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.
Socrates

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.
Seneca

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