Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Morning Coffee Quotes

"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance."
- Laurence J. Peter

"Most people have the will to win; few have the will to prepare to win."
- Bobby Knight

"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears."
- John Vance Cheney

"Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics: It is addictive, gives momentary pleasure, and separates the victim from reality."
- John Gardner

"So often in time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key."
- The Eagles, 'Already Gone'

"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
- Marcus Aurelius

"People don't plan to mess up their lives. They just don't plan not to."
- Andy Stanley

"Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing."
- Adolph Monod

"Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day."
- French Proverb

"Be not proud of race, face, place or grace."
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Less is more."
- Mies van der Rohe

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind."
- Albert Schweitzer

"Woe be to him that reads but one book."
- George Herbert

"Folks who never do more than they're paid for, never get paid for any more than they do."
- Elbert Hubbard

"What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope."
- George Eliot

"Many who deservedly attribute great dysfunction and societal harm to lawyers apparently never labored alongside Ivy Leaguers. One never fathomed silver spoons could sap common sense out of so many seemingly intelligent folks."
- R. E. Bell

"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think."
- Bernard M. Baruch

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."
- Bob Dylan, 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'

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