Friday, March 18, 2011


We exist despite the sober formality of great concert halls, despite the boredom of classical musicians' life, despite fanatic lovers of classical music, despite fans of rock, rap or pop who are afraid of classical music. We treat our Muse with a humorous irony and we're sure, she will have nothing against it!"

The names that make the moz'ART Group are: Filip Jaslar - first violin; Michał Sikorski - second violin; Paweł Kowaluk - viola; Bolek Błaszczyk - cello. They are all well educated instrumentalists who graduated from prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and Łódz, but they decided to play classical music in a humorous way. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret, where the music, not the words are the source of joy and laugh.

Take a classical composition as canvas, analyze its structure and theme, surround it with musical associations, brilliant, unbelievable ideas and while listening to the final product the listener is constantly surprised, amazed, laughing and moved to tears.

The musicians of the Moz'ART GROUP have been playing together since 1995. At the beginning, they presented short musical jokes on Canal Plus Television. They gave their first debut in 1997 at the PAKA - competition of young Polish cabarets in Krakow. In the same year, they presented their first cabaret program entitled "Mozart's Still Alive" and since then, they have given concerts in Poland, Japan, China, the United States, Belgium, France and Switzerland.

The Moz'ART GROUP is a frequent guest on Polish television including international galas and concerts. The Quartet received prestigious prizes like the Grand Prix of the XVIII Festival of Satire and Comedy in Lidzbark; "Pingwin z brazu" (the Bronze Penguin) - the prize given by the cabaret community of Zielona Gora, an informal capitol of Polish cabaret. The Moz'AR Group performes together with the world-famous comic mime from Poland, Irek Krosny.
One of the most important performances was a concert with Bobby McFerrin at the Congress Concert Hall in Warsaw.

Another show of the Group, in which they took Vivaldi as their patron, was entitled "The Four Seasons à la Moz'ART GROUP". Similar subtitle has their latest CD "Creatures" where each of the "seasons" begins the same as Vivaldi's compositions. Later on, however, it runs freely in the direction of various world songs about spring, summer, autumn and winter. This show provides the listener with over 70 minutes of a sophisticated, perfectly arranged, sublime fun!



"Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."

- Sir William Haley

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inequities can be addressed by committed people taking a stand against them.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Fruit of the Spirit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Fruit of the Spirit is a a biblical term that sums up the nine visible attributes of a true Christian life, according to Paul's Letter to the Galatians chapter 5. Apparently, these are not individual "fruits" (attributes) from which to pick and choose. Rather, the fruit of the Spirit is one ninefold "fruit" that characterizes all who truly walk in the Holy Spirit. Collectively, these are the fruits that all Christians should be producing in their new lives with Jesus Christ─physical manifestation of a Christian's transformed life.[1]

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23, KJV

The virtues are given in a pleonastic style which rhetorician George Kennedy describes as "The cumulation of a series of words which seem to come pouring out of his heart" (p. 90). This is a common stylistic feature of the Apostle Paul's writing. See Romans 1:29-31; 13:13; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 2 Corinthians 12:20
 ; Galatians 5:19-23;Philippians 4:8



1 Love (Greek: agape)
2 Joy (Greek: chara)
3 Peace (Latin: pax, Greek: eirene)
4 Patience (Latin: longanimitas)
5 Kindness (Latin: benignitas)
6 Goodness (Latin: bonitas)
7 Faithfulness (Latin: fides)
8 Gentleness (Latin: mansuetudo)
9 Self-control (Latin: continentia)
10 See also
11 Source
12 External links

Love (Greek: agape)

Main article: Agape

The word rendered love is agape in the Greek, which in the Christian context refers to unconditional love. Strong's Exhaustive Concordance describes Agape as:

Strong's #26: A word to which Christianity gave new meaning. Outside of the NT, it rarely occurs in existing Greek manuscripts of the period. Agape denotes an undefeatable benevolence and unconquerable goodwill that always seeks the highest of the other, no matter what he does. It is the self-giving love that gives freely without asking anything in return, and does not consider the worth of its object. Agape is more a love by choice than philos, which is love by chance; and it refers to the will rather than the emotion. Agape describes the unconditional love God has for the world. The "Agape" love is more than that, is sacrificial, demonstrated by Jesus at the Cross of Calvary.

Paul describes the attributes of this love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a


"Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything without weakening. [Love never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. Love never fails." (AMP)

Joy (Greek: chara)

See also: Eudaimonia

The Greek word for 'joy' is chara, derived from the word charis, which is the Greek word for 'grace.' This is important to note, for it tells us categorically that chara is produced by charis of God. This means 'joy' is not a human-based happiness that comes and goes...Rather, true 'joy' is divine in is a Spirit-given expression that flourishes best in hard times. For example, in 1 Thessalonians 1:6

, the Thessalonians were under great stress due to persecution; yet in the midst of it all, they continued to experience great joy. In fact, the Greek strongly implies that their supernatural joy was due to the Holy Spirit working in them. Paul even called it the "joy of the Holy Ghost". (Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Rick Renner)

According to Nehemiah 8:10

, "The joy of the Lord is your strength". The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews words it this way: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."[Heb 12:2]

Peace (Latin: pax, Greek: eirene)

Main article: Peace

Peace is the result of resting in a relationship with God (Naked Fruit by Elisa Morgan). Peace is a tranquility, a state of rest, that comes from seeking after God, or, the opposite of chaos.

The word "peace" comes from the Greek word eirene, the Greek equivalent for the Hebrew word shalom, which expresses the idea of wholeness, completeness, or tranquility in the soul that is unaffected by the outward circumstances or pressures. The word eirene strongly suggests the rule of order in place of chaos. When a person is dominated by peace, he has a calm, inner stability that results in the ability to conduct himself peacefully, even in the midst of circumstances that would normally be very nerve-wracking, traumatic, or upsetting...Rather than allowing the difficulties and pressures of life to break him, a person who is possessed by peace is whole, complete, orderly, stable, and poised for blessing. (Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Rick Renner)

Jesus is described as the Prince of Peace, who brings peace to the hearts of those who desire it. He says in John 14:27

: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." NKJV

"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict." -Anonymous

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."[Rom 5:1
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."[Rom 15:13]

Patience (Latin: longanimitas)

Main article: Patience

Patience, which in some translations is "longsuffering" or "endurance," is defined in Strong's by two Greek words, makrothumia and hupomone.

The first, pronounced (mak-roth-oo-mee-ah) comes from makros, "long," and thumos, "temper." The word denotes lenience, forbearance, fortitude, patient endurance, longsuffering. Also included in makrothumia is the ability to endure persecution and ill-treatment. It describes a person who has the power to exercise revenge but instead exercises restraint. (Strong's #3115)

The latter, hupomone, (hoop-om-on-ay) is translated "endurance": Constancy, perseverance, continuance, bearing up, steadfastness, holding out, patient endurance. The word combines hupo, "under," and mone, "to remain." It describes the capacity to continue to bear up under difficult circumstances, not with a passive complacency, but with a hopeful fortitude that actively resists weariness and defeat. (Strong's #5281)

Hebrews 10:36

says, "For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise." We are "strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness".[Col 1:11]
 "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love".[Eph 4:2]

Kindness (Latin: benignitas)

Main article: Kindness

Kindness does not necessarily mean being nice. One can be kind and not nice. Nice is defined by as being agreeable. In contrast, kindness is acting for the good of people regardless of what they do.

Strong's #5544: Kindness is goodness in action, sweetness of disposition, gentleness in dealing with others, benevolence, kindness, affability. The word describes the ability to act for the welfare of those taxing your patience. The Holy Spirit removes abrasive qualities from the character of one under His control. (emphasis added)

The word kindness comes from the Greek word chrestotes (khray-stot-ace), which meant to show kindness or to be friendly to others and often depicted rulers, governors, or people who were kind, mild, and benevolent to their subjects. Anyone who demonstrated this quality of chrestotes was considered to be compassionate, considerate, sympathetic, humane, kind, or gentle. The apostle Paul uses this word to depict God's incomprehensible kindness for people who are unsaved (see Romans 11:22;Ephesians 2:7; Titus 3:4).

One scholar has noted that when the word chrestotes is applied to interpersonal relationships, it conveys the idea of being adaptable to others. Rather than harshly require everyone else to adapt to his own needs and desires, when chrestotes is working in a believer, he seeks to become adaptable to the needs of those who are around him. (Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Rick Renner)

Kindness is doing something and not expecting anything in return. Kindness is respect and helping others without waiting for someone to help one back. It implies kindness no matter what. We should live "in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left".[2 Cor 6:6-7]
Goodness (Latin: bonitas)

See also: Summum bonum
The state or quality of being good
Moral excellence; virtue;
Kindly feeling, kindness, generosity
The best part of anything; Essence; Strength;
General character recognized in quality or conduct.

Popular English Bibles (e.g. NIV, NASB, NLT) translate the single Greek word chrestotes into two English words: kindness and goodness. "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power".[2 Thes 1:11] "For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth".[Eph 5:9]
Faithfulness (Latin: fides)

Further information: Loyalty and Fealty


Faithfulness is committing oneself to something or someone, for instance, to God, to one's spouse. Being faithful requires personal resolve not to wander away from commitments or promises. It's not always easy to be faithful. It takes trust in God. "O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth".[Isaiah 25:1

] "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith".[Eph 3:16-17


Gentleness (Latin: mansuetudo)

Main article: Gentleness

Gentleness, in the Greek, praotes, commonly known as meekness. The New Spirit Filled Life Bible defines gentleness as

"a disposition that is even-tempered, tranquil, balanced in spirit, unpretentious, and that has the passions under control. The word is best translated 'meekness,' not as an indication of weakness, but of power and strength under control. The person who possesses this quality pardons injuries, corrects faults, and rules his own spirit well."

"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted."[Gal 6:1

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."[Eph 4:2

Self-control (Latin: continentia)

Main article: Self-control

The word rendered self-control is enkrateia in the Greek. Strong's #1466. Self-control

The Greek word used in Galatians 5:23 is egkrateia, which means having command or mastery over (krat- as in "autocrat"), or possession of, one's own behavior.

"...make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love."[2 Pet 1:5-7

George A. Kennedy, New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism, (University of North Carlina Press: 1984)

Longman, Robert Jr. "Self-Control." Web: 19 Oct 2010. Spirit Home

What Happened, Joe?


Joe Eszterhas: Plagiarist?

Joe Eszterhas: Plagiarist?

A section of Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas’s 2006 book, The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood, offers advice on how to keep from being ripped off by Hollywood sharks. He cheekily defines the term “parallel creativity” as “the phrase that will be used by someone who has plagiarized you.” Eszterhas, the legendarily outrageous and well-paid screenwriter of Basic Instinct, Showgirls, and Flashdance, may be pleading “parallel creativity” right now, as questions about plagiarism have been raised regarding Eszterhas's book. Specifically, a number of quotations in The Devil's Guide to Hollywood, published by St. Martin's Press, seem to be lifted, without attribution, from writer Shaun Considine’s 1994 biography of screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, Mad as Hell.

Now, Eszterhas doesn’t attempt to pass off the words in question as his own; he credits them to their originators, in many cases Chayefsky himself. But The Devil's Guide to Hollywood is peppered with saucy quotes about Chayefsky's life, many of which appear verbatim in Considine's biography; it seems pretty suspicious to us that all these quotes appear in both books and aren't attributed at all in The Devil's Guide to Hollywood.

If it's true that Eszterhas simply lifted quotes from Considine's biography, is that plagiarism? Well, certainly it doesn't rise to the level of, say, stealing lines from someone else's novel and claiming them as your own, as Kaavya Viswanathan seemed to do. But by the generally accepted rules of attribution in book publishing, most writers and editors would agree that Considine deserves credit for the years of research and interviews he conducted with Chayefsky, his family, and dozens of colleagues.

And if true, there's something particularly unseemly about the idea of a wealthy screenwriter and movie-biz hotshot benefiting from the hard work of a literary biographer whose book at one time fell out of print and is now only available in a print-on-demand edition. After all, The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood is explicitly presented as the product of Eszterhas’s years in the Hollywood trenches; as he puts it in his preface:

The lessons that I am about to pass on to you were learned in many and varied places: in so-called (and oxymoronic) studio creative meetings; on tension-laden sets; on luxurious Learjets headed for European locations; in limos moving like bulletproof armored vehicles down Sunset Boulevard in the L.A. night …

And so on, for nearly half a page, including a list of 39 individually named restaurants where Eszterhas has gleaned those Hollywood lessons. And so, absent any attribution for the quotations in the book, it would not be absurd for a reader to believe that the salty quotes from Paddy Chayefsky in Eszterhas’s book came in one of those creative meetings, or in a limo, or on the set of Chayefsky’s masterpiece, Network. But did they? Our evaluation of the books found a number of passages that appear verbatim in both, without attribution in Eszterhas’s book.

On page 176 of The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood, Eszterhas quotes Chayefsky on dialogue:

I’d like to find a tape recorder as clever as I am in dialogue. The whole labor of writing is to make it look like it just came off the top of your head.
The quote appears on page 122 of Mad as Hell.

On page 90 of The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood, Eszterhas quotes the writer J.P. Miller on Chayefsky:

Paddy was an extraordinarily good human manipulator. He knew his way around a scrap as very few writers do. Most writers, if they get into a fight or a bad situation on a movie, call their agents. But Paddy knew Hollywood and he wouldn’t back down. He would go head to head with anybody – and at the same time he had this incredible writer’s sensitivity. That’s a rare combination which many of us don’t have. He was that rare breed of talent and fighter.
The same passage appears on page 105 of Mad as Hell.

There are other examples: A quote about Chayefsky’s craziness from writer Garson Kanin. A story and quote from Chayefsky about learning to write plays by studying Lillian Hellman’sThe Children’s Hour. Several exceptional screaming matches between Altered Statesdirector Ken Russell and Chayefsky.

So is Considine the only writer from whom Eszterhas may have used material without acknowledgment? We'll leave it to others to dig that up, but given that the entire book is almost nothing but quotations, it seems unlikely every single one of them came from personal experience. Eszterhas does glancingly address this issue in the last sentence of his acknowledgments, thanking as a group those who spoke with him and those who didn't, and thanking one — only one — source by name. Hint: It's not Considine.

Finally, no Devil's Guide to Hollywood would be complete without the diabolical wit and wisdom of the players quoted in this book, some captured by me and some by others. I thank all of those people and especially the insights of my fellow Hungarian, my secret adolescent crush, dahling, the magnificent, the regal, Zsa Zsa Gabor.

We spoke to the agent for Mad as Hell, Kris Dahl of ICM, who told us that Considine had sent her an e-mail telling her about the situation but that she hadn't spoken to him about it yet. A representative for Eszterhas’s publisher, St. Martin’s Press, has not yet responded to a telephone call or an e-mail for comment. We'll update when we hear more.

Joe Eszterhas - On Screenwriting

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Screenwriter and author Joe Eszterhas discusses the writing process, and offers some advice for aspiring screenwriters.


Joe Eszterhas, best-selling author and legendary bad-boy screenwriter discusses his new book "The Devil's Guide to Hollywood: the Screenwriter as God!."

Mike Ovitz told him his Wilshire Blvd. "foot soldiers" would hunt him down. He's antagonized almost everyone at the top in Tinseltown. And now, Joe Eszterhas tells everything he knows - in brief, quotable bursts - about the business, the history of Hollywood, and how to write screenplays that make millions. Idiosyncratic, gruff and as shaggy as Eszterhas himself, "The Devil's Guide to Hollywood" makes a character/leitmotif of Eszterhas' fellow Hungarian Zsa Zsa Gabor ("Money is like a sixth sense that makes it possible for you to fully enjoy the other five."), and makes the case that Marilyn Monroe was the sharpest tack in Hollywood ("Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents."). Refreshing, dirty, tough, there's no book like it. - Books Inc.

Joe Eszterhas has written fifteen films which have made more than a billion dollars at the box office. Among them are Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, Flashdance, Showgirls, Betrayed, Music Box and F.I.S.T. He is the author of the recent New York Times bestsellers American Rhapsody and Hollywood Animal. In 1975, his second book, Charlie Simpson's Apocalypse, was nominated for the National Book Award. He was a senior editor at Rolling Stone from 1971 to 1975.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Quotes to live by:

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; - it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. [Albert Einstein]

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Jung

The greatest truth you'll ever learn,
Is just to love, and be loved in return.
[Eden Ahbez]

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there. [Rumi]

Love doesn't make the world go round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. 

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets 
or steal bread. [Anatole France]

Do, or do not. There is no 'try' [Yoda]

It's kind of fun to do the impossible. [Walt Disney]

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when 
we created them. [Albert Einstein]

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. 
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. [Arthur Schopenhauer]

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. [Jimi Hendrix]

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. Character becomes your destiny.

What you give, you always get back;
What you sow, you reap in kind.
Always be helpful to others
And give what you can spare;
For by being kind to strangers,
We may help angels unaware.

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. 

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source 
of all true art and all science. [Albert Einstein]

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. 
[Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath. 

None is richer than he who simply has peace of mind. 

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. 

Men must be taught as if you taught them not; And things unknown propos'd as things forgot. 
[Alexander Pope]

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.
[Shakespeare: As you like it]

I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There's a knob 
called brightness, but it doesn't work. 

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well. [Dr Martin Luther King, Jr]

You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher... and that is a good thing for any man. [Socrates]

An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

Justice is indivisible - injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. [Martin Luther King]

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. [Mark Twain]

Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who can not be persuaded to say it. [James Russell Lowell]

Imagination is more important than knowledge. [Albert Einstein]

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. [Nelson Mandela]

Everything that can be said, can be said clearly. [Wittgenstein: Tract. Illogical Philosop]

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. [Theodore Vail]

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something. [Plato]

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. [Leonardo da Vinci]

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans [John Lennon]

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. [Napoleon Bonaparte]

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

The path of least resistance is what makes rivers and politicians crooked
The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along.

(on a lecturer's door): The probability of finding me in this office is inversely proportional to the magnitude of your urgency.

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. [Albert Einstein]

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. [J R R Tolkien - The Hobbit]

Know Thyself [Anon: Greek]
Common sense is instinct and enough of it is genius.
Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible. [Italian Proverb]
You cannot argue with someone who denies the first principles.
It is better to be than not to be.
If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him [James Baldwin]
Every 10 seconds, somewhere on this earth, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped...
To die will be an awfully big adventure [Sir JM Barrie: Peter Pan]
Suppose everybody cared enough, everybody shared enough, wouldn't everybody have enough? There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. [Frank Buchman: Remaking the World]
The first and last thing which is required of genius is the love of truth. [Goethe]

Happiness is not a destination, but a manner of traveling
The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none. [François-Reré Chateaubriand: Le Génie du Christianisme]
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can acheive!
A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion [Francis Bacon: Essays XVI - Of Atheism]
All punishment is mischief: All punishment in itself is evil [Jeremy Bentham: Principles of Morals and Legislation]

If God did not exist it would be necessary for us to invent Him. [Voltaire: Épîtres]
What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul [Bible: Matthew 16:26]
Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look within your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly [Richard Bach: Janathan Livingstone Seagull]
The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change. [Kenneth Kaunda: Observer 1965]
Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better [Emil Coué: On suggestion and its application]
Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasent as it may be, man must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge. [Enrico Fermi]

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Being alive: Concentrating on goals, not limitations

Beware when God lets loose a thinker on this planet

Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. [Elizabeth Kubler-Ross]

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

If a man doesn't discover something he is willing to die for, he isn't fit to live. [Martin Luther King]

Armies can be resisted, but not an idea who's time has come.
Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that 5 minutes' conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve. An arc in the movement of a large intellect does not sensibly differ from a straight line. [Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr]

I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. [Lily Tomlin]

Die smiling, life is too important to take seriously
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark. [Woody Allen] 

"I have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living one needs. [Lin Yutang]
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. [Henry David Thoreau]

You know that it's love when you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. [Emily Kimbrough]
To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed. [Bernard Edmonds]
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.
Don't marry the person you want to live with, marry the one you cannot live without.

Only those who attempt the absurd achieve the impossible.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. [Dr. Martin Luther King, JR]
Truth never damages a cause that is just. [Mohandas Gandhi]
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. [William Feather]
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. [Vaclav Havel]
Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. [Sue Ebaugh]
A person should not promise to give a child something and then not give it, because in that way the child learns to lie. [Babylonian Talmud]
Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. [Stephen Swid]
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. [Confucius]
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. [Arnold H Glasow]
Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience. [Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon]

This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me, it is a sort of splendid torch, which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it to future generations. [George Bernard Shaw]
A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools. [Thomas Fuller]

The biggest sin of all is sitting on your ass. [Florynce Kennedy]
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. [Virginia Woolf]
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. [Harold Taylor]
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important. [Lisa Hoffman]
Falling madly in love, that's the secret of life. [Ray Bradbury]
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. [Nora Roberts]
A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others, but presses unswervingly on towards his mark. [Marcus Aurelius]
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. [Joseph Addison]
The true object of all human life is play. [G K Chesterton]
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
The world is not to be put in order, the world is order incarnate. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order. [Henry Miller]
I praise loudly. I blame softly. [Catherine the Great]
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. [Washington Irving]
Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound. [Latin Proverb]
All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher. [Lucretius]
Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. [Socrates]

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. [Luciano de Crescenzo]

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. [Mother Teresa]
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. [Victor Hugo]
Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is taking action in spite of fear.
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. [B C Forbes]
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. [Peter Marshall]
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away. [Tom Clancy]
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. [Galileo Galilei]

Seek those who find your road agreeable, your personality and mind stimulating, your philosophy acceptable, and your experience helpful. Let those who do not, seek their own kind. [Henri Fabre]
I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself  I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with. [Plato]
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. [Teilhard de Chardin]

Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live. [Albert Einstein]

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. [Aristotle]
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. [CG Jung]
Thoughts have power. Thoughts are energy. You can make your world or break it by your thinking.

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. [Aristotle]

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. [Shakespeare]

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. [Edward Everett Hale]
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. [Charles Simmons]
Be here now. [Baba Ram Das]
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. [Henry Ward Beecher]
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. [Henry Drummond]
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. [Anaïs Nin]
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. [Grantland Rice]
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. [Thomas Sowell]
If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.

I think that I could turn and live with the animals.. Not one of them is demented with the mania of owning things. [Walt Whitman]
Hurry up please, it's time.
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? [William Shakespeare]
History is written by the winners.
No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it. [Charles Schulz]
A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages [Tennessee Williams]
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. [Daniel Webster]
Colourless green ideas sleep furiously. [Noam Chomsky]

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. [Albert Einstein]

The highest form of wisdom is kindness. [Confucius]
Hate something, change something, make something better. [Michael Russoff]
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. 

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. [J.S. Bach]

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. 

The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them. [Orson Scott Card]

Ignorance is curable, stupidity is fatal.
Life is short. Make fun of it.
Believe those who seek the truth. Doubt those who find it. [Andre Gide]
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
There is no end to the adventures we can have if we seek them with our eyes wide open. [Nehru]
One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
The customs of your tribe are not laws of nature [Geor

Zen master to hotdog vendor: "Make me one with everything"

While the early bird may get the worm, it's the second mouse that gets the cheese [Dr Ray Sheldrake]

Life is a mystery to be lived, Not a problem to be solved
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parrallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim. [Henry Brook Adams]

The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. [Herbert Agar - A Time for Greatness]
Nothing is more Dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea. [Emile Alain - Propos sur la religion]

Life is a sexually transmitted disease

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. [The American Declaration of Independance 4 July 1776]

The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands at times of challenge and controversy. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr]

Please do not shoot the pianist; He is doing his best

Fortune prefers the prepared mind
Never miss a good chance to shut up.

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Zen meditation isn't what you think...

Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind : Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else. [Leonardo da Vinci]

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. [F. Scott Fitzgerald]

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. [Benjamin Disraeli]
Simplicity of character is the result of profound thought.
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. [Voltaire]
Big Brother is watching [George Orwell: 1984]
Life is tough, it's tougher when you're stupid. [John Wayne]
Nothing that results from human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. And those who are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of others. [Christopher Columbus]
Buy one for the price of two and get another one free!

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. [R.A Heinlein: Notebook of Lazarus Long]

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. [Helen Keller]

What does not kill me makes me stronger. [Friedrich Nietzsche: Twilight of the Idols]
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. [Ralph Waldo Emerson]
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]
You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" [George Bernard Shaw: Back to Methuselah]
The difference between solitude and loneliness is the quality of the company we keep.
Many ideas grow better when they are transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. [Oliver Wendell Holmes]
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. [Isaac Newton]
The government are very keen on amassing statistics. They collect them, add them, raise them to the n-th power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. But you must never forget that every one of these figures comes in the first instance from the village watchman, who just puts down what he damn well pleases. [Comment of an English judge: Quoted by Sir Josiah Stamp in Some Economic Matters in Modern Life]

Cogito Ergo Spud. - I think therefore I yam.

Veritas vos liberabit. - the truth will set you free.

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
Silence is wise if we are foolish, but foolish if we are wise.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! [Nietzsche]
May you live in interesting times, attract the attention of important people and may all of your dreams come true.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve immortality by not dying. [Woody Allen]
I had a lovely evening. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. [Groucho Marx]
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. [Anne Frank]
Lady Astor: If you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Winston Churchill: Madam, if I were your husband, I'd drink it!
Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. [Napoleon Bonaparte]
Living in fear is the same as fear of living. Either way, you have no life.
The trouble with doing something right the first time, is nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
The reasonable man accomodates himself to the ways of the world. The unreasonable man attempts to get the world to accomodate itself to his ways. Progress depends on unreasonable men. [GB Shaw]
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am the master of my fate and captain of my soul. [D Hofstadter]
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. [Francis Bacon]
Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of. [Benjamin Franklin]
Its all very well being able to write a book, but can you waggle your ears ? [JM Barrie (author of Peter Pan) to HG Wells]
For this is Wisdom; to love, to live
To take what fate, or the Gods may give.
To ask no question, to make no prayer,
To kiss the lips and caress the hair,
Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow
To have, - to hold - and - in time, - let go!
[Laurence Hope]

Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time. [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. [William Shakespeare: Sonnet 18]
This is the way the world ends not with a bang but a whimper. ~TS Eliot: The Hollow Men

Man is what he believes [Anton Chekhov]
A bigot will not reason, a fool cannot, a slave dare not.

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. [Emerson]
Be the change you want to see in the world. [Mohandas Gandhi]
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming. [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an 
inhabited garden. [Goethe]
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. [Henry Ford]
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. [William Shakespeare, Macbeth]
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. [Aristotle]
Anyone who doesn't make mistakes isn't trying hard enough. [Wess Roberts]
It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. [Garry Marshall]
Well done, is better than well said. [Benjamin Franklin]
You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself. [Martin Rutte]
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. [Jim Valvano]
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. [Elsa Schiapirelli]