Monday, September 30, 2013

Imperfect..

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness.  We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. 

~Samuel McChord Crothers

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Faded thoughts...

As the evening sky faded from a salmon color to a sort of flint gray, I thought back to the salmon I caught that morning, and how gray he was, and how I named him Flint. 

~Jack Handey

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Manipulate and Revitalize..

A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically.  It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods.  

~Author unknown, from an editorial in New-York Tribune, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren

Friday, September 27, 2013

First morning moment.

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.  No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen.  And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot.  The possibility is always there. 

~Monica Baldwin

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Music can...!!

Music can noble hints impart,
Engender fury, kindle love,
With unsuspected eloquence can move,
And manage all the man with secret art.


~Joseph Addison

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Can't touch the stars???

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands.  But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. 

~Carl Schurz, address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1859

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Generation grows....

As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity.
The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber
Burgeons with leaves again in the season of spring returning.
So one generation of men will grow while another dies.


~Homer, Iliad

Friday, September 13, 2013

The locks of a beauty..!!

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.  

~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sunday, September 1, 2013

For attractive lips....!!!

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone....


~Sam Levenson

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