Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Self- Realization

"Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as... from a lack of bread."  ~ Richard Wright, Native Son, 1940

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Becoming Yourself

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."  ~ Anna Quindlen

Monday, February 27, 2012

Finding Yourself

"Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.." ~ Dorothy Bryant 

Friday, February 24, 2012

So Old

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Growing Up

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."  ~ Chili Davis

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beauty, Hope and Cheer

"In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber.  So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage - so long are you young.  When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old."  ~ Douglas MacArthur

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Your Heart

"Everyone is the age of their heart."  ~ Guatemalan Proverb

Monday, February 20, 2012

Good Question

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"  ~ Satchel Paige

Friday, February 17, 2012


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  ~ John Muir

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Fragile Planet

"This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile.  Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions, tectonic cataclysms, and ice ages.  But this canny, intelligent, prolific, and extremely self-centered human creature had proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself.... We've got to be stopped."  ~ Michael L. Fischer, Harper's, July 1990

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


"Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we."  ~ Michel de Montaigne, translated

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Part of the Whole

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."  ~ Albert Einstein, 1950

Monday, February 13, 2012

Good Planets

"Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find."  ~ Quoted in Time

Friday, February 10, 2012

Both Contribute

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society.  The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."  ~ Gil Stern

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Foundation

"Optimism is the foundation of courage."  ~ Nicholas Murray Butler

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

In the Long Run

"In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip."  ~ Daniel L. Reardon

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blood Type

"A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative." ~ Author Unknown

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pessimist, Philosopher and Optimist

"A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them."  ~ Leonard Louis Levinson

Friday, February 3, 2012

An Art

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."  ~ Don Marquis

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Forever or Not At All

"Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all."  ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


"The best way to get something done is to begin."  ~ Author Unknown