Saturday, 14 January 2017

While We're Here We Should Dance

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. ~ George Jackson #quote

The will to be oneself is heroism ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset #quote

Be good.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. ~ Will Rogers #quote

Man is the lowest-cost, 150-pound, nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced by unskilled labor. ~ NASA #quote

When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'That knowledge is for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well George, that's more nearly your size.' And he told me. ~ George Washington Carver #quote

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~ Martin Luther  #quote

If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking. ~ Unknown #quote

Be nice to people before they have a chance to behave badly.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. #ModernObservations

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said? #ModernObservations

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.~ Voltaire #quote


For people who like peace and quiet: a phoneless cord. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

Politicians and diapers need changing - often for the same reason ~ #Bumpersticker

Success is a poor teacher. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki #quote

A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~ Herb Albright #quote

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton #quote

Despite high infant mortality rates and lower life expectancies, not one of your direct ancestors died childless. #factoid

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. ~ George Eliot #quote

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer #quote

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human. ~ Alan Turing  #quote

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. ~ Voltaire #quote

We see things not as they are, but as we are. ~ H. M. Tomlinson #quote

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. ~ William Jennings Bryan #quote

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~ Socrates #quote

We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself. ~ Liberace #quote

Young Artist in Vilcabamba Ecuador - His work can be found at his bicycle repair shop, just across the street from Jardine Escondido

You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. ~  James Lane Allen #quote

If you blend a sea sponge, it will re-form back into a sea sponge. #factoid

If you can't enjoy what you have, you can't enjoy more of it. ~ Richard Bandler #quote

The shortest distance between two points is under construction. #cleverquotes

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

Do one thing at a time.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. ~ James F. Byrnes #quote
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient; nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in a fever.  Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient; and looking upon them only as sick and extravagant. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca, philosopher (3 BCE ~ 65 CE) #quote

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~  Christopher Reeve #quote

The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass. ~ Unknown #quote

Mankind will forever be doomed to destruction, if we continuously ask for the truth and yet refuse to listen. ~ Unknown #quote

Don't think that progress exists.  It doesn't.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

If you can't take the heat, get out of the gene pool. ~ Unknown #quote

The more corrupt the state, the numerous the laws. ~ Tacitus #quote


Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. ~ Alex Noble #quote

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). ~ Ayn Rand #quote

The engineer's first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is. ~ Unknown #quote

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be ~ William Hazlitt #quote

One of the "coolest" things in Vilcabamba, Ecuador is their "growing" fences.
DISCLAIMER: A society where such disclaimers are needed is saddening. ~ Unknown #quote

Kangaroo, from gangurru, the large black male roo in the Guugu Yimidhirr language. ~ #ENGwordorigins

I confess that I have been as blind as a mole, but it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~ Unknown #quote

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Tingo ~ Is the word for borrowing from someone until they have nothing left; comes from the Pascuense language of Easter Island. #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

Education is a system of imposed ignorance. ~ Noam Chomsky #quote

If I wished to punish my enemy, I should make him hate somebody. ~ Hannah More  #quote

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. ~ Unknown #quote

Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing. ~ Unknown #quote