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The 07/27/13 Joy Jar

27 Jul

Moi watched Baz Luhrmann’s movie version of the Great Gatsby which was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel is a great morality tale and is a multi-layered look at the morals of the very rich during 20s, but it can be any period in history where there is a ‘Gilded Age,’ including now. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Joy’ is aspiring to the morality which escapes the characters of Gatsby.

A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.
Winston Churchill

Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
Thomas Jefferson

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
Mahatma Gandhi

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. That is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.
Albert Schweitzer

We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.
Bertrand Russell

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
H. L. Mencken

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Immanuel Kant

The 05/02/13 Joy Jar

1 May


Moi like many folks goes in cycles with trying to get healthy. A part of the push toward getting healthy is to take vitamins and to have a healthy outlook. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is a good multivitamin.

Excuses, criticisms, and superstitions are vitamins for haters, but poison for the successful. Rise above!”
Steve Maraboli

Gloves, shoes and vitamins, too.”

Rene Gayo

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”
Matt D. Miller

Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
Mahalia Jackson