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Friday, 31 May 2013

Thursday, 30 May 2013

259/365 - The only man (Theodore Roosevelt)


“The only man
 who never makes mistakes
 is the man
 who never does anything.”
 
- Theodore Roosevelt



Wednesday, 29 May 2013

258/365 - Successful people (Brian Tracy)


“Successful people 
are always looking for opportunities 
to help others.

Unsuccessful people
 are always asking, 
"What's in it for me?”

  - Brian Tracy



Tuesday, 28 May 2013

257/365 - The more certain I am (Voltaire)


“The more I read, 
the more I acquire, 
the more certain I am 
that I know nothing.”

  - Voltaire


Monday, 27 May 2013

256/365 - Free time isn't free (Jarod Kintz)


“If you only had 48 hours
 left to live, 
would you spend it 
like you normally
 spend your weekends?

 If not,
 why spend 2/7th of your life 
wasting your free time? 

After all,
 free time isn’t free.

 Free time
 is the most expensive time
 you have, 
because nobody
pays for it but you. 

 But that also makes it
 the most valuable time you have,
 as you alone
 stand to reap the profits
 from spending it wisely.”

  - Jarod Kintz
I Should Have Renamed This


Sunday, 26 May 2013

255/365 - Insatiable curiosity (Oscar Wilde)


“The public 
have an insatiable curiosity
 to know everything,
 except what is worth knowing.”

- Oscar Wilde
The Soul of Man Under Socialism 
and Selected Critical Prose


Saturday, 25 May 2013

254/365 - Makes no difference (Jarod Kintz)


“Whether you live to be 50 
or 100
 makes no difference,
 if you made no difference in the world.”

- Jarod Kintz
   Great Listener Series Mute Women


Friday, 24 May 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013

252/365 - The greatest hazard in life (Leo Buscaglia)


“Risks must be taken 
because the greatest hazard in life
 is to risk nothing.”

  - Leo Buscaglia


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

251/365 - What's a Sundial in the Shade? (Benjamin Franklin)


“Hide not your talents,
 they for use were made,
What's a sundial in the shade?”
 
- Benjamin Franklin


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

250/365 - And knowing why (William Edgar Stafford)


“Wisdom is having things right in your life
and knowing why.”

- William Edgar Stafford



Monday, 20 May 2013

249/365 - Therein lies my honor (Kahlil Gibran)


“I am ignorant 
of absolute truth. 

But I am humble 
before my ignorance
 and therein lies my honor
 and my reward.”

  - Kahlil Gibran


Sunday, 19 May 2013

248/365 - How Necessary (John Keats)


“Do you not see how necessary 
a world of pains and troubles 
is to school an intelligence
 and make it a soul?”

- John Keats
Letters of John Keats



Saturday, 18 May 2013

247/365 - Your sense of Morals (Isaac Asimov)


“Never let your sense of morals 
get in the way 
of doing what's right.”

  - Isaac Asimov


Friday, 17 May 2013

246/365 - One never regrets (Oscar Wilde)


“Nowadays most people die 
of a sort of creeping common sense, 
and discover when it is too late 
that the only things 
one never regrets
 are one's mistakes.”

  - Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray


Thursday, 16 May 2013

245/365 - The Wisest might err (Mahatma Gandhi)


“It is unwise 
to be too sure of one's own wisdom. 

It is healthy
 to be reminded that the strongest
 might weaken 
and the wisest
 might err.”



Tuesday, 14 May 2013

243/365 - To arrive where we started (T.S. Eliot)


“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”

- T.S. Eliot
Four Quartets



Monday, 13 May 2013

242/365 - Never complain, Never Explain (Brian Tracy)


“Never complain,
 never explain.

 Resist the temptation
 to defend yourself
 or make excuses.”

  - Brian Tracy



Sunday, 12 May 2013

241/365 - To see him tried on him (Abraham Lincoln)


“Whenever I hear anyone 
arguing for slavery, 
I feel a strong impulse
 to see it tried on him personally.”

- Abraham Lincoln



Friday, 10 May 2013

239/365 - I shall be able to see (Helen Keller)


“Death is no more than passing 
from one room into another.
 
 But there's a difference for me, 
you know. 
 
Because in that other room
 I shall be able to see.”

  - Helen Keller


Thursday, 9 May 2013

238/365 - Except the one within (Louisa May Alcott)


“I ask not for any crown
But that which all may win;
Nor try to conquer any world
Except the one within.”

  - Louisa May Alcott



Wednesday, 8 May 2013

237/365 - Our only necessities (Oscar Wilde)


“We live in an age 
when unnecessary things 
are our only necessities.”

- Oscar Wilde


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Monday, 6 May 2013

235/365 - Make more Opportunities (Francis Bacon)


“A wise man
 will make more opportunities 
than he finds.”

- Francis Bacon
The Essays


Sunday, 5 May 2013

234/365 - Slipping slowly away beneath you (A.A. Milne)

 
“Sometimes,
 if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge 
and lean over to watch the river
 slipping slowly away beneath you,
 you will suddenly know
 everything there is to be known.”

  - A.A. Milne


Saturday, 4 May 2013

233/365 - Because you have the Freedom (Jarod Kintz)


“Nothing, Everything, 
Anything, Something: 
If you have nothing,
 then you have everything, 
because you have the freedom
 to do anything, 
without the fear 
of losing something.”

  - Jarod Kintz


Friday, 3 May 2013

Thursday, 2 May 2013

231/365 - Only when we have ovecome them (Paulo Coelho)


“There are moments 
when troubles enter our lives 
and we can do nothing to avoid them.

But they are there for a reason. 

Only when we have overcome them 
will we understand why they were there.”

  - Paulo Coelho
The Fifth Mountain


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

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