Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August Words of Wisdom

Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. --Samuel Adams

Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles. --Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. --Richard Feynman

Let truth and falsehood grapple...in a free and open encounter. --John Milton

If you don't follow your heart, you might spend the rest of your life wishing you had. --Brigitte Nicole

I have made my world and it is a much better world than I ever saw outside. ]
--Louise Nevelson

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. --Colette

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow." --The Talmud

The older I get, the more I realize I don't want to be around drama, conflict or stress. I want a cozy home, good food, and to be surrounded by happy people. --Unknown

The ones who ask for nothing other than your authentic self, are the ones you should spend the most time with on purpose. --Stacie Martin

Some people don't wanna be fixed, because being broken gets them attention. --Unknown

When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. --Judge Michael McHaney

I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You're not competing with another person, you're competing with my comfort zones. 
--Horacio Jones

Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. --Franz Kafka

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. --Margaret Donnano

We live in times where smart people are silenced so that stupid people won't be offended. --Brigitte Gabriel

You should sit in nature for 20 minutes a day...unless you're busy, then you should sit for an hour. --Zen Saying

You can rise up from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You're not stuck. You have choices. You can think new thoughts. You can learn something new. You can create new habits. All that matters is that you decide today and never look back. --Idil Ahmed

Reality is what continues to exist whether you believe it or not. --Philip K. Dick

The nearer a person comes to a calm mind, the closer they are to strength. 
--Marcus Aurelius

Give me a good script, and I'll be a hundred times better as a director. 
--George Cukor

There has never been a shortage of people eager to draw up blueprints for running other people's lives. --Thomas Sowell

I only sound intelligent when there is a good script writer around. --Christian Bale

Keep me away from the wisdom that doesn't cry, the philosophy that doesn't laugh, and the greatness that doesn't bow to children. --Kahlil Gibran

It's really difficult to be in a bad mood when you're sitting on the sand, listening to the ocean. --Rachel Roy

Write your first draft quickly, before you have time to think. Let go of the result. --Alan Watt

Create your vision, then go beast mode to achieve it. --Unknown

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic. --Jean Sebilius

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. --Theodore Roosevelt

I've made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them. --Sandra Bullock

The truth does not require your participation to exist. Bullshit does. --Terence McKenna

The real innovators did their innovating by just being themselves. --William James "Count" Basie

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. --Abraham Lincoln

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. --Tony Robbins


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