Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How you can become great

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

Mark Twain

Thursday, May 26, 2011

How to not grow old

"Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind. It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease... Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals."

Samuel Ullman

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The everyday stuff

"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."

Jenny Craig
Co-Founder of Jenny Craig Weight Loss

Monday, May 23, 2011

What it takes to get to the best

"One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do."

Earl Nightingale

Thursday, May 19, 2011

On real thinking

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."

William James
1842-1910, Psychologist, Philosopher and Author

Thursday, May 12, 2011

What makes you happy

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."

Dale Carnegie

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."

George Herman "Babe" Ruth
1895-1948, Hall of Fame Baseball Player

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Not allowing hate

"It is now long ago that I resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."

Booker T. Washington
1856-1915, Educator and Author

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Making the future work

"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible."

Hannah Arendt
1906-1975, Political Theorist

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Doing the best that we can

"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."

Helen Keller
1880-1968, Author and Lecturer

Monday, May 02, 2011

Going to new worlds

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."

Carl Sagan
1934-1996, Astrophysicist and Author