Euripides: Authority

Euripides

 

“Authority is never without hate. ”
—Euripides.

 

 

Joe Henderson: Your toughest opponent

Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head.

Joe Henderson, running coach and author

 

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    English: Obstacle This is one of the obstacles on the toughest mountain bike trail on Whiteash Hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Joe Henderson: Being tough

Jared Allen chasing down the back on the sweep

Jared Allen chasing down the back on the sweep (Photo credit: rburtzel)

 

Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head.

Joe Henderson, running coach and author 

 

 

 

Cicero: Black at heart

Cicero

Cicero (Photo credit: tonynetone)

“The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret – that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Persecution and not…

 

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Español: Ralph Waldo Emerson. Français : Ralph Waldo Emerson Italiano: Ralph Waldo Emerson Nederlands: Fotogravure van Ralph Waldo Emerson Português: Ralph Waldo Emerson Русский: Ральф Уолдо Эмерсон Svenska: Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882).

 

 

Ambrose Bierce: Love

Ambrose Bierce portre

Ambrose Bierce portre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. –Ambrose Bierce, author and editor (1842-1914)

Bernard Iddings Bell: To love

Love Truly Romance

Love Truly Romance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself.”
—Bernard Iddings Bell

Thomas Paine: Harder the conflict

Thomas Paine, Engraving

Thomas Paine, Engraving (Photo credit: Marion Doss)

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine.

Colin Powell: Being progressive

Colin Powell, Secretary of State.

Colin Powell, Secretary of State. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they’re being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I’m black. I tell them, ‘Don’t stop now. If I shot somebody you’d mention it.’
Colin Powell.

Arthur Schopenhauer: An hour's reading

Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’ve never know any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage. ”
Arthur Schopenhauer.

Thornton Wilder: Write to express

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English: Thornton Wilder pictured in his Yale College graduation photo, 1920. Image courtesy of the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/brbldl/oneITEM.asp?pid=2037316&iid=1131841&srchtype= (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good. –Thornton Wilder, writer (1897-1975).

Stevie Wonder: Eyes lie…

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Salvador (BA) – O Cantor Stevie Wonder fala na abertura da 2ª Conferência de Intelectuais da África e da Diáspora em Salvador. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person. ”
Stevie Wonder.

What the body says

Eduardo Hughes Galeano (born September 3, 1940...

Eduardo Hughes Galeano (born September 3, 1940) is a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The body says: I am a fiesta. –Eduardo Galeano, journalist and novelist (b. 1940)

William James: As you think, so shall you be

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910)

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
William James.

Flattery

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English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. –George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)

Oscar Wilde: Friends, acquaintances and enemies

Oscar Wilde, three-quarter length portrait, fa...

Oscar Wilde, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, seated, leaning forward, left elbow resting on knee, hand to chin, holding walking stick in right hand, wearing coat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”
Oscar Wilde.

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Benjamin Disraeli: Write a book

Line drawing of Disraeli

Line drawing of Disraeli (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
Benjamin Disraeli.

Isaac Asimov: Writing

Dr. Isaac Asimov, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Dr. Isaac Asimov, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, 1965 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

Isaac Asimov

Petrarch: Love life

Portrait of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), It...

Portrait of Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), Italian poet and humanist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”
Petrarch.

Blogging

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The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them

—.Jeff Jarvis