Quotes and thoughts for the day

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sumi, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    There once was a pretty good student
    Who sat in a pretty good class
    And was taught by a pretty good teacher
    Who always let pretty good pass.
    He wasn’t terrific at reading,
    He wasn’t a whiz-bang at math,
    But for him, education was leading
    Straight down a pretty good path.
    He didn’t find school too exciting,
    But he wanted to do pretty well,
    And he did have some trouble with writing
    Since nobody taught him to spell.
    When doing arithmetic problems,
    Pretty good was regarded as fine.
    5+5 needn’t always add up to be 10;
    A pretty good answer was 9.
    The pretty good class that he sat in
    Was part of a pretty good school,
    And the student was not an exception:
    On the contrary, he was the rule.
    The pretty good school that he went to
    Was there in a pretty good town,
    And nobody there seemed to notice
    He could not tell a verb from a noun.
    The pretty good student in fact was
    Part of a pretty good mob.
    And the first time he knew what he lacked was
    When he looked for a pretty good job.
    It was then, when he sought a position,
    He discovered that life could be tough,
    And he soon had a sneaking suspicion
    Pretty good might not be good enough.
    The pretty good town in our story
    Was part of a pretty good state
    Which had pretty good aspirations
    And prayed for a pretty good fate.
    There once was a pretty good nation
    Pretty proud of the greatness it had,
    Which learned much too late,
    If you want to be great,
    Pretty good is, in fact, pretty bad.

    -Charles Osgood
     
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Yes it's not very pleasant. I hope it warms up soon!
     
  3. Bowleggedcowboy

    Bowleggedcowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just think how much better the whole world would be!!
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Aw! [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  5. Bowleggedcowboy

    Bowleggedcowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. :)
     
  6. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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  7. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Bowleggedcowboy

    Bowleggedcowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good post Shannon!
    :)
     
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    We've been away most the day and I'm wore out. Thanks for the wonderful quotes today!

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    Good night everyone!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Aristotle

    A friend is a second self. My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

    One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

    The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

    Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

    “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

    You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

    What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; the hardest victory is the victory over self.

    “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

    “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

    “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

    “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

    “All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.

    “Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something”

    “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.”

    “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

    “There is an ideal of excellence for any particular craft or occupation; similarly there must be an excellent that we can achieve as human beings. That is, we can live our lives as a whole in such a way that they can be judged not just as excellent in this respect or in that occupation, but as excellent, period. Only when we develop our truly human capacities sufficiently to achieve this human excellent will we have lives blessed with happiness.”
     
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