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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Cc July 28, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Magick & Mystery, People.


With or without a tiarra, cats think they rule the world!

To err is human . . . to purr, feline.  =^_^=

Nothing got you down?  You may have PPD (Perpetual Purring Disorder).


Celebrate your progress.  Sometimes half of success is simply noticing it.

Every moment is a celebration, a miracle, a mystery.

To fully embrace this moment, you must let go of the past.

Gather round the good stuff!

That’s random ~ the odometer on my tool bar just applauded me for reaching 100,000 hits!  Too funny!  Apparently, my computer monitors each and every page I open on the internet and rewards me with applause at certain “milestones.”   Does this call for champagne?


Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics. ~ C.J. Keyser

Our unique points of view are a gift.  Stop arguing about nothing.

It takes TWO to TANGO!  Let’s waltz instead.

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. ~ Anais Nin


At the level of Ego, we struggle to solve our problems. Spirit sees that struggle is the problem.

Just took a walk down Memory Lane ~ amazing how many potholes I had to avoid!

All things must pass.  The only constant in life is change.

Cloudbursts become clear skies.  Tears become smiles.

The past is . . . the haunting, addictive refrain of a familiar song . . . a security blanket, shrunken with time, tattered and torn . . . stale memories piled high on a dusty shelf . . . a pale, pallid shadow of its former self.

We cannot change the world . . . but we can inspire the world to change.

The easiest way to transform the world is to change your perspective.

Master your thoughts . . . master your life.

Want to feel younger, happier, and healthier???  Change Your Attitude.

Instead of trying to control everyone and everything, Buddhists embrace and relinquish all with joy, through acceptance and non-attachment to specific outcomes and desires.

Let go and let be. ~ Buddhist Maxim

If you don’t have the life you want, start making changes . . . because it’s not going to fall in your lap.

Between the wish and the thing, life lies waiting.

It’s amazing the things we find to do . . . to avoid doing amazing things.

Monday, Monday . . . a new day, a new week, a new month, a new year. Another chance to get it right.

If people are operating under the illusion that “all is right with the world” what reason would they have to band together to change it?


Children are to be unfolded, not molded.

You can learn many things from children . . . how much patience you have, for instance.

Are jelly babies potty trained?


Know thyself ~ Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, Greece

Turn the spotlight inward. ~ Gandhi

The quieter your mind becomes . . . the more you hear.

Seek clarity.  When we understand who we really are, we free ourselves from the illusions that hold us back.

Inner calm and peace are always there for the asking.

Clarity is seldom achieved when we look to the Ego for guidance.

Allow Spirit to clear out the underbrush of weeds in your mind.

When you have conquered the enemy within, there are no enemies left to conquer.

Barn’s burnt down ~ now I can see the moon. Masahide (1657-1723)

Common Sense

Common sense is not so common. ~ Voltaire

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~ William James

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~ Winston Churchill

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. ~ H.L. Mencken


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama

Fill your mind with compassion. ~ The Buddha

Who have you encouraged lately?

Vegetarians = Compassion in Action

I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals. I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants. ~ Brown

Failure to forgive is like swallowing poison and hoping your adversary will die.  It rarely works.

Most people are doing the best they can, given the experiences they’ve had.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up ~ Mark Twain


Confidence: the powerful feeling which arises before you understand all the obstacles.

You don’t need a permission slip to live your life.

Always remember that you don’t have to be what they want you to be. ~ Mohammad Ali

If you’re already walking on thin ice ~ why not dance?

Our infinite worth lies beyond all labels.

If you’re gonna dream . . . dream BIG!

When you stop trying to impress others, you will discover your infinite worth.

Cartman’s not fat, he’s big-boned.  I’m not verbose, I’m prolific! ♥ ♥ ♥


Take only photographs, leave only footprints. ~ Jim Corbett (Early Conservationist of the Bengal Tiger)

It’s time for a change, a paradigm shift in our values . . . from Greed to Green, from Profit First to Planet First.

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. ~ J. Pierpont Morgan

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. ~ Wendell Berry


You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Freedom lies in being bold. Do one thing every day that scares you.

The greatest mistake we can make is to be continually fearing that we will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard

If you aren’t making some mistakes, you aren’t taking enough chances ~ John Sculley

Face your fears.  Rise above your limitations.

Whether or not you write well, write bravely. – Bill Stout

You have as many reputations as acquaintances.  None is accurate.   Be who you want to be.

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. ~Ayn Rand

Don’t be afraid to let go of your “roles.”  You won’t evaporate.


Create the life you want to live.  Unleash your imagination & let it run wild!

Skate to where the puck is going to be . . . not to where it’s been. ~ Wayne Gretsky

Paint your world the way YOU want it.

Writers walk the earth, capturing its magic in words.

Without freedom, one’s creativity cannot bloom.

Moments of freedom will not be given to you, you must take them: nrhatch  is creating. Please leave a message at the {{beep}}.

I’m putting on my writing cap and writing all day . . . unless I don’t.

I breathe to stay alive . . . I write to feel alive.


Cyberspace is a vast chasm . . . filled with folks lost in the space~time continuum!

As time falls away, we fully embrace the now . . . where happiness, joy, peace, and serenity reside.


1. cindy - July 28, 2010

Cherish … you forgot cherish!

nrhatch - July 28, 2010

Like me, these will be a WIP. : )

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