Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Monday, April 26, 2004

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"Follow the fellow who follows a dream." — E.Y. Harburg

"For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth." — Arthur William Edgar O' Shaughnessy

Predict the Future

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." — Alan Kay, inventor

The VP of HR at a former company would use this in his email signature, but I never knew who said it -- until now.

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." — Claude T. Bissell

"Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens." — Cathy Guisewite

Friday, April 23, 2004

"Faith is a charisma not granted to all; instead man has the gift of thought, which can strive after the highest things." -- Carl Gustav Jung

Thursday, April 22, 2004

"Well, it seems to me a scientist has need for both vision and confidence." — Harry Essex

"Reason is sight. Instinct is touch. Intuition is smell." — Mason Cooley

"The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something. . . . To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one." — John Ruskin

"How to be a better reporter: See a thing clearly and describe it simply." — Arthur Brisbane

"Sight and all the other senses are only modes of touch." — Samuel Butler

Monday, April 12, 2004

"Work, work, work, is the main thing." — Abraham Lincoln

"Work though we must, our jobs do not automatically determine our priorities concerning our marriages, our children, our social life, or even our health. … we’re still responsible for making [life] something we enjoy or endure." — Melinda M. Marshall

"Work to me is a sacred thing." — Margaret Bourke-White

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do." — Jerome K. Jerome

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." — Benjamin Franklin

Monday, April 05, 2004

"What a lovely surprise to discover how un-lonely being alone can be." — Ellen Burstyn

"Behold how the evening now steals over the fields, the shadows of the trees creeping farther and farther into the meadow, and erelong the stars will come to bathe in these retired waters." — Henry David Thoreau

"The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea." — Isak Dinesen

"I turn my head to sky rains falling, wash the wounds of numbness from my soul." — Carolyn McDade

"Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death." — Arthur Schopenhauer