Dec 21, 2008


"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -

Oct 25, 2008


"In the pursuit of quality, there is no substitute for knowledge.” - Deming -


"We have met the enemy, and he is us." - Pogo -


“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself” - Leo Tolstoy -

Oct 15, 2008


"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates -

Oct 2, 2008

Today.. now!

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

Sep 19, 2008

Fail greatly

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - JFK -

Sep 10, 2008

Bare feet

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." - Kahlil Gibran -

Aug 31, 2008


"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity." - Albert Einstein -


"So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours." - Ralph Waldo Emerson -


"The art of being wise is knowing where to overlook." - William James -

Yellow Ribbon

"No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon." - Napoleon -

Yellow Ribbon

"No amount of money will induce someone to lay down their life, but they will gladly do so for a bit of yellow ribbon." - Napoleon -

A part of the main

"No man is an island entire of himself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main..." - John Donne -

Aug 29, 2008


"If I can see much farther, it's because I am standing on the shoulders of giants." - Sir Isaac Newton -

Design future

"The best way to predict the future is to help design it." - Peter Drucker -

Aug 28, 2008


"The definition of insanity is doing something the same way... while expecting a different result." - Albert Einstein -

Doing right things

"People and their managers are working so hard to be sure things are done right, that they have hardly have time to decide if they are doing the right things." - Steven Covey -

To be

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot -

Aug 25, 2008


"Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin -


"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan -


"The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you." - William Jennings Bryan -


Time is
Too slow for those who want,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is not.
- Henry Van Dyke -


"Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong." - Zen proverb -

Aug 23, 2008

Potter and Clay

"There was a couple who used to go to England to shop in the beautiful stores. They both liked antiques and pottery and especially teacups. This was their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. One day in this beautiful shop they saw a beautiful teacup. They said, "May we see that? We've never seen one quite so beautiful." As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke.

"You don't understand," it said. "I haven't always been a teacup. There was a time when I was red and I was clay. "My master took me and rolled me and patted me over and over and I yelled out, "let me alone", but he only smiled, "Not yet."

"Then I was placed on a spinning wheel," the teacup said, "and suddenly I was spun around and around and around. Stop it! I'm getting dizzy!" I screamed. But the master only nodded and said, 'Not yet”.

Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me, and I yelled and knocked at the door. I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as He shook his head, "Not yet”.

Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. "There, that's better," I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. "Stop it, stop it!" I cried. He only nodded, "Not yet."

Then suddenly he put me back into the oven, not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried. All the time I could see him through the opening nodding his head saying, "Not yet."

Then I knew there wasn't any hope. I would never make it. I was ready to give up. But the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later he handed me a mirror and said, "Look at yourself." And I did. I said, "That's not me; that couldn't be me. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful.”
"I want you to remember, then," he said, "I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I had left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked.

I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened; you would not have had any color in your life. And if I hadn't put you back in that second oven, you wouldn't survive for very long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are a finished product. You are what I had in mind when I first began with you."

Jun 30, 2008

Do something wonderful

"Don't be encumbered by history, just go out and do something wonderful." - Robert Noyce -


"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." - Anonymous -

Jun 27, 2008

Do your best

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
Splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived,
makes every yesterday a
dream of happiness
And tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

- Kalidasa in Shakuntalam -

Jun 20, 2008


"You better live every day like it's your last because one day you're going to be right." - Ray Charles -


"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - George S. Patton US general (1885 - 1945) -


"Life is what happens while we’re busy making other plans." - John Lennon -


"A problem well described is half solved." - John Dewey -

Jun 17, 2008


"If you want to build a boat, do not instruct the men to saw wood, stitch the sails, prepare the tools and organize the work, but make them long for setting sail and travel to distant lands." - Antoine De Saint Exupery -

Pull and Push

"Pull the string, and it will follow whereever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all." - Dwight D. Eisenhower -


"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." - Chinese Proverb -


"It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains." - Thomas Huxley -


"It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains." - Thomas Huxley -


"One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity." - Bruce Lee -


"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein -

May 31, 2008


"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln -

May 21, 2008


“Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” - Gen. Colin Powell -

May 17, 2008


"I do not want a kingdom, or heaven; what I want is to remove the trouble of the oppressed, the poor, and the needy." - Mahatma Gandhi -

May 14, 2008


“He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both.” - Francis Bacon -

May 10, 2008


"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X -

Apr 22, 2008


"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." - C S Lewis -

Apr 19, 2008


"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." - Benjamin Disraeli -


"The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live." - Norman Cousins -

Feb 20, 2008

The one who hinders your growth!

“One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big notice on the door on which was written: 'Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym'.

In the beginning, they all got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they started getting curious to know who was that man who hindered the growth of his colleagues and the company itself. The excitement in the gym was such that security agents were ordered to control the crowd within the room.

The more people reached the coffin, the more the excitement heated up. Everyone thought: 'Who is this guy who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he died!'. One by one the thrilled employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood nearby the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see himself.

There was also a sign next to the mirror that said: ‘There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU’.

You are the only person who can revolutionize your life.
You are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success.
You are the only person who can help yourself.
Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your partner changes, when your company changes.
Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life.

'The most important relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself'” - Author unknown -