Monday, January 24, 2011

Quote #453, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #453...

"Swallow your pride occasionally. It's not fattening."
-Frank Tyger-

Frank is the man of superb quotes that say quite a bit, in a small amount of space.

The explanation for this comment is not required. Another reason why its such a good quote.

That's my view...what say you?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Quote #452, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Heres Blog Quote #452...

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed---lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
-Cicero, 55 BC-

As my friend Helen D says.. so what have we really learned in over 2000 years?
Perhaps not nearly as much as Cicero would have liked us to learn.

What do you think?

That's my view..what say you?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Quote #451, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here's Blog Quote #451...

"Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought."
-Marcus Aurelius-

From this great Roman emperor and philosopher, I believe Aurelius is trying to tell us...get to the point. Be honest, be truthful, and say what you mean to say.

I am reading a world famous early 1900's book, called 'As a Man Thinketh', by James Allen. Very short book. There are no wasted words. Each comment has in depth meaning.

In keeping with Aurelius and Allen's comments:::. Buy the book. Excellent wisdom. You will learn much about positive thinking---AND---the secret to succeeding.

That's my view...what say you?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quote #450, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here's Blog quote #450...

"Necessity is the mother of invention."
-Plato, famous Greek philosopher-

Amazing--- this from Plato, who walked the earth 2300 years before you and I.

Funny how when you have to have something(note: not WANT, but NEED), you are forced to figure out a solution or HOW to make it happen/work. We truly have so much more in the reserve tank when we need to call on it.

Someone once said we only use about 8% of our brain's capacity. I have no idea how to verify that, but I do know that WHEN NEEDED, we can do PLENTY more than what is originally thought.

That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Here's blog quote #449...

"They say I'm old fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes progress--- progresses to fast!"
-Dr Seuss-

Ever think the world is moving too fast?
Faxes were great when first invented, then became not good enough. Then we had to have overnight delivery... then incredibly--that was too slow. Poof.. along comes same day delivery.

Emails are mind blowing when you stop to think how they operate. We can talk across the planet... for free... almost instantaneously. Somehow the message goes from our keyboard, over cyber space, and appears immediately in someone's inbox 10,000 miles away.

All of the sudden---emails aren't quick enough. If people don't get back to you with in 5-10 minutes, they are 'slacking.' Now texting requires prompto attention, and response.

As the wise man Gandhi once said... "There is more to life than increasing it's speed."

Perhaps we should PAUSE--- and ponder that one--- a bit more?

That's my view...what say you?