-The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.
Allen Klein… Read the rest
Commitment is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
Dr. Joseph M. Juran… Read the rest
A good home must be made, not bought.
Joyce Maynard… Read the rest
New ideas require old buildings.
Jane Jacobs… Read the rest
After three days, fish and guests stink.
John Lyly… Read the rest
-All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
-The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
Jane Wagner… Read the rest
-Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
William Beveridge… Read the rest
-Lawyers are trained to be aggressive, judgmental, intellectual, analytical, and emotionally detached. This produces predictable emotional consequences for the legal practitioner: he or she will be depressed, anxious, and angry a lot of the time.
-A fight to the death … Read the rest
-Some people think she was weakish … but I don’t. She was the love in that family. She set a good example for what a wife could be.
-Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver last … Read the rest
-When you’re through changing, you’re through.
Bruce Barton… Read the rest
It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours.
Greenpeace advertisement… Read the rest
-Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
Hesketh Pearson… Read the rest
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
Pablo Neruda… Read the rest
-Liberty, equality – bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
-Hope is only the love of life.
-The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he … Read the rest
-Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what … Read the rest
-A Hebrew phrase that means to help repair the world every day, by mending what you are able to of what is in disrepair within you and near you. To do this to the best of your ability … Read the rest
-The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one’s humdrum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine creativity.
-Zen makes use, to a great extent, of poetical expressions; … Read the rest
All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Jean de La Bruyère… Read the rest
-The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
-Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye … Read the rest
-Nature didn’t tell me: “Don’t be poor.” Nor indeed: “Be rich.” But she does beg me: “Be independent.”
-The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.
-An economist is a surgeon … Read the rest
-The purpose of life is to serve other people. To do something of benefit for other people. From that point of view, a difficulty is really a great opportunity.
-If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you … Read the rest
The spoken discourse may roll on strongly as the great tidal wave; but, like the wave, it dies at last feebly on the sands. It is heard by few, remembered by still fewer, and fades away, like an echo in … Read the rest
-Perseverance does not equal worthiness.
Lawrence Kaplow… Read the rest
-A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
-There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what … Read the rest
Reality is not only stranger than we suppose but stranger than we can suppose.
J. B. S. Haldane… Read the rest
-Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
-Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.
George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon… Read the rest
-It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Stuart’s Law of Retroaction… Read the rest
-I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
-There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
-Success is to be measured not so … Read the rest
-Dare to be wise: begin! Those who postpone the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses, yet on it glides, and will glide forever.
-He is almost always … Read the rest
To comprehend and to understand God above all similitudes, as He is in Himself, is to be God with God, without intermediary, and without any otherness that can become a hindrance or an intermediary. Whosoever wishes to understand this must … Read the rest
-Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
-Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640K of RAM?
-Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart … Read the rest
-Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza… Read the rest
-Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
-Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Demosthenes… Read the rest
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Walt Kelly… Read the rest
This world is the land of the dying; the next is the land of the living.
Tyron Edwards… Read the rest
-The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles DuBois… Read the rest
-Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
Charles McCabe… Read the rest
-An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Washington Irving… Read the rest
Parents can plant magic in a child’s mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.
Robert MacNeil … Read the rest
-If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
Anita Roddick… Read the rest
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Wendell Johnson… Read the rest
-The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.
Maxine Hong Kingston… Read the rest
-Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, … Read the rest
-If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
-There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. … Read the rest
When I transfer my knowledge I teach, when I transfer my beliefs I indoctrinate.
Arthur Danto… Read the rest
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King … Read the rest
As you continue to observe these changes and you see how it all fits together, you become aware of the intimate connectedness of all mental, sensory and affective phenomena. You watch one thought leading to another, you see destruction giving … Read the rest
It is in the small things we see it.
The child’s first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey … Read the rest
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
Dr. O. A. Battista… Read the rest
-Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Annie Lennox… Read the rest
-Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.
-He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
-In the final analysis, the questions of … Read the rest
Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you’re good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe… combat some of the ugliness in the … Read the rest
-This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when no one else recognizes that it is present.
-The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
-When you live your … Read the rest
-Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
-A prose writer … Read the rest
-The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.
-Playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We … Read the rest
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky… Read the rest
-Fall in love with what you do for a living. I don’t care what it is. It works.
-I’d rather fail at doing something I love than succeed at doing something I hate.
-Age to me means nothing. I can’t … Read the rest
-The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.
-There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Don Herold… Read the rest
-90% of this game is 80% mental.
-If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.
-The future ain’t what it used to be.
-When you’re a great enough person you get to … Read the rest
-The greatest griefs are the ones we cause ourselves.
-The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
-The end excuses any evil.
-A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles… Read the rest
-Common sense is just another name for the prejudices we’ve been taught all our lives.
-Not only does God play dice with the Universe – he sometimes casts them where they can’t be seen. (see Albert Einstein)
-What … Read the rest
-An unemployed existence is a negation worse than death itself because to live means to have something definite to do … a mission to fulfill … and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something, we … Read the rest
One day we will wake up and find out we are family.
Desmond Tutu… Read the rest
-Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
Elizabeth Goudge… Read the rest
-A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
-When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.
Mignon McLaughlin… Read the rest
-Life is about trying without winning. That is why humanity developed the instinct for sport.
Miroslav Holub… Read the rest
We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children
Howard Zinn … Read the rest
The two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change.
Seth MacFarlane… Read the rest
-The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
-You’re not a wave, you’re a … Read the rest
-Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
-I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin… Read the rest
Where is the temple of God? In our heart. Therefore that’s where we have to go and meet Him.
Swami Chidvilasananda… Read the rest
-Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, … Read the rest
The cure for poverty has a name, in fact: it’s called the empowerment of women. If you give women some control over the rate at which they reproduce, if you give them some say, take them off the animal cycle … Read the rest
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We … Read the rest
-The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
-The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
-Creative work is play. It is free speculation … Read the rest
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves: “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented … Read the rest
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
Robert Sternberg … Read the rest
-Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging it in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment.
-Give up remembrance–What end is there to pure wind circling the earth?
-The universe contracts, the … Read the rest
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.
No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows great until it is focused, … Read the rest
-The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion… It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider–and progressively better able to grasp any … Read the rest
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
Claude Bernard… Read the rest
I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
Herbert Bayard Swope… Read the rest
-What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.
Stanley Kunitz… Read the rest
-When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.
Margaret Wheatley… Read the rest
-Ghost stories appeal to our craving for immortality. If you can be afraid of a ghost, then you have to believe that a ghost may exist. And if a ghost exists then oblivion might not be the end.
Stanley Kubrick… Read the rest
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright… Read the rest
-How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank… Read the rest
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility.
Michael Korda… Read the rest
-The world is ruled by letting things take their course.
-Long ago the land was ruled with a wisdom
Too fine, too deep, to be fully understood
And, since it was beyond man’s full understanding,
Only some of it has … Read the rest
Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
Jefferson Davis… Read the rest
We are governed not by armies and police but by ideas.
Mona Caird… Read the rest
-After my years in Hollywood, I got tired of apologizing for work that really wasn’t mine to begin with.
-As a writer, I sit all day, working at a word processor, reading books on auto theft, or doing telephone research.… Read the rest
You can create a good impression on yourself by being right . . . but for creating a good impression on others there is nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong.”
Michael Frayn … Read the rest
-Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out.
-Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world; a prescription often given, too rarely taken.
Karl A. Menninger… Read the rest
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela… Read the rest
-The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
-I can’t understand why people are frightened of new … Read the rest
-If a thing isn’t worth saying, you sing it.
-It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
Pierre Beaumarchais… Read the rest
-I love life…Yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time, I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like…It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel … Read the rest
-I look at what the phone company does and do the opposite.
-Sometimes a slow gradual approach does more good than a large gesture.
Craig Newmark… Read the rest