An Aged Face
Poet: Joseph Campbell
As a white candle
In a holy place
So is the beauty
Of an aged face.
I Have Today
Poet: Pearl Yeadon McGinnis
I have no Yesterdays,
Time took them away;
Tomorrow may not be -
But I have Today.
House or Home
Poet: Victor Hugo
A house is built of logs and stone,
Of tiles and posts and piers;
A home is built of loving deeds
That stand a thousand years.
Poet: Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
The inner half of every cloud
Is bright and shining;
I therefore turn my clouds about,
And always wear them inside out
To show the lining.
I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore what I can do or any
kindness that I can show to any fellow
creature, let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not
pass this way again.
If you your lips would keep from slips,
Five things observe with care:
Of whom you speak, to whom you speak,
And how and when and where.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
You can't possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven's Seventh and go slow.
Smile at a stranger. See what happens. Patti LuPone
When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves - and maybe a smile.
Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning. It like a book, turning the page and starting a new chapter.
Responsibility is about taking action and being in control of our own situations.
Charles M. Marcus, Success is Not a Spectator Sport
The price of greatness is responsibility.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.