• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • r ranson
  • Nancy Reading
  • Anne Miller
  • Jay Angler
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
master gardeners:
  • Christopher Weeks
  • Timothy Norton
gardeners:
  • Matt McSpadden
  • Rachel Lindsay
  • Jeremy VanGelder

Quote of the day

 
Posts: 8594
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial, clay/loam with few rocks 50" yearly rain
2232
4
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Have compassion for everyone you meet,
even if they don't want it.
What appears bad manners,
an ill temper or cynicism
is always a sign of things no ears have heard,
no eyes have seen.
You do not know
what wars are going on down there
where the spirit meets the bone.

~Miller Williams

(1930-2015, American Poet, editor,
and translator)
 
Posts: 4
Location: Independence, United States
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Cassie Langstraat wrote:So I know we already have a thought of the day thread in this forum and I know there are quite a few quotes on there but I wanted there to be a whole thread just for quotes. It doesn't have to be anything related to permaculture or homesteading but it totally can be if you want.

I generally try really hard to be an original thinker, and I try to have my own thoughts and insights. It is something I highly value. BUT sometimes I just LOVE sitting on my butt after a long day of thinking and just soak up smart people's wisdom. That is why I am creating this thread. Of course I would love for the quotes to inspire you to think about something, but just in case you have had enough thinking and processing for the day, you can just come to this thread and just veg out on some good ol quotes from other people.

Here is my first one:

"be softer with you. you are a breathing thing. a memory to someone. a home to a life" - nayyirah waheed

In a society that strives to make us feel never good enough, this short quote really resonates. We sometimes need to stop being so hard on ourselves.

 
Posts: 48
24
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Michael Cox wrote:"Nobility is not being better than some other person. True nobility is being better than your former self."


This is Soooo True!!!
Think about it! And thank you for this post…
 
Ted Gibler
Posts: 4
Location: Independence, United States
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
An old Indian proverb;

“The sheep is taught his whole life to fear the wolf only to be eaten by the shepherd.”
 
Posts: 46
Location: Slovenia
15
10
homeschooling forest garden wofati food preservation woodworking rocket stoves
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
1. Smooth seas do not make skilled sailors. (Don't know by who)

2. Speak only if you improve silence. (Don't know by who)

3. :-)
Better have your mouth shut and appear stupid, than open it and release all doubt :-). - by Mark Twain
 
gardener
Posts: 3132
2082
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
.
FB_IMG_1702825316386.jpg
[Thumbnail for FB_IMG_1702825316386.jpg]
 
Posts: 44
17
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Gems are not polished without friction, nor men perfected without trials.

Heraclitus, 4 B.C.E.
 
Posts: 590
Location: Stone Garden Farm Richfield Twp., Ohio
88
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dead fish swim with the current.

(Don't be a dead fish, be a permie.)
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 8594
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial, clay/loam with few rocks 50" yearly rain
2232
4
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Words do have power.

Names have power.

Words are events,

they do things, change things.

They transform both speaker and hearer;

they feed energy back and forth

and amplify it.

~Ursula Le Guin

(1929-2018, American Author)

 
pollinator
Posts: 619
Location: South West France
252
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 8594
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial, clay/loam with few rocks 50" yearly rain
2232
4
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
To be alive in this beautiful,

self-organizing universe —

to participate in the dance of life

with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it,

organs that draw nourishment from it —

is a wonder beyond words.

~Joanna Macy

(1929-pres., environmental activist, author,

scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory,

and deep ecology)

 
Posts: 75
Location: Zone 9b, Coastal Southern Oregon, 700 ft elevation
33
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
“I'd come to realize that if a man is ever going to grasp anything it won't be by learning. His being has to change. You are what you do, not what you know. A man never learns; he becomes. To become, you must find ways and means to change your entire state of mind. This in turn will lead to a change of being.”
― Richard Rose
 
Posts: 255
Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut zone 0 / Mont Sainte-Marie, QC zone 4a
52
2
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted

Albert Einstein
 
Jordan Holland
gardener
Posts: 3132
2082
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
"I think tea goes rather well with Armageddon. Tea goes rather well with anything, truth be told..."

-Giles Sweetwater (Fallout 76)
 
pollinator
Posts: 437
169
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
"Yes, man is mortal, but that would be only half the trouble. The worst of it is that he's sometimes unexpectedly mortal."

-Woland, The Master And Margarita
 
Jordan Holland
gardener
Posts: 3132
2082
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
.
FB_IMG_1705100469037.jpg
[Thumbnail for FB_IMG_1705100469037.jpg]
 
Jordan Holland
gardener
Posts: 3132
2082
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
.
FB_IMG_1705680674549.jpg
[Thumbnail for FB_IMG_1705680674549.jpg]
 
Dc Stewart
pollinator
Posts: 437
169
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first. Indeed, they were an endless Project that slowly evolved into a Unit, in which miles of construction paper and wax crayon were expended by the State of Alabama in its well-meaning but fruitless efforts to teach me Group Dynamics. (...) as I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County school system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, but I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the State had in mind for me.

-Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 8594
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial, clay/loam with few rocks 50" yearly rain
2232
4
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The greatness of a community

is most accurately measured

by the compassionate actions of its members,

a heart of grace,

and a soul generated by love.

~Coretta Scott King

(1927 -2006, American author,

activist, civil rights leader)
 
Hear that? The pitter patter of tiny ads.
Green University by Thomas Elpel
https://permies.com/t/243115/Green-University-Thomas-Elpel
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic