Lars Toomre

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Who Believes Soon Will Be Deceived Soon As Well

Who believes soon will be deceived soon as well.

Never Be Ashamed Of A Scar

Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you are stronger than whatever tied to hurt you.

Centaur Definition From Devil's Dictionary

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CENTAUR, noun: One of a race of persons who lived before the division of labor had been carried to such a pitch of differentiation, and who followed the primitive economic maxim, "Every man his own horse." The best of the lot was Chiron, who to the wisdom and virtues of the horse added the fleetness of man. The scripture story of the head of John the Baptist on a charger shows that pagan myths have somewhat sophisticated sacred history.

Thought for Today: Nurture Nature

Sea gull soars above the ocean waves at sunset near a rocky point

Many a philosophical debate arrives at the bottom line — are we naturally the way we are or is it nurtured? Are we all pure in heart, but blinded by the impurities of the world? Are we all enlightened souls who have simply succumbed to illusion? Most of us have an intuitive response which seems to acknowledge that there is goodness in everyone, it's simply sometimes hard to see. As we look at ourselves maybe we even find it hard to see the good in ourselves. Perhaps we've been taught to see only the dark, the negative. Perhaps we grew up with others whose vision always landed on the negative. But who would choose to live in the darkness? Who would choose to be a negative person? Who would choose pessimism? Probably very, very few, if only we could see the choice.

Love and Desire

Blonde Russian beauty Ksenia Sukhinova wearing a red dress

Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.

German poet, novelist, playwright, and philosopher (1749 - 1832)

Americans Detest All Lies

Brunette beauty Angela Martini in red top was Miss Universe Albania 2010

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.

American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor (1853 - 1937)

Do Nothing Against One's Conscience

Brunette model Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a black dress with beads

...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

French Enlightenment writer and philosopher (1694 - 1778)

The Best of Sixteen Things

Blonde model Nina Agdal

The best law: The Golden Rule.
The best education: Self-knowledge.
The best philosophy: A contented mind.
The best theology: A pure and beneficent life
The best war: To war against one’s weakness.
The best medicine: Cheerfulness and temperance.
The best music: The laughter of an innocent child.
The best science: Extracting sunshine from a cloudy day.
The best art: Painting a smile upon the brow of childhood.
The best journalism: Printing the true and beautiful on memory’s tablet.
The best telegraphing: Flashing a ray of sunshine into a gloomy heart.
The best biography: That life which writes charity in the largest letters.
The best mathematics: That which doubles the joy and divides the most sorrows.
The best navigation: Steering clear of the lacerating rocks of personal contention.
The best diplomacy: Effecting a treaty of peace with one’s own conscience.
The best engineering: Building a bridge of faith over the river of death

As published in 1936

Do Not Ask Higher Power To Guide Your Feet

Blonde beauty Mariana Vicente was Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.

Thank You Higher Power For This Most Amazing Day

Brunette Polish model Natalia Siwiec poses wearing a black swimsuit and a sun hat

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.

Daily Reflection: Mother

Purple color along the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Sky in Scotland

What is the happiest memory you have your mother?

Gratitude Unlocks The Fullness of Life

Photograph of American author Melody Beattie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

American author of Codependent No More

Calm In Chaos

In the midst of the flurry — clarity.
In the midst of the storm — calm.
In the midst of divided interests — certainty.
In the many roads — a certain choice.

Author of motivational books and inspirational quotes, an artist, and a calligrapher whose books include Live With Intention

Fun To Do The Impossible

Brunetter actress Ana de la Reguera relaxes wearing a purple dress

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Nothing More Boring Than Looking At My Face

Blonde model Katie Vernola was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June 2010

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.

34th President of United States from 1953-61 as well as five-star United States Army general in Europe during World War II (1890 - 1969)

Tell You Things You Do Not Want To Tell Yourself

Blonde beauty Courtney Turner was Miss South Carolina USA 2011

A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.

Daily Reflection: Advice For Teenager

An American Air Force jet goes vertical in the late afternoon of setting sun

What is the number one piece of advice you give to a teenager?

Something Intangible and Inexplicable

Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.

Winner of Noble Prize for Physics in 1921 (1879 - 1955)

Spent My Whole Life Not Talking To People

Brunette beauty Erin Brady won the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant as Miss Connecticut 2013

I have spent my whole life not talking to people, and I do not see why I should start now.

American physicist and astronaut, who joined NASA in 1978 and at age of 32, became first American woman in space (1951 - 2012)

Happiness Is No Longer A Possibility

Redhead American actress Christina Hendricks poses in a red dress

I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.

British philosopher, mathematician, historian and social critic (1872 - 1970)