Aug 13, 2013


"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."  - Abraham Lincoln -

Jun 6, 2013


"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong.  Because someday in life you will have been all these."  - George Washington Carver -

Jun 5, 2013


"Doesn't matter what you do, or how you do it, your neighbors are going to talk about you anyway."  - Felder Rushing -

May 14, 2013


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

May 13, 2013


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

May 5, 2013


"You have to take what people think is wrong or even foolish and make the breakthroughs of tomorrow." – John Kheir, MD -

May 3, 2013


"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill -

May 2, 2013


"We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal."  - Robert Brault -

Apr 28, 2013


"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."  - Elizabeth Lawrence -

Apr 27, 2013


"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."  - Henrik Ibsen -

Apr 25, 2013


"An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions."  - Napoleon Bonaparte -


"If you feel that you are indispensable, put your fingers in a glass of water, withdraw it, and note the hole you have left."  - Author unknown -

Apr 22, 2013


"Develop success from failures.  Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." - Dale Carnegie -

Apr 20, 2013


"Experience is pure gold. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want."  - Ann Landers -

Apr 19, 2013

Gift back

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."  - Leo Buscaglia -

Apr 16, 2013


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

Apr 14, 2013


"What is there beyond knowing that keeps
calling to me?  I can't
turn in any direction
but it's there.  I don't mean
the leaves' grip and shine or even the thrush's
silk song, but the far-off
fires, for example,
of the stars, heaven's slowly turning
theater of light, or the wind
playful with its breath;
or time that's always rushing forward,
or standing still
in the same — what shall I say –

What I know
I could put into a pack
as if it were bread and cheese, and carry it
on one shoulder,
important and honorable, but so small!
While everything else continues, unexplained
and unexplainable.
….mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathing in and out…

- Mary Oliver from "What is there beyond knowing" -

Apr 13, 2013


"Mastery is not a function of I.Q. or natural talent or wealthy parents who can send you to the best school, but rather the result of going through a learning process, fueled by the desire to grow and the persistence to push past any obstacles."  — Robert Greene -

Apr 10, 2013


"Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are."  - Jose Ortega y Gasset -

Apr 9, 2013


"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory."  - F. Scott Fitzgerald -

Apr 7, 2013


"The dust motes float
and swerve in the sunbeam,
as lively as worlds,
and I remember my brother
when we were boys:
"We may be living on an atom
in somebody's wallpaper."  - Wendell Berry "Dust" -

Apr 6, 2013


"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost more than 300 games, and 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Throughout my life and career I've failed and failed and failed again. And, that's why I succeed." -  Michael Jordan -

Apr 5, 2013


"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." - Henry Ford -


"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."  - Peter Drucker -

Apr 4, 2013

Present moment

"This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing."  - Master Yoda -

Apr 3, 2013


"No matter how hard you pursue pleasure and success, there are times when you fail. No matter how fast you flee, there are times when pain catches up with you. And in between those times, life is so boring you could scream. Our minds are full of opinions and criticisms. We have built walls all around ourselves and we are trapped within the prison of our own likes and dislikes. We suffer."  - Mahathera -


"Most of the trouble in this world is caused by people wanting to be important".  - T.S. Eliot -

Apr 2, 2013


"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."  - a Buddhist proverb -

Mar 31, 2013


"Thousands have lived without love, not one without water" - W.H. Auden -


"Trust yourself to do what you really feel like doing, and what you feel like doing will change. Don't, and it will plague you."  - David Allen -


"I said to my mind, be still, and wait without hope

For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; yet there is faith
But the faith and the hope and the love are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be light, and the stillness the dancing.  - T. S. Eliot, from "East Coker"  The Four Quartets -

Mar 30, 2013


"I do things I do not know how to do in order to learn how to do them."  - Picasso -


"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."  - Wayne Gretzky -

Mar 29, 2013


"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not."  - Dr. Seuss -


"In a hunting society, children play with bows and arrows. In an information society, children play with information"  - Henry Jenkins -

Mar 19, 2013


"Someone I loved once gave me
A box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
That this, too, was a gift."  - Mary Oliver, "The Uses of Sorrow"-

Mar 17, 2013


"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way." - E. M. Forster -

Mar 16, 2013


"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."  - Kahlil Gibran -

Mar 15, 2013


"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."  - Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger -.


"Before you go to bed, give your troubles to God...He'll be up all night anyway."  - Mary C. Crowley -

Mar 11, 2013


"This is the wilderness time,
 when every path is obscure
 and thorns have grown around the words of hope.
This is the time of stone, not bread,
 when even the sunrise feels uncertain
 and everything tastes of bitterness.
This is the time of ashes and dust,
 when darkness clothes our dreams
 and no star shines a guiding light.
This is the time of treading life,
 waiting for the swells to subside and for the chaos to clear.
Be the wings of our strength, O God,
 in this time of wilderness waiting."

 – Keri Wehlander from "600 Blessings and Prayers from around the world" compiled by Geoffrey Duncan -


"The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise." - Peter O'Toole -

Mar 6, 2013


"I alternate between thinking of the planet as home
 - dear and familiar stone hearth and garden -
 and as a hard land of exile in which we are all sojourners."  -  Annie Dillard from Teaching a Stone To Talk -

Feb 24, 2013


"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr. -

Feb 23, 2013


"If you are not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."  - Sir Ken Robinson -

Feb 22, 2013


"Experiencing the present purely is being emptied and hollow;
you catch grace as a man fills his cup under a waterfall."  - Annie Dillard -

Feb 20, 2013


"Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have."  - Rabbi H. Schachtel -

Feb 14, 2013


"Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."  - Edmund Burke -


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."  - Winston Churchill -

Feb 13, 2013


"A book is like a garden carried in your pocket."  - Chinese Proverb -

Feb 12, 2013


"A good night sleep, or a ten minute bawl, or a pint of chocolate ice cream, or all three together, is good medicine."  - Ray Bradbury -

Feb 11, 2013


"If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?"  - G.K. Chesterton -

Feb 8, 2013


"I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred."  - Tom Robbins -

Feb 4, 2013

Poet enough

"If your everyday life seems poor to you, do not accuse it; accuse yourself, tell yourself you are not poet enough to summon up its riches; since for the creator there is no poverty and no poor or unimportant place."  - Rainer Maria Rilke -

Jan 31, 2013


"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."  - Annie Dillard -

Jan 30, 2013


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  - Maya Angelou -

Jan 20, 2013


"If you want to love what you do, abandon the passion mindset ("what can the world offer me?") and instead adopt the craftsman mindset ("what can I offer the world?")."  - Cal Newport -

Jan 18, 2013


"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem." - Martin Luther King -


"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."  - James Baldwin -

Jan 15, 2013


"And so you have a life that you are living only now, now and now and now, gone before you can speak of it, and you must be thankful for living day by day, moment by moment … a life in the breath and pulse and living light of the present…"  - Wendell Berry -

Jan 14, 2013


"Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning."  - Barbara Kingsolver -


"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you are right."  – Henry Ford -

Jan 13, 2013


"Knowledge is learning something every day.  Wisdom is letting go of something every day."  - a Zen proverb -
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"Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity."  - Charles Spurgeon -

Jan 9, 2013


"The future's already here. It's just not evenly distributed yet."  - William Gibson -


"I sit beside the fire and think
 Of all that I have seen
 Of meadow flowers and butterflies
 In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
 In autumns that there were
 With morning mist and silver sun
 And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
 Of how the world will be
 When winter comes without a spring
 That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
 That I have never seen
 In every wood in every spring
 There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
 Of people long ago
 And people that will see a world
 That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
 Of times there were before
 I listen for returning feet
 And voices at the door."
- J.R.R. Tolkien -

Jan 5, 2013


"Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do."  - Steve Farber -

Jan 4, 2013


"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."  - Socrates -


"Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff!"  - Dr. Seuss -


"Individually, we are one drop.  Together, we are an ocean."  - Ryunosuke Sataro -


"There are no wrong turnings.  Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk."  - Devin di Tigana -

Jan 3, 2013


"As long as one keeps searching, the answers come."  - Joan Baez -

Jan 2, 2013


"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."  - J.R.R. Tolkien -

New year

"The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul." - G.K. Chesterton -