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Thursday, November 17, 2022

November 2022 Quotations (52)

“The book [that] you don’t read won’t help.”
~~ motivational speaker Jim Rohn [1930-2009]

“Mistakes are part of the dues [that] one pays for a full life."
~~ Italian actress Sophia Loren

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.”
~~ Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl Of Derby [1752–1834]

“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything."
~~ actress Marilyn Monroe [1926-62]

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice."
~~ Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
~~ Roy T. Bennett

“If you're an asshole, you're not a success."
~~ popular science writer Adam M. Grant

“Inside the person [that] you know, there is a person [that] you do not know."
~~ saying in Syria

“There is more to life than increasing its speed."
~~ Mahatma Gandhi [1869-1948]

“The GOP never let the facts get in the way of bad policy."
~~ Teresa Hanafin, Boston Globe staff writer

“Become an alchemist. Transmute base metal into gold, suffering into consciousness, disaster into enlightenment."
~~ Eckhart Tolle

“Life: be the example or be made the example.”
~~ Chris Morgan

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

“Worrying is praying for what you don't want."
~~ Bhagavan Das

“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life."
~~ Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-1959], in 1957

“[Donald] Trump is an unparalleled danger."
~~ journalist Bob Woodward, in 2022

“I ask not for any crown / But that which all may win; / Nor try to conquer any world / Except the one within."
~~ Louisa May Alcott [1832-88]

“Life has always been a series of battles - what matters is which ones you choose to engage in and which side you are on."
~~ G.E. Nordell

“It’s not a lie if you believe it.”
~~ character George Costanza on the "Seinfeld" TV series [1989-1998]

“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion, free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention, that is when ideas are born."
~~ visionary Nikola Tesla [1856-1943]

“Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."
~~ Shirdi Sai Baba [1838?-1918]

“Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success."
~~ motivational speaker & writer Dale Carnegie [1888-1955]

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure . . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
~~ Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]

“The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

“I consider myself a success only insofar as my life is useful, revealing, and rewarding to my kind."
~~ Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-1959], in 1957

“The reaction among Republican elected officials and their conservative-media life-support system to the beating of Paul Pelosi . . . marks a new level of depravity in the GOP."
~~ Tom Nichols, staff writer at "The Atlantic Magazine"

“As the vilest writer has his readers, so the greatest liar has his believers: and it often happens, that if a lie be believed only for an hour, it has done its work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it . . .”
~~ Jonathan Swift [1667–1745]

“You can't love your country only when you win."
~~ President Joe Biden, in speech 11/2/2022

“Sleep is the best meditation."
~~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

“Man is a genius when he is dreaming."
~~ cinema master Akira Kurosawa [1910-98]

“It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error."
~~ Thomas Paine [1737-1809]

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
~~ Persian poet & mystic Rumi [1207-73]

“[The] precepts of Siddha Yoga [are]: Kneel to your own Self. Worship your Self. Meditate on your Self. Love your Self. Honor your Self. God dwells within you as you."
~~ Swami Muktananda [1908-82]

“I never signed on to Twitter. I try to avoid jumping into cesspools."
~~ G.E. Nordell

“The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy."
~~ Dutch theologian Henri Nouwen [1932-96]

“I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk."
~~ disgraced Cong. Lauren Boebert [GOP CO 2021-2022], in 2022

Rambo is me before coffee in the morning; Rocky is me after coffee."
~~ action star Sylvester 'Sly' Stallone, in 2019

“Sex is like a Chinese dinner - it ain’t over until you both get your cookies."
~~ American comedian Gallagher [1946-2022]

“In the good old days, things were much more like they used to be back then."
~~ Ziggy cartoon panel drawn by Tom Wilson & Tom II, 11/2022

“A playful path is the shortest route to happiness."
~~ game designer Bernard Louis De Koven [1941-2018]

“One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are."
~~ Steve Jobs [1955-2011]

“Social media is aging, not dying. I think that these [recent events] are just broad trends."
~~ Charlie Warzel, staff writer at The Atlantic Magazine, in 2022 interview

“Love is wise – Hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact, that some people say things we don't like. We can only live together in that way. But if we are to live together, and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance which is absolutely vital, to the continuation of human life on this planet."
~~ British philosopher Bertrand Russell [1872-1970], in 1959 B.B.C. Interview segment on "Face To Face"

“Listen to your own voice. Don't listen to someone else's. To me the way to live is to always move forward - to keep searching for whatever it is that interests you."
~~ singer-songwriter Neil Young

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
~~ columnist Marilyn vos Savant

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It's seeing through the facade of pretense. It's the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
~~ American spiritual teacher Adyashanti

“There's a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities."
~~ fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin [1929-2018]

“If there is anything that gives me hope about the future of our country, it is that our younger generation is the most progressive generation in history."
~~ Sen. Bernie Sanders

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics."
~~ Middle Platonist philosopher Plutarch [46?–127 C.E.]

“I would like to paint the way [that] a bird sings."
~~ French impressionist painter Claude Monet [1840-1926]

“You cannot save people. You can only love them."
~~ Anaïs Nin [1903-77]

“Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as possess."
~~ Thomas Paine [1737-1809]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

Friday, November 11, 2022

PREDICTION re Congress

After the votes are counted, either the Senate or the House could slide over just a few seats and become majority Republican. In either case, what will happen is that the Eisenhower Republicans will step forward and assert control and the rabid fascist clowns will be prevented from doing more damage to the country.