Tuesday, October 11, 2016


…I’m a day late and a dollar short.

…Here are some things I like at the start of the week:

"I was told over and over again that I would never be successful, that I was not going to be competitive and the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say "We'll just have to see.""- Dick Fosbury, who won an Olympic gold medal at the 1968 Mexico games after he invented a revolutionary high-jump technique. (1947)

"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and obeys it."- Louis Pasteur

"Tough times never last. Tough people do."- Robert H. Schuller

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be."- Abraham Maslow

"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green."- Thomas Carlyle

"A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."- Alexander Pope

""I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything: "I will try" has accomplished wonders."- George P. Burnham

"The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light."- Felix Adler

"The world is good-natured to people who are good natured."- William Makepeace Thackeray

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."- Epictetus

"No man can hope to accomplish anything great in this world until he throws his whole soul, flings the force of his whole life, into it. It is not enough simply to have a general desire to accomplish something. There is but one way to do that; and that is, to try to be somebody with all the concentrated energy we can muster."- Orison Sweet Marden

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope."- Sir Winston Churchill

"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'"- George Bernard Shaw

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