Only one thing is certain — that is, nothing is certain.
If this statement is true, it is also false.
– Ancient Paradox
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Not to be bound by rules, but to be creating one’s own rules–this
is the kind of life which Zen is trying to have us live.
– D. T. Suzuki
Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.
– Olusegun Obasanjo
You can’t imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.
– Nikolai Gogol (March 31, 1809 – March 4, 1852
Men of power have no time to read; yet the
men who do not read are unfit for power.
– Michael Foot
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
– Alan Watts
You only grow when you are alone.
– Paul Newman
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous.
When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
– George Burns
To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
Finance is the art of passing
money from hand to hand until
it finally disappears.
– Robert W. Sarnoff
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry,
of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the
point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the
absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not
human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.
– Thomas Moore
While I was standing outside, during the middle of the afternoon, I took my phone out and was going to a photo of the snow covering the yews. When I looked to see how that pic came out, I saw this photo of the tire track and the curb to the left of it. The photo was taken by accident, so decided to post it.
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
– Paul Klee
I think people always believe what they want to believe, don’t you?
– Lillian Hellman
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the
hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will the, experience
most certainly most changes your perspective. The things
that we share in our world are far more valuable than
those which divide us.
– Donald Williams
If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?
– Steven Wright
From the email inbox:
Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known.
1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
11. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
ABOUT GROWING OLDER…
First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.
Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
– Jimi Hendrix
Knowledge of what is does not
open the door directly to what
– Albert Einstein
We rely upon the poets, the philosophers, and the playwrights
to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy and sorrow.
They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope; they
give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves.
Whenever I feel my courage wavering I rush to them. They will
give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will and resilience to
– Helen Hayes