Monday, April 25, 2011

Just a Thought for Monday...

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.


Mark Twain

30 comments:

  1. Ain't that the truth. Thanks for the quote to begin the week~!

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  2. Always loved this Mark Twain quotation and used it to raise my children... who are all great people.

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  3. Oh, I love that quote! Now I just have to stop belittling my ambitions. :o)

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  4. Poignant message about how some encouragement can go a long way. Do we do enough of it?

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  5. It is another great thought from one of Hartford's most famous citizens.

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  6. Great advice which I always try to follow.

    Great photo, FC! :)

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  7. I'll remember that one:)
    Have a good week
    Gerorge and Jan x

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  8. Great quote! No negative people allowed in my life.

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  9. So true...I need to remember that! Have a great day!!

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  10. This is a wonderful quote...I do try to stay away from people who like to put others down...Makes my life much better...
    Hope your day is Blessed.
    shug

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  11. Lovely photo and very wise words!

    Is that sun rise or sunset?

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  12. Love Mr. Twain's clarity of thought! Thanks for bringing him out to share with others!

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  13. what a challenge, to know people in advance. thoughtful quote indeed. please have you all a good tuesday.

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  14. Oh, how I love that quote! I don't think I've ever heard that one before. Very, very true!
    And that pink sky photo is just lovely!

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  15. Alan - That is a sunrise here at my farm. I captured this shot on my way off to work last week.

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  16. So it is a sunrise. I thought it was a sunset. :) It felt relaxing.

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  17. That's a great thought for Monday...thanks for sharing!

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  18. Farmchick -- great Mark Twain quote. Beautiful new header! -- barbara

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  19. Nice, never heard that quote before, it's almost like a proverb. Sometimes when we work hard at something, some people like to keep us at their level for whatever reason from insignificant belittling conversation to possibly jealousy. I don't meet many entrepreneurs in my day to day life but I do come across inspiring people on a sunday that give me a focus.

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  20. A well known Italian proverb says 'Meglio soli che male accompagnati' which is almost verbatim a famous quote of George Washington: It is better to be alone than in bad company.

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  21. A beautiful pic and a very truthful quote. B

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  22. Lovely sunset.
    I have heard that quote, but didn't know it was Mark Twain. Thanks for sharing. I am lucky to have some really great people in my life.

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