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Friday, May 6, 2011

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier... inspirational quotes

Helsinki, Finland in winter
No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel INFERIOR... without your C O N S E N T. Never give it" ~Edelman

"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones." Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hunting hawk chases a rabbit during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 93 miles east of Almaty. When it snows on the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, hunters saddle up and gallop off with eagles on their arms in search of prey. Many in Kazakhstan see eagle hunting as a symbol of their nation's nomadic past and a throwback to an oft-romanticised era before these steppes turned into a geopolitical battleground between competing regional powers Russia and China.
"Even a small STAR... shines in the darkness" ~Finnish proverb

Bengal Tiger Kingda Ka smashes pumpkins during Fall at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. According to Six Flags', Ka loves to swim as he dives down under the water line, across or to the bottom of the pool for the things he wants.
"Drink deeply. LIVE in serenity... & joy." ~Buddha

A polar bear shakes his body to remove water at the St. Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St. Felicien. According to Environment Canada, Canada is home of approximately 15,000 of the estimated 20,000-25,000 polar bears worldwide. The species is also listed as a special concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada while last year, the U.S. listed the polar bear as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act because their sea ice habitat is melting down.
"A day of WORRY... is more exhausting than a week of work." ~John Lubbock

Watched by three hungry cubs the mother bear was demonstrating the skill of fishing to her young. Perched on the edge of a waterfall, she manages to keep her balance as the salmon unwittingly leap out of the water and into her menacing jaws. She may look like a graceful and loving mother but she's also a vicious fighter -- as one unfortunate bear found out when he tried to steal her cubs' dinner.
"CONFLICT is inevitable... but combat is optional." ~Max Lucade

Yamuna River by the Taj Mahal, India
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do" Voltaire

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Money is a headache, and money is the cure. ~Everett Már

You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself - Havvey S. Firestone

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. -Leonardo da Vinci

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -Mark Twain

Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves. -Rudyard Kipling

A little neglect may breed great mischief. -Benjamin Franklin

A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows. -George Bernard Shaw

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. -Colin Powell

War does not determine who is right - only who is left. -Bertrand Russell

Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? -Plato

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. -Albert Einstein

If you are going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.- Chinese proverb

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his thoughts” - James Allen

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
~ Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Success in life is determined by your ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill
I can help take someone from failure to success but I can’t take them from excuses to success because if you’re making excuses you haven’t yet realized where the real problem lies.
~ John Maxwell


Mark Twain , USA Philosophizing Writer Quotes
Born November 30, 1835; Died April 21, 1910

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
Mark Twain

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.


"A dream with courage is innovation...A dream without courage is a delusion”

"Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat”

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