Dec 31, 2011


"What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful."  - Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama -

Dec 28, 2011


"If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute."  - an old saying -

Dec 22, 2011


"The unexamined life is not worth living."  - Socrates -

Dec 20, 2011


"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."  - Trina Paulus -


"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."  - Nathaniel Hawthorne -

Dec 17, 2011


"Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; Where your treasure is, there is your heart; Where your heart is, there is your happiness."  - Augustine -


"It's what you sow that multiplies, not what you keep in the barn."  - Adrian Rogers -


"It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the find the place where all the beauty came from."  - C.S. Lewis -

Dec 15, 2011


"What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"  - T S Eliot -

Dec 13, 2011


"Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth."  - Sir Isaac Newton -

Dec 12, 2011


"When the heart is full of joy, it always allows its joy to escape. It is like the fountain in the marketplace; whenever it is full it runs away in streams, and so soon as it ceases to overflow, you may be quite sure that it has ceased to be full. The only full heart is the overflowing heart."  - Charles Spurgeon -


"When God wants to punish you, he gives you what you ask for!"  - an old saying - 

Dec 11, 2011


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."  - Jimi Hendrix -

Dec 9, 2011


"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."  - Robert Frost -

Dec 7, 2011


"What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful."  - Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama -

Dec 6, 2011


"Play is the highest form of research."  - Albert Einstein -


"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow."  - John Dewy -


"The only purpose of education is freedom; the only method is experience."  - Leo Tolstoy -

Dec 5, 2011

Power of hoping

"Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. 
But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged."  - G.K. Chesterton -


"To love means loving the unlovable. 
To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. 
Faith means believing the unbelievable. 
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."  - G.K. Chesterton -

Dec 3, 2011


"Make haste slowly"  - Benjamin Franklin -


"Things without all remedy should be without regard; what's done is done."  - Lady Macbeth -

Dec 2, 2011

Spiritual life

"Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of spiritual life."  - Simone Weil -

Nov 22, 2011


"I don't want you to just sit down at the table.
I don't want you to just eat and be content.
I want you to walk out into the fields
Where the water is shining and the rice has risen.
I want you to stand there far from this white tablecloth.
I want you to fill your hands with mud, like a blessing."  - Mary Oliver -

Nov 21, 2011


"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."  - Desmond Tutu -  


"Traveling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world."  - Gustave Flaubert -

Nov 16, 2011


"The only purpose of education is Freedom, the only method is experience" - Leo Tolstoy -

Nov 11, 2011


"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles."  - Niccolo Macchiavelli -

Nov 10, 2011


"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous."  - Margot Fonteyn -

Nov 9, 2011


"Stay far from timid. Only make moves if your heart's in it."  - Notorious B.I.G. -

Nov 4, 2011


"Chance favors the connected mind."  - Steve Johnson -


"Education is not the filling of a pail (bucket), but the lighting of a fire."  - William Butler Yeats -

Nov 3, 2011


"If you want to run fast, run alone; if you want to run far, run together."  - an African proverb -

Nov 2, 2011


"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."  - Virgina Woolf -

Oct 31, 2011


"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is often dressed in overalls and looks like work."  - Thomas Alva Edison -


"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."  - Marcel Proust - 

Oct 28, 2011


"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle."  - Kahlil Gibran -

Oct 27, 2011


"Camels can be loaded with gold but they eat only alfafa."  - an Arabic saying -

(Alfalfa is a flowering plant in the pea family)

Oct 24, 2011


"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you have preferred to talk."  - Doug Larson -


"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."  - Albert Einstein -

Oct 23, 2011


"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."  - Abraham Lincoln -

Oct 17, 2011


"I believe in God as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."  - C. S. Lewis -

Oct 15, 2011


" Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing it is always from the noblest motive."  - Oscar Wilde -

Oct 12, 2011


"Where there is love of humanity there will be love of the profession."  - Hippocrates -

Oct 11, 2011

Let go

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?"  - Mary Manin Morrissey - 

Oct 5, 2011


"When it's over and you look in the mirror, did you do the best that you were capable of? If so, the score does not matter. But if you find that you did your best you were capable of, you will find it to your liking." - John Wooden -

Sep 27, 2011


"You can only come to the morning through the shadows."  - J.R.R. Tolkien -


"Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but 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."  - Sanskrit Proverb -

Sep 26, 2011


"Do a Good Turn Daily." - Slogan of the Boy Scouts -

Sep 24, 2011


"I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe."  - Albert Einstein -

Sep 22, 2011


"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."  - Mark Twain -

Sep 20, 2011


"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."  - Henry Ford -

Sep 15, 2011


"Do not wait; the time will never be just right."  - Napoleon Hill -

Sep 13, 2011


"For a wise person, there is nothing to be called bad.  Any adversity of life provides a step for his growth, provided he knows how to utilize it."  - Sri Budha - 

Sep 9, 2011


"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." - Ayn Rand -

Sep 7, 2011


"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence"  - Abigail Adams -

Sep 1, 2011


"A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world."  - Maurice Chevalier -

Aug 17, 2011


"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."  - Marianne Williamson -

Aug 15, 2011


"You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go." - T.S. Eliot -

Found this at Archetype in Action here.

Jul 19, 2011

Let it come

"Let it come, as it will, and don't be afraid. God does not leave us comfortless, so let evening come."  - Jane Kenyon - 

Jul 15, 2011


"Do not wish evil for others.  Do not speak ill of others.  Do not obstruct anyone's activities."  - Guru Nanak -

Jul 12, 2011

Good morning

What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good on this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?  - J. R. R. Tolkien from The Hobbit -

Jul 11, 2011


"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."  - E.B. White -

Jul 7, 2011


"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."  - Nathaniel Hawthorne -

Jun 29, 2011


"Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will."  - Mahatma Gandhi -

Jun 23, 2011


"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."  - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi -

Jun 13, 2011


"I cannot teach anybody anything.  I can only make them think."  - Socrates -

Jun 8, 2011


"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."  - Albert Schweitzer -

Jun 2, 2011


"I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better."  - Henry David Thoreau -

May 27, 2011


"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple.  But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."  - George Bernard Shaw -

May 24, 2011


"I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish."  - Mother Theresa -


"If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children."  - Confucius -

May 22, 2011


"Everyone is a genius... But if you judge a fish on it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that it is stupid."  - Albert Einstein -


"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." – William Butler Yeats -

May 16, 2011


"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill -

May 13, 2011


"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."  - Henry Ford -

May 11, 2011


"If you want to be a master at anything, study what the masters have done before you. Learn to do what they have done. Have the courage to do it. And, you can be a master just like them."  - Author unknown -


"It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."  - Confucius -

May 10, 2011


"A lot of good things in my life came from half of my mistakes." - Radney Foste, song writer -


"You have to treat your employees like your customers. When you treat them right they will treat your outside customers right."  - Herb Kelleher -

May 7, 2011


"The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn."- Alvin Toffler -

May 2, 2011


"At the end of your life, you are going to want to know that you made some kind of difference."  - Susan Sarandon, actress -

Apr 25, 2011


"Now morning being come, he looked back, not out of desire to return, but to see, by the light of the day, what hazards he had gone through in the dark. So he saw more perfectly the ditch that was on the one hand, and the mire that was on the other; also how narrow the way was which led betwixt them both; also now he saw the hobgoblins, and satyrs, and dragons of the pit, but all afar off, (for after break of day, they came not nigh;) yet they were discovered to him, according to that which is written, 'He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow...' "  - John Bunyan in Pilgrim's Progress -

Apr 22, 2011


"The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."  - Oliver Wendell Holmes -


"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the hel- m."  Henrik Ibsen, Playwright -

Apr 19, 2011


"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?"  - Albert Einstein -

Apr 15, 2011


"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each." - Plato -

Apr 14, 2011


"One of the most beautiful compensations in life is that no man can help another without helping himself."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Apr 11, 2011


"You can have it good, you can have it fast, or you can have it cheap - but you can't have all three."  - An old saying -

Apr 10, 2011


"The weak can never forgive.   Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."  - Mahatma Gandhi -


"God feeds the birds but He doesn't throw it into the nest." - Author unknown -

Apr 9, 2011


"People are either wind in your sails or an anchor on your tail."  - Joe Charbonneau -

Apr 5, 2011


"Knowledge is not skill.  Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill."  - Shinichi Suzuki -

Apr 2, 2011


"Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives."  - Anthony Robbins -

Apr 1, 2011


"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."  - John Wooden -

Mar 27, 2011


"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln -

Mar 26, 2011

To have succeeded

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Mar 25, 2011


"If my life wasn't funny it would just be true and that is unacceptable"  - Carrie Fisher -

Mar 23, 2011

Stand for something

"Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for because unless we stand for something we shall fall for anything"  - Peter Marshall -

Mar 16, 2011


When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
Pray that the road is long,
Full of adventure, full of knowledge.
...The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
The angry Poseidon - do not fear them
You will never find such as these on your path
If your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
Emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
The fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
If you do not carry them within your soul,
If your heart does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
With such pleasure, with such joy
You will enter ports seen for the first time;
Stop at Phoenician markets,
And purchase fine merchandise,
Mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
And sensual perfumes of all kinds,
As many sensual perfumes as you can;
Visit many Egyptian cities,
To learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
And to anchor at the island when you are old,
Rich with all you have gained on the way,
Not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would never have set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
You must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

- Author unknown -

Mar 10, 2011

Going to be all right

How should I not be glad to contemplate
the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window
and a high tide reflected on the ceiling?
There will be dying, there will be dying,
but there is no need to go into that.
The poems flow from the hand unbidden
and the hidden source is the watchful heart.
The sun rises in spite of everything
and the far cities are beautiful and bright.
I lie here in a riot of sunlight
watching the day break and the clouds flying.
Everything is going to be all right.

- Derek Mahon -

Mar 9, 2011


"I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them" - Pablo Picasso -

Feb 28, 2011

Worthwhile work

"Far and away the best prize that Life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."  - Theodore Roosevelt -

Feb 27, 2011

Live - Learn

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever."  - Mahatma Gandhi -

Feb 22, 2011

What we do

"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."
- John Ruskin -

Feb 21, 2011


"When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with.  You may consider yourself fortunate."  - Ann Landers -


Jan 24, 2011

The Serenity Prayer

"God, give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."  - Reinhold Niebuhr -


"Great changes in the destiny of mankind begin in the minds of little children."  - Herbert Read -

Jan 15, 2011


"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."  - Marie Curie -

Jan 9, 2011


"If you organize your life around one of the higher values all the rest will come to you because all the higher values commune with each other".  - Plato -