Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Ken Keyes Jr. (1921-1995)

May 17th, 2015

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” You may have heard that you receive back what you put out into the world. This only makes sense. Smile and the world will smile back at you. And if you are particularly […]

Sunday Snippet: Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

May 10th, 2015

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” In many parts of the world, today is Mother’s Day. It’s a day that is celebrated everywhere from Canada to Zimbabwe, Bangladesh to Singapore, […]

Sunday Snippet: Richard Ford on Writing

May 3rd, 2015

View image | “Writing for a living is a privilege, not a God-given right, as opportunities are few, but sought after by many. There are years of rejection that serve as a crude winnowing process, after which those left standing are those who simply must write.” Many moons before even the possibility of a […]

Sunday Snippet: Raffi on Child’s Play

April 26th, 2015

“It’s through play that children make sense of things, from their own physical bodies to the web of animals and people in their lives. In a society dominated by “work,” adults sometimes trivialize play, forgetting that it inspires both imagination and creativity–what we all need to become the best we can be. Play takes its […]

Sunday Snippet: Han Solo (Star Wars)

April 19th, 2015

“Look, good against remotes is one thing, good against the living, that’s something else.” Unless you’ve been trapped under a tauntaun for the last week, you’ve probably seen the new Star Wars trailer. As we look forward to the seventh episode in the storied movie franchise, we must also look back at the original trilogy […]

Sunday Snippet: T. Harv Eker

April 12th, 2015

“The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.” We all have a comfort zone. It’s a place where we can feel safe from harm, a place where we can retreat […]

Sunday Snippet: Chris Hardwick

April 5th, 2015

“You are the proprietor of your thoughts and feelings. And you choose how you frame the many experiences that form the campus of your personality. It’s a weird and glorious moment of self-awareness… the day you realize that you are the warden rather than the prisoner of your emotions.” It doesn’t take you very long […]

Sunday Snippet: Photographer Tomasz Wagner

March 29th, 2015

“Learn to wear hats, many, many hats that don’t always fit properly—you’re a photographer developing your own style, a business person, maybe also a mother or father—a human. Learn, make those mistakes, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Burn out can happen easily with all of these hats weighing on you, so if […]