Saturday, February 19, 2011

A wise man once said...


In Lady Yoga fashion, it is my goal to look back in history to see where we have come from, find the yoga in the moments past to keep us rooted in the present and passionate about where we are going in the future.

On that note...

In honor of Presidents Day and the assassination of Malcom X, one of the most important yet radical human rights leaders, we honor the leaders of this country, man and woman and lead ourselves through our practice in grace and honor of our selves.

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! – Maya Angelou

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Malcolm X

Don't be afraid to see what you see. Ronald Reagan

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Abraham Lincoln

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. (and women) John F. Kennedy

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy

Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind. Thomas Jefferson

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation, which give you happiness. Thomas Jefferson

But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day. Barack Obama

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?

John Adams

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. Malcolm X

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Malcolm X

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. Malcolm X

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.

Malcolm X

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. Malcolm X

Stumbling is not falling. Malcolm X

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. George Washington

A good conscience is a continual Christmas. Benjamin Franklin

Fatigue is the best pillow. Benjamin Franklin

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.

Benjamin Franklin

When you're finished changing, you're finished. Benjamin Franklin

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

Benjamin Franklin (He didn't mention that stealing a diamond is quite the hardest of them all!)

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. Jimmy Carter

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. Herbert Hoover

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Oprah Winfrey

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

Oprah Winfrey

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Eleanor Roosevelt

Great necessities call out great virtues. Abigail Adams

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. Lady Bird Johnson

Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place. Rosalynn Carter

If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk. Rosalynn Carter

Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood. But everyone has something to give. – Barbara Bush

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. – Barbara Bush

Get involved in some of the big ideas of your time. Barbara Bush

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter

Pomp and circumstance,

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