What the…?

Another day full of self discovery and making friends/enemies.

Since Ari is feeling much better now and is not attached at the hip, I decided to design a Halloween collage of him. I went to add that to my profile on a now useless piece of shit site and noticed that the quote I had used on there was a bit outdated. So, what did I do?…spent way too much friggin time on a quotations site. But, found lots of quotes I loved. Here they are:

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
~Wilson Mizner

Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
~Howard Aiken

Insist on yourself; never imitate… Every great man is unique.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
~John Dewey

There is no discipline in the world so severe as the discipline of experience subjected to the tests of intelligent development and direction.
~John Dewey

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
~John Dewey (1859 – 1952)

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
~Robert J. Sawyer

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
~Aldous Huxley

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.
~Henry David Thoreau

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
~Barry LePatner

Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good
That lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
~Sophocles

I’m not intending to imply insult or judgment here but I am curious to know in order to be able to respond to your posts in an appropriate manner, so please forgive what appears to be, but in fact is not intended as, an insulting question: Are you stupid?
~Melinda Shore

The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass.
~Unknown

A great philosophy is not one that passes final judgments and establishes ultimate truth. It is one that causes uneasiness and starts commotion.
~Charles Peguy

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
~Robert Southey

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
~Tao Te Ching

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
~William Ellery Channing

Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
~Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Anger, 1985

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
~Cherie Carter-Scott

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
~Baltasar Gracian

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.
~Voltaire

Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.
~Saadi

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
~Giovanni Jacopo Casanova

Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.
~Author Unknown

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
~Elbert Hubbard

Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.
~Author Unknown

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
~Anne Tyler

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
~Brendan Francis

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
~Erica Jong

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
~Hannah Whitall Smith

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
~Arab Proverb

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
~Japanese Proverb

Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act.
~The Talmud

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
~Voltaire

Love truth, and pardon error.
~Voltaire

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
~Voltaire

Common sense is not so common.
~Voltaire

If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
~Voltaire

Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b*tch, okay.
~Madonna

I have a brain and a uterus and I use both.
~Patricia Schroeder

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
~Lily Tomlin

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