Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Fistful of Quotations

Blimey, it’s been awhile since I last posted some of the quotations I’m forever collecting here and there on the interwebs. Must make up for lost time!

    “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” —Mark Twain
    “A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.” —Theodore Roosevelt

    “A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

    “Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.” —Jules Renard, author (1864-1910)

    “Perhaps contradictions are not impediments to the spiritual life but an integral part of it.” —Parker J. Palmer

    “Whenever there is some silence around you — listen to it.” —Eckhart Tolle

    “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” —Melody Beattie

    “Today we may not fully appreciate the workplace as a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out.” —Thomas Moore

    “Belief is more complicated than either the believers or the disbelievers among us are usually willing to admit.” —Rabbi Brad Hirschfield

    “Many are the connections, it seems to me, between learning and healing.” —Laurent A. Daloz

    “Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.” —Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (b. 1920)

    “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” —George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

    “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” —Confucius

    “Hope is the dream of a waking man.” —Aristotle

    “A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.” —Victor Hugo

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