Thursday, October 29, 2009

Personal Growth

You are the only problem you will ever have
and you are the only solution.
Change is inevitable,
personal growth is always a personal decision.

- Bob Proctor

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something special in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
- Christian D Larson

Monday, October 26, 2009


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

- John Muir

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Change is a measure of time and,
in the autumn,
time seems speeded up.
What was is not
and never again will be;
what is
is change.

- Edwin Teale

Friday, October 23, 2009

Formula for Success

I cannot give you the formula for success,
but I can give you the formula for failure -- which is:

Try to please everybody.

- Herbert Bayard Swope

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Life Advice

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.

- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fear Nothing

Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons,
all sins into experience.

- Unknown

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt,
we must leave them more than the miracles of technology.
We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning,
not just after we got through with it.

- President Lyndon B. Johnson

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Good Character

A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you, and were helped by you,
will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered.
Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dreamers and Doers

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Visions and Dreams

Cherish your visions and your dreams
as they are the children of your soul,
the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments.

- Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You are Unique

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small,
you are also unique and irreplaceable,
as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

- Margaret Laurence

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.
Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation.
Lend and borrow to the maximum -- of both books and money!
But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money.
A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you.
When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched.
But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.

- Henry Miller

Friday, October 9, 2009


Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn't learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn't learn a little,
at least we didn't get sick,
 and if we got sick,
at least we didn't die;
so, let us all be thankful.

- Buddha

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blessed are those

Blessed are those that can give without remembering
and receive without forgetting.

- Elizabeth Bibesco

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


What you need to know about the past is
 that no matter what has happened,
 it has all worked together to bring you
to this very moment.
 And this is the moment
you can choose to make everything new.
Right now.

- Unknown

Monday, October 5, 2009

Harvesting Wisdom

Now in my later years I can harvest
the wisdom of my childhood.
I treasure those precious roots knowing
that I have grown wings
and I must move on.
I must let go.

- MacRina Wiederkehr

Saturday, October 3, 2009


The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence,
but by oft falling.

- Lucretius

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fork in the Road

We stand now where two roads diverge.
But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem,
they are not equally fair.
The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy,
a smooth superhighway on which we progress
with great speed,
but at its end lies disaster.
The other fork of the road - the one "less traveled by" -
offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination
that assures the preservation of the earth."

-  Rachel Carson