But one is born with potential…

Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.-Maria Montessori (1870-1952) The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.-Confucius (c. 551 – c. 479 BCE) No one knows how big your potential is, how big… Continue reading But one is born with potential…

You may end up where you are heading…

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.-Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.-Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) Be the change you wish to see in the world.-Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) They always say time changes things, but you… Continue reading You may end up where you are heading…

The journey itself is home…

Home is the nicest word there is.-Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867 – 1957) The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.-Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for… Continue reading The journey itself is home…

A good book listens…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.-Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012) A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.-Henry David Thoreau (1817 –… Continue reading A good book listens…

A mysterious connection to each other…

Human morality is unthinkable without empathy.-Frans de Waal (b. 1948) The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.-Meryl Streep (b. 1949) Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.-Mohsin Hamid (b. 1971) Reading is an exercise in… Continue reading A mysterious connection to each other…

Facts can obscure truth…

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 – 1944) Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.-Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.… Continue reading Facts can obscure truth…

When a naked person offers you a shirt…

I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.-Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) P.S. I have a personal fondness for Maya Angelou that goes beyond my appreciation for her art. I very… Continue reading When a naked person offers you a shirt…