Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Elijah Cummings

Our decisions about transportation determine much more than where roads or bridges or tunnels or rail lines will be built. They determine the connections and barriers that people will encounter in their daily lives - and thus how hard or easy it will be for people to get where they need and want to go.

-- Elijah Cummings

Monday, November 29, 2021

Quote of the Day -- John O'Donohue

...may you come to see your life as a quiet sacrament of service, which awakens around you a rhythm where doubt gives way to the grace of wonder, where what is awkward and strained can find elegance, and where crippled hope can find wings, and torment enter at last unto the grace of serenity.

-- John O'Donohue

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Charles Blow

I had spent my whole life trying to fit in, but it would take the rest of my life to realize that some men are just meant to stand out.

-- Charles Blow

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Desmond Tutu

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

-- Desmond Tutu

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Kurt Vonnegut

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.

-- Kurt Vonnegut

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Ernest Hemingway

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

-- Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Adam Grant

A sign of intellect is the ability to change your mind in the face of new facts. 

A mark of wisdom is refusing to let the fear of admitting you were wrong stop you from getting it right. 

The joy of learning something new eventually exceeds the pain of unlearning something old.

-- Adam Grant

Monday, November 22, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Walter Landor

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.

-- Walter Landor

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Christopher Alexander

Very few things have so much effect on the feeling inside a room as the sun shining into it.

-- Christopher Alexander

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Dag Hammarskjold

 We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.

-- Dag Hammarrskjold

Friday, November 19, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Leo Tolstoi

You should know that when a message you convey to another person is not understood by him, at least one of the following things is true: what you have said is not true, or you have conveyed it without kindness.

-- Leo Tolstoi

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Hannah Arendt

Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.

-- Hannah Arendt

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Carl Sagan

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.

-- Carl Sagan

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Gretchen Rubin

Nothing is more exhausting than the task that is never started.

-- Gretchen Rubin

Sunday, November 14, 2021

 May all sentient beings …’ ” “… be free from needless suffering.” Where does that come from, anyway?  … I told him. It came from Buddhism, the Four Immeasurables. “There are four good things worth practicing. Being kind toward everything alive. Staying level and steady. Feeling happy for any creature anywhere that is happy. And remembering that any suffering is also yours.”

—  Richard Powers, Bewilderment: A Novel

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Anne Lamott

 ... the three things I cannot change are the past, the truth, and you.

-- Anne Lamott

Friday, November 12, 2021

Quote of the Day -- Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.

I awoke and saw that life was service.

I acted and behold, service was joy.

 Rabindranth Tagore