Friday, August 28, 2009

It’s All in How You Look At It

Curiousity.jpg Curiosity image by Migue1969

“Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle.” 

Eric Butterworth

“In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.”

Simone de Beauvoir


Lorna said...

Eric and Simone were both right.


Imogen Lamport said...

I hope the move goes well, and that it is a positive experience for you all.

Duchesse said...

de Beauvoir's quote resonates with me more, but then fierce ambition is not one of my qualities. I remember an old rock song called "The Tighter You Pull, the Harder It Gets".

Protege said...

Both of these bring me to the very famous aphorism:

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
(Saint Francis of Assisi)

Wishing you a lovely weekend.;))

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Faced with this particular obstacle, I would be more likely to agree with Simone.

Linda said...

beautiful quotes

Lola said...

Holy chick-a-dee!

Wonderful quotes. Which one do you feel most pertains to you right now?

I have to ponder this one...

~Lola xx

Life Potentials Network said...

Great quotes...and true, so true!