Thursday, March 25, 2010

Benjamin Franklin on Resolution

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

Benjamin Franklin


Khalil Gibran on Character

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.

Khalil Gibran


Reality TV Wisdom: Shear Genius

I'm from Colorado, the higher the hair, the closer to God.

On modernizing a classic Dolly Parton hair design

Shear Genius, March 24, 2010
Bravo, Reveille Productions

Tony Robbins on Change

Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.

Tony Robbins


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bill Clinton on Hindsight

I found Rahm. I created him. I made him what he is today. I am so sorry.

Bill Clinton
Regarding White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel
at the 125th annual Gridiron Club Dinner, March 20, 2010


Reality TV Wisdom: Holmes on Homes

If I had a money tree, you already cut it down.

Homeowner Jennifer in Pasedena, CA
Regarding a conversation with her original contractor

Holmes on Homes, Pasadena 911
HGTV, Make It Right Productions

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Television Rewind

As always, should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck, Jim. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds.

The Voice on the Tape to Jim Phelps (Peter Graves)
Mission: Impossible, 1967 - 1973
Created by Bruce Geller
Thank you, Peter Graves, 1926 - 2010

Dave Barry on Housework

The obvious and fair solution to the housework problem is to let men do the housework for, say, the next six thousand years, to even things up. The trouble is that men, over the years, have developed an inflated notion of the importance of everything they do, so that before long they would turn housework into just as much of a charade as business is now. They would hire secretaries and buy computers and fly off to housework conferences in Bermuda, but they'd never clean anything.

Dave Barry


Deepak Chopra on Meditation

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.

Deepak Chopra


Andrew J. Holmes on Humility

It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

Andrew J. Holmes
Wisdom in Small Doses, published in 1927


Albert Einstein on Opportunity

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein


James Baldwin on Change

For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.

James Baldwin


Hericlitus on Change

All is flux; nothing stays still.



Felix Adler on Change

We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it.

Felix Adler


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk on Change

We are sitting where the gatekeepers are no longer in control.

Gary Vaynerchuck
Wine Library TV at Web2.0 Expo,
Do What You Love (No Excuses), September 2008


Gary Vaynerchuk on Choices

It is not fun answering 'what wine goes with fish' seventy three times a day.

Gary Vaynerchuk
of Wine Library TV at Web2.0 Expo,
Do What You Love (No Excuses), September 2008


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Abraham Lincoln on Resolve

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.

Abraham Lincoln

With a nod to the movie, Pollyanna.


Srikumar Rao on Happiness

Invest in the process, not in the outcome.

Srikumar Rao

From a great talk entitled: Plug Into Your Hard-Wired Happiness, click here to watch.