The Curious Autodidact

February 20, 2017

Words of Wisdom: Pearl Buck

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

 

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. -Pearl S. Buck, Nobelist novelist (1892-1973)

February 18, 2017

Words of Wisdom: George Sand

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:07 am

 

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience

. -George Sand [pen name of Amantine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin], novelist (1804-1876)

February 14, 2017

Diane Arbus: On Love

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:12 pm

Love involves a peculiar, unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.

Diane Arbus, photographer (1923-1971)

 

February 5, 2017

Wisdom of Gloria Steinem

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 10:13 pm

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Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.

Gloria Steinem

February 1, 2017

Love of Quotations

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 12:16 am

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.

-Marlene Dietrich (1901 – 1992)

January 28, 2017

Wisdom of Betty Friedan

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 10:15 pm

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Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Betty Friedan (1921 – 2006)

January 25, 2017

Inspiration from Churchill

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 10:20 pm

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

            – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

January 18, 2017

People as Stained Glass Windows

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 12:05 am

 

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (1926-2004)

January 12, 2017

The Average Person

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 10:22 pm

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“The average person thinks he isn’t.”

            – Father Larry Lorenzoni

January 6, 2017

MacArthur: It’s all a Matter of Perspective

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 10:25 pm

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“We are not retreating – we are advancing in another Direction.”

            – General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

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