Sunday, August 5

Quotes of Note ~ and a Guest



Guess who came for breakfast recently? The pickings were slim around here. Nothing is growing because we have had so little rain this summer, and even the leaves of the violets have been eaten by the deer that roam so freely in our woods.


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Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)



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The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


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Word of the Day: Pansophist (noun)


Pronunciation: [pæn-'so-fist]


Definition: Someone who leaves the impression that they know everything; a "know-it-all." (mr. kenju's gonna' love that one!)


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Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.


Lucius Annaeus Seneca, philosopher

23 comments:

mar said...

What a cute visitor!!! We are hoping for rain this week, kenju, I hope it comes our way too.
I know so many pansophists but didn't know what to call them! Until now and thanks to you.
Michele sent me this time, but you know I would have found my way anyways!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Most of my grass has a nice CRUNCH to it now.

sage said...

We often have rabbits in our backyard as well as the deer (recently a doe and fawn have been hanging around a lot). The other morning there were seven wild turkeys (not the bottled variety)! it's great living on the edge of town.

aprilbapryll said...

We only get armadillo and raccoons visiting us here ... and they sure are vicious! Would love to see real creatures out and about ...

here via michele's! thanks!

Ginnie said...

Somehow the rabbit doesn't seem real to me in that picture. Has she/he been posing for yard art?

Peter said...

Like Ghandi's quote the best Judy.

Kay Dennison said...

Dontcha know? People who think they know everything are really annoying to those of us who do! lol

Just kiddin' but you might use it on Mr. K. lol

Kristi said...

Cute bunny! And that Gandhi quote is awesome.

Suzz said...

Love that word "Pansophist" and will use it on a few friends. Kinda sounds like a cuss word when said real fast. Hehehehehe.

Diane Mandy said...

Poor bunny! DId you see the forecast for this week? Ugh! High 90s and no rain. :-(

BreadBox said...

Not so sure about the Rochefoucauld quote --- I like to think that I would not commit high crimes, but there are certainly some people around who seem to be guilty as sin of committing them left right and centre....

We are getting forecasts for a little rain this week here further south -- but only a little, and the temperatures are forecast to be 98 for the next 4-5 days straight.
Ugh.

N.

vicki said...

Poor hungry bunny! At the zoo the new big cat outdoor enclosures just opened after 8 months of construction. The new landscaping was in place and glorious for about a week, awaiting a press release day when all the cats were let out for the first time. In that week dozens of bunnies could be seen in the leopard and puma exhibits, happily chomping they new plantings. They moved out quickly the day they opened the doors to the cats!

I like the word for today, too. :-)

colleen said...

Mr. Rabbit looks like he thinks he's gonna BE breakfast!

Some nice quotes to live by.

Michele says Hi and so do I.

Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

I'm here from Michele's, after having found out about the drama there! Such people; I'm always taken by surprise!

You know what would be really cool? You, Vicki, Grace, and me, sharing a room at BlogHer next year!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

This rabbit looks like it has character! I was thinking of the Velveteen Rabbit when I saw it.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How wonderful to have a bunny come to visit...! And that you got a picture...So Great!
Love these quotes Judy...And it is interesting that though some were said so very very long ago---they could have been written yesterday!

Yes, it is nice to see that ALL is calm over at Michele's...!

Seamus said...

Yay for furry and fluffy visitors!!!! :) Would that be Hazel or Dandelion???

Granny Annie said...

I think that's one of our rabbits! Great photo. You get my vote for Creative Blogger Award!

Shephard said...

Oh, I love pansophist, that's great.

Judy, if you can think where you heard that or find reference to it, I'd love to read about the original intention behind the give/receive adage I talked about today. It would be fascinating.
~S

Beverly said...

What a cute bunny! I love all the stuff in your kitchen from your mother's kitchen. Wonderful. I have some of those things, but I've bought them because they remind me of my mother's kitchen, not that they were actually there.

Leaving for home tomorrow. These days with Ella have been super.

Tabor said...

Ok, the bottom one goes on my cubicle as a warning to some folks in my office!

utenzi said...

Your bunny looks a lot like the fella that lives under my shed, Judy. Maybe they're related! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool vibe we have going here, keep it going =]