Sunday, September 04, 2005

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

No, actually I love quotes. Post here if you have any gooduns. Here is a good one to end the day:
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense".
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wenblog said...

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'

Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)

amy said...

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

Dr. David M. Burns

chris said...

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of
a pole which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and
always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk
from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home
only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was
proud of its accomplishments. But the poor

cracked pot was ashamed of its own
imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it
been made to do After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter
failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of

myself, because this crack in my side causes water to
out all the way back to your house."
The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your
side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I
have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your
side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them."
"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to
the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be
this beauty to grace the house." Each of us has our own unique flaw.
But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives
together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take
each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

To all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell
the flowers, on your side of the path.