Monday, August 31, 2015

August 2015

"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal" - Paulo Coelho

"The mind is its own place, and itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven" ~ Milton

"There are no facts, only interpretations!" --Nietzsche

I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all - Coco Chanel

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

They laugh at me because I am different;
I laugh at them because they are all the same. -- Kurt Cobain

Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, 
...that's why it is so complicated. —Paul Rand

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life - Churchill

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. -Edgar Guest, poet (20 Aug 1881-1959)

Graveyards are full of indispensable men. ~Charles de Gaulle

Friday, July 10, 2015

June 2015

"The sharpness of the sword is not in the edge of the blade, but in the hand of the warrior."- Martin Aquino

“Happiness is not a's a by-product of a life well lived.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Our growth depends not on how many experiences we devour, but on how many we digest. -- Ralph Sockman

Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control. And some things are not. -- Epictetus


Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 2015

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
~ Ben Okri

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. -- Napoleon Hill

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need - Gibran

To the barefoot man, happiness is a pair of shoes.
The man with old shoes, it's a pair of new shoes.
To the man with new shoes, its more stylish shoes.
And of course, the fellow with no feet would be happy to be barefoot.
Measure your life by what you have, not by what you don't.
- Michael Josephson

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but Imagination!" -Albert Einstein

You often hear in chess and other sports that “this player is more talented” but “that player works harder.” This is a fallacy. Hard work is a talent. The ability to keep trying when others quit is a talent. And hard work is never wasted.
~ Garry Kasparov

Tell me and I forget;
Teach me and I remember;
Involve me and I learn. ~~ Ben Franklin

Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships. -Ruskin Bond, author (b. 19 May 1934)

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.  ~ Dalai Lama

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
~ Maya Angelou

"Science may have found a cure for mos evils; but it has no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings." -- Helen Keller

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.  ~ Francis of Assisi

"Take up one idea. make that idea your life. Think of it. Dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. -- Swami Vivekananda

"The quality of success you will experience in your life ultimately depends upon the tiny choices you make every minute of every hour or every day." -- Robin Sharma

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts -- Albert Einstein
You can't improve what you cannot measure -- W. Edwards Deming

One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do things you've always wanted. Do it now. -- Paulo Coelho

The closer you get to excellence in your life, the more friends you'll lose. People love you when you're average because it makes them comfortable. But when you pursue greatness it makes people uncomfortable. Be prepared to lose some people on your journey. -- Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” ~Pearl S. Buck

It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. -Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate (11 May 1918-1988)

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (7 May 1861-1941)

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with their song still in them.”  Henry David Thoreau

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that our aim is too low and we reach it -- Michaelangelo

A teacher who is attempting to teach, without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron. -Horace Mann, educational reformer (4 May 1796-1859)

"It's impossibe," said pride.
"It's risky," said experience.
"It's pointless," said reason.
"Give it a try," said the heart -- Unknown :-)

"Working hard for something that we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion" -- Anon

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

April 2015

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f#^k on - Tupac Shakur

"In order to succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure!" -- Bill Cosby

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself. -- H. Firestone.

"The way to work with a bully is to take the ball & go home. First time, every time. When there's no ball, there's no game. Bullies hate that. So they'll either behave so they can play with you or they'll go bully someone else". Seth Godin

Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count. -- Albert Einstein

Never lend books -- nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. -Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (16 Apr 1844-1924)

The mark of our ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. -- Richard Bach

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit -- Aristotle

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott, writer (b. 10 Apr 1954)

What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. -Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist (13 Apr 1949-2011)

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right. - Henry Ford

More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. -- Charles Chaplin

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. -- Steve Jobs

Boredom is the awareness of time passing -- Heidegger

Everyone succumbs to finitude.... The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present. Money, status, all the vanities the preacher of Ecclesiastes described, hold so little interest: a chasing after wind, indeed. - Paul Kalanithi in WP - Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015