The Rooted Man

an anthology of lessons learned by men
~ Tuesday, May 28 ~
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“Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. Some lose both and become accepted.”
Charles Bukowski (August 1920 - March 1994)

“Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. Some lose both and become accepted.”

Charles Bukowski (August 1920 - March 1994)


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~ Monday, May 13 ~
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"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race."
H.G. Wells (September 1886 - August 1946)

"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race."

H.G. Wells (September 1886 - August 1946)


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~ Monday, December 17 ~
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 “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 1896- December 1940)

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 1896- December 1940)

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~ Monday, December 10 ~
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“Let me tell you something kid, everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never take the chance, either ‘cause they’re too scared, or because they don’t recognize it when it spits on their shoes. This is your big chance, and you shouldn’t let it go by…”
 Excerpt and picture from The Sandlot, 1993

“Let me tell you something kid, everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never take the chance, either ‘cause they’re too scared, or because they don’t recognize it when it spits on their shoes. This is your big chance, and you shouldn’t let it go by…”

Excerpt and picture from The Sandlot, 1993

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~ Monday, December 3 ~
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“Aristocratic gentlemen in Europe, and sometimes in this country, go out with a couple of friends and try to kill each other with swords or revolvers at twenty paces. Why don’t they settle the question with their fists? There would be no loss of life and it would be equally effective in determining who is the better man.” 
John L. Sullivan (October 1858 - February 1918)
(note: John Sullivan was a bare knuckle boxer and the first American athlete to earn over 1 million dollars)

“Aristocratic gentlemen in Europe, and sometimes in this country, go out with a couple of friends and try to kill each other with swords or revolvers at twenty paces. Why don’t they settle the question with their fists? There would be no loss of life and it would be equally effective in determining who is the better man.”

John L. Sullivan (October 1858 - February 1918)

(note: John Sullivan was a bare knuckle boxer and the first American athlete to earn over 1 million dollars)

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