we shook hands. my inability to recall that particular moment more precisely is disappointing: the handshake is the threshold act, the beginning of politics. I've seen him do it 2 million times now, but I couldn't tell you HOW he does it, the right -handed part of it -the strength, quality, duration of it, the rudiments of pressing the flesh. I can, however, tell you a whole lot about what he does with his other hand. he is a genius with it. he might put it on your elbow, or up by your biceps: these are basic, reflexive moves. he is interested in you. he is honored to meet you. if he gets any higher up your shoulder -if he, say, drapes his left arm over your back, it is somehow less intimate, more casual. he'll share a laugh or a secret then -a light secret, not a real 1 -flattering you with the illusion of conspiracy. if he doesn't know you all that well &you've just told him something "important," something earnest or emotional, he will lock in &honor you with a 2 -hander, his left hand overwhelming your wrist &forearm. he'll flash that famous misty look of his. &he will mean it.
"how sad it is for a person to be so afraid of being unliked &unloved that he has convinced himself that he doesn't need to be liked &loved ! let's hope that somehow -&soon -this man's great need to love &be loved will become known to him consciously -he already feels it unconsciously -&that he will seek help in some form &be able to accept that help. because, when he will finally come to recognize his need for love, he will begin to learn how to like himself &with that knowledge will come desire &ability to like others."
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i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
the man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. m.t
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr.
i don't lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. i cannot even spell the word. -"mad dog mattis"
soft minded men always fear change -mlk jr.
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
i have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears &sweat. -winston churchill, 1940
i keep my ideals, because in spite of everything i still believe that people are really good at heart. -anne frank
the most courageous act is still to think for yourself. aloud. -coco chanel
art is the signature of man.
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.