Favourite Words of Wisdom – November 2012

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Julianne Vaughn, MBA • Don’t resent the game – learn the rules … and then play your best.


Ed Foley • “Let It Be” – – McCartney


Ed Foley • “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – – Gandhi


Ed Foley • There will always be a faster gun


Ed Foley • Live for today, there may never be a tomorrow


Ed Foley • Dr. Monger, thank you for prompting me to think about it…you have me on a roll. One more for tonight that has really stayed with me ever since I heard the words (variation on “if at first you don’t succeed”):

“You can get it if you really want

You can get it if you really want

You can get it if you really want

But you must try, try and try

Try and try – you’ll succeed at last”

– Jimmy Cliff


Ipshita Mazumdar • Value every moment of the present …. as it is the only window that shows what you have been through in the past and what you are in for in the future 🙂 So live every moment like there is no tomorrow !


Dr. Brian Monger • Good thought Ipshita. I also do what I do, for tomorrow – not for me so much but for others


Ipshita Mazumdar • Thank you Dr. Monger, for bringing out this thought from my mind. A single good deed done for others, comes back to us manifold times …


Phil Frederix • Carpe Diem.


Thomas Meeh • We can predict everything, except the future.


Amy Lunov • Less is more.


rémy rodriguez • Brian I like these two quotations which guides me a lot:

“This is not looking at the light that we become luminous, but by plunging into obscurity. But this work is often unpleasant thus unpopular “(Carl Gustave Jung)

“we never possess really things. We are only holding them one moment. If we are incapable to let them go, it is them who possess us ” (Antony de Mello)


Damian Corbet • Follow your intuition. You may not succeed in your endeavours but at least, by trying, you’ll never have to ask yourself, “what if?”


Jane Canning • The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

Omar Khayyam (fate)


Stefan Weyers • This too will pass

John Mark Williams • Follow your heart.


Dr. Brian Monger • Never put off until tomorrow what you can totally dispose of today.


Dr. Brian Monger • To thy own self be true


Oscar De La Peña • Fire with enthusiasm or you will be fired with enthusiasm!!! V.Lombardi.

Nobody left behind…USMC code of honor.


Naela Blosh • Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience. – Paul Cezanne


Dr. Brian Monger • A stich in time – saves nine


Dr. Brian Monger • Make something from nothing – one of the 36 Strategies of Asia. – One of my favourites. Any fool can spend a lot of money


Farzaana Garib • Never let success get to your head.

Never let failure get to your heart


Mark Bischak • It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.


Mark Bischak • Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket – keep it in your own.


Mark Bischak • Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.


Mark Bischak • You know you’ve got the greatest friends when the only time they make you cry is when you’re laughing too hard, or they gently touch your heart.


Richard Gould • Don’t sit on fences (You get shot from both sides)


Sarah Clark • The key to failure is trying to please everyone


Anupama Thakur • In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away


Ed Foley • “Don’t follow leaders, watch the parking meters” – Dylan


Ed Foley • The darkest hour is right before the dawn.


Crystal Kay • NEVER stop learning


Dr. Brian Monger • Albert Einstein: “I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.”


Dr. Brian Monger • More than one path to reach a destination – Meng Bo Yuan


Jane Canning • In every gain there is a loss; in every loss, a gain.


TJ Bren • Treat self, others and the Earth with the kind of tender care that ensures well-being. Everything else is detail to customize for your comfort.


Dr. Brian Monger • Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.” – Jawaharal Nehru


rémy rodriguez •

The last two stanzas of a song of ” Atahualpa Yupanqui ” Preguntitas sobre Dios:

“Hay un asunto en la tierra

Mas importante que Dios.

Y es que nadie escupa sangre

Para que otro viva mejor.

Que Dios vela por los pobres ?

Tal vez si, y tal vez no .

Pero es seguro que almuerza

En la mesa del patron. »


“There is one subject on earth

More important than God.

That nobody spits the blood

So that the others live better.

Does God stay up the poor people?

Maybe that yes, maybe that not.

But it is sure that he lunches

At the table of the boss.”

The penultimate stanza speaks about the disappointment on the human nature and its incapacity to suffer for the others.

The last stanza was treated repeatedly by other poets anti-authority as Sartre or even Pascal, but as the subject is taboo it’s little approached by the men of property.

Atahualpa led a fight for his people by wondering all his life, aout the contradictions between the acts of gringos and what their God said to them that was good or bad.


Dr. Brian Monger • “Learn from the mistakes of others; you can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself”


Duane Sharrock • “Nothing fails like success. In other words, when a challenge in life is met by a response that is equal to it, you have success. But when the challenge moves to a higher level, the old, once successful response no longer works–it fails; thus, nothing fails like success.” –historian Arnold Toynbee


Duane Sharrock • “Sometimes, when you win, you lose.” This applies in relationships, especially for conversations. I had first heard these words in a Robin Williams movie. Now, it reverberates as I read the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High.


Haytham Al-Nasairi • Make sure your words are nice and sweet, you never know from time to time which one you have to eat….


Sarah Clark • Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.


Michael Pinto • The definition of Insanity (I have this framed sitting on my desk so I look at it…very often): Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result – Albert Einstein


Don’t be afraid to make new mistakes everyday. Try not to repeat the same ones twice.


Thomas Yonker • This too shall pass.


Eswari Kalugasalam • There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts – Mahatma Gandhi


John Urwin • Don’t try…just do. Yoda.


Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your destiny.


Vlad Kunko • “A good day starts with a good breakfast.” — Winnie-the-Pooh


Ed Han • In whatever you do, make it about the people, not the work. Do the people part right and the work will follow.


Lynn GentryWood • Never do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset.


rémy rodriguez • “La sagesse commence où finit la crainte de Dieu. Il n’est pas un progrès de la pensée qui n’ait paru d’abord attentatoire, impie.”

” The wisdom begins where finishes the fear of God. It is not a progress of the thought which seemed at first attentatoire, godless. ” (André Gide / 1869-1951 / Newspaper 1889-1939 / January 15th, 1929)

“Tout le problème de ce monde, c’est que les idiots et les fanatiques sont toujours si sûrs d’eux, tandis que les sages sont tellement pleins de doutes.”

“All the problem of this world, it is because the idiots and the fanatics are always so sure of them, whereas the wise men are so full of doubts”

(Bertrand Russell / 1872-1970)


Jane Canning • Been there, done that, and got the t-shirt Lynn. Agreed.


Arabi Mahbub • Wisdom of the all wisdom is that the Life, of the Human.


Jim Walters, D.V.M. • How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. – Benjamin Disraeli

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.- Henry David Threau