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  • “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” ~ Warren Buffett (posted 4/6/16)
  • “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 3/9/16)
  • “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” ~ Wayne Dyer (posted 2/25/16)
  • “Great leaders allow the team to take ownership of the rules.” ~ Nick Saban (posted 2/2/16)
  • “The way to do a great deal is to keep on doing a little.” ~ Charles Spurgeon (posted 2/1/16)
  • “The best minute you spend is the one you invest in people.” ~ Kenneth H. Blanchard (posted 1/28/16)
  • “Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.” ~ Napoleon Hill (posted 1/25/16)
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” ~ Albert Schweitzer (posted 1/12/16)
  • “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin (posted 1/11/16)
  • “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” ~ Maya Angelou (posted 1/7/16)
  • Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.” ~ Zig Ziglar (posted 1/5/16)
  • “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn (posted 12/8/15)
  • “It’s always to soon to quit!” ~ Norman Vincent Peale (posted 11/18/15)
  • “Ninety-nine percent of people believe they can’t do great things, so they aim for mediocrity.” ~ Tim Ferriss (posted 11/11/15)
  • “Incremental change is better than ambitious failure.” ~ Tal Ben-Shahar (posted 10/19/15)
  • “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ~ Samuel Johnson (posted 10/15/15)
  • “Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.” ~ Les Brown (posted 10/14/15)
  • “The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.” ~ Peter Shaffer (posted 10/9/15)
  • “The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.” ~ Alexandre Dumas (posted 9/29/15)
  • “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” ~ Niels Bohr (posted 9/23/15)
  • “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them” ~ Ernest Hemingway (posted 9/17/15)
  • “Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges (posted 9/11/15)
  • “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” ~ John Green (posted 9/4/15)
  • “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee (posted 8/28/15)
  • “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ~ Dr. Seuss (posted 8/24/15)
  • “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 8/20/15)
  • “When you become a leader success is all about growing others.” ~ Jack Welch (posted 8/18/15)
  • “The brave may not live forever – But the cautious do not live at all” ~ Richard Branson (posted 8/14/15)
  • “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ~ J.K. Rowling (posted 8/13/15)
  • “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise.” ~ Shannon L. Alder (posted 8/10/15)
  • “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~ Bruce Lee (posted 8/7/15)
  • “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” ~ John Ruskin (posted 8/5/15)
  • “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” ~ Dhirubhai Ambani (posted 7/30/15)
  • “The lesson will always repeat itself, unless you see yourself as the problem–not others” ~ Shannon L. Alder (posted 7/27/15)
  • “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” ~ John C. Maxwell (posted 7/20/15)
  • “As soon as you stop making everyone else responsible for your happiness, the happier you’ll be” ~ Nina Guilbeau (posted 7/15/15)
  • “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” ~ John C. Maxwell (posted 7/13/15)
  • “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci (posted 7/10/15)
  • “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” ~ Elbert Hubbard (posted 7/7/15)
  • “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams (posted 7/6/15)
  • “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” ~ Will Rogers (posted 7/2/15)
  • “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” ~ John C. Maxwell (posted 7/1/15)
  • “True confidence is not about what you take from someone to restore yourself, but what you give back to your critics because they need it more than you do.” ~ Shannon L. Alder (posted 6/30/15)
  • “Most of us plateau when we lose the tension between where we are and where we ought to be.” ~ John Gardiner (posted 6/29/15)
  • “Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality” ~ Robin Sharma (posted 6/26/15)
  • “Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves” ~ Miguel Ruiz (posted 6/25/15)
  • “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~ Helen Keller (posted 6/24/15)
  • “Time is the longest distance between two places.” ~  Tennessee Williams (posted 6/23/15)
  • “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ~ Vincent van Gogh (posted 5/26/15)
  • “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ~ Marthe Troly-Curtin (posted 5/20/15)
  • “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to’.” ~ Lao Tzu (5/12/15)
  • “One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche (posted 5/5/15)
  • “To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.” ~ Mozart (posted 4/30/15)
  • “Whoever is happy will make others happy” ~ Ann Frank (posted 4/15/15)
  • “I always tried to be correct, not politically correct” ~ Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father of Modern Singapore (posted 4/1/15)
  • “Any fool can know. The point is to understand” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 3/26/15)
  • “Make today worth remembering” ~ Zig Ziglar (posted 3/24/15)
  • “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere” ~ Erma Bombeck (posted 3/19/15)
  • “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (posted 3/10/15)
  • “You move toward what you consistently see.” ~ Joel Osteen (posted 2/20/15)
  • “I try all things, I achieve what I can.” ~ Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick (posted 2/17/15)
  • “May you live every day of your life.” ~ Jonathan Swift (2/13/15)
  • “Foundational to being a good leader is feeling secure inside one’s own skin.” ~ Chuck Swindoll (posted 2/10/15)
  • “I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.” ~ Michael Jordan (posted 2/5/15)
  • “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” ~ Steve Maraboli (posted 2/3/15)
  • “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (posted 1/29/15)
  • “The great thing about my career in physics is that I never work, I just have a great time doing it.” ~ Charles H Townes, Nobel Laureate for Lazer and discoverer of Blackhole, died at 99 yesterday (posted 1/28/15)
  • “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ~ Salvador Dali (posted 1/26/15)
  • “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn (posted 1/22/15)
  • “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw (posted 1/16/15)
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss (posted 1/13/15)
  • “Don’t waste inspiration.” ~ Salman Khan, Founder of Khan Academy (posted 1/6/15)
  • “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” ~ Peter Drucker (posted 12/30/14)
  • “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” ~ Coco Chanel (posted 12/10/14)
  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien (posted 12/2/14)
  • “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus (posted 11/20/14)
  • “Claim your experience, don’t let it claim you.” ~ Debra Jarvis (posted 11/13/14)
  • “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” ~ Billy Graham (posted 11/11/14)
  • “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” ~ Richard Branson (posted 11/3/14)
  • “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~ Vincent van Gogh (posted 10/30/14)
  • “Listen to many, speak to a few.” ~ William Shakespeare (posted 10/24/14)
  • “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill (posted 10/20/14)
  • “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” ~ Walt Whitman (posted 10/2/14)
  • “For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.” ~ Edwin Teale (posted 9/26/14)
  • “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (posted 9/16/14)
  • “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert (posted 9/9/14)
  • “Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” ~ Cicero (posted 9/2/14)
  • “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (posted 8/27/14)
  • “Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” ~ Seth Godin (posted 8/25/14)
  • “If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.” ~ Margaret Thatcher (posted 8/19/14)
  • “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ~ William Shakespeare (posted 8/15/14)
  • “What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.” ~ Robin Williams (posted 8/13/14)
  • “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ~ Dale Carnegie (posted 8/8/14)
  • “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ~ Brené Brown (posted 8/7/14)
  • “Our love of being right is best understood as our fear of being wrong.” ~ Kathryn Schulz (posted 8/6/14)
  • “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” ~ Warren Buffett (posted 8/4/14)
  • “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” Wolfgang Mozart (posted 8/1/14)
  • “As you cannot do what you want, want what you can do.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci (posted 7/29/14)
  • “One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” ~ Nikola Tesla (posted 7/24/14)
  • “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” ~ Galileo Galilei (posted 7/23/14)
  • “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” ~ Isaac Newton (posted 7/21/14)
  • “The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” ~ Maria Montessori (posted 7/16/14)
  • “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” ~ Bill Gates (poted 7/11/14)
  • “People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.” ~ Anne Sullivan (posted 7/8/14)
  • “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~ Elmer Davis (posted 7/4/14)
  • “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir (posted 7/2/14)
  • “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anaïs Nin (posted 6/13/14)
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot (posted 6/12/14)
  • “If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing.” ~ Margaret Thatcher (6/9/14)
  • “Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.” ~ Terry Pratchett (posted 6/6/14)
  • “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary (posted 6/5/14)
  • “There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.” ~ Douglas MacArthur (posted 6/2/14)
  • “To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be.” ~ Golda Meir (posted 5/29/14)
  • “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people.” ~ Barbara Bush (posted 5/28/14)
  • “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through the argument debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” ~ Colin Powell (posted 5/26/14)
  • “The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” ~ Warren Buffett (posted 5/23/14)
  • “Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself seriously.” ~ Clint Eastwood (posted 5/22/14)
  • “If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.” ~ Mikhail Gorbachev (posted 5/15/14)
  • “Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It’s the high-anxiety zone, but it’s also where you discover who you are.” ~ Rick Vujicic (posted 5/6/14)
  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ~ Dwight Eisenhower (posted 5/1/14)
  • “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” ~ George Washington (posted 4/28/14)
  • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~ Winston Churchill (posted 4/23/14)
  • “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ~ J. K. Rowling (posted 4/21/14)
  • “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi (posted 4/15/14)
  • “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” ~ Margaret Thatcher (posted 4/14/14)
  • “Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.” ~ General Stan McCrystal (posted 4/11/14)
  • “Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent.” ~ Robert Greene (posted 4/10/14)
  • “Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.” Blaise Pascal (posted 4/9/14)
  • “Best partners aren’t echo chambers.” ~ Margaret Heffernan (posted 4/8/14)
  • “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” ~ Robert Frost (posted 4/7/14)
  • “Writers turn dreams into print.” ~ James A. Michener (posted 4/4/14)
  • “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” ~ John F. Kennedy (posted 4/2/14)
  • “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” ~ Socrates (posted 3/31/14)
  • “The best fighter is never angry.” ~ Lao Tzu (posted 3/28/14)
  • “If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.” ~ Abraham Maslow (posted 3/24/14)
  • “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 3/20/14)
  • “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” ~ Thomas Merton (3/18/14)
  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ~ Lou Holtz (3/17/14)
  • “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ~ Truman Capote (posted 3/13/14)
  • “It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.” ~ Bhagavad Gita (3/12/14)
  • “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” ~ Winston Churchill (posted 3/11/14)
  • “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 3/10/14)
  • “There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche (posted 3/6/14)
  • “Gratefulness makes us happy; happiness doesn’t make us grateful.” ~ David Steindl-Rast‘s TED Talk (posted 3/4/14)
  • “The person who knows only his side of the argument knows little of that.” ~ Karl Barth (posted 2/28/14)
  • “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~ Leo Tolstoy (posted 2/25/14)
  • “True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” ~ Francis of Assisi (posted 2/21/14)
  • “Nothing ever becomes real ’til it is experienced.” ~ John Keats (posted 2/18/14)
  • “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ~ Alexander Pope (posted 2/14/14)
  • “In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up. ” ~ Tom Brokaw (posted 2/12/14)
  • “Fake it till you become.” ~ Amy Cuddy (posted 2/11/14)
  • “It is difficult to say what is impossible,for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today & the reality of tomorrow.” ~ Robert Goddard, ‘Father of Modern Rocketry’ (posted 2/6/14)
  • “What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.” ~ George Eastman (posted 2/4/14)
  • “I am not disposed to complain that I have planted and others have gathered the fruits. A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.” ~ Charles Goodyear (posted 2/3/14)
  • “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” ~ Mark Twain (posted 1/29/14)
  • “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~ Maya Angelou (posted 1/28/14)
  • “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” ~ W. P. Kinsella ( posted 1/23/14)
  • “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (posted 1/22/14)
  • “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry Thoreau (posted 1/20/14)
  • “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” ~ Henry Ford (posted 1/17/14)
  • “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.” ~ Buddha (posted 1/14/14)
  • “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” ~ Dave Weinbaum (posted 1/13/14)
  • “The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.”  ~ Mike Dooley (posted 1/9/14)
  • “The beginning is the most important part of the work” ~ Plato (posted 1/7/14)
  • “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” ~ Vern McLellan (posted 1/2/14)
  • “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ~ Brad Paisley (posted 12/31/13)
  • “The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust (posted 12/30/13)
  • “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” ~ Peter Drucker (posted 12/30/13)
  • “I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (posted 12/17/13)
  • “If you can’t get a miracle, become one.” ~ Nick Vujicic (posted 12/16/13)
  • “Your life is a book; make it a bestseller.” ~ Shanon Grey (posted 12/13/13)
  • “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
    ~ Nelson Mandela (posted 12/10/13)
  • “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut (posted 12/9/13)
  • “Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.” ~ Nelson Mandela ( posted 12/6/13)
  • “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt (posted 12/3/13)
  • “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu (posted 12/2/13)
  • “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ~ James A. Michener (posted 11/18/13)
  • “Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (posted 11/15/13)
  • “Change: A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” ~ Helen Keller (posted 11/13/13)
  • “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ~ George Washington (posted 11/12/13)
  • “True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi (posted 11/11/13)
  • “If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ~ Lao Tzu (posted 11/8/13)
  • “No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.” ~ James C. Dobson (posted 11/6/13)
  • “Don’t think or judge, just listen.” ~ Sarah Dessen (posted 11/5/13)
  • “For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.” ~ Ken Robinson (posted 10/30/13)
  • “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius (posted 10/29/13)
  • “What you are will show in what you do.” ~ Thomas A. Edison (posted 10/28/13)
  • “The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.” ~ Robert Frost (posted 10/22/13)
  • “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama (posted 10/21/13)
  • “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt (posted 10/8/13)
  • “I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!” ~ Theodore Roosevelt (posted 10/7/13)
  • “What you fear you don’t go near” ~ Dan Lim (posted 10/3/13)
  • “If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.” ~ Henry Kissinger (posted 9/29/13)
  •  “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” ~ Rick Warren (posted 9/23/13)
  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi (posted 9/10/13)
  • “It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” ~ Harry Truman (posted 9/5/13)
  • “I studied the lives of great men and famous women; and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.” ~ Harry Truman (posted 9/4/13)
  • If you want to touch the other shore badly enough, barring an impossible situation, you will. If your desire is diluted for any reason, you’ll never make it.” ~ Diana Nyad (posted 9/3/13)
  • “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” ~ Martin Luther King (posted 8/20/13)
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Martin Luther King (posted 8/15/13)
  • “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.” ~ Martin Luther (posted 8/14/13)
  • “The things that we love tell us what we are.” ~ Thomas Aquinas (posted 8/13/13)
  • “Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious.” ~ Thomas Aquinas (posted 8/12/13)
  • “To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.” ~ Hippocrates (posted 8/2/13)
  • “It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” ~ Hippocrates (posted 7/30/13)
  • “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ~ Socrates (posted 7/26/13)
  • “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ~ Socrates (posted 7/25/13)
  • “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (posted 7/22/13)
  • “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ~ Socrates (posted 7/11/13)
  • “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” ~ Socrates (posted 7/10/13)
  • “He is the richest who is content with the least.” ~ Socrates (posted 7/9/13)
  • “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” ~ Socrates (posted 7/8/13)
  • “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” ~ Aristotle (posted 7/5/13)
  • “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle (posted 7/2/13)
  • “Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” ~ Aristotle (posted 7/1/13)
  • “When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.” ~ Plato (posted 6/28/13)
  • “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” ~ Plato (posted 6/27/13)
  • “An idea is, in the end, always stronger than circumstances.” ~ Albert Schweitzer (6/26/13)
  • “Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi (6/24/13)
  • “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ~ Zig Zaglar (posted 6/21/13)
  • “If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems.” ~ Frank Wilczek (posted 6/19/13)
  • “I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.” ~ John Muir (posted 6/18/13)
  • “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~ Carl Bard (posted 5/30/13)
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ~ Steve Jobs (posted 5/29/13)
  • “If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.” ~ Socrates (posted 5/22/13)
  • “If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.” ~ David Livingstone (posted 5/13/13)
  • “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr (posted 5/10/13)
  • “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” ~ George Bernard Shaw (posted 5/3/13)
  • “Every artist was first an amateur.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (posted 5/1/13)
  • “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld (posted 4/30/13)
  • “Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.” ~ Robert Frost (posted 4/26/13)
  • “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (posted 4/25/13)
  • “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” ~ Sven Goran Eriksson (posted 4/23/13)
  • “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ~ James A. Michener (posted 4/22/13)
  • “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.” ~ St. Francis de Sales (posted 4/21/2013)
  • “Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.” ~ Pete Seeger (posted 4/19/2013)
  • “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ~ Stephen R. Covey (posted 4/10/13)
  • “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” ~ Charles Spurgeon (posted 4/8/13)
  • “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt (posted 4/7/13)
  • “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” ~ Jacob  Braude (posted 4/3/13)
  • “A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” ~Henry Ford (posted 4/2/13)
  • “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” ~ William Arthur Ward (posted 3/31/13)
  • “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (posted 03/28/13)
  • “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” ~ Malcolm Forbes (posted 03/21/13)
  • “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.” ~ Victor Hugo (posted 03/20/13)
  • “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama (posted 03/18/13)
  • “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” ~ Robert Frost (posted 03/14/13)
  • “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” ~ Napoleon Hill (posted 3/13/13)
  • “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 3/11/13)
  • “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” ~ John Wooden (posted 3/7/13)
  • “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” Jonathan Winters (posted 3/6/13)
  • “Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.” ~ Mencius (posted 3/3/13)
  • “I have never thought of myself as a good writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I’m one of the world’s great rewriters. ~ James A. Michener (posted 2/27/13)
  • “When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” ~ George Washington Carver (posted 2/24/13)
  • “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi (posted 2/20/13)
  • “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” ~ John Maxwell (posted 2/19/13)
  • “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.” ~ Robert Frost (posted 2/17/13)
  • “In matters of style swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (posted 2/16/13)
  • “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~ Confucius (posted 2/13/13)
  • “The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colors and textures that come alive in others.” ~ Albert Schweitzer (posted 2/10/13)
  • “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” ~ Helen Keller (posted 2/6/13)
  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas Edison (posted 2/5/13)
  • “Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.” ~ E. W. Howe (posted 2/3/13)
  • “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” ~ William Sprague (posted 1/31/13)
  • “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” ~ Jacob M. Braude (posted 1/30/13)
  • “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” ~  Benjamin Franklin (posted 1/29/13)
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ~ Aristotle (posted 1/27/13)
  • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” ~ Albert Camus (posted 1/26/13)
  • “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 1/25/13)
  •  “But better to be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.” ~ Khaled Hosseini (posted 1/24/13)
  • “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.” ~ Thomas Stephen Szasz (posted 1/23/13)
  • “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt (posted 1/22/13)
  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi (posted 1/20/13)
  • “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 1/18/13)
  • “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ~ Mother Teresa (posted 1/17/13)
  • “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ~ Mark Twain (posted 1/14/13)
  • “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain (posted 1/13/13)
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss (posted 1/12/13)
  • “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle (posted 1/11/13)
  • “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” ~ Confucius (posted 1/10/13)
  • “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (posted 1/9/13)
  • “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.” ~ Buddha (posted 1/8/13)
  • “The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” ~ Mike Dooley (posted 1/7/13)
  • “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ Saint Francis of Assisi (posted 1/6/13)
  • “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw (posted 1/5/13)
  • “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (posted 1/4/13)
  • “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ~ Mark Twain (posted 1/3/13)
  • “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~ Alan Cohen (posted 1/1/13)

Today’s Thought – 2012

  • Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.” ~ Author Unknown (posted 12/30/12)
  • I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.”  ~ Henry Moore (posted 12/29/12)
  • “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”~ Bill Vaughn (posted 12/28/12)
  • “Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty.” ~ John Selden (posted 12/27/12)
  • “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Atshuler (posted 12/26/12)
  • “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens (posted 12/25/12)
  • “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope (posted 12/24/12)
  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ” ~ Burton Hillis (posted 12/23/12)
  • “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (posted 12/22/12)
  • “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” ~ Steve Prefontaine (posted 12/21/12)
  • “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” ~ Tim Duncan (posted 12/20/12)
  • “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wooden (posted 12/19/12)
  • “Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.” ~ Cale Yarborough (posted 12/18/12)
  • “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ~ Oscar Wilde (posted 12/17/12)
  • “If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.” ~ Author Unknown (posted 12/16/12)
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ~ Aristotle (posted 12/15/12)
  • “Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.” ~ Cullen Hightower (posted 12/14/12)
  • “The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.” ~ Author Unknown (posted 12/13/12)
  • “The greatest luxury in life is doing what you love.” ~ Warren Buffet (posted 12/12/12)


“The more I see the less I know for sure.” ~ John Lennon (posted 12/10/12)

“The more you know the less you need to say.” ~ Jim Rohn (posted 12/3/12)

“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” ~ Lao Tzu (posted 11/29/12)

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” ~ Confucius (posted 11/06/12)

“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” ~ Sun Tzu (posted 10/29/12)

“It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.” ~ Will Rogers (posted 10/22/12)

“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” ~ Anatole France (posted 10/17/12)

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~ Socrates (posted 10/10/12)


On “MIND”*

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill (posted 9/4/12)

“We become what we habitually contemplate.” ~ George Russell (posted 9/4/12)

“Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” ~ Dale Carnegie (posted 9/2/12)

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (posted 8/29/12)

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” ~ Wayne Dyer (posted 8/21/12)

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind”  ~ Daphne Du Maurier (posted 8/21/12)

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”  ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers (posted 8/21/12)

“Here in your mind you have complete privacy.  Here there’s no difference between what is and what could be. ~Chuck Palahniuk

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt (posted 8/17/12)

“Always keep in contact with those books and those people that enlarge your horizon and make it possible for you to stretch yourself mentally.” ~ Oswald Chambers in “Moral Foundation Of Life” (posted 8/16/12)

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.” ~ John Milton, Paradise Lost (8/14/12)

“There’s no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.” ~ Stephen Covey (posted 8/13/12)

“Your mind is your kingdom, and there you are ruler”  ~ Jack Addington (posted 8/6/12)

“Man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild.” James Allen (posted 8/6/12)

“Your future is only as bright as your mind is open.” ~ Rich Wilkins (posted 8/3/12)

“It is preferable to be blind by eyesight, than by mind.” ~ Saint Vardapet Eghishē (posted 8/3/12)

“There are no limits to the mind except those that we acknowledge.” ~ Napoleon Hill (posted 7/23/12)

“Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.” ~ Stephen Richards (posted 7/23/12)

“All problems are illusions of the mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle (posted 7/2/12)

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” ~ George Orwell (posted 6/18/12)

“Your mind can be either your prison or your palace. What you make it is yours to decide” ~ Bernard Kelvin Clive (posted 06/15/12)

“I was going to change my clothes, but I changed my mind instead.” ~ Jarod Kintz (posted 06/12/12)

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” ~ Hans Margolius (posted 06/11/12)

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” ~ Winston Churchill (posted 5/14/12)

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” ~ Robertson Davies (posted 5/11/12)

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ~ Mark Twain (posted 5/10/12)

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” ~ Buddha (posted 5/10/12)

*It seems like everything is associated with our state of mind and so much in life has to do with our choice.



“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.” ~ William Jennings Bryan (posted 4/25/12)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain (posted 4/19/12)

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~ Michaelangelo (posted 4/19/12)

“We seek purpose when we are not in touch with who we really are. When an apple tree discovers who it is, the question ‘what must I do?’ disappears. When you discover who you are (at the deepest place of your being) you will find your purpose.” ~ Colleen-Joy Page (posted 4/18/12)

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” ~ Mother Teresa (posted 4/17/12)

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” ~ Albert Schweitzer (posted 4/16/12)

“I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.” – Narihara (posted 4/12/12)

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~ J.K. Rowling (posted 4/10/12)

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” ~ Pantanjali (4/9/12)

If you don’t decide what your life is about, it defaults to what you spend your days doing.  ~Robert Brault (posted 4/5/12)

My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk, you’ll end up as the Pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. ~ Pablo Picasso (posted 4/3/12)

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. ~ Marie Curie (posted 4/2/12)

Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (posted 3/30/12)

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. ~ Rita Mae Brown (posted 3/29/12)

Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs. ~ Frederick Buechner (posted 3/28/12)

Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do.
~ Richard Feynman (posted 2/27/12)

You only get one life. You might as well spend it working on something great.
~ Paul Graham (posted 02/21/12)

And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs (posted 02/09/12)

Every decision you make, every decision, is not a decision about what to do. It’s a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way.  All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
~ Neale Walsch (posted 1/24/12)

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
~ Benjamin Franklin (posted 1/24/12)

To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.
~ Stephen Covey (posted 1/10/12)

The more one forgets himself – by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself. What is called self-actualization is not an attainable aim at all, for the simple reason that the more one
would strive for it, the more he would miss it.
~ Victor Frankl (posted 1/9/12)

For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.
~ Victor Frankl (posted 1/5/12)

Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.
~ Vincent van Gogh (posted 1/4/12)



  • “Difference between a virus and windows? Viruses rarely fail.”  ~ Author unknown (posted 12/10/12)
  • “Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.” ~ John Tudor (posted 12/3/12)
  • “In an age of infinite digital documentation, paper was the last safe place for secrets.” ~ Evan Angler (posted 10/29/12)
  • “The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.” ~ Ted Nelson (posted 10/22/12)
  • “Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.” ~ Albert Einstein (posted 10/17/12)
  • “New technology is common, new thinking is rare.” ~ Sir Peter Blake (posted 8/29/12)
  • “The B.E.S.T. conversations I have had with the people who know THE MOST about TECH has never been about TECH.” ~Jen Wagner (posted 8/21/12)
  • “The technology itself is not transformative. It’s the school, the pedagogy, that is transformative.” – Tanya Byron
  • “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.” ~ Steve Wozniak
  • “Once a new technology rolls over you, if your’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”~ Stewart Brand
  • “Powerpoint has a pharmaceutical effect and should be FDA regulated.” ~ Elliott Masie
  • “The virtue of a computer in the classroom is that it requires a user, not a watcher.” ~ Diane Ravitch
  • “Technology does not drive change — it enables change.” ~ Unknown
  • “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  • “Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be.” ~ David Thornburg
  • “The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  • “If you don’t want to be replaced by a computer, don’t act like one.” ~ Arno Penzias
  • “If you don’t know how to do something, you don’t know how to do it with a computer.” ~ Unknown
  • “Technology has the shelf life of a banana.” ~ Scott McNealy


  • “It’s what we think we know that keeps us from learning.” ~ Claude Bernard (posted 12/10/12)
  • “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” ~ Sydney J. Harris (posted 11/0612)
  • “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ~ Mark Van Doren (posted 9/4/12)
  • “Retention is best when the learner is involved. – Edward Scannell (posted 9/2/12)
  • “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” ~ Epictetus
  • “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” ~ John Dewey
  • “The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.” ~ Alice Wellington Rollins
  • “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” ~ Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
  • “We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.” ~ Elliott Masie
  • “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” ~ B. F. Skinner
  • “Online you get to know your students’ minds not just their faces.” ~ Harasim, L and Group.


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“There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.” ~ Douglas MacArthur

Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. ~ Anonymous

Consider this: Your life is only as strong as your weakest commitment. ~ Rick Warren

“Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.” ~ Thomas Kempis
“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. ~ Hans Nouwens
A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. ~ Andre Maurois