Never let the fear of failure be an excuse for not trying. Society tells us that to fail is the most terrible thing in the world, but I know it isn’t. Failure is part of what makes us human.
Amber … Read the rest
-The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warner… 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
…artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love
Marsilio Ficino… Read the rest
-That’s what makes death so hard-unsatisfied curiosity.
Beryl Markham… Read the rest
A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
Holbrook Jackson… 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
-…when your thinking rises above concern for your own welfare, wisdom which is independent of thought appears.
-Get beyond love and grief; exist for the good of man.
-if you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have … 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
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.
Edmund Phelps … 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
-Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.
-Dogs display reluctance and wrath
If you try to give them a bath
They bury bones in hideaways
And half the time they trot sideaways
-If you don’t want to work you have … Read the rest
Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.
Marcel Archard… Read the rest
-Ah, but a man’s reach must exceed his grasp,
Or, what’s a heaven for?
-What’s the earth
With all its art, verse, music, worth –
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept?
Robert Browning… Read the rest
To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.
Alexis Carrel… Read the rest
-Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
Charles McCabe… Read the rest
-Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.
-Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.
-Wisdom is what’s left after we’ve run out of … Read the rest
-The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.
-There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Don Herold… Read the rest
-Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
Clementine Paddleford… Read the rest
-Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us.
-I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of … Read the rest
Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves.
Robert Rodriguez… Read the rest
-A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
-Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
-Being powerful is … Read the rest
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
Shelley Winters… Read the rest
If each of us can be helped by science to live a hundred years, what will it profit us if our hates and fears, our loneliness and our remorse will not permit us to enjoy them? What use is an … Read the rest
The world is never ready for the birth of a child.
Wislawa Szymborska… Read the rest
-I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk … 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
-He that labors with any great or laudable undertaking has his fatigues first supported by hope, and afterward rewarded by joy.
-Life is a progress from want to want; not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
-Wine makes a man more pleased … Read the rest
It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them
Alfred Adler… Read the rest
-A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred Allen… Read the rest
-I believe that no man ever threw away life, while it was worth keeping.
-A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual … Read the rest
-Adversity gives birth to greatness. The greater the challenges and difficulties we face, the greater opportunity we have to grow and develop as people. A life without adversity, a life of ease and comfort, produces nothing and leaves us with … Read the rest
-A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
-Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But … Read the rest
-The need of man to wholly realize himself is the only fixed star.
Arthur Miller… 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
-The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion… It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider–and progressively better able to grasp any … Read the rest
Whatever I can imagine, I can accomplish. I am no longer a vassal in a faceless bureaucracy. I am an activist, not a drone … I am a revolutionary.
Gary Hamel… Read the rest
No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
Frederick G. Banting… Read the rest
-Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?”/ Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.”
Charles M. Schulz… Read the rest
-Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are … Read the rest
Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
Han Suyin… Read the rest
Through understanding fear we understand ourselves.
Rush W. Dozier Jr.… Read the rest
-I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud… Read the rest
-Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging it in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment.
-Give up remembrance–What end is there to pure wind circling the earth?
-The universe contracts, the … 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
-A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.
-Pay no attention to the critics. Don’t even ignore them.
-I never put on a pair of shoes until I’ve worn them at least five years.
-Let’s have some new … Read the rest
If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going.
Irwin Corey… Read the rest
-The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any.
Katharine Whitehorn… Read the rest
Time is no law of nature. It is a plan. When you look at it with awareness, or start to touch it, then it starts to disintegrate.
Peter Hoeg… Read the rest
-I think there’s a handful of eye people and billions of ear people. Some people go look at it and think it’s great, so they buy it, and all these other people hear that they’ve bought it so they buy … Read the rest
-Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Jean Giraudoux… 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
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
Claude Bernard… Read the rest
One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart… Read the rest
F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The rich are different from you and me.”
Ernest Hemingway: “Yes, they have more money.”… Read the rest
Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of our universe in a way that altogether surpasses our understanding.
Freeman Dyson… Read the rest
…my dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed–my dearest pleasure when free.
Mary Shelley… Read the rest
-Fiction gives life its form.
-Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh… Read the rest
I lived what most people call the good life. I was happy, but deep inside I always felt that, with the short amount of time we are given to live and love in this world, we spend too much time … Read the rest
The past is finished. There is nothing to b gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.… Read the rest
-We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
-It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
-The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
-Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Aesop… Read the rest
Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Christiane Northrup… Read the rest
-Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert Service… Read the rest
People forget how fast you did a job – but they remember how well you did it.
Howard W. Newton… Read the rest
If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
Sam Levenson… Read the rest
-A poignant metaphor of “stewardship” has emerged. Especially recently -the idea that humans are the caretakers of the earth, put here for the purpose, accountable, now and into the indefinite future, to the landlord.
-The universe is not required to … Read the rest
-Good people are good because they come to wisdom through failure.
William Saroyan … Read the rest
-While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
-I base my fashion taste on … Read the rest
-The intelligence is proved not by ease of learning but by understanding what we learn.
Joseph Whitney… Read the rest
-Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
M. C. Richards… Read the rest
-We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
-Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
-Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
-Enquire not what boils in another’s pot.… Read the rest
-Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.
-We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
-Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world … Read the rest
-The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
-On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
-It is not possible for any thinking person to live … Read the rest
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.
John Gaule… Read the rest
-If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
Julia Sorel… 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
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
Alfred A. Knopf… Read the rest
i cried a tear
you wiped it dry
i was confused
you cleared my mind
i sold my soul
you bought it back for me
and held the earth
you gave me dignity
somehow you needed me
you gave me … Read the rest
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them.
Suzanne Necker… Read the rest
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.
Ralph Stayer… Read the rest
-Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy… 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
-A man can do all things if he but wills them.
Leon Battista Alberti… Read the rest
Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.
Leon Trotsky… Read the rest
-In attempts to improve your character, know what is in your power and what is beyond it.
-I do not believe Nature has a heart; and I suspect that, like many another beauty, she has been credited with a heart … Read the rest
I’ve been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn’t require my presence.
Garry Trudeau… Read the rest
-There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.
Doctor Who… Read the rest
-Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
-The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.… 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
-It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
-It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
-You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
J.K. Rowling… 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
-In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
-When you appeal to force, there’s one thing you must never do – lose.
-We succeed only as we identify in life, or in … 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
-Summoned or not, the god will come.
(From the inscription carved above the door of Jung’s house. )
-Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
-Nobody, as long as he moves about among … Read the rest
-Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that … Read the rest
-Of course the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you–if you don’t play, you can’t win.
-A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
-In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal … Read the rest