10 Favorite Inspirational Quotes

Henry David Thoreau, in 1861.
Henry David Thoreau, in 1861. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business. – Gandhi

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry David Thoreau

Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out. – Anton Chekhov

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. –Charles Darwin

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. –Truman Capote

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. – Brendan Gill

Life is never easy for those who dream. – Robert James Waller

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. –Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Underwater Nature Photography Of Steve Dunleavy

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Photo credit: Steve Dunleavy via Flickr

There’s nothing like great nature photography to remind us of the beauty of our oceans and the wildlife that calls them home. Nevada-based photographer Steve Dunleavy has captured some incredible images of denizens of the deep that I thought deserved to be shared.

I hope you enjoy this sample of animal photographs as much as I did. 

Check out more of Steve’s work on Flickr.

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Photo credit: Steve Dunleavy via Flickr

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Photo credit: Steve Dunleavy via Flickr

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Photo credit: Steve Dunleavy via Flickr

BBC – Culture – How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now

“If you missed Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, you can be sure he’d have had a zinger of a putdown to sling your way. Or better yet, a whole string of them. “Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood” might just do it, borrowed from King Lear railing against his daughter, Goneril. Or perhaps he’d settle for more aloof damnation, along the lines of Orlando’s insult to Jaques in As You Like It: “I do desire we may be better strangers.”” – Hephzibah Anderson

via BBC – Culture – How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now.

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