Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Best Leader

Avena Fatua Wild Oat

Start with what they know. Build with what they have.

The best of leaders when the job is done,

when the task is accomplished,

the people will say we have done it ourselves

~ Lao Tze

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

~Samuel Butler

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Orange Plants

Our ideas, like orange-plants,

spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.

~Edward Bulwer Lytton

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Best Wishes

On the authority of Anas bin Malik, the servant of the messenger of Allah, that the prophet said : "None of you [truely] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself."

~ narrated by Bukhari and Muslim in An-Nawawi's Forty Hadiths (no 13).

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Life's Library

Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself,
but most of them were written for him.

~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Wild Flower Collection: Senduduk

A stranger loses half his charm the day he is no longer a stranger.
~ Genevieve a. Dariaux

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Social Support

Social support has been defined as information from others that one is loved and cared for, esteemed and valued, and part of a network of communication and mutual obligation from parents, a spouse or lover, other relatives, friends, social and community contacts
(such as clubs), (Rietschlin, 1998), or even a devoted pet (Siegel, 1993)
Rieschelin, J. 1998. Voluntary association membership and psychological distress. Journal of Health and Social Science Behavior, 39, 348-355.
Sielgel, J. M. 1993. Companion animals: In sickness and in health. Journal of Social Isuues, 49, 157-167.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Vice & Virtue

Nawwas b. Sim'an al-Ansiri reported: I asked Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) about virtue and vice.

He said: Virtue is a kind disposition and vice is what rankles in your heart and that you disapprove that people should come to know of it.