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”Teach thy tongue to say I do not know, and thou shalt progress.” — Maimonides, (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon)

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.” — J. C. Penney

“It is unavoidable that if we learn more about a great man’s life, we shall also hear of occasions on which he has done no better than we, and has in fact come nearer to us as a human being.” — Sigmund Freud

“Some people can carry a tune, but they seem to stagger under the load.” — Richard Armour

 

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“It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.” — Annie Dillard

“I guess somewhere in a corner of our hearts, we are always twenty.” — Martha Hall Kelly

“Does it disturb anyone else that ‘The Los Angeles Angels’ baseball team translates directly to ‘The The Angels Angels?’” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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“Certain minds must be allowed their peculiarities.” — Goethe

“I know a thousand things louder than a soldier’s gun; I know the heartbeat of his mother.” — Andrea Gibson

“Some of the finest moral intuitions come to quite humble people. The visiting of lofty ideas doesn’t depend on formal schooling.” — Alfred North Whitehead

“If there are two hundred people in a room and one of them doesn’t like me, I’ve got to get out.” — Marlon Brando

 

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Quotes from Goethe, Andrea Gibson, Alfred North Whitehead and Marlon Brando that are poignant, witty, humorous, inspirational or thought provoking

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“We can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” — Claude Bernard

“We must dare to think about ‘unthinkable things’ because when things become ‘unthinkable’ thinking stops and action becomes mindless.” — William Fullbright

“Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” — Catherine M. Wallace

“I feel like I am too old to eat jelly, but I am too young to eat prunes… I am between grapes.” — Greg Fitzsimmons

 

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Holy Toledo – Spain

The last city visited during our trip to Spain was Toledo. Some have suggested that the expression Holy Toledo refers to this Spanish city which is the seat of the Cardinal Archbishop of Spain. During our stop in Toledo, we noticed numerous churches which might lend support to the Holy Toledo reference as well.*

Let’s start at the beginning. The first views we had of this beautiful city were from a nearby hillside.



We arrived on a Sunday and many of the holy shrines were closed to tourists, but we were able to appreciate the grand architecture of this urban center from afar.





At the turn of the current century, the city fathers realized that the historic streets could not handle the overwhelming pedestrian and vehicular traffic. To help alleviate congestion and difficulty of navigating the narrow streets, they constructed a large parking garage at the foot of one of the hills. Understanding that this climb might be difficult for travelers, they decided to build a unique system of six angular escalators.



We soon arrived at the Plaza de Zocodover which was city-center for Toledo through most of its history. The town is decorated for tourists with flags and banners festooning the the buildings and hanging across the busy streets.



This arcade leading up to the square from below also hosts a statue of Miguel de Cervantes which can be seen in the middle, lower part of the picture.



As part of our walking tour, we passed city hall…



and the historic Cathedral of Toledo.



Along the way, we passed a number of colorful residential areas.



While we visited Toledo on a Sunday when many houses of worship do not allow tourists, one part of the Church of Santo Tomé is available for a very special viewing.

Don Gonzalo Ruíz, the Count of Orgaz, was a church and city benefactor who died in 1323. The famous painter, El Greco, created a large painting symbolizing the burial of the Count of Orgaz which has a religious symbolism associated with it. This painting resides in an anteroom of sorts of the Church of Santo Tomé and is open for visitors.

The line to view the painting was long and entrance was metered so be prepared to wait. No pictures are allowed inside.



Read more about the painting and its history HERE

There was a significant Jewish Quarter in Toledo…






The street sign translates to: The crossing of the Jewry

We visited the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Interestingly enough the shrine was built by Muslim architects. It was later converted to a church and currently serves only as a historical site.







This oil painting of the Holy Land with Hebrew lettering hints at the Jewish this building’s Jewish past.



A Jewish star is also visible among the sculpted details of the interior.



During our visit to a souvenir shop, I noticed a most interesting drain downspout!



This attractive facade of the School of Arts and Crafts shows a relief of what appears to be the school’s coat of arms.



The Alcantara Bridge is one of the main access points in Toledo.



Below is a view near the bridge looking back at the city of Toledo.



This was our last city to see in Spain and Portugal. Of course there was more we would like to have seen and perhaps some day we will return.

* You can read more about the derivation of the phrase Holy Toledo HERE.


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“If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own.” — Diahann Carrol

“A person who won’t listen to others will eventually be surrounded by people that have nothing to say [ed].” — Andy Stanley

“I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man.” — Thomas Jefferson

“If your body is 90 per cent water why have you got to drink water all the time? Why can’t you just have some crisps?” — Russell Brand

 

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Steve Jobs – Just ask for what you want!

Introduction

If you are a regular reader of JBRish, you know that I collect and enjoy good quotes. I have been a quote collector for more than fifty years. When I was in the classroom, I used quotes to stimulate dialogue at the beginning of my lessons.

I am always searching for that next best quote whether it be from an ancient pundit like Plato, a well-known author like Mark Twain or just someone who managed to capture an idea in a way that I found stimulating, poignant or motivational.


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Steve Jobs is one of the people that I respect and appreciate. I have been a user of Apple Products almost from their inception. Jobs was a rare individual. Certainly he had is flaws, but his vision, drive and legacies far outweigh those human frailties.

I found the quote below in an online article from Inc., Steve Jobs Says There Is 1 Simple Habit That Separates The Doers from The Dreamers (and Leads to Great Success)

The article was in homage to Jobs’ legacy on the anniversary of his death eight years ago.

“Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

The idea is that you need to learn to ask for what you want.

 

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“The best thing I did was choose the right heroes.” — Warren Buffett

“The man whom no one pleases is much more unhappy than the man who pleases no one.” — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.” — Andy Andrews

“Remember this…Popcorn is prepared all in the same pot, in the same heat, in the same oil but they don’t pop at the same time so don’t compare yourself to others. Your time to pop is coming!” — @offdinks on Twitter

 

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“‘Enough’ is a feast.” — Buddhist proverb

“Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” — August Wilson

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” — Anne Sexton

“My daddy always said that a man who walks around with a smile on his face all the time can’t possibly know what’s going on.” — Fred Thompson, former U.S. Senator

 

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“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” — Francis Bacon

“My life has always been like a change jar. It’s full, then it’s empty, then it’s full again, then it’s empty again.” — Svetlana Alexievich

“Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.” — Thomas John Carlisle

“A tumble from the rocks would probably land us in a cactus — and anyone who’s ever tried to tangle with a Teddy Bear cactus knows there’s a whole lot more bear than teddy to it.” — Kevin Hearne

 

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