Monday, January 31, 2011

Civil Liberties

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Human wall protecting the Cairo Museum: "Kudos to these men. Source, via Reddit."

"Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one." ~ Chinese Proverb

Friday, January 28, 2011


"The greater part of progress is the desire to progress." ~ Seneca

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Everyday LIfe

"One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires." ~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Forbidden

"Forbid us something, and that thing we desire." ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


"He who wants milk should not sit himself in the middle of a pasture waiting for a cow to back up to him." ~ Anonymous

Monday, January 24, 2011


"The predilection to do something does not actually achieve anything." ~ Faith Puleston

Friday, January 21, 2011

Staying Power

"Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power - a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment." ~ Marsha Sinetar

Thursday, January 20, 2011


"Desire is everything, not talent. It's the degree of one's desire that will dictate the extent of one's success, in any endeavour." ~ Ken Danby

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Desire To Render

"Landscape sparks in us a desire to render on canvas the poetry that viewing it makes us feel, and in some deeper way, connects us to it like a silent prayer." ~ Janet Warrick

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Desire To Work

"Talent for and interest in art are not the only requisite traits needed for making a career as an artist. The main characteristic of most working artists seems to be a strong unabating desire to work." ~ Nancy Bea Miller

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wish Come True

"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however." ~ Richard Bach

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


"Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs." ~ George Chapman

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Paying A Compliment

"Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it." ~ Kin Hubbard

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Small Compliment

"There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment." ~ Robert Brault

Friday, January 7, 2011

Year's End

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." ~ Hal Borland

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

A happy New Year! Grant that I

May bring no tear to any eye

When this New Year in time shall end

Let it be said I've played the friend,

Have lived and loved and labored here,

And made of it a happy year.

~Edgar Guest

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


"He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;

He who makes one is a fool."

~ F.M. Knowles

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." ~ John Burroughs

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hail 2011

"The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!" ~ Edward Payson Powell

Saturday, January 1, 2011