Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia


You Make A Mistake

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You make a mistake, you keep going.

If You Do Not Make Mistakes

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If you do not make mistakes, you are not working on hard enough problems. And that is a big mistake.

American theoretical physicist, mathematician and Nobel laureate at MIT (born 1951)

Daily Reflection: Priceless Lesson From A Mistake

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What is one priceless lesson you learned from a mistake?

Be Not Ashamed Of Mistakes

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Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Great Chinese thinker and philosopher (551 - 479 BC)

The Artist's Way Every Day - January 16th

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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.

I Made An Honest Mistake

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Well, I tell you, if I have been wrong in my agnosticism, when I die I'll walk up to God in a manly way and say, Sir, I made an honest mistake.

American journalist and satirist (1880 - 1956)

There Is More Than Love

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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)

Jim Rohn on Truth

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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)

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

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)

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)

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: Spotting Goodness

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

Thought for Today: Talk Lovingly To Yourself

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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.