Tag: Think

Quotes June 16, 2022

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn – Entrepreneur-Author-Motivational Speaker
 
 
 
 
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Victor Hugo – 1802-1885 – French Poet
 
 
 
 
“Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
Ella Fitzgerald
 
 
 
 
Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield,
writer, poet
 
 
 
 
“Hatred and anger are the greatest poison to the happiness of a good mind.”
Adam Smith
 
 
 
 
“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.”
Anton Chekhov
 
 
 
 
The proof that one truly believes is in action.
Bayard Rustin,
civil rights activist
June is Pride Month
 
 
 
 
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Quotes July 15, 2021

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
Thomas Jefferson
 
 
 
 
Dissonance / (if you are interested) / leads to discovery.
William Carlos Williams,
poet, writer, physician
 
 
 
 
Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.
Steve Prefontaine – 1951-1975 – American Long-Distance Runner
 
 
 
 
The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.
Carl Sagan
 
 
 
 
When you find a writer who really is saying something to you, read everything that writer has written and you will get more education and depth of understanding out of that than reading a scrap here and a scrap there and elsewhere. Then go to people who influenced that writer, or those who were related to him, and your world builds together in an organic way that is really marvelous.
Joseph Campbell
 
 
 
 
Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader’s daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.
John le Carré
 
 
 
 
The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is: I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me. You might be all of those things. You got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple.
Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Will Smith
 
 
 
 
It is…highly probable that from the very beginning, apart from death, the only ironclad rule of human experience has been the Law of Unintended Consequences.
Ian Tattersall
 
 
 
 
All history is the history of unintended consequences.
T. J. Jackson Lears
 
 
 
 
“Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
 
 
 
 
We of the Sabotage Bureau remain legalists of a special category. We know that too much law injures a society; it is the same with too little law. One seeks a balance. We are like the balancing force among the Gowachin: without hope of achieving heaven in the society of mortals, we seek the unattainable. Each agent knows his own conscience and why he serves such a master. That is the key to us. We serve a mortal conscience for immortal reasons. We do it without hope of praise or the sureness of success.
The early writings of Bildoon, PanSpechi Chief of BuSab
Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment
 
 
 
 
Oh, I’m not just going too far, I’ve arrived.
José Saramago
 
 
 
 
“What we do in life, echoes in eternity.”
Marcus Aurelius
 
 
 
 
I have a strong opinion that a genuine love of books is one of the greatest blessings of life for man and woman.
Sara Coleridge,
poet, writer, translator
 
 
 
 
To put it mildly, those who occupy the towering heights of American culture don’t look kindly on traditional religion … Why choose traditional religion in today’s culture?
You can get rid of tradition; you can scrap all the traditions you want. But traditions are the answers we have forgotten. Traditions are the answers to questions we have forgotten we even had to ask.
Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm and Nellie Bowles, Choosing My Religion, Good Faith Effort Podcast

Images August 04, 2018


 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
You could have a steam train
If you’d just lay down your tracks
You could have an aeroplane flying
If you bring your blue sky back
All you do is call me
I’ll be anything you need
You could have a big dipper
Going up and down, all around the bends
You could have a bumper car, bumping
This amusement never ends
I want to be your sledgehammer
Why don’t you call my name
Oh let me be your sledgehammer
This will be my testimony
Show me round your fruit cakes
‘Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruit cakes
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be
I want to be your sledgehammer
Why don’t you call my name
You’d better call the sledgehammer
Put your mind at rest
I’m going to be-the sledgehammer
This can be my testimony
I’m your sledgehammer
Let there be no doubt about it
Sledge sledge sledgehammer
I kicked the habit (I kicked the habit)
Shed my skin (Shed my skin)
This is the new stuff (This is the new stuff)
I go dancing in, (We could go dancing in)
Oh won’t you show for me (Show for me)
I will show for you (Show for you)
Show for me (Show for me), I will show for you
Yea, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I do mean you
Only you, you’ve been coming through
Going to build that power
Build, build up that power, hey
I’ve been feeding the rhythm
I’ve been feeding the rhythm
Going to feel that power, build in you
Come on, come on, help me do
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you
I’ve been feeding the rhythm
I’ve been feeding the rhythm
It’s what we’re doing, doing
All day and night, come on and help me do, come on and help me do

Images August 01, 2018