Face to the Sun

“Keep your face to the sun and you can’t see the shadows”
– Helen Keller

“If you can’t be a sun, don’t be a cloud”
– Unknown

“There are no problems, only opportunities”
Bill Austin

Fear is the mind-killer

The Bene Gesserit Litany against Fear.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
– Frank Herbert – “Dune”

What have we learned over the past 2,063 years?

What have we learned over the past 2,063 years?

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”

Cicero, 55 BC

Turkey Quotes – The Eagle, Ben Franklin, and the Turkey

The Eagle, Ben Franklin, and the Turkey

Franklin’s Letter to His Daughter (excerpt)

“For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

“With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country . . .

“I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.”

Turkey Jokes . Thanksgiving Quotes

Famous Quotes – The Mask

“Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.”

— W. Somerset Maugham

Dean Hunt

Famous Quotes – Dean Hunt Quotes – Marketing Quotes

“Here is the secret that no other viral marketers seem to understand… getting 10,000 visitors of which 20% are targeted is BETTER than getting 100 visitors where 100% are targeted.”

Dean Hunt in answer to the question

But Dean, what advantage can an off-topic quiz have for a marketing blog?

Dean Hunt wrote recently about an experiment he conducted with a stupid quiz and how social media helped him move that quiz to the top of the Stumbleupon rankings for the marketing category.

If you do visit Deans site, be sure to watch out for killer bunnies.

Presidential Quotes – Ronald Reagan

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

– Ronald Reagan

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