Happy St. Patricks’s Day, to those who celebrate it!
St. Patty’s Day
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
He was a terror to any snake that came in his path, whether it was the cold, slimy reptile sliding along the ground or the more dangerous snake that oppresses men through false teachings. And he drove the snakes out of the minds of men, snakes of superstition and brutality and cruelty.
For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.
~Mary Elizabeth Blake
There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
'Twas St Patrick himself, sure, that set it;
And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the mireland;
And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland...
TRUTHThe trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.
Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.
~Charles Caleb Colton
One of life's regrets is that you didn't always tell the truth, and now it's too late, because the truth has changed.
Truth is the breath of life to human society. It is the food of the immortal spirit. Yet a single word of it may kill a man as suddenly as a drop of prussic acid.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
TRUSTWe're all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
I trust everyone. I just don't trust the devil inside them.
~Troy Kennedy-Martin, The Italian Job
Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.
In God we trust, all others we virus scan.