Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Wednesday, May 29, 2002

"I've always been a sucker for attention." - Cuba Gooding, Jr.

"To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground." - Stephen R. Covey

"Brains, like hearts, go where they're appreciated." - Robert McNamara

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

"Conscience and self-love, if we understand our true happiness, always lead us the same way." - Joseph Butler

"The love of one's country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border?" - Pablo Casals

Friday, May 24, 2002

"Today a new sun arises for me." - Anne De Lenclos

"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"How we spend our days is how we spend our lives." - Annie Dilliard

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Hallelujah!:Permalinks to Blog*Spot posts work!

For those of you who may not understand, every time I refer to a specific post from a weblog hosted by Blog*Spot (one of mine or someone else's), the link would get messed up by being directed to a link with a '?' in it. The result was often that you would get the main archive page that had the post on it, but you would also need to search for the post within that page. Now, apparently, the links work the way they were intended to, by getting you directly to the post you were looking for.


Friday, May 17, 2002

  • The six most important words: "I admit that I was wrong."
  • The five most important words: "You did a great job."
  • The four most important words: "What do you think?"
  • The three most important words: "Could you, please?"
  • The two most important words: "Thank you."
  • The most important word: "We."
  • The least important word: "I."
-- Bill Marriott Jr., CEO of Marriott Hotels International

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." - Joel Barker

"I didn't sell products. I sold myself." - Mark McCormack

"Do good and you will never regret it." - R.E. Littlejohn

"I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist." - Paul Harvey

"We all have inconveniences of one kind or another. How you deal with them ultimately determines how successful you are." - Craig McFarlane

"Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You will succeed if you persevere, and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles." - Helen Keller

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results." - James Lane Allen

"If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do to achieve the same results." - Anthony Robbins

"We are each other's harvest... we are each other's magnitude and bond." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin

"Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun." - Ruth Westheimer

"Cheerfullness is among the most laudable virtues. It is good for your mind; it is good for your health. It helps you win success." - B.C. Forbes

"You have control over three things: What you think, what you say, and how you behave." - Sonya Friedman

"Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't." - Peter Scotese

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

"Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet." - Mary Catherwood

"Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment." - Ralph Marston

"Listening is the art by which we use empathy to reach across the space between us. Passive attention doesn't work." - Michael P. Nichols

"Live your life so that your children can tell their children that you not only stand for something wonderful---you acted upon it." - Dan Zadra

"The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us." - Marianne Williamson

"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do." - Kathleen Windsor

"Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose - Leo Buscaglia

"It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted." - Marry O'Connor

"Don't simply be good, be good for something." - HBT

"A place for everything and everything in its place." - Isabella Mary Beeton

"Planning to write is not writing. Outlining...researching...talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. - New York Times October 20, 1985

"Men admire the man who can organize his wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass." - Johann Wolfgan Von Goethe

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born." - Dr. Dale E. Turner

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden." - Johann Wolfgan Von Goethe

Monday, May 13, 2002

Quotidian Quotes

How cool! Someone else this in common with me. Check out this "quotes blog".