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Title: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2018, 12:20:53 PM
"They are surely to be esteemed the bravest of spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger."


-Thucydides
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2018, 12:22:40 PM
It's always just beginning.

     Everything is always just beginning.

- Jakuso Kwong
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 07:45:16 PM
I once asked my wife why she never blinked during foreplay. She said she didn't have time.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2018, 08:05:57 PM
:thud:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 02, 2018, 05:14:06 AM
I once asked my wife why she never blinked during foreplay. She said she didn't have time.

Now time for the science lesson it takes between 300 to 400 milliseconds for one to blink their eyes.

So at 1000 milliseconds to a second that means approx. 1/3 of a second

:duh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 02, 2018, 05:14:41 AM
"If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?"

-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 02, 2018, 05:21:51 AM
“A mind not to be changed by place or time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.”

- John Milton - Paradise Lost
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 02, 2018, 05:22:20 AM
“Solitude sometimes is best society.”

- John Milton - Paradise Lost
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 02, 2018, 09:35:32 AM
The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions
   -Stephen Covey, The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey

Sadly, this directly applies to me.   :nopanic;
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 02, 2018, 10:45:28 AM
The problem with trouble shooting is that trouble shoots back.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 02, 2018, 08:35:41 PM
The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions
   -Stephen Covey, The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey

Sadly, this directly applies to me.   :nopanic;


Guilty as charged we are
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 03, 2018, 01:28:59 AM
I went to the hardware store and bought some used paint. It was in the shape of a house.  I also bought some batteries, but they weren't included.
    -- Steven Wright, A Steven Wright Special
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 03, 2018, 02:54:13 AM
The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions

... and the others are slaves to discipline... :grin:

There are merits in a soft and comfortable chain after all...  :iminnocent:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 03, 2018, 03:04:28 AM
I went to the hardware store and bought some used paint. It was in the shape of a house.  I also bought some batteries, but they weren't included.
    -- Steven Wright, A Steven Wright Special

You made my thought fly to used booze...  :puah:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 03, 2018, 03:50:58 AM
Aaah, back to the good old habits, finally! But how long will it last before something else demands immediate attention?

“In a civilized democratic State a freedom is never suppressed, it’s always regulated"

And apparently someone seems to share my point of view about the greatness of humankind...

"The human gene pool looks like it could use quite a bit of chlorine" (Anonymous)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 03, 2018, 03:58:03 AM
"Without risk, faith is an impossibility."

-Soren Kierkegaard
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 03, 2018, 04:00:02 AM
One of the greatest lessons that comes from meditation is that a relaxed curiosity about life and sleepwalking through it are two radically different choices.

- Ethan Nichtern
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 03, 2018, 11:54:01 AM
I can count the number of times I've been to Chernobyl on one hand. It's seven.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 04, 2018, 05:32:28 AM
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."

-Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 04, 2018, 07:05:28 AM
Life has no meaning.

           Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life.

It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.


- Joseph Campbell
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 04, 2018, 09:19:04 AM
I applied for a job today and they ask for three references. I wrote, "a dictionary, a Thesaurus, and a map." :java:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 04, 2018, 09:26:08 AM
:thud: Only you ... only you
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 04, 2018, 09:27:36 AM
"Every so often, I like to go to the window, look up, and smile for a satellite picture."
    -- Steven Wright
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 04, 2018, 09:30:59 AM
Big Brother says you should trim that mustache a bit on the left, it is a touch scraggly

:iminnocent:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 04, 2018, 11:05:25 AM
Good One Sir Knight.... Now SMILE..... :c-cat:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 04, 2018, 11:39:21 AM
Trimmed the 'stash.  Is my helmet on straight?   :odd:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 04, 2018, 11:43:02 AM
Yes....the helmet is on straight.....It must be TRIM week..... I trimmed my beard yesterday....Now I can hold my head up straight once again LOLOLOL....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 04, 2018, 09:07:46 PM
"There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all."
    -- Peter Drucker, HBR
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 05, 2018, 10:33:40 AM
Or,

"There is nothing more useless than a lock with a voice print"

- Doctor Who - Tom Baker ~ Invasion of Time
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 05, 2018, 10:43:56 AM
I just burned 2,000 calories. That's the last time I leave brownies in the oven while I nap.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 05, 2018, 10:44:25 AM
"The important thing is this:  to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

-Charles Du Bos
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 05, 2018, 10:48:34 AM
"Right now I'm having amnesia and deja-vue at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before."
    -- Steven Wright
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 05, 2018, 11:01:20 AM
:thumb_up:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 06, 2018, 03:04:17 PM
Time to ponder:

The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain.

- Krishnamurti
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Aelin on January 06, 2018, 03:09:57 PM
Stop to look the drawing, and look before you the true design which was made by the creation.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 06, 2018, 05:20:07 PM
Have hope for the future, but maybe build a bomb shelter anyway.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 08, 2018, 05:32:27 AM
"Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do."

-José Ortega y Gasset
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 08, 2018, 10:57:22 AM
"Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do."

... and then being forced to do something else :grin:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 08, 2018, 05:55:42 PM
.. We have noticed that disturbing trend
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 08, 2018, 06:00:00 PM
I meditate because evolution gave me a big brain, but it didn't come with an instruction manual.

I meditate because life is too short and sitting slows it down.

I meditate because life is too long and I need an occasional break.

I meditate because it's such a relief to spend time ignoring myself.

I meditate because I'm building myself a bigger and better perspective, and occasionally I need to add a new window.

- Wes Nisker
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 08, 2018, 06:02:33 PM
The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.

- Adyashanti
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 08, 2018, 06:12:21 PM
"However insistently the blind may deny the existence of the sun, they cannot annihilate it."
    -- D.T. Suzuki
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 08, 2018, 06:27:43 PM
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 09, 2018, 01:47:14 AM
"However insistently the blind may deny the existence of the sun, they cannot annihilate it."
    -- D.T. Suzuki

But what's the point of asserting or denying the existence of something you cannot perceive and never will?
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 09, 2018, 02:23:44 AM
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Why must you be so damn right??? :sad:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 09, 2018, 04:16:39 AM
Which since I have failed every time what does that mean :ummm:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 09, 2018, 04:17:27 AM
"Choice of attention - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer.  In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be."

-W.H. Auden
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 10, 2018, 05:01:53 AM
"The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself "makes things go" and creates confidence."

-Anne O'Hare McCormick
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 10, 2018, 05:20:13 AM
"The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself "makes things go" and creates confidence."

Rephrased: "Just flip a coin, it's the same thing" - a policy so many managers seem to think highly of.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 10, 2018, 05:25:45 AM
Indeed they do think way to highly of it and even when it goes wrong horribly they still think all is well ... :puah:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 10, 2018, 03:42:37 PM
Moses had the first tablet that could connect to the cloud.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 10, 2018, 06:27:54 PM
:thud: :thud: :thud:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 11, 2018, 05:44:19 AM
"I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness.  Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side."

-Katharine Butler Hathaway
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 11, 2018, 12:38:33 PM
I hate when I'm running on the treadmill for half an hour and look down to see it's been 4 minutes.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 11, 2018, 01:32:55 PM
Moses had the first tablet that could connect to the cloud.

 :(ROFLMAO:                :tearlaugh:                   :(ROFLMAO:             
 
                        :funny:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 12, 2018, 04:59:47 AM
"Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it."

-Gordon Graham
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 12, 2018, 11:10:11 AM
eBay is so useless. I tried to look up lighters and all they had was 13,749 matches.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 12, 2018, 05:00:47 PM
:duh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 14, 2018, 05:30:42 PM
And I, the last, go forth companionless,
 And the days darken round me, and the years,
 Among new men, strange faces, other minds."

   -- Tennyson, Idylls of the King

Sadly, not something I just remembered, but a scrap of it is in John Constantine, The Magus.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 14, 2018, 05:38:41 PM
We don't practice to attain enlightenment, just as we don't eat or breathe to be alive.

Because we're alive, we breathe.

Because we're alive, we eat.

Because we're enlightened, we do zazen

- Bernie Glassman & Rick Fields
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 14, 2018, 05:39:53 PM
... image! imagine!

the wild and wondrous
   
      journeys

still to be ours.

- Mary Oliver
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 14, 2018, 05:41:25 PM
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

- John Burroughs
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 15, 2018, 08:35:18 AM
 "It is our business to go as we are impelled."

-D.H. Lawrence
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 15, 2018, 10:08:09 AM
And I, the last, go forth companionless,
 And the days darken round me, and the years,
 Among new men, strange faces, other minds."

The saddest three lines I've read in the last 20 years... they reflect mercilessly a harsh reality we strive to ignore, if with modest success... :sad:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 15, 2018, 03:07:54 PM
I once asked my wife what her parents did to fight boredom before the internet.   She said she didn't know but would ask her 17 brothers and sisters.  They didn't know either.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 15, 2018, 03:15:24 PM
"Having sex with ... is incredible.  It's just like a concert. We throw frisbees around the room.  And when she wants more she lights a match..."
    -- Stephen Wright

I hope this makes up some for the Tennyson, Chiron. 
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 15, 2018, 03:19:41 PM
Good One Sir Knight...and I do enjoy Wrights Quotes....Great humor at times....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 15, 2018, 05:10:41 PM
"Having sex with ... is incredible.  It's just like a concert. We throw frisbees around the room.  And when she wants more she lights a match..."
    -- Stephen Wright

I hope this makes up some for the Tennyson, Chiron. 

 :funny: It does! :funny:

But I appreciated Tennyson too: I said it was sad but by no means that it was improper or untrue... quite the contrary! :winks:
I love laughter but without a few tears as a touchstone in the long run it would grow boring...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 16, 2018, 06:22:46 PM
Never ask a woman who is eating ice cream straight from the carton how she's doing.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 16, 2018, 06:33:41 PM
 "Common sense is instinct.  Enough of it is genius."

-George Bernard Shaw
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 17, 2018, 05:05:28 AM
"A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not improve."

-Holmes
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 17, 2018, 05:10:23 AM
The journey is my home.

- Muriel Rukeyser
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 17, 2018, 05:12:23 AM
Silence is always beautiful.

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 17, 2018, 07:01:02 PM
That awkward moment when you leave a store without buying anything and all you can think is "act natural, you're innocent".
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 18, 2018, 12:18:39 AM
That awkward moment when you leave a store without buying anything and all you can think is "act natural, you're innocent".

 :tearlaugh:       :heeheehee:       :tearlaugh:      ! ! !
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 18, 2018, 09:22:20 AM
That awkward moment when you leave a store without buying anything and all you can think is "act natural, you're innocent".

You innocent :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: ... oh let me catch my breath ... innocent :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 18, 2018, 09:22:39 AM
"The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it."

-Stanley Kubrick
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 18, 2018, 11:04:12 AM
TRUE FRIENDSHIP: Walking into a persons house and your wifi connects automatically.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 19, 2018, 08:01:34 AM
"Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness."

-John Sterling
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 19, 2018, 10:06:41 AM
“The circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant, but it’s what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are”

- unknown anime
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 19, 2018, 10:07:25 AM
“Boobs aren’t fat. They’re filled with men’s hopes and dreams.”

Think about it: men start out as babies, grow into libidinous teenagers, then get married and have children, all of which are made possible by boobs.

- :thud: