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  • Poor man quote

    Poor man quote

    It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca Filed under: Seneca Tagged: being poor, greedy man, letters from a Stoic, poor people, Seneca
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 8:58pm -
  • Postponing today`s work

    Postponing today`s work

    Hold every hour in your grasp. Lay hold of today`s task, and you will not need to depend so much upon tomorrow`s. While we are postponing, life speeds by. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca Filed under: Seneca Tagged: letters from a Stoic, postponing ta…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 8:36pm -
  • Appreciating your time quote

    Appreciating your time quote

    What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily ? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed. Whatever years be…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 1:54pm -
  • What is mine is yours quote

    What is mine is yours quote

    I will look upon death or upon a comedy with the same expression of countenance: I will submit to labors, however great they may be, supporting the strength of my body by that of my mind: I will despise riches when I have them as much as when I have…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 1:19pm -
  • Philosopher quote

    Philosopher quote

    Philosophers do not carry into effect all that they teach. On the happy life by Seneca Filed under: Seneca Tagged: on the happy life, philosopher, philosophical teaching, philosophy, quote, Seneca
    - 55 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 9:26am -
  • Happy man quote

    Happy man quote

    The happy man, therefore, is he who can make a right judgment in all things: he is happy who in his present circumstances, whatever they may be, is satisfied and on friendly terms with the conditions of his life. That man is happy, whose reason recom…
    - 56 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 11:40am -
  • Wisdom quote

    Wisdom quote

    True wisdom consists in not departing from nature and in moulding our conduct according to her laws and model. On the happy life by Seneca Filed under: Seneca Tagged: knowledge, on the happy life, philosopher Seneca, quote about wisdom, Seneca quote…
    - 56 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:28am -
  • Seeking approval from others

    Seeking approval from others

    Matters do not stand so well with mankind that the majority should prefer the better course: the more people do a thing the worse it is likely to be. Let us therefore inquire, not what is most commonly done, but what is best for us to do, and what wi…
    - 58 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 9:57pm -
  • Following the herd quote

    Following the herd quote

    It is harmful to follow the march of those who go before us, and since everyone had rather believe another than form his own opinion, we never pass a deliberate judgment upon life, but some traditional error always entangles us and brings us to ruin,…
    - 59 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 7:04pm -
  • Living without purpose

    Living without purpose

    As long as we wander at random, not following any guide except the shouts and discordant clamours of those who invite us to proceed in different directions, our short life will be wasted in useless roamings. On the happy life by Seneca Filed under:…
    - 75 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 9:05am -

Fake Buddha Quotes

  • “The dharma that I preach can be understood only by those who know how to think.”
    This one is found quite often on Facebook, on blogs, etc. It certainly doesn’t ring true to me. While clear thinking is a useful and necessary quality to cultivate, ultimately the Dharma (or truth) is beyond thought. I suspect this quote is a poor…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 12:39am -
  • “Be patient. Everything comes to you in the right moment.”
    This quote is also found as “Everything comes to you in the right moment. Be patient.” It’s also found as “Everything comes to you AT the right moment.” However you arrange these sentences, they’re not the Buddha’s words. They just aren…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 8:55am -
  • “Place no head above your own.”
    “Place no head above your own” is found as a quote attributed to the Buddha in Bhante Gunaratana’s “Mindfulness in Plain English” (page 28 in the 20th anniversary edition) where we read: His invitation to all was “Come and see.” One of…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 9:23am -
  • “All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is”
    This quote is most certainly not from the Buddha: “All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.” This one was emailed to me last year, but I dropped the ball. Recently someone else asked me about it, and althoug…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 12:18am -
  • “The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation”
    “The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation” is not a quote from the Buddha. It’s neither in the style of the early Nikāya scriptures (of which the Pali Tipitika/Canon is the best-known example) nor in the style of the later and…
    - 42 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:27am -
  • Awful pedants of the world, unite!
    NPR has an article inspired by Garson O’Toole’s new book, Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations, investigating the phenomenon of the torrent of bogus quotations that flow through social media and occasionally make the…
    - 17 May 17, 8:52am -
  • “Until he has unconditional and unbiased love for all beings, man will not find peace.”
    This quote was passed on to me this morning: “Until he has unconditional and unbiased love for all beings, man will not find peace.” It’s definitely not from the Buddha, although apparently a lot of people think it is. It’s attributed to the…
    - 24 Apr 17, 6:48am -
  • The Buddha on Fake Buddha Quotes (6)
    “Bhikkhus, those bhikkhus who exclude the meaning and the Dhamma by means of badly acquired discourses whose phrasing is a semblance [of the correct phrasing] are acting for the harm of many people, for the unhappiness of many people, for the ruin,…
    - 30 Mar 17, 11:11am -
  • “The conflict isn’t between good and evil but between wisdom and ignorance.”
    Federico Weinstabl passed this one on to me, which he’d kindly translated from the Spanish, (“El conflicto no es entre el bien et el mal, sino entre el conocimiento y el ignorancia”) as “The conflict isn’t between good and evil but between…
    - 7 Jan 17, 1:03pm -
  • “The gift of food is the gift of life.”
    This quote, “The gift of food is the gift of life,” was passed on to me by a reader called Ilya. He was suspicious because he thought “the gift of life” didn’t sound like the kind of thing the Buddha would say. Also, it was very closely tie…
    - 26 Nov 16, 5:26pm -

Quote Vadis

  • “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the...

    “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the...

    “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”— Carrie Fisher, an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star…
    - 14 Apr 14, 11:54am -
  • “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can...

    “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can...

    “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”— John Steinbeck, an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the Pulit…
    - 11 Apr 14, 9:36am -
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned...

    “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned...

    “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”— Robert Frost, an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions…
    - 10 Apr 14, 3:11pm -
  • “And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is...

    “And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is...

    “And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is Fate.”— Aeschylus, the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tr…
    - 4 Apr 14, 10:26am -
  • “The prospect of simple solutions to complex problems is...

    “The prospect of simple solutions to complex problems is...

    “The prospect of simple solutions to complex problems is the basis for a big part of the self-help industry. We are willing to believe in what we want to be true, and here we are lured by advice and bulleted lists that are supposed to turn us into…
    - 3 Apr 14, 10:34am -
  • “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset...

    “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset...

    “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”— Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, cont…
    - 2 Apr 14, 10:27am -
  • “The wise man does at once what the fool does...

    “The wise man does at once what the fool does...

    “The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.”— Niccolò Machiavelli, an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Flo…
    - 1 Apr 14, 9:06am -
  • “If youth knew; if age could.”— Sigmund Freud, an...

    “If youth knew; if age could.”— Sigmund Freud, an...

    “If youth knew; if age could.”— Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.
    - 28 Mar 14, 11:16am -
  • “All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire,...

    “All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire,...

    “All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles…
    - 27 Mar 14, 11:17am -
  • “You can do anything, but not everything.”— David...

    “You can do anything, but not everything.”— David...

    “You can do anything, but not everything.”— David Allen, a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as “Getting Things Done”.
    - 26 Mar 14, 11:27am -

"Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation M

  • A new thing

    A new thing

    I started a new thing where I relay my husband's strong opinions about consumer products. It's called Justin's Opinions.So far there are posts about coffee-making, baby transporting, and miscellaneous kitchen items. It's meant to be entertaining but…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:22pm -
  • Thanks Everybody

    Thanks Everybody

    (thanks to Jared for the above image)I guess I need to come to terms with the reality that I no longer update this blog. This has happened for a few reasons: 1) I took on more responsibility and got busier in other parts of my life, including my (ahe…
    - 5 Sep 16, 2:06pm -
  • "tu amigo"

    "tu amigo"

    Submitter Jeroen explains,"The photo was taken in Cusco, Peru during local election time. Aparently Mr. Santiago wants to become mayor and (then will) also be 'your friend'."
    - 28 Oct 15, 8:42pm -
  • Book Recommendation: Heaven's Forgotten

    Book Recommendation: Heaven's Forgotten

    I promise I will get back to the funny punctuation pics soon, but I wanted to congratulate my friend Branden Johnson on the publication of his first novel, Heaven's Forgotten today. I've read part of it already and I can tell you that the writing is…
    - 12 Oct 15, 4:11pm -
  • "Store cool"

    "Store cool"

    I assume this is some kind of spy code? Thanks Emma.
    - 27 Sep 15, 6:45pm -
  • "Escape Rope"

    "Escape Rope"

    This rope is clearly decorative. Thanks Joel.
    - 24 Sep 15, 8:21am -
  • "New" Cheeses

    "New" Cheeses

    I mean, I guess they are still, like, fermented? Maybe not, maybe it's just a pool of milk. Thanks Jake.
    - 23 Sep 15, 8:18pm -
  • "The Attorney"

    "The Attorney"

    So wait, is "the attorney" his fight name, or is he actually an attorney? Thanks Andy.
    - 12 Sep 15, 8:47pm -
  • "sugar"

    "sugar"

    I found the nutra-sweet, guys. Thanks Melissa.
    - 11 Sep 15, 9:38am -
  • "non-alcoholic"

    "non-alcoholic"

    I don't know if you should encourage people to trick their friends like this. Thanks Ben.
    - 10 Sep 15, 9:37pm -

ZEN PENCILS

  • 217. The Monster Named Fear

    217. The Monster Named Fear

    This comic originally appeared exclusively in my second Zen Pencils book collection (available from all good retailers!) in 2015. I really enjoy writing these fun poems and wanted to do something special for the book. It features characters long-tim…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 8:23pm -
  • Free Zen Pencils colouring-in PDF

    Free Zen Pencils colouring-in PDF

    I recently wrote a dismissive comment about adult colouring-in books in the Brené Brown ETERNAL STRUGGLE comic. A quite a few readers were angry with me, telling me that they enjoyed working on them, so I thought if you’re going […] ↓ Read the…
    - 60 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 8:25pm -
  • 216. BRENÉ BROWN: The eternal struggle

    216. BRENÉ BROWN: The eternal struggle

    This is the second quote from Brené Brown that I’ve adapted and a semi-sequel to The Woman in the Arena. Brené specialises in creativity, vulnerability and shame and in the blog post where this quote is taken from (it also […] ↓ Read the res…
    - 62 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 8:24am -
  • 215. JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI: Anonymous creativity

    215. JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI: Anonymous creativity

    Jiddu Krishnamurti knew a thing or two about fame. As a 13 year-old boy in India, he was not ‘discovered’ by a record producer or casting agent, but by one of the leaders of the Theosophical Society. The young boy […] ↓ Read the rest of this…
    - 77 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:18am -
  • 214. ERNEST HEMINGWAY: A lonely life

    214. ERNEST HEMINGWAY: A lonely life

    Ernest Hemingway hadn’t written a successful novel in a decade. His previous novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), had become a classic and he was excited about the publication of his new novel Across the River and Into the […] ↓ Read the res…
    - 91 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 6:44am -
  • 213. MARY SHELLEY: Teenage dream

    213. MARY SHELLEY: Teenage dream

    It’s the most famous summer retreat in literary history. In May 1816 four Brits were holidaying together in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The acclaimed poet Lord Byron was there with his personal physician, the 19 year-old John Polidori. They met up […
    - 8 Jun 17, 7:50am -
  • 212. PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: In the mood for work

    212. PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY:  In the mood for work

    Most freelancers take on a job that they’re not that excited about … I know I have. The brief doesn’t excite them, they can’t get creatively enthusiastic about it or sometimes the people involved are a pain to deal with. […] ↓ Read the r…
    - 23 May 17, 2:04am -
  • 211. NIKOLA TESLA: Visions of the future

    211. NIKOLA TESLA: Visions of the future

    The ONE secret that Nikola Tesla wrested from nature on that fateful day in a Budapest park was the design for his most famous and important invention: the Alternating Current Induction Motor. Before Tesla’s breakthrough, all electricity and motor…
    - 2 May 17, 10:20pm -
  • 210. JOHN COLTRANE: The power of music

    210. JOHN COLTRANE: The power of music

    John Coltrane was already one of the most in-demand saxophonists in Jazz when he was kicked out of Miles Davis’ band in 1957 due to his heroin addiction. By then he had played with all the greats – Charlie Parker, […] ↓ Read the rest of this…
    - 19 Apr 17, 9:32pm -
  • 209. FRIDA KAHLO: Heroine of pain

    209. FRIDA KAHLO: Heroine of pain

    Next time you complain that you don’t know what your passion is or are wondering where to apply your creativity, count your blessings you didn’t have go through a horrifying bus accident to find some clarity. By all accounts, the […] ↓ Read…
    - 5 Apr 17, 11:19pm -

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