Recall a recent time when someone was strongly critical of your opinions (perhaps your political or religious beliefs). Now, put yourself in their shoes - with compassion. Try to understand and appreciate their point-of-view, not to change your own opinions, but to celebrate all our human differences - in peace. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves . - Dale Carnegie
"When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first." - Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), Winner Take Nothing
A Mother was reading a magazine and her cute little daughter every now and then distracted her. To keep her busy, she tore one page on which was printed the map of the world. She tore it into pieces and asked her to go to her room and put them together to make the map again.
She was sure her daughter would take a lot more time and probably whole of the day to get it done. But the little one came back within minutes with a perfect map.
When she asked how she could do it so quickly, she said, "Oh Mom, there is a man's face on the other side of the paper. I made the face perfect to get the map right." She ran outside to play leaving the mother surprised.
Perhaps there is always the other side to whatever you experience in this world. This story indirectly teaches a lesson. Whenever we come across a challenge or a puzzling situation, look at the other side. You'll be surprised to see an easy way to tackle the problem.
Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -for future generations. Create the legacy of a better world. Leave this world a better place than you found it. Literally planting trees for your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,but far more important... use this symbolism - this imagery - to represent the kind of legacy you want to leave to future generations. Find your balance and stand with it. Find your song and sing it out. Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance. Find the questions that only you know how to ask and The answers that you are content to not know. - Mary Anne Radmacher
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
The way is long and lonely, And human hearts are asking for this blessing only That we be kind. We cannot know the grief that men may borrow, We cannot see the souls storm-swept by sorrow, But love can shine upon the way to-day, to-morrow Let us be kind. - W. Lomax Childress
"All animals will not only be not shot, they will be protected - not only from people but as much as possible from each other. Prey will be separated from predator, and there will be no overpopulation or starvation because all will be controlled by sterilization or implant." - Amory, founder of The Fund For Animals, describing his ideal world, in Sierra, June 1992.
Staying up all night is a waste of sleeping, and a waste of sleeping is a waste of dreaming, and dreaming is important because the more dreams you have, the better chance you have of one coming true. - Tony Arata
"Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem. It's ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea."
"And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We're always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it's only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important."
- Steve Jobs , Interview with Fortune magazine, 2000
I don't understand couples who divorce and remarry. That's like pouring milk on a bowl of cereal, tasting it, and saying, "This milk is sour. Well, I'll put it back in the refrigerator - maybe it will be okay tomorrow." - Larry Miller