Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Realization

Computers Are Magnificent Tools For The Realization Of Our Dreams

Brunette model Lauren Budd poses wearing blue swimsuit with white trim

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.

American businessman, best known as chairman of board and chief executive officer of IBM from 1993 until 2002 (born 1942)

Happiness and The Higher Power

Blonde beauty from Russia, Ksenia Sukhinova, was Miss World 2008

Happiness is the realization of God in the heart. Happiness is the result of praise and thanksgiving, of faith, of acceptance; a quiet tranquil realization of the love of God.

Chief of the Ponca Indian tribe (approximately 1900)

Progressive Realization Of Predetermined Personal Goals

American businessman dedicated to 'motivating people to their full potential' Paul J. Meyer

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.

American businessman dedicated to 'motivating people to their full potential' (born 1928)

I Am Nobody But Myself

Book cover of "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison

All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.

American author (1914-64) best known for his novel Invisible Man

Neither Inferior Nor Superior To Anyone Else

Blonde Slovak model and actress Adriana Karembeu sitting in red velvet dress

In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.

German-born Canadian best-selling author and speaker (born 1948)

Louisiana Governor on Thanksgiving

Busty American actress Halle Berry photo in a dark blue dress for New Year's Eve

On Thanksgiving, I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.