for those who can be of no possible service to him."
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
"Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it's in your power to help them."
William Lyon Phelps/Voltaire/Proverbs 3...
One of my favorite quotes by a lady who personified depth and could put her thoughts into words like no other:“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
So simple, yet so much punch in a few words.
"During my second month of college, or professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the Last one: "What is the first name of the women who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of a joke. I had seen the...
“There is no deeper wound than humiliation. The momentary glory we may feel in humiliating someone is short-lived compared to the damage we cause.”
-- Irwin Katsof
This is my quote of the day, as felt my stomach bend with pain as I remember one of the most humiliating...
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.
-- Brenda Ueland
I think this quote is so true. We are all very unique and it is that individuality that makes life so much fun.
prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats.
Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve. Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange...
When Tesshu, the famous medieval samurai swordsman, was young and headstrong, he visited one Zen master after another. Once he went to visit Master Dokuon and triumphantly announced to him the classic Buddhist teaching that all that exists is empty, there is really no...
I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk, stoned people to actually wake up and think, you're doing something.
and loved by the most unexpected ones. Some make us cry for things that we haven't done, while others ignore our faults and just see our smile. Some leave us when we need them the most, while some stay with us even when we ask them to leave. The world is a mixture of people. We...
by being open and honest, when you expose your innermost secrets,
when you show someone else that you trust them with everything you hold valuable, ...
then you allow them to show you understanding, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, love and trust.
They can connect...
Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they...
in front of you today, would you really be ready for it? I think a lot of the time we ask for things we aren't prepared to handle. That's why most people fumble when they get a chance at something special. We ask for consistency but don't have the discipline to reciprocate it...
Got this from a friend via E-mail.
I hope it gives you a smile.
It made ME laugh.
My thanks to Sue Littleton, for sharing this.
I have been in many...
To the world you maybe
But to one
You might be the world
A person often
Meets his destiny on the road
He took to avoid it
Gives you a hundred reasons to cry
That you have a thousend reasons to smile
"People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest...
They say if you're bisexual, you're confused.
If you're gay, it's a sin.
If you're skinny you're on drugs.
If you're fat, you look nasty.
If you're dressed up, you're conceited.
If you dress for comfort you're a slob.
If you speak you're mind, you're weird.
If you don't say...
as living. Do you wanna survive or do you wanna live? Do you wanna compromise or go all out for something you love? Do you wanna fight for your dreams or do you wanna quit? Do you wanna succumb to fear & not try at all or do you wanna try & overcome that damn fear that haunts...
for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. ~Elbert Hubbard
We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. ~Michel de Montaigne
Wisdom begins at the end. ~Daniel Webster
and negativity is your ability to choose one thought over another. Happiness escapes from those who refuse to see the good in what they have. When life gives you every reason to be negative, think positive"
This can apply to anyone...
When others, out of hate or jealousy, mistreat me with abuse, slander and so on, I will practice accepting defeat and offering the victory to them ...
When someone benefited and in whom I placed great trust, hurts me badly,
I will practice seeing that...
all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide...
Everything happens for a reason.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there…to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but...