Sunday, May 09, 2021

Post #3071

Keep out of ruts; a rut is something which if traveled in too much, becomes a ditch.
—Arthur Guiterman

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Post #3070

They are short-sighted who look only on the path they tread.
—Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Post #3069

Learning is wealth to the poor an honor to the rich an aid to the young and a support and comfort to the aged.
—Schuyler Colfax Jr.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Post #3068

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
—Oliver Goldsmith

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Post #3067

There are many religions, but there is only one morality.
—John Ruskin

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Post #3066

Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
—St. Peter 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Post #3065

"Why not" - is a slogan for an interesting life.
—Mason Cooley

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Post #3064 - Observe these rules to restore your health and prolong your life.

When traveling abroad or taking a long journey, observe these rules -

1. Turn all care out of your head as soon as you mount the chaise. 

2. Do not think about frugality your health is worth more than it can cost. 

3. Do not continue any day's journey to fatigue.

4. Take now and then a day's rest. 

5. Get a smart sea sickness if you can. 

6. Cast away all anxiety and keep your mind easy. 

7. This last direction is the principal with an unquiet mind neither exercise nor diet nor physic can be of much use.

—Samuel Johnson


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Post #3063

Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you can imagine.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Post #3062

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
—Margaret Mead

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Post #3061

“Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t feel a part of their heart break at rejection. You ask yourself every question you can think of, what, why, how come, and then your sadness turns to anger. That’s my favorite part. It drives me, feeds me, and makes one hell of a story.”
—Jennifer Salaiz

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Post #3060

He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
—Dr. Samuel Johnson

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Post #3059

Educated persons should share their thoughts with the uneducated, and take also a certain part in their labours.
—John Ruskin

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Post #3058

 I esteem that wealth which is given to the worthy, and which is day by day enjoyed; the rest is a reserve for one knoweth not whom.
—Hitopadesa

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Post #3057

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible. 
 —Lord Chesterfield

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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There is no happiness in having and getting, but only in giving. Half the world is on the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness. —F.W. Gu...

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