QUOTEoftheDay

Thursday
Aug232018

Benjamin Hoff

Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got.

Lots of people talk to animals...Not very many listen though...that's the problem.

The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much.” 

The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can't save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.

Things just happen in the right way, at the right time. At least when you let them, when you work with circumstances instead of saying, 'This isn't supposed to be happening this way,' and trying harder to make it happen some other way.

You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.”

There are things about ourselves that we need to get rid of; there are things we need to change. But at the same time, we do not need to be too desperate, too ruthless, too combative. Along the way to usefulness and happiness, many of those things will change themselves, and the others can be worked on as we go. The first thing we need to do is recognize and trust our own Inner Nature, and not lose sight of it.


Wednesday
Aug222018

Meg Rosoff

I don't get nearly enough credit in life for the things I manage not to say.

I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning.
There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes?
I know you are unable to imagine this.

Things Happen and once they start happening you pretty much just to hold on for dear life and see where they drop you when they stop.

The things that break your heart when you think there`s nothing left to break.

Every war has turning points and every person too.

The facts of his existence are plain. I know that he will never silence those unspeakable voices. He heard how people killed, and how they died and their voices infected him, coursed through his body, poisoned him. He didn't know how to turn off the noise, or turn the hate back out onto the world like the rest of us. He turned it on himself. You could see that from the scars on him.


Tuesday
Aug212018

Diogenes Laërtius

Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.

One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.

We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.

We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when awake.

Step out of my sunlight.

One day a man invited him into a richly furnished house, saying 'be careful not to spit on the floor.' Diogenes, who needed to spit, spat in his face, exclaiming that it was the only dirty place he could find where spitting was permitted.

As to the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or do not exist. For many are the obstacles that impede knowledge, both the obscurity of the question and the shortness of human life.

Why not whip the teacher when the student misbehaves?


Monday
Aug202018

Omar Khayyám

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others.

Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since "the rest of your life" won’t last forever.

Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it

To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much
Just remember two main rules for the beginning:
You better starve, than eat whatever
And better be alone, than with whoever.


Sunday
Aug192018

Kami Garcia

I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers.

The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.

You're so full of crap, you could pass for a toilet.

I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I'll never love you any less than I do, right this second.

Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures." He was talking to me, but it didn't feel like he was talking about me anymore. "I apologize for the intrusion. I'll leave you to your sleep.


Saturday
Aug182018

Louis Althusser

In the battle that is philosophy all the techniques of war, including looting and camouflage, are permissible.

Philosophy is, in the last instance, class struggle in the field of theory.

One of the goals of philosophy is wage theoretical battle. That is why we can say that every thesis is always, by its very nature, an antithesis. A thesis is only ever put forward in opposition to another thesis, or in defence of a new one.”

Without claiming to be exhaustive, I maintain that every philosophy reproduces within itself, in one way or another, the conflict in which it finds itself compromised and caught up in the outside world.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating! So what! We are interested in the mechanism that ensures that it really is a pudding we are eating and not a poached baby elephant, though we think we are eating our daily pudding!

There is no such thing as an innocent reading, we must ask what reading we are guilty of.

Everything that happens in philosophy has, in the last instance, not only political consequences in theory, but also political consequences in politics: in the political class struggle.


Friday
Aug172018

Stuart Hill

If you reach for the stars, you just might land on a decently sized hill.

To a happy war!' laughter echoed with all the insane glee of an army of psychopaths.

But leave us some magic in the world. Leave us some mystery to enjoy.

A conflagration always made such a nice backdrop to a battle. Fire made everything so much more joyously apocalyptic.

You are about to enter the realms of human beings. Be prepared for cruelty and kindness, for friendship and hatred. People are made of all possibilities and conditions.

And exactly how does a miserable face help the war effort?" he asked sharply, his mood beginning to change. "Will a frown bring back the dead or fortify a town? If I allow myself to laugh in the face of misery, I rest my mind from the stress of it all, and then it'll work the better for you and your war. And if I'm really to be one of your advisers, Your Majesty, accept this piece of advise: Take happiness where and when you find it, because there is going to be precious little of it in the next few months!


Thursday
Aug162018

Rae Carson

I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.

I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.

Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.

I know you hate me. But don't let that make you stupid.

From the mouths of the innocents flows truth.

I don’t care if it’s Twilight or Fifty Shades or War and Peace - Never let someone make you ashamed of what you love to read!

A word is the only thing in the world made more powerful by absence than existence.

Given a choice between my life and yours, I will choose mine. Every time. Without hesitation.


Wednesday
Aug152018

Karel Čapek

Only years of practice will teach you the mysteries and bold certainty of a real gardener, who treads at random, yet tramples on nothing.

Everyone has the best of feelings towards mankind in general, but not towards the individual man. We'll kill men, but we want to save mankind. And that isn't right, your Reverence. The world will be an evil place as long as people don't believe in other people

We're two, two for everything, for love, life, for a fight and pain, for hours of happiness. Two for wins and losses, for life and for death - TWO!

It suddenly occurred to me that every move on the chessboard is old and has been played by somebody at some time. Maybe our own history has been played out by somebody at some time, and we just move our pieces about in the same moves to strike in the same way as people have always done.

Besides, people never regard anything that serves and benefits them as mysterious; only the things which damage or threaten them are mysterious.




Tuesday
Aug142018

Lori Goodwin

When we feel weak, we drop our heads on the shoulders of others. Don't get mad when someone does that. Be honored. For that person trusted you enough to, even if subtly, ask you for help.

Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.

Stand up and be counted, or sit your ass in the corner and color.

My integrity refuses to be altered to fit in with what I'm expected or intimidated to believe.

The mob mentality may keep you safe, but your soul will pay for it in the end.

The most disgusting human trait is bias, because it typically leads to propaganda, hate and violence.


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