Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Willa Cather

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
-- Willa Cather

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Eugène Delacroix

How strange painting is, it delights us with representations of objects that are not pleasing in themselves! 
--Eugène Delacroix

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Winston Churchill

For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.
 – Winston S. Churchill

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Quote of the Day -- George Santayana

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. 
-- George Santayana

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Matthew Walker

Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day — Mother Nature’s best effort yet at contra-death.
-- Matthew Walker

Monday, December 23, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Harry S. Truman

Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
-- Harry S. Truman

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Daniel Kahneman

The easiest way to increase happiness is to control your use of time. Can you find more time to do the things you enjoy doing? 
– Daniel Kahneman

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Epictitus

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself? 
-- Epictetus

Friday, December 20, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Fred Rogers

Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service. 
– Fred Rogers

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Isaac Asimov

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. 
-- Isaac Asimov

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Sydney J Harris

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting. 
-- Sydney J. Harris

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Marcus Aurelius

People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills. There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself. 
-- Marcus Aurelius

Monday, December 16, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Nicholas Taleb

The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free.
-- Nicholas Taleb

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Anne Frank

At such moments I don't think about all the misery, but about the beauty that still remains. This is where Mother and I differ greatly. Her advice in the face of melancholy is: 'Think about all the suffering in the world and be thankful you're not part of it.' My advice is: 'Go outside, to the country, enjoy the sun and all nature has to offer. Go outside and try to recapture the happiness within yourself; think of all the beauty in yourself and in everything around you and be happy.' 

I don't think Mother's advice can be right, because what are you supposed to do if you become part of the suffering? You'd be completely lost. On the contrary, beauty remains, even in misfortune. If you just look for it, you discover more and more happiness and regain your balance. A person who's happy will make others happy; a person who has courage and faith will never die in misery! 
-- Anne Frank

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Quote of the Day -- John Brown

Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity. 
– John Brown

Friday, December 13, 2019

Quote of the Day -- John F. Kennedy

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
 —John F. Kennedy

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Quote of the Day -- John Weiss

The forest is a social network. Trees communicate and support one another. They can sense with their leaves and roots and fit into one another’s respective ecosystems... When Scots pine trees are attacked by caterpillars, they release a scent from pheromones in their leaves. This pheromone attracts wasps who come and lay eggs in the leaves which turn into larvae that eat the caterpillars. Some trees send out electric signals via fungal fibers underground that spread out for several miles, informing other trees of conditions. It’s sort of like ‘tree email.’ People don’t appreciate how much trees communicate and support one another...They’re trying to tell us that we are just like them. Both isolated and connected. We must lay down roots and establish our presence. But we must build alliances and connections, too. Trees take a long view, just as we should plan for our future. Trees don’t blame. They take responsibility for themselves. And they find peace in their companionship. 
-- John Weiss

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Harriet Tubman

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
--Harriet Tubman

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. 
 -- Aldous Huxley

Monday, December 9, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Herman Wouk

Remember this, if you can–there is nothing, nothing more precious than time. You probably feel you have a measureless supply of it, but you haven’t. Wasted hours destroy your life just as surely at the beginning as at the end–only in the end it becomes more obvious. 
-- Herman Wouk

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Caroline Knapp

Sometimes I look back and think my whole adult life has been underlined with a feeling of waiting – waiting for something to happen, waiting for circumstances to change, waiting for the right man or the right job or the right shoes-and-clothes-and-haircut to swoop down from above and change me, to infuse me from the outside in with a feeling of well-being and validation and peace of mind.
-- Caroline Knapp

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Samuel Huntington

The dangerous clashes of the future are likely to arise from the interaction of Western arrogance, Islamic intolerance, and Sinic assertiveness. 
-- Samuel Huntington

Friday, December 6, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Jane Goodall

My job now is to try and help people understand every one of us makes a difference. And cumulatively, wise choices in how we act each day can begin to change the world.   
-- Jane Goodall

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Audrey Hepburn

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands—one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
-- Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Bertrand Russell

The only cure [for envy] in the case of ordinary men and women is happiness, and the difficulty is that envy is itself a terrible obstacle to happiness. 
-- Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Jim Loehr

We live in a world that celebrates work and activity, ignores renewal and recovery, and fails to recognize that both are necessary for sustained high performance.

Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.

– Jim Loehr

Monday, December 2, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Morgan Housel

Your personal experiences make up maybe 0.00000001% of what’s happened in the world but maybe 80% of how you think the world works... We’re all biased to our own personal history. 
-- Morgan Housel

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Bill Bryson

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. 
-- Bill Bryson

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Aristotle

Whatever creates or increases happiness or some part of happiness, we ought to do; whatever destroys or hampers happiness, or gives rise to its opposite, we ought not to do. 
-- Aristotle

Friday, November 29, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Alexis de Tocqueville

Ambition is his crime, and it will be his punishment too: intrigue is his native element, and intrigue will confound his tricks, and will deprive him of his power: he governs by means of corruption, and his immoral practices will redound to his shame and confusion. His conduct in the political arena has been that of a shameless and lawless gamester. He succeeded at the time, but the hour of retribution approaches, and he will be obliged to disgorge his winnings, to throw aside his false dice, and to end his days in some retirement, where he may curse his madness at his leisure; for repentance is a virtue with which his heart is likely to remain forever unacquainted. 
-- Alexis de Tocqueville

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Friedrich Nietzsche

There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul that is cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge. 
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Quote of the Day -- William Arthur Ward

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.  
-- William Arthur Ward

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Sarah Manguso

Failure is a good preparation for success, which comes as a pleasant surprise, but success is poor preparation for failure. 
-- Sarah Manguso

Monday, November 25, 2019

Quote of the Day -- H.L. Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. 
-- H.L Mencken

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Quote of the Day - Michel de Montaigne

Wisdom has its excesses, and has no less need of moderation than folly. 
-- Michel de Montaigne

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Mencius

He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
-- Mencius

Friday, November 22, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that’s the Stuff Life is made of.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Zora Neale Hurston

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
– Zora Neale Hurston

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Carl Sagan

I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness…
The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance
-- Carl Sagan

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Henry James

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. 
– Henry James

Monday, November 18, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Ann Richards

Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.  
-- Ann Richards

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Plato

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. 
-- Plato

Friday, November 15, 2019

Quote of the Day -- William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Of all the tasks which are set before man in life, the education and management of his character is the most important, and, in order that it should be successfully pursued, it is necessary that he should make a calm and careful survey of his own tendencies, unblinded either by the self-deception which conceals errors and magnifies excellences, or by the indiscriminate pessimism which refuses to recognize his powers for good. He must avoid the fatalism which would persuade him that he has no power over his nature, and he must also clearly recognize that this power is not unlimited. 
-- William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Cicero

Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.  
-- Cicero

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Gretchen Rubin

Something that’s affordable quickly becomes disposable. 
--Gretchen Rubin

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Daniel Kahneman

A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact. 
-- Daniel Kahneman