"I see nobody on the road," said Alice. "I only wish I had such eyes," the King remarked in a fretful tone. "To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance too! Why, it's as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!". Lewis Carroll.

"Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen." - Marshall McLuhan 

"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible and an invisible labour," - Victor Hugo 1862

"Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm," - Abraham Lincoln

"There is no defeat, except in no longer trying; no really insurmountable barrier, save our own inherent weakness of purpose," - Elbert Hubbard.

"Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he encountered, and the courage he maintained, in his struggle against it." - Charles Lindbergh       (more quotes?)

"The future is about more than superheated computers, designer genes, and neural networks. Answering the life-altering questions posed by technology requires knowledge that goes beyond simplistic ideas about 'progress'. We need a more holistic intelligence - not just knowledge, but wisdom." - Rajat Gupta, worldwide managing director for McKinsey & Co.

"Unless man quickly learns to control the rate of change in his personal affairs as well as in society we are doomed to a massive adaptational breakdown," - Ferkiss.

"The whole future of the Earth, as of religion, seems to me to depend on the awakening of our faith in the future,"  - Teilhard de Chardin (d 1955), In the Future of Man

Don't neglect the gift inside you
- 1 Timothy 4:14

Stir into flame the gift which is in you

- 2 Timothy 1:6

"We thought we were going to get television but television got us," - Quizz Show

To do nothing is in every man's power
- Samuel Johnson.

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings - Helen Keller.

"The budget must be balanced, government indebtedness must be reduced, the arrogant authorities must be moderated and controlled, people should learn to work again instead of living of the public dole," - Cicero (106-43BC)

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything, 
Bishop W C Magee.

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming."
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

"A smooth sea never made a skilful mariner."
--English proverb

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
--Japanese proverb

"Nobody can be exactly like me. 
Sometimes even I have trouble doing it."
--Tallulah Bankhead

"For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity...The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts" - C S Lewis.

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Alexander Graeme Bell
"It is my warm and world embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us - the high, the low, the rich, the poor, admired, the despised, the loved, the civilised, the savage may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss - except the inventor of the telephone" - Mark Twain, 1890.
"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then , then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole steam of events issue from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamt would have come his way,"

- W H Murray from the Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

"The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth seven times. Thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever," Psalm 12:6-7.  "...and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us," John 1:14

The best prayers often have more groans than words,
" John Bunyan.

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live," Martin Luther King.

Blowing through my mind
Healing me
Helping me unwind
Touching deep
Where no-ones touched before
Breath of God
Come fill this void once more.

- Keith Newman (circa 1984)

"As many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believed on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God," - John 1: 11-13

 “Emotional pain always results when life’s experiences go beyond the answers we already have. Dig deeper for more wisdom or go on hurting,” 
David Riddell Counseling.

 Empathy is your pain in my heart – Unknown

"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it," 
- Sam Levenson

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat."  
- Theodore Roosevelt

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare,
" -
Japanese proverb

"The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way,"  
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

"Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left." - Hubert H. Humphrey

"Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75."
--Benjamin Franklin

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year.

Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism," American Express.

 “If you refuse to pull away from God, tragedy and temptation can actually draw you to a fuller knowledge of the truth than you’ve ever known before. Nothing can separate you from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ,” - The Hidden Rift with God, William Backus.

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