-Loveliest of trees the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now of my three score years and ten,
Twenty will not come again.
And take from seventy … Read the rest
-Pessimism is a luxury of good times … In difficult times, pessimism is a self-fulfilling, self-inflicted death sentence.
Evelin Lindner… Read the rest
There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it’s up to you to draw it.
B. Quilliam … Read the rest
I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.
Ali Javan… Read the rest
The years ahead should be a good time for visionaries and dreamers. For the barriers to innovation, the road blocks to inspiration and imagination are being knocked down one by one.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter… Read the rest
-Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
-Love’ has nothing to do with what you are expecting to … Read the rest
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
James Madison… Read the rest
-As long as you are trying to be something other than what you actually are, your mind wears itself out.
-It is more important to find out what you are giving to society than to ask what is the right … 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
-Don’t be a shadow of someone; he will leave you alone when it becomes dark.
-Having a will to be, is more important than having two eyes to see.
Arshad Mohammed El-Fky… 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
-If you fall in love with a machine there is something wrong with your love life. If you worship a machine there is something wrong with your religion.
-Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
-The extent of the catastrophe … 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
You are now in control of your life. You see, the ego is never in control. The ego is controlled by wishes for comfort and convenience on the part of the body, by demands of the mind, and by outbursts … 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
-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
-Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill… Read the rest
-A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or … Read the rest
-Fiction gives life its form.
-Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh… Read the rest
Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.
William Goldman… Read the rest
By “spiritual” I do not mean the creedal formulations of any faith tradition, as much as I respect those traditions and as helpful as their insights can be. I mean the ancient and abiding human quest for connectedness with something … 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
You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.
Olin Miller… Read the rest
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton… Read the rest
-Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Germaine Greer… Read the rest
And now for something completely different.
Monty Python… 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
-Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby… Read the rest
-A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin… Read the rest
-Dressing up is inevitably a substitute for good ideas. It is no coincidence that technically inept business types are known as “suits”.
Paul Graham… 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
-Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Newt Gingrich… Read the rest
-Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
M. C. Richards… Read the rest
-There is only one you… Don’t you dare change just because you’re outnumbered!
Charles Swindoll… Read the rest
Zen is the game of insight, the game of discovering who you are beneath the social masks.
Reginald Blyth… Read the rest
A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.
Leon Tec… Read the rest
Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.
The Dhammapada… Read the rest
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
Ralph Charell… Read the rest
All of us may be surrealists in our dreams, but in our worries we are incorrigibly bourgeois.
Adam Phillips… Read the rest
-Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her–when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
Helen Rowland … Read the rest
To dream … the impossible dream …
To fight … the unbeatable foe …
To bear … with unbearable sorrow …
To run … where the brave dare not go …
To right … the unrightable wrong …
To love … Read the rest
-I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
-Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.
-Contrary to what many of you might imagine, a career … Read the rest
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art, it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
Pauline Kael … 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
-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
Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.
Boris Pasternak… Read the rest
-A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
Michael Kinsley… Read the rest
-In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
-I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
Paul Harvey… Read the rest
If you do what you like you never really work, your work is your play.
Hans Selye… Read the rest
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
Til’ eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words … 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
-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
-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
If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
Shimon Peres… Read the rest
I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
Persian Proverbs… Read the rest
To what appear to be the simplest questions, we will tend to give either no answer or an answer which will at first sight be reminiscent more of a strange catechism than of the straight forward affirmatives of physical science. … 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
-Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
Matt Groening… Read the rest
-Four Rules for Life. Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don’t be attached to the results.
Angeles Arrien … Read the rest
-A man can do all things if he but wills them.
Leon Battista Alberti… Read the rest
-When you build bridges you can keep crossing them.
Rick Pitino… Read the rest
-I am not strange, I am just not normal.
Salvador Dali … Read the rest
Not to study the Buddha way is to fall into the realm of shameless and erroneous ways. All preceding and succeeding Buddhas always practice the Buddha way.
-A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even … Read the rest
-This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the … Read the rest
-There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.
Ray Goforth… Read the rest
-Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
-When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
-We are continually faced … 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
Every successful enterprise requires three men – a dreamer, a businessman, and a son of a bitch.
Peter McArthur… 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
-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
-As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the … Read the rest
-I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J.D. Salinger… Read the rest
-Search then the ruling Passion:…
This clue once found, unravels all the rest….
-Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be
Alexander Pope… Read the rest
A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another.
James Keller… Read the rest
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein… Read the rest
-We find little in a book but what we put there. But in great books, the mind finds room to put many things.
Jeseph Joubert… Read the rest
We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. … Read the rest
-Telling the truth … is not solely a matter of moral character; it is also a matter of correct appreciation of real situations and of serious reflection upon them.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer… 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
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Wendell Johnson… Read the rest
Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Jerry Garcia… Read the rest
I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
Chuang Tse… Read the rest
-Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
-All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
-More unhappiness comes from this source than from any other – … Read the rest
-So you see, imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland… Read the rest
You have freedom of choice, but not freedom from choice.
Wendell Jones… Read the rest
-We make art from the quarrel with ourselves, mere rhetoric from the quarrel with others.
-The years like great black oxen tread the world, And God, the herdsman goads them on behind, And I am broken by their passing feet.… Read the rest
In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves.
R.A. Butler… Read the rest
-Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
Bob Moawad… Read the rest
The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.
Kilgore Trout… Read the rest
-I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
-I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something … Read the rest
That’s the thing about needs. Sometimes, when you get them met, you don’t need them anymore.
Michael Patrick King… Read the rest
-Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Ludwig van Beethoven… Read the rest
-Anybody caught selling macrame in public should be dyed a natural color and hung out to dry.
-The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has … Read the rest