Dec 27, 2012


" Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind."  - Leonardo da Vinci -

Dec 26, 2012


Have patience.  "He who can have patience can have what he will."  - Author unknown -


"When a man realizes he can call others in to help him do a job better than he can do alone, he has taken a big step in his life."  - Andrew Carnegie -

Dec 25, 2012


"Does thou love life, then do not squander time,
For that is the stuff that life is made of."  - Sir Walter Scott -


"Singleness of purpose is one of the
chief essentials for success in life."  - John D. Rockefeller, Jr. -


"I call that man idle
who might be better employed."  - Socrates -


"but they shortly found out
That the Captain they
Trusted so well
Had only one notion for
Crossing the ocean
And that was to tingle his Bell."  - Lewis Carroll, in The Hunting of the Snark -


"To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life."  - T.S. Eliot -


"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."  - Oprah Winfrey -

Dec 23, 2012


"You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all of the time."  - Author unknown -

Dec 21, 2012


"A yawn may not be polite, but at least it is an honest opinion."  - Voltaire -

Dec 17, 2012


"The best explanation is the simplest one."  - Occam's Razor -

Dec 12, 2012

As usual

"If you want to succeed in business, avoid "business as usual."  - Author unknown -

Dec 10, 2012


"Leap and the net will appear." - John Burroughs -

Nov 12, 2012


"Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress."  - Mahatma Gandhi -

Nov 9, 2012


"Wherever you are today, reclaim your power in it.  Make your situation better by repairing broken relationships, building more respect, finding your voice, growing your skills, and becoming more competent."  - Kathy Caprino -

Nov 6, 2012


"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."  - Albert Einstein -


"A soldier will give you his life for a bit of colored ribbon."  - Napoleon -

Small things

"You've got to think about the big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."  - Alvin Toffler -

Nov 4, 2012


"The swan, like the soul of the poet,
By the dull world is ill understood."  - Heinrich Heine -

Nov 2, 2012

Let it go

"To live in this world

You must be able
To do three things:
To love what is mortal;
To hold it

Against your bones knowing
Your own life depends on it;
And, when the time comes to let it go,
To let it go."  - Mary Oliver -

Nov 1, 2012


"I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck."  - Annie Dillard -

Oct 15, 2012


"To find yourself, think for yourself."  - Socrates -

Oct 14, 2012


"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."  - Albert Einstein -

Oct 10, 2012


"The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."  - Blaise Pascal -

Oct 5, 2012


 "You will become like the five people you associate with the most - this can be either a blessing or a curse." - Billy Cox -

Oct 4, 2012


"A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage."  - Robert S. McNamara -


"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."  - Churchill -


"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble."  - Helen Keller -

Oct 2, 2012


"Resolved, never to do anything which I would be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life."  - Jonathan Edwards -

Sep 30, 2012


"Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!."  - William Wordsworth -

Sep 27, 2012


"Be curious always!  For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it."  - Sudie Back -


"I want it now, Daddy"

Sep 24, 2012


"A man watches his pear-tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!"  - Abraham Lincoln -


"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive at where we started
And know the place for the first time."  - T. S. Eliot -


"Many things can wait. Children cannot. Today their bones are being formed, their blood is being made, their senses are being developed. To them we cannot say "tomorrow." Their name is today."  - Gabriela Mistral, a Chilean teacher -

Sep 18, 2012


"There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"  - Colin Powell -

Sep 16, 2012


"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."  - Henry Miller -

Sep 15, 2012


"There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there."  - G. K. Chesterton -

Sep 14, 2012


"To seldom speak is the essence of nature. Why the winds and storm do not last whole day? Because the earth that manifests the winds and storm is constantly changing."  - Laozi Tao Te Chin, 4th Century BC -


"We learn together in teams. This involves a shift from a spirit of advocacy to a spirit of enquiry.  - Peter Senge -


"The best camera is the one that's with you."  - Chase Jarvis -

Sep 13, 2012


"Those who cast the votes decide nothing.  Those who count the votes decide everything."  - Joseph Stalin -

Sep 5, 2012


"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."  - Benjamin Franklin -

Friends, happy teachers day!

Sep 4, 2012


"You don't know what you got till it's gone."  - Joni Mitchell from They Paved Paradise -


"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't."  - Blaise Pascal -

Aug 16, 2012


"Aspire to decency.  Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail ­ as you surely will, adjust your lives, not the standards."  - Ted Koppel -

Be simple

"I will bow and be simple
I will bow and be free
I will bow and be humble
Yea, bow like the willow tree

I will bow, this is the token
I will wear the easy yoke
I will bow and be broken
Yea, I'll fall upon the rock."  - a Skaker Hymn, 1840s-


"Life is too short to work at a boring company."  - Author unknown -

Aug 15, 2012


"Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Aug 12, 2012


"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable."  - George Bernard Shaw -

Aug 10, 2012


"What I can not create, I do not understand."  - Richard Feynman -

Aug 1, 2012


"Measure twice, cut once."   - A wise carpenter - 

Jul 19, 2012


"Walk around feeling like a leaf.  Know you could tumble any second.  Then decide what to do with your time."  - Naomi Shihab Nye -


"I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread."  - J R R Tolkien -

Jul 16, 2012


"Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not."  - Neil deGrasse -

Jul 12, 2012


"The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation."  - Bertrand Russell -

Live for

"If you want to identify me, 
ask me not where I live, 
or what I like to eat, 
or how I comb my hair, 
but ask me what I am living for, 
in detail, 
ask me what I think is keeping me 
from living fully 
for the thing I want to live for."  - Thomas Merton -

Jul 11, 2012


"Action is the foundational key to all success."  - Pablo Picasso -


"Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations."  - Faith Baldwin -


"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Jul 7, 2012


"Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed."  - Blaise Pascal -

Jul 6, 2012


"Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage, it can be delightful. - George Bernard Shaw -


"Life is like a ten speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use."  - Charles M. Schultz -

Jul 4, 2012


"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty."  - Henry Ford -

Jun 26, 2012


"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."  - Kathleen Norris -

Jun 25, 2012


"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened."  - Lao Tzu -

Jun 21, 2012


"There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation.  The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."  - Will Rogers -

May 29, 2012


"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it."  - MK Gandhi -


"Authority, power or wealth do not change a man, they only reveal him."  - Imam Ali -

May 20, 2012


"We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God."  - Dietrich Bonhoeffer -

May 19, 2012


"There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, every one of them sufficient."  - Marilynne Robinson -

May 8, 2012


"Last forever!' Who has n't prayed that prayer? You were lucky to get it in the first place. The present is a freely given canvas. That it is constantly being ripped apart and washed downstream goes without saying."  - Annie Dillard -

May 6, 2012


"Morning without you is a dwindled dawn."  - Emily Dickinson -


"Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight of the deep-blue sky, and the clustering stars above seem to impart a quiet to the mind."  - Jonathan Edwards -

May 4, 2012

Do it

"The realms of time are narrow,
Neither is yesterday important,
Nor is tomorrow.
Do it today, at this instant,
Or you will come to sorrow -
For time is something you can't
Beg, steal or borrow."  - Author unknown -

May 1, 2012


"You need not do anything.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, just wait.
You need not even wait,
just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.
And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.
It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Franz Kafka -

Apr 11, 2012


"Do not go where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Mar 29, 2012


"The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal."  - C.S. Lewis -

Mar 28, 2012


"Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself."  - C.S. Lewis -


"Every spirit builds itself a house,
and beyond its house a world,
and beyond its world a heaven."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Mar 22, 2012


"Watch your thoughts; they become words
Watch your words; they become actions
Watch your actions; they become habits
Watch your habits; they become character
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny"  - Frank Outlaw -

Mar 19, 2012


"I'm not sure God wants us to be happy. I think he wants us to love, and be loved. But we are like children, thinking our toys will make us happy and the whole world is our nursery. Something must drive us out of that nursery and into the lives of others, and that something is suffering."  - C. S. Lewis -

Mar 7, 2012


"If you don't underestimate me, I won't underestimate you."  - Bob Dylan -

Mar 3, 2012


"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them."  - Robert R. Updegraff -


"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."  - Albert Einstein -


"Laugh till you weep. Weep till there's nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end it's all one."  - Frederick Buechner -

Feb 29, 2012


"If failure is not an option, neither is success. Innovation is just repeated failure til you come up with something that works."  - Seth Godin -

Feb 26, 2012


"The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side."  - G.K. Chesterton -

Jan 23, 2012


"What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind."  - Cleveland Amory -

Jan 22, 2012


"The primary purpose of life is in being in the 'NOW'".  - Eckhart Tolle -

Jan 21, 2012


"Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." - Nikos Kazantzakis -


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."  - William James -


"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."  - Martin Luther King Jr. -

Jan 20, 2012


"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."  - Henry Ford -

Jan 19, 2012


"…good things happen to the human spirit when it is left alone."  - John Taylor Gatto -


"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."  - Albert Einstein -


"Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold."  - Joseph Chilton Pearce -


"Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself." — John Dewey -

Jan 16, 2012


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -


"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."  - Martin Luther King, Jr. -


"On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right."  -  Martin Luther King, Jr. -


"Spring seems far off, impossible, but it is coming. Already there is dusk instead of darkness at five in the afternoon; already hope is stirring at the edges of the day."  - Kathleen Norris -

Jan 13, 2012


"Little drops of water wear down big stones."  - Russian Proverb -

Jan 12, 2012


"When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers."  - an African proverb -

Jan 11, 2012


"You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person.  The seed is already there.  A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow."  Thich Nhat Hanh -

Jan 8, 2012


"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."  - Albert Einstein -

Jan 6, 2012


"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity."  - Mahatma Gandhi -


"Quality means doing it right when no one else is looking."  - Henry Ford -

Jan 5, 2012


"Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries."  - Blaise Pascal -

Jan 4, 2012


"There is no harm in doubt and skepticism; for it is through these that new discoveries are made."  - Richard Feynman -

Jan 3, 2012


"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."  - Albert Einstein -

Jan 2, 2012

Positive Difference

"Success cannot be measured in wealth, fame or power, but by whether you have made a positive difference for others."  - Richard Branson -