Quotes

Erin, by Thomas Moore

Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes
Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies,
Shining through sorrow’s stream,
Saddening through pleasure’s beam,
Thy suns with doubtful gleam,
Weep while they rise.

Erin, thy silent tear never shall cease,
Erin, thy languid smile ne’er shall increase,
Till, like the rainbow’s light,
Thy various tints unite,
And form in heaven’s sight
One arch of peace!

Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852)

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Think different…

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules, and they
have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify and vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore
them because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as crazy,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.
(Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc.)

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I need a cure

If a person can turn from predicting illness
to anticipating recovery,
the foundation for cure is laid.
(Bernie Siegel)

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
(Albert Einstein)

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible
and achieves the impossible.
(Anonymous)

Illness shows us what we are
(Latin proverb)

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you,
they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
(Bernice Johnson Reagon)

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Health is not valued until sickness comes

Sadly my attempt to post daily has not had much success so far. Blame the old trigeminal nerve pains in my face and/or occipital pains behind my eyes. That said, I continue reading because the book I’m in love with right now is regarding psychology, good old Dr. Sigmund Freud and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It’s hard to put the book down but at times I need to be mindful of the aches and pains so they don’t get any worse. And that means that I am not blogging as much as I want to.

Like Albert Schweitzer once said: “Serious illness doesn’t bother me for long because I am too inhospitable a host.” I am also because life is bigger than my neurological illness, and life will always be much more interesting than having multiple sclerosis. Continue reading

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!” (Dr. Seuss)

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious
way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained
in all the books through your skin,
without even opening them.”

(Mark Twain)

“There are worse crimes than burning books.
One of them is not reading them.”
(Joseph Brodsky)

 “If you have a garden and a library,
you have everything you need.”

(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Continue reading

W.B. Yeats’ suffering

“If suffering brings wisdom,
I would wish to be less wise”

(William Butler Yeats)

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Education

Education is not filling a bucket,
but lighting a fire.
(William Butler Yeats)

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B+

“Keep your thoughts positive because your
thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive because your
words become your behavior.

Keep your behavior positive because your
behavior becomes your habits.

Keep your habits positive because your
habits become your values.

Keep your values positive because your
values become your destiny.”
(Mahatma Gandhi)

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Irish character

“When anyone asks me about the Irish character,
I say look at the trees.

Maimed, stark and misshapen,
but ferociously tenacious.”

(Edna O’Brien)

County Wicklow, Ireland 2011

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