For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things." -Henry David Thoreau
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built. [Source, fortune cookie]
Oh hell, I left my balls at home.
You can lead people to knowledge but you can’t make them think. [Source, Chicago Tribune, How to spread ‘dumb-ocracy’]
There is nothing more painful than regret.
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
I have an ever increasing respect for Matt Damon. To me, he seems less like an actor pretending to be a political activist and more like a political activist who happens to be an actor. He definitely has the mental capacities to back it up where other actors have just used their fame as a platform without the brains required to support their stance.
…change comes from the bottom up; always has, always will. “That goes for today, too. We can’t wait for Barack Obama to just fix things. We have to be in his ear. That’s our job as engaged citizens. –Matt Damon [Source, OpenNews.com]
Seen on Nixie Pixel:
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Based upon this, I’d say I’m very spiritual.
A religious person is a someone who is afraid of Hell; a spiritual person has been there and back.
In fact, I’m so spiritual I keep going back for more!
This one is making the rounds today.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
[Source, Brainy Quote]
Seen on 1984news.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832
There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt. -John Adams 1735-1826
Who said it?
Seen on iWon:
Children need models rather than critics.
– — Joseph Joubert