Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave. Psalm 86: 11-13
A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures? Marcus Tullius Cicero
God seems to have fastened me on the city, some such one who arousing and persuading and reproaching each one of you I do not stop the whole day. Socrates
“I feel more and more that our job is simply to stick to the basics of what this profession is about,” Amanpour said in June. “It’s about reporting without fear nor favor. It’s about recognizing the serious in this world and going out and telling the stories, giving a voice to those who don’t have a voice, and just simply trying to tell the truth.”
God has given each of us words to live by. He has given each the working tools he needs.
Neither shy from the disagreeable nor yearn for the pleasant. Just do. Bhagavad Gita
God uses whom God chooses.
Mistakes multiply and get repeated; sometimes they get corrected and sometimes they get compounded. And so it goes. For centuries. Bart D. Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. St. Paul
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
So many dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve
The Twist was a guided missile, launched from the ghetto into the very heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion, and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books. Eldridge Cleaver
Do what you should when you are lost: Stop. Don’t take another step until you have regained your position.
For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller