The Curious Autodidact

May 17, 2016


Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 11:53 pm

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.

One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

~Sandra Carey

May 10, 2016

Ed Abbey on Nature

Filed under: environmental ideas,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:57 pm


Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful.

                                       ~ Edward Abbey

May 1, 2016

Women of Wisdom: Margaret Meade on Learning

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:06 am

Man’s most human characteristic is not his ability to learn,

which he shares with many other species, but his ability to teach and store what

others have developed and taught him.

– Margaret Meade


April 26, 2016

Lewis Carroll Words to Ponder

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 8:52 pm

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.
Lewis Carroll

April 13, 2016

Opportunity: Wisdom of Sandra Day O’Connor

Filed under: social justice,women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:01 am

Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.

Sandra Day O’Connor

April 5, 2016

Make it Last

Filed under: helpful hints,money saving ideas,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:18 am

The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last. – Evan Esar

March 29, 2016

Things that Go Unnoticed, the Wisdom of Barbara Kingsolver

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 8:50 pm

It’s surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
Barbara Kingsolver, novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1955)

March 21, 2016

A Wise Reminder from Margaret Meade

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:08 am


Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

– Margaret Meade

March 10, 2016

Doris Lessing, a Wise Sage

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 8:47 pm

All one’s life as a young woman one is on show, a focus of attention, people notice you. You set yourself up to be noticed and admired. And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve a wonderful freedom. It’s a positive thing. You can move about unnoticed and invisible.

Doris Lessing, novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel laureate (1919-2013)

March 2, 2016

Wisdom from Rita Mae Brown

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:10 am

I finally figured out the reason to be alive is to enjoy it. 

Rita Mae Brown



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