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Confusious Says (Part II)
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{Repeated from Part 1}
(I keep this on my office wall right where I see it easily. (It was a gift made for me by my long departed Mother-In-Law Carol Hesse). It often puts things in perspective for me. I find it gives an excellent definition of a fool, very handy when dealing with what passes for "scientists" and other "experts" in the fishery regulation business, politicians, bureaucrats, and the like.)

One who knows and
knows he knows....
...... is a wise man,
Follow Him.

One who knows and
knows not he knows....
...... is asleep,
Awaken him.

One who knows not and
knows he knows not....
...... is a child,
Teach him.

One who knows not and
knows not he knows not....
...... is a Fool,
Avoid him.

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Sam Adams A Noisy minority - -
Akhenaton Truth, Enemies & Friends - -
Anonymous Beauty & Love - -
Marcus Aurelius Curiosity & Investigation - -
Bacon Measure of a Man Ill Fortune -
Bourdillon When Love Dies - -
Charles Buxton Achieving Success - -
Lord Byron Friendship definition - -
Cervantes What a man is - -
Cicero What all people agree on - -
Colton Closed Minds - -
James Fenimore Cooper Free Press & Tyrants - -
Confusious What makes a Man - -
Cowper What Life is - -
Frederick Douglas Struggle & Progress - -
William O. Douglas Restricting Free Speech - -
Disraeli Great Thoughts Liberal and Conservative Ages -
Rene Dubos Man & His Environment - -
Albert Einstein Man of Value - -
Ralph Waldo Emerson On Courage Limits of Accomplishment -
Ben Franklin On Liberty Talk & Deeds Deeds & Anger
"" Hanging Separately Lawyers & Cats Common Sense
"" Teaching Involvement - -
Bhagavad Gita Peace of Mind - -
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Enslaved Minds Thinking & Acting Talent & Character development
Sara Hale On Silence - -
(Lord) Halifax The power of Money -
Alexander Hamilton On Forming a Government -
Oliver Wendall Holmes Flowering Mind On self doubt -
Horace Adversity's reward - -
I Ching Indecision & Inner Peace Enthusiasm -
Washington Irving A Pleasant Disposition - -
Andrew Jackson On Courage - -
Thomas Jefferson Tolerating Opinions - -
Johnson A Man's Wealth Diligence to Ease -
Kabbalah Too much Charity & Patience - -
Kierkegaard The Power of Prayer Understanding Life -
Martin Luthor King I have a Dream An illicit intercourse -
Omar Khayyam On Youth - -
Abraham Lincoln On Character - -
Gösta H. Lovgren 3 Kinds of People - -
Lu Yen The Power of Thought - -
Bulwer-Lytton Importance of Enthusiasm - -
Maurice Maeterlinck Reward of Goodness - -
Montaigne God's Knowledge - -
Louis Nizer Work definitions - -
Tom Paine On Principles and Value - -
Saskya Pandita Honesty & Water - -
Blaise Pascal God vs Reason - -
Plato Wise Men & Fools talking - -
Plutarch On Friendship Test of Character -
Joshua Reynolds On Work - -
Saadi Knowledge & the Ass - -
Shakespeare Treating enemies Lending Losses Resolution of Purpose
George B. Shaw On behavior - -
Shiller Too much caution - -
Herbert Spencer Folly & Fools - -
Spinoza Cause & Effect - -
Horace Taylor True achievement - -
Unknown Achieving Satisfaction - -
Upanishads To reach Immortality - -
Ni'matullah Wali On Life - -
Booker T. Washington On Hate - -
Daniel Webster On Wealth Creation - -

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
The flowering moments of the mind
Drop half their petals in our speech.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

From: A MightyCool Quote A Day (
Man shapes himself
through decisions
that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

From: A MightyCool Quote A Day
"An inexhaustible good nature
is one of the most precious gifts of heaven,

spreading itself like oil
over the troubled sea of thought,
and keeping the mind
smooth and equable
in the roughest weather."

Washington Irving

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
None are more hopelessly enslaved
than those
who falsely believe they are free.

Goethe (1749-1832)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Friendship is Love without wings!

Byron (1788-1824)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Every man is rich
or poor

according to the proportion between
his desires
and his enjoyments.

Johnson (1709-1784)

From: "Kelly Jennings, on Salon's Table Talk"
Reading maketh a full man,
conference a ready man,
and writing an exact man.


From: " A MightyCool Quote A Day "
"One man with courage makes a majority."

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)

From: " A MightyCool Quote A Day "
"What a new face courage puts on everything!"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

From: " A MightyCool Quote A Day "
"Courage is a quality so necessary
for maintaining virtue
that it is always respected,

even when
it is associated with vice."

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
The wave,
the sea,
and the bubbles
are all one.

All is one,
nothing else,
whether less or more.

Ni'matullah Wali (1331-1431?)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Nothing is denied
to well-directed labor,
and nothing
is ever to be attained
without it.

Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)

From: A MightyCool Quote A Day
The gem cannot be polished
without friction,

nor man perfected
without trials."

Chinese Proverb (Confusious?)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Labor is the great producer of wealth;
it moves all other causes.

Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Prosperity is no just scale;
adversity is the only balance
to weigh friends.

Plutarch (46-120 A.D.)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Ill Fortune never crushed that man
whom good Fortune deceived not.

Bacon (1561-1626)

From: "Salon's Table Talk"
They that can give up
essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Ben Franklin

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Existence is a strange bargain.
Life owes us little;
we owe it everything.

The only true happiness
comes from squandering ourselves
for a purpose.

Cowper (1731-1800)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
The temple of our purest thoughts
is silence.

Sarah J. Hale (1788-1879)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
That it doth singe yourself.

Shakespeare (1564-1616)

From: "Jim Kin"

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Ben Franklin

From: "A MightyCool Quote A Day"
To have doubted one's own first principles
is the mark of a civilized man.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Every one is the son of his own works.

Cervantes (1547-1616)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.

G. B. Shaw (1856-1950)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
True thoughts have duration in themselves.
If the thoughts endure, the seed is enduring;
If the seed endures, the energy endures;
If the energy endures, then will the spirit endure.
The spirit is thought; thought is the heart;
The heart is the fire; the fire is the Elixir.

Lu Yen (fl. 800 A.D.)

From: "Jim Kin"
Well done is better than well said.

Ben Franklin

From: Dogs of the Dow
To think is easy.
To act is difficult.
To act as one thinks is
The most difficult of all.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

From: "Jim Kin"

A countryman between two lawyers
is like a fish between two cats.

Ben Franklin

From: ""
To he who extends his hand
When there is no moral need
Goes a star upon an unseen chart,
Fortifying a place in the future,
And satisfaction for having done the deed.


From: "Allan Lloyd"
A man who works with his hands
is a Laborer.

One who works with his brains and his hands
is a Craftsman,

One who works with his brains, hands and heart
is an Artist.

Louis Nizer 1902-1904

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Prayer does not change God,
but changes him who prays.

Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

From: "Jim Kin"

Where sense is wanting,
everything is wanting.

Ben Franklin

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Everything in nature is a cause
from which there flows some effect.

Spinoza (1632-1677)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.

Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
The ultimate result of shielding men
from the effects of folly

Is to fill the world
with fools.

Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

From: "Your Daily MightyCool Quote a Day!"
I shall allow no man
to belittle my soul
by making me
hate him.

Booker T. Washington

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which
all mankind are agreed.

Cicero (B.C. 106-43)

From: "Jim Kin"

We must indeed all hang together,
or most assuredly,
we shall all hang separately.

Ben Franklin

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Through no amount of effort
can a naturally wicked man
Be turned into an honest one.

However long you boil water,
It is impossible to make it burn like fire.

Saskya Pandita (1182-1251)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies,
With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies,
When love is done.

Bourdillon (1852-1921)

From: "Your Daily MightyCool Quote a Day!"
If newspapers are useful
in overthrowing tyrants,

it is only to establish
a tyranny of their own.

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
regarding the choice among pleasures
Temporarily robs a man of inner peace.

After due reflection,
he attains joy
by turning away from
the lower pleasures and
seeking the higher ones.

I Ching (B.C. 1150?)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Just as too much charity
is the handiwork of a fool,
so too much patience
is the hallmark of a coward.

Kabbalah (B.C. 1200?-700? A.D.)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
He who learns,
and makes no use of his learning,
is a beast of burden
with a load of books.

Does the ass comprehend
whether he carries on his back
a library or
a bundle of faggots?

Saadi (1184-1291)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
For him who has conquered the mind,
the mind is the best of friends;
but for one who has failed to do so,
his mind will be the greatest enemy.

Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
An act of goodness
is of itself
an act of happiness.

No reward
coming after the event
can compare
with the sweet reward
that went with it.

Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Wise men talk because
they have something to say;

Fools talk because
they have to say something.


From: " Your Daily MightyCool Quote a Day! "
I have a dream
that my four children
will one day live
in a nation where
they will not be judged
by the color of their skin
but by the content
of their character.
(from the "I Have A Dream" speech)

is the offspring
of an illicit intercourse
between injustice and immorality.

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From: "A MightyCool Quote A Day"
"Neither a borrower
nor a lender be;

For loan oft loses
both itself and friend.

William Shakespeare

From: "A MightyCool Quote A Day"
It is the heart
which experiences God,
and not the reason.

Blaise Pascal

From: "Unknown"
Show me a person who is not a liberal at twenty,
I'll show you a person with no heart.

Show me a person who is not a conservative at forty,
I'll show you a person with no mind.

Disraeli (1804-1881)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm;
it moves stones,
it charms brutes.

is the genius of sincerity
and truth accomplishes
no victories without it.

Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
When all desires
that surge in the heart
are Renounced,
the mortal becomes immortal.

When all the knots
that strangle the heart
are Loosened,
the mortal becomes immortal.

This sums up the teaching
of the Scriptures.

Upanishads (c. B.C. 800)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Nurture your mind
with great thoughts,
to believe in the heroic
makes heroes.

Disraeli (1804-1881)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Restriction of
free thought and free speech
is the most dangerous
of all subversions.

It is the one un-American act
that could most easily defeat us.

William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

From: "Your Daily MightyCool Quote a Day!"
Endeavor to become a man of value,
rather than success

Albert Einstein

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
He who possesses
the source of Enthusiasm
Will achieve great things.
Doubt not.
He will gather friends
As a hair clasp gathers the hair.

I Ching (B.C. 1150?)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Nothing has such power
to broaden the mind
as the ability to
systematically and truly
all that comes
under thy observation in life.

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 A.D.)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Experience shows that success
is due less
to ability
than to zeal.

The winner is he
who gives himself to
his work body and soul.

Charles Buxton (1823-1871)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
He that is overcautious
will accomplish little.

Schiller (1759-1805)

From: "Your Daily MightyCool Quote a Day!"
Tell me - I forget.
Teach me - I remember.
Involve me - I learn.

Ben Franklin

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
What we hope ever to do with ease,
we must first learn to do with diligence.

Johnson (1709-1784)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Hath God obliged himself
not to exceed
the bounds of our knowledge?

Montaigne (1533-1592)

From: "American Patriots Freedom Network"
I tolerate
with the utmost latitude
the right of others
to differ from me
in opinion

Thomas Jefferson

From: "American Patriots Freedom Network" does not require a majority to prevail,
but rather an irate, tireless minority
keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."

Samuel Adams

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Do not,
for one repulse,
forego the purpose
that you resolved to effect.

Shakespeare (1564-1616)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
It is an observation no less just than common,
that there is no stronger test
of a man's real character
than power and authority,
exciting as they do
every passion,
and discovering
every latent vice.

Plutarch (46-120 A.D.)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Talent develops in quiet places,
character in the full current of human life.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

From: "American Patriots Freedom Network"
Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test
a man's character,
give him power."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

From: "American Patriots Freedom Network"
Without a struggle,
there can be no progress.

Frederick Douglass

From: "American Patriots Freedom Network"
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,
which in prosperous circumstances
would have lain dormant.


From: "American Patriots Freedom Network"
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly;
it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress
and grow brave by reflection.

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink;
but he whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves his conduct,
will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Say not unto thyself,
"Behold, truth breedeth hatred,
and I will avoid it;
dissimulation raiseth friends,
and I will follow it."

For are not the enemies
made by truth,
better than the friends
obtained by flattery?

Akhenaton (c. B.C. 1375)

From: "Da Boss"
ONLY 3 kinds of people in this world:

Those who go around
dropping little pieces of paper.

Those who go around
picking up little pieces of paper.


Those who sit around
and bitch about
how much litter
there is in the world.

At any given point in time we are,
each of us,
one of those people.

Gösta Lovgren (1938- )

From: "Nick & Rosangela Zaccaria"
There is no limit
to what can be accomplished
if it doesn't matter
who gets the credit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

From: " Your Daily MightyCool Quote a Day!"
You don't love a woman
because she is beautiful,
She is beautiful
because you love her.


From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
In framing a government
which is to be administered
by men over men
the great difficulty lies in this:

You must first enable the government
to control the governed,
and in the next place,
oblige it to control itself.

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

From: "Your Daily MightyCool Quote a Day!"
The roots of true achievement lie
in the will
to become the best that you can become.

Harold Taylor

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Yet Ah, that Spring should vanish with the Rose.
That Youth's sweet-scented manuscript should close!
The Nightingale that in the branches sang
Ah whence and whither flown again, who knows?

Omar Khayyam (fl. 1100)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
Those who visit foreign nations,
but who associate only with their own countrymen,
change their climate, but not their customs;
they see new meridians, but the same men;
and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home
with travelled bodies, but untravelled minds.

Colton (1780-1832)

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"
They who are of the opinion
Money will do everything,

may very well be suspected
to do everything for Money.

Halifax (1633-1695)
From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"

From: "Barry Fetter/MCR Software"

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