Lars Toomre

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Walter Anderson on Trust

Blonde celebrity Naomi Lowde in a black dress

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone — but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.

Long-time editor and guiding hand behind Parade magazine in Sunday newspapers (born 1944)

Genius Is One Percent Inspiration And Ninety-nine Percent Perspiration

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Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Prolific American inventor, scientist and businessman (1847 - 1931)

Ended Up Where I Needed To Be

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

British comic writer (1952 - 2001)

Think And Think For Months And Years

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Winner of Noble Prize for Physics in 1921 (1879 - 1955)

More Socially Acceptable To Complain About What You Have

Brunette American model Danielle Burt

I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.

(Provenance of this author is uncertain)

Kill Not The Goose

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Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs.

When Imagination Not In Focus

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

From "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

People Are More Subtle Than Seems

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It is always safe to assume that people are more subtle and less sensitive than they seem.

American social writer and philosopher (1902-1983)

Thought for Today: Nurture Nature

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Many a philosophical debate arrives at the bottom line — are we naturally the way we are or is it nurtured? Are we all pure in heart, but blinded by the impurities of the world? Are we all enlightened souls who have simply succumbed to illusion? Most of us have an intuitive response which seems to acknowledge that there is goodness in everyone, it's simply sometimes hard to see. As we look at ourselves maybe we even find it hard to see the good in ourselves. Perhaps we've been taught to see only the dark, the negative. Perhaps we grew up with others whose vision always landed on the negative. But who would choose to live in the darkness? Who would choose to be a negative person? Who would choose pessimism? Probably very, very few, if only we could see the choice.

Dignity Is A Mask

Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.

American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher (1856 - 1915)

Daily Reflection: Mother

Purple color along the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Sky in Scotland

What is the happiest memory you have your mother?

Relinquish The Need To Control

Blonde actress Amanda Booth was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for February 2014

If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.

M.D., author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul

Always Be A First-Rate Version

Blonde American actress and model Rachel Nichols in a grey dress

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Distrust Familiar Doctrine That Age Brings Wisdom

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The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

American journalist and satirist (1880 - 1956)

Days Of Digital Watch Are Numbered

The days of the digital watch are numbered.

Czech-born British playwright, knighted in 1997 (born 1937)

The Best Mirror

Blonde English actress Alice Eve

The best mirror is an old friend.

American author of The Orator

Abraham Maslow on Growth and Fear

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One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

Noted American psychologist

Daily Reflection: Advice For Teenager

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What is the number one piece of advice you give to a teenager?

Not Taking Care Of Myself In Resentment

Any time I am in resentment, I am not taking care of myself. I am blaming someone else for something I need to do.

Only Love Myself As Much As

I can only love myself as much as I believe I am lovable.