14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama

  Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized byContinue reading “14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama”

14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” . “There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” . “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterizedContinue reading “14 Quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama”

Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968 “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep ourContinue reading “Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller”

Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller

Helen Adams KellerJune 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968 “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our facesContinue reading “Five or Seven Quotes from Helen Keller”

Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’tContinue reading “Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou”

Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’tContinue reading “Five (or ten) Quotes from Maya Angelou”

Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…

Steven Paul Jobs “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart andContinue reading “Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…”

Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…

Steven Paul Jobs “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart andContinue reading “Five or Eleven Quotes from Steve Jobs…”

Five or Eight Quotes and a Poem from E.E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962 “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” “Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” “Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.” “We do not believe in ourselvesContinue reading “Five or Eight Quotes and a Poem from E.E. Cummings”

Five or Eight Quotes and a Poem from E.E. Cummings

Edward Estlin CummingsOctober 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962 “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” “Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” “Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.” “We do not believe in ourselves untilContinue reading “Five or Eight Quotes and a Poem from E.E. Cummings”

Five or Eight Quotes from Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

The Reverend Doctor Norman Vincent Peale May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993 “Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.” “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and seeContinue reading “Five or Eight Quotes from Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale”

Five or Eight Quotes from Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

The Reverend Doctor Norman Vincent Peale May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993 “Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.” “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and seeContinue reading “Five or Eight Quotes from Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale”

Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver

Photo credit: Rachel Giese “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”Continue reading “Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver”

Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver

Photo credit: Rachel Giese “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”“Listen–are you breathingContinue reading “Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver”

Five (or ten) Quotes from Booker T. Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington  April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915 “The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.” “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.” “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for itContinue reading “Five (or ten) Quotes from Booker T. Washington”

Five (or ten) Quotes from Booker T. Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington  April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915 “The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.” “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.” “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for itContinue reading “Five (or ten) Quotes from Booker T. Washington”

Five (or ten) Quotes from Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle  November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007 “A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.” “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” “Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. YourContinue reading “Five (or ten) Quotes from Madeleine L’Engle”

The (same) view from my handlebars (but six months apart) and quote that inspires me…

I likely speak for other all-weather cyclists out there when I say that this winter has been challenging on many levels. I pass this hidden little alley many times during my week and have taken multiple photos of it. Today (the bottom photo) it looked especially beautiful as I passed it so I snapped anotherContinue reading “The (same) view from my handlebars (but six months apart) and quote that inspires me…”

Five quotes on Thankfulness…

So today is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. This is my favorite holiday because it is simply about getting together with family and having a really good meal. But, I believe and hence its name, it is a time for reflection; a time to be thankful. Personally, I know that it is so easy toContinue reading “Five quotes on Thankfulness…”

Five or Nine Quotes from Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963 “We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.” “It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best adviceContinue reading “Five or Nine Quotes from Aldous Huxley”