Monday, February 28, 2011

Making a Life

“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

—Norman MacEwan (1881-1953); Senior Commander, Royal Air Force

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fight in the Dog

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."

—Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969), 34th President of the United States, from his speech to the Republican National Committee, January 31, 1958

Friday, February 25, 2011

Positive Thinking

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."

—Art Linkletter; (1912-2010) Canadian-born American radio and television personality

Judging Ourselves

“Our loved ones judge us by what they think we are capable of doing. Other people judge us by what we've already done. We should judge ourselves by what we are doing now."

—Edmond Danken Sailer; Poet, Philosopher, Author

Personalities Transformed

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

—Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961); founder of analytical psychology

Mistakes are Useful

“Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?"

—Peter McWilliams, (1949-2000) Author, writer of best-selling self-help books such as Life 101

Know Yourself!

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person."

—Bruce Lee (1940-1973); Founder of Jeet Kune Do, Martial Arts Icon, Actor

We are all Children at Heart

“The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children."

—Jim Henson (1936 - 1990); Puppeteer, Producer, Director, Creator of The Muppets

Building the Future

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

—Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945); 32nd U.S. President

Luck is Preparation and Opportunity

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

—Seneca (4-65); Roman statesman, philosopher


“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?"

—Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 – 1966) (born Baron StanisÅ‚aw Jerzy de Tusch-Letz) was a poet and aphorist.