Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia


You Make A Mistake

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You make a mistake, you keep going.

Daily Reflection: Priceless Lesson From A Mistake

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What is one priceless lesson you learned from a mistake?

Came To America Because of The Great Freedom

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I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime.

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

Squeezing Big Mistakes Into Small Opportunities

She had an unequalled gift... of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.

American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. (1843 - 1916)

Don't Deserve Me at My Best

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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Iconic American actress

Be Not Ashamed Of Mistakes

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Great Chinese thinker and philosopher (551 - 479 BC)

Thought for Today: Spotting Goodness

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

When I become excessively critical towards others, it means I am going in the wrong direction. We are usually very good at spotting mistakes, but we should develop the quality of also spotting goodness. If I can see what is good in others or in situations and go beyond the curtain of negativity, I feel good about myself. If I constantly think "he is wrong", I instead create a barrier which blocks me from reaching my own goodness. A very ancient law says: "Just as I treat others, I shall be treated by others.

Thought for Today: Give Happiness

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Great souls take advantage of every moment and every opportunity to give happiness to others through kindness in their thoughts; such souls are willing to overlook weaknesses and mistakes and have the desire to help everyone reach their potential.

Thought for Today: Noticing Goodness

Wild Goose Island in middle of lake in Glacier National Park, Montana

Even if I don't mean to be critical, I often unconsciously home in on others' weaknesses and mistakes, The more I develop the habit of noticing goodness and only holding onto the good in others and situations, the more my own sense of well-being will rise. When I continually think: "He/she is wrong", I create a barrier that prevents me from reaching my own goodness.

Thought for Today: Kindness

Barn sits on plain of green beneath Grand Teton mountains in Wyoming

Great souls take advantage of every moment and every opportunity to give happiness to others through kindness in their thoughts; such souls are willing to overlook weaknesses and mistakes and have the desire to help everyone reach their potential.

The Artist's Way Every Day - June 5th

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We often make the mistake of thinking that we "have" to be in the "right" mood to write. The truth is, any mood can be used for writing. Any mood is a good writing mood. The trick is to simply enter whatever mood like a room and sit down and write from there.

Truth and Being Honestly Mistaken

When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken, or cease to be honest.

Thought for Today: Talk Lovingly To Yourself

The middle fork of Flathead river in Glacier National Park, Montana

Learning to talk properly to the self is a spiritual endeavor. When you make a mistake, do you talk lovingly to yourself in your mind, or do you tell yourself off? One habit recognises your divinity; the other subtly shapes a nature of sorrow.

Thought for Today: Mistakes

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If you make a mistake, be gentle on yourself and encourage yourself to learn from it, let go and move on.

Albert Einstein on Mistakes

Albert Einstein quote on making mistakes

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Winner, Noble Prize for Physics

Life Would Be A Mistake Without Music

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Without music, life would be a mistake.

German classical scholar, philosopher and critic of culture (1844-1900)

Trying To Be More Agreeable Than You Can Be

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The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.

British businessman, essayist, and journalist (1826 -1877)

Learning From Mistakes

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With every mistake, we must surely be learning.

Greatest Mistake In Life Is To Constantly Fear Of Making One

The greatest mistake in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.

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

Billy Wilder on Trust

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Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.