Victory Crayne, Author

Victory Crayne

Quotations on Life

Musings by others on life in general

by Victory Crayne

Copyright 2017

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. - Ernest Hemingway

I've learned that having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. - Unknown

I've learned that when you're in love, it shows. - Unknown

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well. - Rene Descartes

The truth about talent is this – talent is a set of skills you develop over time through desire. - Craig Tanner, photographer

I believe that everyone has some huge talent in them; the really lucky ones discover what it is. - Jeanette Walls

When you lose, don't lose the lesson. - The Dali Lama.

Nothing erases unpleasant thoughts more effectively than concentration on pleasant ones. - Hans Selye, Physician

Don't worry about the family that ignores and acts you like you don't matter, love the ones who are always there for you no matter what. - Unknown

Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales. - Author, Paul Sweeney

The master has made more mistakes than the beginner has even tried. - Unknown

There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine. - P. G. Wodehouse

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. - Max DePree, Leadership Expert

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. - C. S. Lewis

People need trouble — a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don’t mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. - William Faulkner

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’ - F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. - Steve Jobs

Take a deep breath. It's just a bad day, not a bad life. - Unknown

This is how it goes: I’m going to respect those who respect me and I’m going to forget those that don’t. Simple as that. – Unknown

There is no method except to be very intelligent. - T. S. Eliot

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. - Arthur Schopenhauer, 19th-century German philosopher

An ounce of explanation is worth a pound obscure. - D. Keith Howington

If any message comes through the mists and mazes of history, it is that we should never underestimate the power and creative capacity of the human mind. As long as the challenge is there, it is the eternal quest of the artist, scientist, or philosopher to envision the invisible, comprehend the incomprehensible, understand the unintelligible. - William Fleming, "Arts and Ideas"

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. - Twyla Tharp

The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. - Robert Stuberg

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.- Charles Bukowski

I have made this a rather long letter because I haven't had time to make it shorter. — Pascal

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. - Max Eastman

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. - Maya Angelou

You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. - Les Brown

I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension. - Norman Mailer

The best way to get approval is not need it. - Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Unknown

When 99% of people doubt your idea, you're either gravely wrong or about to make history. - Scott Belsky

The basis of art is conflict. - Joyce Carol Oates

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. - Buddha

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao-tzu

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey. And you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. - Bob Moawad

Let go of resentment, for it will hold you back. Do not worry about what could've been. What is to become is what matters. - Leon Brown

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me. - Stan Marshal

Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay. - Wu Tang

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. - Nora Ephron

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. - Ayn Rand

Loneliness is a strange gift.- E. B. White

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J. K. Rowling

Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. - Clive Barker

The middle of the road is where the white line is--and that's the worst place to drive. - Robert Frost

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. - Joseph Campbell

When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else. -Joseph Campbell

How you treat others says a lot about yourself. - Unknown

Judge me not by my mistakes, but by my ability to correct them. - Unknown

Never allow other people's criticisms stop you from achieving something they can't provide. - Unknown

Achievement is talent plus preparation. - Malcolm Gladwell

You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability. - Brené Brown

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. - Alfred Hitchcock

The domestic career is no more natural to all women than the military career is natural to all men. - George Bernard Shaw

[Some] People don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. - Friederick Nietzche

Never let a few bad days, bad experiences, or bad people cause you to doubt yourself. None of these things define you. - Mandy Hale

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying. - Tony Robbins

The great mass of human beings are not acutely selfish. After the age of about thirty they almost abandon the sense of being individuals at all--and live chiefly for others, or are simply smothered under drudgery. But there is a minority of gifted, willful people who are determined to live their own lives to the end, and writers belong in this class. - George Orwell, Why I Write

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. - The XIV Dalai Lama

Those three things--autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward--are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. It is not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between nine and five. It's whether our work fulfills us....Work that fulfills those three criteria is meaningful. - Malcolm Gladwell, in "The Outliers"

You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. - Jim Rohn

Don't fight forces, use them. - R. Buckminster Fuller

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Harold Thurman Whitman

Not everything you do is going to be a masterpiece, but you get out there and you try and sometimes it really happens. The other times you're just stretching your soul. - Maya Angelou

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire. - Brian Tracy

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. - Charles Kettering

You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn that anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. - David Whyte

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. - Reinhold Niebuhn, 1918

Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

Oh? You hate your job? Well, why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that, you know. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. - The Drew Carey Show

Passion tops the list of the skills you need to excel in any profession. There's nothing more powerful and contagious than passion. Passion will enhance your performance too. When you love what you do, you'll do it better. It really is that simple. - Harvey Mackay

Strength comes from struggle, weakness from ease. - B. C. Forbes

The richest people in the world look for and build networks; everyone else looks for work. - Robert Kiyosaki, Author, "Rich Dad, PoorDad"

Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade. - Constance Baker Motley

Press on! A better fate awaits you. - Victor Hugo

Everything really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. - Albert Einstein

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectations. - Charles F. Kettering

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. - Theodore Rubin

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. - Mark Twain

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. - Norman R. Augustine

The most important thing is to not stop questioning. - Albert Einstein

The past does not equal the future. - Anthony Robbins

The music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

Choice, not chance, determines one's destiny. - Unknown

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Victory's note: This is about getting a mentor, a very good idea.)

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Failure is only the opportunity to intelligently begin again. - Henry Ford

When we have done our best we should wait in peace. - J. Lubbock

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. - Charles Dickens

A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch

Education [gives you] the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. – Robert Frost

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. - Michelangelo

Be careful, lest in banishing your demons, you banish the best thing within you. - Nietzsche

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. - Albert Einstein

The idea that Man can sin against an Almighty Being is as self-centered as believing that the Universe revolves around the Earth. -Mark H. Bloom

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward. - Igor Sikorsky, helicopter pioneer

People deny reality. They fight against real feelings caused by real circumstances. They build mental worlds of shoulds, oughts, and might-have-beens. Real changes begin with real appraisal and acceptance of what is. Then realistic action is possible. - David Reynolds, an American exponent of Japanese Morita psychotherapy.

Most people use only one tenth of their total capacity for work and original thought. Harness your full powers and you will be amazed at the results. - Henry Kaiser

You just have to keep trying to do good work and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things. - Jon Stewart, Host of "The Daily Show", -- Orange County Register, July 1999

When you get older, you realize it's a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It's not how everyone views you but how you view yourself. - Natalie Portman, Actress, -- Star Wars Insider, August 2002

One of the things my father told me and my brothers and sisters at a fairly young age was that he wanted us to learn where our bread was buttered. So we would go to business functions not just to hang around, but we were expected to know who was there and why they were there. And you learn at an early age that success doesn't just happen; you have to work at it, and I think that is what you try to give your kids. If they have the right attitudes, the right disciplines and the right outlook, they will make it in the world. Even if they get dealt some bad cards, they will find a way to get around it. Again, it's about hard work, a sense of discipline and a sense of direction and you can do something in the world. - Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes Inc.

The idea flow from the human spirit is absolutely unlimited. All you have to do is tap into that well. I don't like to use the word efficiency. It's creativity. It's a belief that every person counts. - Jack Welch, Business-Management Guru and Former GE CEO-- BusinessWeek, June 1998

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln

You create your opportunities by asking for them. – Patty Hansen

Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised. - Ann Landers

What you learn after you think you know it all is what counts. - John Wooden, legendary UCLA basketball coach

You never know what you can deal with until you have to. - DeAnna Sodoma, champion wheelchair racer

You do what you do so well that when other people see what it is you do, they want to see you do it again AND they'll bring others with them to show them what it is you do. - Walt Disney

I think I'm a bright person. And when I surround myself with seven or eight other bright people, we become geniuses. - Paul Folino, CEO of Emulex

Difficulties in life are intended to make you better, not bitter. - Unknown

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut, "Mother Night"

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse Five"

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, "Gift From the Sea"

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying 'Amen' to what the world tells you ought to prefer is to have your soul alive. - Robert Louis Stevenson

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. - Galileo Galiliei

Cicero, the famous Roman philosopher and statesman, wrote this over 2,000 years ago.
1. The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.
2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
4. Refusal to set aside trivial preferences.
5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading or studying.
6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

No one ever finds life worth living. One always has to make it worth living. - Richard W. McFeely

Those who do not read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life is the only school where first you get the test. Then you get the lesson. - Unknown

Our job is not to figure out the how. The how will show up out of a commitment and belief in the what. – Jack Canfield

You see, when there is danger, a good leader takes the front line. But when there is celebration, a good leader stays in the back room. If you want the cooperation of human beings around you, make them feel that they are important. And you do that by being humble. – Nelson Mandela

Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others. –Jack Welch, CEO, General Electric

Fight as if you are right; listen as if you are wrong. – Karl Weick

Multi-tasking is dead. It never worked and it never will. Intelligent people love to sing its praises because it gives them permission to avoid the much more challenging alternative: focusing on one thing. – Timothy Ferriss

Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested. – Paulo Coelho

Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking. - George S. Patton Jr.

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. - Goethe

Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they get it right every time. - Unknown

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. - Chinese Proverb

In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. - Carl Sagan

That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger. - Nietschze

Those who fear technology are letting themselves fall victim to those of us who don't. - Unknown

But some of the nonsense was evil, since it concealed great crimes. For example, teachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492. The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and kill them. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., "Breakfast of Champions"

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever-- the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. - Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American Football Coach

We achieve peace not by learning new tricks or more strategies to hide our imperfections but by embracing more of our insecurities, more of our shame, our fear, and our vulnerabilities. - Debbie Ford, NY Times #1 Bestselling author, just released her new book, "Why Good People Do Bad Things: How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy."

Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not to his own facts. - Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, referring to President Bush's policy of twisting scientific fact to fit his politics

Nobody can live in society without conventions. The reason why sensible people are as conventional as they can bear to be is that conventionality saves so much time and thought and trouble and social function of one sort or another that it leaves them much more leisure time for freedom than unconventionality does. - George Bernard Shaw

There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstituion that hardens hearts and enslaves minds. - The Freedom From Religion Foundation

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

You can make as much money as you want if you are willing to work your fingers to the bone. - Leslie Nolen

Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside. - Hugh Macleod

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. - Artist, Hans Hofman

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose. - Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, Writer and Publisher

A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive a car. - Kenney Tynan

The tragedy in life is not what we suffer, but rather what we miss. - Thomas Carlyle

Unless you treat failure as part of the journey, you're not going to get anywhere. - Tom Selleck, actor

All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. - Edmund Burke

Failure is the path of least persistence. - George M. Van Valkenburg, Jr (1938- ) Writer, Speaker, Businessman, Entrepreneur, Inventor

We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are. - Talmud

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. — Buddha

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mahatma Ghandi

Let nobody doubt that religion hurts people. Good, intelligent, caring people suffer every day and everywhere at the hands of religion, the happy lie. - David Silverman

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. - Henry C. Link

A laugh is a smile that bursts. - Mary H. Waldrip

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. - Arthur Koestler

Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. - Steve Jobs, Apple Computer Company

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. - Steve Jobs, Apple Computer Company

If everything you try works, then you are not trying hard enough. - Gordon Moore (of Moore's Law renown)

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. Live, Live, Live! - Auntie Mame (in the movie)

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. - P. J. O'Rourke

The most important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. - Charles Dubois

The industrialist wants to suck everything out of you. Doing extra work as a cog in an industrial system is a fool's errand. - Seth Godin

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs ("The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs," 2001)

If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you've done and whoever you were and throw them away. - Steve Jobs (Playboy, 1985)

What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds. - Steve Jobs (film "Memory & Imagination," 1990)

There were many terrible things in my life, but most of them never happened. - Montaigne

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened. - Mark Twain

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Raymond Chandler

The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one. - John Dryden

The thing of course, is to make yourself alive. Most people remain all of their lives in a stupor. The point of being an artist is that you may live. - Sherwood Anderson

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road. - Henry Ward Beecher

Being in the presence of people making a ruckus inspires. It raises the bar. It gives us a foundation to move forward with confidence. - Seth Godin

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. - Charles Swindoll

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless. - Charles de Gaulle

Intuitively, we know that the best stuff in life isn’t stuff at all, and that relationships, experiences and meaningful work are the staples of a happy life. ... But my experiences show that after a certain point, material objects have a tendency to crowd out the emotional needs they are meant to support. - Grahxam Hill

The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain

It's your choice in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. - Mae Jemison

Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love. - Steve Pavlina

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. - James M. Barrie, Dramatist, Creator of Peter Pan

Reason is the steering wheel. Emotion is the gas and brake pedal. - Ben Casnocha

The best way to escape from your problems is to solve them. - Robert Anthony

Always set your mood positively every morning. Because the best way to do everything is to start something while smiling. - Justice Cabral

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. - Henry Ford

Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. - John F. Kennedy

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. - Henry James

Don't let your emotions distract you from doing what needs to be done. Control your emotions or your emotions will control you. - Unknown

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. - Albert Einstein

Mistakes are the stepping stones to wisdom. We learn from trial and error; we become wise by understanding problems. - Leon Brown The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you. - Stephanie Perkins

Don't settle. Don't finish [reading] crappy books. If you don't like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you're not on the right path, get off of it. - Chris Brogan

No matter what may have happened yesterday, a new day of fresh possibility has dawned. You are not the same person as you were yesterday! - Daisaku Ikeda

It doesn't matter what you've done, what matters is what you choose to do from here. - Unknown

Your value doesn't decrease based on someone'e inability to see your worth. - Unknown

Life us meant to be experienced. Put yourself out there. Do things you've never doe. Live a life where at the end, you will have no regrets. - Uknknown

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you're still way ahead of every who isn't trying. - Tony Robbins

It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you. - Zig Ziglar

If something hasn't happened for you, it doesn't mean it's never going to happen. It might mean that you're not ready for it. - Uknknown

If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky is the limit. - Joel Brown

Every second you spend dwelling on the past is a second of your present that you are missing. - Unknown

Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. - Unknown

What you want and what you need aren't always the same. Be willing to delay short-term gratification for long-term greatness. - Mandy Hale

Once you realize your past is just a no longer has any power over you. - Unknown

The harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you finally achieve it.

You are your worst enemy. It is your negative thoughts that hold you back, nothing else. -Leon Brown

Leave the past where it belongs...behind you. - Unknown

You may suffer many defeats in this life, but you will not be defeated. You will rise after each trial stronger and wiser. -Leon Brown

Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you. - Unknown

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. - Unknown

Don't waste your time on people who see you are you were instead of as you are. If they can't let go of the past, let go of them. - Unknown

No matter how many mistakes you've made in the past, or what sort of difficulties you struggle with now, you are destined to live in victory. - Unknown

One of the best things in life is realizing you're perfectly happy without the things you thought you needed the most. - Unknown

When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words. - Thema Davia

In the end, you'll know who really loves you. They're the ones who see you for who you are and no matter what, are always by your side. - Unknown

Focus on what you need to make your life better. Do not let wants and desires distract you from what really matters. - Leon Brown

It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny. - Joel Osteen

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. - Mo Williams

The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over. - Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not defined by another person. - Oscar Wilder

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. - Russian Proverb

Don't let someone dim your light simply because it's shining in their eyes. - Unknown

A compliment is verbal sunshine. - Robert Orben

You have to be willing to be misunderstood for a long period of time. - Jeff Bezos of Amazon

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen. - Robert A. Heinlein

The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning, while those other subjects merely require scholarship. - Robert A. Heinlein

If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor. - Nikola Tesla [it relates to marketing....]

The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they're out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers. - Walter P. Chrysler

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward

When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think. - Bertrand Russell

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
- T.S. Eliot

Every time we increase our powers of perception, we find the universe is more complex than we imagined. - Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief, Popular Science magazine

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. - Isaac Asimov

Don't sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys. - Dorothy Salisbury Davis

The most important thing in life is to have a balance. Just being a CEO and just constantly being under pressure and working and driving yourself, at the end of the day you'll be no good to anyone. You'll burn out and you'll burn out quickly. - Allan Zeman, founder of the Lan Kwai Fong Group

Everybody wants to change your agenda. Everybody wants a piece of your time and to try to persuade you why what they're working on is more important than what you were working on. - Paul Walsh, chair of Compass and former chief executive of Diageo

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (poem)

Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending. - Unknown

It’s not how many times you fall down, it’s how many times you get back up. - Unknown

Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn. - Unknown

Don't stay where you are tolerated. Go where you are celebrated. - Unknown

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. - Rumi

The moment you accept yourself, you become beautiful. - Osho

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts. - Unknown

Never argue with stupid people, because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things. - Bryant McGill

we've been torn apart and pit against each other, through the manipulation of our emotions by way of politics, religions, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and age. This is how they control us. It's time to WAKE UP. It's time to unite. - Unknown

Hard times will always reveal true friends. - Unknown

Comparing yourself to others is a fool's game and will steal your joy. The only person to compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday. - Johann ML Brown

I have a past but I don't live there anymore. - Unknown

Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will. - Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Public Enlightenment, Nazi Germany

This country has a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem, and a tyranny problem disguised as a security problem. - Joe Rogan

It's useful if you can forgive yourself, because the regrets you're carrying around are keeping you from holding onto the possibility that you can contribute even more tomorrow. - Seth Godin

We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. - Roy Amara

To destroy is always the first step in any creation. - E E Cummings

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

Humility of not thinking less of yourself but of thinking of yourself less. - C. S. Lewis

Arrogance kills creativity. - A. M. Riley

Remember: when people tell you something's wrong or doesn't work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. - Neil Gaiman

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J. K. Rowling

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. - Samuel Johnson

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. - Charles Bukowski

To create space for new experiences, one needs to clear out the old. - Diane Adkins

You are a reflection of what you think, so think positive thoughts! - Diane Adkins

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions. - Will Smith

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. - Oscar Wilde

This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don't wait. - Natalie Goldberg

Half of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at. - David Gerrold

Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside. - John Assaraf

Are you running towards something or Away? Go Towards, and your happiness, passion and love will follow. - Greg Griedman

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are, the second greatest is being happy with what you find. Third is to have the courage to shift those things you do not accept. - Greg Griedman

Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. - Jim Henderson

I don't want to earn my living; I want to live. - Oscar Wilde

Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's thing you do that makes you good. - Malcolm Gladwell

Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around. - Stephen King

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. - Ocscar Wilde

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is no substitute for intelligence. - Frank Herbert

In three words I can sum up everything I've learn about life: it goes on. - Robert Frost

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. - Victory Hugo

What's the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? - John Green

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. - J. K. Rowling

Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all--in which case, you fail by default. - J. K. Rowling

I think you have a moral responsibility when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently. - J. K. Rowling

Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. - Unknown

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. - Steve Jobs

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. - Steve Jobs

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. - C. S. Lewis

The grass isn't always greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it! - Unknown

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.- Cecil Selig, Writer

What defines us is how well we rise after falling. - Unknown

You know you're on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back. - unknown

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. - Dalai Lama

It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life story will develop. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. - Leo Burnett

What you think of yourself is more important than what you think others think of you. - Unknown

Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists. - Nikola Tesla

Let what you love be what you do. - Unknown

You don't always get what you wished for. You get what you worked for. - Unknown

The mind is everything. What you think you become. - Buddha

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. - Carl Jung

Do you realize that all great literature is all about what a bummer it is to be a human being? Isn't it such a relief to have somebody say that? - Kurt Vonnegut

Mistakes are proof you are tryng. - Unknown

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. - Unknown

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. - Oprah Winfrey

I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. - Sharon Olds

Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. - Richard Bach

See failures as opportunities to learn. There is no shame in asking for help. - Kate Harvie

Stop trying to fit in, find out where you belong. - Gargi Agarwala

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. - Isaac Asimov

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Checkhov

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley

You have to choose between what the world expects of you and what you want for yourself. - James MacBride

I believe that you either love the work or the rewards. Life is a lot easier if you love the work. - Jane Smiley

Welcome problems with open arms. Problems are your best vehicle for growth. - Jose Silva

If you're interested, you'll do what's convenient. If you're committted, you'll do what it takes. - John Assaraf

Any 'artist' makes a living by expressing what others can't--because they're unaware of their feelings, they're too afraid to express their feelings, or they lack the skills to communicate and be understood. - Chuck Palahniuk

Half of my life is an act of revision. - John Irving

I'm a big believer in luck--the harder you work, the luckier you get. - Jeannette Walls

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. - Ray Kroc, McDonald's founder

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. - Maya Angelou

What defines us is how well we rise after falling. - Unknown

Who are your friends? Do they believe in you? Or do they stunt your growth with ridicule and disbelief? If the latter, you haven't friends. Go find some. - Ray Bradbury

If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't. - Chuck Palahniuk

Your weirdness will make you stronger. Your dark side will keep you whole. Your vulnerability will connect you to the rest of our suffering world. Your creativity will set you free. There's nothing wrong with you. - Andrea Balt

Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. - Leo Burnett

Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best. - J. K. Rowling

Be soft. Do not let the world make your hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride than even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. - Kurt Vonnegut

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. - Jeanette Winterson

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? - Goerge Eliot

If life give you lemons, don't settle for simple making lemonade--make a glorius scene at the lemonade stand. - Elizabeth Gilbert

I have no experience as an eight-year-old girl or a dwarf. But I have been a human being. Our differences are insignificant compared to what we have in common. - George R. R. Martin

Sometimes I feel so stupid and dull and uncreative that I am amazed when people tell me differently. - Sylvia Plath

Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside. - John Assaraf

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields

Orben's Packaging Discovery: For the first time in history, one bag of groceries produces two bags of trash. - Unknown

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing. – Cormac McCarthy

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. – Dorothy Parker

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. – Dr. Seuss

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. – Charles Mingus

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. – Steve Jobs

A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world. - John le Carre

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction. -Albert Einstein

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. - Merry Browne

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.- Dan Wilder, author

Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.- Frank Tyger, Author

The tougher the fight, the more important the mental attitude.- Michael Landon, Actor

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.- 19th Century Cleric, Henry Ward Beecher

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse. - Unknown

The art of living is always to make a good thing out of a bad thing. - E.F. Schumaker, Economist [VC: This is a case of whether you view life as a glass half full or half empty. This is handy when tragedy strikes.]

Conduct is more convincing than language. - John Woolman, 18th Century Cleric

A friend is a gift you give yourself. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Comfort comes as a guest, lingers to become a host and stays to enslave us. - Lee Bickmore, Linguist

Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.- Paul Sweeney

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. - Beverly Sills

If you can't learn to do something well, learn to enjoy doing it badly. - Bill James, Baseball Analyst

Do unto yourself as you would have others do unto you.- Sam Keen

Anything I've ever done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death. - Betty Bender, Librarian

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

There are no office hours for champions. - Paul Dietzel, College Football Coach and Artist

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. - Robert Brault, Author

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. - Joann Thomas, Freelance Writer

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. - Estonian Proverb

The streets of the City of Failure are paved with alibis--some of which are absolutely perfect. - Harry A. Earnshaw, playwright

No matter how you used yesterday, you received 24 hours today. - Unknown

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard, Scottish Theologian

The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. - Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)
VC: By this measure, most corporate managers are lousy.

In life, there are no shortcuts to joy. Anything that is worth pursuing requires us to suffer just a little bit. - Chris Burkard

The most powerful thing we have in our lives is choice. - Edgar Papke, Vistage Speaker

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. - Unknown

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. - Pearl S. Buck

At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. - Greys Anatomy

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg. - Unknown

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones. - Unknown

Anybody who is any good is different from anybody else. - Felix Frankfurter, 1960

It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so. - Will Rogers

It ain't the things we don't know that gets us into trouble. It's the things we know for sure that just ain't so. - Charles Farrar Browne

You're one connection away from being able to change your life. - Larry Bennett, author

Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. - Albert Einstein

You may have failed, but you are not a failure. That's what you did. That's not who you are. - Joel Osteen

How would your life be different if…You stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change. - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can. - Unknown

A compliment is verbal sunshine. - Robert Orben

Each moment is a place you’ve never been. – Mark Strand

Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better. – Walt Disney

Better to be without logic than without feeling. - Charlotte Bronte

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's not reason not to give it. - Agatha Christie

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

There are 3 kinds of people in the world: people who can count, and people who can't. - Kathy Purcell

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn. - Unknown

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you. - Unknown

Practice is nine-tenths. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 1860.

The solution to a problem changes the nature of the problem. - Unknown

The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life. - William James

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. - Hannah More

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. - Oscar Wilde

But it wasn't the format that made the art great. It was the fact that somehow while playing around with something new, suddenly they found themselves able to put their entire selves into it. Only then did it become their 'schtick', their true voice, etc. That's what people responded to. The humanity, not the form. The voice, not the form. Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. Hold back and you won't. It's that simple. - Hugh McLeod, cartoonist who draws on the back of business cards.

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. - Goldsmith

Those who dance are thought insane by those who can’t hear the music. - Angela Monet

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. - Unknown

Sometimes you've got to create what you want to be a part of. - Geri Weitzman

Treat people as they are, and they will remain that way. Treat them as if they are already what they can be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury

If I give you a dollar and you give me a dollar, neither of us has gained a thing. If, however, I give you an idea and you give me an idea we are both rewarded and enriched. - Unknown

All of us are ignorant, only in different subjects. - Unknown

Here's one that I find to be of great value when I do another of my oops, and I do them all too often: Every mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. - Pearl S. Buck

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass. - Ann Landers (1918-2002)

Feedback is the breakfast of champions. - Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, co-authors of The One Minute Manager

Keep company with those who may make you better. - English saying

More men fail through lack of purpose rather than lack of talent. - Billy Sunday

Our sole responsibility is to produce something smarter than we are; any problems beyond that are not ours to solve. …[T]here are no hard problem, only problems that are hard to a certain level of intelligence. Move the smallest bit upwards [in level of intelligence], and some problems will suddenly move from 'impossible' to 'obvious.' Move a substantial degree upwards, and all of them will become obvious. - Eliezer S. Yudkowsky, Staring into the Singularity, 1996

If you can't help it, don't think about it. - Carmel Myers, actor

It's not enough to be the best at what you do; you must be perceived as the only one who does what you do. - Jerry Garcia, 1942-1995, musician

It is better to try big things, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much. - Theodore Roosevelt

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. - Robert Quillen, journalist

The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example. - Thomas Morell, classical scholar

It's easy to get people's attention; what counts is getting their interest. - Philip Randolph, civil rights activist

Great leaders don't think less of themselves; they think of themselves less often.- Ken Blanchard, author

The strongest human instinct is to impart information, the second strongest is to resist it. - Kenneth Grahame, author

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. - John F. Kennedy

Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own. - Chuck Yeager, General

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. - Victor Borge, musician/comedian

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

The phrase 'I can't' is the most powerful force of negation of the human psyche. - Paul R. Scheele, businessman

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. - Unknown

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. - Jackie Robinson, baseball player

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. - Benjamin Franklin

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life. - The Dalai Lama

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them. - Elbert Hubbard, philosopher and author

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden, basketball coach

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. - Elizabeth Harrison, author

When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. - Alan Paton, South African author

We often overestimate what we can do in a day, but underestimate what we can do in a year. - Glen Smith, blogger

Character is like a tree, and reputation is like its shadow. - Abraham Lincoln

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain. - Unknown

He who stops being better stops being good. - Oliver Cromwell, statesman

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. - George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist

The best things in life aren't 'things'. - Unknown

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. - Hans Hofman, artist

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and second, to enjoy it. Only the wisest achieve the latter. - Unknown

In the middle of every difficulty comes opportunity. - Albert Einstein

When it comes to ourselves, we are always the exception. - Unknown

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. - William Arthur Ward, author

Appreciation is like an insurance policy. It has to be renewed every now and then. - Colonel Dave McIntyre

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - James Mathew Barre, British novelist and dramatist

The love you give away is the only love you keep. - Elbert Hubbard, philosopher and author

Life gets better when you get better. - Unknown

Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through. Face it! - Joseph Conrad, author

If you want something you have never had, you will have to do something you have never done. - Lou Cassara, sales coach

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. - Mark Twain

The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. - Jean Vanier, humanitarian

We work to become, not to acquire. - Elbert Hubbard, philosopher and author

Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible. - Dr. Stanley Mooneyham

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. - Leo Aikman, author

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not. - O.A. Battista, author

It is the petty expenses that empty the purse. - Italian proverb

The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet and educator

Managers light a fire under people; leaders light a fire in people. - Kathy Austin, management consultant

Judgment comes from experience, and great judgment comes from bad experience. - Bob Packwood, politician

When you are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen; There will be something solid to stand on or you will immediately learn to fly. - Unknown

Do not confuse activity with accomplishment. - Unknown

Let the miraculous life you were born to lead unfold in all of its magnificence. - Henry Thoreau

A good plan vigorously executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week. - General George Patton

The wise person questions himself, the fool others. - Henri Arnold, general

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. - Empress Catherine the Great

There's no such thing as overachievers; there are only under estimators. - Unknown

What you can do is often simply a matter of what you will do. - Norton Juster, author

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude--without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true. - Nathaniel Hawthorne, author

It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity. - Francis Bacon

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish saying

Appreciation can make a day--even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. - Margaret Cousins, author

It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney

Really great people always see the best in others. It is the little man who looks for the worst and finds it. - Samuel Coleridge Taylor, composer and conductor

Better to ask twice than to lose your way once. - Danish proverb

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. - Unknown

Worry is interest on money never borrowed. - Unknown

Is the glass half full or half empty? It depends on whether you are pouring or drinking. - Unknown

You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. - John Wooden, college basketball coach

We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence. - Andre Maurois

Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others. - Unknown

The best way to persuade people is with your ears—by listening to them. - Dean Rusk, secretary of state under Kennedy and Johnson

We all have to start with ourselves. It is time to walk the talk. Take the journey of making very difficult decisions. Start removing things from your life that are not filling your cup and adding things that bring joy in to your life. - Lisa Hammond, author of Dream Big

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. - Cynthia Ozick, author

Be a sponge. Spend as much time as possible with people who truly know their craft and be a greatlistener. That is how you learn. - Entrepreneur, Jerry Colangelo

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of ndodging our responsibilities. - Josiah Stamp, Baron

I smile as a cause not as an effect. - Kaneko Ikeda, author

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. - Sir Claus Moser, statistician

The distance is nothing. It is only the first step that is difficult. - Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, author

People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. - Unknown

Emotional, physical, or mental pain has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: we would be more alive if we did more of this, and life would be lovelier if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away. - Peter McWilliams, author

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf. - Native American proverb

A window of opportunity won't open itself. - Unknown

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. - W. Clement Stone, 1902-2002, businessman, philanthropist, and author

The most beautiful thing in the world is the conjunction of learning and inspiration. - Wanda Landowski, musician

Personality is the original personal property. - Norman O. Brown

It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning. - Claude Bernard, physiologist

To teach is to learn twice. - Joseph Joubert, essayist

The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing. - Michael Gerber, author

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician and author

Friends are God's way of apologizing for your relatives. - Unknown

Don t ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise. - Lou Holtz, football coach

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. - Sally Kempton, author

When you sacrifice your integrity, you erode your most precious leadership possession. - David Cottrell, author

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. - Lance Armstrong, Tour de France winner

Our mistakes won't irreparably damage our lives unless we let them. - James E. Sweaney, author

It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer. - Albert Einstein

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. - Sir Isaac Newton

The best mind-altering drug is truth. - Lilly Tomlin , actress

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. - Harold Geneen, businessman

The person who never makes a mistake works for someone who does. - Hector Laing, baron

Be careful of the environment you choose, for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose, for you will become like them. - W. Clement Stone, author

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. - Walter Cronkite, broadcaster

Managing to have a sense of humor makes it much easier to manage people. - Steve Wilson, psychologist

Every now and then go away--for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. - Leonardo Da Vinci

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf. - Native American proverb

Additional problems are the offspring of poor solutions. - Mark Twain

An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything. - Lynn Johnston, cartoonist

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days... What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression. To play is to act out and be willful, exultant and committed. - Brian Sutton-Smith, educator

A gentleman is one who keeps his promises to those who cannot enforce them. - Unknown

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours. - Richard Bach, author

Doing more of what doesn't work won't make it work any better. - Charles J.Givens, author

The price of greatness is responsibility. - Winston Churchill

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude…and in actions. - Harold Geneen, businessman

You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? - Carolyn Fansler, author

It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice. - Unknown

Life is about becoming more than we are. - Oprah Winfrey

Praise is infinitely divisible. Give it away every chance you get and there's always plenty left for you. - Don Berwick, doctor

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. - John Churton Collins, literary critic

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. - Arnold Glasgow, psychologist

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. - Henry Ford

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence. - Will Henry, author

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell, inventor

A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill

It's easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action. - Al Batt, humorist

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most do. - Dale Carnegie

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. - James Ling, industrialist

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return. - Ben Franklin

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. - Merry Browne, author

Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble. - Frank Tyger, author

The tougher the fight, the more important the mental attitude. - Michael Landon, actor

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. - Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century cleric

The art of living is always to make a good thing out of a bad thing. - E.F. Schumaker, economist

Reality is above all else a variable and nobody is qualified to say that he or she knows exactly what it is. As a matter of fact, with a firm enough

commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before. - Margaret Halsey, author

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. - Unknown

We too often love things and use people when we should use things and love people. - Unknown

There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule. - Charles Osgood, author

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. - Tuli Kupferberg, author and musician

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor

There are no interest-free shortcuts. If you skip a stage in one way, you pay for it in another. - Peter Abrahams, author

Remember that the biggest gap in the world is between 'I should' and 'I did.' - H. Jackson Brown, author

Deliberate often - decide once. - Latin proverb

Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. - Thomas Carlyle, philosopher and author

Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping it will kill your enemies. - Nelson Mandela, Nobel Prize winner

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat or your house is on fire, you've got a problem. Everything else is merely an inconvenience. - Robert Fulghum, Writer

As a leader, your word is only as good as your last promise kept or broken. - B J Gallagher, author and speaker

Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it. - Benjamin Franklin

If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. - Catherine Aird, author

What poison is to food, self-pity is to life. - Oliver C. Wilson, sociologist

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it. - Spanish Proverb

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. - Walter Winchell, Newspaper and Radio Commentator

There is no magic in magic, it's all in the details. - Walt Disney

Generosity with strings is not generosity--it is a deal. - Marya Mannes, American Writer and Critic

As we sail through life, don't avoid rough waters, sail on because calm waters won't make a skillful sailor. - Unknown

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. - Marshall McLuhan, Communications Theorist

Friendship is a plant we must often water. - German Proverb

Avoiding a problem doesn't solve it. - Bonnie Jean Thornley, Illustrator

Perhaps the world little notes nor long remembers individual acts of kindness, but people do. - Herm Albright, author

No matter what the situation, a fascinated 'Wow!' will always beat a frustrated 'Oh, no.' - Rob Gilbert, magazine editor

The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better. - Eric Johnston, author

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. - Joann Thomas, Freelance Writer

Life is a team sport. Sometimes you give and sometimes you get. - Ann Pearson, writer

It is better to prevent than to cure. - Peruvian proverb

People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires. - Horace Traubel

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. - Albert Einstein

To err is human; to blame it on the other guy is even more human. - Bob Goddard, author

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. - Mary Hemingway, American Journalist

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. - Mae West

Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong. - Neil Gaiman

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property. - Jean de la Bruyere

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. - Dr. Seuss

Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. - Ray Bradbury

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. - Robert A. Heinlein

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. - Henry David Thoreau

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. - Warren Bennis

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. - H. L. Mencken

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. - Malcolm S. Forbes

At times failure is very necessary for the artist. It reminds him that failure is not the ultimate disaster. And this reminder liberates him from the mean fussing of perfectionism. - John Berger

There is no point asserting and reasserting what the heart cannot believe. - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

One of the criteria of emotional maturity is having the ability to deal constructively with reality. - Dr. William C. Menninger

Only the educated are free. - Epictetus, Discourses

There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labour of thinking. - Sir Joshua Reynolds

There is no dependence that can be sure but dependence upon one's self. - John Gay

In the battle for existence, talent is the punch, and tact is the clever footwork. - Wilson Mizner

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. - Kenny Rogers

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. - G. W. F. Hegel

All those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.- Kurt Vonnegut

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke

Nothing is your own except the few cubic inches in your head. - Unknown

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.- George Eliot

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. - A. H. Weiler

No one loves the man whom he fears. - Aristotle

No one is as tired as the person who does nothing. - Unknown

Authority tends to assign jobs to those least able to do them. - Richard C. Cornuelle

Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let's play that one over again, too. Who decides? - Lazarus Long

Avoid making irrevocable decisions while tired or hungry (nota bene: Circumstances can force your hand. So think ahead!) - Lazarus Long

Bad money drives out good. - Sir Thomas Gresham

Bad news drives good news out of the media. - Lee Loevinger

When you're in love it's the most glorious two-and-a-half days of your life. - Richard Lewis

Be Yourself. Who else is better qualified? - Frank J. Giblin II

Be self- reliant and your success is assured. Unless you're incompetent. - Unknown

Better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a lamb. - Unknown

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. - Henry David Thoreau

Beware of self- styled experts: an ex is a has- been, and a spurt is a drip under pressure. - Unknown

Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it. - Christopher J. Shaw

Big people are those who make us feel bigger when we are with them. - Unknown

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. - Mohandas Gandhi

Living your life is a task so difficult, it has never been attempted before. - Unknown

Lonely is a man without love. - Unknown

Money talks...but all mine keeps saying is, "goodbye." - Unknown

Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell. - Clint Murchison, Jr.

Most of our so- called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. - James Harvey Robinson

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. - Unknown

Narrowness of mind is often the cause of obstinacy: we do not easily believe beyond what we see. - La Rochefoucauld

Never buy from a rich salesman. - Unknown

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. - Unknown

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. - R. A. Heinlein

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke

Ninety- nine percent of all forms of life that have ever existed on earth are now extinct. - Unknown

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. - Albert Einstein

Chide a friend in private and praise him in public. - Solon

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. - George Bernard Shaw

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence. - Russell Lynes

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. - Norman Cousins

Decide what you want to be - pay the price and be what you want to be. - John A. Widstoe

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body. - Cicero

Deceit in the conduct of war outweighs valor and is worthy of merit. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

Familiarity breeds content. - Unknown

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - Gen. George S. Patton

What you might like to believe is not necessarily the truth. - Unknown

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln

Murphy's law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs painting. - Billy Rose

Mankind would be vastly poorer if it had not been for men who were willing to take risks against the longest odds. Even if it could be done, we would be foolish to try to stamp out this willingness in man to buck seemingly hopeless odds. Our problem is how to remain properly venturesome and experimental without making fools of ourselves. - Bernard Baruch

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.- H. L. Mencken

It's easier to get forgiveness for being wrong than forgiveness for being right. - Unknown

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission. - Unknown

It's easy to make decisions if you ignore the facts. - Unknown

It's a fact of life... Males are born with 2 heads, but only enough blood to operate one at a time! - Unknown

It marks a big step in a man's development when he comes to realize that other men can be called on to help him do a better job than he can do alone. - Andrew Carnagie

In dealing with people, an ounce of sincere, good intentions is worth a pound of cleverness. - Unknown

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. - Carl Sagan

In a family argument, if it turns out you are right, apologize at once! - Lazarus Long

In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current. - Thomas Jefferson

In a research and development orbit, only two of the existing three parameters can be defined simultaneously. The parameters are: task, time, and resources. - Unknown

Illegetimus non carborundum! ((don't let the bastards wear you down!)) - Unknown

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. - Derek Bok, president of Harvard

If you want something done, ask a busy person. - Unknown

If you don't like yourself, you can't like other people. - Unknown

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. - Charles F. Kettering

If you can get others to believe your crap, you will be successful, but if you believe it yourself you are in trouble. - Unknown

If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants. - Sir Isaac Newton

If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion. - Lazarus Long

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. - Unknown

If the assumptions are wrong, the conclusions aren't likely to be very good. - Robert E. Machol

If a man will go as far as he can see, he will be able to see farther when he gets there. - Unknown

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. - Abraham Lincoln

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think they'll hate you. - Unknown

If you're coasting, you're going downhill. - L. R. Pierson

Hlade's Law: If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person - they will find an easier way to do it.

How do you spot a leader? They come in all ages, shapes and conditions. Some are poor administrators, some are not overly bright. One clue: the true leader can be recognized because somehow his people consistently turn in superior performances. - Robert Townsend

History does not record anywhere, at any time, a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to face the unknown without help. But like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it. - Lazarus Long

He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another's mishap. - Unknown

He is poor whose expenses exceeds his income. - La Bruyere

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot, is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave. - Byron

Good judgment comes from experience. And experience, well that comes from having bad judgment. - Jim Horning

Genius does what it must, talent does what it can. - Edward Bulwer- Lytton

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. - Ceran, C. W.

For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat, and wrong. - H. L. Mencken

Cunning and deceit will every time serve a man better than force. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. - Albert Einstein

Every advancement in mankind, since the beginning, began as a single thought in one person's mind.- Unknown

My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- It gives a lovely light! - Edna St. Vincent Millay

Any smoothly functioning technology will have the appearance of magic. - Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C. Clarke

Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent. -Lazarus Long

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. -Dale Carnegie

Anticipation of problems is half the battle. And the only way to anticipate is to think.- Unknown

All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events. -Laurence J. Peter

All the troubles you have will pass away very quickly. - Unknown

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income. - Samuel Butler

A winner works harder than a loser and has more time; A loser is always too busy to do what is necessary. - Unknown

About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. - Herbert Hoover

All men can be lead to believe the lie they want to believe. - Italo Bombolini

A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an intellectual: find out how he feels about astrology. - Lazarus Long

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper its printed on. - Sam Goldwyn

A winner goes through a problem; a loser goes around, but never past, it.

A poor plan can be made to look great when compared to a worse alternative.

A real friend is a person who, when you've made a fool of yourself, lets you forget it. - Unknown

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James

A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves. - Unknown

355/113 -- Not the famous irrational number PI, but an incredible simulation!

A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project will only take twice as long. - Unknown

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. - Unknown

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throughout our place of residence,
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possessors of this potential, including that
species of domestic rodent known as Mus musculus.
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edge of the woodburning caloric apparatus,
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philanthropist among whose folkloric appelations
is the honorific title of St. Nicklaus ...

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. - Poor Richard's Almanac

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other. - Poor Richard's Almanac

Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again. - F. P. Jones

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones. - Unknown

Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. - Bernard M. Baruch

Every man and woman thinks of changing humanity, but none think of changing themselves. - Unknown

Even the smallest candle burns brighter in the dark. - Unknown

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. - Henry Chester

Emersons' Law of Contrariness: Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Having found them, we shall then hate them for it. - Unknown

Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought. - Albert Szent-Gyorgi

Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Their tastes may differ. -George Bernard Shaw

"Go to Hell!" or other direct insult is all the answer a snoopy question deserves. -Lazarus Long

Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. - Mark Twain

Ducharm's Axiom: If you view your problem closely enough you will recognize yourself as part of the problem.

Due to circumstances beyond your control, you are master of your fate and captain of your soul. - Unknown

Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them. - Unknown

Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes. - Unknown

Science is part of culture. Culture isn't only art and music and literature, it's also understanding what the world is made of and how it functions. People should know something about stars, matter, and chemistry but we deal with chemistry all the time. People don't know what heat is, they hardly know what water is. I'm surprised how little people know about anything. I'm puzzled by it. - Max Perutz

All men by nature desire knowledge. - Aristotle

People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top. - Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister

There is only one sin, and that's failing to believe you have a choice. - Jean-Paul Sartre

One man that has a mind and knows it, can always beat ten who haven't and don't. - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1930), Anglo Irish playwright

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will. - John Atkinson

It is better to create than to be learned; creating is the true essence of life. - Barthold Georg Neiguhr

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters. - Abigail Van Buren

To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent. - Robert Copeland

Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything. - Isaac Bashevis Singer

A stumble may prevent a fall. - English proverb

A great teacher is not simply one who imparts knowledge to his students, but one who awakens their interest in it and makes them eager to pursue it for themselves. He is the spark plug, not the fuel pump. - M.J. Berrill

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. - Stephen F. Roberts

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Sir Winston Churchill

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction. - E. F. Schumacher

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. - C.F. Kettering

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. - Oscar Wilde, 1856-1900

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, until finally it becomes what everybody knows. - William James

If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook. - Les Giblin

If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion. - Robert A. Heinlein

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of a man. - Roy L. Smith

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. - Elbert Hubbard

Only the mediocre are always at their best. - Giraudoux, Jean

Do something worthwhile. Then you can feel worthwhile. - Carl Sagan

It's not arrogant to think YOU could find an answer when no one else could. It's arrogant to think that just because YOU can't come up with an answer, one doesn't exist. - Unknown

Nothing lasts forever- not even your troubles. - Arnold H. Glasow

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. - Arthur C. Clarke

Small minds talk about people; average minds talk about events; great minds talk about ideas. - Unknown

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. - Bits & Pieces

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo Galilei

To cling to the past is guaranteed suicide. To remain apathetic is enured enslavement. To learn the truth and then act upon it is the only means of survival. - William Cooper

The time has come, the walrus said
to talk of many things,
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax,
of cabbages and kings.
- Lewis Carroll

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. - Richard Moss

Mistrust all in whom the urge to punish is strong. - Nietzsche

Correction does much. Encouragement does more. - Goethe

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
- Schopenhauer

The first man gets the oyster. The second man gets the shell. - Angrew Carnegie

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living and the other helps you make a life. - Sandra Carey

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. - Joseph Campbell

There are plenty of people to whom the crucial problems of their lives never get presented in terms that they can understand. - John Jay Chapman

You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. - Edwin Louis Cole

The hardest thing in life is to learn which bridge to cross and which to burn.- Laurence J. Peter

You can't control what people say and do. The only one you can control is you. - Jan Cooper

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Having found them, we shall then hate them for it. - Emerson's Law of Contrariness

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility is being superior to your former self. - Hindu Proverb

One of the marks of true greatness is the ability to develop greatness in others. - J. C. Macauley

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein

The door to your cage is open. All you have to do is walk out....if you dare. - George Lucas

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. - Will Rogers

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never gets as much as he thinks he deserves. - Henry Ward Beecher

We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions. - Jessamyn West

I do not accept the inevitability of my own death. I secretly think there may be some other way out. - Andy Rooney

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything. - Thomas Alva Edison

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. - George Bernard Shaw

Ignorance is like concrete. The longer it stays, the tougher it is to get rid of. - Ludlow Porch

The average man's judgement is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it. - Edgar Watson Howe

There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out for themselves. - Tom Clancy, 'Without Remorse'.

Most people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so. - Bertrand Russell, 1872- 1970

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. - Plutarch

He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which. - Douglas Adams

Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities. - Jeff Bezos

If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering. - Jeff Bezos

The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works. - Jeff Bezos

To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom. - Socrates

One isn't born one's self. One is born with a mass of expectations, a mass of other people's ideas- and you have to work through it all. - V. S. Naipaul

Too many become prisoners of their own mind. - Unknown

You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the time to water your own grass it would be just as green. - Unknown

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. - Cicero, 55 BC

What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? – George Eliot

Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance. – John Neal

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. – Winston Churchill

There is a lure in power. It can get into a man’s blood just as gambling or lust for money have been known to do. – Harry S. Truman

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. – Frederick B. Wilcox

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

A culture of self-responsibility is not just the best chance we have to create a decent world. It is the only chance. – Nathaniel Brandan

Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. – Doris Lessing

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom. – Benjamin Franklin

Remember that prosperity can only be for the free, and that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. - Pericles

If the truth of a proposition depended on the number of people who believed it, the earth would still be flat. – Richard Prebble

Necessity is the argument of every impingement of human freedom; it is the argument of tyrants and the creed of slaves. – William Pitt

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilious. - Confucius

A culture is a means of uniting society by making provisions for differences. – Richard M. Weaver

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't met yet. - W.B.Yeats

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