Friday, April 25

Quotes of Note

"See what happens when you don't listen to Momma?"


It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.

Baltasar Gracian, philosopher and writer (1601-1658)


We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past.

Miguel de Unamuno, writer and philosopher (1864-1936)


Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels but they live like men.

Samuel Johnson, lexicographer(1709-1784)


Lucy Stern said...

I love reading old quotes, one of my favorites is, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Shephard said...

"...they live like men."

Ha. Great line!

Carletta said...

That is the cutest picture I have ever seen!
Love the quotes.

utenzi said...

I think she was actually saying: Don't flash the drivers.

Or maybe: Those young chicks spread them too quickly

TravelinOma said...

I am a great believer in sleeping on things beforehand. But I often don't do it. That has resulted in lots of sleepless nights!

joared said...

Love the duck pictures -- Mother does know best ..... usually.

CAROLYN said...

I hope that little duckie's ok!

PI said...

Sam's the man!
Lucy: or perhaps as Gypsy Rose Lee said 'Do unto others before they do you!'

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love the photo and accompanying quote.

The "they live like men" is great too, as Shephard pointed out. It makes me stronger when someone reminds us of our basic elements as humans.

Dianne said...

another great collection of quotes - I enjoy these and always look forward to your post.

love the pic - looked like the Britney and her Mom of the duck set.

Rue said...

Great quotes! The kissing balls were really pretty :)

Have a beautiful day,
rue :)

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I hope that duckling was going downhill. It will never make it over the curb.

Maria said...

The quotes have a great deal of wisdom to them. I am with shephard "...they live like men."
Yes, there is an uncomfortable amount of truth in that one.

My site is back up and so is my favorites list. I am finally back to posting.

babooshka said...

I love phototgraphing birds, and this is just the cutest. A fabulous funny photo.

whimsical brainpan said...

Love the Gracian quote!

Jamie Dawn said...

What a cute photo and caption.

I'm sorry you had such a terrible bout with the flu.
How awful! I hope this weekend you've been feeling much better. I know that a bad flu can keep you from feeling back to normal for quite some time.