Friday, May 31, 2019

“Practice the art of patience for nature never acts in haste.” Og Mandino

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

Life has a way of coming at me at its own pace and doesn’t take kindly to my pushing the water uphill any more than it does to my pushing it downhill.

“It's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.” - Barack Obama

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
May 31
“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.” - Abraham Lincoln

“When all is said and done, more gets said than done.” - Anonymous

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
May 30
“When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. That is my religion.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Take it easy. But take it.” – Woodie Guthrie

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
30 May
The deepest values you believe in are, surely, too precious to disrespect with your own small-mindedness.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

“You’d think after practicing 20 times every night I would have gotten better at putting a toddler to bed.” - Anonymous

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

It’s a good thing we’re not on a one-mistake-per-day authorization. Otherwise I’d be into next week’s credit before breakfast! – Arnold Kunst

“Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.” - Simone Weil

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
May 29
“The presidential campaign of 1860 that elected Lincoln for the first time ‘completely failed to do what a political campaign is supposed to do – bring the nation to a full awareness and earnest discussion of its most crucial issues and lead to a verdict that would put those issues on the way toward settlement. There had been nothing even resembling an attempt by reasonable men to analyze a baffling problem and see what could be done about it… The election would be a shock which could benefit no one but the extremists on both sides.” - Bruce Catton

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

“You always had the power, my dear; you just had to discover it for yourself.” – The Wizard of Oz

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
28 May

You and I are meant to get the balance right, to be eager to pay in the proper coinage the price victory requires. For life holds immense riches in store for you and me. Those riches are coming as inevitably as the tiniest stream on the highest mountain is destined, sooner or later, to reach the ocean for that ocean draws it inexorably.