Sunday, March 31, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Oscar Wilde

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. 
-- Oscar Wilde

Friday, March 29, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Quote of the Day -- E.M. Forster

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
-- E.M. Forster

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Quote of the Day -- L. R. Knost

It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
-- L. R. Knost

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Quote of the Day -- John Dean

Slowly, steadily, I would climb toward the moral abyss of the President’s inner circle until I finally fell into it, thinking I had made it to the top just as I began to realize I had actually touched bottom.
-- John Dean

Monday, March 25, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Bil Keane

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
-- Bil Keane

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Lawrence Durrell

It doesn’t really matter whether you’re first rate, second rate, or third rate, but it’s of vital importance…that you do the very best you can with the powers that are given you. It’s idle to strive for things out of your reach, just as it’s utterly immoral to be slothful about the qualities you have. 
-- Lawrence Durrell

Friday, March 22, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Christopher Alexander

If I consider my life honestly, I see that it is governed by a certain very small number of patterns of events which I take part in over and over again…when I see how very few of them there are, I begin to understand what huge effect these few patterns have on my life, on my capacity to live. If these few patterns are good for me, I can live well. If they are bad for me, I can’t. 
-- Christopher Alexander

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Quote of the Day -- David Letterman

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real, but the moon landing was faked.
-- David Letterman

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Quote of the Day-- Shirley MacLaine

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
-- Shirley MacLaine

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Nan Fairbrother

Most of us are experts at solving other people’s problems, but we generally solve them in terms of our own and the advice we give is seldom for other people but for ourselves.
-- Nan Fairbrother

Monday, March 18, 2019

Quote of the Day -- William Maxwell

People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching. 
-- William Maxwell

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Carl Jung

Perhaps this sounds very simple, but simple things are always the most difficult. In actual life it requires the greatest discipline to be simple, and the acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook upon life.
-- Carl Jung

Friday, March 15, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Hannah Arendt

The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist.
-- Hannah Arendt

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Stacy Valner

When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.  A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why? Because conditions are never exactly right.
-- Stacy Valner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Warren Buffet

You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out. 
-- Warren Buffet

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Theodore Roosevelt

We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out. 
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, March 11, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Graham Greene

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
-- Graham Greene

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Goethe

A state of affairs which leads to daily vexation is not the right state. 
-- Goethe

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Simone Weil

I think that it is useless to fight directly against natural weaknesses. 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

Friday, March 8, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
-- Thomas Merton

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Quote of the Day -- François de la Rochefoucauld

We are so accustomed to disguising our true nature from others, that we end up disguising it from ourselves 
-- François de la Rochefoucauld

Monday, March 4, 2019

Quote of the Day -- John F Kennedy

We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light a candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.
-- John F Kennedy

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Plato

Beauty is the sign of another, higher order. Beholding beauty with the eye of the mind you will be able to nourish true virtue and become the friend of God.
-- Plato

Friday, March 1, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Roger Scruton

Put usefulness first and you lose it. Put beauty first and what you do will be useful forever. It turns out that nothing is more useful than useless. We see this in traditional architecture, with its decorative details. Ornaments liberate us from the tyranny of the useful and satisfy our need for harmony. In a strange way, they make us feel at home. They remind us that we have more practical needs. We're not just governed by animal appetites like eating and sleeping. We have spiritual and moral needs, too. And if those needs go unsatisfied, so do we.
-- Roger Scruton