Thursday, 31 December 2009

Genuine beginnings ...

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even if they are brought
to our attention by external opportunities.
William Bridges

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Flowers are words ...

Flowers are words even a baby can understand.
Quentin Crisp

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

.... choice

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
George Eliot

Monday, 28 December 2009

A friend ....

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Reality ...

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

Saturday, 26 December 2009

... can spring be far behind?

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, 25 December 2009

A good conscience ...

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas ....

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Water ...

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
Mark Twain

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Happiness is the sense that one matters.
Sarah Trimmer

Monday, 21 December 2009

One kind word ...

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb

Sunday, 20 December 2009


You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking
about yesterday all the time.
Charles Kettering

Saturday, 19 December 2009

The aging process ....

The aging process has got you firmly in its grasp if you never get
the urge to throw a snowball.
Doug Larsen

Friday, 18 December 2009

Bad weather ...

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
Tom Lehrer

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Adversity ....

As the yellow gold is tried in the fire, so is sincerity tested in adversity.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


Happiness is realising that nothing is too important.
Antonio Gala

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Let your life dance ...

Let your life dance on the edges of time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, 14 December 2009

Nature .....

Nature is an infinite sphere whose centre is everywhere and
whose circumference is nowhere.
Blaise Pascal

Sunday, 13 December 2009

In the depth of winter ...

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within
me lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The flowers anew ....

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring;
But faded beauty has no second spring.
Ambrose Philips

Friday, 11 December 2009

Great joys....

Great joys, like griefs, are silent.
Shackerley Marmion

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Awaken yourself ...

Awaken yourself to the power of your own mind to make things happen.
Robin Sharma

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The secret of success ....

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Real generosity ...

Real generosity towards the future consists in giving
all to what is present.
Albert Camus

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Yesterday ....

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon Johnson

** And if there are no posts in the next couple of days,
it's because I have no internet connection.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

To think ....

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we
normally take for granted.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, 4 December 2009


Words are a heavy thing ... they weigh you down.
If birds talked, they couldn't fly.
Sy Rosen and Christian Williams

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Silence ...

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Whoever wants to reach ...

Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
Saul Bellow

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

The best vision ...

The best vision is insight.
Malcolm Forbes

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Fishing ...

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may
return to the simplicity of our forefathers.
Herbert Hoover

Saturday, 28 November 2009

The limits of my language...

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Friday, 27 November 2009

Art is born ...

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

A man has free choice ...

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Freedom ...

Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.
Lisa Murkowski

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Use what talents ...

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if
no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke

Monday, 23 November 2009

The future ...

The future will be better tomorrow.
Dan Quayle

Sunday, 22 November 2009

By plucking her petals ...

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Every burden ...

Every burden is a blessing.
Walt Kelly

Friday, 20 November 2009

Art ...

Art is making something out of nothing and then selling it.
Frank Zappa

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Rarely do great beauty ...

Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes.
Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Winter is on my head ...

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Victor Hugo

Monday, 16 November 2009

Views ...

Views from various resting places give us time to pause, look and see.
Rosemary Verey

Sunday, 15 November 2009

There is more to life ...

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Perfumes ...

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
Heinrich Heine

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Light tomorrow ...

Light tomorrow with today.
Elizabeth Browning

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

You are never too old...

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

The power ...

The power that makes grass grow, fruit open, and guides
the bird in flight, is in us all.
Anzia Yezierska

Monday, 9 November 2009

The flower that follows the sun ...

The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.
Robert Leighton