Speak Up

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“There is no nonsense so gross, that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with ever weapon of communal stupidity” – Robertson Davies

“Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.” – Immanuel Kant

“The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – H. L. Mencken

“A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines” – Simone Weil


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – doctrine

Short and Sweet

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When it comes to laconic quotes, Confucius has that department covered…

“To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand.”

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

Do you have a favorite short meaningful quote?


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – laconic

Worldly Wisdom

“All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.” – Henry David Thoreau

It all starts with a small seed that becomes a big idea.

Just a personal note to all of those on the US West coast… stay safe from the fires and smoke. I have checked in with a few of my friends but still know a couple in that area I haven’t heard from. Only 3 and 1/2 month left of this awful year. I really hope 2021 is better. (((HUGS)))


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – heresy