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Shepherds of the wilderness, wretched things of shame, mere bellies, we know how to speak many false things as though they were true; but we know, when we will, to utter true things.

--The Muses of Olympus [Hesiod's Theogony]

An iguana

Atomic Iguana is the official Keeper of the Biscuits smiley - Unfortunatly I don't have any just now.

atomic iguana
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Do not believe anything
because it is said by an authority,
or if it is said to come from angels,
or from Gods,
or from an inspired source.

Believe it only if you have explored it
in your own heart
and mind and body
and found it to be true.

Work out your own path,
through diligence.
-- Gautama Buddha

This is from one of the earliest surviving books, good advice for anyone visiting the Forumsmiley -

If you meet an opponent in his moment
A director of heart who is superior to you,
bend your arms and bow;
do not take up your heart against him,
for he will not be swayed for you.
You can belittle bad speaking
by not clashing with him in his moment;
it will mean he is called a fool,
when your self-restraint has subdued his excess.

If you meet an opponent in his moment
Your equal, a man from your levels,
silence is how you establish your superiority over him,
while he is bad mouthing,
greatly to the disgust of the assessors,
and your name is the good one in the mind of the officials.

If you meet an opponent in his moment
Who is a poor man, and not your equal,
do not vent your hear on him by his wretchedness.
Put him on land for him to oppose himself.
Do not pour out your heart at the man facing you.
The demolition of a wretched heart is a difficult matter.
What you wish will be done;
beat him with the hostility of the officials.

--ascribed to Ptah Hotep, perhaps around 2000BC


I did a search for "iguana" on hootoo, and found this page at the top of the search results list. So I suppose I should say something about iguanas here. smiley -

Iguanas are smiley -

I'm also thinking about joining the Procrastinators Societysmiley -


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