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More Quotes

OK, more quotes that I find interesting.  Still too busy to think for myself and write a post about something or anything of real import.  Although, I can blame part of it on the fact that I got a new laptop to replace my home & work computer so I’ve spent the last 4 days trying to reload all my programs, files, etc.  It’s crazy how long that stuff takes.  Really, it’s difficult enough trying to reload items from a single computer, imagine doing twice as much.

Anyhoozlebee, hopefully you’ll find one or two of these quotes thought provoking.

Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them.
– Suzanne Necker

The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
– John Lancaster Spalding

It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable.
– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.
– Leo J. Burke

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.
– Pearl Buck, quoted in O Magazine, May 2003 US novelist in China (1892 – 1973)

The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.
– Glenn Doman

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
– Walter Bagehot

If you don’t accept responsibility for your own actions, then you are forever chained to a position of defense.
– Holly Lisle, Fire In The Mist, 1992

What’s the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile.
– George Asaf

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. 
– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi US (Hungarian-born) biochemist (1893 – 1986)

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
– Marilyn vos Savant

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
– Benjamin Franklin US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 – 1790)

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
– George Bernard Shaw

I think when I work 14 hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky.
– Armand Hammer US industrialist & philanthropist (1898 – 1990)

Each new day presents an opportunity to start all over again, to cleanse our minds and our hearts anew, and to clarify our vision.
– Mary Kay Ash

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
– Booker T. Washington US educator (1856 – 1915)

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
– Cato the Elder Roman orator & politician (234 BC – 149 BC)

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
– Oprah Winfrey, in Good Housekeeping US actress & television talk show host (1954 – )

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
– C. S. Lewis English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 – 1963)

Say not, when I have leisure I will study; you may not have leisure.
– The Mishnah

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man; it is what he wants and must have to be good for anything. Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.
– John Neal

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
– Seneca Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician (5 BC – 65 AD)

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
– George Bernard Shaw

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I am just sick

If you haven’t already seen this article, then take a few minutes to read this ridiculousness.  I rarely like to / actually do debate political issues with people, so you’ll hardly hear me go off.  But, since partaking of that article, I am absolutely incapable of stopping myself. Or this one.  In fact, I think the second is worse. 

I know I am not the only person disgusted with President Bush and his years of presidency.  Even those who were with Bush on the war are now disagreeing with his handling of it.  Don’t ask half my family how they feel about him & what he has done because they’ll tell you he’s awesome.  I could not disagree with them more on the subject.  Which is why I don’t like to get into debates.  No one ever changes their mind and everyone involved is left feeling angry or unheard.  You know what, life is too short to spend it arguing about issues that we are unable to resolve.  That time would be better spent enjoying each others company.

Bush thinks he can get away with spending TRILLIONS of dollars.  And he thinks this way because he has already gotten away with spending BILLIONS.  Let’s just keep throwing more money away on an almost futile campaign.  Cause, you know, there aren’t millions of Americans homeless and starving, or children getting inadequate educations, or countless men, women & children with no form of healthcare.  Who gives a F**K about them.  Bush clearly doesn’t.  He just likes the money from the skyrocketing oil prices.  Or have we all forgotten what his family owns? 

This is almost nothing next to the loss of lives.  How does he live with the knowledge that he is responsible for so many thousands of deaths?  Oh, right, he doesn’t take responsibility for that.  YES, I know people will argue that those losses are necessary to save the lives of the people in our country.  I agree with you, to a point.  And, more importantly, I respect, honor, and give thanks to those who chose to serve.  They are indeed keeping us free.  But I don’t think this war is really about that.   

When will it end??!!  At what point in time are we finally able to say, “OK, we’re done here, let’s go home.”  And who decides when were done?!  What specific things must be accomplished before we can leave?  I guess they are making it up as they go along.  We’ve got plenty of money to burn ~ it’s the American way.  I love the comment Bush makes about Congress being like teenagers with a new credit card.  Please. spare. me.  All evidence suggests that he is the one who feels as if he has unlimited supplies of money.  Hey, there are boys and girls a plenty here, too.  They’re born every day.  No shortage in that department.  So let’s keep fighting, spending money, and losing our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Well at least until the next election.  But we’ll be forced to wait to find out who is chosen to be our next leader.  Will it be someone ready to stop the fighting or someone ready to spend even more to feed the monster, better known as, the War in Iraq.

Enough for now, I can’t stand thinking another minute about the idiot we call a president.

Why is this necessary?

I have to say that I find this completely ridiculous. Why is something like THIS even necessary??!  What an absurd amount of money to spend on a carA CARA car people!  When there are so many men, women, and children STARVING & HOMELESS all over this planet, why would you be so selfish to spend that much money on a car.  And most likely the people that are buying this type of car have a whole fleet of cars.  So I suppose this is nothing to them ~a drop in the bucket~ when you add it to what they already have, but added all together it could probably feed, clothe, and house whole countries.  Plus, they made 20 of these cars and they are all sold.  That’s 28. MILLION. DOLLARS.  Imagine what could be done with that much money, if every purchaser of the car donated the money instead.

It just makes me sick.

Enough for now.


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