To & For Its Children

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
Pastor, Theologian, & anti-Nazi Dissident,
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Victories for Humanity

“Be ashamed to die until you
have won some victory for humanity.”
~ Horace Mann,
Educator, Politician & College President

Men of Integrity

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“But my dad also was a remarkable man,
a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.”
~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE
Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat
British Academy Film Award Winner, Academy Award (Oscar) Winner,
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE),
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner & Grammy Award Winner

Keep the Relationship

“I’ve brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me.
I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship.
When I’m home I’m a big-time daddy.”
~ Armand Anthony Assante, Jr.,
Actor,
Emmy Awardee (1996) Emmy Nominee (1989),
Golden Globe Nominee (1989, 1991, 1997, 1998)
Screen Actors Guild Nominee (1997)

Let Your Eyes SEE

“The most important thing a community can do is
continually push the point, raise awareness, raise money and,
above all, keep at it. Don’t just turn a blind eye.
Any society that doesn’t take care of its
weaker, younger members is not one to be proud of.”
~ Stephanie Caroline March,
Actress
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In Love, Many Times

“A successful marriage requires
falling in love many times,
with the same person.”
~ Mignon McLaughlin,
Journalist, Author,
Writer (Redbook, Cosmopolitan & other magazines),
Copy Editor + Managing Editor (Glamour)

Philanthropy Is the Thing

“Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about,
and having success means I can do more.”
~ will.i.am
a.k.a William James Adams
,
Founder of i.am Angel,
Director of Creative Innovation for Intel (2011),
Founder of The Back-Eyed Peas,
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur,
Actor, DJ, Record Producer, Philanthropist,
Grammy Awards (7), American Music Awards(8), Billboard Music Award,
Daytime Emmy Awards (2), Latin Grammy Award, Television Rack Awards (10x),
Teen Choice Award, MTV Video Music Awards (2) and World Music Awards (3)

Happily Fulfilled

“I was a single mom that raised two bright, beautiful, and compassionate girls.”
“I made the decision a long time ago that I had an obligation to my children that I happily fulfilled.”
“My kids are pretty secure, bright, and know who they are.”
~ Connie Stevens
a.k.a Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia
,
Actress, Film Director, Screenwriter & Singer

Spend Life Well

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“Life well-spent is long.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer

Undoing Ourselves

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
We must purposely be kind and generous,
or we miss the best part of existence.
The heart which goes out of itself gets large and full.
This is the great secret of the inner life.
We do ourselves the most good doing something for others.”
~ Horace Mann,
Educator, College President & Politician

Send the Vibe

“Once you have an animal, you have to commit to it.
They need a sense of freedom, yet, of course, they must have some boundaries.
I am against hitting them though; just send the vibe and that will do it.”
~ Connie Stevens
a.k.a Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia
,
Actress, Film Director, Screenwriter & Singer

No Power Struggles

homemakers, housewives & daughter baking together
“I love being a wife and homemaker – because it’s my choice.
My husband doesn’t expect me to do it. I don’t mind doing things for him
because he does so much for me; we both feel that way
so there is no power struggle.”
~ Salma Hayek,
Actress, Director, Producer
Glamour ‘Woman of the Year Award’ recipient (2001)
Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award recipient (2003)
Time ’25 Most Influential Hispanics’ recipient (2005)
Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recipient (2006)
Knight (Chevalier) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour recipient (France, 2011)

Better Than You

“Don’t bother just to be
better than your contemporaries
or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.”
~ William Cuthbert Faulkner,
Writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (1949) recipient
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1955, 1963) recipient, &
National Book Award (1951, 1955) recipient

Every Human’s Life

“Every man’s life
ends the same way.
It is only the details
of how he lived
and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.”
~ Ernest Miller Hemingway,
Author, Journalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recipient (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient (1954)

Having an Impact is Key

“Impact should be at the core of your business. … Start from the beginning.
Very early in our business we made giving, and helping others a key part of our purpose.
If having an impact is a key part of your business from day one,
you will make an impact on someone’s life every day.”

~ Clate Mask,
Co-Founder and CEO, Infusionsoft

An excerpt from Passion, Freedom and Impact: The 3 Ingredients of Business Success

Five Years Ago. Five Years Ahead.

Dwayne Johnson
Image courtesy Bing/guayageek

“Think back five years ago. Think of where you’re at today.
Think ahead five years and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson a.k.a. The Rock,
Actor, Author, Founder of the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation,
& Professional Wrestler

Judging Each Day

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap,
… by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson,
Novelist, Poet, Essayist & Travel Writer

Friends, Teachers & Experiences

“I’ve been blessed my whole career, my whole life,
with great friends, great teachers and great experiences;
I’ve done some wonderful things all along the line. But this is truly unbelievable!
So much of it is not just because your peers feel a certain way about you–and that is tremendous–
yet, also because you know how much it means to your family and to your friends,
because we’re all connected. And I honestly feel as though I’m representing all the gypsies. It’s all good stuff.”
~ Chita Rivera a.k.a. Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero,
Actress, Dancer & Singer,
Tony Awards winner (2x),
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
& Kennedy Center Honors Award recipient

West Side Story-Historical Rehearsal-Original Cast Members
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids’ 19th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition, one of Broadway’s most celebrated Fund Raising events, decided to make tribute to 50 years of West Side Story. They flew, from all over the country, twenty-two (22) cast members of the Original 1957 Production and put together, with young Broadway Gypsies, a historical Opening Number.
This is the rehearsal, at AEA audition auditorium, on 12/16/2007 where the Young Broadway generation performs snipits of the legendary Jerrome Robins Choreography, and the original cast members join to create one of the most moving and thrilling opening numbers of BC/EFA. You will see Ken LeRoy (original Bernardo), Mickey Calin (original Riff) along with all original Jets performing the “Jet Song”, Carol Lawrence (original Maria) performing “I am Prety”, followed by Chita Rivera for their “A Boy like that” duet. Chita Dancers from “A Dancer’s Life” do “the Dance at the Gym” with Chita and … … (click for more details)

 

Good Deeds, Thoughts & Comments, Here & There

Sir Sidney Poitier
Sir Sidney Poitier
“A good deed here, a good deed there, a good thought here, a good comment there,
all added up to my career in one way or another.”
~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE
Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat
British Academy Film Award Winner, Academy Award (Oscar) Winner,
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE),
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner & Grammy Award Winner

Once is Enough

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
~ Mary Jane “Mae” West,
Actress, Singer, Playwright & Screenwriter

Use Everything He Gives You

“When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single talent left,
and could say, “I used everything You gave me.”.”
~ Erma Bombeck,
Humorist, Syndicated Columnist, Author & Writer

Giving and Receiving Hands

” God has given us two hands,
one to receive with and the other to give with.
We are not cisterns made for hoarding;
we are channels made for sharing.”
~ William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.,
Evangelist, Orator, Author, Radio Broadcaster – Hour of Decision,
Founder – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
Founder – Christianity Today, Founder – Decision, &
President – Samaritan’s Purse

I Entrepreneur

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“I BELIEVE anything is possible.
I SEE opportunity when others see impossibility.
I TAKE risks.
I’m FOCUSED.
I HUSTLE.
I KNOW that nothing is unrealistic.
I FEEL overwhelming love.

I EMBRACE my childlike wonder & curiosity.
I TAKE flying leaps into the unknown.
I CONTRIBUTE to something bigger than myself.
I CREATE.
I LEARN.
I GROW.
I DO.

I BELIEVE it’s NEVER TOO LATE to START LIVING a DREAM.

I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR.
~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Be Not a Jerk

“Of the billionaires I have known,
money just brings out
the basic traits in them.
If they were jerks before they had money,
they are simply jerks
with a billion dollars.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

Cellular Connections, Anti-Lack

“There are four billion cell phones in use today.
Many of them are in the hands of
market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others
who’ve, historically, lacked access to education and opportunity.
Information networks have become a great leveler,
and we should use them together to
help lift people out of poverty
and give them a freedom from want.”
~ Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton,
First Lady of the US (1993-2001),
US Senator (2001-2009) &
67th US Secretary of State (2009-2013)

Kind Words Echo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
… their echoes are truly endless. ”

~ Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)
Roman Catholic Religious Sister

Use Yours

Use your voice for kindess, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

Use
Your Voice for KINDNESS,
Your Ears for COMPASSION,
Your Hands for CHARITY,
Your Mind for TRUTH, and
Your Heart for LOVE.

A Person of Value

“Don’t look to become a person of success,
look instead to 
become a person of value.”

Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize – Physics (1921),
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)

Soar High

Good afternoon, Everyone!  A sage quote, as follows:

“As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.”

Marian Anderson

Looking Down

"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." by Jesse Jackson
‘Belisaire Demandant L’aumone’ by Jacques-Louis David

“Never look down on anybody, unless you’re helping him up.”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)

Keep Sowing!

“Keep on sowing your seed,
for you never know which will grow
– perhaps it all will.”

Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize – Physics (1921),
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)

Success

I hope all of you have enjoyed a blissful Easter, so far, today. Here’s a wonderful quote about talents, abilities and success:

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing
that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.

Marianne Williamson