Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a
lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it
will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter
whether you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes
up, you better be running.
Ethiopia, circa 1974
As recited to me by a cab driver in Washington DC
there’s someone you love but you haven’t said so in a while, say it
now. Always, always say it now.
Chicago Tribune, 1979
after his first wife died of a brain aneurysm
Yurself...b-cAuse ThOSe wHo mAtter, Don'T MiNd--And Those WhO MinD,
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No God, no
Know God, know
people come into our lives and quickly go.
people move our souls to dance.
awaken us to understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
in our lives for a while,
footprints on our hearts,
and we are
never, ever the same.
do not really understand something . . . until you can explain it to
a tide in the affairs of man, which
taken at the
flood, leads on to fortune;
the voyage of their life
is bound in
shallows and miseries;
We must take
the current when it serves,
come to a fork
road . . . . Take it.”
BUT Cut the Cards”
I can sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching and
love like I have never been hurt. I'm not looking for a man I can live
with. I am looking for that man that I can't live without.
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based on the famous
quote by Mark Twain
The reputation of a thousand years
can be determined by the conduct of
A reputation once
broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their
eyes on the spot where the crack was.
Vision without action is a daydream.
without vision is a nightmare.
The day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.
own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth.
Tick-Naught-Han) a Vietnamese Buddhist monk
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we
Everyone wants to be Carry Grant.
Even I want to be Carry Grant.
"Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by
what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
roads diverged in a yellow wood,
sorry I could not travel both
And be one
traveler, long I stood
down one as far as I could
it bent in the undergrowth;
the other, as just as fair,
perhaps the better claim,
was grassy and wanted wear;
for that the passing there
them really about the same,
that morning equally lay
no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept
the first for another day!
knowing how way leads on to way,
if I should ever come back.
I shall be
telling this with a sigh
ages and ages hence:
diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the
one less traveled by,
has made all the difference.
"My dad taught me, in
the way he lived, that life is more than personal gain,"
George W. Bush
The grandest of these
ideals is an unfolding American promise: that everyone belongs, that
everyone deserves a chance, that no insignificant person was ever born.
America has never been
united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us
beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what
it means to be citizens.
A civil society demands
from each of us good will and respect, fair dealing and forgiveness.
Civility is not a tactic
or a sentiment. It is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of
community over chaos. And this commitment, if kept, is a way to shared
America at its best is a
place where personal responsibility is valued and expected. Encouraging
responsibility is not a search for scapegoats, it is a call to
conscience. And though it requires sacrifice, it brings a deeper
fulfillment. We find the fullness of life, not only in options, but in
commitments. And we find that children and community are the
commitments that set us free.
…every day we are called
to do small things with great love.
Americans are generous
and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because
we hold beliefs beyond ourselves.
Quotes from George W.
Bush's First Inauguration speech, 1/20/01
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin
The basic rules of bridge building are:
build a bridge when a trestle will do,
build a trestle when a fill will do, and
loves a culvert.
younger than 30 who's not a liberal has no heart and a man older than
30 who's not a conservative has no brain."
President Bush's plan for a provisional Palestinian state will not
bring peace to the Middle East. Peace will come only when Palestinians
love their children more than they hate Jews.
Linda Chavez (6/27/02)
G.B. Shaw noted how you ought properly to spell
"fish" in English — "goti" ("g" as in "laugh," "o" as in "women," and
"ti" and "dictionary").
Do you remember the hit
song by the Marvelettes called "Too Many Goti in the Sea?
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and
Martin Luther King, Jr.
How long a
minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.
Minoo Koutal, Los Angeles, USA
all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true
"The trouble with the world
that the stupid are cocksure
and the intelligent
are full of doubt."
have throughout been curious about how much we can be said to know and with what
degree of certainty or doubtfulness."
"In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car."
27th president of Harvard
inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the
inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
"Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking."
Congressman JC Watts (R. Oklahoma)
what we don't know that hurts us, it's what we know for certain
that just ain't
.......(She) He was my
North, my South, my East and West,
My working week, my
My noon, my midnight,
my talk, my song;
I thought that love
would last forever, I was wrong,
The stars are not
wanted now; put out every one
Pack up the moon and
dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and
sweep up the wood,
For nothing now can
ever come to any good..
excerpt from a poem
by W. H. Auden
"Predictions are tough, particularly when they involve the future"
is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man
stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The
credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is
marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who
comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and
shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great
enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who
at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at
the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his
place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know
victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt (at
the Sorbonne!) in 1910