"No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another
to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true."
"The truth is always the strongest argument."
"To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me."
"In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that
will worship him and a cat that will ignore him."
"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed
but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five
hundred years of democracy and peace and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock."
"After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have
You city folk, you worry about a lot of shit, don't you? You all come up here about the
same age, with the same problems. You spend about fifty weeks a year getting knots in your rope and then you think two weeks
up here will untie them for you. None of you get it. Do you know what the secret of life is? One thing, just one thing. you
stick to that and everything else don't mean shit. That's great, but what's the one thing?
That's what you gotta figure out
"The difference between a smart person and a wise person is that a smart person knows what to
say and a wise person knows whether or not to say it."
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: "Inside of me
there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time."
When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."
"In any conflict, we can defend ourselves or we can learn. Defense has made the world unlivable.
What would happen if we chose to learn instead? Instead of saying, 'You frighten me', what if we said, 'You interest me'?"
Leslie Back, One
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust
him." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I wanted a perfect ending.. Now, I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and
some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment
and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity." Gilda Radner
"Spirituality leaps where science cannot yet follow, because science must always test and measure,
and much of reality and human experience is immeasurable." Miriam Simos
"Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully."
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but
about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed, but with what is still possible for
you to do." Pope John XXIII
"As much of heaven is visible as we have eyes to see." William Winter
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when
the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Anyone can give up, its the easiest thing in the world to do, but to hold
it together, when everyone else is expecting you to fall apart, THAT IS TRUE STRENGTH.
Even if all you can do is cry..
if they see they got to you they
they got you beat .. just
swallow your tears and stand
up on your feet .. show them
you wont give up.. no matter
There will be two dates on your tombstone, Everone will read them; but the only thing
that matters is the little dash between them.