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04 June 2010

Prolix Posts Getting You Down?

If you are one who lacks the attention span and the patience to get from point A to point ZZZ in my posts, here is a crib sheet of quotes covering the subjects about which I tend to wax eloquent, which I have already done in past posts and will most assuredly do in future ones.  


Note the use of the words of others to make my point.  Ironic, no?
Tolerance
You have your way. I have my way.  As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. 
Friedrich Nietzsche
Religion
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.      
Albert Einstein

Aging
It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. 
Brigitte Bardot
The Environment
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb
Parenting
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. 
Josh Billings
Dealing with Adversity
Always be comic in a tragedy.  What the deuce else can you do?
G.K. Chesterton
Politics
Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. 
Ambrose Bierce
The Ridiculousness of Self-Centered-ness
Our egos tell us we’re the only ones that have any kind of feelings. We’re the only ones with a relationship. We’re the only ones with family. You know, I think that if you kill a spider, there is a relationship that you’re ruining. There’s a conversation going on outside with the other spiders. ‘Did you hear about Chris?….Killed yeah….Sneaker. And now Stephanie has nine hundred babies to raise all alone. Well, she’s got her legs full I’ll tell you that right now. Chris was so kind, wouldn’t hurt a fly. It’s just been tough for them lately. They just lost their web last week. Those humans think they’re so smart. Let them try shooting silk out of their butt and see what they can make.
Ellen DeGeneres

Kindness
Be excellent to each other.
   Bill




And in conclusion;
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
Jack Handy





Was that too long, Leah?

2 comments:

  1. The environment quote is fabulous.

    The politics one reminds me of why I hate my fellow lawyers. They always act as though some great principle is at stake, when really it's just the selfish interests of whoever is paying them.

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  2. Leah Hamilton JenkinsJune 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Brava!

    I most enjoyed this post - not that I haven't enjoyed the others but well, you know what I mean.

    I had never heard the Einstein quote - I like that tremendously.

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