searching for that tranquility of mind

Things are looking up.

I went straight from work at the library yesterday to making dinner with Mummy Dearest; enjoying a meal with Mummy, Hubby, Big Fish and Little Fish--one of my favorite families to hang out with. :) Turkey meatloaf, roasted potatoes and (slightly salty--my bad) maple mustard Brussels sprouts. YUM! A silly movie then home to read and go to bed and then sleep late today. I normally open the Kitchen everyday, but switched with Sierra this weekend and I am closing, which is a welcome change. Seems like the extra sleep really helped as I am feeling loads better today. As I said, things are looking up.

Sometimes when I am sick and in need of encouragement I turn to poetry, but sometimes I also turn to great and inspirational quotes. Here are some fun, REALLY OLD gems!

  • Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
  • In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
  • It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
    ~ Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
  • Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
  • Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
    ~ Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
  •  A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.
  • Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
    ~ Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
  • Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
  • He who will not economize will have to agonize.
    ~ Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
  • Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
  • Your very silence shows you agree.
    ~ Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
  • Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting.
    ~ Maxims of Ptahhotep, 3400 B.C.
  • Man is the measure of all things.
  • There are two sides to every question.
    ~ Protagoras (485 BC - 421 BC)
  • Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
    ~ Polybius (205 BC - 118 BC)
  • Know thyself.
  • The past is certain, the future obscure.
  • A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.
    ~ Thales (640 AD - 546 AD)
  • Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
  • What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
    ~ Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC)
  • Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
    ~  Marcus Valerius Martialis (40 - 103),
  • By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
  • Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
  • Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
    ~ Democritus 460 BC ~ 370 BC Greek

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