Can't Avoid

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
Publius Syrus

The Future

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein 

I can

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
– Hellen Keller


Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any real source of apprehension, men fear what they themselves have imagined.


Like a Man

“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
- Henri L. Bergson


We also deem those happy, who from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills and without descanting on their weight.

Each Season

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. 
Henry David Thoreau

It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep.
Chas. Austin Bates


How much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened. 
Thomas Jefferson

Good Cheer

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that never happen.
James Russel Lowell

Present Fears

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
William Shakespeare


The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.

Last Day

Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be much the more grateful.


Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin


Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.
Jonathan Edwards

Will It?

Ask yourself this question:
"Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson, writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Life's Hardships

Never let life's hardships disturb you ... no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
Nichiren Daishonen

Fear Not

Be just, and fear not. 
Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, 
Thy God's and truth's.
William Shakespeare

Worry Kills

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.
Henry Ward Beecher

Now and Here

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope and fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John G. Whittier

Don't Waste

Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson


"Attitude is what always determines the quality of our work and life" (Michael L. Hall)


When you love what you do and do what you love, you never work a day in your life.

Brain and Hand

The brain and the hand are not connected - proof: asking mindless questions means you have too much time on your hands


We cannot direct the winds ... but we can adjust the sails


One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. 
Thomas A. Edison


"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club wont be worth a dime." ~Babe Ruth


Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experiences that a year is a lifetime at Apple. So this has been ten lifetimes.
Steve Jobs

Elements Together

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.
Steve Jobs

How it Works

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Steve Jobs