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    Thought of the day: “Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.” - Musashi #quotes (at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum)

    Thought of the day: “Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.” - Musashi #quotes (at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum)

     
  2. 21:42 17th Jul 2013

    Notes: 17

    Reblogged from bijan

    Tags: quotesphilosophy

    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.
    — Lewis Hine (via bijan)

    +1.

    Enough said.

    -cch

     
  3. miketrap:

Wisdom, from the great George Carlin.

Great quote. Always be curious and think for yourself. -cch

    miketrap:

    Wisdom, from the great George Carlin.

    Great quote. Always be curious and think for yourself.

    -cch

     
  4. I write as an Asian, with all the pent-up emotions of my people. What I say will annoy many people who prefer the more conventional myths brought back by writers on the Orient. All I can say is that I try to tell the truth. Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
    — Han Suyin, doctor and author (Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing), 9/12/1917 - 11/2/2012.
     
  5. the ultimate worth of a science is in how much good it can do in the world
    — B.F. Skinner, Harvard psychologist (attributed by his daughter, in this great article from The Atlantic)
     
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    Good life philosophy. #wordstoliveby.

    Good life philosophy. #wordstoliveby.

     
  7. Great interview with Professor Christensen.  I love the fact that he remains so grounded spiritually and is able to integrate that into his work and in helping others.  For those that don’t believe in God, he has very cogent thoughts about why everyone should try and find fulfilling work and determine their mission in life:

    "Maybe I would say that everyone would be judged at the end. People might not believe that there’s a God that will assess what we did, but certainly everybody who knows you will assess what you did. The fact that you are no longer here may just be a fleeting thought because you didn’t make an impact on them for the good. Or it may be that you affected them for ill; then they could actually be quite happy that you’re…you know.

    Or it may be that you affected them in profound ways, so that they remember you long after you’re gone, because of the impact that you had on them. And I think that everybody cares about how they will be judged.”

    -cch

     
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    Today is Keith Haring’s birthday, which is being celebrated on Google’s homepage.  I’ve enjoyed spending some time earlier this morning reading a bit more about him beyond just the artwork which he is famous for.  Besides learning that he also grew up in Pennylvania and eventually found his way to New York, I’ve been very impressed to read more about his approach to “Life, Art, and Activism” in his short 31 years on earth and that he used his vocation as an advocation for broader purposes such as civil rights, public health, and cultural sensitivity (an example of which is the picture above).  A nice short biography can be found here.
His perspective around the impact of art on society is summed up nicely in this quote which I love:
“I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.” 
-cch

    Today is Keith Haring’s birthday, which is being celebrated on Google’s homepage.  I’ve enjoyed spending some time earlier this morning reading a bit more about him beyond just the artwork which he is famous for.  Besides learning that he also grew up in Pennylvania and eventually found his way to New York, I’ve been very impressed to read more about his approach to “Life, Art, and Activism” in his short 31 years on earth and that he used his vocation as an advocation for broader purposes such as civil rights, public health, and cultural sensitivity (an example of which is the picture above).  A nice short biography can be found here.

    His perspective around the impact of art on society is summed up nicely in this quote which I love:

    “I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.” 

    -cch

     
  9. 15:29 5th Mar 2012

    Notes: 3182

    Reblogged from bustr

    Tags: comicsphilosophyquotesquote

    great #quote from Calvin.  especially since we all have different takes on “history” and “facts”.
-cch 
bustr:

One of the small side effects of our brain’s ability to find meaningful patterns anywhere, even in clouds and stars.

    great #quote from Calvin.  especially since we all have different takes on “history” and “facts”.

    -cch 

    bustr:

    One of the small side effects of our brain’s ability to find meaningful patterns anywhere, even in clouds and stars.

     
  10. Truth.
-cch

    Truth.

    -cch

    (Source: toohiptobeahipster)

     
  11. Words & #philosophy to live by. #quotes.

    Words & #philosophy to live by. #quotes.

     
  12. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
    — 

    Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

     
  13. 14:11 16th Jan 2012

    Notes: 140

    Reblogged from carefulheart

    Tags: MLKMLK dayquotesspeeches

    There are so many great quotes and philosophies that MLK crafted. I’m astounded by his mastery of words, not only in written form but his eloquence and cadence in delivery. I posted an earlier quote that I love, but this speech is indeed timeless. I love the passage in particular about his kids - 

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Sadly I’m not sure we as a society are quite there yet, but certainly much of the progress in this country is due to the wisdom and efforts of MLK. 

-cch


jtotheizzoe:

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to my American followers and everyone else.
Go read the rough draft of the “I Have A Dream Speech” from the King Center.
    There are so many great quotes and philosophies that MLK crafted. I’m astounded by his mastery of words, not only in written form but his eloquence and cadence in delivery. I posted an earlier quote that I love, but this speech is indeed timeless. I love the passage in particular about his kids - “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Sadly I’m not sure we as a society are quite there yet, but certainly much of the progress in this country is due to the wisdom and efforts of MLK. -cch

    jtotheizzoe:

    Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to my American followers and everyone else.

    Go read the rough draft of the “I Have A Dream Speech” from the King Center.

     
  14. 11:18

    Notes: 2

    Tags: quotesMLK

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
    — Martin Luther King Jr
     
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    Fantastic quote and philosophy.  Very thankful for tumblr and social media to make it easy to be continually motivated and inspired through friends content.  
It’s a great story above, a little hard to read given the font size (anyone know the original source of this article or quote?) but the main takeaway at the bottom is gold:
"… if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or otherwise, it’ll spread over in the rest of your life.  It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are pleateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  If it kills you, it kills you.  A man must constantly exceed his level."
And yes, I am also a big Bruce Lee fan.  Amongst other things, small wonder I’m simpatico w/ Reece.
-cch
reecepacheco:

I recently challenged one of my teammates to get something done on a short deadline. They responded by sending me this image.
I love Bruce Lee and the stories surrounding him are legendary, but this story in particular, hits home as I think back to a year ago this week, when we started TechStars and started doing more faster. 
Sure - we’d been hustling for years at that point. Selling customers, building product, pitching investors, but we didn’t truly start doing more faster until we were dropped into TechStars with 10 other killer teams who were all sprinting like hell, 90 mentors who had an exponential number of data points around tech startups from which to draw and the pressure of the 579 other applicants who didn’t get in, watching our potential success or failure with a critical eye.
Looking back on that experience, I am extremely proud of the way in which we, as a team, came into TechStars ready for whatever was thrown at us, and came out with a beautiful product and the vision to match, in just a few short months.
We’ve been building and growing ever since, and while not all of our team members (9 now!) went through TechStars, “do more faster” is a mantra that we want to practice for the lifetime of the company.
So to TechStars - fellow founders from our class, from programs past and present, the mentors, the Davids… thank you for teaching us what it really means to do more faster.

    Fantastic quote and philosophy.  Very thankful for tumblr and social media to make it easy to be continually motivated and inspired through friends content.  

    It’s a great story above, a little hard to read given the font size (anyone know the original source of this article or quote?) but the main takeaway at the bottom is gold:

    "… if you always put limits on what you can do, physical or otherwise, it’ll spread over in the rest of your life.  It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are pleateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  If it kills you, it kills you.  A man must constantly exceed his level."

    And yes, I am also a big Bruce Lee fan.  Amongst other things, small wonder I’m simpatico w/ Reece.

    -cch

    reecepacheco:

    I recently challenged one of my teammates to get something done on a short deadline. They responded by sending me this image.

    I love Bruce Lee and the stories surrounding him are legendary, but this story in particular, hits home as I think back to a year ago this week, when we started TechStars and started doing more faster. 

    Sure - we’d been hustling for years at that point. Selling customers, building product, pitching investors, but we didn’t truly start doing more faster until we were dropped into TechStars with 10 other killer teams who were all sprinting like hell, 90 mentors who had an exponential number of data points around tech startups from which to draw and the pressure of the 579 other applicants who didn’t get in, watching our potential success or failure with a critical eye.

    Looking back on that experience, I am extremely proud of the way in which we, as a team, came into TechStars ready for whatever was thrown at us, and came out with a beautiful product and the vision to match, in just a few short months.

    We’ve been building and growing ever since, and while not all of our team members (9 now!) went through TechStars, “do more faster” is a mantra that we want to practice for the lifetime of the company.

    So to TechStars - fellow founders from our class, from programs past and present, the mentors, the Davids… thank you for teaching us what it really means to do more faster.