“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”- MARTIN NIEMÖLLER
Sunday, December 4, 2016
"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn, and to sing at dusk, was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated."
~Terry Tempest Williams
"But art is not simply works of art; it is the spirit that knows Beauty, that has music in its soul and the color of sunsets in its head-kerchiefs; that can dance on a flaming world and make the world dance, too."
~W. E. B. Du Bois
All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.
"Whatever happens in life happens to make you stronger. So fear not, accept it as a gift from the universe. Use the event to capture the essence of this journey we call life."
Words are windows, or they're walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"I believe I know the only cure, which is to make one’s center of life inside of one’s self, not selfishly or excludingly, but with a kind of unassailable serenity—to decorate one’s inner house so richly that one is content there, glad to welcome anyone who wants to come and stay, but happy all the same when one is inevitably alone."
"Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty."
~ Albert Einstein
Out of the darkness, out of the night,
May I find joy and all that is right:
Open my eyes, so I'll see the light
That comes when we have spiritual sight."
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
"Silence is one of the great arts of conversation"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
A man went to see the doctor. After the diagnosis, the doctor said, "Well, I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that you have an inoperable brain tumor. The good news is our hospital has just been certified to do brain transplants and there has been an accident right out front and a young couple was killed and you can have whichever brain you like. The man's brain is $100,000.00 and the woman's brain is $30,000.00."
The patient could not help but ask, "Why the price difference between the male and the female brain?""Because the female brain has been used."
Today's helpful hint: when applying for a job as a statistician, don't tell them you're willing to give them 110 percent.
Sleeping comes so naturally to me, I could do it with my eyes closed.
Pythagoras told a story of US Indians. A chief had had a favoured squaw he gave a hippopotamus hide. To two other squaws, he gave ordinary hides. Time passed, and the Chief went to happy hunting grounds, leaving the squaws to fight among themselves. The sons of the less favoured squaws fought with the favoured one. It was a draw. And just as Pythagoras predicted. The squaw with the hippopotamus was equal to the sons of the squaws with the other two hides.
A mother pig was walking through the barnyard one day with one of her piglets. Suddenly, a raccoon raced out from behind the barn and scared the living daylights out of the mother pig.
The little hog laughed to see such sport and the sow jumped over the coon.
I would like to go to Holland one day, wooden shoe?
I burnt my Hawaiian pizza today.
I should have cooked it at Aloha temperature.
Weight loss pills stolen this morning - police say suspects are still at large.
Correct spelling is impotent. Today I will exorcise the beagle
To kill a circus in one blow, go for the juggler.
How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?
One, but you really have to squeeze him in!
Never trust an atom. They make up EVERYTHING!
My kitchen floor is sticky, and I had to do something about it. So finally I went out and bought some slippers.