Tuesday, November 30, 2010
“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” ~ L. D. Brandeis
"To respond is positive, to react is negative." Zig Ziglar
Two stallions fight at a wild horse conservation center in South Dakota. It's an equine echo of an ongoing struggle across the western United States, where mustangs compete for space with ranching and energy development.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. -Adolf Hitler
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. -Mark Twain
The mountain's moods aren't all bad. Spring warmth draws crowds to New England's Tuckerman Ravine, including thrill seekers who attempt to ski a steep headwall. Others simply relax in the sun-washed glacial cirque and bask in the presence of the peak.
If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim. -Margaret Thatcher
'It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end' Ursula LeQuin.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
We are each responsible for our own life - no other person is or even can be.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
J. K. Rowling
Friday, November 26, 2010
"A goal without a plan is just a wish."~Larry Elder
Moon Over Boston
"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough." - Christian Nestell Bové
"Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm." - Earl Nightingale
"Sometimes you’ve got to create what you want to be a part of." – Geri Weitzman
"The will of men who are put to the test can often supersede the will of destiny." - Tristan Bernard
"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." - George W. Carve
"Make a decision to be successful right now. Most people never decide to be wealthy; that is why they retire poor."- Brian Tracy
“The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.” - Harry Kemp
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Skiers and snowboarders in lift line on Mt. Hood
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother- Abraham Lincoln
Whitewater kayaking over waterfall
“We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?”
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
“It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them”
“The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.”
picnic tables at white sands
In the dime stores and bus stations, people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall. ~ Bob Dylan
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. ~ Simone Weil
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. ~ Benjamin Franklin
God enters by a private door into every individual. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time. ~ Elbert Hubbard
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ~ Oprah Winfrey
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy. ~ Daniel Webster
I can be in 20 movies. But I'll never be an actor. ~ Jon Stewart
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
from the Eiffel tower....
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. ~ Tennessee Williams
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries. ~ John Adams
Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing. ~ Colin Powell
I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born. ~ Henry David Thoreau
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. ~ Abraham Lincoln
A Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio multicaudata) alights on a flower in a garden in Mexico City
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.
"Silence is the safest policy for the man who distrusts himself." - La Rouchefoucauld
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. ~Benjamin Franklin
A view of the Nubra valley from Hundar village
Napoleon Hill: Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it - Samuel Butler
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise that they were the big - Robert Brault
"Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength." Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
A tourist visits an ice sculpture for the 26th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival at a park in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China on January 3, 2010,
The single biggest problem in COMMUNICATION... is the ~I L L U S I O N~ that it has taken place" ~GB Shaw
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
“Don't be too SWEET lest you be eaten up; don't be too B I T T E R... lest you be spewed out” ~Yiddish Proverb
"LEARNING without T H O U G H T... is labor lost." ~Confucius
My religion is very simple. My religion is KINDNESS" ~Dalai Lama
Grass Sheds, Nupsstadur
Most of us never recognize opportunity until it goes to work in our competitor’s business - P.L. Andarr
To CLIMB steep hills... requires a slow pace at first." ~Shakespeare
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Ability has nothing to do with opportunity - Napoleon Bonaparte
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent" -M vos Savant
When a man of 40 falls in -L O V E- with a girl of 20, it isn't her YOUTH he is seeking... but his own" ~Lenore Coffee
LIFE is really simple... but we insist on making it complicated." ~Confucius
Eggs & oaths... are easily BROKEN." ~Danish Proverb
I always say don't make plans... MAKE OPTIONS.” ~Jennifer Aniston
DISEASES of the soul... are more dangerous & more numerous than those of the body." ~Cicero
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden... of its WORRIES." ~Astrid Alauda
Behind an able man there are always other able men - Chinese Proverb
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability - Farry F Banks
I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line - Andrew Carnegie
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success comes only later- Confucius
The easier it is to do... the harder it is to CHANGE." ~Eng's Principle
Cows graze in a field near Cape Cornwall near St Just in Cornwall, England
Keep the gold and keep the silver, but give us wisdom - Arabian Proverb
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books - Chinese Proverb
The chief aim of wisdom is to enable one to bear with the stupidity of the ignorant - Winston Churchil
Moeraki Boulders in Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
If you want to know how rich you really are, find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight?
-- William J.H. Boetcker
Solar-tree in the Ulmer residential area solar city, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, German
As a solid rock is not shaken by a strong gale, so wise persons remain unaffected by praise or censure - Buddha
“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi
The Magnificent Migration of the Monarch
Did you know...
* Some eastern monarchs travel nearly 2,000 miles to reach their overwintering grounds in central Mexico.
* Monarchs in the western US migrate to California, while monarchs in the eastern part (roughly east of the Rockies) migrate to central Mexico. Some eastern monarchs overwinter in Florida and remain reproductive throughout the winter.
* The overwintering populations in central Mexico numbers in the tens of millions. The number fluctuates each year.
* These lightweight insects cluster in such large groups on tree branches that the branches bend downward with the weight of the butterflies!
* Monarchs enter a reproductive diapause while overwintering. They don't begin laying eggs again until spring.
* Monarchs are the only species of butterfly that participate in a true migration. They migrate south, then when spring arrives, return northward to reproduce.
* Monarchs make this trip without ever having been "taught" how to do so! Those that migrate are the descendants of those that made the trip the year before...In people terms, think great-grandchildren or great-great grandchildren.
* The location of the overwintering grounds in central Mexico was only discovered about 25 years ago.
* Monarchs that have been raised and released far from their "birthplace" have been tagged and discovered in the overwintering grounds. They do not become mixed up and unable to migrate as some extreme sources would propose.
* Monarchs stop and nectar along their journey south.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The year has only just begun and we already have a poll by AskMen.com stating the Most Desirable Women of 2010. And no, the list doesn't include Susan Boyle. Petty we may be but these women's charms are more than skin-deep. Here's a look at the hottest sirens of the year.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
1st say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus
Most people are just trying to get through the day. Sophisticated people learn how to get from the day." ~Jim Rohn
"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough." ~ John Christian Bovee Great Quotes Jim Rohn
I have always preferred inspiration to information. " - Man Ray
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon
Success is that old A B C; Ability, Breaks, and Courage." ~ Charles Luckman.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey
“We all dream a lot - some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel.”
“Luck is believing you're lucky.”
Thursday, November 18, 2010
A fool and his money are soon parted. -Thomas
Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it - David Starr Jordan
More than 90 people who have given up smoking, and government advisors who helped them, say 'Thanks' in Hyde Park, London, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NHS stop smoking service
The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. Aristotle
"Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great." -R. Emerson
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In God we trust all others must pay cash. -American Proverb
American Copper Butterfly
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly-- Richard Bach
"Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable." - Coco Chanel
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop." - Michaelangelo
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." - Michaelangelo
Palmyra has been for centuries a flourishing city in the Arabian desert on the antique fascinating Silk way. Palmyra is an oasis with a hot spring, which made it so attractive for camels caravans. But also for the Romans, who conquered Palmyra and changed the Silk way, which led to the complete decay of Palmyra.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ~William A. Ward~
Champions keep playing until they get it right. ~Billie Jean King~
You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. ~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar~
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. ~Arthur Ashe~
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. ~Michael Pritchard~
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night. ~Edgar Allen Poe~
"We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich."
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
"The toughest question has always been, "How do you get your ideas?" How do you answer that? It's like asking runners how they run, or singers how they sing. They just do it!"
"It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars."
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