“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” ~ Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862); naturalist, author, philosopher
“A man should never be ashamed to admit he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Alexander Pope (1688-1744); Poet, critic, translator
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. ” – Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926); Excerpt from Letters to a Young Poet
“A constructive, useful life, good works, and good relationships are as valid as writing poetry or inventing a machine. Anything that one does well and obtains satisfaction from is a good enough reason for living. To be a decent human being that people like and feel better for knowing is enough.” – Robert Gould; Poet
“Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~ Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672); Writer, poet, first woman to be published in Colonial America
4 in the morning…the bewitching hour. This talk by performance artist John G. Rives is so entertaining and brings a smile to my face every time I watch it. The Da Vinci Code meets comedy hour, the story Rives is able to come up with is amazing. Here is a lighthearted TED Talk to get you through the week. Enjoy!