words of others that resonate with me

20-June-2013 - Derivative image

MITCH ALBORN

Death ends a life, not a friendship.

ANON/CRAIGSLIST

Love is when you wake up in the morning thinking of that person. When they are the last thing you think of before you fall asleep. When seeing them makes your day better. When they are the first person you call with good or bad news. It’s when no words are needed for comfort. It’s knowing that no matter how angry you are with them or vice versa you work it out. Knowing that they are there. Trusting implicitly.

ANON

Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.

ANON

When  something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.

ANON

Don’t lead me; I may not follow.  Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.  Walk beside me and be my friend.

FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR –

The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.

PAUL BOESE

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

DAVID BOWIE

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

LEWIS CARROLL

One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.

CHILO

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.

WAYNE DYER

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

The definition of insanity is doing the same things but expecting different results.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Imagination is more important that knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world.

ELISABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE (movie)  –

Unmarried, I have no master.  I am myself.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

In order to learn the most important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Make yourself necessary to somebody.  Do not make life hard to any.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

ROBERT FROST

What is required is sight and insight – then you might add one more: excite.

PIET HEIN

Coexistence or no existence.  – That is the Question (Hamlet anno Domini)

PIET HEIN

T.T.T.  Put up in a place where it is easy to see the cryptic admonishment T.T.T.  When you feel how depressingly slowly you climb, it’s well to remember that Things Take Time.

PIET HEIN

Men, said the Devil, are good to their brothers: they don’t want to mend their own ways but each other’s.

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

MENANDER

To live is not to live for oneself alone; let us help one another.

CLAUDE MONET

Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”

CLAUDE MONET

I would like to paint the way a bird sings.

CLAUDE MONET

The more I live, the more I regret how little I know.

NIETZSCHE (Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits)  –

The day’s length.  If a man has a great deal to put in them, a day will have a hundred pockets.

SAINT AUGUSTINE

Audi partem alterum (Hear the other side)

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY

“I have no need of you, and you have no need of me. … But if you tame me, then we shall need each other.”  – The Little Prince

ERIC SCHMIDT (GOOGLE) –

He told Hoffman that as Google scaled, they kept hiring “glue people,” people who may be pleasant and competent but “who sit between functions and help either side but don’t themselves add a lot of value.” He and Google’s cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, decided it was time to overhaul their hiring system.

They developed various processes for finding talent — including peer interviews, tests, and lines of questioning — but Schmidt said that ultimately two simple things matter more than anything in a job candidate, and they’re the same for a startup or a massive corporation.

They are persistence and curiosity.

Schmidt told Hoffman that “persistence is the single biggest predictor of future success. … And the second thing was curiosity. What do you care about? The combination of persistence and curiosity is a very good predictor of employee success in a knowledge economy.”

He said it matters less how you discover those traits in the hiring process than the actual discovery of them. And then finally, ask yourself if you would enjoy working with that person, since your final decision “has a lot to do with if the person is interesting or not.”

JAMES THURBER

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

VOLTAIRE

concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, “we must cultivate our garden“, in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, “all is for the best” in the “best of all possible worlds”.

WORDSWORTH

What though the radiance that was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight.  Though nothing can bring back the hour of spendor in the grass, of glory in the flower.  We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

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