Archive for February, 2012

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

February 13, 2012

Soren Kierkegaard

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (English pronunciation: /ˈsɔrən ˈkɪərkəɡɑrd/ or /ˈkɪərkəɡɔr/; Danish: [ˈsɶːɐn ˈkiɐ̯ɡəɡɒːˀ] ( listen)) (5 May 1813 –11 November 1855) was a Danish philosopher, theologian and religious author. He was a critic of idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel. He was also critical of the state and practice of Christianity, primarily that of the Church of Denmark. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a “single individual”, giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking, and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitmen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B8ren_Kierkegaard

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe….

February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston (RIP)

Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself…

February 8, 2012

Bill Gates

Every artist was first an amateur…

February 7, 2012

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Emerson

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort…

February 6, 2012

Herm Albright

a painter and lithographer, born on January 29, 1876 in Mannheim, Germany.

https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS447US447&q=herm+albright

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you…

February 5, 2012

Les Brown

Lester Raymond “Les” Brown, Sr. (March 14, 1912 – January 4, 2001) and the Band of Renown are a big band that began in the late 1930s, initially as the group Les Brown and His Blue Devils, that Brown led while a student at Duke University. He was the first president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The band now performs under the direction of his son, Les Brown, Jr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Brown_(bandleader)

Live out of your imagination, not your history…

February 4, 2012

Stephen Covey

Stephen Richards Covey (born October 24, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is the author of the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Other books he has written include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. In 2004, Covey released The 8th Habit. In 2008, Covey released The Leader In Me—How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. He is a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Covey

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us…

February 3, 2012

Joseph Campbell

Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: “Follow your bliss.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell

 

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone…

February 2, 2012

Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch (b. September 10, 1943), is an American author of the series Conversations with God. The nine books in the complete series are Conversations With God (books 1-3), Friendship with God, Communion with God, Conversations With God for Teens, The New Revelations, Tomorrow’s God, and Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neale_Donald_Walsch

It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices…

February 1, 2012

Dumbledore

Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a major character of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As part of his back-story, it is revealed that he is the founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenix, an organisation dedicated to fighting the main antagonist of the series, Lord Voldemort. Rowling stated she chose the name Dumbledore, which is an Early Modern English word for “bumblebee”, because of Dumbledore’s love of music: she imagined him walking around “humming to himself a lot”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albus_Dumbledore