Curmudgeon

There are people who have an appetite for grief; pleasure is not strong enough and they crave pain. They have mithridatic stomachs which must be fed on poisoned bread, natures so doomed that no prosperity can sooth their ragged and dishevelled desolation. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson A cynic is a person read more…

Curiosity

I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. ~Eleanor Roosevelt Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. ~Bernard Baruch The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure read more…

Crying

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. ~Henry Maudsley When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran Let your tears come. Let them water read more…

Crayons

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. ~Robert Fulghum Life is about using the whole box of crayons. ~RuPaul Stop counting crayons, read more…

Cows

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures. ~Thomas de Quincey All the really good ideas I ever had came to me read more…

Courage

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. ~Samuel Johnson (Thanks, Frank Lynch) Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon Every read more…

Country

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book. ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1945 God made the country, and man made the town. ~William Cowper, The Task When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green read more…

Consumerism

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi, quoted in E.F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. ~William Ruckelshaus, Business Week, 18 June 1990 God forbid that India should ever take to read more…

Conformity

Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960 Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path. ~Author Unknown Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions. ~Author Unknown Stubborness does have its helpful read more…

Confidence

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. ~Sally Field Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance. ~Author Unknown Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which read more…