Tuesday, July 31, 2018

"Surprise is the enemy of prudence." [Anonymous]

31 July
Plan your life, especially the big things. Otherwise, for example, your children will arrive as a result of mindless propagation, God help them.

“Trust and start walking. We are not alone in the dark; our path will unfold as we move.” – Pablo Coelho

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
July 31
'I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.'
- Abraham Lincoln

'Don't ever let anyone belittle your ambitions.'
- Mark Twain

“Great love and great achievements involve great risk.” – Dalai Lama

30 July
From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
Maybe like me there have been times when you've learned the hard way that you’ve leaned the ladder of your ambition against the wrong building.

“You know you have made the right decision when there is peace in your heart.” – Anonymous

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
July 30
'When the people rise in masses in behalf of the Union and the liberties of their country, truly may it be said, “the gates of hell shall not prevail against them.”’
- Abraham Lincoln

'Where do I sign?'
- Anonymous

Sunday, July 29, 2018

“The first step toward greatness is honesty.” - Anonymous

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
29 July
How often does this happen? The two of you get a divorce and you go your separate ways as enemies, not as friends. What’s that about? If divorce has to happen, part as friends, blessing one another as two ships that, now, part in the night.

“The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.” – Oscar Wilde

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
July 29
‘As a general rule I abstain from reading reports of attacks upon myself, wishing not to be provoked by that to which I cannot properly offer an answer.’
- Abraham Lincoln

’I’d be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.’
- Terry Pratchett

Saturday, July 28, 2018

“What you call ‘delusional thinking’ I call ‘fictional bliss.’” - Anonymous

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
28 July
Don’t be delusional: thinking about taking some business class at the local community college doesn’t make you ready to be the CEO of something. [By the way, neither does actually TAKING the class!]