Saturday, June 30, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Edith Wharton

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
-- Edith Wharton

Friday, June 29, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Terry Pratchett

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors…. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. 
-- Terry Pratchett

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Leo Tolstoy

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
-- Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Quote of the Day -- B.B. King

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. 
-- B.B. King

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Elie Wiesel

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
-- Elie Wiesel

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Franz Kafka

There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise; it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return.
-- Franz Kafka

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Samuel Smiles

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
-- Samuel Smiles

Friday, June 22, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Mary Oliver

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
-- Mary Oliver

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-- Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Quote of the Day -- David Brooks

The great achievement of the meritocracy is that it has widened opportunities to those who were formerly oppressed. But diversity is a midpoint, not an endpoint. Just as a mind has to be opened so that it can close on something, an organization has to be diverse so that different perspectives can serve some end. Diversity for its own sake, without a common telos, is infinitely centrifugal, and leads to social fragmentation.
-- David Brooks, NY Times, 28 May 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Henry Van Dyke

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
-- Henry Van Dyke

Monday, June 18, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Epicurus

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
-- Epicurus

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Robert F Kennedy

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
-- Robert F Kennedy

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Quote of the Day -- William Faulkner

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
-- William Faulkner

Friday, June 15, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Henry David Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Anthony Bourdain

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.
-- Anthony Bourdain

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Dolly Parton

Yes, I’ve always been a dreamer, and yes, I have always tried. And dreams are special things. But dreams are of no value if they’re not equipped with wings and feet and hands and all that. If you’re going to make a dream come true, you’ve got to work with it. You can’t just sit around. That’s a wish. That’s not a dream. 
-- Dolly Parton