Friday, September 20, 2013

Finding the courage

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.

There is no courage without being scared.
To see what you are to do but not to do it, is lack of courage."

[Note: This was written by someone who is terribly weak and afraid.]

"We are all essentially good and powerless in the face of events."
Donn Ingle

Hospital torture

Let us see more coagucheck devices and fewer needles in hospitals.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Prayer against self-pity

'I pray – because it is no easy thing to do – that no matter what happens to me, I may never feel sorry for myself.'

'May I also never be full of myself.'

Dack (Luke’s gunner): “Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself!”
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

‘We are lambs but we are also lions and Spartans, and we will fight to the end and die roaring!’ 
[See movie ‘300’ (2006)  for King Leonidas’ death-roar]

Friday, September 6, 2013

Taking Risks

“He who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing; for the greatest hazard in life is never taking any risks.”

The above quote is what I remembered. A little googling seems to have furnished the real McCoy:

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.”

Leo F. Buscaglia (American, 1924-1998)

‘But take the right risks, dare the right things, chase the right person.’

“He who dares wins.”

“Fortune favours the bold.”
Virgil (Roman poet, 70 B.C. - 19.B.C.)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mozart and Maple syrup

There is a Chinese proverb which goes something like this:’ Enjoy yourself, it is later than you think.’

So, play the Mozart or music every day, if you can, and treat yourself to Maple syrup and expensive stuff (don’t break the bank though).