You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder.

It is good to remember tha t the planet is carrying you. -Vandana Shiva The truth often resides in what is unpleasant, disturbing, and unconventional. -Fred White, The Daily Writer, pg. 310. It is the courage to make a clean breast of it in the face of every question tha t makes the philosopher. -Arthur Schopenhauer When the Church says that, in the dogmas of religion, reason is totally incompet ent and blind, and its use to be reprehended, this really attests the fact that these dogmas are allegorical in their nature, and are not to be judged by the st andard which reason, taking all things sensu proprio, can alone apply. -Arthur Schopenhauer True brevity of expression consists in a man only saying what is worth saying, w hile avoiding all diffuse explanations of things which every one can think out f or himself; that is, it consists in his correctly distinguishing between what is necessary and what is superfluous. On the other hand, one should never sacrific e clearness, to say nothing of grammar, for the sake of being brief. -Arthur Sc hopenhauer To free a man from error is to give, not to take away. Knowledge that a thing is false is a truth. Error always does harm; sooner or later it will bring mischie f to the man who harbors it. -Arthur Schopenhauer Do not shorten the morning by getting up late, or waste it in unworthy occupatio ns or in talk; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred. Evening is like old age: we are languid, talkative, silly. Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a litt le youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death. -Arthur Schopenhauer A man at times arrives at a truth or an idea after spending much time in thinkin g it out for himself, linking together his various thoughts, when he might have found the same thing in a book; it is a hundred times more valuable if he has ac quired it by thinking it out for himself. -Arthur Schopenhauer A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the mon ogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations. -Arthur Schopenhauer Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as grea t buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in a ll their magnitude because you are standing too close to them. -Arthur Schopenh auer Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an in terruption, but also a disruption of thought. -Arthur Schopenhauer There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life . -Arthur Schopenhauer In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the wor ld, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. -Arthur Schopenhau er The ordinary man places life s happiness in 30 things external to him ; his cent re of gravity is not in himself. -Arthur Schopenhauer The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. -Arthur Schopenhauer Limiting of one s life always conduces to happiness. -Arthur Schopenhauer Do not be troubled because you have not great virtues. God made a million spears of grass where he made one tree. The earth is fringed and carpeted, not with fo rests, but with grasses. Only have enough of little virtues and common fidelitie s, and you need not mourn because you are neither a hero nor a saint. -Henry Wa rd Beecher All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong of a sudden falls and sinks in ruins. -Ovid Reading is the power and the raw ability to find out anything one is curious abo ut. Without this skill the secrets of life and living are hard to know. People s hare more of their true thoughts in print that by mouth. Print gives one freedom to share. -China Sinclair Ignorance is a choice. -June Ferrell, Speech, November 14, 2010.



These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: a p roud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that dev iseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false wi tness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. -The Bible , Proverbs 6:16-19, KJV. The abuse of a thing is no argument against its use. -Latin Maxim From what has happened we may infer what may happen. -Latin Maxim Ability to discern that what is true is true, and that what is false is false, i s the characteristic of intelligence. -Swedenborg Without money all is vain. -Latin Proverb A burnt child dreads the fire. -Proverb Abuse is no argument against use. -Latin Proverb That may happen in a moment which may not occur again in a hundred years. -Ital ian Proverb When the house of your neighbour is on fire, your own b in danger. -Latin Prove rb Accent is the soul of speech; it gives it feeling and truth. -Rousseau The mind attracted by what is false has no relish for better things. -Horace Accuse not Nature; she hath done her part; Do thou thine. -Milton A good orator is pointed and impassioned. -Cicero The keenest of all our senses is the sense of sight. -Cicero Every one thinks his own burden heavy. -French Proverb A character is a completely-fashioned will. -Novalis Wealth is not acquired, as many persons suppose, by fortunate speculations and s plendid enterprises, but by the daily practice of industry, frugality, and econo my. He who relies upon these means will rarely be found destitute, and he who re lies upon any other will generally become bankrupt. -Wayland There s gold, and it s haunting and haunting; It s luring me on as of old; Yet it isn t the gold that I m wanting So much as just finding the gold. It s the great, big, broad land way up yonder, It s the forests where silence has lease; It s the beauty that thrills me with wonder, It s the stillness that fills me with peace. -Robert W. Service, The Spell of the Yukon.








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