New Year thoughts…

EFY, Electronics For You, the New Delhi-based group that publishes the Linux For You magazine too, had this small surprise for me. A 2007 desk calendar.

What was interesting was the quotes it contained, some from people whom I don’t quite admire … or appreciate their role in changing the world in a certain direction. (Walt Disney, for instance). But whose words are inspiring in a way.

So let me share the same with you:

To talk well and eloquently is a very great art; but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop. — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

The important thing is not to stop questioning. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Be great in act, as you have been in tought. — William Shakespeare (1564-1616).

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. –Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895).

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. –George Orwell (1903-1950).

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle (384-322 BCE).

I can give you a six-word formula for success: ‘Think things through — then follow through.’ –Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).

Everyone things of changing the world, but no one things of changing himself. –Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910).

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. –Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).

Kites rise highest against the wind — not with it. –Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. — Walt Disney (1901-1966).

Says the calendar:

How do you feel? The way things are going in your life depends on how you choose to feel. Your feelings are your most sincere expectations. Some see a challenging situation and feel dismayed. Others see the same situation and know that they can choose to feel energized and inspired. How do you choose to feel about things? Whatever it is, that is the way your life will play out.


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