Saturday, September 30, 2006


The Six Mistakes of Man
1. The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.
2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying.
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Friday, September 29, 2006


All you need is love

Thursday, September 28, 2006


And think not you can guide the course of love. For love, if it finds
you worthy, shall guide your course.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Indian Proverb

Everyone is a house with four rooms - a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual.
Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go in to every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.

Sunday, September 24, 2006


I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Saturday, September 23, 2006


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

Friday, September 22, 2006


Don't walk in front of me - I may not follow. Don't walk behind me - I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Don’t waste your time worrying. Worry is not preparation. Analyze the situation and focus on solutions. There is always an answer.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Nigerian Proverb

If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Conduct thyself in life as at a banquet. If a plate is offered thee, extend thy hand and take it moderately. If it is to be withdrawn, do not detain it. If it come to thy side, make not thy desire loudly known, but wait patiently until it be offered thee.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


The wise man does not lay up treasure - his riches are within. The more he gives to others, the more he has of his own.

Friday, September 15, 2006


It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth, that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Now is the time to act - you can sort out the details later.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Be sure yourself and your own reach to know,
How far your genius, taste, and learning go.
Launch not beyond your depth, but be discreet,
And mark that point where sense and dullness meet.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


The less you open your heart to others,
the more your heart suffers.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Look to this day.
For it is life, the very life of life.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
Such is the salutation of the dawn.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


The meaning of life is to give life meaning.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


People who know little are usually great talkers while men who know much say little.

Friday, September 08, 2006


The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievement, but moral acts:
To return love for hate,
To include the excluded, and
To say, "I was wrong."

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Hold fast the time. Guard it, watch over it, every hour, every minute. Unregarded it slips away like a lizard, smooth slippery faithless. Hold every moment sacred. Give each clarity and meaning, each the weight of thine awareness, each its true and due fulfillment.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Dare to be wise - begin! He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
(The Merchant of Venice)

Monday, September 04, 2006


May you have just enough clouds in your life to be left with a beautiful sunset.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Some thoughts on Old Age

Old age is when actions creak louder than words - Anon
Advanced old age is when you sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going. - Anon
You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake - Bob Hope

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Tis a lesson you should heed,
Try, try again;
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try again;
Then your courage should appear,
For, if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear;
Try, try again.

Friday, September 01, 2006


I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show any human being, let me do it now. Let me not deter or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.