searching for that tranquility of mind
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