Saturday, July 24, 2004

Never lend your car to anyone you have given birth.

Erma Bombeck

It is easier
to get forgiveness
than permission.


Life 101 Peter McWilliams

Guilt is anger directed at ourseleves--at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others -- at what they did or did not do.

Life 101 - Peter McWilliams

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

African quote.

One of the best examples of how strong the taboo is against making a mistake has become is the use of the word sin. In ancient Rome, sin was a word used in archery. It simply meant to "miss the mark. At target practice, each shot was a hit or a sin. If you made a sin you made corrections and tried again.

Life 101 - Peter McWilliams

There is a story of Edison, who made, say, 1000 unsuccessful attempts in the invention of the lightbulb. "How did it fail to fail 1000 times?, a reporter asked. "I didn't fail 1000 times Edison replied. "The lightbulb was an invention that 1001 steps."

Life 101 - Peter McWilliams

Experience is the name
that everyone gives to
their mistakes.

- Oscar Wilde

A problem is a chance
for you to do your best.

-Duke Ellington

I was thrown out of college
for cheating
on the metaphysic exam.
I looked into the soul
of the boy next to me.

-Woody Allen

In life, you choose what you learn from the many lessons presented to you, and your choice is fundamental to what you learn.

-Peter McWilliams

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

- Helen Keller

Life is a play.
It's not its length,
but its performance that counts.