Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dog Wisdom

Bark as if no one can hear you.
Catch the ball on the fly.
Lick like there's no end to kissing.
Sleep on a sofa nearby.
Jump like the sky is the limit.
Sit by the fire with friends.
Stay with the ones who love you.
Run like the road never ends.

Dog Philosophy
Author Unknown


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fortune Cookie Wisdom

If you want to succeed in business, avoid "business as usual."

Fortune Cookie from Q2 Bistro, Westerville Ohio

Howard Zinn on Courage

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places -- and there are so many -- where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.

Howard Zinn


Edward R.Murrow on Stewardship

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Edward R. Murrow