Monday, July 21, 2008

Basic Philosophy 101

"May the bridge I burn today light my way to the one I'll torch tomorrow." - L. Scott Harrell

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”- L.P. Jacks

"Expecting life to treat you fairly because you’re a good person is like expecting a bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian." -Unknown

The hero of your story is you. No one is coming to the rescue. You're all you've got. Step up. Square your shoulders off and get to it.

"Any man may succeed to the Imperial Throne for he rules the universe he creates." - L Scott Harrell

"Everybody stumbles across a golden opportunity at least once in a lifetime. Unfortunately most people just pick themselves up, dust themselves down, and walk away from it." -Winston Churchill

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

“Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.” -Samuel Johnson

"Then shalt thou enquire and make search and ask diligently." Deuteronomy 13:14

There is never a road too long to travel when there is someone to be shamed at the end of it. -Ricky Chavez

"Work is for those who never learned to plunder." - L. Scott Harrell

June 5, 2012 (The day I signed the letter of intent to sell my first online startup.) - "Gail-force winds of change are blowing favorably! Today, I've adjusted the sails to put the wind at my back and put our ship on an outgoing tide. I am leaving sight of a shore I've known for many years to answer the call of an uncertain sea. The sun shines brightly on my face and I am optimistic that the world is, indeed, round. Huzzah!" - L. Scott Harrell

For my wife:

"Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning Satan shudders & says, "Oh shit, she's awake!"" -Unknown

For my daughters:

"Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

A pirate learns to plunder so that he's never a slave to another master's ship. - L Scott Harrell
A pirate learns to plunder so that he's never a slave to another master's ship. - L Scott Harrell