Excellence is an habit available to anyone regardless of race, color, creed or level of educational attainment. Let no man tell you that you cannot be excellent in all that you do, for that is but the voice of a mediocre person fearing that he will be exposed for what he isn’t and excusing himself from what he could be.— Gregg Hake
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Within the infant rind of this small flower Poison hath residence, and medicine power; For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part; Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart. Two such opposed kings encamp them still In … Continue reading
When in the depths of despair, When life is clearly unfair, Proceed prosperously and reign. If your vision grows dim, If your chances look slim, Proceed prosperously and reign.
“Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.”- William Butler Yeats Life, in a nutshell, is the passage from … Continue reading
Rebecca Gilliver, principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra tells the story of a conversation she had with Sandro Laffrancini, principal cellist at La Scala about a particularly challenging top shift he played flawlessly over and over again in her … Continue reading
Thanks to a generous new acquaintance, I’ve just started reading Lt. Col. A.L. D’Endrödy’s classic work on the training of horse and rider “Give Your Horse a Chance.” D’Endrödy explains in the introduction that “I drafted the first outline of … Continue reading