Thursday, December 15, 2005
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. Carol Nelson
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. Roy L. Smith
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. Mary Ellen Chase
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. Orent Arnold
Merry Christmas! Why must we only be able to say it once a year, when we can give anytime of the year. Oh well. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Anonymous
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. Edna Ferber
Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit! Unknown
Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under the tree. Charlotte Carpenter
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see. George W. Russell
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. ALbert Einstein
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. Buckminster Fuller
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart. Hellen Keller
The pain passes, but the beauty remains. Pierre Auguste Renoir
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. John Keats
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. Rachel Carson
Friday, December 02, 2005
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm. Peaceful coexistence corrupts.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.
To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times.
Your neighbor's wife looks prettier than your own.
More next time
Monday, November 28, 2005
The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. - G.K. Chesterton
The greatest wealth is health. - Virgil
Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors. - Chinese Proverb
Sunday, November 27, 2005
The snow, so peaceful and serene,
caressed by the soft moonlight,
gave magical feelings to the night.
The soft blue glow,
the lovers' words that then did flow,
their lips closer and closer
until, locked in the throes
of a passionate embrace,
he decided to express his feelings,
to keep her safe.
He whispered softly,
his words like music to her ears,
"I Love You,"
and her response the same,
heard like the gentle breeze,
"And I, love you, forever."
That was the night they promised
to be together through everything,
each to care for the other when old and gray
A lovers' pact
the most likely to last.
Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle. - Crystal Middlemas
Love is like a mustard seed; planted by God and watered by men - Muda Saint Michael
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. - George Sand
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world. - David Levesque
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this. - Stephen Packer
There never was a good war or a bad peace. - Benjamin Franklin
The days of peace and slumberous calm are fled. - John Keats
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin
He who did well in war just earns the right, To begin doing well in peace. - Robert Browning
Our business in the field of fight, Is not to question, but to prove our might. - Alexander Pope
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
Pyrrhus, when his friends congratulated to him his victory over the Romans under Fabricius, but with great slaughter of his own side, said to them, "Yes; but if we have such another victory, we are undone. - Francis Bacon
Let them eat cake. - Marie Antoinette
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Saturday, November 26, 2005
"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others." - Albert Camus
"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters." - Paul Gauguin
"The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress." - Hendrik Willem Van Loon
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche
I really enjoy quotes. This is why I created this blog. Hoepfully people will find here quotes they like and will use from now on. We are starting with one of my favourites: Shakespeare. Here are the quotes I love most:
"Action is eloquence."
"Assume a virtue, if you have it not."
"Be great in act, as you have been in thought."
"For they are yet ear-kissing arguments."
"God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty!"
"How use doth breed a habit in a man."
"I dote on his very absence."
"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me."
"In time we hate that which we often fear."