Real Wisdom ~ Leo Tolstoy

“Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

Chinua Achebe Quote

“The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”

-Chinua Achebe
Born: November 16, 1930
Nigerian poet, novelist, professor and critic

Translation

Found in the email inbox:

A Translation Of Yankee Dogs To Southern Dawgs – To all you
dog lovers out there and those who understand the difference
between Yankees and Southerners…

(Yankee) German Shepherd Dog
(Southern) Poh-leece Dawg

(Yankee) Poodle
(Southern) Circus Dawg

(Yankee) St. Bernard
(Southern) “Thank Gawd, Here Comes The Whiskey Dawg”

(Yankee) Doberman Pinscher
(Southern-2 versions) Bad Dawg, or Dobimin Pinches

(Yankee) Beagle
(Southern) Rabbit Dawg

(Yankee) Rottweiler
(Southern) Bad Dawg AND Mean As Heck Dawg. Good dawg
to gu ard the still.

(Yankee) Yellow Lab
(Southern) Ol’ Yeller Dawg

(Yankee) Black Lab
(Southern) Duck fetchin’ Dawg

(Yankee) Greyhound
(Southern) Greased Lightnin’ Dawg

(Yankee) Malinois
(Southern) Another kind of Poh-leece Dawg

 

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Quote

“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

Books

Even as the Internet has revived hope of a universal library and Google seems to promise an answer to every query, books have remained a dark region in the universe of information. We want books to be as accessible and searchable as the Web. On the other hand, we still want them to be books.

Gary Wolf
American Journalist

Knowledge

“I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion”

– Alexander the Great

Get It Right Before You Speak

When I was listening to the radio this morning, the mid-morning, early-afternoon DJ, announcer or whatever they are called, was making mention of Autumn beginning this Saturday, the 20th. Well, it does not start on that date. It is September 23, the same day as my late father’s birthday was. Then about an hour later she said the same thing again, about the date that Autumn begins.

I was tempted to take a wake over to the radio station, which is just around the corner from where I live, and tell her or someone to tell when the correct date is. I mean, is it too much to take a look at the calendar to see what day the new season begins.

Its just one of those things in life that bugs the shit out of me.

A Pondering Mind 9/15/2014

Knowledge

Jeff Noon British Musician, Novelist, Painter, Playwright, Screenwriter
Jeff Noon
British
Musician, Novelist,
Painter, Playwright,
Screenwriter

Expect to feel pleasure. Knowledge is sexy.

Expect to feel pain. Knowledge is torture.

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Meaning of the Resurrection

From the email inbox:

Got to love this kid…

  MEANING OF THE RESURRECTION
           A Baptist pastor was presenting a children’s sermon. During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was.  
Now, asking questions during children’s sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous.
         Having asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy raised his hand……..ATT0000111
The pastor called on him and the little boy said,   “I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor.”  
It took over ten minutes for the congregation to settle down enough for the service to continue.

Knowledge

Knowledge of what is does not
open the door directly to what
should be.

— Albert Einstein

Knowledge

Knowledge without wisdom is a load
of books on the back of an ass.

— Japanese Proverb

We

We eat
We cook
We drink
We sleep
We talk
We walk
We read
We go to school
We study
We work
We play
We travel
We write
We type
We draw
We watch TV
We go to movies
We drive
We fly
We ride
We discuss
We argue
We laugh
We smile
We cry

All the things we do or, for some people some of them.
We’re all human, and since we’re on this planet for a very short time, we should enjoy everything we do.
It’s what makes life on Earth interesting.

A Pondering Mind 2014

Random Fact #20

When commercial telephone service was introduced between New York and London in 1927, the first three minutes of a call cost $75.00.

Source: freewebs.com/thesilentteen/randomfacts.htm