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Thought of the Moment

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

- Malcolm Gladwell



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


A Happy Life

A long, healthy, and happy life is the result of making contributions, of having meaningful projects that are personally exciting and contribute to and bless the lives of others.

- Stephen Covey


The Journey

The road is better than the end.

- Cervantes


What We Repeatedly Do

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

- Aristotle



You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.