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    Ne'er cast a clout till May's out

    never remove your winter drawers until June is here!
    Did I miss something already?

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    Some people think it means 'till may blossom be out', which would be a bit sooner - though not this year!
    ~ Mollie ~
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Patience has all the time it needs
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Why are you unhappy?
    Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Here is a good one:

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
    Media lies and dishonest governors managed to get Americans give up their liberties over a virus with a >99% survival rate.

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    One of Regina Brett's 45 Lessons Life Taught Me:
    Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
    ~ Mollie ~
    My fiddle my joy.

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    *By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
    Confucius

    *It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
    *The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
    *There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
    *My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

    Aristotle

    *But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
    *And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.
    *Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
    *For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.

    Jesus
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    There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
    Nahj ul-Balāgha by Ali bin Abu-Talib

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    Victor Hugo said something like: "We more often hate others not for the evil they have done us, but for the evil we have done them." Explains much about persistent racism in the U.S.

    Sandor Márai (20thc Hungarian author):

    "Whoever refuses to accept a part wants the whole, wants everything."

    "Anyone who is a general favorite is in some fashion a *****." Oh jumping Jehovah, the censor won't allow a common synonym for prostitute.

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    Like a well-loved teddy bear, this one is a bit worn by over-usage, but still impossible not to love:

    Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.


    Immanuel "most evil man in DA WORLD" Kant
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    'The whole point of autocracy is that the accounts will not come right unless the ruler is their only auditor' (Gaius Sallustius Crispus - A.D. 14)

    A succinct, if not an exactly edifying, observation. Nonetheless, I have to say that I'm a bit impressed with a comment which reads like Machiavelli 1500 years ahead of time.

    It refers to the required cover-up of the murder of Augustus Caesar's remaining grandson, Agrippa Postumus, whose removal shortly after Augustus's death left the new emperor Tiberius free of any immediate potential rival from within the Julio-Claudian house.

    Crispus was a confidant of Tiberius, and for the remaining seven years of his life was fortunate enough to retain the emperor's ear without ever having to endure the hazards of high political office.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Attachment 71305this says it all.

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    Hahahaha, quite an observation...
    There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
    Nahj ul-Balāgha by Ali bin Abu-Talib

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    "Opposition brings concord; out of discord comes the fairest harmony."

    - Heraclitus

    I've known and believed that quote for almost 9 years now.....the musical wording really conveyed the message to me beautifully when I first read it.
    "Only in being hidden does the Divine reveal itself."

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