Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quote of the Day -- James Dean

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
-- James Dean

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Paul Bowles

Another important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.
-- Paul Bowles

Monday, November 27, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Joseph Coughlin

Aging well is not about finding a place to rest. It’s about living in a place that pulls and pushes you out of your rocking chair. 
-- Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Josephine Tey

Tomes have been written trying to define the criminal, but it is a very simple definition after all. The criminal is a person who makes the satisfaction of his own immediate personal wants the mainspring of his actions. You can't cure him of his egotism, but you can make the indulgence of it not worth his while. Or almost not worth his while.
-- Josephine Tey, from The Franchise Affair

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Carrie Fisher

Resentment is like drinking a poison and then waiting for the other person to die.
-- Carrie Fisher (but attribution is fuzzy)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

From the Economist -- About Mugabe's Fall

There are two morals to draw from Mr Mugabe's long, ignominious career. The first is that bad policies, corruptly implemented, can wreck a country with alarming speed and go on wrecking it long after you would have thought there was nothing left.

The second moral is that, for all its disappointments, democracy remains the best antidote for bad rulers.
-- The Economist; Nov 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Francois de La Roçhefoucauld

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
-- Francois de La Roçhefoucauld

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Paul Theroux

Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
-- Paul Theroux

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Quote of the Day -- George Santayana

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
-- George Santayana

Friday, November 10, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
-- Adam Smith

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quote of the Day -- George Sand

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness—simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.
-- George Sand

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Quote of the Day -- John Maynard Keynes

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
-- John Maynard Keynes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Quote of the Day -- Oscar Wilde

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
-- Oscar Wilde