“Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” C.S. Lewis
“If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them.” C.S. Lewis
“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” C.S. Lewis
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.” C.S. Lewis
“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” C.S. Lewis
“Dare to be naïve.” R. Buckminster Fuller
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminister Fuller
“I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get degeniused rapidly.” Buckminister Fuller
“Long ago, among other lies they were taught that silence was bravery.” Charles Bukowski
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” Charles Bukowski
“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire” Charles Bukowski
“There is only one lesson life is trying to teach us – shut the fuck up and enjoy the view.” Charles Bukowski
“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.” - Charles Bukowski
Coherent, ultimately from the Latin co- ("together") and haerēre ("to stick or cling")
Catercorner: Cater derives from the Middle French noun quatre (or catre), which means "four." English speakers adopted the word to refer to the four-dotted side of a die—a side important in several winning combinations in dice games. Perhaps because the four spots on a die can suggest an X, cater eventually came to be used dialectically with the meaning "diagonal" or "diagonally." This cater was combined with corner to form catercorner.
Listen to people when they go on and on about the world and the people in it because it’s a pretty good insight into their true character.
Never let schooling interfere with your education.
Terrible people are like everyone else in that they don’t think of themselves as terrible human beings. It a survival mechanism.
When you consider the world, be pessimistic, but when I look at people, be an optimistic.
Nothing will ever haunt you as much as the things you don’t say.
Love without reason because reasons change.
It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.
If the life you end up having is not the one you wanted, it’s okay. Just start over again.
Search out role models, those folks who are living the type of life you wish to lead.
Know where you are going. You would never get in a boat or even a car for matter, that without having a plan of where you are headed. Apply the same rule to your life. Just remember plans change.
When you do something positive, turn it into a life habit.
You are only getting this one life.
Read. Only dumb people don’t read. Reading will make you smart and enrich your life.
Think for yourself.
If you have to, stand up for what you believe in.
Know your own mind.
Adumbrate (AD-um-brayt ) 1: to foreshadow vaguely : intimate 2: to suggest, disclose, or outline partially 3: overshadow, obscure. Adumbrate tends to show up most often in academic or political writing. Adumbrate developed from the Latin verb adumbrare, which in turn comes from umbra, the Latin word for "shadow." To adumbrate, then, is to offer a shadowy view of something.
Redoubt (rih-DOUT) a: a small usually temporary enclosed defensive work b: a defended position: protective barrier 2: a secure retreat: stronghold. Redoubt derives via the French redoute and the Italian ridotto from a different Latin verb—reducere, meaning "to lead back," the same root that gives us reduce.
(Latin) Acquirere: to gain, to acquire.
In King Lear (III:vii) there is a man who is such a minor character that Shakespeare has not given him even a name: he is merely “First Servant.”
All the characters around him – Regan, Cornwall, and Edmund – have fine long-term plans. They think they know how the story is going to end, and they are quite wrong. The servant has no such delusions. He has no notion of how the play is going to go. But he understands the present scene. He sees an abomination (the blinding of old Gloucester) taking place. He will not stand it.
His sword is out and pointed at his master’s breast in a moment: then Regan stabs him dead from behind. That is his whole part: eight lines all told. But if it were real life and not a play, that is the part it would be best to have acted. – C.S. Lewis, “The World’s Last Night”