"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel

10/10/11

Thought for Today - Seeds Planted in the Past

"Ignorance makes you believe that life functions haphazardly. Wisdom teaches you that everything that happens in this theatre of life has profound significance. What you see today is not the fruit of chance but a fruit from seeds planted in the past. Plant seeds of peace now and you will create a life of peace in the future." ~Thought for Today-UK

Elaine St. James - great way

"Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it." ~Elaine St. James"

Quentin Crisp - the Jones

"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." ~Quentin Crisp

Thought for Today - Pratice Stopping

"When you learn you drive, you have to practice stopping. In the same way, practice putting a stop to waste thoughts and you will be constantly happy." ~Thought for Today-UK,

10/3/11

Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quotes


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Cory's Flowers
10 September 2011
Mays Hill NSW

"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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OTHERS:

"A good relationship has a pattern like a dance and is built on some of the same rules. The partners do not need to hold on tightly, because they move confidently in the same pattern, intricate but gay and swift and free, like a country dance of Mozart's. To touch heavily would be to arrest the pattern and freeze the movement, to check the endlessly changing beauty of its unfolding. There is no place here for the possessive clutch, the clinging arm, the heavy hand; only the barest touch in passing. Now arm in arm, now face to face, now back to back; it does not matter which. Because they know they are partners moving to the same rhythm, creating a pattern together, and being invisibly nourished by it.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone" ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Don't wish me happiness-I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor-I will need them all." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Duration is not a test of truth or falsehood." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh on Falsehood

"For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Go with the pain, let it take you. . . . Open your palms and your body to the pain. It comes in waves like a tide, and you must be open as a vessel lying on the beach, letting it fill you up and then, retreating, leaving you empty and clear. . . . With a deep breath--it has to be as deep as the pain--one reaches a kind of inner freedom from pain, as though the pain were not yours, but your body's. The spirit lays the body on the altar." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Him that I love, I wish to be free -- even from me." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I feel we are all islands - in a common sea." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Life is a gift, given in trust - like a child." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. "In love-ness" is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about "happy" and "unhappy" marriages." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Men kick friendship around like a football but it doesn't seem to break. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen - no retouching, no shadows, no flattery - just stark me" ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay in kind somewhere else in life." ~Anne Lindbergh

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Perhaps middle-age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The most exhausting thing in life is insincerity." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity—in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The present is passed over in the race for the future; the here is neglected in favor of the there. Enjoy the moment, even if it means merely a walk in the country." -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into new uncharted seas." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Those fields of daisies we landed on, and dusty fields and desert stretches. Memories of many skies and earths beneath us - many days, many nights of stars." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"When one is a stranger to oneself, then one is estranged from others too." ~Anne Morrow Lindberg

"Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable centre of a whole web of human relationships." ~Anne Morrow Lindberg

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10/2/11

Will Rogers Quotes

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." ~W. Rogers

"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." ~Will Rogers

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." ~Will Rogers

"In the early days of the Indian territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough." ~Will Rogers

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." ~Will Rogers

"Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved." ~Will Rogers

Eleanor Powell - God's gift

"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God." ~Eleanor Powell

Laura Mercier - celebration

"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." ~Laura Mercier

Thought for Today - Am I Happy?

"If there is any sadness I make a strong effort to be free of it quickly, otherwise it grows like a vine in the rainy season: by midday I will be confused; by evening a whole jungle of weak, wasteful and negative attitudes will have taken deep roots in my mind. The result equals chaos. Sometimes I reach a stage where the attitude is: "So what if I feel the blues today? It is my life; no one else will be affected". Firstly, the more I allow myself to experience sorrow, the less time I have available to be happy and contented. It sounds ridiculously obvious, but am I aware of the value of happiness? It is an extremely rare commodity, and the cost goes sky high. Secondly, is it my life? Yes, I am living it, but am I not a member of a family or a co-worker with others, and am I not part of society? If so, then every movement affects and is affected by those around me." ~Thought for Today-UK
 

10/1/11

Solon - nobility of character

"Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath." ~Solon

Konrad von Gesner- song for every bre ath


"Best of all it is to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song." ~Konrad von Gesner

Tony Judt - space

“Love consists in leaving the loved one space to be themselves while providing the security within which that self may flourish.” ~Tony Judt

Thought for Today - The Secret to Being Content

"To be peaceful is to be free from expectations and to want nothing from anyone. Take the initiative and be generous. Lead the way and do something. This is the secret to being content in all circumstances." ~Thought for Today-UK

Henry Louis Mencken Quotes


"A great literature is chiefly the product of inquiring minds in revolt against the immovable certainties of the nation." ~H.L. Mencken on Literature

"A man always blames the woman who fooled him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark." ~Henry Louis Mencken

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." ~Henry L. Mencken

"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” ~H.L. Mencken, Written in 26 July
1920.

"Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too." ~H. L. Mencken

"Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends." ~H. L. Mencken

"Evangelical Christianity, as everyone knows, is founded upon hate, as the Christianity of Christ was founded upon love." ~Henry Louis Mencken

"I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk." ~H. L. Mencken

"In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one." ~H. L. Mencken

"It is hard to believe a man is telling you the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place." ~H. L. Mencken

"Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas." ~H. L. Mencken

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence." ~H. L. Mencken

"Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon." ~H. L. Mencken

"On one issue, at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women" ~Henry Louis Mencken

“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” ~H L Mencken

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." ~H L Mencken

“There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character” ~Henry Louis Mencken
on Civilization

"We are here and now. Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine." ~H.L. Mencken

"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." ~Henry Louis Mencken

“You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing” ~Henry Louis Mencken

BIO

H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat.
Mencken wrote the (editorial for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26,1920 edition.) So it was written, and so it has come to pass…


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