Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

God's Greatest Gifts To Us

"The greatest gift God gives us is to enjoy the sound of our own voice. And the second greatest gift is to get somebody to listen to it." -- Warren Beatty, as quoted by Courtney Love, former lead singer of the rock group Hole, in the " Technology | Courtney Love does the math"

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Perfection, procrastination, and quality control

"SF writer Steven Barnes once said to me, 'perfectionism is procrastination disguised as quality control.' Given the choice, I'm always in favor of finishing flawed work rather than noodling infinitely on something that is asymptotically approaching perfect." -- Dave Slusher, Evil Genius Chronicles

via e-mail from Bruce Murray

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Success and Self-Improvement

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." -- John Wooden

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Anthony Robbins on the Quality of Life

"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives." -- Anthony Robbins

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Mark Twain on Public Speaking

"There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars." -- Mark Twain

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Samuel Beckett on Failure as a Step Forward

"Fail, fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett

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Edmund Burke on Ambition

"Ambition can creep as well as soar." -- Edmund Burke

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Robert Schuller on Preparation

"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation." -- Robert Schuller

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Actions speak louder

"People may doubt what you say but they will believe what you do." -- Anonymous

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Zig Ziglar on Choices

"You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you will have, be, and do in the tomorrow of your life." -- Zig Ziglar

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Lincoln on perseverance

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds..." -- Abraham Lincoln, from his Second Inaugural Address, 3/4/1865

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Dizzy Dean on Self-Promotion

"It ain't bragging if you done it." -- Dizzy Dean

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Mercedes McCambridge on Acting

"I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room." -- Mercedes McCambridge

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Goethe on Being Bold

"Seize this very minute; what you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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