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Thought of the Moment

Creators of Our Own Destiny

Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny.

Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.

 

Self Control

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

- Dale Carnegie

 

Impulses vs. Values

Reactive people are driven by feelings, by circumstances, by conditions, by their environment.

Proactive people are driven by values — carefully thought about, selected and internalized values.

 

Friendship

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

- Albert Schweitzer

 

Taking Action

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

— Theodore Roosevelt

 

Zoos and Religion

I know zoos are no longer in people's good graces. Religion faces the same problem.

Certain illusions about freedom plague them both.

- Life of Pi

 

Real Change

If you really want to change a culture, to empower women, improve basic hygiene and health care, and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls.

- Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea

 

Practice

Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.

- Malcolm Gladwell

 

Relationships

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.

- Dag Hammarskjold

 

Our Mortality

Time and tide wait for no man.

- Geoffrey Chaucer

 

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