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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – Saint Augustine

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – Saint Augustine

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“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”

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“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

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“Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.”

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“If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.”

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“Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.”

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“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”

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“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”

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“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”

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“He that is jealous is not in love.”

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“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

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“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

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“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.”

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“Love is the beauty of the soul.”

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“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”

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“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”

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“God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.”

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“He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.”‘

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“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”

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“If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe.”

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“If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.”

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“To seek the highest good is to live well.”

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“It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.”

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“You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.”

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“The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance.”

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“I will plant my feet on that step where my parents put me as a child, until self-evident truth comes to light.”

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“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”

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“To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.”

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“You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility. And how great soever a mass of building one may wish and design to place above it, the greater the building is to be, the deeper does he dig his foundation.”

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“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.””

Wikipedia:  Saint Augustine

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 22, 2014 – Arthur Schopenhauer

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Monday, December 22, 2014 – Arthur Schopenhauer

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“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.”

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“A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.”

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“A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.”

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“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

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“Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.”

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“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”

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“Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.”

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“If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.”

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It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.

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“Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.”

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“Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.”

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“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

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“The longer a man’s fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.”

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“The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.”

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“The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.”

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“We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.”

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“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.”

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“It is the courage to make a clean breast of it in the face of every question that makes the philosopher. He must be like Sophocles’ Oedipus, who, seeking enlightenment concerning his terrible fate, pursues his indefatigable inquiry even though he divines that appalling horror awaits him in the answer. But most of us carry with us the Jocasta in our hearts, who begs Oedipus, for God’s sake, not to inquire further.”

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“The bad thing about all religions is that, instead of being able to confess their allegorical nature, they have to conceal it; accordingly, they parade their doctrines in all seriousness as true sensu proprio, and as absurdities form an essential part of these doctrines we have the great mischief of a continual fraud. Nay, what is worse, the day arrives when they are no longer true sensu proprio, and then there is an end of them; so that, in that respect, it would be better to admit their allegorical nature at once. But the difficulty is to teach the multitude that something can be both true and untrue at the same time. Since all religions are in a greater or less degree of this nature, we must recognise the fact that mankind cannot get on without a certain amount of absurdity, that absurdity is an element in its existence, and illusion indispensable; as indeed other aspects of life testify.”

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“Compassion is the basis of all morality.”

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“Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.”

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“The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence.”

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“In early youth, as we contemplate our coming life, we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised, sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin.”

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“Do not shorten the morning by getting up late, or waste it in unworthy occupations or in talk; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred. Evening is like old age: we are languid, talkative, silly. Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”

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“To free a man from error does not mean to take something from him, but to give him something.”

Wikipedia:  Arthur Schopenhauer

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 21, 2014 – Frank Lloyd Wright

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, December 21, 2014 – Frank Lloyd Wright

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“A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”

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“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.”

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“Freedom is from within.”

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“Get the habit of analysis – analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.”

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“Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.”

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“I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.”

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“I know the price of success:  dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to thing you want to see happen.”

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“Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism… but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.”

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“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

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“The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.”

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“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”

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“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”

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“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

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“The truth is more important than the facts.”

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“”Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”

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“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”

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“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”

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“A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call ‘democracy’ is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”

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“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

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“Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.”

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“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”

Wikipedia:  Frank Lloyd Wright

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Michelangelo

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Michelangelo

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“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.”

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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

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“Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.”

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“Genius is eternal patience.”

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“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.”

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“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”

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“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.”

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“Yet I am learning.”

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“If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius.”

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“The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.”

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“What do you despise? By this you are truly known.”

Wikipedia:  Michelangelo

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 19, 2014 – Lewis Grizzard

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, December 19, 2014 – Lewis Grizzard

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“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll just find a woman I don’t like and give her a house. “

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“I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married. “

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“Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”

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“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. “

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“Sex hasn’t been the same since women started enjoying it. “

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“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. “

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“The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.”

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“You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ “

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“The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.”

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“Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It’s great for the first two weeks.”

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“Baptists never make love standing up. They’re afraid someone might see them and think they’re dancing.”

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“I have three ex-wives. I can’t remember any of their names, so I just call ‘em Plaintiff.”

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“I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence.”

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“In the south there’s a difference between ‘Naked’ and ‘Nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don’t have any clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you don’t have any clothes on … and you’re up to somethin’.”

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“Kinky sex involves the use of duck feathers. Perverted sex involves the whole duck.”

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“Real estate agents are God’s plague on mankind when locusts are out of season.”

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“Women who drink white wine either want to get married, sell you a piece of real estate, or redecorate your house. Either way, it’s expensive.”

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“Lewis’ advice to Atlantans in case of nuclear war: “If you live on the South side of Atlanta, get on I-75 and go south. If you live of the North side of Atlanta get on I-75 and go north. If you are a Yankee get on 285.” (Note to all you Yankees — I-285 is a continuous loop around the city)”

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“I get letters from people who say, ‘What have you got against women?’ What could I possibly have against women? I’ve married three of them.”

Wikipedia:  Lewis Grizzard

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