Musings

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Ever tried?  Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

The farther backward you can look; the farther forward you can see. – Winston Churchilll

Don’t try to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors, just try to be better than yourself. – William Faulkner

You may just be one failure away from success. – Ian

Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. – Unknown

Advice from Sherrie: “Mercy. My advice is always head down, push through. Same way I arrived, same way I survive. LOL

Hey, Lady, you can if you try. – Erma Bombeck

Destined to be an old woman with no regrets. – Unknown

I dwell in possibility. – Emily Dickenson

Gertrude Stein, dying, asked, “What is the answer?” She lay silent for a moment, and then asked, “But then, what is the question?”

Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle, 354-322 BC

Albert Einstein quotes

I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves – such an ethical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty… The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. –A.E.

To me it is enough to wonder at the secrets. –A.E.

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy [imagination] has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing absolute knowledge. –A.E.

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. –Plato, 428-348 BC

Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle, 354-322 BC

Contentment makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be..
It’s the way it is..
The way we cope with it,
is what makes the difference.   – Virginia Satir

Laughter is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.  – Unknown

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. – Mark Twain

Twice I have lived forever in a smile. – e.e.cummings

In the words of a Chinese Zen Master, “Nothing is left to you at this moment but to have a good laugh.”

If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. – From the Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tsu, B.C.E. 500

Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words

  • Cogito ergo doleo – I think, therefore I am depressed. – Descarte
  • Cogito ergo sum – I think, therefore I am.
  • Constantia in ardua – by perseverance against difficulty
  • Non illegitimus carborundum – Don’t let the bastards get you down.
  • Primum non hocere – First, do no harm.
  • Odi et amo – I hate and I love.
  • Per Aspara Ad Astra – Through hardship to the stars.
  • Cum grano salis – With a grain of salt
  • Ubi Societas, ibi lus – where there is society, there is law
  • Perfer obdura – Hold out. Be strong.
  • Dura lex. Sed lex. – Law is harsh but should prevail.
  • Sine qua non – Without which there is nothing (love? Truth? Beauty? Honor?…)
  • Ignoramus et ignorabimus – We do not know and we will not know.
  • Hic et Nunc – Here and now
  • Draco Dormiens Nanquam – Never tickle a sleeping dragon.