Monday's special

Posted by Claudia Moser on 7:08 AM in ,

“Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.”
Gail Sheehy

“And now I depart hence condemned by you to suffer the penalty of death, and they, too, go their ways condemned by the truth to suffer the penalty of villainy and wrong; and I must abide by my award - let them abide by theirs.”

“Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.”
 William Gilmore Simms



Some very wordy quotes for us today, Claudia. My favourite was the first one. Have a good week my friend.

@Diane - as well for you! Sorry for the late reply!

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