at its most significant is a distant early warning system that
can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to
happen." - Marshall McLuhan
future is about more than superheated computers, designer genes, and
neural networks. Answering the life-altering questions posed by technology
requires knowledge that goes beyond simplistic ideas about 'progress'. We
need a more holistic intelligence - not just knowledge, but wisdom."
- Rajat Gupta, worldwide managing director for McKinsey & Co.
the gift inside you
"We thought we were going to get television but
television got us," - Quizz
"The budget must be balanced, government indebtedness must be reduced, the arrogant authorities must be moderated and controlled, people should learn to work again instead of living of the public dole," - Cicero (106-43BC)
The man who makes no mistakes does not
usually make anything,
people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become
what they are capable of becoming."
smooth sea never made a skilful mariner."
seven times, stand up eight."
can be exactly like me.
"For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity...The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts" - C S Lewis.
Alexander Graeme Bell
"It is my warm and world embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us - the high, the low, the rich, the poor, admired, the despised, the loved, the civilised, the savage may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss - except the inventor of the telephone" - Mark Twain, 1890.
|"Until one is committed there is
hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then , then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole steam of events issue from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamt would have come his way,"
- W H Murray from the Scottish Himalayan Expedition.
"The words of the
Lord are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth seven times. Thou shalt
preserve them from this generation forever,"
Psalm 12:6-7. "...and the word was
made flesh and dwelt among us," John 1:14
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live," Martin Luther King.
Spiritwind - Keith Newman (circa 1984) "As many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to
them that believed on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the
flesh, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God," - John 1:
- Keith Newman (circa 1984)
"As many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believed on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God," - John 1: 11-13
“Emotional pain always results when life’s experiences go
beyond the answers we already have. Dig deeper for more wisdom or go on
Empathy is your pain in my heart – Unknown
so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't
better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though
checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither
enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that
knows not victory or defeat."
without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare,
most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that
my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what
you do with what you have left." - Hubert H. Humphrey
people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75."
confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
|"Commitment is what transforms
a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the
actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none.
Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year.
Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism," American Express.
“If you refuse to pull away from God, tragedy and temptation can actually draw you to a fuller knowledge of the truth than you’ve ever known before. Nothing can separate you from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ,” - The Hidden Rift with God, William Backus.
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