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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
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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:…
    - 12 Jul 17, 9:05am -

Fake Buddha Quotes

  • “Don’t judge others, because you are not perfect.” – Buddha
    Someone recently wrote to me asking if he could contribute to my meditation blog at Wildmind Buddhist Meditation. In checking out his work I saw he’d posted an article on his own blog called “79 Zen Quotes that Will Help You Choose the Right Path…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 8:53pm -
  • Fake Buddha Quote book
    I have some good news! I have a contract with Parallax, a noted publisher of Buddhist books, to put together a book about Fake Buddha Quotes. Work is going well, and in fact I’m close to having finished the first rough draft. I understand it will b…
    - 80 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 10:39am -
  • “If we destroy something around us we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves.”
    This quote seems to come from a document explaining Buddhist teachings, put together by an organization called The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a monastery in Talmage, California. In that text we find the following, which refers to the Buddha: He di…
    - 93 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 11:42am -
  • “The greatest miracle is the miracle of learning.”
    I was asked about this one today: “The greatest miracle is the miracle of learning.” I immediately remembered a discourse from the Buddha where teaching is described as the highest miracle. The Buddha outlines, in some detail, the miracle of psyc…
    - 94 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 6:51pm -
  • “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
    This quote is often attributed to the Buddha, although the internet is generally convinced that this this is a saying of Aristotle Onassis, the Greek shipping magnate who married Jacqueline Kennedy in 1968. A couple of outliers attribute this to the…
    - 95 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 9:49pm -
  • “Care about your children. Just bless them instead of worrying about them, as every child is the little Buddha who helps his parents to grow up.”
    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! The competition for “Worst Fake Buddha Quote of All Time” has been categorically won by the following: “Care about your children. Just bless them instead of worrying about them, as every child is the litt…
    - 96 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • “I am a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon.”
    Also found as “I am but a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon.” The first version is found all over the web. The version with “but” seems originally to come from Carolyn Myss’ 2002 book, “Sacred Contracts: Aw…
    - 98 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 6:33pm -
  • “Events happen, deeds are done, but there is no individual doer thereof.”
    This one isn’t the Buddha. It reminds me of something from Buddhaghosa’s Visuddhimagga, or “Path of Purification,” which is from 1,000 years after the Buddha: There is no doer of a deed Or one who reaps the deed’s result; Phenomena alone fl…
    - 98 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 5:00pm -
  • “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”
    “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded” is commonly found attributed to the Buddha. It’s also seen as “Nothing can harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts,” where the wording is more natural. In fact there is a…
    - 98 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • Does God exist?
    There are a number of versions of the following story in circulation: One day in the early morning Gautama Buddha was sitting in a garden quietly with his disciples. A man arrived silently and stood in the shadows, that man was a great devotee of Lor…
    - 10 Oct 17, 5:14pm -

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…
    - 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

  • 221. 8 tips to be more creative by Zen Pencils

    221. 8 tips to be more creative by Zen Pencils

    Today is the launch day of my new collection CREATIVE STRUGGLE: Illustrated Advice From Masters of Creativity! Besides including creative advice from greats like Einstein, Van Gogh, Curie and Hemingway, it also features an all-new comic by myself. T…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:03pm -
  • 220. CHRIS GUILLEBEAU: The art of the Side Hustle

    220. CHRIS GUILLEBEAU: The art of the Side Hustle

    Happy New Year! What’s your New Year’s resolution? Travel more? Maybe write that book? Perhaps run a marathon? Take up piano again? Start a Side Hustle? “What exactly is a Side Hustle?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s basically a […] ↓ Read…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 7:17pm -
  • The best comics of 2017 + my new book!

    The best comics of 2017 + my new book!

    Hello lovely readers! Jeez, can you believe it’s the end of year already? When the hell did that happen?? How has your year been? Mine has been pretty … steady. Career-wise, I’ve continued to work hard on Zen Pencils – […] ↓ Read the rest…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 6:04pm -
  • Introducing CREATIVE STRUGGLE: The new Zen Pencils book!

    Introducing CREATIVE STRUGGLE: The new Zen Pencils book!

    Hi everyone, I’m really excited to introduce my new book collection CREATIVE STRUGGLE: Illustrated Advice From Masters of Creativity. The comics included have never been collected before and will be released on January 16, 2018. This book collects…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 6:43pm -
  • 219. WILLIAM BLAKE: A Poison Tree

    219. WILLIAM BLAKE: A Poison Tree

    William Blake (1757-1827) was illustrating poems hundreds of years before me. A struggling poet, artist and print-maker, unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered one of the most important figures in English literature. A Poison Tree…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:33pm -
  • 218. EDGAR ALLAN POE: Procrastination

    218. EDGAR ALLAN POE: Procrastination

    Ah procrastination, something I constantly struggle with. Don’t we all? I’m fighting it right now – I don’t really enjoy writing these blog posts underneath each comic and I always put it off to until the last minute. I know […] ↓ Read t…
    - 11 Oct 17, 8:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 10 Jul 17, 3:18am -

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