Where did last week go? Finals Week always whisks by quickly, but it seems like five minutes ago it was Monday and now it’s already time for Quotation Saturday! I haven’t had a moment to catch two breaths in a row yet! With almost three weeks before fall semester starts up, I’m hoping to get some sleep and do some serious cleaning.
Here we go: Quotation Saturday!
1. He who limps still walks. –Stanislaw Lee
2. Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue. –Andre Gide
3. Look at the stone cutter, hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. –Jacob A. Ris
4. You manage things; you lead people. –Grace Murray Hopper
5. No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. –Lily Tomlin
6. How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size? –Woody Allen
7. The man who has ceased to learn ought not to be allowed to wander around loose in these dangerous days. –M.M. Coady
8. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. –Harry Golden
9. Experience has taught me this: that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. –Michael de Montaigne
10. Did you hear about the dyslexic satanist? He sold his soul to Santa. –anon
11. Did you hear about the guy who lost his left arm and left leg in a car crash? He’s all right now. –anon
12. Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. –Sarah Bernhardt
13. Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies. –Adrienne Gusoff
14. He who backbites an absent friend, who does not defend him when others find fault, who can pretend what he never saw, who cannot keep secrets entrusted to him, this man is a dangerous individual. Beware of him. –Horace
15. Books are. . . the symbol and presage of immortality. The dead are scattered, and none shall find them, but behold! they are here. –H.W. Beecher
16. The bigot for the most part clings to opinions adopted without investigation, and defended without argument, while he is intolerant of the opinions of others. –Charles Buck
17. Good nonsense is good sense in disguise. –Josh Billings
18. There is something in our minds like sunshine and the weather, which is not under our control. When I write, the best things come to me from I know not where. –G.C. Lichterberg
19. Of the world as it exists, one cannot be enough afraid. –T.W. Adorno
20. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. –Doris Rodriguez
21. You can’t expect to win unless you know why you lose. –Benjamin Lipson
22. If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think. –Clarence Darrow
23. Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. –W. Somerset Maugham
24. You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it. –Charles Buxton
25. Nostalgia is to have a deep longing for a place you wouldn’t move back to. –anon
26. One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our greeds. –Don Robinson
27. Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. –Will Durant
28. It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts. –Addison Walker
29. Never take a “no” from someone who is not empowered to say “yes.” –Unknown
30. Don’t let an old negative person creep into your body. —Beverly T. Glassberg
31. Let’s face the obvious. Yesterday we were nerds. Today we are the cognitive elite. Let’s conquer. –Chester G. Edwards
32. To me, nature is everything that man is born to, and art is the difference he makes in it. –John Erskine
33. The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. –Stanley Kubrick
34. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. –J.F.K.
35. Jesus throws down the dividing prejudices of nationality, and teaches universal love, without distinction or race, merit, or rank. A man’s neighbor is everyone that needs help. –John Cunningham Geikie
36. Help thy brother’s boat across, and lo! Thine own has reached the shore. –Hindu proverb
37. When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see if he is swelling or growing. –Woodrow Wilson
38. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. –Oscar Wilde
39. He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today. –Tryon Edwards
40. One of the commonest ailments of the present day is premature formation of opinion. –Kin Hubbard
41. Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. –Theodore Roosevelt
42. There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone has been too long away from home. –Eisenhower
43. When I walk with you, I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole. –William Makepeace Thackeray.
44. When your mind is already made up that you’re being singled out for persecution, reading between the lines will only substantiate your misconception and make you look like a fool. –Anon
45. Some women grow old gracefully – others wear stretch pants. –Robert Devlin
46. He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. –M.C. Escher
47. A person who is quick to recommend a psychiatrist for others might do well to look in the mirror. –Unknown
48. The mystical thing is not HOW the world is, but THAT it is. –Ludwig Wittgenstein
49. Water which is too pure has no fish. –Ts’ai Ken T’an
50. Be not too quick to judge, lest you forget to add your own actions to the calculation, thereby rendering your first impression inaccurate. –Anon.
My mother’s birthday is Tuesday, but my sisters are coming down tomorrow and we’re having a little party for her then, so Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you.
I’m also looking forward to seeing my sisters. I don’t always agree with them, but I will always love them, whether they like it or not.
It’s nice to have my blog back again after being labeled “spam” and disabled by Blogger for two days. However, this was the last straw, and I’m in the process of moving this blog. As soon as this process is complete, I’ll put the new url on this blog and then forevermore keep myself only unto the new domain. Nothing will change except the url, so be ready to update Scheiss Weekly’s address in your blogrolls and readers.
I have slept most of today away. I didn’t realize that I was so completely worn out. I do that all the time; you know, run on energy pulled out of nowhere, and then collapse. Maybe tomorrow will be better.