Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Thomas Friedman

... we have reduced investments in the true sources of our strength — infrastructure, education, government-funded scientific research, immigration and the right rules to incentivize productive investment and prevent excessive risk-taking. And we have stopped leveraging our greatest advantage over China — that we have allies who share our values and China only has customers who fear its wrath. 
-- Thomas Friedman

Monday, June 29, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Jeremy Irons

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
 -- Jeremy Irons

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Paul Ehrlich

In pushing other species to extinction, humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches. 
-- Paul Ehrlich

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Anna Quindlen

You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are. 
-- Anna Quindlen

Friday, June 26, 2020

Quote of the Day -- James Freeman Clark

The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman thinks about the next generation. 
-- James Freeman Clark

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Octavia Butler

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice. 
-- Octavia Butler

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Quote of the Day -- James Clear

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. 

No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your identity. 

This is why habits are crucial. They cast repeated votes for being a certain type of person.
-- James Clear

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Ta-Nehisi Coates

I was made for the library, not the classroom.The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free. 
-- Ta-Nehisi Coates

Monday, June 22, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Eli Wiesel

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them. 
-- Eli Wiesel

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Sandra Day O'Connor

It’s not enough to understand; you’ve got to do something. 
-- Sandra Day O'Connor

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Martin Luther King

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
-- Martin Luther King

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Allen Eskens

...sometimes when you look down at the surface of a pond, all you can see is your reflection, not the depth of what's on the other side.  
-- Allen Eskens, Nothing More Dangerous

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Australian Aboriginal Proverb

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then to return home.
  —Australian Aboriginal proverb

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Dalai Lama

The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.
-- Dalai Lama

Monday, June 15, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Miguel de Cervantes

When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness… and maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!
-- Miguel de Cervantes

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Aristotle

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Vivian Greene

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. 
-- Vivian Greene

Friday, June 12, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Carl Sagan

What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. 
-- Carl Sagan

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Quote of the Day -- James Clear

If you have good habits, time becomes your ally. All you need is patience. 
-- James Clear

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Virginia Woolf

So coming back from a journey, or after an illness, before habits had spun themselves across the surface, one felt that same unreality, which was so startling; felt something emerge. Life was most vivid then. 
-- Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Mark Manson

People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good. 
-- Mark Manson

Monday, June 8, 2020

Quote of the Day -- May Sarton

As soon as I have a deadline, I work much better. Time unbounded is hard to handle.
-- May Sarton

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Marianne Williamson

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
 -- Marianne Williamson

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Louisa May Alcott

Though still very far from being perfect girls, each was slowly learning, in her own way, one of the three lessons all are the better for knowing – that cheerfulness can change misfortune into love and friends; that in ordering one’s self aright one helps others to do the same; and that the power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. 
-- Louisa May Alcott

Friday, June 5, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Thich Nhat Hanh

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Quote of the Day -- James Mattis

By traveling into the past, I enhance my grasp of the present. 
-- James Mattis

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Laozi

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. 
-- Laozi

Monday, June 1, 2020