If by "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal." - JFK
“Overall, it's a very good life. There is definitely an edge to it, and although that edge makes some people fearful or angry or whatever, my wife and I find it invigorating and interesting.
When describing life in Argentina - Rick Jones
Winston Churchill said, "Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be meaningless." On a somewhat smaller scale than he was probably referring to, that measureless and perpetual uncertainty is the stuff of daily life here.”
Some Fun Quotes!
For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.
Don Juan Matus, The Wheel of Time
The real joy of life is in its play. Play is anything we do for the joy and love of doing it, apart from profit, compulsion or sense of duty. It is the real joy of living.
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"The unexamined life is not worth living” - Socrates
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real
tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well
preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and
loudly proclaiming, "Wow - - what a ride!" - Wayne Worthington
"It Is The Mark Of An Educated Mind To Be Able To Entertain
A Thought Without Accepting It.” - Aristotle"
“You miss 100 % of the shots you don’t take”
- seen on a T-Shirt of a grumpy old man in Rio de Janeiro
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”
- Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)
"Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle."
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most. As in, "May I freshen up that drink for you?"
- Stephen Covey
(American Speaker, Trainer, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People")
“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the
morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”
What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.
Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does
not go nearly as well with pizza.
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it."
- Lou Holtz
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of
the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- Saint Augustine (354-430)
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Existe entre nosotros algo mejor que un amor: una complicidad"
“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared
with what lies within us." - Oliver Wendall Holmes
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten
everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein
“You know sometimes I amaze myself as I've become the person I always wanted to be.”
Steve - My friend in Florida
Favorite “Feel Good” Messages!
These may seem corny, but in some way they touched me and I saved them! Words of wisdom, things to provoke the mind or touch the heart!
Bon Mots Anyone?
Old Farmer's Advice
Steve Jobs' Commencement Address at Stanford. Humble and powerful.
“Lord’s Prayer” - Does anyone really listen?
“DaliaLama” - Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama.
“Maybe” - Are you appreciating life?
“Dreams” - How do you define success?
“Spending Your Dash” - How will you spend your life? by Linda Ellis - www.lindaslyrics.com
“Some Things You Keep” - Something to think about in this materialistic world.
“Lessons From Will Rogers” - Just some good common advice!
“Wise Sayings” - Some wise sayings that got emailed to me.
“Life is about Choices” - Attitude is everything!
“Advice On Real Life” - Some advice from Bill Gates
“Desiderata” - I’m not big on poetry, but I liked this.
“Keys for Living” - More words of wisdom
“Amigos” - About friends in Spanish
“Dog’s Philosophy” - Cute stuff that’s true!
“Size of our World” - Makes you feel kind of insignificant!
“Is there Anything Left that Matters” - Thoughts about these troubled war times we live in.
“Dorothy Parker” - Top 20 Quotes of Dorothy Parker
http://www.expatexchange.com - International Expatriate resources.
http://www.expatvillage.com - Expatriate information for Buenos Aires .
http://www.buenosairesherald.com - The local paper in English!
http://www.dictionary.com/translate - Good language translation site. I need it!
Do Good for Free with Just a Click!
http://www.thehungersite.com/index.html - A click a day feeds a person.
http://www.freedonation.com/ - Click to donate to many worthy causes.
http://www.therainforestsite.com - Donate to buy and protect rainforest land.
http://www.webreleaf.com/ - Plant more trees.
http://www.hitsagainsthunger.com - Free $1 donation with one click.
http://www.thechildsurvivalsite.com - Helps kids.
http://www.thekidsaidssite.com - More help for kids.
http://www.porloschicos.com/index_english.htm - Free food donation with one click.