Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Mistake

Profound And Pressing Social Problems

Brunette American actress Alice Greczyn smiles wearing white dress

This country has profound and pressing social problems on its agenda. It needs the best energies of all its citizens, especially its gifted young people, to remedy these ills.

Let us not dissipate these energies on phony Issues or misguided missions.

Let us not mistake the vigor of protest for the value of accomplishment.

Let us direct the zeal of every concerned American to the real problems.

Let us forsake false drama for true endeavor.

Let us, in short, recognize that ours is a precious community that demands and deserves the best that is in us.

African-American politician and former Republican Senator for Massachusetts (1919 - 2015)

There Is More Than Love

Blonde American actress Sarah Gellar poses in a white sweater

I think it's a mistake if people just fall in love and think that that's the only thing you need to keep you happy. There's a lot more to being with someone than just love.

American blonde actress (born 1977)

You Make A Mistake

Blonde Playboy model Jamie Bradford show her cleavage in a pink sweater

You make a mistake, you keep going.

Never Interrupt Your Enemy When He Is Making A Mistake

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

French military and political leader who, as Napoleon I, was Emperor of French from 1804-15 (1769 - 1821)

Billy Wilder on Trust

Blonde actress Malin Akerman smiles in a sexy black dress

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

Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist (1906 - 2002)

If I Had My Life To Live Over

If I had my life to live over… I would dare to make more mistakes next time.

Published by College Humor prior to 1935 under title I'd Pick More Daisies

Daily Reflection: Priceless Lesson From A Mistake

Bird perched on pier as brilliant sun sets over blue ocean

What is one priceless lesson you learned from a mistake?

Tussman's Law

Chairman of Board and CEO of Johnsonville Sausage LLC Ralph C. Stayer

Tussman's Law: Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come.

Bridge Between Inexperience And Wisdom

American essayist, columnist, teacher and author Phyllis Theroux

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.

American essayist, columnist, teacher and author of The Journal Keeper, p. 2011

Many Christians Fail To Experience

Blonde Spanish showgirl Natalia Bush displays her cleavage in black jacket

Do you think that every time you make a mistake, He is mad at you and won't talk to you... or that you must somehow make up for it?... Many Christians fail to experience real peace because they do not understand that they are righteous in Christ. Until people stop living according to the way they feel and stand on who they are in Christ, they will never find true happiness.

American Christian author and speaker (born 1943)

Forget Past Mistakes

American writer, historian, and philosopher Will Durant

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it.

American writer, historian, and philosopher best known for The Story of Civilization book series (1885 - 1981)

Jim Rohn on Truth

Brunette French actress Laetitia Milot in a black top

Very few of us are authorities on the truth. About the closest that any of us can get is what we hope is the truth or what we think is the truth. That's why the best approach to truth is probably to say, "It seems to me..."

There is nothing wrong with affirmations, provided what you are affirming is the truth. If you are broke, for example, the best thing to affirm is, "I'm broke!"

If the truth isn't enough, then you must become stronger at presenting it.

Sincerity is not a test of truth. We must not make this mistake: He must be right; he's so sincere. Because, it is possible to be sincerely wrong. We can only judge truth by truth and sincerity by sincerity.

Find someone who is willing to share the truth with you.

American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker (1930 - 2009)

The Artist's Way Every Day - January 16th

Blonde super model Candice Swanepoel on beach in a black bikini

Think of your talent as a young and skittish horse that you are bringing along. This horse is very talented but it is also young, nervous and inexperienced. It will make mistakes, be frightened by obstacles it hasn't seen before. It may even bolt, try to throw you off, feign lameness. Your job, as the creative jockey, is to keep your horse moving forward and to coax it into finishing the course.

Mistakes Are Part of Being Human

Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken once was a cast member of Saturday Night Live

Mistakes are part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

American actor, writer, producer, comedian, radio host, political commentator, and politician (born 1951)

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.

Came To America Because of The Great Freedom

Brunette model Adrienne Janic poses in a light blue tank top shirt

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 Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 (1879 - 1955)

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

Thought for Today: Give Happiness

The red hills of Sedona, Arizona against pink and purple sky

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: 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.

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.