Treasured Quotes

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.

~Mother Theresa

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

~Michel de Montaigne

Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you. ~~ Joey Adams

We too often love things and use people when we should be using things and loving people~~ Philip Brooks

Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.~~ Bernard Baruch

Take care to get what you likeor you will be forced to like what you get. ~~ George Bernard Shaw

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.~~ William Morris

Don’t be afraid to take a big step.  You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. ~~Anonymous

A virtuous man when alone loves the quiet of the mountains.

A wise man in nature enjoys the purity of water.

One must not be suspicious of the fool who takes pleasure in mountains and streams,

But rather measure how well he sharpens his spirit by them. ~~Muso

Ask not what your mother can do for you. Ask what you can do for your mother. ~Anon.



The Road to Mastery

Unconscious incompetence

Conscious incompetence

conscious competence

Unconscious competence.




Old Italian Joke:


A poor man goes to church everyday and pray before the statue of a great saint, begging, :”dear saint—-please give me the grace to win the lottery.  ”   THis lament goes on for months.  Finally the exasperated statue comes to life, looks down on the  man and says in weary disgust, “My son—-please, please, please….buy a ticket.”  ( from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.)


Ty was playing Chess and he was calling the pawns, PONDS<


Fiji proverb:  We don’t inherit the earth from our parents:  We borrow it from our children.

True wealth is the ability to let go of your possessions.


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