Things that make you go Aaaahh...

Some random one-liners and poetry that have made me smile or go “Aaahh”.

Most of them come from the A Word A Day mailing.

"I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself." - Gasset


“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake."
-Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali.

Dance like no-one’s watching. Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt -trad.

Dance like it hurts. Love like you need money. Work when people are watching -anon

Hurt people who dance, love people who give you money and watch people working
- Nick Pearson, old hiking friend

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. -Lao Tzu, philosopher (6th century B.C.)

The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. -C. Northcote Parkinson, author and historian (1909-1993)

....”Those with little power exercise it most strongly” -anon

“Nunc Tutus Exitus Computarus (It is now safe to turn off your computer).
Vini, Vidi, Velcro (I came, I saw, I stuck around).
Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum
(A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants)” - Ginger Chamberlain (cont.)

 

Ancient Japanese Proverb

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