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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

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  • “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

  • 222. Life Jacket

    222. Life Jacket

    I don’t have much to say about this one except that it’s a gift to my wife. We’ve been a couple for over 10 years now, and just like any relationship, we have our ups and downs. We’re definitely not […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...
    - 37 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 6:49am -
  • 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…
    - 100 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

This Day in Quotes

  • The Original “12 Step Program”

    The Original “12 Step Program”

    Today, there are many organizations that use a “12-step program” to help people deal with some type of addiction or other problems. In addition to alcohol and drug-related groups, there are groups with 12-step programs for everything from foo…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 3:33pm -
  • “Because it’s there.”

    “Because it’s there.”

    In March of 1923, British mountain climber George Leigh Mallory was touring the United States to raise money for an expedition to Mount Everest planned for the following year. At that time no one had ever made it to the top of Everest — the high…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 4:27pm -
  • March 4th: a good day for famous presidential quotes – until 1933…

    March 4th: a good day for famous presidential quotes – until 1933…

    The date for the United States presidential inauguration was not specified in the original U.S. Constitution. In 1788, the Continental Congress set Inauguration Day as March 4. Then, in 1933, the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution changed it…
    - 52 days ago, 4 Mar 18, 2:51pm -
  • “I know nothing!” – the memorable catchphrase of a forgotten political party

    “I know nothing!” – the memorable catchphrase of a forgotten political party

    Many people associate the catchphrase “I know nothing!” with the television character Sergeant Schultz (actor John Banner). It was one of his frequent lines in the 1960s comedy series Hogan’s Heroes, along with “I see nothing.” Howev…
    - 66 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 3:19pm -
  • “Talk to the hand!”

    “Talk to the hand!”

    If you’re not a fan of actress Fran Drescher or cutesy romantic comedies, you may have avoided seeing Drescher’s 1997 rom-com The Beautician and the Beast. But it’s unlikely that you’ve avoided awareness of the movie’s catchphrase: “Ta…
    - 77 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 8:54am -
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