-Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza… Read the rest
-Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
-Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza… Read the rest
-He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Menander… 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
As a beauty I’m not a great star.
There are others more handsome, by far,
But my face-I don’t mind it
For I am behind it;
It’s the people in front get the jar.
Anthony Euwer… Read the rest
The hardest thing about doing the right thing for yourself is you usually have to do it alone.
Po Bronson… 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
-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
-Make your bargain before beginning to plow.
-Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
Arabian Proverbs… Read the rest
-The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
Ruby Dee… Read the rest
-When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide … Read the rest
-You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.
H. Norman Schwarzkopf… Read the rest
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin)… Read the rest
-People don’t choose their careers; they are engulfed by them.
John Dos Passos … Read the rest
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
Dick Clark… 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
-It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation.
William Tecumseh Sherman… Read the rest
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Faith Whittlesey… 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
-When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats.
Claude Swanson… Read the rest
-Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man’s fortune.
-Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account … 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
-Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
Robert W. Sarnoff… Read the rest
Better one word too few than one too many.
Maltese saying… Read the rest
-The intelligence is proved not by ease of learning but by understanding what we learn.
Joseph Whitney… Read the rest
Contentment is the only real wealth.
Alfred Nobel… Read the rest
-Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
-If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
-It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put … Read the rest
New ideas require old buildings.
Jane Jacobs… 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
Work is my gift to the world. It is my social fruitfulness. It ties me to my neighbor and binds me to the future. What is the use of living a useful life if I do not also lead a … Read the rest
-Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.
-Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.
-Eyes … Read the rest
-No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory … Read the rest
-It might make one in love with death, to be buried in so sweet a place.
-The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
Percy Bysshe Shelley… Read the rest
You don’t have to specialize – do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form.
Francis Ford Coppola… Read the rest
Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.
Jim Horning… Read the rest
-The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another… some of these situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others, but none … Read the rest
-We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or … Read the rest
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christine Bovee… Read the rest
-The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy.
Charlotte-Catherine… Read the rest
-Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.
Robbie Gass… Read the rest
-The thing is to stalk your calling in a certain skilled and supple way to locate the most tender and live spot and plug into the pulse.
-There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The … Read the rest
-Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
Slovenian Proverb… Read the rest
-Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism. Indeed, I think it must be more agreeable, must have a more real savour, than optimism – from the way in which pessimists abandon themselves to it.… 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
Excessive clutter and disorganization are often symptoms of a bigger health problem. People who have suffered an emotional trauma or a brain injury often find housecleaning an insurmountable task. Attention deficit disorder, depression, chronic pain and grief can prevent people … Read the rest
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
George F. Will… Read the rest
-In me the tiger sniffs the rose.
-Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.
-You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray … Read the rest
-Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Solon… 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
-It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
Al Franken… Read the rest
-the cradle of the best and the worst.
(speaking of the United States)… Read the rest
-Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes… Read the rest
Literature is news that stays news.
Ezra Pound… 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
Confidence and enthusiasm are the greatest sales producers in any kind of economy.
O. B. Smith… 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
-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
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson… Read the rest
-The concept of an individual with a conscience is one whose highest allegiance is to his fellow man.
-The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
Ralph Nader… Read the rest
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
Pablo Neruda… Read the rest
Even as water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character.
Hugh B. Brown… Read the rest
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but … 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
-I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.
Anwar el-Sadat… 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
-Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.
Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco… Read the rest
How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!
Julie Morgenstern… Read the rest
-Even the best of friends need time apart.
Mark Heath… Read the rest
-Having access to that formless realm is truly liberating. It frees you from bondage to form and identification with form. It is life in its undifferentiated state prior to its fragmentation into multiplicity. We may call it the Unmanifested, the … Read the rest
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
Yoda… 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
May I forget what ought to be forgotten; and recall, unfailing, all that ought to be recalled, each kindly thing, forgetting what might sting.
Mary Caroline Davies… 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
-One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness — simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness … Read the rest
-In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Warren Buffett… Read the rest
-Celebrate what you want to see more of.
-If no one is pissed-off with you then you are dead but just haven’t figured it out yet.
-If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and … Read the rest
-We don’t always get to choose what we love.
-A little drama wins more friends than boring.
Scott Westerfeld… Read the rest
One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart… Read the rest
-Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at.
Jimmy Demaret… 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
-The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warner… 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
-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
-When you’re a teenager and you’re in love, it’s obvious to everyone but you and the person you’re in love with.
John Scalzi… Read the rest
-Travel the path of the heart instead of the path of convenience.
-The higher you climb,
The more that you see.
The more that you see,
The less that you know.
The less that you know,
The more that you … Read the rest
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember
what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to the … Read the rest
If living conditions don’t stop improving in this country, we’re going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men.
Russell P. Askue… 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
When this civilization falls, when the Romans, whoever they are this time round, have finally left and the new dark ages begin, this will be one of the first luxuries to go. The old folk crouching by their peat fires … Read the rest
-In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
Sir George Savile… Read the rest