Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stop Running...Suzanne Collins

"At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it."  — Suzanne Collins 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A True Friend...William Penn

A true friend shares freely, advises wisely, assists willingly, encourages quickly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

Adapted from William Penn

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Set Your Own Goals And Reach For Them...Sheryl Sandberg

“I am hoping that each woman will set her own goals and reach for them with gusto.  And I am hoping that each man will do his part to support women in the workplace and in the home, also with gusto.”

--Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Source: She’s (Rarely) the Boss By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, The New York Times, 1/26/13, 

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Wonderful Phenomenon...Thomas Mann

What a wonderful phenomenon it is, carefully considered, when the human eye, that jewel of organic structures, concentrates its moist brilliance on another human creature! 

--Thomas Mann 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

It Takes All Kinds...Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray

There’s probably no way to completely solve the problem of difficult people in your life. Someone will always rub you the wrong way—and you may rub others the wrong way as well. But how you respond to your people problems will make a big difference in how worn out you feel.

--From the book, “The Worn Out Woman” by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hypocrisy...Leo Tolstoy

Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.

--Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

When Was The Last Time...Nona

When was the last time you sought to understand someone else's point of view before you made a final decision that affected others?  #Perspective

Monday, January 21, 2013

Earning A Living Equal To Their Efforts...Barack Obama

"For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts."  

--President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, Inaugural Address, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Religious Liberty...Barack Obama

Today, we also remember that religious liberty is not just an American right; it is a universal human right to be protected here at home and across the globe. This freedom is an essential part of human dignity, and without it our world cannot know lasting peace.  

--Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the United States of America

Source: Presidential Proclamation -- Religious Freedom Day, January 16, 2013, 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Walk, Talk, Live & Love...Santosh Kalwar

"Always be fearless. Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child."

--Santosh Kalwar

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We Cannot Ignore Our Obligations...General Colin Powell

We cannot be a nation that simply ignores our obligations to ourselves, our obligations to our constitution, our obligations to our own moral standing in the world. 

--General Colin Powell, Meet The Press with David Gregory, 1/13/13*


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Peace...Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Birthday Dr. King!!

"One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means." 

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hold On To Your Self-Respect...Marcus Aurelius

“Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.” 

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ordinary Acts Of Bravery...Veronica Roth

"We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another."

— Veronica Roth

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#10 They Leave A Legacy


They leave a legacy.
To live in the hearts of the people around you is to never die. Success is wonderful but significance is even better. You were made to contribute and to leave a mark on the people around you. In failing to live from this frame of reference, you betray yourself. Authentic leaders are constantly building their legacies by adding deep value to everyone that they deal with and leaving the world a better place in the process.

--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO

Monday, January 7, 2013

For Every Beauty...Ivan Panin

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.”  

--Ivan Panin