Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts

04 September 2017

Quotes and Notes : Philosophy : Confucius Wisdom and Quotes

According to the famous Roman orator and lawyer Cicero:

"There is nothing so absurd that it has not been said by some philosopher." (Yawn.)

The yawn may or may not have been included when he made that comment. But Rome was loaded with philosophers and they had a habit of congregating on Mars Hill daily and just ... babbling. Meanwhile, on another part of planet earth ...

To contrast with a teacher from the Far East:

"3 methods to learn wisdom: by reflection, which is noblest; by imitation, which is easiest; and by experience, which is the bitterest."

Words of wisdom from one who probably lived his life as a simple common ordinary man, but who is today acknowledged by many around the world as one the world's most sensible common sense philosophers. When it comes to Confucianism, many would insist that Cicero's quote does not apply.


A brief bio-snapshot:

- Life span: About 70 years (c. 551 B.C - c. 479 B.C.)

- Born and buried in Chu-foo (or Qufu or Lu).

- Served as Public Administrator for 15 years (532 B.C. - 517 B.C.); afterward, he studied and taught the Chinese classics, and spread his philosophy.

- His sayings were published posthumously as the "Analects of Confucius".

- The Prince of Lu consecrated his home as a temple, two years after he died.

Do You Admire the Wisdom of Confucius?

I do.


To practice 5 things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue: gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.  ~ Confucius

Image credit: Confucius Statue in Bejing, China (Wikimedia Commons)



*** Original Post, Feb 15, 2014, at TreasurePen.





17 July 2017

In Case You Were Thinking of Becoming a Writer | Motivational Quotes

Hi! Have you ever thought about becoming a writer?  Any kind of writer? Book writer. Poetry. Articles. Blogger.  Sharing a few inspirational quotes by female writers who have inspired me.


Other writers thought about becoming a writer, before they decided. Something got them started. When they were well on their way, something kept them going.


“When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.”
― Margaret Walker (1915 – 1998)
(Dr. Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander)
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/9660.Margaret_Walker


“I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.”
― Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000)
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/25128.Gwendolyn_Brooks


“I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition — about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive.”
― Maya Angelou (1928 – )
http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/quotes/a/qu_maya_angelou.htm


“You might as well answer the door, my child,
the truth is furiously knocking.”
― Lucille Clifton, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980

“I don’t write out of what I know; I write out of what I wonder. […] Poetry and art are not about answers to me; they are about questions.”
― Lucille Clifton (1936 – )
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/183177.Lucille_Clifton


“Going to the library was the one place we got to go without asking for permission. And they let us choose what we wanted to read. It was a feeling of having a book be mine entirely.”
― Rita Frances Dove (1952 – )
http://linguaspectrum.com/quotations/by_author_english.php?quoteoftheday_author=Rita%20Dove


* Intro image credit: Clipart found at i2clipart.com and Pixabay.com

Content first posted at TreasurePen,



16 June 2017

Build Your Own Private Renaissance Library. It'll be Great Reading!

"Your library is your paradise."
-- Desiderius Erasmus
(1466 {69?} - 1536) - Scholar, theologian, humanist, author, Renaissance man.

 Private library of Frans and Gertrude Blom in Casa Na Bolom. Français : Bibliothèque personnelle de Frans et Gertrude Blom à Na Bolom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Several years back we relocated from Texas to Maryland.  It was a job transfer. For a few months we lived in temporary quarters. Found a classified ad in a Texas newspaper that led me to a women-owned business. They rented out temporary housing. We were set up in a lovely home in Bethesda, Maryland and what was awesome about this house was that it had a private library. My dream home would definitely have to have a library. But what kind of books would be on the shelves? For sure there would definitely be books about the Renaissance.  (FYI.  We're back in Texas now.  Cost of living is much more reasonable and you seldom have to shovel snow!)

Are you a Renaissance enthusiast?

Build Your Renaissance Library | Wizzley.com







25 May 2017

Jazz, America's Original Art Form ~ Cool Finds Around the Web

"Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given the world."
- Ahmad Alaadeen








Browse additional posters and prints from zazzle.com.
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19 May 2017

People We Like to Quote: Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

The Right Honourable  Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) KG OM CH TD PCc DL FRS RA,  was a military hero and British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.  ( Wikipedia )


I take your point Sir Churchill.  Your reference to "hell" is a descriptive term, a figure of speech to describe an horrific ordeal that someone is enduring and they must stay strong, persevere and keep pushing forward in order to overcome.

However, with regard to the real hellNobody goes through it.  If they end up there it's their final destination.  They can't escape and they can't turn back.  They can't complain that there was an error in their travel itinerary and that they had been dropped off at the wrong place!  They can't even bribe whoever put them in there to let them back out.  For one thing, if they were rich, they were not able to bring their money with them.  Ask the Pharaohs or ask Paul.  Also, the living whom they left behind can't pay for them to get out of hell either through a convenient system of indulgences.  (Geez!  And you think insurance in America is a rip off!)

Churchill quotes are food for thought.  

If I were setting up my own personal private library, I would make sure to have at least one book on the shelf with his quotes. 📕📕

Mini BIO - Winston Churchill




11 May 2017

Celebrities : In Memory Of: Bob Marley, Reggae Music Legend (1945 - 1981) | Music

NOTE:  Apologies.  Sites where content was published no longer exists.  All broken links have been removed from this post.

Just published this quick tribute. Adding to my collection of Marley bio tidbits.


Celebrities : In Memory Of: Bob Marley, Reggae Music Legend (1945 - 1981)


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~ 36 years ago today, on May 11, 1981, singer/songwriter and reggae music legend, Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (Feb 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), died of cancer in a hospital in Miami, Florida. …

Celebrities : In Memory Of: Bob Marley, Reggae Music Legend (1945 – 1981)




~ February 6th was the singer's birthday. ... May 11th, the anniversary of Mr. Marley's death, ... remembrance. …

Bob Marley - Rastaman Trivia 2



~ by frugalrvers : Most of the world now knows what the genre of reggae is in music, mostly thanks to one man: Bob Marley. …

Myths & Facts: Bob Marley Cause Of Death, His Life And More



~ ... It's great to have musicians and players of instruments around us. …

The I-Threes: The Golden Voices Behind Bob Marley



~ BOB MARLEY: His words and prophecies through his music are taking place.  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article captioned "Is Belgium's Royal Family Proud Of The Horrible Crime Leopold II Committed In Africa?" ...

Understanding The Background Of The Wisdom Of Bob Marley


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21 March 2017

Spotlight on Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (1917 - 2000)

"I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker."  

- -  Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 “ 2000) 


February was Black History Month and March is Womens History Month and Ms. Brooks get the spotlight for both of these “dedicated time periods”. She is worthy of the honor.

A biography snapshot of African-American poet, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (Jun 7, 1917 - Dec 3, 2000).



  • Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks is a noted African-American Poet Laureate.  

  • She published her first poem at age 14.  

  • Her beginnings were humble.  She was born in Topeka, Kansas but her family moved to Chicago (the South side, i.e. with the rest of the poor folks) when she was young.  When she grew up, she attended Wilson Junior College in Chicago, graduating in 1936.  

  • She was the first African-American (male or female) to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize; in 1950, the category for Poetry.  Her award-winning poetry was titled "Annie Allen (1949)".

  • Ms. Brooks utilized her poetic prowess for expressing her emotions, beliefs and perspectives.  She had very strong opinions about family life, war and social ethics.  Current events of her day, led her to adapt her writing style from humor and irony to a more deeply serious tone in order to address politics and racism and the real assassinations of activists Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.  

  • Over the years, her works have reached a wide and diverse audience.  She has earned the respect of many for her sincerity, quiet strength, dedication and her life's accomplishments have left an indelible mark in literature and in history.   

Ms. Brooks departed this life on December 3, 2000, at age 83.  

To sum up her writings in her own words:
"Poetry is life distilled." 


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26 December 2016

Business Advice : Women Helping Women : 4 Simple Success Tips

A brand new year is only a few days away. Always looking for ways sisters can help each other out. Found this great article and am passing it along. Success tips for 2017 and beyond!


4 Simple Ways Women Can Help Women Succeed In Business






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27 August 2016

Quotes That are Re-Quote-Worthy

Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


President Barack Obama

  • “Yes we can.”


Malcolm X

  • “When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.”


Nelson Mandela

  • “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”



Bob Marley - 

  • “Overcome the devils with a ting called love.”





Original source link: My Fox Nooze









01 February 2016

Zen Pencils - Inspirational Quotes Adapted Into Cartoons

Cartoon quotes from famous folks who inspire us - Presented to you by ZenPencils.com.

Discovered this site because it showed up in the post stream via Tumblr.com. Someone has taken one of Maya Angelou's well-known poems - “Phenomenal Woman” - and presented it in comic strip format. Their artistic endeavor was … in a word … phenomenal!

The image supplied with this post is a partial view of his work. To view the entire comic strip, click here .


Gavin Aung Than is the talented cartoonist who creates these “essential” moments in time.

You can submit a quote and he will create a cartoon or comic for it. He has done quotes by Kahlil Gibran, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lao Tzu, Winston Churchill and many more.

If you have a few hours, a slow day, nothing much going on … spend some time perusing this site. You'll leave inspired.

♥ In Memory of: - Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)



Official Website: zenpencils.com 
♦ Tumblr Blog: zenpencils.tumblr.com

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Content first appeared Feb 2015 at:  Persona Paper

31 December 2014

My Favorite Power Quote 12 (Last One for 2014)

In 2014 started collecting “My Favorite Power Quotes”. Wanted to end the year with a dozen quotes. The last power quote for my year ending 2014 is a word that's full of power!! No matter what language you say it in, it still means the same. It can move mountains.  Hope it inspires you! :)



Love in 44 Languages
Love in 44 Languages



Apologies for the strike through.  My Tumblr account was terminated during the year and the quotes got deleted.





Collected these quotes on my own, but if you're looking for a compilation as ready reference:

Power Quotes From Visible Ink Press



11 November 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

It’s November 11th. Happy Veterans Day!

Never served in the military but was hired by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and given the honor of working side by side with many who did serve in this country's armed forces. A deeply heartfelt shout out to my former co-workers at DVA and a salute to all U.S. Veterans everywhere - those who have served, those currently serving, and a special dedication to the memory of the men and women of valor who sacrificed their lives.

  • November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars".
  • 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day
  • With the approval of P.. 380 on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
  • October 8th, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first "Veterans Day Proclamation".

History of Veterans Day -
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 





30 September 2014

Quote of the day! – loveofwords.net

Belated birthday wish for the late Jim Henson, a gifted and talented man with an imaginative heart that I so very much admired.

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Originally posted on Love Of Words:

Someday we’ll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
 

- Jim Henson

September 24, 1936: Jim Henson was fascinated with puppets from childhood—he was just 18 when he debuted his puppets on local TV. Henson voiced some of his most famous characters: Ernie, Rowlf the Dog, and, of course, Kermit the Frog. He was born 77 years ago today.




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