-Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction – the things that constitute real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
William … Read the rest
There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up … Read the rest
-Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog.
Caroline K. Simon… Read the rest
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Johnny Carson… Read the rest
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity, and courage.
Fuchan Yuan… Read the rest
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Gene Fowler… Read the rest
Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them.
David Reisman… Read the rest
Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger, and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is. It is then that true utterances are wrung from the recesses of his breast. The mask … Read the rest
-Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
William Jennings Bryan… Read the rest
There’s only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn’t give you a chance there is nothing you can do.
Charlize Theron… Read the rest
-I would earnestly warn you against trying to find out the reason for and explanation of everything. … To try and find out the reason for everything is very dangerous and leads to nothing but disappointment and dissatisfaction, unsettling your … Read the rest
-I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to … Read the rest
-Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
-Communism is like one big phone company.
Lenny Bruce… 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
-Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
-Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience … 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
-I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, … Read the rest
Stories are equipment for living.
Kenneth Burke… Read the rest
Lack of time is the new poverty.
Robert Heilbroner… Read the rest
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene… Read the rest
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz… Read the rest
-Throughout all my years of investing, I’ve found that the money was never made in the buying or the selling. The big money was made in the waiting.
Jesse Livermore… Read the rest
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
Henri Poincare… Read the rest
-He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
Sir William Drummond… Read the rest
-When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking makes progress from one place to another; worry remains static. The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and … Read the rest
-The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
-I can’t understand why people are frightened of new … Read the rest
-A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’
-Americans… still believe in an America where anything’s possible … Read the rest
-A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
-The worst sin – perhaps the only sin – passion can commit, is to be joyless.
-The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Dorothy … 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
Beyond, beyond, totally beyond, perfectly beyond: Awakening ..Yes!
Heart Sutra … Read the rest
-The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer … Read the rest
-The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
Frank (Kin) Hubbard … Read the rest
-The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
-All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has … Read the rest
-The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.
Jean Caldwell… Read the rest
When you helped somebody, right away you were responsible for that person. And things always followed for which you were never prepared.
Martha Brooks… Read the rest
-The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.
-One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
-Setting a good example … Read the rest
-The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.
-All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to … Read the rest
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney… Read the rest
Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.
R. G. Collingwood… Read the rest
Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Rabbi Julius Gordon… Read the rest
-A person is happy so long as s/he chooses to be happy, and nothing can stop her/him.
-Our envy of others devours us most of all.
-Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. … 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
Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.
Julius Erving… Read the rest
-You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”
-You can only be young once. But you can always be … Read the rest
-At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.
-It is a good rule in life … Read the rest
-Never in my 25 years of leadership training has there been a time when principles and pragmatism have converged as completely as they do today.
-My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I … 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
-Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
-Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the … Read the rest
After three days, fish and guests stink.
John Lyly… Read the rest
-Self-confidence is so relaxing. There is no strain or stress when one is self-confident. Our lack of self-confidence comes from trying to be someone we aren’t.
Anne Wilson Schaef… 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
Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
Aaron Burr… Read the rest
-I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
-It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, … Read the rest
-Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
-Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.… Read the rest
-We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but … Read the rest
Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth;
and he that seeketh, findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.… Read the rest
-Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
-A prose writer … Read the rest
-We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.
-When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
-Man is the only animal … 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
-Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
-Choose your … Read the rest
-We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are…Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It … Read the rest
The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.
Abigail Van Buren … Read the rest
I’m very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. ‘Don’t complain about growing old – many, many people do … Read the rest
-I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t … Read the rest
I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.
Jack Benny… Read the rest
-If you look good and dress well, you don’t need a purpose in life.
Robert Pante… Read the rest
-I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.
Jennifer Louden… Read the rest
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
George A. Knight… Read the rest
-Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
H. H. Williams… Read the rest
Advice should always be consumed between two thick slices of doubt.
Will Schmidt … Read the rest
-In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac… Read the rest
-The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
-There comes a time in every man’s life and I’ve had many of them.
Casey Stengel… Read the rest
A person who trusts no one can’t be trusted.
Jerome Blattner… Read the rest
-I have principles and if you don’t like them I have others.
-She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.
-I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.
Groucho Marx… Read the rest
-If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
-Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom.
Hermann Hesse… Read the rest
-People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
-The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my … Read the rest
-Life is full of obstacle illusions.
Grant Frazier… Read the rest
-The purpose of religion is not to satisfy the needs we feel but to create in us the need of serving ends of which we otherwise remain oblivious.
-Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with … Read the rest
Intuition isn’t the enemy, but the ally, of reason.… Read the rest
Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself.
Brian Tracy… 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
-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
-It’s better to send middle-aged men abroad to bore each other than to send young men abroad to kill each other.
Robin Cook… Read the rest
-I am never weary of being useful…in serving others I cannot do enough.
-To enjoy–to love a thing for its own sake and for no other reason
-The time will come when men such as I will look upon the … Read the rest
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins… 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 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
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
-You are what your deepest desire is. As you desire, so is your intention. As your intention, so is your will. As is your will so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny.
-The spirit down … Read the rest
Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.
Leon Trotsky… 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
One day we will wake up and find out we are family.
Desmond Tutu… Read the rest
-the City whiz-kids, with salaries only fractionally less than their greed, now seem not only morally dubious, but incompetent. (On the share collapse in October 1987)
-Take a project like Band Aid for instance. Many people worked very hard for … Read the rest