Friday, September 12, 2008

General Quotes

I'd like to thank Linda of Hammelman Art for recognizing this blog with an award.

Being happy doesn't mean every thing's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Success in life is determined by your ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.~ Winston Churchill

I want to become the kind of person my dog thinks I am. ~ Unknown

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece. ~ Nadia Boulanger

The past is history, the future a mystery, and the present a precious gift, hence the name.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa

I would read stuff in scholarly texts and know they were wrong. Living in Haiti, I realized that a minor error in one setting of power and privilege could have an enormous impact on the poor in another. ~ Paul Farmer to Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains, p 78

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light. but rather because its opponents eventually die, and new generation grow up that is familiar with it (the new scientific truth.~ Max Plank

There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer (Life, Oct. 10, 1949)

A child's feeling of self-esteem is centered on the experience for which he/she is noticed most intently. ~ Howard Glasser

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil. ~ Exodus 23:2

People will believe the most outrageous of lies once the truth is removed from consideration. ~ Frank Peretti, from Piercing the Darkness

In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile, and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. We owe that to ourselves and our crippled self-image as something better than a nation of panicked sheep. ~ Hunter S. Thompson - The Great Shark Hunt, 1979

'Now' is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.~ Barbara Sher

Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way to succeed is to double your error rate.~ Thomas J. Watson

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Winston Churchill

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain

Have a sunny day. Fine Art and Jewelry.


Anonymous said...

Whoa!! Loud music! Stop it. Nobody wants to hear it and I'm not coming back here until you get rid of it.

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

If you can take the time and effort to write a non productive comment you'd think you would be able to figure out how to turn down or off the music - oh blah de oh blah da life goes on -- on la la la la life goes on.