Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday: Changing the World

[Game changers: Dan Alon, left, and Jonathan Meyrav, founders of Israel's Champions of the Flyway bird race and conservation event.]

"We are proud that the birding community in Israel is very tight and conservation oriented, especially in context to our location on the globe. . .a "sane brother" in a crazy neighborhood of illegal killing of birds."
- Jonathan Meyrav

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- Harriet Tubman

And, finally, a personal favorite:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt

 [Above, Steppe Eagle. Below, Steppe Buzzards and Black Kites. Both, Eilat, Israel, March 2016. Click to enlarge.]

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