Abraham Lincoln? Mark Twain? Biblical Proverb? Maurice Switzer? Arthur Burns? John Maynard Keynes? Confucius?Anonymous? Here are two versions of an entertaining saying that is usually credited to Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. It’s better to keep your mouth […]
We believe everything is OK as long as you don’t hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt, and to the best of your knowledge. We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that adultery is fun. We believe that sodomy’s OK. We […]
A fragment. In the dungeon-crypts idly did I stray, Reckless of the lives wasting there away; “Draw the ponderous bars! open, Warder stern!” He dared not say me nay–the hinges harshly turn. “Our guests are darkly lodged,” I whisper’d, gazing through The vault, whose grated eye showed heaven more gray than blue; (This was when […]
Source: Harlem Renaissance – The Queen’s Poems Hey Black Child Do you know who you are Who you really are Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be Hey Black Child Do you know where you are going Where you’re really going Do […]
O world invisible, we view thee, O world intangible, we touch thee, O world unknowable, we know thee, Inapprehensible, we clutch thee! Does the fish soar to find the ocean, The eagle plunge to find the air— That we ask of the stars in motion If they have rumour of thee there? Not where the […]
(found on the body of an American Soldier during World War I) Lord God, I have never spoken to you, but now I want to say how do you do? You see God they told me you didn’t exist, and like a fool I believed all this. Last night from a shell hole I saw […]
Your convenience could be your disadvantage, because convenience is comfort, and comfort is an enemy of progress…
My child arrived just the other day He came to the world in the usual way But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay He learned to walk while I was away And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew He’d say, I’m gonna be like you, dad You […]
njira ikura igiaga ime kwina riua ( mundu ukura datungaga wao ) ~ persistent resistance to advice is the road to misery this is a Kikuyu proverb promoting adherence to counsel and being susceptible to instructions.
YOLO => “you only live once” or in Latin, “carpe diem” (“seize the day“). We live when we risk…of course accountably and thoughtfully! You never know how marvelous and talented you are, you never know what skills you can learn.