Monday, February 27, 2012

Do your best work

There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it. Abraham Lincoln

You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy. Bob Ross

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. Anatole France

We have too many people who live without working, and we have altogether too many people who work without living. Charles Reynolds Brown

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. David McCullough

Oil on canvas board 9x12

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Everything should be made as simple as possible

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.  Henry David Thoreau

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.   Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955

Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be. Jim Horning

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

Oil on Canvas Board 9x12

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Men are born to succeed, not fail

Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be. Joy Page

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. George Santayana

Men are born to succeed, not fail. Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas

It is never too late to give up your prejudices. Henry David Thoreau

Oil on canvas Board 9x12

Friday, February 24, 2012

Change is such hard work

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

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. George Bernard Shaw

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau

Change is such hard work. Billy Crystal

Oil on Masonite 9x12

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams

Be all that you can be, but don't join the army.-Paul Guttman

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. -The Dockle Bur

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. Henry David Thoreau

However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society. Henry David Thoreau

I eat really healthy, and if I'm tired, I take a nap. Casper Van Dien

Oil on 8x10 Panel

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Life is an experiment

There is no such thing as expecting too much. -Susan Cheever

You really never lose until you stop trying. -Mike Ditka

 A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. James Allen

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oil on canvas Board 6x8

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We are much Happier

We are much happier,
much happier
when we realize
that life is an opportunity rather
than an obligation. -Mary Augustine

No man is happy unless he believes he is. -Publilus Syrus

The habit of happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest for creating things new. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. Henry David Thoreau

Oil on Canvas board 9x12