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Tuesday's Quotes - August 22, 2017 - Contemplations

“What seems natural to us is probably just something familiar in a long tradition that has forgotten the unfamiliar source from which it arose. And yet this unfamiliar source once struck man as strange and caused him to think and to wonder.”

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Lazy Sunday Evening Thoughts

Late again with my Sunday post – and suddenly realizing that I’ve also neglected to write a compassion post for this month, and it really is the 20th already. 219 more words

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The best philosophy is sometimes the simplest

“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”

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Tuesday's Quotes - August 15, 2017 - Wise words

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes … and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”

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Losing balance & starting to topple

To borrow a line for Sara Bareilles, “Blank stares at blank pages, no easy way to say this”.

I’m still on vacation for a couple of days yet, and, although I try hard to stay out of the fray when I’m away, sometimes it simply isn’t possible. 1,574 more words

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Hubris

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.”

— Samuel Butler

Words to ponder this weekend as our president threatens nuclear war with North Korea and thanks Vladimir Putin for expelling our diplomats from Russia (yes, even on vacation, I can’t avoid the news).

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