There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the
conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take
himself for better, for worse, as his portion. It is the harder because
you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than
you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion;
it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in
the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
iPod Alarm Clock Radio: now your iPod can wake you up for your 8am class:
A man can only rise, conquer, and achieve by lifting up his thoughts.
He remains weak, abject and miserable by refusing to lift up his thoughts.
– James Allen, “As A Man Thinketh”
Q. Why do some barbershops have red and white striped poles in front?
A. Barbers used to also act as doctors, dentists and surgeons. One “treatment”
was bleeding the patient. To increase the flow of blood the customer was
asked to squeeze a pole to put pressure on the veins. As a result, the
poles got covered with blood. Dripping with blood, they were set outside
to dry and used white bandages were draped over them, to dry as well.
For drying T shirts with no bumps in the shoulders:
The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know
this victory can never know defeat.
– A.J. Cronin
Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise;
oil your mind and your manners, to give
them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.
– Lord Chesterfield