Frank Zappa: From information to beauty

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“Information is not knowledge;knowledge is not wisdom;wisdom is not truth;truth is not beauty.”

– Frank Zappa.

Michel de Montaigne: Differences

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There is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others. –Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)

Ivy Baker Priest: Round world

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.” ~Ivy Baker Priest, quoted in “My Resolution”

John Dryden: Mighty things

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“Mighty things from small beginnings grow.” ~John Dryden, quoted in “Teacher Tales”


Bob Dylan: Success

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

—Bob Dylan.

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Larry Bird: Practice

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Larry Bird’s photo at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if someone somewhere was practicing more than me.”

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Language

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“Language is the armory of the human mind; and at once contains the trophies of its past, and the weapons of its future conquests.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic, and philosopher (1772-1834).

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Michel de Montaigne: Truth

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I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older. –Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)

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Mark Twain: Kindness

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~Mark Twain, quoted in “Loving Our Cats”

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John Lennon: Life

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~John Lennon, quoted in “Power Moms”.


Dalai Lama: Practice compassion

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Thought For Today

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader.

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Mohamed ElBaradei: Primary allegiance

“The ultimate sense of security will be when we come to recognize that we are all part of one human race. Our primary allegiance is to the human race and not to one particular color or border.” –Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (b. 1942).

Mignon McLaughlin: Courage that matters

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“The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” ~Mignon McLaughlin, quoted in “Teens Talk Tough Times”.


Jack Canfield: Feedback

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” ~Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson (Via Jack Canfield)

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