"If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence." -- Samuel Butler
Monday, September 30, 2002
Saturday, September 28, 2002
Procrastination | "Perhaps the most difficult part of the career planning process for career changers is identifying a target career. Often, adults fell ashamed to admit that they are confused about their career options. They wonder how someone at age 30, 40, or older could still be unsure about what to pursue in terms of a career." -- Dr. David Helfand, Career Change
"The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who loves his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair." -- H.L. Mencken (from Russ Kick's website)
Friday, September 27, 2002
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"-- Samuel Adams
"The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove." -- Samuel Johnson
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower,
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief.
So dawn goes down to day,
Nothing gold can stay.
-- Robert Frost
Sunday, September 22, 2002
"The first thing is to exaggerate my injuries. Put it on thick, Watson. Lucky if I live the week out -- concussion -- delirium -- what you like! You can't overdo it." -- Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"
Saturday, September 21, 2002
"The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, founder of Covey Leadership Center
Thursday, September 19, 2002
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the worl is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race." -- Calvin Coolidge
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
"If you'd never been born, well what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a door knob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes!
Or worse than all that... why, you might be a
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No, he doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present.
But you... you ARE YOU! And now, isn't that pleasant!"
-- Dr. Seuss, from Happy Birthday To You!
Monday, September 16, 2002
"Some day, in the years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now... Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process." -- Phillips Brooks
"You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a plot for weeds." -- Dag Hammarskjold
Sunday, September 15, 2002
Saturday, September 14, 2002
"Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be." -- William George Jordan
Thursday, September 12, 2002
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002
"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." -- President George W. Bush, in a televised address from the Oval Office at 9 PM Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, 2001
From the movie Braveheart, emphasis added:
William Wallace: What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?
Soldier: Against that? No, we will run, and we will live.
William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, wouldn't you be willing to trade all that from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom?
Monday, September 09, 2002
"Individuals, families, teams, and organizations shape their own future by creating a mental vision and purpose for any project, large or small. They don't just live day to day with no clear purpose in mind. They identify and commit themselves to the principles, relationships, and purposes that matter most to them." -- Stephen R. Covey
"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, September 08, 2002
"I think I committed the ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] faux pas of the century. My husband's sister died and her husband called with the bad news. Two days later, I remembered the message I had forgotten to write down, and I had to figure out a way to tell my husband that, by the way, his sister had died a couple of days ago." -- M. J. Johnson
Saturday, September 07, 2002
"When we do not know a person--and also when we do--we have to judge his size by the size and nature of his achievements, as compared with the achievements of others in his special line of business--there is no other way." -- Mark Twain, Christian Science
Friday, September 06, 2002
"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of the the people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change thier enviornment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." -- Ezra Taft Benson
Thursday, September 05, 2002
"This is the true joy in life -- that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not deote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It's a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." -- George Bernard Shaw
"I was walking down the halls here at CBS and I ran into Doctor Phil. You all know Doctor Phil. Here’s the deal: He’s, like, getting married to Oprah and now he’s going to have his own show right here on CBS. So I see him and I ask him, 'Hello, how are you doing, Doctor Phil?' And he says to me, 'Dave, don’t ask unless you’re prepared to hear the tough answers.'" -- David Letterman