Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Quote of the week

30 January 2008

“That settles it. Brian, I think I hate your router.”
-Steve Sizemore after hours of working on getting my IP camera working.

I am happy to announce that his guidance led to it now working and he will live happily after all.



15 January 2008

from Life
“Every moment you spend wishing you were someplace else is a moment you cant get back.”

Thinking Disorder or Faith?

23 September 2007

I am reading this book that tracks the history of a certain denomination.  Each chapter starts with a quote.  Many are from Anthony Storr Feet of Clay.

They have made quite an impression on me.  I think his book would be very thought provoking.

I first read
“One man’s faith is anoth man’s delusion….”
By itself is stands alone with a message.

In full context it adds additional elements and overtones, but the following paragraph is likely enough:
“Whether a belief is considered to be a delusion or not depends partly upon the intensity with which it is defended, and partly upon the numbers of people subscribing to it.”

Last night this excerpt was at the beginning of a chapter and it really struck a cord with me:
“Critical examination of the lives and beliefts of gurus demonstrates that our psychiatric labels and our conceptions of what is or is not mental illness are woefully inadequate.  How, for example, does one distinguish an unorthodox or bizarre faith from delusion?…
    Gurus are isolated people, dependent upon their disciples, with no possibility of being disciplined by a Church or criticized by contemporaries.  They are above the law.  The guru usurps the place of God.  Whether gurus have suffered from manic-depressive illness, schizophrenia, or any other form of recognized, diagnosable mental illness is interesting but ultimately unimportant.  What distinguishes gurus from moreorthodox teaachers is not their manic-depressive mood swings, not their though disorders, not their delusional beliefs, nor their hallucinatory visions, not their mystical states of ectasy: it is their narcissism.”

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Reagan quotes

21 February 2007

“Here’s my strategy on the Cold War:  We win, they lose.” – Ronald Reagan

“The most terrifying words in the English language are:  I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” – Ronald Reagan

“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant:  It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” – Ronald Reagan

“Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.” – Ronald Reagan


“I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment’s would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.” – Ronald Reagan

“The taxpayer:  That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.” – Ronald Reagan

“Government is like a baby:  An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan

“The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” – Ronald Reagan

“I’ve laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens:  no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.” – Ronald Reagan

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.  I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:  If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it.  And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan


“Politics is not a bad profession.  If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” – Ronald Reagan


“No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” – Ronald Reagan


“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790

25 February 2006

His “Plan” was made
up of 13 virtues, each with short descriptions:

1. Temperance: Eat
not to dullness and drink not to elevation.

2. Silence: Speak
not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation.

3. Order: Let all
your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its

4. Resolution: Resolve
to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.

5. Frugality: Make
no expense but to do good to others or yourself: i.e. Waste nothing.

6. Industry: Lose
no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary

7. Sincerity: Use
no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak

8. Justice: Wrong
none, by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

9. Moderation: Avoid
extremes. Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

10. Cleanliness: Tolerate
no uncleanness in body, clothes or habitation.

11. Chastity: Rarely
use venery but for health or offspring; Never to dullness, weakness, or
the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

12. Tranquility:
Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

13. Humility: Imitate
Jesus and Socrates.

Benjamin Franklin

Rules to live by.


21 February 2006

Blossom where you are planted.


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Quote of the day

21 February 2006

“Deciding to have kids means letting your heart walk around outside your body.” – Alexa Junge

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28 January 2006

“The enemy of ‘good’ is ‘perfect.’ When time is critical, you have to make intelligent compromises.”
–O. Wayne Isom, professor, Weill Medical College, Cornell

Quote of the day

27 January 2006

“Deciding to have kids means letting your heart walk around outside your body.” – Alexa Junge

Quote of the Day

24 January 2006

my sources of inspiration? I saw this on a bible belt church billboard on the way home from work…

this does not diminish its importance

“Speak only when you can improve on the silence.”