The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
Joyce Carol Oates… Read the rest
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
Joyce Carol Oates… 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
-Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
-Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.
-There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
-The only difference between the Democrats and the … Read the rest
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green… Read the rest
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Faith Whittlesey… Read the rest
-Life is about trying without winning. That is why humanity developed the instinct for sport.
Miroslav Holub… Read the rest
-Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.
-Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.
-Failures … Read the rest
-If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough
-Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain … Read the rest
-The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
-Social structure changes, develops, adapts itself to an altered situation, only through a change in the habits of thought of the … Read the rest
-Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce… Read the rest
Long experience has taught me that to be criticized is not always to be wrong.
Anthony Eden… Read the rest
-When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
-If you want to be free, learn to live simply. Use what you have and be content where you are.
John Heider… Read the rest
The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need for that work. With this life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get. Without this–with work which you despise, … 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
-Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass… Read the rest
-A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This … Read the rest
Anxiety leads to a narrowing of the field of attention, the so-called tunnel vision, and when people are anxious, they are unable to attend to the total situation as is necessary to enable them to act rationally, but impulsively do … Read the rest
-Play is the beginning of knowledge.
George Dorsey… Read the rest
-I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will … 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
You don’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Laurel Mellin… Read the rest
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Robert Redford… Read the rest
-People should worry about each other. Because worry is just love in its worst form. But it’s still love.
-In my experience, the worst thing you can do to an important problem is discuss it. You know – I really … Read the rest
-Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
-We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.
-No society that … 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
-Some days you’re a bug, some days you’re a windshield.
Price Cobb… Read the rest
-Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand … Read the rest
-Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill… Read the rest
If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me
Jimmy Buffett… Read the rest
-I’m not going to die because I failed as someone else. I’m going to succeed as myself.
-Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.
-Success is meaningless … Read the rest
-Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
Samuel Beckett… 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
Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory.
Andrew Carnegie… Read the rest
-Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.
Marcus Brigstocke… 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
-In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Warren Buffett… Read the rest
The world is never ready for the birth of a child.
Wislawa Szymborska… Read the rest
-The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
-The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives … Read the rest
Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition
Arnold Glasgow… 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
Let my mind become silent,
And my thoughts come to rest.
I want to be
All that is before me.
I become everything.
Joseph Cornell… Read the rest
-The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be … 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
-Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.
-Be ashamed to die until … 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
If you would learn the secret of right relations,
look only for the divine in people and things,
and leave all the rest to God.
J. Allen Boone… Read the rest
-Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Germaine Greer… Read the rest
Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of
rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will,
a quality of the imagination, a vigor … Read the rest
-Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.
Alice Munro… Read the rest
-When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
-For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get … Read the rest
-I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
-The days of the digital watch are numbered.
-We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look … Read the rest
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:32… Read the rest
-Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
Marilyn Manson… Read the rest
It is historical continuity that keeps our assumptions in place, not a repeated assessment of their value.
Edward de Bono … Read the rest
-We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
-Creative people who can’t help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, … Read the rest
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
Grenville Kleiser… Read the rest
A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.
Zadok Rabinowitz… Read the rest
-When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your … Read the rest
-There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Robert Lynd… Read the rest
A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
Holbrook Jackson… Read the rest
-The big thieves hang the little ones.
-When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
Czech Proverbs… Read the rest
Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Lewis Grizzard… Read the rest
-Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train – Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?
-There are one hundred men … Read the rest
Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.
Robert S. McNamara… Read the rest
The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.
Richard R. Grant… Read the rest
-Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
-Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.
Gerald Jampolsky… Read the rest
-Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?
Frank Scully… 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
-Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
-Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
-Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement … 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
We need a president who’s fluent in at least one language.
Buck Henry… Read the rest
I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and that it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.
Paul McCartney… Read the rest
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks… Read the rest
I have met thousands and thousands of pro-choice men and women. I have never met anyone who is pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. Being pro-choice is trusting the individual to make the right decision for herself and her … Read the rest
Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.
W. Edwards Deming … Read the rest
-The great man is one who does not lose his childlike nature.
-Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
Mencius… Read the rest
When everyone is somebody, then no one’s anybody.
W.S. Gilbert… Read the rest
-In the midst of winter I found within me an invincible summer.
-To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
-Any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
-Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life … Read the rest
We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.
Anna Brackett… 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
-How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
-Adversity attracts the man of character. He seeks out the bitter joy of responsibility.
-The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
Charles De Gaulle… Read the rest
-What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.
Stanley Kunitz… Read the rest
intuition, that is,
is the origin of all art.
-The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
Piet Mondrian… Read the rest
-Everyone asks if a man is rich, no one if he is good.
-Authority is never without hate.
-The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
-The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth … Read the rest
Climb every mountain, search high and low
Follow every byway, every path you know.
Climb every mountain, ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream!
A dream that will need
all the love you can give,
Every … 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
-Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Margaret Fuller… 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
-I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.
James Beard… Read the rest
-In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
-I must study politics and war that my sons may have … Read the rest
-It’s absurd to pursue your art, but it’s absurd not to.
-The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
Willem de Kooning… Read the rest
Millions of words are written annually purporting to tell how to beat the races, whereas the best possible advice on the subject is found in the three monosyllables: ‘Do not try.’
Dan Parker… Read the rest
-The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth… Read the rest
-Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.
Langston Coleman… Read the rest