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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:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 22, 2018, 06:10:01 AM
"The flower is the poetry of reproduction.  It is the example of the eternal seductiveness of life."

-Jean Giraudoux
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 22, 2018, 10:18:32 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:

By gosh...This one gets the Boobie Prize  :java: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 22, 2018, 10:23:23 AM
If nothing was learned, nothing was taught.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 22, 2018, 10:44:19 AM
You been sitting in on my classes :ummm:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 22, 2018, 10:53:01 AM
 :abacus:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 22, 2018, 02:39:39 PM
You're a rubber ducky floating in a sea of temptation

- Haruna ~ Is this a  Zombie of the Dead
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 22, 2018, 02:46:43 PM
I would say that would make one a "Lucky Ducky"....but that's just me mind you LOLOL
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 22, 2018, 02:54:35 PM
I would tend to agree ... but that was the quote from the anime ... :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 22, 2018, 03:26:55 PM
When someone asks me if I'm seeing anyone, I automatically assume they're talking about a psychiatrist.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 22, 2018, 08:56:28 PM
:duh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 23, 2018, 05:14:50 AM
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap."

-George Bernard Shaw
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 24, 2018, 05:36:44 AM
"Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor."

-Ogden Nash
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 24, 2018, 05:37:50 AM
Every thought, every emotion, is only a tourist.

And I am not a hotel.

Let them come and let them go.

- Mooji
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 24, 2018, 05:38:25 AM
If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.

- Albert Camus
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 24, 2018, 12:26:01 PM
Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 24, 2018, 12:49:54 PM
Long time no see - I was afraid that the Coffee Shop and Gardens had eaten up all the other threads...

"Working is less boring than having fun"  (Charles Baudelaire)

... but having fun is more fun, by definition :winks:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 24, 2018, 01:03:42 PM
I agree with you LOL...I'd much rather have fun then work.   Though some work is fun...like cataloging Comic Books LOLOLOL
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 24, 2018, 01:06:19 PM
If you can go to the gym without telling people on the Internet, you are instantly hired by the CIA.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 25, 2018, 02:38:50 AM
A truth the Holy Inquisition and most governments knew and feared for centuries...

"Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought" (Graham Greene)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 25, 2018, 05:14:20 AM
A truth the Holy Inquisition and most governments knew and feared for centuries...

"Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought" (Graham Greene)


Indeed good sir
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 25, 2018, 05:14:34 AM
"Is not this the true romantic feeling - not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you."

-Thomas Wolfem
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 26, 2018, 04:56:50 AM
It never occurred to me but...

"If you want to learn, teach" (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

It works. But unfortunately only a few teachers succeed, and the pupils must pay the bill for them all.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 26, 2018, 05:08:30 AM
"The vanity of human life is like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming on."

-Alexander Pope
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 26, 2018, 05:10:21 AM
It never occurred to me but...

"If you want to learn, teach" (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

It works. But unfortunately only a few teachers succeed, and the pupils must pay the bill for them all.

Indeed occasionally we do get lucky and learn from one of the students in the class I teach. Wish it would happen more often but :whattodo:

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 26, 2018, 05:26:57 AM
Indeed occasionally we do get lucky and learn from one of the students in the class I teach. Wish it would happen more often but :whattodo:

I suspect there's an additional subtle fold in Cicero's sentence: when you're teaching you are compelled to make things clear - first of all to yourself.
In the light of this I found a way to spare the pupils by writing down my stuff beforehand as if I were talking to a very dumb student.
This way I found out that I knew things I never thought I knew... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 26, 2018, 05:45:49 AM
Valid addendum, I ought to start writing the stuff down so I can repeat it more then once.

And yes, I have had to learn the art of dumbing everything down to a 6 year old level in some classes to get the concept across, talk about a learning curve ... for me ... I do not know how to speak six year old English at all :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 26, 2018, 06:14:08 AM
. . . I do to know how to speak six year old English at all :tearlaugh:

Less than six decades ago it came spontaneous to your lips... just dig deep enough into your memory, you'll find it there  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 26, 2018, 10:07:08 AM
Oh, my distorted view of things.  I parsed Jherrith's post as:

(Six Year) (Old English), adding in a "th" to Six just to clarify it to myself.   :OMFG:

Anyway,

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
  -- Stephen Covey
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 26, 2018, 10:39:16 AM
Don't worry Sir Knight, parsing Doc J is not always a cinch - though perhaps not as challenging as parsing Heddheld :winks:
(Sorry Hedd, you asked for it :tearlaugh: )

However it just occurred to me that even Einstein once said:

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself",

which definitely puzzles me: is there anything magical associated with the age of six? And if so what? According to my parents I was a pain in the butt already at 4...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 26, 2018, 10:55:53 AM
Might be vaguely connected to Piaget's second stage cognitive development, although that wasn't really around until 1952.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 26, 2018, 11:10:32 AM
College is the opposite of kidnapping. They demand $100,000 from you or they'll send your kid back.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 26, 2018, 05:41:50 PM
Less than six decades ago it came spontaneous to your lips... just dig deep enough into your memory, you'll find it there  :(ROFLMAO:

Got to love typo's
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 27, 2018, 11:47:59 AM
The first computer dates back to Adam and Eve. It was an Apple with limited memory, just one byte. And then everything crashed.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 29, 2018, 05:18:22 AM
"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence.  To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."

-Pearl S. Buck (1964)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 29, 2018, 05:38:07 AM
Since everything is but an apparition perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

- Long Chen Pa
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 29, 2018, 07:22:38 AM
The first computer dates back to Adam and Eve. It was an Apple with limited memory, just one byte. And then everything crashed.

 :funny:      :heeheehee:    :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 29, 2018, 07:26:01 AM
Since everything is but an apparition perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter.

- Long Chen Pa

 :thumb_up: Seconded and thirded    :thumb_up:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 29, 2018, 12:26:41 PM
A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it. :java:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 30, 2018, 04:33:11 AM
 "Excellence is not an act but a habit.  The things you do the most are the things you will do best."

-Marva Collins (1987)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 30, 2018, 06:38:07 AM
Well, it's still a point of view to be respected...

"I'd rather be an optimist and be wrong than be a pessimist and be right" (Kurt Gödel)

though undeniably a pessimist has a lot less bad surprises.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 30, 2018, 07:14:03 AM
Humans are far too optimistic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planning_fallacy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planning_fallacy)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on January 30, 2018, 07:39:12 AM
Humans are far too optimistic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planning_fallacy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planning_fallacy)

Whenever I'm asked for a completion time estimate I use to add to my best guess the standard disclaimer " - but as reliable as a Windows progress bar".

So far no one dared complain  :winks:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 30, 2018, 10:51:09 AM
Isn't it weird how when a cop drives by you feel paranoid instead of protected.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 31, 2018, 04:22:26 AM
 "When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."

-Helen Keller (1914)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 31, 2018, 04:22:43 AM
"You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."

-Kahlil Gibran
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 31, 2018, 12:10:29 PM
When I was young there was no social media. You had to go to a bar and buy endless drinks to be ignored by multiple women.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 01, 2018, 03:06:56 AM
Ah, the awful habit of quoting oneself! :winks:

"Most people are like 3D models: nice shells outside, nothing inside" (Chiron)

(forgive me if you can)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 01, 2018, 05:23:17 AM
Good one, I never could quite put my finger on the problem before ... this definitely puts it into words most eloquently
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 01, 2018, 05:25:22 AM
Must resist the tempation to render something not a shell ... fingers reaching towards

https://www.daz3d.com/v4-internal-organs (https://www.daz3d.com/v4-internal-organs)

Whew.  That was close...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 01, 2018, 05:27:33 AM
"If people know how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful."

-Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 01, 2018, 07:32:43 AM
Must resist the tempation to render something not a shell ... fingers reaching towards

https://www.daz3d.com/v4-internal-organs (https://www.daz3d.com/v4-internal-organs)

Whew.  That was close...

 :(ROFLMAO:      :tearlaugh:      :funny:


Yes I have them too :winks:
Tried to insert them where they belong but it didn't work out, my characters remained empty shells fitted with empty entrails.
Not even this would work...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 01, 2018, 05:56:29 PM
LOLOL.....Well, I suppose you could slip a hat on the Brain and leotards on the organs and call it "Victoria Undone"
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 01, 2018, 06:01:04 PM
My aunt's star sign was cancer.  It's pretty ironic how she died. She was eaten by giant crabs.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 01, 2018, 06:28:27 PM
Alice came to a fork in the road.
"Which road do I take?" she asked
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter"
   -- Lewis Carroll

 :#1kitteh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 01, 2018, 06:31:57 PM
A favorite of mine....thanks for putting it up.... 
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 02, 2018, 05:11:45 PM
"If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 03, 2018, 07:45:50 AM
A favorite of mine....thanks for putting it up.... 

Mine, too.  It sometimes helps those who work for me, but usually:

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
    -- Martin Buber

not to mention my own blindness.   :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 03, 2018, 08:06:33 AM
If we don't turn around now, we just may get to where we're going.

- Native American saying
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 03, 2018, 08:08:17 AM
I prefer keeping in mind

      even the possibility

that existence has its own

      reason for being.

- Wislawa Szymborska
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 03, 2018, 08:13:52 AM
I think we've already demonstrated that you're a more positive guy than I am.   :Hi5:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 03, 2018, 08:18:23 AM
 :ummm: Not completely certain about that, as we do have moments where we just want to :rat-atat:

I considered myself to be more of a "no expectations, no disappointment" type on most occasions.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 03, 2018, 11:33:51 AM
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 03, 2018, 02:51:06 PM
That explains a lot
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 05, 2018, 08:55:49 PM
"Frozen food is not progress."

-Russell Baker
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 06, 2018, 05:07:15 AM
Hi all, so nice to be among you again!

One week spent voluntarily (almost) off internet is an interesting and relaxing if somewhat awkward experience.

As all other times, during this brief off-line retreat I’ve (re)discovered a few disparate things I normally tend to overlook.
As they may be regarded as "Taughts of these days" it's perhaps
more proper to post them here (obviously in random order) rather than clogging what apparently has become the Main and Only Thread :winks:

- Feeling lonely after pulling the internet plug is a sign that your social life sucks.

- Sliced radishes spread with horseradish cheese cream make a scrumptious appetizer.

- A clean tidy desk is a sign of a pristine mind unpolluted by thought.

- Better to spend 15 minutes scrubbing a slick tub than 6 weeks in a cast.

- Books have an own life and move around while you aren’t looking. The best ones will hide behind stuff you’ll never read again.

- People also have own faces, expressions and inflections, not only avatars and smileys.

- Showering while there’s no one else at home draws attention to your doorbell. Usually it’s a parcel for the neighbor.

- It takes less precision tools to take apart a mechanical watch than to put it together again.

- A good wife always senses when you need quiet and concentration. Then she breaks in with something irrelevant.

- Shoveling once a month is more practical than dusting daily.

- When you’re writing in one language the right word pops up in another.

- Don’t dig too deep in the past, those memories belong to someone you aren’t anymore.

- What you’re looking for is on another hard disk and has a different name.

- Never climb a stepladder unless it’s fully open.

- A power drill works better if plugged in.

- Hot soldering irons look strikingly similar to cold ones.

- Weather aftcast is way more reliable than weather forecast.

- Deicing spray works perfectly above 32°F.

- The road maintenance service will detect in advance where you intend to go and arrange a construction zone on the way. The marked detour will lead you back home.

- Only in the middle of a complicated 3D mesh modeling it occurs to you that years ago you were almost finished with a similar job.


I wanted to add also something about the odd eerie feeling of being something more than a brain in a jar, but that will have to wait a while because the relative 3D job has proved less straightforward than expected...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 06, 2018, 05:27:55 AM
Some very pithy statements there ...


especially the first, fifth and twelve
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 06, 2018, 05:28:47 AM
Dirty, stained, withered, broken things seem beautiful to me.

- Yohji Yamamoto
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 06, 2018, 05:29:05 AM
"Our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy."

-George Eliot (1819-1880)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 06, 2018, 05:31:45 AM
Reading good old crumbling paper books is so fun...

"... and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." (Oscar Wilde - from "The Canterville Ghost")

And now blame me again for getting lost in those amenities such as "truck" and "lorry", "hood" and "bonnet", "slingshot" and "catapult", "neighbor" and "neighbour"... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 06, 2018, 10:19:23 AM
A little cynical but probably true....

"Originality is undetected plagiarism" (William R. Inge)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 06, 2018, 01:00:57 PM
In some cases...not all LOLOL
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 06, 2018, 01:03:12 PM
I mean really....how many folks would write.....

" When I was in Kindergarten I would pick my nose and used it as glue when I ran out of Elmers Glue."
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Aelin on February 06, 2018, 03:21:21 PM
The nurse?  :shrug:
If it's not her, it's you :iminnocent:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 06, 2018, 03:38:27 PM
Now come on Aelin...I'm sure you've seen other kids do that before.....LOLOL....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 06, 2018, 03:49:24 PM
The road maintenance service will detect in advance where you intend to go and arrange a construction zone on the way. The marked detour will lead you back home.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 06, 2018, 03:52:28 PM
Hi all, so nice to be among you again!

One week spent voluntarily (almost) off internet is an interesting and relaxing if somewhat awkward experience.

As all other times, during this brief off-line retreat I’ve (re)discovered a few disparate things I normally tend to overlook.
As they may be regarded as "Taughts of these days" it's perhaps
more proper to post them here (obviously in random order) rather than clogging what apparently has become the Main and Only Thread :winks:



I wanted to add also something about the odd eerie feeling of being something more than a brain in a jar, but that will have to wait a while because the relative 3D job has proved less straightforward than expected...

Welcome back...those were cool quotes.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 07, 2018, 09:08:39 PM
"Each step upward makes me feel stronger and fit for the next step."

-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 08, 2018, 04:54:34 AM
"Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and regression, of evolution and dissolution."

-Goethe (1749-1832)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 08, 2018, 06:00:11 AM
May the Great Mystery make sunrise in your heart.
    -- Sioux Indian blessing

Throw your dreams into space like a kite
And you do not know what it will bring back
A new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country
    -- Anaïs Nin
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 08, 2018, 07:57:46 PM
Top Causes of Divorce: 4. Finances 3. Infidelity 2. Lack of Intimacy 1. Thermostat Wars
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 08, 2018, 07:59:41 PM
The thing about meditation is:

   You become more and more you.

- David Lynch
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 09, 2018, 01:23:38 AM
Top Causes of Divorce: 4. Finances 3. Infidelity 2. Lack of Intimacy 1. Thermostat Wars

Absolute first cause of divorce: marriage.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 09, 2018, 01:28:52 AM
The thing about meditation is:

   You become more and more you.

- David Lynch

But why should I want to be more me???
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 09, 2018, 05:23:32 AM
The better to spread panic, chaos and disorder wherever you go
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 09, 2018, 05:24:34 AM
"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 09, 2018, 05:38:48 AM
"Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing."
 
"The best way to predict your future is to create it"

"If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old"
    -- Peter F. Drucker

Sorry, in a Drucker mood this morning.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 09, 2018, 05:41:18 AM
No apology required those were great ...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 09, 2018, 12:45:56 PM
Improve your memory by doing unforgettable things.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 10, 2018, 10:35:42 AM
Just saying:


It is much easier to appear holy than to be sane.

Chögyam Trungpa
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 10, 2018, 10:38:36 AM
Like the little stream

Making its way

Through the mossy crevices

I, too, quietly

Turn clear and transparent.

- Ryōkan
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 10, 2018, 10:54:28 AM
I think this generation will have to go into separate rooms and text each other to work out their problems.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 10, 2018, 10:58:36 AM
And that is why they have problems ...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 10, 2018, 11:01:30 AM
Exactly.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 12, 2018, 04:10:54 AM
Oh how true!

"Imagination consoles us for what we are not, humour for what we are" (Winston Churchill)

Weren't it for those two powerful drugs we'd be all staring in the void until the Reaper comes to harvest us...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 12, 2018, 05:03:28 AM
 "The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.  There is no event greater in life than the appearance of new persons about our hearth, except it be the progress of the character which draws them."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 12, 2018, 06:00:00 AM
Well, I was going to quote W. Edwards Demming, continuing in the life skills vein, but decided on Pendergast instead:

"As I get older, Vincent, I have come to prefer a quiet evening at home to a bracing exchange of gunfire in the dark."
    -- Pendergast in Brimstone

Melton Rasmussen: "Ah, the great city of New Orleans. Is it true they eat alligator? I hear it tastes like chicken."
Pendergast: "In my view the taste is more like iguana or snake than chicken."
     -- Exchange in Still Life with Crows

"Stupidity is an elemental force, and I respect it."
    -- Diogenes Pendergast in Dance of Death

 :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 12, 2018, 09:12:21 PM
Too right on that last one
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 13, 2018, 03:26:20 AM
Not very democratic and even less politically correct...

"Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force" (Oscar Wilde)

... but sadly true :sad:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 13, 2018, 04:39:47 AM
Seconded
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 13, 2018, 04:40:14 AM
"Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day."

-Brewster Higley (19th cent, 1873?)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 13, 2018, 05:45:58 AM
I will never forget that absence
that entered me like a man enters
   his own house,
and I was satisfied with nonbeing;
an emptiness open to everything.

- Pablo Neruda
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 13, 2018, 08:19:40 PM
If it is not Valentines day and you see a man in a flower shop, you can probably start up a conversation by asking, "What did you do?"
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 14, 2018, 02:36:57 AM
I went to the doctor. He tried to send me to 3 specialists to find about ailments I should have at my age but didn't show any symptom so far...

"Some problems show up only if you bring your car to the shop"
and, just in case,
"Thank you, I’m perfectly capable of kicking the bucket by myself alone without medical support"


Every now and then it wouldn't harm physicians to read that wise old book again...

"Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm" (Hippocrates)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 14, 2018, 05:01:28 AM
Indeed and as I have grown fond of saying if it is not baroque, don't fix it
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 14, 2018, 05:01:53 AM
"A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in its permanence, in its capacity for accretion and solidification, in its quality of representing, in all its details, the personalities of the people who live in it."

-H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 14, 2018, 05:03:56 AM
Whatever you feel, you become.

     It is your responsibility.

- Osho
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 14, 2018, 05:09:42 AM
Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them ... Without knowing it, we are coloring everything, putting our spin on it all.

- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 14, 2018, 05:14:33 AM
Amen, J.

Almost "fundamental attribution error" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error).
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 14, 2018, 02:55:05 PM
So true Sir Knight.

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 14, 2018, 03:08:06 PM
And now to get serious once again....

Valentine's Day was created to remind single people they are single.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 14, 2018, 09:01:58 PM
:o
And now to get serious once again....

Valentine's Day was created to remind single people they are single.

:o_go_on:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 15, 2018, 05:27:27 AM
"A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body."

-Margaret Fuller (1845)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 15, 2018, 05:52:13 AM
The world is independent of my will.
    -- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

I really have trouble remembering this.   :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 15, 2018, 05:54:32 AM
So that is the root of my troubles

.... very thought provoking
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 15, 2018, 04:25:51 PM
How is it that I always seem to buy the plants without the will to live?
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 15, 2018, 04:40:20 PM
I thought you had local advisers who were pretty good at plants.  This is not Oz related, is it?
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 15, 2018, 04:56:34 PM
Nope....Not Oz.  These are indoor plants.   Vicki is just as bad with them as I am LOLOLOL....  Got one for Christmas....buried it today..Thankfully the temp is 52 degrees today...I would have just piled snow on the darn thing if it wasn't.   :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 16, 2018, 04:52:35 AM
"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."

-John Howard Payne (1791-1852)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 16, 2018, 09:57:43 AM
Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 17, 2018, 05:50:37 AM
Speaking of taxes...

"Mafia is a criminal organization. They won't leave you alone unless you pay, and if you don't they'll make your life hell.

Governments are legitimate organizations. They won't leave you alone even if you pay, and if you don't they'll make your life hell."
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 19, 2018, 05:40:20 AM
"One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them."

-Dean Rusk
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 19, 2018, 03:36:56 PM
With the rise of self-driving vehicles, it's only a matter of time before we get a country song where a guy's truck leaves him right after his girl leaves him.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 20, 2018, 05:08:36 AM
"To business that we love we rise betime,
And go to it with delight."

-Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra"
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 20, 2018, 05:10:05 AM
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

- John W. Gardner
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 21, 2018, 02:35:43 AM
How true!

"Brevity is the soul of wit" (William Shakespeare)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 21, 2018, 03:58:07 AM
"You are never giving, nor can you ever give, enough service."

-James R. Cook
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 21, 2018, 11:55:49 AM
I used to be a boy trapped in a woman's body. But after 9 long months, I was finally born!
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 22, 2018, 04:27:46 AM
"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision."

-Peter Drucker
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on February 22, 2018, 05:14:47 AM
Je dirais qu'il faut agir en homme de pensée et penser en homme d'action.
    -- Henri Bergson, (speech at) Descartes Conference

I would say act like a man of thought and think like a man of action.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 22, 2018, 05:21:57 AM
Nice
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 22, 2018, 08:47:07 AM
Je dirais qu'il faut agir en homme de pensée et penser en homme d'action.
    -- Henri Bergson, (speech at) Descartes Conference

I would say act like a man of thought and think like a man of action.

Would that mean "sit all day wondering what that funny soft thing between your ears is for"?  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 22, 2018, 12:51:58 PM
An expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less, until eventually he knows everything about nothing.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 23, 2018, 06:46:59 PM
"All business proceeds on beliefs, on judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties."

-Charles W. Eliot
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 24, 2018, 02:12:33 AM
Read on an old ashtray:

A man can go broke with gamble, with women or with experts.
With gamble it's faster.
With women it's more fun.
With experts it's safer.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 26, 2018, 05:34:14 AM
"Intelligence is not something possessed once for all.  It is in constant process of forming, and its retention requires constant alertness in observing consequences, an open-minded will to learn and courage in re-adjustment."

-John Dewey (1895-1952)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 26, 2018, 08:22:42 AM
"Intelligence is in the brain of the beholder" (IIA) *)

*) International Idiots Association
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 27, 2018, 03:53:40 AM
"The mind can store an estimated 100 trillion bits of information - compared with which a computer's mere billions are virtually amnesiac."

-Sharon Begley et al (in Newsweek, 1986)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 27, 2018, 05:16:41 AM
"The mind can store an estimated 100 trillion bits of information - compared with which a computer's mere billions are virtually amnesiac."

-Sharon Begley et al (in Newsweek, 1986)

Then $5,177.00*) is all my wife gets if I get killed by a moron on the freeway, unless his insurance companies missed that article...  :OMFG:


Edit: opps sorry, bits not bytes! Then it makes $647.125 altogether...
 


*) Toshiba P300 1TB SATA III 3.5" - as of today €41.99  ($51.77) downtown by Conrad
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 27, 2018, 09:39:18 AM
Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 27, 2018, 10:17:07 AM
Reported as Isaac Asimov's favorite limerick:

There was a lady in Madras

who had a remarkable ass:

it wasn't round and pink

as you may think,

it was big, hairy, gray, and ate grass.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 27, 2018, 10:25:47 AM
 :yeow: :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 27, 2018, 05:13:18 PM
:tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on February 28, 2018, 03:35:44 AM
A disturbing thought...

"Science is what we call the attempt to frame the Universe within the limits of human understanding"

and, worse still,

"May Heaven protect us from the morons that believe they’ve understood" (Anonymous)

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on February 28, 2018, 04:02:37 AM
"I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow."

-Woodrow Wilson
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on February 28, 2018, 12:28:54 PM
There are two rules for success: 1) Don't tell all you know. :java:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 01, 2018, 03:58:09 AM
"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."

-John Naisbitt
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 01, 2018, 10:50:02 AM
Sleep is my drug….my bed is my dealer and my alarm clock is the police.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 02, 2018, 04:19:36 AM
"Intelligence alone, without wisdom and empathy for suffering, is hollow."

-John G. Stoessinger
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 02, 2018, 03:53:59 PM
You have two parts of brain, 'left' and 'right'. In the left side, there's nothing right. In the right side, there's nothing left.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 03, 2018, 02:21:08 AM
You have two parts of brain, 'left' and 'right'. In the left side, there's nothing right. In the right side, there's nothing left.

 :tearlaugh:   JUST GREAT!!!  :tearlaugh:

And it might as well be true...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 05, 2018, 05:33:13 AM
"Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself."

-Ernest Holmes
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 05, 2018, 05:46:46 AM
Sleep is my drug….my bed is my dealer and my alarm clock is the police.

Amen!
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 05, 2018, 05:48:05 AM
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    -- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 05, 2018, 04:54:02 PM
I wonder how many miles I've scrolled with my thumb.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 06, 2018, 05:26:33 AM
More like the index or middle finger in my case ye ole thumb is holding the pesky critter in place :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 06, 2018, 05:26:47 AM
"We may think of the Divine as a fire whose outgoing warmth pervades the Universe."

-Plotinus
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 06, 2018, 05:55:39 AM
"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."

The wisdom of Brooke Shields
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 06, 2018, 06:51:46 PM
:thud:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 06, 2018, 07:16:50 PM
"Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly."
    -- Diogenes of Sinope

He's the guy with the lamp who always answers when asked what he's doing, "I am just looking for an honest man."
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 06, 2018, 08:28:18 PM
He's the Hermit in the Tarot deck :smile:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 07, 2018, 02:36:35 AM
"Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly."
    -- Diogenes of Sinope

He's the guy with the lamp who always answers when asked what he's doing, "I am just looking for an honest man."

And he's also the guy who, in response to Alexander the Great asking him if he could do anything for him, replied "Yes, please stand out of my sun".
I'm wondering if Diogenes' quote still holds true today. The first part, I mean... :grin:


P.S.: Still digging in my XP computers to find out why the hell the AV has started throwing tantrums on both, remotely controlled by an increasingly hysterical guy at the AV company. Forgive my absence, force majeure
  :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 07, 2018, 05:12:52 AM
I'm afraid the observer effect is likely in operation to that question.

And, let's not omit the rest of the conversation:

Alexander: "If I were not Alexander, then I should wish to be Diogenes."
Diogenes: "If I were not Diogenes, I would still wish to be Diogenes."

These stories of Diogenes (probably apocryphal) remind me of the Mulla Nasrudin stories.

Sorry to hear that XP is still giving you and the AV tech fits.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 07, 2018, 05:37:22 AM
This ink painting of

   Wind blowing through pines

        Who hears it?

- Ikeyū
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 07, 2018, 09:26:06 AM
I'm afraid the observer effect is likely in operation to that question.

And, let's not omit the rest of the conversation:

Alexander: "If I were not Alexander, then I should wish to be Diogenes."
Diogenes: "If I were not Diogenes, I would still wish to be Diogenes."

These stories of Diogenes (probably apocryphal) remind me of the Mulla Nasrudin stories.

Sorry to hear that XP is still giving you and the AV tech fits.


Wow...Mulla Nasrudin stories :tearlaugh: I haven't read or heard one of those in years. Thanks for reminding me of them.

Isn't it kind of an uphill battle using XP in the first place at this point in time, Chiron?


Well, hey I've got a song for this.


https://youtu.be/rv8-mmDg3VI

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 07, 2018, 10:21:32 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the XP problem Chiron is having.   Many of the programs have phased out anything to do with XP and are concentrating on the 1001 updates done on Win 10 each day.......  :java:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 07, 2018, 10:33:33 AM
Why do I keep paying the bills? It just encourages them to send more.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 07, 2018, 10:38:04 AM
. . .
Isn't it kind of an uphill battle using XP in the first place at this point in time, Chiron?
. . .

You and T.L. are probably right, but I've invested so much time and effort taming XP to my needs and writing software for it...
And I don't see why I should submit to M$ prepotence: they want me to go for another OS, they must offer me something I can control, not something that is supposed to control me.

Besides now there's another point of principle involved: the AV company keep claiming they still support XP and I'm paying them also for that.

Yeah, maybe I'm a little stubborn... :hug2: :iminnocent:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 07, 2018, 10:41:41 AM
Why do I keep paying the bills? It just encourages them to send more.

The same occurred to me too so I stopped, but it didn't work out  :shrug: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 07, 2018, 11:00:26 AM
You and T.L. are probably right, but I've invested so much time and effort taming XP to my needs and writing software for it...
And I don't see why I should submit to M$ prepotence: they want me to go for another OS, they must offer me something I can control, not something that is supposed to control me.

Besides now there's another point of principle involved: the AV company keep claiming they still support XP and I'm paying them also for that.

Yeah, maybe I'm a little stubborn... :hug2: :iminnocent:

:tearlaugh: So you're going to hold them (AV) to it!!

We all have our stubborn streaks, don't we? :wink:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 07, 2018, 11:17:56 AM
XP was my FAVORITE and I hated to let it go also......But alas....I decided it was better to make the change then to fight a battle which I can't win....and if I did win....for how long...before the battle starts once again.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 08, 2018, 11:02:27 AM
XP was my FAVORITE and I hated to let it go also......But alas....I decided it was better to make the change then to fight a battle which I can't win....and if I did win....for how long...before the battle starts once again.

Well, in my stubbornness I'm fighting that battle, no matter if I cannot win it. After all also life is nobbut a continuous battle against death, and so far no one ever won it... :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 08, 2018, 01:39:25 PM
I call that "Bullheaded" :tearlaugh:   But in many things I'm the same way.  I had a 3-Valve bypass at the age of 45 and I was told my longevity would be at least another 10-15 years.  Well, I'm going on 70 and though it's beat up some....the darn thing is still pumping because I'm not letting it slow down LOLOLOL....  Thus the shoveling of the snow...and the bike riding....and lifting 60-70 pound comic book boxes  and toting them from one end of the home to the other LOLOL
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 08, 2018, 02:40:01 PM
I walked past a homeless guy with a sign that read, "One day, this could be you." I put my money back in my pocket, just in case he's right.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 08, 2018, 04:34:54 PM
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you.

Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision.

So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 09, 2018, 05:29:59 AM
"Some day, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness... the energies of love.  Then, for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire."

-Pierre Tielhard de Chardin
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 09, 2018, 05:47:38 AM
That's beautiful, J.

"It's always darkest before it is completely black."
    -- Don Lancaster, The Incredible Secret Money Machine

Misattributed toChairman Mao
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 09, 2018, 11:07:06 AM
Power (n) The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 11, 2018, 04:53:40 PM
... one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, it is a star.

- Rainer Maria Rilke
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 12, 2018, 03:37:47 AM
... one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, it is a star.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

For the last 35 years life has been a stone in my left kidney. Hope it doesn't turn into a star...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 12, 2018, 08:23:43 AM
For the last 35 years life has been a stone in my left kidney. Hope it doesn't turn into a star...


A kidney stone for 35 years? Wow...that sounds painful. Besides - you're already a star :winks:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 12, 2018, 09:56:05 AM

A kidney stone for 35 years? Wow...that sounds painful. Besides - you're already a star :winks:

Well, after they've been trying for three years and a half to get it out in several creative ways, as they began to mention opening me and carving it out I decided that the stupid stone would better fall off by itself during my cremation :grin:

And thank you Sidherose, it's so nice of you to omit the end of the expression - also my wife every now and then calls me a startling moron :funny:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 12, 2018, 10:46:39 AM
Well, after they've been trying for three years and a half to get it out in several creative ways, as they began to mention opening me and carving it out I decided that the stupid stone would better fall off by itself during my cremation :grin:

And thank you Sidherose, it's so nice of you to omit the end of the expression - also my wife every now and then calls me a startling moron :funny:


Yeowch! Have you tried drinking cranberry juice? It doesn't work quite as well for men as it does women - I hear - but it helps.

You can be different things in different places :winks: It's alright :smiley:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 12, 2018, 11:18:03 AM

Yeowch! Have you tried drinking cranberry juice? It doesn't work quite as well for men as it does women - I hear - but it helps.

You can be different things in different places :winks: It's alright :smiley:

Yes, I've tried all kinds of natural and less natural muscle relaxants by the gallon, hideous diets I wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy, weeks of tubes up my private anatomy, shock waves (good thing I had my faithful screwdriver along so I could give a hand with fixing the equipment when it threw a tantrum)... just anything short of the knife - I'm too well acquainted with surgeons and their ways to trust them blissfully  :opr8:
Then in the end I came to terms with that f***ing stone: I stopped bothering it and it stopped bothering me (well, almost...) :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 12, 2018, 11:26:34 AM
Cranberry juice isn't a muscle relaxant. It's a natural acid that breaks down those sorts of deposits that make going potty not always a relief. But, I see you've been through hell already and have come to grips with it. Good!
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 12, 2018, 11:52:58 AM
Cranberry juice isn't a muscle relaxant. It's a natural acid that breaks down those sorts of deposits that make going potty not always a relief.
Then it probably works only on some specific kind of concretions, for I'm sure that among the rest I tried plenty of that too - won't ever forget its taste.
 Jinx, wrong geology... :sad:
The problem with acids there seems to be that it's like trying to melt a lead bullet in a beehive - the wax would melt first.
Quote
But, I see you've been through hell already and have come to grips with it. Good!
It was an experience, yes. It even had its amusing sides, mostly calling the doctors' bluffs when they spoke as if they had four aces and a king, and I knew all too well they had four deuces and an expired Visa  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 12, 2018, 12:14:28 PM
"Desire is the very essence of man."

- Benedict De Spinoza, Ethics
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 13, 2018, 05:54:30 AM
I learned that every mortal

    will taste death.

But only some will taste life.

- Rumi

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 13, 2018, 03:53:13 PM
Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them and not them.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 13, 2018, 06:46:56 PM
Well, that explains a lot
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 13, 2018, 06:58:53 PM
 :shrug: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 13, 2018, 07:21:14 PM
"Heaven always favors good desires."

-Cervantes (Don Quixote)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 14, 2018, 03:29:58 AM
Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them and not them.....

... and about 97.42% provide plenty of unsolicited advice and resent if you don't take it :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 14, 2018, 05:07:08 AM
Happy Pi Day!
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 14, 2018, 09:25:55 AM
Lol...they're having pies for $3.14 at one of our grocery chains here - Kroger. Only today.  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 14, 2018, 09:34:58 AM
(Run!  There're mathematicians loose in the attic!)

There's even a web site

http://www.piday.org/ (http://www.piday.org/)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 14, 2018, 10:14:32 AM
Heh...I like the Pi pan :smile: Not totally sure why it's a 'Cultural Phenomenon' however. It's a formula for a common shape...........
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 14, 2018, 02:03:53 PM
(Run!  There're mathematicians loose in the attic!)

There's even a web site

http://www.piday.org/ (http://www.piday.org/)

My shame, never heard about it before! :blush2:
A terrible thought just crossed my mind: did we miss the e-day??? It should fall on Feb the 72nd...  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 14, 2018, 02:09:39 PM
You're going to get us kicked out this thread, too.   :tearlaugh:

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/e-day.html (https://www.timeanddate.com/date/e-day.html)

I suppose you're more in this camp:

https://www.wired.com/2013/02/screw-pi-day-tomorrow-is-e-day/ (https://www.wired.com/2013/02/screw-pi-day-tomorrow-is-e-day/)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 14, 2018, 03:06:13 PM
Oh... I hadn't considered truncating poor e that brutally! :winks:

Wondering when they're going to introduce a celebration also for each prime number, and possibly for any other oddity in the apparently calm, homogeneous sea of the natural numbers...
Business is business, right? :grin:

And no, I don't think we'll get kicked out of this thread - we might chose a more dangerously public place to exchange mildly geeky nonsenses :funny:
 
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 14, 2018, 04:01:33 PM
I don't think we have enough days in the year for all of those, Chiron.  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 14, 2018, 05:39:57 PM
But we could give it the ol college try     :shrug: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 14, 2018, 06:28:18 PM
Remind me: which day is number 277,232,917 − 1?
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 14, 2018, 06:36:27 PM
Thursatday I believe   :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 14, 2018, 06:41:53 PM
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 14, 2018, 07:07:32 PM
I'd be thinking of the little dog or cat creatures in the old cartoons - like Fleischer Bros. old - hanging off a pole by both hands like a flag blowing in the storm. And sometimes.....ziiiiip! Thar she blows!  :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 14, 2018, 07:41:41 PM
I'd just hold on tighter..... :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 14, 2018, 07:49:31 PM
You ever been to Albuquerque when the wind's blowing around in 'the bowl'? I literally had to hang onto the door handles and any other parts of the cars in the parking lot to get into the building I had to go to there. I had to park about 1200 feet away, judging by a standard city block length ( 600' ).

The worst part was making a run for the door. Nothing to hang onto!!! I did end up going sideways for a bit.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 14, 2018, 08:06:01 PM
I've been Albuquerque but got lucky....Mild winds....but others had told me about the wild winds and to "thank my lucky stars" (folks used that term a lot in Albuquerque) that it wasn't windy.....  I had hair back then....not much mind you....but enough for me to worry about losing some more to the wind.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 14, 2018, 08:17:35 PM
I've been Albuquerque but got lucky....Mild winds....but others had told me about the wild winds and to "thank my lucky stars" (folks used that term a lot in Albuquerque) that it wasn't windy.....  I had hair back then....not much mind you....but enough for me to worry about losing some more to the wind.....


It's crazy down there when the wind is blowing. You literally ARE in a bowl with a chunk out of the side. And you feel like you're going to go flying through that 'hole' any moment.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 14, 2018, 08:22:27 PM
I've never seen a thread so thoroughly hijacked.   :perverted:

"So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet."
    -- Stephen Hawking, Sydney Opera House Talks & Ideas, 2015
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 14, 2018, 08:36:08 PM
"Our desires always increase with our possessions; the knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed, impairs our enjoyment of the good before us."

-Samuel Johnson
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 14, 2018, 08:53:11 PM
I've never seen a thread so thoroughly hijacked.   :perverted:


We become experts after a while....LOLOLOL
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 14, 2018, 10:31:53 PM
I've never seen a thread so thoroughly hijacked.   :perverted:

"So remember, look at the stars and not at your feet."
    -- Stephen Hawking, Sydney Opera House Talks & Ideas, 2015



:grin:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 15, 2018, 05:45:09 AM
There is no present or future.

Using tenses to divide time is like making chalk marks on water.

- Janet Frame
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 15, 2018, 05:53:14 AM
 :thumb_up:

"No matter what the practice or teaching, ego loves to wait in ambush to appropriate spirituality for its own survival and gain."
  -- Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on March 15, 2018, 09:30:56 AM
There is no present or future.

Using tenses to divide time is like making chalk marks on water.

- Janet Frame

Love it!
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 15, 2018, 10:43:01 AM
There is no present or future.

Using tenses to divide time is like making chalk marks on water.

- Janet Frame

Good one.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 15, 2018, 10:46:43 AM
When a woman says "what?" It's not because she didn't hear you. She's just giving you a chance to change what you said.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 15, 2018, 11:51:31 AM
When a woman says "what?" It's not because she didn't hear you. She's just giving you a chance to change what you said.

 :tearlaugh:       :tearlaugh:       :tearlaugh:
... nevertheless she'll file the earlier version for further use anyway :dispute:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 15, 2018, 11:53:05 AM
LOL....so very true.....  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 15, 2018, 06:46:55 PM
"Desires are the pulses of the soul; as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires."

-Thomas Manton
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 16, 2018, 01:34:11 AM
Talking of solipsism...

"Readers are just figments of writers' imagination" (Achille Campanile)

But will it be true?
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 16, 2018, 06:45:50 PM
"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it."

-Jane Smiley
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 19, 2018, 05:37:12 AM
Let come what comes, let go what goes.

See what remains.

- Ramana Maharshi
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 19, 2018, 05:38:17 AM
We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when awake.

- Diogenes
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 19, 2018, 05:42:30 AM
Amen to that!

This morning, I'm channeling TL:

"Fair" is where you get cotton candy.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 19, 2018, 08:09:09 AM
"Fair" is where you get cotton candy.

A little sad perhaps, but damn true !
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 19, 2018, 05:42:23 PM
A wise man once said... Nothing, he only listened.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 21, 2018, 05:02:18 AM
Just run into

"Pecunia pecuniam pariere non potest" ("money cannot generate more money") - St. Thomas Aquinas
Absolutely true: only the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (and a few good forgers) can do that. Which doesn't prevent money from gathering more money, of course  :(ROFLMAO:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 21, 2018, 11:29:28 AM
Why do women love Chinese food? Because WON TON spelled backward is NOT NOW!
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 25, 2018, 02:58:30 PM
Contemplation within activity is a million times better than contemplation within stillness.

- Hakuin
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 25, 2018, 02:59:43 PM
Do not consciously seek enlightenment.

- Musō Suseki
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 25, 2018, 03:01:10 PM
When faced with any difficulty of life, resolve it by following these four steps: face it, accept it, deal with it, and then let it go.

- Sheng-Yen
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 25, 2018, 03:08:24 PM
The Best way to get back on your feet is to miss a couple of car payments!
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 25, 2018, 04:01:55 PM
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 179
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 25, 2018, 04:29:59 PM
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on March 27, 2018, 03:59:45 AM
"Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness."

or

"A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push."
    -- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 27, 2018, 05:44:28 AM
"The man [or woman!] who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life."

-Charles M. Schwab
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on March 27, 2018, 10:00:31 AM
The difference between "overbearingness" and "authority" is mainly in the context.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 29, 2018, 07:46:30 PM
The sounding cataract
Haunted me like a passion; the tall rock,
The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood,
Their colours and their forms, were then to me
An appetite; a feeling and a love,
That had no need of a remoter charm,
By thought supplied, nor any interest
Unborrowed from the eye.

- William Wordsworth
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 30, 2018, 05:50:12 AM
"All growth depends upon activity.  There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.  Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence... the measure of civilization."

-Calvin Coolidge
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 30, 2018, 05:50:50 AM
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

- Raymond Lindquist
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 30, 2018, 01:00:36 PM
I've been repeating the same mistakes in life for so long now, I think I'll start calling them traditions.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 31, 2018, 07:58:05 AM
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

- William James
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 31, 2018, 08:00:04 AM
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.

- Lao-Tzu
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on March 31, 2018, 11:51:47 AM
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on March 31, 2018, 11:57:09 AM
Too right
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 04, 2018, 11:53:23 AM
It occurred to me that...

"Most people will easily forgive you for being wrong but hardly ever for being right"

thus, as a corollary,

"When you've got the feeling that you might be right, keep your trap shut"
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 08, 2018, 07:02:22 PM
We live in our description of reality.

- Gregory Bateson
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on April 08, 2018, 07:43:35 PM
“Never trust a woman. Even the four-legged variety.”
    -- No.6, Dance of the Dead

http://prisoner.gigacorp.net/sounds/Prisoner_DotD-legged.mp3 (http://prisoner.gigacorp.net/sounds/Prisoner_DotD-legged.mp3)

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 08, 2018, 07:48:48 PM
Too right
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 10, 2018, 05:28:42 PM
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 12, 2018, 05:46:25 AM
What in your life is calling you,
    when all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned,
    the lists laid aside,
and the wild iris blooms by itself
    in the dark forest,
what still pulls on your soul?

- Rumi
   
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 12, 2018, 06:44:10 PM
My track record as an adult is mostly false starts, hurdles and running around in a circle.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 15, 2018, 09:03:35 AM
Spending time
with your own mind
is humbling and
broadening. One finds
that there's no one in
charge, and is reminded
that no thought lasts
for long.

- Gary Snyder
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 15, 2018, 09:04:31 AM
A moon will rise from my darkness.

- Mahmoud Darwish
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 15, 2018, 09:05:41 AM
Love the pitcher less,

   and the water more.

- Sufi saying
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 15, 2018, 01:04:20 PM
Love the pitcher less,

   and the water more.

- Sufi saying

OK, I can try, just give me a good reason - for instance that swimming in a pitcher would be awkward... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 15, 2018, 01:34:12 PM
OK, I can try, just give me a good reason - for instance that swimming in a pitcher would be awkward... :tearlaugh:

Water is often used in the distillation of spirits stronger then water :ummm:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 15, 2018, 05:25:14 PM
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 16, 2018, 01:21:25 AM
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

A bachelor speaking! Try telling that to a wife... :yippee:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 16, 2018, 09:29:37 PM
I was married and can relate :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 16, 2018, 09:29:59 PM
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on April 16, 2018, 09:53:52 PM
Hi Chiron...good to see you pop in :smiley:

How about: It's easier to drink water than a pitcher?
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 17, 2018, 02:42:13 AM
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
And then you're expected to do it again 'since you know how to do it'  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 17, 2018, 03:13:21 AM
Hi Chiron...good to see you pop in :smiley:
Thank you Sidherose. Still barely afloat in a huge vat of :bs:, but the level is slowly dropping. You know the Augean stables?
BTW would you have a new shovel? This one is worn pretty thin...  :cleanup:

And to make things sweeter the day after tomorrow my sister-in-law is coming and staying for a week - yeah, the one who learned to speak at 3 and then never learned to shut up...
[Doc J,  where's the pulling-out-hair smiley???]


Quote
How about: It's easier to drink water than a pitcher?
 :sassy:
Very true! Not to mention that a pitcher would hardly fit into an overheated radiator...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 17, 2018, 04:25:44 AM
How true!

"Bureaucracy: a difficulty for every solution" (Samuel Herbert)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 17, 2018, 11:42:17 AM
Nice to see you out and about Chiron.....Good Luck with your house guest LOLOLOL
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 17, 2018, 11:51:41 AM
Some mistakes are way too much fun to only make once.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 17, 2018, 07:23:14 PM
"We do not see things as they are.  We see them as we are."

-The Talmud
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on April 17, 2018, 07:47:05 PM
"We do not see things as they are.  We see them as we are."

-The Talmud


Put that with Plato's Allegory of the Cave - shadows, filters, experience. :thumb_up:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on April 17, 2018, 07:49:09 PM
 :sno7:  This is the only one I have, Chiron. It's a little soaked, if you don't mind.

Have a good time with your house guest and leave your hair on your head

:winks:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on April 17, 2018, 10:50:26 PM
“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine”

― Nikola Tesla
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 18, 2018, 09:58:41 PM
 :Hi5:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on April 18, 2018, 10:06:57 PM
:Hi5:

:pervy:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 19, 2018, 05:37:58 AM
"Change your thoughts, and in the twinkling of an eye, all your conditions change.  Your world is a world of crystallized ideas, crystallized words.  Sooner or later, you reap the fruits of your words and thoughts."

-Florence Scovel Shinn
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 19, 2018, 05:38:57 AM
"To a large degree "reality" is whatever the people who are around at the time agree to."

-Milton H. Miller
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on April 19, 2018, 05:53:45 AM
Amen to both of those.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 19, 2018, 10:10:00 AM
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 20, 2018, 05:19:19 AM
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."

-Buddha
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 20, 2018, 05:36:25 AM
A monk asked Chao-chou: "What is the Way?"

   "Cypress tree in the courtyard,"

Chao-chou replied.

- Zen mondo
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 26, 2018, 05:33:57 AM
"Never bring the car home without gas in the tank."

-Ron Shelton
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on April 26, 2018, 05:49:53 AM
"It's always darkest before it's pitch black."
    -- John McCain misquoting Mao
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 26, 2018, 02:11:03 PM
LOL.....Yup.....that's a truism's truism Sir Knight....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 26, 2018, 02:25:08 PM
Got an e-mail today from a "bored housewife 33, looking for some action!"

I've sent her my ironing, that'll keep her busy.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 27, 2018, 03:44:49 AM
I used my first free moments after a prolonged captivity looking for something to cheer me up. All I found was:

"Try being informed instead of just opinionated" (Anonymous)

and

"Before you assume, there's this thing called asking" (Anonymous)

both surprisingly related to the ordeal I'm fresh out of  :yippee:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 27, 2018, 03:49:17 AM
Opps... forgot the best one:

"I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if he didn't" (Jules Renard)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 27, 2018, 05:15:14 AM
"Educate the heart - educate the heart."

-Hiram Powers
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 27, 2018, 05:18:58 AM
Always unfamiliar!

- Zen mondo
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 28, 2018, 02:08:30 AM
Sad but true...

"Most people are told so often that they have a right to their own opinion, that they end up borrowing a ready-made one and eventually get to believe in it so firmly that they are ready to kill and die for it even if they don't understand it.
Some call this democracy, some call this fanaticism, some call this stupidity"
(Emil Kowalczyk)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 28, 2018, 03:11:56 AM
"The ego is the headquarters of the will, not of the intelligence" (Chiron Kentaur)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2018, 07:54:15 AM
Too right
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2018, 07:54:59 AM
Like your new by line under your avatar, by the way Chiron
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2018, 07:55:31 AM
The world is its own magic.

- Shunkyu Suzuki
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2018, 07:56:23 AM
That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life.

- Rabindranath Tagore
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2018, 07:57:34 AM
You look ridiculous if you dance
     You look ridiculous if you don't dance
So you might as well .... dance

- Gertrude Stein
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on April 28, 2018, 07:58:43 AM
You either believe what you think or you question it.

There is no other choice.

- Byron Katie
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 29, 2018, 01:49:57 AM
Like your new by line under your avatar, by the way Chiron
Thanks Doc, but it isn't mine: I just heard it quoted by my team boss (a honorary member of the :padded: club), who had it borrowed from another honorary member in Berkeley.
And it was love at first sight  :Hi5: :balloons2: :feelgood:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 29, 2018, 01:57:01 AM
You either believe what you think or you question it.

There is no other choice.

- Byron Katie

Yes there is one, an eerily popular one: join Facebook, install Win10, open a Google account, and let them think for you :sad:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on April 29, 2018, 04:49:40 AM
"Will is a sign of a being of a very high order of existance as compared with the being of an ordinary man.  Only men who are in possession of such a being can do.  All other men are merely automata, put into action by external forces like machines or clockwork toys, acting as much and as long as the wound-up spring within them acts, and not capable of adding anything to its force."
    -- G. I. Gurdjieff, Views from the Real World
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 30, 2018, 04:53:43 AM
"Will is a sign of a being of a very high order of existance as compared with the being of an ordinary man.  Only men who are in possession of such a being can do.  All other men are merely automata, put into action by external forces like machines or clockwork toys, acting as much and as long as the wound-up spring within them acts, and not capable of adding anything to its force."
    -- G. I. Gurdjieff, Views from the Real World

Being a contrarian at all costs is definitely not the goal of my life, but it occurs to me that Adolf Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun and the like were all endowed with plenty of will... :sad:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on April 30, 2018, 05:03:32 AM
Being a contrarian at all costs is definitely not the goal of my life, but it occurs to me that Adolf Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun and the like were all endowed with plenty of will... :sad:

I don't believe Gurdjieff was using the English meaning of "will", rather as technical term for substantial self-awareness.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on April 30, 2018, 05:58:43 AM
I don't believe Gurdjieff was using the English meaning of "will", rather as technical term for substantial self-awareness.
Now that's cheating! :winks:
No, I don't mean the use of a word that can be read in so many discordant ways, as much as the use of a concept as elusive as that of self-awareness: I suspect that no two people in the world would define it in the same way.
Personally, at about 30 I stopped asking myself who I was and started wondering what I was.
And now at 73 I'm still looking for an answer...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on April 30, 2018, 11:49:01 AM
Sure, I may not be in a relationship, but I am three people's plan B and someone's "Maybe"  if we were the last two people on Earth.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 03, 2018, 04:00:47 AM
Fair enough...

"Fur coat: a skin that changes its animal" (Anonymous)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 03, 2018, 04:03:56 AM
Sure, I may not be in a relationship, but I am three people's plan B and someone's "Maybe"  if we were the last two people on Earth.

Well, I suppose I'd be a no-no for about 7,999,999,999 people if we were the last two people on Earth... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 03, 2018, 03:26:43 PM
Sorry I just saw your text from last night, are you guys still at the restaurant. :java:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 05, 2018, 09:06:13 AM
In Loving Memory of Linda Marie Benway
July 17, 1951 - May 5, 2013

She was taken without any warning,
Her going left hearts filled with pain;
But though she is gone from amongst us,
In our hearts she will always remain.

Love you always my wife.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 05, 2018, 09:19:55 AM
Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.

_ David Hume
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 05, 2018, 09:20:49 AM
The world is won by those who let it go.

- Lao-Tzu
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 07, 2018, 05:10:06 AM
A sad truth from the Master's quill...

"You only have to improve a person to ruin him" (Oscar Wilde)

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 07, 2018, 05:49:32 PM
Maybe it's not global warming. Maybe it's just planetary menopause.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 08, 2018, 01:46:43 AM
Maybe it's not global warming. Maybe it's just planetary menopause.

You may be right: some call it "Mother Earth", after all...  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 08, 2018, 04:00:10 PM
Exactly .....   :shrug: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 08, 2018, 04:37:54 PM
The human brain is one of the most complex objects in the universe. Is it any wonder that so many people never learn to use it.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 09, 2018, 02:39:15 AM
The human brain is one of the most complex objects in the universe. Is it any wonder that so many people never learn to use it.

Well, the instructions for use are anything but simple, and most of those who teach them haven't understood them themselves... :worried?:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 09, 2018, 04:08:33 AM
Seconded
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 09, 2018, 08:05:49 AM
Beneath every great comedian there's a philosopher...

"Please forgive me if I call you gentlemen, but I don't know you very well" (Groucho Marx)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 09, 2018, 02:48:31 PM
What's a man's idea of foreplay? A half hour of begging.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 10, 2018, 04:07:57 AM
What's a man's idea of foreplay? A half hour of begging.

:haha:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 10, 2018, 04:08:47 AM
Beneath every great comedian there's a philosopher...

"Please forgive me if I call you gentlemen, but I don't know you very well" (Groucho Marx)


 :sure:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 10, 2018, 04:10:08 AM
"Nonbeing can never be;
being can never not be.
Both these statements are obvious
To those who have seen the truth."

-The Bhagavad Gita
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 10, 2018, 08:20:25 AM
Is cynicism just another word for realism?

"The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is sex for money costs less" (Brendan Francis)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 10, 2018, 08:27:59 AM
"Nonbeing can never be;
being can never not be.
Both these statements are obvious
To those who have seen the truth."

-The Bhagavad Gita
Isn't the fourth line a trifle redundant? :whatthe:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on May 10, 2018, 08:38:59 AM
"Nonbeing can never be;
being can never not be.
Both these statements are obvious
To those who have seen the truth."

-The Bhagavad Gita


4th line redundant? It is the end of the third line - as an explanation to those who haven't.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 10, 2018, 10:00:30 AM
Hmmm, does it really take enlightment to accept a truism? :sure:
I thought that just simple logic would do...
 
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on May 10, 2018, 10:17:01 AM
Hmmm, does it really take enlightment to accept a truism? :sure:
I thought that just simple logic would do...

There are a whole lot of people who would just get confused if they read the first two lines.  :lostme:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 10, 2018, 11:06:05 AM
There are a whole lot of people who would just get confused if they read the first two lines.  :lostme:

For that matter there are countless people who would get confused before the recipe for the boiled egg... :grin:
But the third line should be enough to persuade them, if not through logic at least as a categorical statement to be accepted no questions asked or else   :haha:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 10, 2018, 11:14:43 AM
If a guy remembers the color of a girls eyes after the first date, chances are... she has small boobs.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 10, 2018, 11:18:22 AM
See....I can be an intellectual also.....  :knelvis:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 11, 2018, 08:09:25 AM
See....I can be an intellectual also.....  :knelvis:

So did Oscar Wilde - modesty was his second name  :tearlaugh:

"Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects" (Oscar Wilde)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 11, 2018, 08:09:08 PM
The Shining is my favorite movie about what can happen when you spend too much time with family.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 12, 2018, 05:56:05 AM
To understand nothing takes time.

- Zen saying
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 19, 2018, 03:00:41 PM
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

- Rene Descartes
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 19, 2018, 03:02:44 PM
When worn out

   And seeking an inn:

      Wisteria flowers!

- Bashō
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on May 19, 2018, 03:21:57 PM
"Some are born to sweet delight,
 Some are born to endless night.
 
 We are led to believe a lie
 When we see not thro' the eye,
 Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
 When the soul slept in beams of light.
 
 God appears, and God is light,
 To those poor souls who dwell in night;
 But does a human form display
 To those who dwell in realms of day."
    -- William Blake, (end of) Auguries of Innocence

If those first two lines seem familiar, perhaps it's the Doors song "End of the Night".
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 19, 2018, 03:39:23 PM
Very nice indeed good sir
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 19, 2018, 05:08:07 PM
Excellent one indeed Sir Knight.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 20, 2018, 02:05:35 AM
A really great one, Sir Knight! :thumb_up:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 20, 2018, 02:52:55 AM
A truth the management generally tends to ignore:

"Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself" (A.H. Weiler)

Dedicated to Doc J, of course :winks:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on May 20, 2018, 05:17:27 AM
Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.
    -- Augustine of Hippo, sermon 58
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 21, 2018, 02:46:59 PM
I saw George Clooney attended the Royal Wedding.....

You take away the looks, money, intelligence, charm and success and, really, there's no real difference between me and George Clooney.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 21, 2018, 02:47:56 PM
Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.
    -- Augustine of Hippo, sermon 58

Always liked this one....thanks for the reminder....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 21, 2018, 02:50:15 PM

"Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself" (A.H. Weiler)

Dedicated to Doc J, of course :winks:


Good quote.....And dedicated to the right person.....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 25, 2018, 07:36:55 AM
An excellent idea!

"It's intolerable that scientists keep torturing animals. Let them experiment on journalists and politicians" (Henrik Ibsen)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 26, 2018, 02:03:05 AM
How true!

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again" (Franklin P. Jones)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on May 26, 2018, 05:17:41 AM
Pointing to a pile of dust, that had collected
I foolishly begged to have as many anniversaries of my birth
as were represented by the dust.
But I forgot to ask that the years should be accompanied by youth.
    -- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book XIV (A.S. Kline's translation)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 26, 2018, 01:11:32 PM
How true!

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again" (Franklin P. Jones)


Exquisite
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 26, 2018, 01:12:33 PM
An excellent idea!

"It's intolerable that scientists keep torturing animals. Let them experiment on journalists and politicians" (Henrik Ibsen)
:pweez: Let it be so
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 26, 2018, 01:14:16 PM
A truth the management generally tends to ignore:

"Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself" (A.H. Weiler)

Dedicated to Doc J, of course :winks:


That would be my management in a nutshell
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 26, 2018, 01:15:33 PM
What I am, I am; and let it be enough.

- D. H. Lawrence
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 26, 2018, 01:19:24 PM
Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.
    -- Augustine of Hippo, sermon 58

I like a similar one about the wolves:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on May 26, 2018, 01:37:58 PM
Amen.  An excellent one, J.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 26, 2018, 01:58:48 PM
My thanks good sir
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 26, 2018, 02:49:13 PM
Good one indeed my friend....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 26, 2018, 02:52:50 PM
The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 28, 2018, 04:09:13 AM
Sad but unquestionable...

"Society can only exist on a solid basis of polite lies, and only provided that no one says exactly what he thinks" (Lin Yutang)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on May 28, 2018, 04:32:27 AM
They're not even 'polite' any more. They're like some hip-hop star gesturing in your face bald-face screamers!

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 28, 2018, 05:50:24 AM
They're not even 'polite' any more. They're like some hip-hop star gesturing in your face bald-face screamers!

Yeah, lucky for him Lin Yutang lived generations ago, when one would never dream of greeting you with an "I don't give a f**k what kind of morning you'll have" instead of a "good morning" out of respect for the truth... :sad:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on May 28, 2018, 12:04:47 PM
I have no past - the steps have
   
    disappeared

the wind has blown them away.

- James Kavanaugh
   
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 29, 2018, 05:50:50 PM
Children in the back seats of cars cause accidents, but accidents in the back seats of cars cause children.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 30, 2018, 02:58:56 AM
 :tearlaugh:       :(ROFLMAO:       :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on May 30, 2018, 03:04:10 AM
I was suspecting that much:

"The literacy-to-illiteracy ratio is constant, only today's illiterates can read" (Alberto Moravia)

(... and tweet, and write on Facebook, and vote)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 30, 2018, 11:13:25 AM
Good one Chiron...and your bottom statement in the wee print is so very true
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on May 30, 2018, 11:39:08 AM
In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma - but never let him be the period.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 02, 2018, 04:46:48 PM
It is June.

   I am tired of being brave.

- Anne Sexton
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 04, 2018, 03:41:40 AM
Why does it make me think inexorably of politics and politicians?

"There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked" (Groucho Marx)

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on June 04, 2018, 07:16:58 AM
Golly, I can't imagine why it makes you think of politics and politicians, Chiron!

Just kidding. It's an every day all day thing here.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 04, 2018, 07:39:48 AM
Alas, not only there... :insist:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on June 04, 2018, 08:03:28 AM
I'm sure, my dear. We're all privy to it at various levels, aren't we?

 :sure:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 04, 2018, 09:15:42 AM
Diet Day #1 - I removed all the fattening food from my house. They were delicious.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 05, 2018, 05:14:11 AM
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
Can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul."

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 05, 2018, 05:17:26 AM
Ah, bird

   in Kyoto

      pining for Kyoto

- Bashō
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 05, 2018, 08:28:19 AM
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 08, 2018, 03:07:34 AM
Very true, but...

"There are two kinds of television: the intelligent one that makes people hard to govern, and the imbecile one that makes people easy to govern" (Jean Guéhenno)

... where the hell did the first one go???
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 11, 2018, 12:18:04 PM
Direct experience:

"Every day a dupe and a shark wake up. When the two meet a deal is born" (anonymous salesman)

Yet once in my life I'd really like to try the shark role...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 11, 2018, 05:45:31 PM
If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

- Rumi
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 11, 2018, 05:46:21 PM
It could mean something.

It could mean everything.

- Mary Oliver
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 12, 2018, 08:01:37 AM
It could mean something.

It could mean everything.

- Mary Oliver

... or it could mean nothing, which would be mostly the same thing... :sure:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 12, 2018, 11:42:31 AM
"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility."

-James Thurber (1894-1961) US humorist, illustrator
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 14, 2018, 06:00:46 AM
Can hardly blame him...

"Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?" (Groucho Marx)

... although, upon a second thought, my posterity has done a lot for me. Mostly related to my blood pressure.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 14, 2018, 06:48:49 AM
"Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat!"

-Joanne Woodward
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 15, 2018, 08:56:44 AM
"When humor goes, there goes civilization."

-Erma Bombeck
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 15, 2018, 11:25:38 AM
Father's Day is just like Mother's Day, only you don't spend as much.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 16, 2018, 02:02:32 AM
For some reason I'm experiencing a funny feeling of deja vu...

"The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time" (Franklin P. Adams)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 16, 2018, 08:06:24 AM
While exploring a great link (https://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Software/DOS.html) posted by Sir Knight I run into an interesting quote...

"Just as the telescope and the microscope provided the additional power to our eyes, the intellectual machines would limitlessly strengthen the power of our mind" (Semyon Korsakov)

... proving that sometimes even the most brilliant minds can be terribly wrong :sad:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 16, 2018, 08:28:15 AM
One day it just clicks.

You realize what’s important and what Isn’t.

You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself.

You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that you would never recover.

And you smile.

You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 17, 2018, 04:34:51 PM
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.

- Deepak Chopra
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on June 17, 2018, 04:43:47 PM
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.

- Deepak Chopra


That philosophy is what always got me in trouble!   :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 17, 2018, 04:45:55 PM
:iminnocent:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on June 17, 2018, 05:05:45 PM
:sure: you are. I think you had a similar problem.......
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 17, 2018, 07:44:29 PM
:shhhh: you promised not to tell
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 18, 2018, 01:56:01 AM
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.

- Deepak Chopra

No one argues that it's an inexhaustible source of troubles, but I'm still regretting the two times I didn't (sigh...)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 18, 2018, 05:08:27 PM
Just called to make an appointment with a psychic but she told me that I don't show up.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 20, 2018, 02:54:33 AM
I suspected that much...

"Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived" (Jonathan Swift)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 21, 2018, 01:33:32 PM
For maximum attention, nothing beats a good mistake. :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 21, 2018, 07:41:38 PM
Too right

Remember when one does right no one remembers

    when one does wrong no one forgets
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 22, 2018, 05:10:24 AM
I am nothing.

I shall never be anything.

I cannot even wish to be anything.

Apart from this, I have within me all the dreams of the world.

- Fernando Pessoa
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 22, 2018, 05:12:20 AM
Let yourself become the space that welcomes any experience without judgement.

- Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 22, 2018, 02:53:29 PM
The trick to really enjoying someone's company is to not spend a lot of time with them.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 23, 2018, 03:27:40 AM
Absolutely irrefutable:

"Marriage is the chief cause of divorce" (Groucho Marx)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 23, 2018, 07:25:17 AM
Groucho had some good ones   :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:  Hard to believe I use to watch his  "You Bet Your Life" show on live tv  :thud:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on June 23, 2018, 07:48:54 AM
Sounds like an interesting poll.
"Don't for heaven's sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense."    -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 26, 2018, 03:58:53 AM
"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."

-Proverbs 23:7
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 26, 2018, 08:55:18 AM
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often. :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 26, 2018, 09:16:35 AM
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often. :shrug:

 :(ROFLMAO: :funny: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :funny: :(ROFLMAO:

But a man's mind is much easier to fix for it's way simpler.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 26, 2018, 09:19:03 AM
LOLOL......  Very true......I think..... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 26, 2018, 11:47:05 AM
When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90 % of their body... men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Aelin on June 26, 2018, 01:26:36 PM
 :sure: but of course  :lostme:    :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 28, 2018, 04:31:55 AM
"When you rule your mind you rule your world.  When you choose your thoughts you choose results."

-Imelda Shanklin
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 28, 2018, 09:06:40 AM
Apparently I snore so loudly that it scares everyone in the car I'm driving. :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 29, 2018, 05:08:44 AM
Looks OK, but how can we be really sure?

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away" (Philip K. Dick)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on June 29, 2018, 05:14:42 AM
So, government, taxes and death.  Right.  Got it.
And donning his Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses, Sir Knight strolls away,   :iminnocent: .
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 29, 2018, 06:05:23 AM
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."

-Marcus Antonius (A.D. 86-161)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 29, 2018, 05:14:01 PM
Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on June 30, 2018, 03:06:05 AM
A basic fact so many simpletons tend to overlook:

"The internet provides information, not understanding" (Chiron)

... and to make it even nicer quite a share of that information is made up :smile:


Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on June 30, 2018, 07:53:54 AM
I lived in constant fear that my girls would become famous artists or painters and I would have thrown out about a trillion dollars of their works.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 30, 2018, 08:28:40 AM
I lived in constant fear that my girls would become famous artists or painters and I would have thrown out about a trillion dollars of their works.
:tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 30, 2018, 09:37:16 AM
You must learn to wait properly.

- Eugen Herrigel & Shoji Yamada
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 30, 2018, 09:38:09 AM
Even the sun, with all its warmth, is marvelously detached.

- Prison Graffito
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on June 30, 2018, 09:39:30 AM
"Thought works in silence, so does virtue.  One might erect statues to Silence."

-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on July 02, 2018, 02:38:51 AM
It's never too late to give it a try...

"The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake those, you've got it made" (Groucho Marx)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 02, 2018, 05:07:27 PM
Sometimes the mountain
is hidden from me in veils
of cloud, sometimes
I am hidden from the mountain
in veils of inattention, apathy, fatigue ...

- Denise Levertov
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 02, 2018, 05:07:57 PM
"In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 02, 2018, 05:10:42 PM
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.

    It just blooms.

- Zen saying
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 02, 2018, 05:20:53 PM
Let yourself become the space that welcomes any experience without judgement.

- Tsoknyi Rinpoche


YOU posted this? :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 02, 2018, 05:21:45 PM
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.

    It just blooms.

- Zen saying


They never read "Alice in Wonderland", did they?
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 02, 2018, 05:25:44 PM

YOU posted this? :tearlaugh:

Apparently after over imbibing too much :sake:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 02, 2018, 06:07:30 PM
 :tearlaugh:  I can accept that.  :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 02, 2018, 06:30:45 PM
I will admit that the quote did sound better in my head at that moment
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 02, 2018, 07:15:17 PM
I'm at the age where I have to make a noise when I bend over. It's the law. :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 02, 2018, 07:30:03 PM
https://youtu.be/9BXEbdUrsDQ


 :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 02, 2018, 07:47:23 PM
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:

I'm not that bad....close mind you.....but not that bad..... :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 02, 2018, 08:15:56 PM
My creaking is often overwhelmed by myself uttering a very loud sort of all-purpose word that just sort of hisses out of it's own volition.

Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 02, 2018, 08:24:19 PM
Hey, at least I didn't post this one......  :tearlaugh:


https://youtu.be/3xXb4TOdHNg
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 02, 2018, 11:04:26 PM
 :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:

I keep thinking to myself....."Good darn thing I sleep alone"
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 02, 2018, 11:49:21 PM
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:

I keep thinking to myself....."Good darn thing I sleep alone"


LOL.... :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on July 03, 2018, 05:27:00 AM
"But is it no less true that man cannot do without beauty, and this is what our era pretends to want to disregard."
    -- Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays, "Helen's Exile"
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 03, 2018, 05:26:46 PM
"When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it is a clear proof that it should be rejected."

-Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues (1715-1747)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 04, 2018, 07:06:52 AM
"Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify, simplify."

-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 04, 2018, 10:33:29 AM
HAPPY 4th OF JULY.......
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 04, 2018, 02:02:13 PM
SECONDED
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 05, 2018, 04:51:00 AM
"Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires."

-Lao-tzu, The Way of Life
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 05, 2018, 04:51:29 AM
Well I certainly flunked that lesson :shrug:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on July 05, 2018, 05:44:53 AM
Well I certainly flunked that lesson :shrug:

 So did I, for that...
However let's find comfort in the fact that 99% of the tenets are meant for the others  :grin:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 05, 2018, 08:36:52 PM
Too right ...
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 05, 2018, 08:37:56 PM
Everyone should have
themselves regularly
overwhelmed by Nature.

- George Harrison
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on July 06, 2018, 05:21:04 AM
Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature. - George Harrison

That's exactly what She regularly does to us any time we have to eat, sleep, go to the restroom, breathe, XXX... :winks:

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Beats me too : :whatthe:

"Why did Nature create man? Was it to show that she is big enough to make mistakes, or was it pure ignorance?" (Holbrook Jackson)
Tentative answer: evolution being basically experience without intelligence, from it you can expect just anything  :insist:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 06, 2018, 05:44:12 AM
"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."

-Laura Ingalls Wilder (1917)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 06, 2018, 09:17:46 AM
I was at an ATM and this old lady asked me to help check her balance, so I pushed her over.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on July 07, 2018, 05:21:12 AM
"For the end of the world was long ago,
And all we dwell to-day
As children of some second birth,
Like a strange people left on earth
After a judgment day."
    -G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 09, 2018, 04:38:42 PM
"Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."

-William Congreve (1670-1729)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 09, 2018, 06:02:18 PM
Don't let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 10, 2018, 03:50:49 AM
"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter."

-John Keats (1795-1821)
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 10, 2018, 05:58:58 AM
The Tao is always at ease.
It overcomes without competing,
answers without speaking a word,
arrives without being summoned,
accomplishes without a plan.

Its net covers the whole universe.
And though its meshes are wide,
it doesn't let a thing slip through.

- Lao-Tzu
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 10, 2018, 09:32:42 AM
My job was secure. No one else wanted it.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on July 13, 2018, 06:46:19 PM
Lift not the painted veil which those who live
Call Life: though unreal shapes be pictured there,
And it but mimic all we would believe
With colours idly spread,-behind, lurk Fear
And Hope, twin Destinies; who ever weave
Their shadows, o’er the chasm, sightless and drear.
  --Shelly, "Posthumous Poems": "Lift not the painted veil"
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 13, 2018, 06:57:52 PM
That is a great one Sir Knight....
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: sidherose on July 13, 2018, 08:28:10 PM
"For the end of the world was long ago,
And all we dwell to-day
As children of some second birth,
Like a strange people left on earth
After a judgment day."
    -G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse


Wow.... :thumb_up:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 14, 2018, 11:18:48 AM
Sometimes I go into the fitting room with jeans three sizes too big so I can feel what it's like to succeed at a diet.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 14, 2018, 11:51:19 AM
This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.

- Sakyong Mipham
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on July 14, 2018, 12:58:31 PM
Good advice:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: thelufias on July 14, 2018, 01:11:43 PM
Bwaaaaahaaaahaaaa.....Good one Sir Knight.... :knelvis:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Jherrith on July 14, 2018, 03:20:47 PM
To right
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on July 16, 2018, 04:12:54 AM
It never occurred to me...  :tearlaugh:

"The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill" (Robert Heller)

Dedicated to Doc J, of course.
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: Chiron on July 16, 2018, 04:15:18 AM
Good advice:
[bagpipes]

A great one, Sir Knight!  :heeheehee:
Title: Re: TL's Taught of the Day 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on July 16, 2018, 04:57:40 AM
A great one, Sir Knight!  :heeheehee:
Yes, I've probably o-pun-ed  the flood gates.  Ah, well. :perverted: