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The tears happen; endure, grieve and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.
My Sister, Dr. Jan Wilson and george carlin
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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education
will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Go placidly amid the
noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible,
without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly
and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too
have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the
If you compare
yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be
greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as
your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real
possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in
your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not
blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and
everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign
affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and
disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly to the
counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture
strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress
yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome
discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less
than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not
it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace
with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and
aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham,
drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to
Max Ehrmann c.1920
There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you are sick there are only two things to worry about, either you will get well or you will die. If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you die there are only two things to worry about, either you will go to heaven or to hell. If you go to heaven, then there is nothing to worry about. And if you to go hell, you'll be so darn busy shaking hands with your friends you won't have time to worry!
How to Write Good
Frank L. Visco
1. Avoid Alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat)
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren’t necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
Philip K. Dick
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.
I have not lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere.
Beginning is easy - Continuing is hard.
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Sir Winston Churchill
The big thieves hang the little ones.
Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.
H. P. Lovecraft
I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can not expect an apostle to peer out.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do?
A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.
God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas.
It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.
There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Sir Winston Churchill
The two enemie of the people are criminals and government,
so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution
so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
It's not possible to disagree with someone about the ethics of non-violence without wanting to kick his face in.
Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.
Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.
Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be.
All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.