So I thought I'd post all the quotations and inspirational stuff I have on the wall next to my computer, here at the office. Some of these post-its date back as far as my first month in this job.
Think of it, Mr. Frodo! We’re in the same tale still! Don’t the great tales never end?
Don’t bother chasing that you don’t have—make the most of what you do have. “To him who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance.”
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
All that is not eternal is eternally out-of-date. –CSL
I have something to do before the end. I must see it through, sir, if you understand me.
“Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience from generation to generation. In this way, literature becomes the living memory of a nation.” --Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Sam….you cannot always be torn in two. You will have to be one, and whole, for many years.
Tests are a gift; great tests are a great gift. –Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8,9
The secret to failure is to try to please everybody. You can’t. The secret to success: be too dumb to quit.
In solitude, where we are least alone. –Lord Byron
To transform the emptiness of loneliness into the fullness of aloneness. Ah, that is the secret of life. –Sunita Khosia
For solitude is sometimes best society. –John Milton
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. –2 Cor. 5:14-15
And 3 tea-bag labels:
Fortune favors the brave. –Virgil, Aeneid
‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. –Abraham Lincoln
In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them. –Johann von Neumann