Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Light reading

On feeling discouraged:

"No man was ever so misplaced but that he could not find the right place".

Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich


On renewing belief in oneself:

"The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears. Now and then, he is disappointed. Sometimes, he gets hurt. Then he hears people say: "He's so ingenuous!" But the Warrior knows that it is worth it. For every defeat, he has two victories in his favor. All believers know this."

Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light


A few of John Wooden's favorite maxims:

- Happiness begins when selfishness ends.

- I will get ready and then, perhaps, my chance will come.

- Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.

- The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

- Do not mistake activity for achievement.

- Treat all people with dignity and respect.

- Acquire peace of mind by making the effort to become the best of which you are capable.

- Make each day your masterpiece.

From Wooden

4 comments:

jnichols959 said...

quoting john wooden! jamie, the depths of your coolness never cease to amaze me :)

Clare said...

You are the coolest friend I have. I have not heard of John Wooden before and after reading these wonderful quotes, I did some web research. I like him!

aart hilal said...

hello!
While surfing in the net I discovered your profile and I love
the work of Paulo Coelho!!!! Do you know that he is launching his new
book, The Witch of Portobello, through his blog
http://www.paulocoelhoblog.com?
I found it out because i'm inscibed to his newsletter
http://www.warriorofthelight.com/engl/index.html
it's simply wonderful!
have a nice day!

Jamie Welsh said...

Oh goodness, thank you jnichols and clare. I plan to do a post someday on John Wooden because he is such an amazing person!

Hello Aart Hilal! How wonderful you stumbled upon my silly blog! I am glad you informed me of Paulo Coelho's new book, as I did not know about this (I also love him). I will check out his blog too, how neat. Thank you.