- #1683670lilith7 June 13, 2018 at 11:09 am
Biography lends to death a new terror.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.
To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque & insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.
Oscar Wilde#1683819lilith7 June 14, 2018 at 11:54 am
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth-”
“Look, a village cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot. It’s as simple as that, and we have to understand: we have a village idiot in this country. It’s called fundamentalist Christianity.”
‘Arrogance diminishes wisdom.’
“The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.”
Terry Pratchett#1683820lilith7 June 14, 2018 at 11:56 am
A stranger enters a village & immediately looks for the Sufi master to ask advice. He says, “I’m thinking of moving to live in this village. What can you tell me about the people who live here?”
And the Sufi master replies “What can you tell me about the people who live where you came from?”
“Ah,” says the visitor angrily “they are terrible people. They are robbers, cheats & liars. They stab each other in the back.”
“Well now” says the Sufi master “Isn’t that a coincidence? That’s exactly what they’re like here.”
So the man departs the village & is never seen again.
Soon, another stranger enters the village & he too seeks out the Sufi master for advice. He says “I’m thinking about moving to live in this village. What can you tell me about the people who live here?”
And the Sufi master replies “What can you tell me about the people who live where you come from?”
“Ah” says the visitor in fond remembrance, “they are wonderful people. They’re kind, gentle & compassionate. They look after each other.”
“Well now” says the Sufi master. “Isn’t that a coincidence? That’s exactly what they’re like here.”
Three blind men find themselves in the presence of the Great Elephant. Each, trembling with fear & awe, stumble forward & reach out their hands to discover its nature for themselves. One takes hold of the tail, one a leg, one a tusk. And each is overcome with joy at having directly discovered the nature of the Great Elephant.
The blind man holding the tail announces, ‘The Great Elephant is a broom that cleanses & sweeps all before it.”
The blind man holding the leg is surprised, & protests, “No, the Great Elephant is a magnificent pillar towering above us, guarding us & keeping us safe.”
The blind man holding the tusk is astonished & shouts “No, you’re both wrong. The Great Elephant is a plough that furrows the earth that we may grow crops & have plenty.”
And they fell to fighting & there was no peace in the land.#1684060lilith7 June 16, 2018 at 11:54 am
The Senility Prayer
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do & the eyesight to tell the difference.
Women constitute HALF the world’s population, perform nearly TWO THIRDS of the world’s work, receive ONE TENTH of the world’s income, own less than ONE HUNDREDTH of the world’s wealth.
Sally Cline & Dale Spender
When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist.
Dom Helder Camara#1684068kai June 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm
Cheers From Kai#1684238lilith7 June 18, 2018 at 11:44 am
Learn to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo Da Vinci
“The undefined negotiated by the unprepared, to get the unspecified for the uninformed.”
Brexit definition, letter to the Irish times.#1684264supergoldMemberMember since: May 9, 2009
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snap Supergold we are posting together…
Cheers From Kai#1684283supergoldMemberMember since: May 9, 2009
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I’m having a problem accessing your Monday Quotes. All I can see is a small coloured square and the words Motivating Monday Quotes. I clicked on the picture to see what would happen but got a notification “Access denied”
Maybe I am the only one with this problem so hopefully others will let you know if they can or cannot see the quotes.
Have a good day
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