Wednesday, August 28, 2013

'You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and say "Why not?"'

       - George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

       - Abraham Lincoln

Bertolt Brecht said:

"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."

Bertrand Russell said:

"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery said:

"As for the future, your task is not to foresee it but to enable it."

Dan Zadra said:

"Worry is a misuse of imagination."

Samuel Johnson said

"Keep your friendships in good repair."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Herman Hess said

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. said:

"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oscar Levant said:

"The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sun Tzu Wrote:

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

from "The Ancient Art of War"

Saturday, May 23, 2009

George Washington said:

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."

Friday, May 22, 2009

Benjamin Franklin said

"The heart of a fool is his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is his heart."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bill Cosby said:

"Gray hair is God's graffiti."

Will Rogers said

"Let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help them back in bed again."

Friday, October 10, 2008

Slow Dance, Slow Down

I recently read “The 4 – Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss. While the book was interesting, the item I enjoyed the most was a poem referenced in the book. The poem is named “Slow Dance” and was written by David L. Weatherford. (His website has a number of original writings that I would encourage you to check out.)

The world moves fast, too fast. This poem tries to remind us to slow down a little.

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask "How are you?", do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
'cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it's like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn't a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

David L. Weatherford