Charlie Chaplin: Power or Love

Charlie Chaplin: Power or Love

Today’s quote Wednesday August 15th 2018

You need power only when you want to do something harmful otherwise love is enough to get everything done.
–Charlie Chaplin–

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

Dr. Seuss: Keep your eyes open

Dr. Seuss: Keep your eyes open

Today’s quote Tuesday August 14th 2018

You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
–Dr. Seuss–

Theodor Seuss Geisel ( March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children’s books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Fox in Socks, The King’s Stilts, Hop on Pop, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book. For a writer he was unusual in that he preferred to be paid only after he finished his work rather than in advance.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: How to treat people

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: How to treat people

Today’s quote Monday August 13th 2018

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe–

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist.

Gretchen Rubin: A happy life

Gretchen Rubin: A happy life

Today’s quote Friday August 10th 2018

I can build a happy life only on the foundation of my own nature.
–Gretchen Rubin–

Gretchen Craft Rubin (born December 14, 1965) is an American author, blogger and speaker.
Rubin is a writer on subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, Happier at Home, and The Happiness Project. Rubin’s books have sold more than two million print and online copies worldwide in over thirty languages. On her daily blog, GretchenRubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. On her weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft, a Los Angeles-based television writer. On August 10, 2003, Brian Lamb interviewed Rubin on the television show.

William Feather: Your share of happiness

William Feather: Your share of happiness

Today’s quote Thursday August 9th 2018

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.
–William Feather–

William A. Feather (August 25, 1889 – January 7, 1981) was an American publisher and author, based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Born in Jamestown, New York, Feather relocated with his family to Cleveland in 1903. After earning a degree from Western Reserve University in 1910, he began working as a reporter for the Cleveland Press. In 1916, he established the William Feather Magazine. In addition to writing for and publishing that magazine, and writing for other magazines as H.L. Mencken’s The American Mercury, he ran a successful printing business, and wrote several books.

His large printing business, William Feather Printers produced catalogues, magazines, booklets, brochures and corporate annual reports. It moved from Cleveland to Oberlin, Ohio in 1982 after a labor dispute.

Albert Einstein: Ignorance

Albert Einstein: Ignorance

Today’s quote Wednesday August 8th 2018

We are all very ignorant. What happens is that not all ignore the same things.
–Albert Einstein–

Albert Einstein (Ulm, Germany 14 March 1879 – Princeton, NJ, USA, 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist from Jewish origen. later nationalized Swiss and US. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He is considered one of the most important physicists of the 20th century.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.: Try your best

H. Jackson Brown Jr.: Try your best

Today’s quote Tuesday August 7th 2018

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
–H. Jackson Brown Jr.–

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., (Born in 1940, in Middle Tennessee) is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller (1991-1994) Its sequel Life’s Little Instruction Book: Volume 2 also made it to the same best seller list in 1993.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Footprints in your heart

Eleanor Roosevelt: Footprints in your heart

Today’s quote Monday August 6th 2018

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
–Eleanor Roosevelt–

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (New York City,NY) October 11, 1884 – New York City, NY November 7, 1962) was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office. She was also a writer, diplomat, human rights activist and feminist.

Dalai Lama: Everything springs from yourself

Dalai Lama: Everything springs from yourself

Today’s quote Friday August 3rd 2018

When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot.
When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.

–Dalai Lama–

The name Dalai Lama is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning “Ocean” and the Tibetan word? “la-ma” meaning “guru,teacher. This is the title that gets the leader of the Tibetan government in exile and spiritual leader of Lamaism and Buddhism Tibet before the Chinese invasion. The current 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso (July 6, 1935).

Anton Chekhov: The beauty of the earth

Anton Chekhov: The beauty of the earth

Today’s quote Thursday August 2nd 2018

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

–Anton Chekhov–

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said, “and literature is my mistress.”