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23 March 2009 @ 09:48 am
Tao of the Day  
A dog is not considered good because of his barking,
and a man is not considered clever because of his ability to talk.
- Lao Tzu (bilingual Wisdom of Laotse, 32)

More words count less.
- Lao Tzu (Feng/English, 5)

The respectful man prospers,
Praised is the modest one,
The tent is open to the silent,
The seat of the quiet is spacious.
- The Instruction Addressed to Kagemni, Papyrus Prisse, Egypt Dynasty VI ~2300-2200 BCE (trans. Miriam Lichtheim)

Shut up, shut up! High winds fan forest fires.
- Ursula K. LeGuin, Always Coming Home

  "I never knew words could be so confusing," Milo said to Tock as he bent down to scratch the dog's ear.
  "Only when you use a lot to say a little," answered Tock.
- The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
Current Mood: word poor from over-spending
Current Music: "If the Brakeman turns my way" - Bright Eyes