How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!
Julie Morgenstern… Read the rest
-We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
-It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Judith Martin… Read the rest
-…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of … Read the rest
-It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
-It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
-You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
J.K. Rowling… Read the rest
Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.
Frances Moore Lappe… Read the rest
-Education is an admirable thing, but it’s well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
-When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
-Every saint has a past and … Read the rest
-Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert Service… Read the rest
-To be able to look at change as an opportunity to grow–that is the secret to being happy.
-Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. … Read the rest
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn… Read the rest
-Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love.
-I have known sorrow and learned to aid the wretched.
Virgil… Read the rest
-What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
-It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
-Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch… 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
Politics, as it turned out, lent itself admirably to storytelling. Where else can you find such a mix of greed, power, lust, conspiracy, sacrifice and secrecy?
Val Sears… Read the rest
-Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
Howard Aiken… Read the rest
-Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.
Kazuo Inamori… Read the rest
-Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
-Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.
-Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely … Read the rest
Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.
Maxwell Maltz… Read the rest
-It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
Katharine … Read the rest
-A man who doesn’t trust himself can never truly trust anyone else.
Cardinal de Retz… Read the rest
-Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor… Read the rest
-If you understand, things are just as they are… If you do not understand, things are just as they are….
-To get rid of your passions is not Nirvana; to look upon them as no matter of yours, that is … Read the rest
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.
John Gaule… Read the rest
-In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love.
Diego Marchi… Read the rest
My wife and I went back to the hotel where we spent our wedding night. Only this time, I stayed in the bathroom and cried.
Henny Youngman… Read the rest
-The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be … Read the rest
There are no original ideas. There are only original people.
Barbara Grizzuli Harrison… 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
-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
-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
Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.
Willie Shoemaker… Read the rest
-I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
-[Children] are travelers newly arrived in a strange country of which they know nothing.
-Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking … Read the rest
-Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
Immanuel Kant… Read the rest
-The taxpayer — that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
-Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since … Read the rest
If an idea is important enough it is worth laughing at.
Alan Plater … Read the rest
-There is only one you… Don’t you dare change just because you’re outnumbered!
Charles Swindoll… Read the rest
A man’s silence is wonderful to listen to.
Thomas Hardy… Read the rest
-Tradition is what you resort to when you don’t have the time or the money to do it right.
Kurt Herbert Alder… Read the rest
-The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
-At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved – if it … Read the rest
-All anybody needs to know about prizes is that Mozart never won one.
Henry Mitchell… Read the rest
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
John Barton … Read the rest
Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Henrik Tikkanen… 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
-Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
Charles McCabe… Read the rest
-To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
-Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington… 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
-I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
-Indifference may not wreck a man’s life … Read the rest
Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition
Arnold Glasgow… 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
-It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.… Read the rest
-The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
-Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him … Read the rest
-The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H. P. Lovecraft… Read the rest
-Great people and great athletes realize early in their lives their destiny, and accept it. Even if they do not consciously realize the how, the where, the what.
Percy Cerutty… Read the rest
-I’m a born-again atheist.
-It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
-Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
-Style is knowing who you are, what you … Read the rest
Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
Heinrich Heine… Read the rest
-Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not … Read the rest
-Shared laughter creates a bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker and boss. They become a single group of human beings.
W. Lee Grant… 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
There’s time enough, but none to spare.
Charles W. Chesnutt… Read the rest
-It’s impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
-Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
-The deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent.
-The future has already … Read the rest
-Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.
-Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington… Read the rest
-Blessed is he who has found his work. Let him ask no other blessing.
-It is the first of all problems for a man or a woman, to find out what kind of work he or she is to do … Read the rest
Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Walter Anderson… Read the rest
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.
Yasutani Roshi … Read the rest
Lose as if you like it; win as if you were used to it.
Polo player Tommy Hitchcock (1900-44), cited in The New International Dictionary of Quotations.… Read the rest
You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
John Ciardi… Read the rest
-Science may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification.
Sir Karl Popper … Read the rest
-Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the … Read the rest
-If you don’t know what to do, call the media and at least give the appearance of doing something.
David Peterson… Read the rest
-The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
John Lancaster Spalding… Read the rest
-The customer doesn’t expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.
Sir Colin Marshall… Read the rest
Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.
Matthew Prior… Read the rest
-Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
Samuel Beckett… Read the rest
-God changes not what is within people until people change what is in themselves.
-When you die, God will call upon you to account for all the permitted pleasures you did not enjoy while on earth.
the Qu’ran… Read the rest
-The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.
-What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Susan Sontag… Read the rest
A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another.
James Keller… Read the rest
If animals play, this is because play is useful in the struggle for survival; because play practices and so perfects the skills needed in adult life.
Susanne Millar… Read the rest
-I have flying limitations, but I fly. I fly because we humans like to find ways to solve problems. It’s one of the great gifts of our nature. If we can’t fly, we invent airplanes. If we want to water … Read the rest
-If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank You’, that would suffice.
-Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
Meister Eckhart… Read the rest
-How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one’s senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
-If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
-You can tell the ideals of … Read the rest
-The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
-Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee’s collected treasures sweet, Sweet music’s melting full, but sweeter yet The still small voice of gratitude.
Thomas Gray… Read the rest
-If there were dreams to sell,
What would you buy?
Some cost a passing bell;
Some a light sigh,
That shakes from Life’s fresh crown
Only a rose-leaf down.
If there were dreams to sell,
Merry and sad to tell,… Read the rest
I’ve been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn’t require my presence.
Garry Trudeau… Read the rest
-On the whole I’d rather be in Philadelphia. (Epitaph)
-Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
-Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live … Read the rest
-Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
-I can’t live either without you or with you.
-We two form a multitude.
-The silent countenance … Read the rest
-Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
Eddie Rickenbacker… Read the rest
-A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
-May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
-The tragedy of modern … Read the rest
-The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Flannery O’Connor… Read the rest
Any serious attempt to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
Derek Walcott… Read the rest
-The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.
Edwin Schlossberg… Read the rest
-He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have.
Don Juan Manuel… Read the rest
-Since it is not granted to us to live long, let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
Pliny the Younger… Read the rest
-When I’m not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It’s a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity.
Maria Irene Fornes… Read the rest