Archive for September, 2009
There is a big difference between an image and a reputation. An image is usually short term and can be an illusion. Public images are often fabricated and untrue. A reputation is what you actually are (both good and bad) and is built on a foundation of truth.
– Mike Paul, Top Ten Reputation Management Tips for 2009 from
Reputation Doctor blog
There’s only one despair worse than ‘God, I blew it’ — and that’s ‘God, I blew it again.’
– Marianne Williamson
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
Until I am in your final safe embrace, Lord, help me to find peace with the issues that bind me here on earth
We cannot dream of a Utopia in which all arrangements are ideal and everyone is flawless. Life is tumultuous–an endless losing and regaining of balance, a continuous struggle, never an assured victory. Nothing is ever finally safe.
– John Gardner
from a 1993 speech
Do you not say, ‘four more months and then the harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for the harvest.
– John 4:35
Norman Borlaug–arguably the greatest American of the 20th century–died late Saturday. The very personification of human goodness, Borlaug saved more lives than anyone who has ever lived. In 1999, the Atlantic Monthly estimated that Borlaug’s efforts–combined with those of the many developing-world agriculture-extension agents he trained and the crop-research facilities he founded in poor nations–saved the lives of one billion human beings.
– Gregg Easterbrook, The Wall Street Journal
The Man Who Defused the ‘Population Bomb’