-Four Rules for Life. Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don’t be attached to the results.
Angeles Arrien … Read the rest
A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
Holbrook Jackson… Read the rest
-Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated … Read the rest
-Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!… Read the rest
-Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
-If you scatter thorns, don’t go barefoot.
-It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
-The best armor is to keep out of … 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
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones… Read the rest
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There’s a vanity to candor that isn’t really worth it. Be kind.… Read the rest
Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.
Robert S. McNamara… Read the rest
-Destroy ‘the ego’, hound it, beat it, snub it, tell it where it gets off? Great fun, no doubt, but where is it? Must you not find it first? Isn’t there a word about catching your goose before you can … Read the rest
-There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.
-No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when … Read the rest
If no one has been annoyed for some time by what he sees to be your irresponsibility, you should consider whether you are holding your imagination too much in check.
Edmund Phelps … Read the rest
-But if something is not done, and done soon, we shall be the murderers of our own children.
-The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
-I … Read the rest
-Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars.
Frederick Langbridge… Read the rest
The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.… Read the rest
The world is never ready for the birth of a child.
Wislawa Szymborska… Read the rest
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Adams… Read the rest
-A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
Jane Caminos… Read the rest
-The only thing that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men and women to do nothing.
-He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
-There is … Read the rest
If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.
Charles Kingsley… Read the rest
-I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to … Read the rest
-The first and great commandment is: Don’t let them scare you.
Elmer Davis… Read the rest
-Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men. It expels from movements all hesitation, deliberation, civility.
Theodor Adorno… Read the rest
-We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life.
We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose.
We cherish our freedoms but long for connection.
In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger
David G. … Read the rest
-Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
-Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
Louis L’Amour… Read the rest
-Language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
-To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements … Read the rest
-Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.… Read the rest
-Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
-We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Cato the Elder… Read the rest
The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains.
Li Po… Read the rest
-Nihilism is best done by professionals.
Iggy Pop… Read the rest
-If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read “President Can’t Swim”.
Lyndon B. Johnson… Read the rest
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
Josh Billings… Read the rest
I have found that people are usually much more moved by economics than by morals.
Norah Phillips (1910-92)… Read the rest
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
Lyman Beecher… Read the rest
-Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.
-But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
-But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, … Read the rest
You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
John Ciardi… Read the rest
-Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.
Berthold Auerbach… Read the rest
-The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
-To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence … Read the rest
-If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
John R. Miller… Read the rest
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Dave Meurer… Read the rest
From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
ATTRIBUTION: On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from an experimental computer at Harvard in 1945, quoted in Time 16 Apr 84
Grace … Read the rest
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins… Read the rest
-The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer … Read the rest
Maps encourage boldness. They’re like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.
Mark Jenkins… Read the rest
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou… Read the rest
…my dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed–my dearest pleasure when free.
Mary Shelley… Read the rest
True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius.
Felix E. Schelling … Read the rest
-There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.
-If we are to learn to improve the quality of the decisions we make, we need to accept the mysterious nature of … Read the rest
-Man’s destiny was to conquer and rule the world, and this is what he’s done–almost. He hasn’t quite made it, and it looks as though this may be his undoing. The problem is that man’s conquest of the world has … Read the rest
-Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
William Wirt… Read the rest
Respect a man, he will do the more.
James Howell… Read the rest
Work! Labour … the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow – security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself.
Sean O’Casey… Read the rest
-A woman knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
Malcolm de Chazal… Read the rest
-There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
Alice Thomas Ellis… Read the rest
-Every burden is a blessing.
-What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller (Dr.)… Read the rest
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg… Read the rest
-Nursing Education is still too often characterized by demands for “good girl” behaviour which rewards passivity and is intolerant of assertiveness; the consequences are students who are “less trouble” and who have a high survival rate in bureaucracies.
Larsen & … 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
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Stanislaw J. Lec… Read the rest
Many a false step was made by standing still
Fortune Cookie… Read the rest
-Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
Nido Qubein… Read the rest
-When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
-The pursuit of happiness is … Read the rest
-Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
-The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of … Read the rest
The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.
Barbara Colorose… Read the rest
-Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
Marilyn Manson… 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
-Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
-In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
Andre Maurois… Read the rest
-My whole career can be summed up with ‘Ignorance is bliss.’ When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing.
Jeff Foxworthy… Read the rest
-I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White… Read the rest
-Any technique which will increase self knowledge in depth should in principle increase one’s creativity.
-If our true nature is permitted to guide our life, we grow healthy, fruitful, and happy.
-A musician must make his music, an artist must … Read the rest
The secret of art is love.
Antoine Bourdelle… Read the rest
Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
Fred Hoyle… Read the rest
-We are none of us infallible–not even the youngest of us.
W.H. Thompson… Read the rest
Intuition isn’t the enemy, but the ally, of reason.… Read the rest
The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.
Louis Vermeil… Read the rest
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that … Read the rest
I can’t think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn’t help, just a little bit.
Susan Glasee… Read the rest
No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
Frederick G. Banting… Read the rest
There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire.
David Oman McKay… Read the rest
We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.
Jean Houston… Read the rest
-It is far more important that one’s life should be perceived than it should be transformed; for no sooner has it been perceived, than it transforms itself of its own accord.
-We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: … Read the rest
-Man is unhappy because he doesn’t know he’s happy…if anyone finds out he’ll become happy at once.
-For the secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
-A new philosophy, a new … Read the rest
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Mary Pickford… 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
-A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
-Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
-Being powerful is … 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
-Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction – the things that constitute real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
William … Read the rest
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Jerry Seinfeld… Read the rest
-Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass… Read the rest
-The purpose of religion is not to satisfy the needs we feel but to create in us the need of serving ends of which we otherwise remain oblivious.
-Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with … Read the rest
-It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels lovable.
Jessamyn West… Read the rest
-Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
-A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
-Some men covet knowledge out of a natural curiosity and inquisitive temper; some to entertain the mind with variety and delight; some for ornament … Read the rest
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:36… Read the rest