Have good trust in yourself — not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.
Maezumi Roshi… 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
-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
-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
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Dave Meurer… Read the rest
-The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperon.
Amy Vanderbilt… Read the rest
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.
John Wanamaker… 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
-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
-When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats.
Claude Swanson… Read the rest
-I’m as pure as the driven slush.
-Here’s a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
Tallulah Bankhead… Read the rest
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
Robert Sternberg … Read the rest
-Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.
Ajahn Chah… Read the rest
-It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
-America is … Read the rest
-One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
-The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the … Read the rest
You don’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Laurel Mellin… Read the rest
-Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.
-The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not … Read the rest
To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick… Read the rest
Better one word too few than one too many.
Maltese saying… Read the rest
-You are here to enjoy an original relationship with the universe.
-This world is so beautiful that I can hardly believe it exists.
-Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or … Read the rest
-The man with a heart cannot think about or see creatures without his eyes filling up with tears because of the immense compassion which seizes his heart.
Isaac of Syria… Read the rest
-No good deed goes unpunished.
-Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
-The oppressed never free themselves – they do not have the necessary strengths.
Clare Booth Luce… Read the rest
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under … 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
-The unexamined life is not worth living.
-If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
-Remember there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore, … Read the rest
The highest wisdom is loving kindness.
Talmud… Read the rest
I phoned my dad to tell him I had stopped smoking. He called me a quitter.
Steven Pearl… Read the rest
-If you are in the future, then ego seems to be very substantial. If you are in the present the ego is a mirage, it starts disappearing.
-In your hopelessness is the only hope, and in your desirelessness is your … Read the rest
-A Hebrew phrase that means to help repair the world every day, by mending what you are able to of what is in disrepair within you and near you. To do this to the best of your ability … 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
Don’t accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange.
Robin Morgan… Read the rest
-The customer doesn’t expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.
Sir Colin Marshall… Read the rest
You can be confident and secure and know that you do a good job at what you do. But you don’t know to be arrogant about it.
Ruben Studdard… Read the rest
-It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
Al Franken… Read the rest
-Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
-A society cultivates what is honoured there. It is important to know what we honour.
-Life must be lived as play.
-There are three classes of men: lovers … Read the rest
-A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
Michael Kinsley… 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
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright… Read the rest
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We … Read the rest
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Adams… Read the rest
-How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one’s senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.
-If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
-You can tell the ideals of … Read the rest
The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.
Antiphanes… Read the rest
-The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one’s preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them.
-Art produces … Read the rest
No science in the world is more elevated, more necessary and more useful than economics.
Carl Linnaeus… Read the rest
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
John Herschel… Read the rest
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.
George C. Marshall… Read the rest
-I don’t know why I started writing. I don’t know why anybody does it. Maybe they’re bored, or failures at something else.
-I felt early on I wasn’t going to be a respectable citizen.
-We were considered rich because all … Read the rest
-A dream that we dream alone is just but a dream, but a dream that we dream together becomes reality.
Raul Seixas… Read the rest
-Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
Elizabeth David… Read the rest
Let us be resolute in prosecuting our ends, and mild in our methods of so doing.
Aquaviva… Read the rest
-Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev… Read the rest
-Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange information ceaselessly. … Read the rest
Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
Jefferson Davis… Read the rest
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
Jonathan Kozol… Read the rest
-It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Simone de Beauvoir… Read the rest
-Things that don’t get better get worse.
Ellen Sue Stern… Read the rest
-Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby… Read the rest
-If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
-There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. … Read the rest
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks… Read the rest
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There’s a vanity to candor that isn’t really worth it. Be kind.… Read the rest
-Hold a book in your hand and you’re a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.
Anne Michaels… Read the rest
-The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free.
Harry Moyle Tippett… Read the rest
-September tries its best to have us forget summer.
Bern Williams… Read the rest
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw … Read the rest
-Perseverance does not equal worthiness.
Lawrence Kaplow… Read the rest
-Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams… 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 once complained to my father that I didn’t seem able to do things the same way other people did. Dad’s advice? ‘Margo, don’t be a sheep. People hate sheep. They eat sheep.’
Margo Kaufman … Read the rest
A good home must be made, not bought.
Joyce Maynard… Read the rest
-Anybody who thinks we’re going to be using cars twenty-five years from now the way we’ve been accustomed to using them in the recent past ought to have his head examined. That phase of our national history is over….
-The … 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
-Fiction gives life its form.
-Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh… 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
-The need of man to wholly realize himself is the only fixed star.
Arthur Miller… Read the rest
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist … 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
It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
Emiliano Zapata… 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
-Don’t worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
Laura Schlessinger… Read the rest
Far away there in the sunshine
are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can
look up and see their beauty,
believe in them and try to
follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott… 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
Even when I was in an orphanage, when I was roaming the streets trying to find enough to eat to keep alive, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. I had to feel that … 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
-A cult is a religion with no political power.
-The question that intrigues me: After you’ve met all the great threats and found that the great catastrophes of world history are not bearing down on you, what do you do … Read the rest
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Clement Atlee… Read the rest
-Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.
-Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington… Read the rest
-A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
-Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
Frederick Douglass… 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
-Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
-Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.
Gerald Jampolsky… 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
-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
Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there, in the sand … Read the rest
None of you really has faith unless he desires for his neighbor what he desires for himself.
Prophet Muhammad… Read the rest
-I love life…Yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time, I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like…It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel … Read the rest
The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
Frances Willard… Read the rest
-You can’t jump down the stairs in one leap, however much you might wish to, and you even more surely can’t jump up it, but one step and then the next and there you are, at the top or the … 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