|Perhaps we are looking at this from a wrong perspective; this search for the truth, the meaning of life, the reason of God. We all have this mindset that the answers are so complex and so vast that it is almost impossible to comprehend. I think, on the contrary, that the answers are so simple; so simple that it is staring us straight in the face, screaming its lungs out, and yet we fail to notice it. We’re looking through a telescope, searching the stars for the answer, when the answer is actually a speck of dirt on the telescope lens. ~ Jason Q.|
|Love is being stupid together. ~ Paul Valery|
|A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. ~ Sydney Smith|
|Fatigue is the best pillow. ~ Benjamin Franklin|
|Even thus last night, and two nights more I lay,|
And could not win thee, Sleep, by any stealth:
So do not let me wear to-night away.
Without thee what is all the morning’s wealth?
Come, blessed barrier between day and day,
Dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health!
~ William Wordsworth
|Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. ~ Edward R. Murrow|
|People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him. ~ Pearl Bailey|
|There are three kinds of death in this world. There’s heart death, there’s brain death, and there’s being off the network. ~ Guy Almes|
|Congratulations! You’re not perfect! It’s ridiculous to want to be perfect anyway. But then, everybody’s ridiculous sometimes, except perfect people. You know what perfect is? Perfect is not eating or drinking or talking or moving a muscle or making even the teensiest mistake. Perfect is never doing anything wrong – which means never doing anything at all. Perfect is boring! So you’re not perfect! Wonderful! Have fun! Eat things that give you bad breath! Trip over your own shoelaces! Laugh! Let somebody else laugh at you! Perfect people never do any of those things. All they do is sit around and sip weak tea and think about how perfect they are. But they’re really not one-hundred-percent perfect anyway. You should see them when they get the hiccups! Phooey! Who needs ‘em? You can drink pickle juice and imitate gorillas and do silly dances and sing stupid songs and wear funny hats and be as imperfect as you please and still be a good person. Good people are hard to find nowadays. And they’re a lot more fun than perfect people any day of the week. ~ Stephen Manes,|
|Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names. ~ Japanese Proverb|
|We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. ~ Albert Schweitzer,|
|Chocolate, men, coffee – some things are better rich. ~ Author Unknown|
|You cannot be both fashionable and first-rate. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith|
|From forty to fifty a man must move upward, or the natural falling off in the vigor of life will carry him rapidly downward. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes|
|And we were angry and poor and happy,|
And proud of seeing our names in print.
~ G.K. Chesterton
|Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation. ~ Tennessee Williams|
|Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~ Eustache Deschamps|
|Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound;|
She feels no biting pang the while she sings,
Nor as she turns the giddy wheel around,
Revolves the sad vicissitudes of things.
~ William Gifford
|Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. ~ Lillian Smith|
|How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. ~ Thomas Jefferson|