Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

June 28th, 2015

“Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.” Think back to when you […]

Sunday Snippet: Michael Josephson on Father’s Day

June 21st, 2015

“Creating a child takes no love or skill; being a parent requires lots of both.” Father’s Day has never been that big of a deal in our household. We’d take dad out for a nice steak dinner and we might get him a token gift, but that’s about it. And I can’t imagine Father’s Day […]

Sunday Snippet: Shunryu Suzuki on Possibilities

June 14th, 2015

“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind, there are few.” Knowledge and experience can both be viewed as double-edged swords. Of course, they afford us a great deal of intrinsic value. It’s good to know that if you pay for a $16 purchase with a $20 bill, you should expect […]

Sunday Snippet: Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960)

June 7th, 2015

“Always there has been an adventure just around the corner–and the world is still full of corners.” As children, we fill our hearts and minds with the many adventures we’ll get to experience when we get older. We dream about visiting the amazing pyramids at Giza. We envision our future as professional athletes or Hollywood […]

Sunday Snippet: Salma Hayek on Beauty

May 31st, 2015

“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.” Some people might look at the graffiti on […]

Sunday Snippet: Annabel Karmel

May 24th, 2015

“Follow your passion. Figure out what you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. Courage is the greatest of all virtues because if you haven’t got courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.” When we were kids, many of us had these big, bold […]

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, […]