Re: Inherently EarthlyDon't get in any gunfights with buffalo hunters. There's no such thing as cover.
Re: Inherently EarthlyI cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a
mystery inside an enigma.
Broadcast talk, 1 Oct. 1939
Man occasionally stumbles over the truth - but almost
always picks himself up and continues on." - Winston Churchill
Re: Inherently EarthlyOne evening an old Cherokee told his granddaughter about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My dear, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The granddaughter thought about it for a minute and then asked her grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
Re: Inherently EarthlyNice one. :]
Re: Inherently EarthlyGlad you like it, Sam :].
So here for a more known one (or at least partly):
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
"Meditation XVII" of Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions,
a 1624 metaphysical poem by John Donne.
Re: Inherently EarthlyAgreed also.
Re: Inherently EarthlyThe Israelites countered the Kanaans. The outnumbered Israelites were led by the woman Deborah, an old judge. They asked their leader: "Deborah, will we be victorious?" "No," replied she. "Why not?" "Because you ask."
- about from the Old Testament, (don't ask, I don't know the numbers)
Re: Inherently Earthly"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
- Dorothy Parker (I lurve her madly)
Re: Inherently Earthly"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."
General Omar Bradley
Re: Inherently EarthlyReligion, any religion, can be so depressing, suppressing, and all those other
~My mother, in an email received last night.
Re: Inherently EarthlySarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Re: Inherently EarthlyAn it harm none, do what ye will.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
If one receives evil from another, let one not do evil in return.
(Okay that last one isn't earthly.)
Re: Inherently EarthlyThe most painful state of being is remembering the future - particularly one you can never have.