Jul 31, 2013

Love finds You


"Love isn't something you find.  Love is something that finds you."
~Loretta Young


Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young (Hollywood Legends)

Jul 26, 2013

Love is a Canvas 2


"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."

~Voltaire





Don't lie to yourself


"Above all, don't lie to yourself.  The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.  And having no respect he ceases to love."

~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov


Love is a canvas



"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."
~Voltaire

Jul 10, 2013

The Greatest Deception


The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
~Leonardo da Vinci

Learn more about this famous Renaissance artist, inventor, scientist, mathematician, engineer, cartographer, and writer through the many books published about him:



Lies and the liar's advantage


 Lies are often much more plausible, more appealing to reason, than reality, since the liar has the great advantage of knowing beforehand what the audience wishes or expects to hear.
~Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt was a German-American political theorist who lived from October 14, 1906 – December 4, 1975.  Her most influential work, The Human Condition (1958) distinguishes between the concepts of political and social, labour and work, various forms of action, and explores implications of those distinctions (see Wikipedia).

Jul 8, 2013

Courage


What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?  

This inspirational quote was taken from one of famous Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo.  Through those letters he often shared thoughts and feelings that he never revealed to others. 

Jul 6, 2013

Maya Angelou on Trusting People



"I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.'  There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt." 
~ Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928.  She has been hailed as a global renaissance woman and is one of the most renowned and influential women of the 20th century.  She has lived in various countries including Egypt, Ghana, and the United States.  As a public figure (author, poet, activist) she has received over 30 honorary degrees.  To learn more about her, please visit The Official Website of Maya Angelou.