Monday, February 20, 2017

Inspirational Quotes by Bill Gates



#Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. 


#The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard. 


#We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. 


#Certainly I'll never be able to put myself in the situation that people growing up in the less developed countries are in. I've gotten a bit of a sense of it by being out there and meeting people and talking with them. 



#What's amazing is, if young people understood how doing well in school makes the rest of their life so much interesting, they would be more motivated. It's so far away in time that they can't appreciate what it means for their whole life. 



#I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.



#Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. 



#Whether I'm at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I'm looking forward to reading. 



#Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products, partly so they're rewarded for their success, partly so they can go on and do new things. 



#I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. 



#Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. 



#If you've found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work. 



#I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.



#I remember thinking quite logically that I didn't want to spoil my children with wealth and so that I would create a foundation, but not knowing exactly what it would focus on. 


#Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. 



#Being flooded with information doesn't mean we have the right information or that we're in touch with the right people. 



#When you revolutionize education, you're taking the very mechanism of how people be smarter and do new things, and you're priming the pump for so many incredible things. 



#I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot. 



#It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. 



#Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. 




#If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The story behind San Valentino...




Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.


Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were added to later martyrologies,including a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine's Malady). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church Many parts of the Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrate Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna .
While the European folk traditions connected with Saint Valentine and St. Valentine's Day have become marginalized by the modern Anglo-American customs connecting the day with romantic love, there are some remaining associations connecting the saint with the advent of spring.


While the custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the UK, Valentine's Day still remains connected with various regional customs in England. In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children. Although he was leaving treats, many children were scared of this mystical person.


In Slovenia, Saint Valentine or Zdravko was one of the saints of spring, the saint of good health and the patron of beekeepers and pilgrims. A proverb says that "Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots". Plants and flowers start to grow on this day. It has been celebrated as the day when the first work in the vineyards and in the fields commences. It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day. Valentine's Day has only recently been celebrated as the day of love. The day of love was traditionally March 12, the Saint Gregory's day, or February 22, Saint Vincent's Day. The patron of love was Saint Anthony, whose day has been celebrated on June 13.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, February 13, 2017

35 Donald Trump Quotes to Inspire Your Success...



1-Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

2-I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit.

3-I'm competitive, and I love to create challenges for myself. Maybe that's not always a good thing. It can make life complicated.

4-I think Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents, period, not just recently. I thought he had the demeanor. I thought he had the bearing. I thought he had the thought process.

5-As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.

6-I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is.

7-You know the funny thing, I don't get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.

8-Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

9-What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.

10-It's a blip, not a catastrophe.

11-It doesn`t hurt to get more education.

12-I don't hire a lot of number-crunchers, and I don't trust fancy marketing surveys. I do my own surveys and draw my own conclusions.

13-Everything in life is luck.

14-If you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.

15-A tiny leak can sink a ship.
16-When you are wronged repeatedly, the worst thing you can do is continue taking it--fight back!

17-Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to act effectively, in spite of fear.

18-Remember, there's no such thing as an unrealistic goal--just unrealistic time frames.

19-Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren't criticized are those who don't take risks.

20-I only work with the best.

21-Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.”

22-Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser.
23-Leaders, true leaders, take responsibility for the success of the team, and understand that they must also take responsibility for the failure.

24-Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

25-Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

26-Rules are meant to be broken.

27-Your business, and your brand, must first let people know what you care about, and that you care about them.

28-In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake, but by what you finally accomplish.

29-Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.

30-You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

31-When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.


32-What's the point of having great knowledge and keeping them all to yourself?

33-One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people—I categorize them as life’s losers—who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something constructive themselves.” 

34-Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.


35-Partnerships must have loyalty and integrity at their core.