Now i know a refuge never grows

Now I know, a refuge never grows
from a chin in the hand and a thoughtful pose
Gotta tend the earth if you want a rose.
~Indigo Girls

There are no easy methods of learning

There are no easy methods of learning difficult things; the method is to close your door, give out that you are not at home, and work.  ~Joseph de MaistreCUL

It is surprising what a man can

It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don’t have to.  ~Walter Linn

Gift like genius i often think only

Gift NOTE: meaning talent, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains.  ~Jane Ellice HopkinsWork Amongst Working Men

Ive got a theory that if you

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.  ~Larry BirdCUL

Most of us can easily do two

Most of us can easily do two things at once; what’s all but impossible is to do one thing at once.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966TPV

One saves oneself much pain by taking

One saves oneself much pain, by taking pains; much trouble, by taking trouble.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827