Thursday, May 20, 2010

Advice offered to 2010 graduates in the newspaper of a small town in Nebraska:

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able entertain a thought without accepting it.
— Aristotle

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
— Robert Babson

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
–Winston Churchill

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
— Art Linkletter

Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.
— Albert Einstein

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
— John Wooden

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
— Henry Ford

Do not fear — only believe. All things are possible for him who believes.
— Jesus Christ

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
— Oscar Wilde

Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed. — G. K. Chesterton
No man can be good without the help of God.
—Seneca, Roman Stoic philosopher

Monday, May 17, 2010

On this day in 1792 the Buttonwood Agreement was signed in New York City, which began the New York Stock Exchange. Twenty-four New York City brokers and merchants decided to meet outside underneath a buttonwood tree, more commonly called a sycamore.