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Monday, 27 February 2012

Some quotes...

I have been neglecting my blog due to very limited internet. And blogger is blocked by my employers   :( Seriously, whoever said blogging is a social network site? ;)))

Here are some random quotes I enjoyed reading in recent times.

"Only when the last tree is cut; when the last river is polluted; only when the last fish is caught; and the animals are dying, only then will they(mankind) realise they can't eat money"
Prophecy of the Hopi Tribe  - Native American

"...there is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.

… for when the romantic refinements of a young mind are obliged to give way, how frequently are they succeeded by such opinions as are but too common, and too dangerous!"

 - Sense and Sensibility

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion -
I have shudder'd at it.
I shudder no more.
I could be martyr'd for my religion
Love is my religion
And I could die for that.
I could die for you.
 - John Keats


  1. What a happy picture.
    Thank you for the first quotation I have often wondered where it came from.

  2. Sorry to hear of the internet troubles. I really love the Hopi quote as I feel out on the front lines sometimes.

  3. Nice work Ruby...... i like it.

    Greetings, Joop

  4. Tu dois certainement être une jeune artiste mais je viens de m'inscrire à ton blog car tu as beaucoup de talent.


  5. I really like your bird drawing. It is fun.

  6. At one of my old jobs, we used to have some kind of positive quote at the beginning of every daily meeting. I kind of miss that.

  7. Lovely picture!
    You are very talented.

  8. I have loved Keats' poetry for over 50 years and had never read that quote before. I'd not read the letters. Another thing for my bucket list!

  9. A lovely little gull. I've always loved the Hopi quote. There's so much truth to that.

  10. Beautiful quotes today, and your drawing, marvelous.

  11. Thanks dear friends for your lovely comments. Cheers!

  12. Hello Ruby,

    what a beautiful drawing of this bird. I think it's really quite amazing that you can. I read that you have limited internet and that is not fine. It is a social network around the world and you have to just use them.

    Love, Helma

  13. These are great. I especially appreciate the Keats quote.

  14. Helma, Digital flower.. it is very difficult not to have continuous internet access. Hope that would be resolved soon atleast once I get back from office.

    Sprinkles - it would be wonderful to be inspired every mornings. I visit blog friends to get my doe of inspirational quotes everyday!

  15. GB - that is great to have read most of Keats' work. I have barely started :)

    Adrian - I enjoyed drawing the gull. It is very simple yet so happy :)

  16. Interesting quotes--and quite a range of sources! Nice picture, too.


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