Many a false step was made by standing still
Fortune Cookie… Read the rest
Many a false step was made by standing still
Many a false step was made by standing still
Fortune Cookie… Read the rest
-To succeed is nothing, it’s an accident. But to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Marie Leneru… Read the rest
-A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
-Very strange is this quality of our human nature which decrees that unless we feel a future before us we … Read the rest
-Overweight is one of America’s major health problems; I think that is because we love our food too little, not too much. If it tastes fabulous, if every bite delights, if we really pay attention, we will end up eating … Read the rest
-True humor is fun – it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together.
-Unless I … Read the rest
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
George F. Will… Read the rest
-Human nature is a hodgepodge of special genetic adaptations to an environment largely vanished, the world of the Ice-Age hunter gatherer.
-A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price … Read the rest
When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a fine of $50. When a man throws a billboard across a view, he is richly rewarded.
Pat Brown… Read the rest
-Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.
Catherine de Hueck Doherty… Read the rest
-An artist has every right – one may even say a duty – to exhibit his productions as prominently as he can.
-Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form – or else it is … Read the rest
If you do what you like you never really work, your work is your play.
Hans Selye… Read the rest
-It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
James Fenimore Cooper… Read the rest
-The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free.
Harry Moyle Tippett… Read the rest
-Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
-Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
-Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in … Read the rest
-Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
-When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.
Richard Milhous Nixon … 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
Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
Heinrich Heine… 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
-Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
William Jennings Bryan… Read the rest
-A dream that we dream alone is just but a dream, but a dream that we dream together becomes reality.
Raul Seixas… Read the rest
-Desire, ask, believe, receive.
-Whatever God’s dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates.
Stella Terrill Mann … Read the rest
-We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.
-Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily. They don’t care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
-If you use the original … Read the rest
-A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’
-Americans… still believe in an America where anything’s possible … Read the rest
-I have principles and if you don’t like them I have others.
-She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.
-I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.
Groucho Marx… Read the rest
-A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
Ken Keyes Jr.… Read the rest
-When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally … Read the rest
No mind is thoroughly well-organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge… Read the rest
-The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
-All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has … Read the rest
-Life isn’t worth living unless you’re willing to take some big chances and go for broke.
Eliot Wiggington… Read the rest
Only those who attempt the absurd…will achieve the impossible. I think …I think it’s in my basement…Let me go upstairs and check.
M. C. Escher… Read the rest
-The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
Aleister … Read the rest
I remember saying three things to myself after I was taken hostage which somehow stood me in good stead.
No regrets – you haven’t done everything correctly, you’re bound to have made mistakes, but stick by what you’ve done.
No … Read the rest
-We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone … Read the rest
In politics, as soon as you take a trick in diamonds, you find that hearts have become trumps.
Chris Patten… Read the rest
Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
Henri de Lubac… Read the rest
It’s very hard to live up to an image.
Elvis Presley… Read the rest
-You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can’t be conquered; you conquer yourself–your hopes, your fears.
Jim Whitaker… Read the rest
A person who trusts no one can’t be trusted.
Jerome Blattner… Read the rest
-Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
-An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so.
-I am convinced that life in … Read the rest
-Hope doesn’t come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It’s simply a choice to take action.
-Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.
Anna Lappe… 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
-A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
Herbert Victor Prochnow… Read the rest
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou… Read the rest
-What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.
P. D. James… Read the rest
The man who sticks to his plan will become what he used to want to be.
James Richardson… Read the rest
-We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
-Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
-Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
-Enquire not what boils in another’s pot.… Read the rest
-The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
-Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton… Read the rest
-Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
Jennie Jerome Churchill … Read the rest
-If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform a million realities.
-The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
-I know why the caged bird sings.
Maya Angelou… Read the rest
Rigid people feel some basic disgust with wiggles. They want to get things straight. But who can straighten out water? Water is the essence of life.
Alan Watts… Read the rest
-People don’t choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.
John Dos Passos … Read the rest
-Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass… 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
-Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that … Read the rest
-I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.
Jack Handey… Read the rest
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz… Read the rest
-Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.
-There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, … Read the rest
-It is as hard to see one’s self as to look backwards without turning around.
-Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
-Things do not change; we change.
-It is never too late to give … Read the rest
-Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.
Scottish Proverbs… Read the rest
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp… Read the rest
The cynic is his own worst enemy. It requires far less skill to run a wrecking company than it does to be an architect.
U.S. Andersen… Read the rest
When we are happy, we love Nature. When we are dull and depressed, it says nothing to us. Our feeling for it would therefore seem to be a reflection of our moods.
Gerald Brenan… Read the rest
Time is of no account with great thoughts. They are as fresh today as when they first passed through their author’s minds ages ago.
Samuel Smiles… Read the rest
We ought never to consider that any stage of life is the final stage. There is always the possibility of something new and creative just around the corner.
Reverend Charles Stephens… Read the rest
-He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
-Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights,
But your ears thirst for the sound of … Read the rest
My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.
I thank President Bush for his service to our nation as well … Read the rest
-The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
-It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
-What … Read the rest
-I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
E. V. Lucas… Read the rest
Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.
John Maurice Clarke… Read the rest
I lived what most people call the good life. I was happy, but deep inside I always felt that, with the short amount of time we are given to live and love in this world, we spend too much time … Read the rest
-The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
-The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which … Read the rest
If it were not for lawyers, we wouldn’t need them.
A.K. Giffin … Read the rest
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
Adlai Stevenson… Read the rest
The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is ‘look under foot.’ You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
John Burroughs… Read the rest
If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
Sam Levenson… Read the rest
-You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”
-You can only be young once. But you can always be … Read the rest
What we are looking for is what is looking.
St. Francis of Assisi… Read the rest
In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.
Paul Brooks… Read the rest
-Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
-Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
-It’s the soul’s duty … Read the rest
-Hold a book in your hand and you’re a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.
Anne Michaels… Read the rest
Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.
Robert S. McNamara… Read the rest
Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Christiane Northrup… Read the rest
-People are like tea bags you don’t know how strong they are till you put them in hot water.
-Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
-For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It’s better that they are … Read the rest
-Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird–that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace–making the complicated simple, awesomely simple–that’s creativity.
Charles Mingus… Read the rest
-The zoo is an excellent place to study the habits of human beings.
-You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
-Character is what you have left when … Read the rest
-The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
-If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as … Read the rest
Why should I let the toad work
Squat on my life? … Ah, were I courageous enough
To shout, Stuff your pension!
But I know, all too well, that’s the stuff
That dreams are made on …
Philip Larkin… Read the rest
-Decisions are a way of defining ourselves. There comes a time in life when there is nothing else to do but go your own way. Where you are headed there are no trails, no paths, just your own instincts.
Sergio … Read the rest
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
Alvin Toffler… Read the rest
-Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
-Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.… Read the rest
-Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.
Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco… Read the rest