In Other Words...

Posted by Pia

Those of you at the Daily Wag know I love a great quote! Sometimes it seems the greatest wisdom is conveyed in the fewest words.

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1 "Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome." Dr. Samuel Johnson

2 "One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night." M. Mead. (Perhaps not just a human need...)

3 "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity." Oprah Winfrey

4 "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." W. Shakespeare

5 "The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts." Blaise Pascal

6 "Clear your mind of can't." Dr. Samuel Johnson

7 "Simple pleasures... are the last refuge of the complex." Oscar Wilde

8 "The manner in which it is given is worth more than the gift." Pierre Corneille

9 "Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough." George Washington Carver.

10 "I have learned to use the word impossible with greatest caution." Wernher von Braun

11 "There is no cure to birth and death, save to enjoy the interval." George Santayana

Maybe that's why I love animals so much- they don't distract us from the present with too many unnecessary words. The way in which they offer their company, provides a respite from the noise in one's own head.
I'll stop talking now... Enjoy!

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

In memory of Donald Ledden. As a loving father, Donald was open to his daughter Adrienne's teachings and plight to help animals in need. Donald made a difference in so many ways-not only did he raise children who know the meaning of compassion- but he also saved the life a little canine soul by the name of Zoe who became part of his family. Donald will be missed by both humans and canines alike.

Comments (6)

  • Good morning,
    Those were very profound quotes Dr. Pia. I will come back and read them later. Too much thinking in the morning makes me tired. hehehehe I always come back in the evening or the next day to read what I missed agter I commented for the day. Like Basil, he is eating. Waaa Huuu Basil. And Cora-Belle, I am sorry you are in pain. And when I read Zoe's I had to laugh all over again picturing her eating that Barbie Doll. What a crew we have here on The Daily Wag. Well, it is nice and cool out again so you know where I am headed, to the deck to stretch out and relax and maybe I will think about those quotes as I drift off for a little nap.
    Love ya,
    Maddox

  • How special these images and quotes!
    I personally like our family crest motto Dum Spiro Spero "While I breathe, I hope" (it's generally attributed to Cicero)...certainly can apply to animals.

    Love your heart Dr.Pia!

    I don't know who Donald is, but he sounded like a wonderful caring person, my Sympathies to the family.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    And hello to you too Dr. Pia. You have some good quotes on today’s Daily Wag. I’ll give you my quote, “When everything fails, go take a nap.” That’s what I do and when I wake up everything seems better. Take this morning for an example. I usually get a “milk bone” while Mommy and Daddy are having breakfast. I didn’t want to take it; wanted it placed on my towel instead. When that didn’t happen, I went out on the back porch and took a nap. When I came back to my towel, the bone was there. See how that works.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

    PS: What Kirby didn’t tell you was he “balled up” his towel before going outside. Daddy.

  • Hi Dr. Pia, Thank you for making my day so happy by seeing your beautiful photos and cute comments today!! Those babies are so darling and I can almost tell what they are thinging-superb! God Bless Donald Ledden's family, including little Zoe. Thanks for sharing. Jan

  • Hi Dr Pia,
    Thanks again for a great post. I love to see what you have for us.
    Thanks, Maddox for checking back in. Mimi and I do that too but we missed the good news about Basil and hope Cora Belle is feeling better.
    Til tomorrow,
    Your pal Rebel

  • ..great post..good for the soul.Thanks everybody for caring..but my pain meds work great and I can get around the farm/ranch just can"t run like I used too, and James now lifts me in and out of the truck..we are having a bon-fire tonight..so that means smores, toasted marshmellow and hot dogs..yummy..I don't know any qoutes because I"m a dog but here is poem I made up.."Roses are red, violets blue, my fellow dog bloggers are cool!" must go patrol the acreage, over and out..cora-belle

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