Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler


2nd thoughts

Desk Scraps #1

Quotes from a tear off calendar my mom gave me a few years ago. These are ones that I saved. I don’t necessarily remember why I saved them all. I don’t even know that anyone anywhere fact checked these. Some I liked and still like. Others must have just hit me. All here in no particular order except the order they’ve been in on my desk the last couple of years.

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
John Burroughs

The world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.
Thomas Carlyle

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau

Society is always trying in some way or other to grind us down to a single flat surface.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Nothing ever is, but all things are becoming… All things are the offspring of flux and motion.

All things are but once, and never repeated.
Henry David Thoreau

Be it how it will, do right now. Always scorn appearances and you always may.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
William Blake

I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.
Rosalia de Castro

Time heals what reason cannot.

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Mark Twain

It’s spring fever… And when you’ve got it, you want- oh you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
Mark Twain

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

Those that make the best of their Time have none to spare.
Thomas Fuller

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gaining time is gaining everything in love, trade, and war.
John Shebbeare