Quotations on motivation

What is motivation? We all need it in some form to tackle the humdrum of daily life, or to tackle problems and challenges thrown our way. I could say that I need motivation to accept the task of proofreading a 1400-page book on economics or accounting, as I have done in the past. The Oxford … More Quotations on motivation

“Good” is just mediocre: “Excellence” should be the goal

It is a general assumption that everyone, except perhaps the totally demotivated, will try to do their best in many tasks they tackle in life, whether it be on the domestic front (e.g. home do-it-yourself repairs), in the sporting arena, or challenges in their work life. In doing their best do they strive for excellence? … More “Good” is just mediocre: “Excellence” should be the goal

Oscar Wilde quotations

Following on from the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain, here are some humorous quotations from another favourite author: Oscar Wilde. Some are surprisingly well known, perhaps more so in Britain than with Mark Twain.

Mark Twain quotations

In two of my blogs last year – April and May 2015 on Literary invective – I covered Mark Twain’s thoughts, firstly on Jane Austen as an author, then on various other authors: Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Walter Scott, and James Fennimore Cooper. Here I will quote from Mark Twain’s own humorous writings. He sounds like … More Mark Twain quotations