Dr. Joyce Brothers: Persistence

“Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it.”
— Dr. Joyce Brothers.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, half-length portrait, faci...

Dr. Joyce Brothers, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, holding book she wrote / World Telegram photo by Phyllis Twacht (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Khalil Gibran: Hate

Khalil Gibran (April 1913)

Khalil Gibran (April 1913) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? –Kahlil Gibran, poet and artist (1883-1931)

C S Lewis: Peers

“We all wish to be judged by our peers, by the men ‘after our own heart.’ Only they really know our mind and only they judge it by standards we fully acknowledge. Theirs is the praise we really covet and the blame we really dread. The little pockets of early Chrstians survived because they cared exclusively for the love of ‘the bretheren’ and stopped their ears to the opinion of the Pagan society around them. But a circle of criminals, cranks, or perverts survives in just the same way; by becoming deaf to the opinion of the outer world, by discounting it as the chatter of outsiders who ‘don’t understand,’ of the ‘conventional,’ the ‘bourgeois,’ the ‘Establishment,’ of prigs, prudes, and humbugs. ”
—C S Lewis.

Angela Schwindt: Life and children

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” Angela Schwindt; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Indian Teachers