Friday, December 31, 2010


But not Mr. Porter's - From the Edge -

One of my favorite local writers has assembled some 'thoughts' and I picked out the three I liked the the link above and see the rest of them.

• Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. —Siddhartha Gautama (c. 566–480 B.C.E.)

• Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything. —Ernest J. Gaines (1933– )

• The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. —Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)


  1. Oh, my goodness. Got to copy the Nietzsche to my sidebar. Exactly, precisely, what we are experiencing at this age and in these times, I think. Thank you so much for the link and the heads up.

  2. They all gave me a pause, but I was partial to the first one...