Michael Korda

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility.
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Emil Zatopek Quotations

One day the factory sports coach, who was very strict, pointed at four boys, including me, and ordered us to run in a race. I protested that I was weak and not fit to run, but the coach sent me … Read the rest

Thomas Wolfe Quotations

-If a man has talent and can’t use it, he’s failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men … Read the rest

Astrid Lindgren

-I don’t mind dying, I’ll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first.

-I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be … Read the rest

Bliss Carman

-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


-Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

-Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

-If … Read the rest

Niels Bohr

-Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.

-The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

-An expert is a person … Read the rest

Swedish Proverbs

-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.

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Joseph Persico

Never have so many experienced such intensity of emotions; never had comradeship–a sense of needing and being needed–struck so deeply and bound prior strangers so strongly in a blood brotherhood.
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Jean Piaget Quotations

-The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done–men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
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Daniel Quinn

-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


There are so many gifts
Still unopened from your birthday,
There are so many hand-crafted presents
That have been sent to you by God.
The Beloved does not mind repeating,
“Everything I have is also yours.”
There are so many … Read the rest

Edmund Phelps Quotations

If no one has been annoyed for some time by what he sees to be your irresponsibility, you should consider whether you are holding your imagination too much in check.
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Warren Bennis Quotations

-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