Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Wednesday ~ November 28, 2023

Youth is not a time of life - it is a ripe state of mind. It is not a matter of ripe cheeks, red lips, and supple knees; it is a temper of will, a quality of imagination, a vigor of emotions; it is a freshness of the deep spring of life. Youth means a tempermental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite of adventure over love of ease...... Samuel Ullman, 1840 - 1924

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Thursday ~ April 6, 2023

Does the news bother you? Do you worry about things out of your control? Then take the time to concentrate your mind in the acquisition of some new and useful knowledge and stop it from flitting about. By the same token, guard against making the mistake of those who keep themselves so busy trying to gain control that they wear themselves out and lose their sense of direction, having no purpose to guide their actions or even their thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius ~ 121 - 180

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Wednesday ~ March 22, 2023

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you. Enter eagerly into the treasure house that is within you, you will see the things that are in heaven; for there is but one single entry to them both. The ladder that leads to the Kingdom is hidden within your soul... dive into yourself, and in your soul, you will discover the stairs by which to ascend.

Saint Issac Nineveh, 7th century

Monday, December 19, 2022

Monday ~ December 19, 2022

 Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. 

Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.

~ William Wordsworth

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Sunday ~ December 18, 2022

It is not suffering that is precious, but the concentric pearlescence with which we contain it. The raw grit of anguish will never be in short supply. There is enough of it in the happiest life to serve these instructive purposes., and there always will be. We are more sympathetic to Holocaust survivors than to malcontent children of privilege, but we all have our darkness, and the trick is making something exalted of it.

Andrew Solomon, b. 1963

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sunday ~ November 27, 2022

 Take this to heart: You must gain control of your habits; 

First over stomach, then sleep, and then luxury, and anger.

What brings you shame, do not do unto others, nor by yourself.

The highest of duties is honor od self.

Let justice be practiced in words as in deeds;

Then make the habit, never inconsiderately to act;

Neither forget that death is appointed to all;

That possessions here gladly gathered, here must be left.

Pythagoras, 570 - 495 BCE


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