Nothing More Precious

“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide*.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

*Are you ready to decide to start losing weight and get fit? You can do it at home with “Insanity.” You can watch a video about the program’s overview here.

Persistence

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence*. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Calvin Coolidge

*You need to be persistent in order to succeed with any weight loss/fitness program. If you’ve been thinking about trying an “home workout” program, why not try TurboFire? You can watch a short video about it here.

The Greatest Discovery

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”
— William James

Dusty Books

After getting out of high school, fifty-eight percent of all high school graduates who don’t go on to college never read a book again!

-The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Words

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”  -Carol Burnett

Here’s an interesting Yiddish saying on “Words”:

“A word is like an arrow—both are in a hurry to strike.”

The Last Temptation?

“The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.”
T. S. Eliot
British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet (1888 – 1965)

Skill Power vs. Will Power

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

-Abraham Lincoln (16th President of The United States.)

Here’s another great quote. This time from Confucius:

Knowledge without practice is useless.

Practice without knowledge is dangerous.

 

How many frogs?

Q: Five frogs sat on a lily pad. One decided to jump off. How many were left?

A: Five…all of them are still sitting there. The one frog only decided to jump off.

-The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Excess Nutrition Kils More than Hunger

“Obese people now outnumber the undernourished and “excess nutrition now kills more than hunger.”

World Disaster Report, International Federation of the Red Cross