The Curious Autodidact

August 26, 2016

Wisdom of Women: Edith Cavell

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 9:06 pm

Pink Beauty, Courtesy of Mother Nature

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Edith Cavell, nurse and humanitarian (1865-1915)

August 22, 2016

Wisdom of Katharine Whitehorn

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:25 pm


The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.

Katharine Whitehorn

August 17, 2016

In the Words of Jessica Mitford

Filed under: social justice,women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 9:00 pm

lovely rhody

You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
Jessica Mitford, author, journalist, and civil rights activist (1917-1996)

August 15, 2016

Wisdom of Arthur C. Clarke

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 11:30 pm

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. – 

 – Arthur C. Clarke

August 10, 2016

Wisdom of Ann Strong

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 11:36 pm

The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.

Ann Strong

August 1, 2016

For the Love of Bikes

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 11:37 pm

Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own.
Louis J. Helle

July 23, 2016

In the Striking Words of Jesse Owens

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 8:59 pm

A yellow smile for all to share

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at.

Jesse Owens, four-time Olympic gold medalist (1913-1980)

July 19, 2016

Celebrate the Journey

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:40 pm

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the
Barbara Hoffman

July 14, 2016

Take a Position

Filed under: social justice,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:46 pm

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’

Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’
But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’

And there comes a point when one must take a position that is
neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,
but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that
it is right.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

July 10, 2016

Words of Wisdom from “Bucky”

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 11:48 pm


Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

Buckminster Fuller

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