Monthly Archives: April 2009

Accountability

“Knocking on wood” is not enough.

LOG - Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa
LOG – Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Good men are bound by conscience and liberated by accountability.” – Wes Fessler

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” – Sir Josiah Stamp Continue reading

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Misery

Misery should, at most, be ephemeral.

BUTTERFLIES - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
BUTTERFLIES – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Misery is almost always the result of thinking.” – Joseph Joubert

“Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.” – Bertrand Russell

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda Continue reading

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Viewpoint

Viewpoint is individual.

DUNG BEETLE - Witwater Game Reserve, Waterberg, Botswana
DUNG BEETLE – Witwater Game Reserve, Waterberg, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.” – Denis Diderot

“It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.” – Harry S Truman

“War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.” – Benito Mussolini Continue reading

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Exercise

Exercise fuels the body’s fire.

FIRE - Governor's Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya
FIRE – Governor’s Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“Exercise: you don’t have time not to” – Unknown

“Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties” – Hugh Blair

“In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.” – Mao Tse-Tung

“I don’t excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.” – Joan Rivers Continue reading

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Oscar Pistorius

I’m delighted by an invitation to the launch of Oscar Pistorius‘ book, “Blade Runner“. What a phenomenal man, to overcome such extraordinary challenges and emerge as one of the most inspirational people in South Africa, if not on the planet. … Continue reading

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Talent

Talent = Treasure

CHEETAH RUNNING - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
CHEETAH RUNNING – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” – Oscar Wilde

“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.” – Albert Einstein

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin Continue reading

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Disagreements

Sometimes it’s useful to butt heads.

WILDEBEEST BUTTING HEADS - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
WILDEBEEST BUTTING HEADS – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.” – Bill Clinton

“The beginning of thought is in disagreement , not only with others but also with ourselves.” – Eric Hoffer

“There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.” – E. B. White Continue reading

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