Oct 29, 2006


"Back of every noble life there are principles that have fashioned it." - George H. Lorimer -

Oct 25, 2006


"I take as my guide the hope of a saint:
in crucial things, unity -
in important things, diversity -
in all things, generosity." - Inaugural address of President George Bush -


“It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in giving.” - Mother Theresa –

Oct 15, 2006


"Nothing happens until something moves." - Albert Einstein -


"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we really need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." - Unknown Author -

Biggest mistake

"The biggest mistake people make in life is NOTmaking a living at doing what they most enjoy." - Malcolm S Forbes -

Oct 9, 2006


"Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying." - Studs Terkel -

Oct 8, 2006


"Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid." - Goethe -

Oct 7, 2006


"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius -

Jul 30, 2006


"Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new." - Ursula K LeGuin -

Jun 17, 2006

Life - what a ride!

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body - but rather a skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘WOW, what a ride!’ " - Anonymous -

Jun 3, 2006


"Be as a stone cast upon the water that the positive influence of your action may extend far beyond the power of a mere pebble in the hand of a man." - Author unknown -

May 30, 2006

Half awake

"Compared to what we ought to be - we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the things broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses powers of various sorts which he habitually fails to use!" - William James -

May 24, 2006


"Be as a stone cast upon the water that the positive influence of your action may extend far beyond the power of a mere pebble in the hand of a man." - Author unknown -

May 23, 2006


"Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid." - Goethe -

May 20, 2006

Your heart

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius -

May 18, 2006


"The value of a single day of life exceeds all other treasures." - Nichern -

May 17, 2006

Delight in work

"Why delight in work? Fundamentally, I suppose, because there is a sense of relief and pleasure in getting something done - a satisfaction not unlike that which a hen enjoys on laying an egg." - H.L. Mencken -

May 15, 2006

Your own Bible

"Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your reading have been to you like a blast of triumph Shakespeare, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul." - Emerson -

May 13, 2006

Slow dance

"Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
’Cause you never had time
To call and say,"Hi"
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over."

- Anonymous -

Thanks Ramya for sharing this with us.

May 7, 2006


"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee -


A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a months study of books.  - A chinese proverb -

Apr 13, 2006


"Nobody gives you power; you just take it."  - Tom Peters -

Apr 12, 2006


“We are all worms.  But I do believe that I am a glow-worm.”  - Winston Churchill –

Source: tompeters.com   

A god within

“The Greeks bequeathed to us one of the most beautiful words in our language - the word

‘enthusiasm’- en theos - a god within.  The grandeur of human actions is measured by the

inspiration from which they spring.  Happy is he who bears a god within, and who obeys it.” - Louis Pasteur

Source: tompeters.com


Apr 7, 2006


"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there."  - Indira Gandhi -

Apr 6, 2006

Who is right or wrong?

An old man, a little boy, and a donkey were heading towards a faraway city. As they started off on their journey, after awhile, both the old man and the little boy got tired. So they both rode on the donkey at the same time.

As they passed the first village, people were looking at them with consternation, whispering to each other, "Look at how cruel that man and boy is, both riding the poor donkey, how tired that donkey must be". The old man felt ashamed, so he got down from the donkey and let the little boy ride on the donkey.

As they passed the second village, people were looking at them angrily, whispering to each other, "Look how disrespectful that boy is, riding on the donkey while the poor old man walked all this way on his own tired feet". Not wanting people to think ill of the little boy, the old man trade places, so that he rode on the donkey while the little boy walked on foot.

As they passed the third village, people were looking at them and frowned, whispering to each other, "Look how irresponsible that old man is, riding on the donkey while the poor little boy walked all this way on his tired little feet". Having gotten enough of the villagers' criticisms, both the old man and the little boy walked on their own, with their donkey following behind them.

Their walk was long, their shoes became torn and worn, their clothes dusty and dirty. Both looked very tired and are about to pass out at any moment. When they finally reached the city, people were looking and laughing at them and smirking, whispering to each other, "Look at the two foolish beggars, they have a donkey and yet do not ride it..instead of riding the donkey to save themselves some energy, they are suffering because of their foolishness."
Source:  Dennis at flexitarian.blogspot.com

Mar 20, 2006


"Man must rise above the Earth - to the top of the atmosphere and beyond - for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives."  - Socrates

Thanks Sriram for sharing this.

Mar 19, 2006


“Execution is a  systematic process  of rigorously  discussing hows and whats, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability.” 

Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan/ Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done; Source: tompeters.com -

Mar 3, 2006

Do or do not

Do, or do not. There is no try.  - Yoda -


A question to ponder about

Have you invested as much this year in your career as in your car?

Feb 28, 2006


To those who have not yet succeeded

Lord, I will try again, he said,

Though all hells devil tear,

This time I will not be afraid

And what is sent I will dare.

He set his face against the slope

Until he topped the brae;

Courage had healed his fear, and hope

Had put his shame away.

- John Masefield -

Jan 19, 2006


"Coming together is a beginning
Keeping together is progress
Working together is success."

- Henry Ford -

Jan 16, 2006

New eyes

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Proust -

Jan 14, 2006

Clean world

"Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean." - Goethe -


You don't get to choose how you're going to die; or when. You can only decide how you're going to live; NOW. - Joan Baez -

Jan 12, 2006


"The fastest way to pass your own expectations is to add passion to your labour." - Mike Litman -

Jan 5, 2006

Time to enjoy life

"I don't know whether my life has been a success or a failure. But not having any anxiety about becoming one instead of the other, and just taking things as they come along, I've had a lot of extra time to enjoy life." - Harpo Marx -

Salutation to the Dawn!

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of people
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow only a vision
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.
- Kalidasa, Indian Poet -

Jan 4, 2006

Don't quit

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit -
Rest, if you must, but don't quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out---
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."

- Author unknown -


"There is only one boss. The customer! And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money elsewhere." - Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart -

Next year

"A year from now you may wish you had started today." - Karen Lamb -


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

Thanks Mireille for sharing this at tompeters.com.

Jan 2, 2006

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings


Thank you Charles Mangahas for sharing these inspiring words.

Happy New Year 2006!

It is time to say goodbye to 2005 and welcome the auspicious 2006.

Recipe For A Happy New Year
Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or
thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience, one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation,
and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a cupful of good humor.
Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
and cheerfulness.
You're bound to have a happy new year.
- Author unknown -
A brand new year 2006 is here... Open your heart and be of good cheer... A year full of promise and good things to come... In your list of resolutions, let good deeds be one... Help one another and give of your love... for that will be pleasing to the God above. Happy new year my friend.