Quotes for a Wednesday, plus dog photos

So last week I went down to Fort Walton Beach to see friends and family, staying with my sister and our mutual best friend Cindy. I discovered they have temporarily taken in a dog for someone who can’t keep it at his current home. Temporary, in this case, has been since February, so I figure Chad is a permanent fixture. He’s 15 years old, very stiff in the back legs (he needs help standing sometimes) and has Dalmatian markings on a bulldog/pit bull cross. He’s a sweet boy.

“The more time goes by, the more I think that our moral lives depend, to an enormous degree, on our ability to stop and think before crossing certain lines; to recognize that it is time to stop acting in whatever ways come naturally to us”—Hilary Bok

“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”—Voltaire

“We don’t wait a lifetime for the perfect kiss from the perfect person because then we die alone.”—J. Gregory Keyes

“Want to know how to catch a mouse? Don’t try to learn from a pampered cat. To know the nature of the world, don’t study fine-bound books.”— Shih-Te.

“Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers and a girl in a diaphonous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee and I care not who writes the nation’s laws.”—SJ Perelman.

“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find a Reason for everything one has a mind to do.”–Benjamin Franklin

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”—Albert Einstein

“All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.””—Voltaire

“Fortune, if not blind, must certainly have her lunatic moments.”—John James Audubon.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Better to let them do it imperfectly than to do it perfectly yourself, for it is their country, their way, and your time is short.” — T.E. Lawrence.

“History abundantly documents the tendency of Government— however benevolent and benign its motives—to view with suspicion those who most fervently dispute its policies.”—Justice Lewis Powell

“To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it”—Michael Korda

“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.”— Harry Emerson Fosdick

“The history of the human species is largely a record of the powerful having their foot firmly on the neck of the powerless. Democracy, equality, justice, these are still novel innovations.”—olvlzl

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”—Japanese proverb

“Be like Descartes: accept what you determine to be true. Be like Socrates: question everything. Be like Jesus of Nazareth: compassionate toward all, accepting of everyone.”—Robert M. Jeffers

“True peace is not just the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”—Martin Luther King

“The meaning of freedom begins with the still, small voice of conscience, when each of us decides what we will live, or die, for.”—Bill Moyers

“Unlimited power is in itself a bad and dangerous thing. Human beings are not competent to exercise it with discretion. God alone can be omnipotent, because his justice and his wisdom are always equal to his power.”—Alexander de Toqueville.


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