Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quote of the day

Wisdom from "Game of Thrones"

I asked him "How can a man be brave when he's afraid?"

"That's the only time he can be brave", he told me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quote of the day

Tanzan and the Girl on the Road:

Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling.
Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.
“Come on, girl” said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. “We monks don’t go near females,” he told Tanzan, “especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?”

“I left the girl there,” said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?”

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quote of the day

From Pushing to the Front -1911 by Orison Sweet Martin

"Over the door of every profession, every occupation, every calling, the world has a standing advertisement: "Wanted - A Man. "
      Wanted, a man who will not lose his individuality in a crowd, a man who has the courage of his convictions, who is not afraid to say "No," though all the world say "Yes."
      Wanted, a man who is larger than his calling, who considers it a low estimate of his occupation to value it merely as a means of getting a living.
      Wanted, a man of courage who is not a coward in any part of his nature.
      Wanted, a man who is symmetrical, and not one-sided in his development, who has not sent all the energies of his being into one narrow specialty and allowed all the other branches of his life to wither and die.
      Wanted, a man who is broad, who does not take half views of things; a man who mixes common sense with his theories, who does not let a college education spoil him for the practical, every-day life; a man who prefers substance to show, and one who regards his good name as a priceless treasure...."