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Nelson Rolihlala Mandela Quote Of The Week

“There is no passion to be found playing small ― in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Rolihlala Mandela (1918-    ) Born into a family of royal counselors of the … Continue reading

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Carl Jung Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

June 20, 2013 “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung (1875-1961) The founder of analytical psychology, Jung was born, raised and educated in Switzerland. His mother’s mysticism and his own early … Continue reading

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Ted (Robert Edward) Turner Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

“If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.” Ted (Robert Edward) Turner (1938-     ) Media mogul, billionaire, philanthropist and sailor, Ted Turner was born in Ohio, but his family moved to Atlanta when he was nine. Educated at … Continue reading

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Vernon Sanders Law Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

May 23, 2013 “Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first, and then the lesson.” Vernon Sanders Law (1930-    ) An Idaho native ordained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at an early age, … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

May 17, 2013 “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. Douglas Adams (1952-2001) Born in Cambridge, England, Adams was an early standout in prep school … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

May 4, 2013 “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) Born in Belgium to an Austrian father and a mother from the … Continue reading

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Joseph Campbell Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) Raised in an Irish Catholic family in White Plains, Campbell had an early fascination with Native … Continue reading

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Frank McKinney Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

April 19, 2013 “It ain’t a bad plan to keep still occasionally, even when you know what you’re talking about.” Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard (1868-1930) Midwestern humorist, cartoonist, and writer known best for his political commentary, Hubbard was a high … Continue reading

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Susan Sontag Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Do stuff, be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention, attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”Susan Sontag (1933-2004) Educated … Continue reading

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Woody Allen Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

The QW is still on location in Indiana. March 28, 2013 “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Woody Allen (1935-    ) Born Allan Stewart Konigsberg in the Bronx, Woody began writing comedy as a teenager … Continue reading

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Tenzin Gyatso Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (1935 -     )  A native of … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

The Quote of the Week comes from Bloomington, Indiana. There’ll be pictures of the re-installation of opus 91 once we get a little further along. March 7, 2013 “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how … Continue reading

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Ezra Pound Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

"Credit is the future tense of money" Ezra Pound   (1885-1972) from Canto 13 Quoted, with thanks, from JoeAnn Hart’s excellent new book Float. Born in what was then the Idaho Territory to parents of Quaker and Puritan ancestry, Pound … Continue reading

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Dr. Laurence J. Peter Quote of The Week from Greg Bover

"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance." Dr. Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and educated at Washington State University, Dr. Peter was a coordinator of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week by Greg Bover

And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965) From Little Gidding, Section V, The Four Quartets Though born in St. … Continue reading

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

January 25, 2013 And winter slumbering in the open air, Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring… Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) from “Work Without Hope” 1832 An English poet and aesthetic philosopher, Coleridge may be best known for … Continue reading

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Greg Bover’s Quote of The Week from Japan!

I’m in Japan for a couple of weeks so the quote is sent in from Kyoto today. "You wouldn’t worry so much about what other people think of you if you knew how seldom they do." Variously attributed to Olin … Continue reading

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Edmund Burke Quote of The Week

December 20, 2012 “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Attributed to Edmund Burke, (1729-1797) Known as the Father of Conservatism, Burke, a native of Dublin and longtime Member of Parliament, … Continue reading

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Ellen DeGeneres Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

December 13, 2012 “Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for … Continue reading

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Albert Schweitzer Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

December 6, 2012 “A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.” Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) Born into a Lutheran family in Alsace-Lorraine at a time when it was a part of the German Empire, … Continue reading

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Conan O’Brien Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen." Conan O’Brien (1963-      ) A native of Brookline and a magna cum laude … Continue reading

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André Gide Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

November 23, 2012 “Believe those who seek the truth, doubt those who have found it.” André Gide (1869-1951) A native of Normandy, Gide published his first novel at 22 and went on to write dozens more, as well as plays, … Continue reading

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James William (Jimmy) Buffett Quote Of The Week From Greg Bover

  "Indecision may or may not be my problem." James William (Jimmy) Buffett (1946-    ) A native of Alabama, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are best known for their celebration of a laid-back tropical lifestyle typified in songs such … Continue reading

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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Bakhi Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Bakhi (Rumi) (1207-1273) Born in Persia, present day Iran, Rumi, as he … Continue reading

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Charles Bukowski Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

November 1, 2012 “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) Born Heinrich Carl Bukowski in Germany after the First World War, Bukowski’s American father … Continue reading

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