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Monday, June 3rd, 2002
1:55a - On Cantering -- Benjamin Disraeli


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/470313.html

A canter is a cure for every evil.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli


current mood: serene

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3:02a - On Cell Phones -- Garrison Keillor


Last Saturday, on the Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor as Guy Noir, Private Eye, said, "I don't like cell phones. If God meant us to have loud, one-sided conversations in public, He'd have made us crazy people."

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3:35a - On Ceremony -- Confucius (Kongzi) (551-479 BC)
Confucius relished the idea of ceremony and promoted it as a means to serve as a visual and behavioral reminder of rank.  The external signs or rituals of society were to regulate both day to day exchanges as well as the ceremonies of State.  Rank was dignified by rituals as well as privilege.  Each rank would have specific roles in religious and political ceremonies and would be limited to certain ceremonies they could conduct.  Included in the idea of ceremony were the clothes that you were to wear, the insignias on the clothing or your carriage, the style of hat worn on special occasions, where you could and could not walk, and even the colors you were allowed to use in clothing and decoration.  Only the Emperor was to use and wear certain colors of gold, crimson, and purple.

http://hua.umf.maine.edu/Reading_Revolutions/Confucius.html


current mood: pleased

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3:48a - On Censors -- murky accreditation


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/422469.html

A censor is someone who knows more than he thinks YOU should.
    --Contact Don Forsling, who accredited it... The web found, "Was it Lily Thomlin who said..."

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9:19a - On Challenges -- Rudy Giuliani
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/73761.html

I love the challenge of doing things people say can't be done.  The minute somebody says, "That can't be done," I respond by thinking it would be interesting, exciting and fulfilling to prove it can be done.
                                                                                                          ~ Rudy Giuliani


current mood: amused

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9:50a - On Chance -- Maltbie Babcock
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/423302.html

A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us.
                              ~ Maltbie Babcock


current mood: amused

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10:00a - On Change
http://www.livejournal.com/~pandemo/235779.html

What I said never changed anyone.  What they understood did.

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10:08a - On Change -- John F. Kennedy
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/232117.html

Those who make peaceful change impossible will make violent change inevitable.
                                                                                                              ~ John F. Kennedy


current mood: amused

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10:13a - On Change -- Gandhi
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/185164.html

Be the change that you want to see in the world.
                                                                  ~ Gandhi


current mood: amused

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11:04a - On Changing Opinions -- Cicero
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/127860.html

No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.
                                                                                                                                                      ~ Cicero


current mood: amused

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11:05a - On Character -- Phillips Brooks
pandemo.livejournal.com/217106.html

Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life.  But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks.  Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer.  Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.
                                                                                                          ~ Phillips Brooks


current mood: pensive

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11:11a - On Character -- James Buckham
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/359957.html

Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly.  They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it.  Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy.  Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
                                                                                                                                        ~ James Buckham


current mood: productive

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11:16a - On Character -- Joan Didion
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/307435.html

Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life—is the source from which self-respect springs.
                                                                                                                    ~ Joan Didion


current mood: pensive

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11:22a - On Character -- Congressman J. C. Watts
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/237681.html

Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.
                                                          ~ Congressman J. C. Watts (R. Oklahoma)


current mood: pensive

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11:30a - On Chastity
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/229574.html

Chaste makes waste.


current mood: shocked

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11:35a - On Chivalry -- Charles Kingsley
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/254656.html

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead.  The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
                                                ~ Charles Kingsley (1819-75), British writer and clergyman.


current mood: noble

11:40a - On Chocolate -- Anonymous
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/230204.html

If chocolate sits on the grocery store shelf past its freshness date, some stock clerk will remove it and throw it away.  Imagine the waste.


current mood: hungry

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11:41a - On Choices -- Joan Baez
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/559664.html

You don't get to choose how you're going to die.  Or when.  You can only decide how you're going to live.  Now.
                                                                                                                        ~ Joan Baez


current mood: pensive

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11:42a - On Choices -- Hillary Rodham Clinton
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/380811.html

Eleanor Roosevelt understood that every one of us every day has choices to make about the kind of person we are and what we wish to become.  You can decide to be someone who brings people together, or you can fall prey to those who wish to divide us.  You can be someone who educates yourself, or you can believe that being negative is clever and being cynical is fashionable.  You have a choice.
                                                                                                                ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton


current mood: pensive

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11:44a - On Choices -- dlp
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/252021.html

There comes a time in your adult life when you don't want to ride the horse that fits - you want to ride the horse that you choose.
                                                                                                                      ~ dlp


I was looking too low in her journal...


current mood: pensive

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11:45a - On Climate vs. Company
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/196434.html

Go to Heaven for the climate; go to Hell for the company.
                                                                              ~ Mark Twain


current mood: pleased

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11:50a - On Clothing -- Mark Twain
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/363176.html

Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence in society.
                                                                                                            ~ Mark Twain


current mood: LOL

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12:00p - Good Use of Alliteration - On Cobwebs - Lisa Jackson, New Year's Daddy, p. 17
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/579092.html

New Year's Daddy by Lisa Jackson, p. 17:

Cobwebs trailed from the ceiling and the leftover meals of spiders -- dead, drained insect carcasses -- vied with mouse pellets for space in dark corners.


current mood: uck

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12:06p - On Comfort -- Elizabeth T. King
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/252731.html

I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.
                                                                                                                                  ~ Elizabeth T. King


current mood: pensive

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12:15p - On Commitment -- Orison Sweet Marden
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/118207.html

Who would have ever heard of Theodore Roosevelt outside of his immediate community if he had only half committed himself to what he had undertaken, if he had brought only a part of himself to his task?  The great secret of his career has been that he has flung his whole life, not a part of it, with all the determination and energy and power he could muster, into everything he has undertaken.  No dillydallying, no faint-hearted efforts, no lukewarm purpose for him!
                                                                                                                    ~ Orison Sweet Marden


current mood: pleased

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12:32p - Common Elements -- Harlan Ellison
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/159756.html

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
                                                                                                        ~ Harlan Ellison


current mood: peaceful

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12:45p - On the Company Kept -- Anonymous
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/314047.html

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
                                                                ~ Anonymous


current mood: amused

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12:50p - On Conclusions -- Arthur Block
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/155216.html

A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.
                                                                                            ~ Arthur Block


current mood: pensive

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1:15p - On Confidence
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/702789.html

"Confidence is the feeling one has before understanding the situtation."

I chose not to understand the situtation this year.
                                                    ~ Kat Hinkson, NANO Novelist


current mood: amused

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1:33p - On Confusion -- Salvador Dali
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/341553.html

I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.
                                                                                ~ Salvador Dali


current mood: peaceful

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1:35p - On Confusion -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/341246.html

People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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1:40p - On Confusion -- Molly Ivins


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/340616.html

The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.
    -- Molly Ivins

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1:42p - On Our Connection to Nature -- D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/295537.html


Oh, what a catastrophe for man when he cut himself off from the rhythm of the year, from his unison with the sun and the earth. Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was a personal, merely personal feeling, taken away from the rising and the setting of the sun, and cut off from the magic connection of the solstice and the equinox!
    -- D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. Published by Mandrake Press (1930). A Propos of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” Bantam Books (1980).

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1:45p - On Conscience -- James Freeman Clarke
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/211939.html

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
                                                                                        ~ James Freeman Clarke


current mood: peaceful

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1:50p - On Conspirators -- William Shakespeare
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/319870.html

False face must hide what
the false heart doth know.
                            ~ William Shakespeare


current mood: serene

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2:27p - On Contradiction -- Barry Lopez
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/336997.html

How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself?  If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox.  One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse.  There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions.  You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
                                                ~ Barry Lopez


current mood: pensive

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2:35p - On Contradictions -- Robert Fulghum


http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/121797.html

There are contradictions in here. You may be reading along and think, "Didn't he just say the opposite of that a few pages back?" Yes. It's just that I seem to hold in my head some mutually exclusive notions.
    -- Robert Fulghum

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2:45p - On Contradictions -- Barbra Streisand
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/262313.html

I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.
                                                                                                            ~ Barbra Streisand


current mood: amused

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2:53p - On Contrariness -- Alan Bennett
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/338987.html

Life is rather like a tin of sardines - we're all of us looking for the key.
                                                                                                ~ Alan Bennett


current mood: peaceful

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2:55p - On Controlling Emotions -- Marya Mannes
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/301876.html

The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
                                                                                                                              ~ Marya Mannes


current mood: pensive

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2:58p - On Copenhagen -- Connie Nielsen
http://pandemo.livejournal.com/895745.html

If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair.  A human being that has certain propensities for quarreling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old - somebody who takes good care of things and of people.
                                                            ~ Connie Nielsen


    current mood: serene

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    3:00p - On Correcting Faults -- Francois Fenelon
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/211250.html

    We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs.
                                                                                                            ~ Francois Fenelon


    current mood: pensive

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    3:55p - On Courage -- Unknown
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/332912.html

    The courage to begin separates dreamers from achievers.  Starting is the key, because if we want to be successful ... we must start sometime.
                                                                                                                        ~ Unknown


    current mood: peaceful

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    4:00p - On Courage -- From the Decathlete
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/140393.html

    Ask not for victory, ask for courage.  For if you can endure you bring honor to us all, even more you bring honor to yourself.
                                                                                                                                                ~ from the Decathlete


    current mood: peaceful

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    4:03p - On Courage -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/145394.html

    Whatever you do, you need courage.  Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong.  There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right.  To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.  Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men to win them.
                                                                                                                      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


    current mood: pensive

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    4:25p - On Courage -- Rudy Giuliani
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/73536.html

    My father said, "I was always afraid.  Courage is doing what you have to do even though you are afraid."  Then he added, "If you're not afraid at times, you're crazy."  ...  I've always understood that courage is about the management of fear, not the absence of fear.
                                                                                                                  ~ Rudy Giuliani


    current mood: peaceful

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    4:30p - On Courage -- Stephen Leacock
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/442771.html

    It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse.  This, however, I have.  I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.
                          ~ Stephen Leacock (1869-1944), Canadian humorist, economist. Literary Lapses, "Reflections on Riding" 1910


    current mood: pensive

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    4:40p - On Courage -- George MacDonald
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/141708.html

    The direst foe of courage is the fear itself, not the object of it, and the man who can overcome his own terror is a hero and more.
                                                                                                                        ~ George MacDonald


    current mood: peaceful

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    4:50p - On Courage -- John Wayne
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/174101.html

    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
                                                                                    ~ John Wayne


    current mood: pensive

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    7:19p - On Courtesty
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/82063.html

    Courtesy is simply doing unto others what you would like them to do unto you.
                                                                                                                    ~ Anonymous


    current mood: peaceful

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    7:36p - On Courtesy -- Erastus Wiman
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/242999.html

    Nothing is ever lost by courtesy.  It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.
                                                                                                ~ Erastus Wiman


    current mood: peaceful

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    10:41p - On Craftsmanship -- La Bruyere
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/372657.html

    When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                                                                    ~ La Bruyere


    current mood: peaceful

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    10:45p - On Creating History -- Unknown
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/440126.html

    Men on horseback have created most of the world's history.
                                                                                        ~ Unknown


    current mood: peaceful

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    10:51p - On Creating the Horse -- Ancient Legend
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/245952.html

    When Allah created the horse, he said to the wind, "I will that a creature proceed from thee...  Condense thyself."

    And the wind condensed itself, and the result was the horse.
                                                                                        ~ Ancient Legend


    current mood: pensive

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    11:05p - On Creativity -- Glen Seaborg
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/323631.html

    I believe that one of the characteristics of the human race - possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of evolution - is that it has grown by creatively responding to failure.
                                                                                          ~ Glen Seaborg


    current mood: pensive

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    11:09p - On Creativity -- Alice Walker
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/305493.html

    Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
                                                                      ~ Alice Walker, Temple of my Familiar, 1989


    current mood: peaceful

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    11:29p - On Criticism -- Teddy Roosevelt
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/607024.html

    Gacked from joeybishop

    To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
                                    ~ Teddy Roosevelt (a Republican back when that mean something a great deal more than it does today)


    current mood: patriotic

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    11:52p - On Cross Purposes -- Anonymous
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/311668.html

    Don't sell your mule to buy a plow.
                                            ~ Anonymous


    current mood: peaceful

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    11:57p - http://pandemo.livejournal.com/313366.html
    http://pandemo.livejournal.com/313366.html

    You can't unsay a cruel thing.
                                  ~ Anonymous


    current mood: peaceful

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