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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Deep Thoughts November 5, 2016 2:46 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy, Quote
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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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QOTD August 16, 2016 5:46 pm

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"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

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Quote of the Day December 3, 2012 11:05 am

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Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Zig Ziglar

[Source, Brainy Quote]

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Quote of the Day April 29, 2011 6:24 pm

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A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built. [Source, fortune cookie]

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Spoken by a juggler February 16, 2011 11:23 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Juggling, Quote
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Oh hell, I left my balls at home.

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Quote of the Day September 22, 2010 10:03 am

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You can lead people to knowledge but you can’t make them think. [Source, Chicago Tribune, How to spread ‘dumb-ocracy’]

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No Fear September 13, 2010 11:10 am

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There is nothing more painful than regret.

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Quote of the Day April 30, 2010 8:07 pm

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Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

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Quote of the Day December 9, 2009 8:52 am

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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]

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Quote of the Day May 19, 2009 4:56 pm

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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.

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Seen on a bumper sticker April 24, 2009 1:48 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Philosophy, Quote, Religion / Spirituality, Touchy Subjects
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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!

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Quote of the Day April 16, 2009 9:35 am

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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.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
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Quote of the Day October 5, 2008 11:15 am

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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

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Bush or Batman July 26, 2008 11:33 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Of Interest, Politics, Quote, Touchy Subjects, United States
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Who said it?

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Quote of the Day July 21, 2008 1:43 pm

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Seen on iWon:

Children need models rather than critics.
– — Joseph Joubert

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