Saturday, February 22, 2020

“Smile at everyone you meet. God knows, they need it far more than you realize!” - Arnold Kunst

“Me Too, 365,” by Arnold Kunst
22 February
“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” – Jackie Kennedy

“The critic belongs on the sidelines; you belong in the game.” - Anonymous

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
22 February

You’ll never succeed until you want to do the thing more fiercely than your critics don’t want you to do it.

“Every man who can be a first-rate something has no right to be a fifth-rate something, for a fifth-rate something is no better than a first-rate nothing.” - Josiah Holland

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
February 22
“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step across the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” - Abraham Lincoln



Friday, February 21, 2020

“The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” - Mark Twain

“Me Too, 365,” by Arnold Kunst
21 February

“For each ecstatic instant / We must an anguish pay / In keen and quivering ratio / To the ecstasy.” - Emily Dickinson

“Because you were neither hot nor cold I have vomited you forth from my mouth.” – The Bible

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
21 February
If you end up not getting what you once said you wanted, it is either because you didn't really want it, and/or you tried to bargain over the price. Here’s the rule: the definitive always win; the tentative always lose. Oh, and one other thing: nobody can break that rule.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Henry David Thoreau

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
February 21
“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.” - Abraham Lincoln