Archive for October, 2008


Another Tack

When you suspect you’re going wrong, Or lack the strength to move along With placid poise among your peers, Because of haunting doubts or fears: It’s time for you to shift your pack, And steer upon another tack! When wind and waves assail your ship, And anchors from the bottom slip; When clouds of mist […]

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20 Awesome Motivational Quotes

Below are 20 motivational quotes that I shared in 2007 in my thought-of-the-day mailing list.  I’m pasting them here now because they’re some of the better ones…or ones that I liked more than average.  Enjoy. 1. “You can have anything you want–if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, […]

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Two Happiness Quotes

“Don’t be a cynic, and bewail and bemoan.  Omit the negative propositions.  Don’t wast yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.  Set down nothing that will not help somebody.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on […]

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Enthusiasm

“If you can’t get enthusiastic about your work, it’s time to get alarmed–something is wrong. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record. No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision. It is one’s own […]

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Hanging With Famous People

We had a fun Saturday night. My wife & I went downtown Toronto to see a friend of ours open for Sarah McLachlan.  Pretty cool, huh? Actually, our friend is the sister of a friend of ours; she and her husband live around the corner from us.  We’d met the sister a few times and […]

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Quote About Motives

There are six things that keep us going: First, the instinct to live, which we apparently have no part in making or deciding about. Second, group consciousness and the desire that we have to win the approbation of our fellows within the group. Third, the various interests that we may find in life, such as […]

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Vacillating People

“Vacillating people seldom succeed. They seldom win the solid respect of their fellows. Successful men and women are very careful in reaching decisions and very persistent and determined in action thereafter.” -L.G. Elliott See more quotes

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