158 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to mce_30, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“Little by little, one travels far.”

 

[ J. R. R. Tolkien ]

157 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to jhartho, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential.

 

One has only so much time in this world,

so devote it to the work and the people most important to you,

to those you love and things that matter.

 

One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn’t really like,

or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else.”

 

[ Louis L’Amour Ride the River ]

154 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to Fortunes2011 (coming back is hard), whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“He saw that all the struggles of life were incessant, laborious, painful,

that nothing was done quickly, without labor,

that it had to undergo a thousand fondlings,

revisings,

moldings,

addings,

removings,

graftings,

tearings,

correctings,

smoothings,

rebuildings,

reconsiderings,

nailings,

tackings,

chippings,

hammerings,

hoistings,

connectings

— all the poor fumbling uncertain incompletions of human endeavor.

 

They went on forever and were forever incomplete,

far from perfect,

refined,

or smooth,

full of terrible memories of failure and fears of failure,

 

yet,

in the way of things,

somehow noble,

complete,

and shining in the end.”

 

[ Jack KerouacThe Town and the City ]

153 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to mly2000, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

 

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

 

 

[ Winston Churchill ]

150 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to andrew and hobbes, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

“When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.”

[ John Lubbock ]

148 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to Elisabeth Hartmann, whose lovely picture may be found here.  ]

“Can you see the power emotion has to distort our outlook?

Makes you wonder,

did you have a bad day,

or did you make it a bad day.”

[ Brandon MullFablehavenRise of the Evening Star ]