Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nature, America, Regret, Drink

Anne Wilson Schaef
… how important it is to do things in their right time. To “wait with” until things ripen. To listen to nature, which is one of our greatest teachers.

Mary McCarthy
Life for the European is a career; for the American, it is a hazard.

Katherine Mansfield
Make it a rule never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; your can’t build on it; it’s only for wallowing in.

George Saintsbury
It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic liquors have been used by the strongest, wisest, handsomest, and every way best races of all times.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Metaphysics, Academia, Problems, Conversation

Carl Gustav Jung
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.

John C. Maxwell
The problem with most educational institutions is that they try to teach people what to think, not how to think.

Phillip C. McGraw
… while the pain of dealing with your problems is an acute, easy-to-identify pain, the pain of avoiding them is also profound, even if more subtle.

Mignon McLaughlin
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Knowledge, Work, Leadership, Age

Henry Louis Mencken
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.

Jeff MacNelly
A career is a job that has gone on too long.

John C. Maxwell
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

Madeleine L’Engle
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ideas, Wealth, Goals, Women

Nicolas Malebranche
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

J.S. Morrill
Like liberty, gold never stays where it is undervalued.

Benjamin E. Mays
The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

Karl Kraus
Women’s Rights are men’s duties.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Humor, War, Go For It, Service

Golda Meir
Don’t be humble. You’re not that great.

Paul Thomas Mann
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

Stephen Larsen
Say yes to life, even though you know it may devour you.

David J. Schwartz
Put service first and money takes care of itself – always.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Health, Tribal, Fear, Men

John Henry Newman
Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.

Anne Wilson Schaef
Greed and selfishness: These behaviors can destroy a society. In most Native cultures, they are severely punished.

Rudyard Kipling
Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.

Olin Miller
A man who won’t lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happiness, The System, Failure, Marriage

Andre Maurois
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.

Mignon McLaughlin
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Howard W. Newton
When a man blames others for his failures, it’s a good idea to credit others for his successes.

Samuel Johnson
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thomas Jefferson Quotations

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, (i.e., the "business cycle") the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

The parliament is, by corruption, the mere instrument of the will of the administration. The real power … in the government is in the great aristocratic families of the nation.

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gratitude, Society, Expectations, Lying

J. Kenfield Morley
I can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

Norman Kingsley Mailer
The horror of the Twentieth Century is the size of each event and the paucity of its reverberation.

Martin Luther
In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is.

Death, Socialism, Dreams, Love

Paul Thomas Mann
A man’s dying is more the survivor’s affair than his own.

Ludwig von Mises
Aggressors cannot wage total war without socialism.

Doug Firebaugh
What you want in your life occasionally shows up … what you must have … always does.

Alan King
If you want to read about love and marriage you’ve got to buy separate books.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Creativity, Religion, Destiny, Life Style

Jack London
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Herbert J. Miller
This doctrine of the material efficacy of prayer reduces the Creator to a cosmic bellhop of a not very bright or reliable kind.

Liz Greene
I stood at a crossroads and fate came to meet me …

Samuel Johnson
Let me smile with the wise and eat with the rich.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cognition, Media, Degradation, Interactions

Marvin Lee Minsky
No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we aren’t either.

Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Movies in America have not developed advertising intervals simply because the movie itself is the greatest of all forms of advertisement for consumer goods.

Sigmund Freud
I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them, on the whole, are trash.

Henry A. Kissinger
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it’s their fault.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Belief, Government, Decision, Friends

Henry Louis Mencken
The more a man dreams, the less he believes.

Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Politics offers yesterday’s answers to today’s problems.

Andre Paul Guillaume Gide
Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone.

Hugh Kingsmill
Friends are God’s apologies for relatives.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Art, Freedom, Courage, Drink

Henri Matisse
Whoever wishes to devote himself to painting should begin by cutting out his own tongue.

Herman Melville
Freedom is only good as a means; it is no end in itself.

Thomas Fuller
Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.

Henry Mon
Booze may not be the answer, but it helps you to forget the question.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Zen, Education, Change, Conversation

Kahlil Gibran
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Peter McWilliams
If we learned everything there is to know in kindergarten, it was promptly drummed out of us in first grade.

William Edwards Deming
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.

Ben Jonson
Language most shows a man: Speak, that I may see thee.