Tag Archives: Winston Churchill

The 12/08/13 Joy Jar

8 Dec

Moi is winding down the ‘Joy Jar’ exercise. The ‘Joy Jar’ will officially end on Christmas Day. After the Mayan Calendar thingie went up in smoke, moi looked the idea of finding something to be grateful for every day. People who are grateful are hopeful and look forward to the future. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is looking toward a wonderful future.

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Winston Churchill

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Winston Churchill

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
Albert Ellis

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Bob Marley

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
Mahatma Gandhi

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
Jim Rohn

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne Dyer

The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Pope John Paul II

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Marcus Aurelius

The 11/17/13 Joy Jar

17 Nov

Here are two quotes about honesty:

1. “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” Buddha

2. The LYING of the PERMANENT POLITICAL CAMPAIGN: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘We All Knew’ Obama’s Health Care Pledge Wasn’t Accurate
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand wasn’t surprised when Americans began to get letters saying their health insurance policies had been canceled. http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/11/17/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-we-all-knew-obamas-health-care-pledge-wasnt-accurate

Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is honesty.

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Mark Twain

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Gloria Steinem

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
Winston Churchill

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
Mark Twain

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”
Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O’Connor

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

“There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“There are no facts, only interpretations.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

The 11/16/13 Joy Jar

16 Nov

Moi had the great pleasure and honor of volunteering as a judge at the University of Washington Law School’s Moot Court competition today. There were many other volunteers. Many organizations rely on volunteers to carry out their message and mission. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the millions of volunteers who make the world a more civilized and better place.

The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.
DeAnn Hollis

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteering is not a choice, it’s a responsibility.

Never doubt that a small group of commited people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington

A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit.
Greek Proverb

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
Winston Churchill

Don’t ever question the value of volunteers. Noah’s Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals.

Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.
Helen Dyer

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop…
Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.
Erma Bombeck

Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship and confidence.
Brian O’Connell

The 10/24/13 Joy Jar

26 Oct

Moi will be spending the winter working on her web site and marketing “drwilda.com.” She will be a success. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is success.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Bill Cosby

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Swami Vivekananda

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Abraham Lincoln

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Mark Twain