Saturday, March 28, 2009

Carla Harris on Perspective

And we are sitting in a spot where we're under-utilizing ourselves, our gifts, our talents, and in fact if somebody taps you on the shoulder, that may be the wake-up call to say, go for it - you have absolutely nothing to lose. This is the environment where you should be taking risks internally and externally.

Carla Harris

Appearing on Tavis Smiley, PBS
March 26, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Alex Noble on Success

Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.

Alex Noble


Jon Stewart on Inspiration

I can say I draw a line -- I do what I do because of Bruce Springsteen and I'll tell you why. You introduced me to the concept of the other side. You introduced me to the concept of you go through a tunnel, you take a chance, and you can work to get away from your circumstance. And, by working to get away from your circumstance, you can better yourself. The joy of it is chasing that dream.

Jon Stewart to Bruce Springsteen
The Daily Show
March 19, 2009


Carl Sandburg on Money

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.

Carl Sandburg


Dan Millman on Money

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.

Dan Millman


Errol Flynn on Money

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

Errol Flynn


Saturday, March 14, 2009

W.E.B. Du Bois on Change

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.

W.E.B. Du Bois


Abraham Lincoln on Change

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln


Friday, March 13, 2009

Will Rogers on Comedy

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Will Rogers

Thanks to Jon Stewart and The Daily Show &
Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hugh Sidey on Perspective

Above all else: go out with a sense of humor. It is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.

Hugh Sidey

To honor Gene Mayer with gratitude.


Milan Kundera on Relaxing

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.

Milan Kundera

To honor Gene Mayer with appreciation.


Zig Ziglar on Enjoying Success

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember - the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

Zig Ziglar

Ty Murray on New Experiences

I am approaching the cha cha like bull riding: you're never completely ready, it's just your turn.

Ty Murray
Champion Bull Rider

Said on Dancing with the Stars, March 10, 2009
ABC Television/BBC Worldwide Americas