially used, flying, dirty needles.
Nothing is more of a lose-lose than being a doomsday predictor.