“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”
– Robert Heinlein

“All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.  AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.”

“The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.”
~Randy Pausch

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kickass.”
— Maya Angelou

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief… and unspeakable love.”
-Washington Irving

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
-John Lennon

“The world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page.”
– Saint Augustine

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”

“Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”
-Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.”
-Ruth Benedict

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

“The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.”
-G.B. Shaw

“Purpose of mankind: To better yourself and all that you know by seeking knowledge and truth, while at the same time never forgetting that all life is as equally important as your own.”
-Jeffrey C. Keene II

“It’s like boxing a glacier. Enjoy that metaphor, by the way, because your grandchildren will have no idea what a glacier is”.
– Stephen Colbert

“Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country.” -Bertrand Russell

“When all else fails, there’s always delusion.”
–Conan O’Brien

“Do not kiss your children so they will kiss you back but so they will kiss their children, and their children’s children.”
– Noah benShea

“You can shower a child with presents or money, but what do they really mean, compared to the most valuable gift of all–your time? Vacations and special events are nice, but so often the best moments are the spontaneous ones. Being there. Every moment you spend with your child could be the one that really matters.” –Tim Russer

The Way I See It #329
“Ignorance is bliss – but only for the ignorant. For the rest of us it’s just annoying”
Lover of Boas, Transit Rider, Liver of Life


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