Nelson Mandela; 07.18.1918 – 12.05.2013



Enjoy your Friday! Aphorisms; 110510…

Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places. – Ogden Nash 

Don`t worry about avoiding temptation… as you grow older, it will avoid you. – Winston Churchill 

In jealousy there is more self-love than love. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don`t have it. – George Bernard Shaw 

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. – Mark Twain 

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton 

The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians. – Margaret Thatcher 

It is only reason that teaches silence. The heart teaches us to speak. – Jean Paul Richter 

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato 

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – William Faulkner

Enjoy your Friday! Quotes of Inspiration and Thought (100110)…

Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after. – Henry David Thoreau 

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. – Author Unknown 

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. – William Hazlitt 

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein 

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. – William Shedd 

Constant dripping hollows out a stone. – Lucretius 

Every artist was first an amateur. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time. – Josh Billings 

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. – Hypocrites 

The acts of this life are the destiny of the next. – Eastern Proverb

Enjoy Your Friday! Inspirational Quotes for September 24, 2010…

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.  Confucius 

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.  Henry Ward Beecher 

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.  Italian Proverb 

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.  Thomas Paine 

In adversity those talents are called forth which are concealed by prosperity.  Horace 

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.  Chinese Proverb 

There is more to life than increasing its speed.  Mahatma Ghandi 

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.  Catherine the Great 

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  Martin Luther King, Jr. 

It is better to fall short of a high mark than to reach a low one.  H. C. Payne

Enjoy your Friday! Aphorisms of Wisdom and Ignorance (091710)

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. 

Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference. 

Some people speak from experience; others, from experience, don’t speak. 

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. 

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd. 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. 

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. 

Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. 

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. 

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.