Thursday, December 27, 2018

Today's Quote: Proverbial Wisdom

As we head toward the new year, let's remember we are all human. Forgive, forget, and enjoy the party. --DM


Text:
If we remember the quarrels and mistakes of yesterday, we will never have someone to party together with us.
~ Rwandese proverb

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Today's Quote: Brian Chesky

In this season of holidays, remember that one of the gifts we have already been given is our imagination. Give yourself and others the opportunity to turn off the self-editors. --DM


Text:
As children, we have vivid imaginations. We stay up late waiting for Santa Claus, dream of becoming president, and have ideas that defy physics. Then something happens. As we grow older, we start editing our imagination.
~ Brian Chesky

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Today's Quote: Unknown

This is the most complex provenance of any quote I've come across thus far: Louis Marquis de Fontanes, reportedly addressing Napoleon, was quoted by Ben Franklin. Ralph Waldo Emerson attributed the quote to Napoleon. I think it is safer to attribute it to "Unknown." --DM


Text:
Sire, the desire of perfection is the worst disease that ever afflicted the human mind.
~ Unknown

"Napoleon Bonaparte, as First Consul" by Laurent Dabos (circa 1803).

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Today's Quote: Marie Curie


Text:
We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be obtained.
~ Marie Curie