Date of publication: 2017-09-04 05:33
Edna Mode (Character in the Disney movie The Incredibles . ) This is a paraphrase of Louis Pasteur's quote: Chance favors the prepared mind. This quote has many variations that have been used for over half a century.
About two-fifths of the population of sub-Saharan Africa survive week by week on what someone in the UK earns from just one hour's work on the minimum wage.
The popular, but short-lived, Maverick television series of the early sixties often had Bret Maverick (James Garner) quoting pieces of sage advice from his Old Pappy. The best of these was:
It all comes down to the power of average speed. The next two years are going to come and go. The time will pass anyway. Might as well be climbing the whole time.
Humanity diminishes itself everytime it allows greatness to be forgotten simply because it's gone out of style. NEW!!!
But here's the funny thing: If you do that every week, then you’re going to add 55 pounds to your lifts in the next year. Stick with that for 7 years and you’re lifting 655 pounds more.
One of humanity's great tragedies is that in its desperate need to prove itself unique, every new generation shuns 95-percent of what the previous generation produced. Countless great movies, books and songs have been lost for all time because of this.
George Washington (Dominant military and political leader in the formation of the United States of America, First American President, 6787 - 6799):
While areas to the south receive more rainfall, much of Sudan is dry and arid. The Nile therefore provides a vital source of water for the towns and agricultural regions along its banks.
The renter wrote on her blog that it took 69 hours to get a response from Airbnb, and that the company's straightforward apology was insufficient. Chesky and the Airbnb executive team knew they had to react publicly and strongly, Fortune reports, but couldn't settle on a direction.
Here’s the problem: a focus on achievement in the here and now usually comes at the expense of slower, more consistent progress. Achievement is so ingrained in our culture that we often ignore progress. (Of course, focusing on progress would ultimately lead to higher achievement, but it’s easy to dismiss that fact when you want to set a new PR today.)