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Sunday, June 2nd, 2002
1:05a - On Bad Actions -- Mark Twain
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All kings is mostly rapscallions.
                                        ~ Mark Twain, (1835-1910)


current mood: amused

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1:15a - On Baggage -- Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
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...The baggage carousel completed the usual stress and endurance tests on my suitcases...
                                                                                           ~ Lloyd Biggle, Jr. in A Hazard of Losers, p.2


current mood: amused

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1:16a - On Baseball -- Yogi Berra
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Ninety percent of this game is half mental.
                                                            ~ Yogi Berra


current mood: enthralled

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1:18a - On Bath Tubs (and their contents.) -- Ezra Pound
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As a bathtub lined with white porcelain,
When the hot water gives out or goes tepid,
So is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion,
O my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady.

                                                  ~ Ezra Pound, (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic, reporter

In
Collected Shorter Poems (1984). "The Bath Tub", Lustra (1916).  The poem is thought to be addressed to Pound's fiancée Dorothy Shakespear, whom he married in April, 1914.

(Removed from "La Bañera, Español" 8/13/04.)


current mood: amused

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1:20a - On Bankers -- Anonymous
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Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
                                                  ~ Anonymous


current mood: amused

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1:30a - On Barns -- Anonymous
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To know how country folks are doing, look at their barns, not their houses.
                                                                                                          ~ Anonymous


current mood: amused

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1:35a - On Baseball -- Yogi Berra
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99% of the game is half mental.
                                          ~ Yogi Berra


current mood: amused

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1:48a - On Battles -- Patrick Henry
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The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
                                                              ~ Patrick Henry, speech to the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775


current mood: amused

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5:15a - On Beauty -- Lord Byron
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/518534.html

The fatal gift of beauty
                                ~ Lord Byron


current mood: amused

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5:32a - On Beauty -- David Hume
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Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
                                                      ~ David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher


current mood: amused

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5:35a - On the Beauties of Struggle
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One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
                                                                                                          ~ Sigmund Freud


current mood: amused

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5:40a - On Becoming Men -- Frank Pittman
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We become male automatically because of the Y chromosome and the little magic peanut, but if we are to become men, we need the help of other men; we need our fathers to model for us and then to anoint us; we need our buddies to share the coming-of-age rituals with us and to let us join the team of men, and we need myths of heroes to inspire us and to show us the way.
                                                ~ Frank Pittman (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist and family therapist.
                                                   Man Enough, ch. 9 (1993).


current mood: amused

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5:43a - On Beginning -- Stephen Covey
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Begin with the end in mind.
                          ~ Stephen Covey


current mood: amused

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5:45a - On Beginning -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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What you can do, or think you can, begin it.
                                                ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


current mood: amused

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5:58a - On Beginnings
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As soon as you feel too old for an activity, begin it.
                                                          ~ Chinese Proverb


current mood: amused

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6:00a - On Being -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind with a tender heart.
                                                                                                                        ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


current mood: amused

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6:05a - On Being -- Epictetus
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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
                                                                                                          ~ Epictetus


current mood: amused

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6:07a - On Being 100 -- Bob Hope
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I know how old I am.  I'm so old, they've canceled my blood type.
                                                        ~ Bob Hope, on turning 100 years old May 29.


current mood: amused

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6:09a - On Being Best -- Robert Browning
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Aspire, break bounds.  Endeavor to be good, and better still, best.
                                                                                      ~ Robert Browning


current mood: amused

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6:10a - On Being the Best that You Can Be -- Janet Erskine Stuart
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To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing.
                                                                                                    ~ Janet Erskine Stuart


current mood: amused

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6:15a - On Being Bold -- W.J. Slim
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When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take, choose the bolder.
                                                                                            ~ W.J. Slim


current mood: amused

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6:18a - On Being an Enigma -- Larry David
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I'm a walking, talking enigma.  We're a dying breed.
                                                                        ~ Larry David


current mood: serene

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6:20a - On Being Exceptional -- Lorraine Hansberry
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The thing that makes you exceptional,
if you are at all,
is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
                                                          ~ Lorraine Hansberry


A quote or two here stolen from elionwyr


current mood: amused

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6:30a - On Being First -- Duchesse d'Alencon
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Because of my title I was the first to enter here.  I shall be the last to go out.
                                                                    ~ Duchesse d'Alencon, refusing help during a fire


current mood: amused

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6:35a - On Being Funny -- Harold Ross
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/376733.html

If you can't be funny, be interesting.
                                              ~ Harold Ross


current mood: amused

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7:00a - On Being a Gentleman or Lady -- Thomas H. Huxley
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Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.
                                                                                              ~ Thomas H. Huxley


current mood: amused

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7:03a - On Being Good-Natured -- William Makepeace Thackeray
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The world is good-natured to people who are good natured.
                                                                    ~ William Makepeace Thackeray


current mood: amused

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7:05a - On Being Good Parents -- Benjamin Spock
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The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is best after all.
                                                                                                                          ~ Benjamin Spock


current mood: amused

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7:07a - On Being Half a Writer -- Ray Bradbury
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Only this: if you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer.
                                                                                                                      ~ Ray Bradbury


current mood: amused

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7:08a - On Being a Hero - Lise Hand
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That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.
                                                  ~ Lise Hand, describing Irish journalist Veronica Guerin,
                                                     who was killed as a result of her investigations of Irish organized crime.


current mood: Agreeing

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7:09a - On Being a Hero -- Roman Rollard
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/252454.html

A hero is a man who does what he can.
                                                  ~ Roman Rollard


current mood: amused

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7:10a - On Being Honest -- Thomas Carlyle
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Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.
                                                                      ~ Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish historian and essayist


Repeated in On Honesty


current mood: amused

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7:15a - On Being Human -- E. M. Forester
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To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art.  Men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
                                                                                                                        ~ E. M. Forester


current mood: amused

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7:17a - On Being Human --Jules Renard
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I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts: financial worries.
                                                                                                      ~ Jules Renard


current mood: amused

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7:20a - On Being Idle -- Thomas Jefferson
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Determine never to be idle.  No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any.  It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.
                                                                ~ Thomas Jefferson advising his daughter Martha, 1787.


current mood: amused

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7:21a - On Being in the Right Place -- Swain Wolfe
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Jack happened to look up from the bottom of Lacuna Canyon at the moment the red car flew off the east rim.
                                                                                    ~ Swain Wolfe, opening sentence from The Parrot Trainer


current mood: amused

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7:22a - On Being Normal -- R. D. Laing
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Society highly values its normal man.  It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd, and thus to be normal.  Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years.
                                                                                                                            ~ R. D. Laing


current mood: annoyed

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7:23a - On Being on Time -- Marilyn Monroe
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I've been on a calendar, but never on time.
                                                ~ Marilyn Monroe


current mood: amused

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7:25a - On Being Professional -- Alistair Cooke
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A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.
                                                                                                                ~ Alistair Cooke


current mood: amused

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7:26a - On Being a Reader -- Jim Trelease
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You become a reader because you saw and heard someone you admired enjoying the experience, someone led you to the world of books even before you could read, let you taste the magic of stories, took you to the library, and allowed you to stay up later at night to read in bed.
                                 ~ Jim Trelease (20th century). The New Read-Aloud Handbook, Ch. 1 (1985).


current mood: amused

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7:27a - On Being Sensible -- Epictetus
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He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.
                                                                                                           ~ Epictetus


current mood: amused

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8:15a - On Being Serious -- Margot Fonteyn
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The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously.  The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.
                                                                                                            ~ Margot Fonteyn


current mood: upbeat

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8:20a - On Being Strong -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is only as a man puts off from himself all external support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail.
                                                                                                      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


current mood: amused

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8:25a - On Being a Teacher -- Unknown
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After being interviewed by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said, "Let me see if I've got this right.  You want me to go into that room with all those kids and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning.  And I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse and even censor their T-shirt messages and dress habits.

"You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, check their backpacks for weapons of mass destruction, and raise their self esteem.  You want me to teach them patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship, fair play, how to register to vote, how to balance a checkbook, and how to apply for a job.

"I am to check their heads for lice, maintain a safe environment, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, offer advice, write letters of recommendation for student employment and scholarships, encourage respect for the cultural diversity of others, and make sure that I give the girls in my class fifty percent of my attention.

"My contract requires me to work on my own time after school, evenings and weekends grading papers.  Also, I must spend my summer vacation at my own expense working toward advance certification and a Masters degree.  And on my own time you want me to attend committee and faculty meetings, PTA meetings and participate in staff development training.

"I am to be a paragon of virtue, larger than life, such that my very presence will awe my students into being obedient and respectful of authority.  And I am to pledge allegiance to family values and this current administration.  You want me to incorporate technology into the learning experience, monitor web sites, and relate personally with each student.  That includes deciding who might be potentially dangerous and/or liable to commit a crime in school.

"I am to make sure all students pass the mandatory state exams, even those who don't come to school regularly or complete any of their assignments.  Plus, I am to make sure that all of the students with handicaps get an equal education regardless of the extent of their mental or physical handicap.  And I am to communicate regularly with the parents by letter, telephone, newsletter and report card.

"All of this I am to do with just a piece of chalk, a computer, a few books, a bulletin board, a big smile AND on a starting salary that qualifies my family for food stamps!  You want me to do all of this and yet you expect me...

...NOT TO PRAY?"


current mood: amused

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8:30a - On Being What You Want to Be -- Abraham Lincoln
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You can have anything you want -- if you want it badly enough.  You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
                                                                                                                      ~ Abraham Lincoln


current mood: amused

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10:19a - On Being Yourself -- Seuss
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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind.
                                                                                                          ~ Dr.Seuss


current mood: accomplished

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10:22a - On Being Yourself -- Joss Whedon
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/647361.html

Always be yourself.  Unless you suck.
                                          ~ Joss Whedon


current mood: aggravated

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10:29a - On Belief - Henry Ford
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Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
                                                                                      ~ Henry Ford


current mood: accomplished

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10:30a - On Belief -- Robert Heinlein
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/235067.html

Belief gets in the way of learning.
                                      ~ Robert Heinlein


current mood: amused

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11:06a - On the Benefit of Size -- Walt Whitman
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I am large, I contain multitudes.
                                        ~ Walt Whitman


current mood: upbeat

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11:09a - On the Benefits of Employment -- Daniel Webster
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Employment gives health, sobriety, and morals.  Constant employment and well-paid labor produce general prosperity, content, and cheerfulness.
                                                                                                          ~ Daniel Webster



*Snarl, snarl*


current mood: amused

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12:36p - Best Local Affiliate "Spooky Music" Intro
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Heard at 9:30, "Here's Promethesus, a haunting piece about a guy who had liver problems."


current mood: amused

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1:15p - On Betting -- Damion Runyon
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/407912.html

The race may not be to the swift, nor the game to the strong, but that's how you bet.
                                                                                                                    ~ Damion Runyon


current mood: amused

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2:11p - On Blame -- George Bernard Shaw
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People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don't believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
                                                                                                      ~ George Bernard Shaw


current mood: amused

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2:35p - On Blessings -- Charles Dickens
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Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many  --  not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
                                                                                                            ~ Charles Dickens


current mood: amused

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4:31p - On Bondage — Saddam Hussein, #9 from "10 Dumbest 2003 Quotes"
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/400091.html

When U.S. interrogators asked Saddam Hussein how he was, he responded: "I am sad because my people are in bondage." When offered a glass of water, he replied: "If I drink water I will have to go to the bathroom and how can I use the bathroom when my people are in bondage?"


current mood: disgusted

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5:00p - On Boredom -- Arnold Bennett
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/176152.html

It is not a sin to be bored by what interests others, or to be interested in what bores others.
                                                                                                                          ~ Arnold Bennett


current mood: amused

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5:12p - On Bravery -- Charles Caleb Colton
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Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
                                                                      ~ Charles Caleb Colton


current mood: amused

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5:26p - On Bravery -- James A. Garfield
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/139735.html

If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, -- it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.
                                                                                              ~ James A. Garfield


current mood: amused

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5:35p - On Breathing
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/69194.html

It is not how many breaths one takes in life, but how often life takes your breath away.


current mood: amused

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10:11p - On Being One's Best -- Harold E. Stassen
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/545284.html

...have the courage and the wisdom and the vision to raise a definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man, and then strive mightily toward that goal.
                                                                                                ~ Harold E. Stassen


current mood: bouncy

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10:31p - On Being One's Best -- Somerset Maugham
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/633475.html

Only a mediocre man is always at his best.
                                              ~ Somerset Maugham


current mood: amused

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