May 21

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The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
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Quotes of the day from previous years:
The road to wisdom? — Well, it's plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less. ~ Piet Hein
May the Force be with you. ~ Jedi saying; used in all Star Wars episodes.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. ~ Alexander Pope (born 21 May 1688)
Life — a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. ~ Charles Lindbergh (80th anniversary of his solo flight across the Atlantic.)
The flying Rumours gather'd as they roll'd,
Scarce any Tale was sooner heard than told;
And all who told it, added something new,
And all who heard it, made Enlargements too,
In ev'ry Ear it spread, on ev'ry Tongue it grew.

~ Alexander Pope ~


Some Figures monstrous and mis-shap'd appear,
Consider'd singly, or beheld too near,
Which, but proportion'd to their Light, or Place,
Due Distance reconciles to Form and Grace.
A prudent Chief not always must display
His Pow'rs in equal Ranks, and fair Array,
But with th' Occasion and the Place comply,
Conceal his Force, nay seem sometimes to Fly.
Those oft are Stratagems which Errors seem,
Nor is it Homer Nods, but We that Dream.

~ Alexander Pope ~

Trust not your self; but your Defects to know,
Make use of ev'ry Friend — and ev'ry Foe.

~ Alexander Pope ~

All seems Infected that th' Infected spy,
As all looks yellow to the Jaundic'd Eye.

~ Alexander Pope ~

The environment of human life has changed more rapidly and more extensively in recent years than it has ever changed before. When environment changes, there must be a corresponding change in life. That change must be so great that it is not likely to be completed in a decade or in a generation. ~ Charles Lindbergh (Anniversary of the completion of his solo flight across the Atlantic.)