"The virtue of man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct."
-- Blaise Pascal
"Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside."
-- Brian Tracy
"The 'Inside-Out' approach to personal and self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves."
-- Stephen Covey
"The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity."
-- Zig Ziglar
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* You really have to know your own fundamental mind before you can stop and rest. If you know your mind and arrive at the fundamental, that is like space merging with space.
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- Henry Ford
It is always traumatic and stressful when people are affected by severe weather. There is never a good time to be flooded out of your home.
- David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick, December 15, 2010
- Harry Morgan played by James Remar on Dexter
This is a conversation that we never had. I always say to people, 'if you want to say to someone you love them, tell them now, 'cause, you know, there may come a point when it's too late, and you think, 'I wish I'd said that.'
- Paul McCartney on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon - December 9, 2010
The heavier crop is ever in others' fields.
- Ovid, BC43-AD17
Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are?
- Laurence J. Peter, educator and author (1919-1990)
I don't have any romanticism about any part of my past. I don't believe in yesterday. I'm only interested in what I'm doing now.
- John Lennon
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
- Immanuel Kant
Life is Simple - People Complicate It.
- Pat & Lorna Shanks
True discovery consists not in finding new landscapes, but in seeing the same landscape with new eyes.
- Marcel Proust
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* Famous Quotes
To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
The difference between style and taste is never easy to define, but style tends to be centered on the social, and taste upon the individual. Style then works along axes of similarity to identify group membership, to relate to the social order; taste works within style to differentiate and construct the individual. Style speaks about social factors such as class, age, and other more flexible, less definable social formations; taste talks of the individual inflection of the social.
- John Fiske (b. 1939), U.S. educator, critic. Reading the Popular, ch. 2, Unwin Hyman (1989).
Our best source of new business is people who know us and have worked with us in the past. So it's vital that we be much
more proactive in reaching out to contacts than we were in the past when business was flowing freely.
- Geri Denterlein of Denterlein Worldwide - see 5 Tips for Selling a Service Now
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth.... For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the
worst, and to provide for it.
- Patrick Henry
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
- Rita Mae Brown
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e e cummings, poet (1894 - 1962)
...loving is our supreme function. The heart precedes the mind. Our hearts do not need logic. They can love and forgive and accept that which minds
cannot comprehend. Hearts understand in ways minds cannot.
- Lois Wilson
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
- Vincent T. Lombardi
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
- Charles Kendall Adams
The bigger the why, the easier the how.
- T.Harv Ecker
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"Love of our neighbor consists of three things: to desire the greater good of everyone, to do what good we can when we can, and to bear, excuse and hide others' faults."
-- St. John Vianney
"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."
-- William M. Thackeray
"Who are the twelve most loving people you know? Why? What can you learn and duplicate from them?"
-- Mark Victor Hansen
"The only thing that you can never have too much of is love."
-- Brian Tracy
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"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
-- Stephen Covey
"Many people may listen, but few people actually hear."
-- Harvey Mackay
"It seems rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners."
-- Erma Bombeck
"If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you already know."
-- Johann Caspar Lavater
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"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well."
"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all."
-Leo C. Rosten
"Not a day passes over this earth but men and women of note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows."
"The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next.
To be content with little is hard; to be content with much is impossible.
» Lord Byron
» Duane Michals
» Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr, poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894)
» Albert Einstein
» Joe Paterno
» Victor Hugo
» Japanese Proverb
» Derek Clifford, is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Liverpool John Moores University.
"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile."
"Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time."
-Thomas J. Watson
"If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself."
"You have not lived a perfect day, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
- Thomas Edison
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
- Dr. Seuss
I love playing the game of golf. It's fun, it's certainly challenging, and it's also something that I know when I do it right, I'm pretty good at it.
- Tiger Woods, November 30, 2010
- Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree offered this advice more than 100 years ago
- Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the popular Huffington Post news website and blog, says despite dwindling circulation numbers, she doesn't think the newspaper is dead. Huffington, 60, said Monday November 29, 2010 during a stop in Toronto.
- Abraham Lincoln
- Jamie Oliver, in an article in the Economist: World in 2011 page 111
- Theodore C. Sorensen, 1928-2010, presidential advisor, lawyer, and writer
- Mandy Moore, interviewed in the Globe and Mail on November 27, 2010
I'm in a kind of between-things now, so I spend a lot of time doing little drawings and things ... it's a laborious process.
I've been a very slow worker and that doesn't seem to have changed very much. Three or so [works annually] would be normal, I think. Four, I think would be unusual. It's just like a cow producing milk, there's just so much there.
- Alex Colville at a reception marking on his turning 90
-- Colville was born in Toronto but moved with his family to the Maritimes as a child. He went to Europe with the military as part of their war-artist program. Returning to Canada after the war, he taught at Mount Allison University and then quit in 1963 to devote himself full time to painting. -- He was Canada's representative at the 1966 Venice Biennale and designed 1967 Centennial coins and the 1978 Governor-General's Medal. By then he had moved to the Nova Scotia town of Wolfville, where he still lives and works.
*JUST DO IT!
"... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin."
-- Ivan Turgenev
"Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow."
-- Khalil Gibran
"Ignore people who tell you 'you can't' or try to discourage you."
-- Jeffrey Gitomer
"The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can."
-- Richard Cushing
"Be a collector of good ideas, but don't trust your memory."
-- Jim Rohn
"The best collecting place for all of the ideas and information that comes your way is your journal."
-- Jim Rohn
"The reason why I spend so much money for my journals is to press me to find something valuable to put in them."
-- Jim Rohn
"There are three things to leave behind: your photographs, your library and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture!"
-- Jim Rohn