I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Little Beauty and Some Tidbits of Wisdom

If anger be the basis of our political activities, the excitement tends to become an end in itself, at the expense of the object to be achieved. Side issues then assume an exaggerated importance, and all gravity of thought and action is lost; such excitement is not an exercise of strength, but a display of weakness.
He could very well be speaking of our political environment today.

There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Ayn Rand.

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. Sign hanging in Albert Einstein's office at Princeton.

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive than how others can be in want. Jonathan Swift.
Just ask those in the banking and financial centers that plead for bailouts and then go for a holiday at the exclusive resorts around the world.

When the tide of life turns against you,
and the current upsets your boat.
Don't waste time on what might have been,
just lie on your back and float. Unknown.
I'm trying to learn this one.

Shit happens! Unknown.
This one I know!
And with that final tidbit of wisdom, I bid you a pleasant evening, lovely dreams and a beautiful tomorrow.


Linda Reeder said...

Ant to you as well, wise one.

chrome3d said...

I have a pleasant morning, thank yuu.

magiceye said...

super thoughts!!!
loved them!!
thank you for compiling them and sharing

The Cunning Runt said...

Well said, and ever relevant.

Funny how wise words never sound dated.

maryt/theteach said...

Extraordinary skies, Sylvia! And quotes to take to heart! :)

Anonymous said...

LOL! I know the last one, too. All good quotes. ;-)


Joy said...

I got behind on blog reading while I was watching all those movies and when I was without my computer for a couple of days. Glad to catch up and read the inspirational messages.

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