The Curious Autodidact

July 23, 2016

In the Striking Words of Jesse Owens

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 8:59 pm

A yellow smile for all to share

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at.

Jesse Owens, four-time Olympic gold medalist (1913-1980)

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July 19, 2016

Celebrate the Journey

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:40 pm

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the
journey!
Barbara Hoffman

July 14, 2016

Take a Position

Filed under: social justice,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:46 pm

Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’

Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’
But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’

And there comes a point when one must take a position that is
neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,
but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that
it is right.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

July 10, 2016

Words of Wisdom from “Bucky”

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 11:48 pm

 

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

Buckminster Fuller

July 1, 2016

Terry Tempest Williams on Faith

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:48 pm

Image result for google images terry tempest williams

This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.

Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author (b. 1955)

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