Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The first tftd on Friday was a quote by Marcel Marceau.

     America will never be destroyed from the outside.
     If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be
     because we destroyed ourselves.

                           -Abraham Lincoln

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29th, 2014


                Always borrow money from a pessimist;
                he doesn't expect to be paid back.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Life is the sum of your choices.
                              -Albert Camus
                               Bits and Pieces June 2014
                               From the one who wishes to
                               remain anonymous. (FTOWWTRA)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand,
      water is water. And east is east and west is west and
      if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce
      they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does.
      Now you tell me what you know.

                               -Groucho Marx
                                Brainy Quotes

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Golden Oldie

         Long computations which yield zero
         are probably all for naught.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The more sand that has escaped
      from the hourglass of our life, the
      clearer we should see through it.

           -Jean-Paul Sartre, writer
            and philosopher (1905-1980)
            A.W.A.D.  Feb2012

(However one must factor in failing eyesight. -tft)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

     Weinberg's Principle:

        An expert is a person who avoids the small errors
        while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
                -- Charles A. Beard

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

It is difficult to free fools
                from the chains they revere.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Do not go where the path may lead,
      go instead where there is no path
      and leave a trail.

                -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Truth never damages
        a cause that is just.

           -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
            A.W.A.D. Nov2012

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12th, 2014

When two opposite points of view are expressed
               with equal intensity, the truth does not
               necessarily lie exactly halfway between them.
               It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.

                          -Richard Dawkins, biologist and
                           author (b. 1941)
                           A.W.A.D  Nov2012

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11th, 2014


    Law of the Perversity of Nature:

        You cannot successfully determine beforehand
        which side of the bread to butter.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

 Employ your time in improving yourself by
             other men's writings, so that you shall
             gain easily what others have labored hard for.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

  In our world of big names, curiously,
     our true heroes tend to be anonymous.
     In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion,
     the person of solid virtues who can be
     admired for something more substantial than
     his well-knownness often proves to be the
     unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother,
     the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely,
     underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs.

                 -Daniel J Boorstin, historian, professor,
                  attorney, and writer (1914-2004)
                  A.W.A.D Nov 2012

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Today you are you!
              That is truer than true!
              There is no one alive
              who is you-er than you!

                        -Dr. Seuss
                         Brainy Quotes

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday, September 5th, 2014

If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
      they don't have to worry about the answers.

                        -Thomas Pynchon,
                         writer (b. 1937)
                         May 8, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Love all,
                    trust a few,
                    do wrong to none.

                         -William Shakespeare,
                          _All's Well That Ends Well_
                          Brainy Quotes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Political T.V. commercials prove one thing: some candidates can tell all their good points and qualifications in just 30 seconds.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Knowledge is power and
              enthusiasm pulls the switch.

                         -Steve Droke
                          March Bits and Pieces
                          Contributed by someone
                          who used to want to
                          remain anonymous.
                          I am assuming he still does.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Everyone has a burden.
             What counts is how you carry it.

                         -Merle Miller
                          March Bits and Pieces
                          Contributed by someone
                          who used to want to
                          remain anonymous.
                          I am assuming he still does.