Thursday, December 6, 2007
How can the rest of us achieve such enviable freedom from clutter? The answer is to clear our heads of clutter..."
photo by sarchi
also by R. W. Emerson in History:
"A mind might ponder its thought for ages, and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach it in a day. Who knows himself before he has been thrilled with indignation at an outrage, or has heard an eloquent tongue...No man can antedate his experience, or guess what faculty or feeling a new object shall unlock, any more than he can draw to-day the face of a person whom he shall see to-morrow for the first time."
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
"The student is to read history actively and not passively...There is no age or state of society or mode of action in history, to which there is not somewhat corresponding in his life...Every mind must know the whole lesson..."
photo by kk+
Friday, November 30, 2007
"...I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80...Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously...listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles- and he always fixed my car....
My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in and of the fact that a small subsection of that society has managed to foist on the rest as an arbiter of such matters."
photo by Tom Mascardo
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
In Model for Writers by A. Rosa and P. Eschholz , "Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name" was featured where James Lincoln Collier wrote::
"He had extinguished his anxiety the only way he could- by confronting it."
photo by janusz l
Saturday, November 24, 2007
On nonverbal communication, Ronald B. Adler and Neil Towne in "Looking In, Looking out 9th Ed." wrote:
"This impossibility of not communicating is extremely important to understand because it means that each of us is a kind of transmitter that cannot be shut off. No matter what we do, we give off information about ourselves."
photo by s-a-m.
Friday, November 23, 2007
"He walked clumsily with bound arms...And once, in spite of the men who gripped him by each shoulder, he stepped slightly aside to avoid a puddle on the path.
It is curious, but till that moment I have never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide. This man was not dying, he was alive just as we were alive.
...He and we were a party of men walking together, seeing, hearing...the same world; and in two minutes, one of us would be gone--one mind less, one world less."
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Leslie Savan in "Slam Dunks and No-Brainers:Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and Like...Whatever" wrote:
"Trends overlap, shrink, bulge, and shrink again....
Not only is it impossible to always keep up-to-date, but the compulsion to do so make you look like a fool...
Always riding the cutting edge not only can produce some nasty burns, it's much less interesting than understanding the long-lasting stuff."
photo by porcelaingirl
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
"...the continuity of superb individuals atop visionary companies stems from companies being outstanding organizations, not the other way around."
their site is here
photo by uwdigitalcollections
Friday, October 26, 2007
Theresa G. Runstedtler in "Journeymen: Race, Boxing, and the Transnational World of Jack Johnson" wrote:
"...“sparring” contests between Western nations over their relative levels of racial tolerance are by no means new, and in particular, African Americans have long served as important ciphers in these debates......
It is no longer enough to point the finger elsewhere, for the challenges we face require us to acknowledge the global routes of racial discourses."
for full text, pls click here.
Po Bronson in "What should I do with my life?: The true story of people who answered the ultimate question" wrote:
photo by ArchanaR
Monday, October 22, 2007
(father talking to daughter)
photo by the moment
Friday, October 19, 2007
Dedicated to little Naomi,
who fought for her life and
inspired me to be a better person.
photo by tanakawho
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Learning to live within limited means gives a great sense of security because you become free of wanting more and therefore free of struggle.
photo by Dazzie D
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
"I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else." photo by Laszlo
Sunday, October 7, 2007
On Change, Barrie Sanford Greiff, MD (in "A Life Worth Living", Regan Books, Harper Collins Publishers) wrote:
There is age change and work change and parents and kids change, success change, and failure change, too. And if you dont take change by the hand, it will surely take you by the neck.
photo by Lin Pernille
Friday, October 5, 2007
The only way to survive in a megalopolis is to escape from it as often as you can.
photo by Squeezyboy
Who of us would dare to board an airplane if we did not think that the laws of aerodynamics were absolute truths?
photo by James Gordon
Thursday, October 4, 2007
The purpose of a compensation system should not be to get the right behaviors from the wrong people, but to get the right people on the bus in the first place, and to keep them there.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Language wears many hats, but its most important job is to help us name or describe what's in the world.
"Finish things. A job half done is a lot of effort wasted."
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Doing two things at once seems so clever, so efficient, so modern. And yet what it often means is doing two things not very well.Like many people, I read the paper while watching TV- and find that I get less out of both.
Monday, February 26, 2007
And many more, whose names on
Earth are dark,
But whose transmitted effluence can
So long as fire outlives the parent spark.