post As they say…

April 1st, 2008

Filed under: Community Wishlist — newseditor @ 12:59 pm

Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important thatyou do it… You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
R.W. Emerson

Creative activity cannot be forced. The creative people of this world have always been the free, unchanneled minds, the non-conformists, the individuals, the uninhibited.
Charles D. Orth; Science and Society

To accomplish great things, you must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.
Anatole France

Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.
Søren Kierkegaard

The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.

Small minds are the first to condemn great ideas.

The creative act does not create something out of nothing; it uncovers, selects, reshuffles, combines, synthesizes already existing facts, ideas, faculties, skills. The more familiar the parts, the more striking the new whole.
Arthur Koestler; The act of creation

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

If it doesn’t kill me it makes me stranger.
Antero Alli

Laugh at your problems; everybody else does.

A witty saying proves nothing.


  1. Erm, don’t you mean If it doesn’t kill me it makes me STRONGER?

    Comment by Rose — April 1, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

  2. Nietche says stonger
    Alli says stranger

    they both work for me

    Comment by newseditor — April 1, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

  3. If at first you do succeed,
    try not to look too astonished.

    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs –
    It’s quite possible you haven’t grasped the situation.

    No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.

    from Furry Logic

    Comment by a guide to life's little challenges — April 1, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

  4. Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.
    Albert Schweitzer

    Comment by KicKinG BiRd — April 1, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

  5. “But words are things, and a small drop of ink,

    Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces

    That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”
    George Gordon Byron

    Comment by di Scorse — April 3, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

  6. If fail to plan , you plan to fail,

    The Golden Rule…Those that have the Gold make the Rules (dont believe that for a second!!)

    If at first you dont succeed…it was probably a stupid idea anyway!

    Its a long way to the shop, just to get a sausage roll!

    One small step for man, a day trip for a small ant!


    Comment by nigel — April 5, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

  7. “a drop of water contains the entire cosmos”

    – Shirley Bassey “Never Too Young To Hope” (1963)

    “dance as if your lights are on in the carpark, tip as if your bills are paid by the corporation, laugh as though the joke is funny, be as if being was the entire point of being.”

    – Mahatma Gandhi – “The Basement Tapes” (1977)

    “choose wisely: or stupidly: it’s your choice”

    – King Leo XIX, Venice, 1897

    “nothing to see but turkeys here, officer, but please feel free to take a look around”

    Gangsta, William St, Copley 2008

    Comment by star man — April 6, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

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

    The only way to have a friend is to be one.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Comment by di Scorse — April 9, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

  9. ‘The true revolutionary is guided by feelings of Great Love.’ (Writing on the wall. S11.)

    Comment by Con Sider — April 10, 2008 @ 5:21 pm

  10. Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her ‘beauty tips.’

    It was read at her funeral years later.

    For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

    Comment by di — April 20, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

  11. ‘The river that sweeps all along is called violent, but nobody calls violent the layers of earth that oppresses it.’ Poem on violence’ (Bertolt Brecht)

    Comment by di — April 20, 2008 @ 8:53 pm

  12. this is a kewl site for quotes on ‘peace’

    Comment by di — April 21, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

  13. this one sums it up for me:

    If there is to be peace in the world,
    There must be peace in the nations.
    If there is to be peace in the nations,
    There must be peace in the cities.

    If there is to be peace in the cities,
    There must be peace between neighbors.

    If there is to be peace between neighbors,
    There must be peace in the home.

    If there is to be peace in the home,
    There must be peace in the heart.

    — Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)

    Comment by newseditor — April 21, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

  14. I just received this in an email, and would like to share it with you

    A little girl had been shopping with her Mum in Target. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the Target.
    We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
    The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in “Mum let’s run through the rain,” she said.
    “What?” Mum asked.
    “Lets run through the rain!” She repeated.
    “No, honey. We’ll wait until it slows down a bit,” Mum replied.
    This young child waited about another minute and repeated: “Mum, let’s run through the rain.”
    “We’ll get soaked if we do,” Mum said.
    “No, we won’t, Mum. That’s not what you said this morning,” the young girl said as she tugged at her Mum’s arm.
    “This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?”
    “Don’t you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, ‘If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!”
    The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn’t hear anything but the rain.. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes.
    Mum paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child’s life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.
    “Honey, you are absolutely right. Let’s run through the rain. If GOD let’s us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing,” Mum said.
    Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.
    And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.
    Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories…So, don’t forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday. ‘To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.’

    Would be nice to get some to run in eh!!!!

    Comment by di — May 4, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

  15. Limerick Day – birthday of Edward Lear
    mon 12 may

    International Day of Families
    thr 15 may

    World Telecommunications Day
    sat 17 may

    International Museum Day
    sun 18 may

    International Day for Biological Diversity
    tth 22 may

    Buddha’s Birthday
    sat 24 may

    Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of All Colonial Territories Fighting for Freedom, Independence & Human Rights
    sun 25 may

    Africa Day
    sun 25 may

    Comment by di — May 13, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

  16. If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
    Les Brown

    Comment by di — May 13, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

  17. from Gina
    “Faith is believing something you know ain’t true.” Mark Twain.

    Comment by di — July 4, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

  18. and another
    “You can’t reason a man out of a position he has not reasoned himself into.” – Oscar Wilde

    Comment by di — July 4, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

  19. When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The time is always right to do what is right.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A lie cannot live.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A right delayed is a right denied.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A riot is the language of the unheard.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A right delayed is a right denied.

    Comment by di — July 10, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

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