Tuesday, April 30, 2019

“Before I was ever in my teens I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.” - Babe Zaharias

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
30 April
In every circumstance I’m meant to carry myself like a team whose professionalism is so unassailable that the game is over before the other guys know it’s even started.

“It is important to act as if bearing witness matters.” – Anonymous

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
29 April
You and I are bearing witness, right now, to something.  It isn’t necessarily the words you and I trot out; no, it’s the person we are that bears witness to that something. Those you and I are close to are absorbing that something and emulating us.
Are you proud of that witnessing? Only you can answer that.

But you cannot escape it.

“Gradually and incrementally you are called on to progress from ‘They can do it, but I can't’ to ‘If they can do it, so can I’ and finally to ‘If I did that then, surely I can do this now.’” - Arnold Kunst

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
April 30
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.” - Abraham Lincoln

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are all in harmony." - Anonymous

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
April 29
At a spontaneous, celebratory White House serenade on the day Lee surrendered - and the Civil War was all but over - Lincoln said, "I have always thought 'Dixie' one of the best tunes I have ever heard. Our adversaries over the way attempted to appropriate it but I insisted that we fairly captured it. I presented it to the Attorney General and he gave it as his legal opinion that it is our lawful prize. I now request the band to favor me with its performance.'"

Sunday, April 28, 2019

“We are built for tranquility – to accept it graciously, to confer it generously.” – Arnold Kunst

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
28 April
“A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.” - Pope John XXIII

Saturday, April 27, 2019

“The root of suffering is attachment.” – The Buddha

27 April
For the loser “detachment” means “I don’t give a damn.”

For the winner “detachment” means “I don’t need to control the outcome.”

"You're never too old to grow younger." - Mae West

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
April 27
As our case is new so we must think anew and act anew." - Abraham Lincoln

Friday, April 26, 2019

“Fear is, always, sugar in your gas tank.” – Arnold Kunst

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
26 April

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
25 April

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