It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better.
Jane Cahill Pfeiffer… Read the rest
-The person who is not hungry says that the coconut has a hard shell.
-Smooth seas do not make for a skillful sailor.
-A wise man who knows proverbs, reconciles difficulties.
Ashanti of Ghana
-Rain beats a leopard’s skin, but … Read the rest
-Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.
Moses Ibn Ezra… Read the rest
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
Henri Poincare… 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
Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.
Robin Norwood… Read the rest
-Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
-Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.
George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon… Read the rest
-The Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great … Read the rest
-We make art from the quarrel with ourselves, mere rhetoric from the quarrel with others.
-The years like great black oxen tread the world, And God, the herdsman goads them on behind, And I am broken by their passing feet.… Read the rest
-I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein… Read the rest
-Search then the ruling Passion:…
This clue once found, unravels all the rest….
-Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be
Alexander Pope… Read the rest
-It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
Stuart’s Law of Retroaction… Read the rest
-I was thrown out of college for cheating on a metaphysical exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me.
-Eighty percent of success is showing up.
-My education was dismal. I went to a series of … Read the rest
-If art does not enlarge men’s sympathies, it does nothing morally.
-The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
-We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us.… Read the rest
Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.
Christian Gellert… Read the rest
When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
-Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Betty Friedan… 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
-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
-Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself loses all misery.
-Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
-The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold… Read the rest
-Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle… Read the rest
Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.
Phil Jackson… Read the rest
-I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will … Read the rest
In order to truly live one must put one’s convictions into action.
Margaret Sanger… Read the rest
-The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Nancy Astor… Read the rest
Solitude, if rightly used, becomes not only a privilege but a necessity. Only a superficial soul fears to fraternize with itself.
Alice Rice… Read the rest
The crowd gives the leader new strength.
Evenius… Read the rest
To gain that worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Bernadette Devlin… Read the rest
-Our brains have evolved to get us out of the rain, find where the berries are, and keep us from getting killed. Our brains did not evolve to help us grasp really large numbers or to look at things in … Read the rest
-Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
-Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our … Read the rest
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Gene Fowler… Read the rest
It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.
Thomas Babington Macaulay… Read the rest
-Thousands of people have talent. I might as well congratulate you for having eyes in your head. The one and only thing that counts is: Do you have staying power?
-Television is for appearing on – not for looking at.… Read the rest
-Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vernon Sanders Law… 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
-Shared laughter creates a bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker and boss. They become a single group of human beings.
W. Lee Grant… Read the rest
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:36… Read the rest
Not to study the Buddha way is to fall into the realm of shameless and erroneous ways. All preceding and succeeding Buddhas always practice the Buddha way.
-A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even … Read the rest
-The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.
Allen Klein… Read the rest
-Giving is a necessity sometimes… more urgent, indeed, than having.
-Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck… Read the rest
-Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
Marilyn Manson… Read the rest
Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.
Mike Ditka… Read the rest
Look at all the sentences which seem true and question them.
David Reisman… Read the rest
Commitment is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
Dr. Joseph M. Juran… Read the rest
-I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
-If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
-Never stay up on the barren heights of … Read the rest
-Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
-The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of … 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
I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.
Ali Javan… Read the rest
-I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
-It’s a dangerous business going out your front door.
-Little by little, one … Read the rest
Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It’s much sexier than any body part.
Aimee Mullins… Read the rest
Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.
John Maurice Clarke… Read the rest
-A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
-A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.
-Animals, whom we have made our slaves, … 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
-Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!… Read the rest
Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.
Melody Beattie… Read the rest
The will to live in civilized man is a combined biological and psychological drive. As long as we have something to live for, the will to live carries us through the moments of crisis which are inevitable in every life.… 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
-Everyone asks if a man is rich, no one if he is good.
-Authority is never without hate.
-The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.
-The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth … Read the rest
-I know this now. Every man gives his life to what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, so they give their lives to little or nothing.
-The future … Read the rest
Through understanding fear we understand ourselves.
Rush W. Dozier Jr.… Read the rest
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
Grenville Kleiser… Read the rest
-A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
Michael Kinsley… Read the rest
-It’s amazing what you can get done when you don’t care who gets the credit.
-It’s what you learn after you know everything that counts.
-Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you … 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
-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
-Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
Charles Lindbergh… Read the rest
-A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
Paul Dudley White… Read the rest
-A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
Gian Vincenzo Gravina… 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 visible world is the invisible organization of energy.
Heinz Pagels… Read the rest
The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains.
Li Po… Read the rest
-Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel.
-Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.
-There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
-The only difference between the Democrats and 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
-I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
-I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something … Read the rest
-The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.
Glenn Doman… Read the rest
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.… 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
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
-Anyone can be an idealist. Anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle i.e. being human.
-Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people … Read the rest
Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.
Jim Horning… Read the rest
-You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.
Cecil Baxter… 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
-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
What Romantic terminology called genius
or talent or inspiration
is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one’s nose,
Italo Calvino… Read the rest
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
John Barrymore… Read the rest
-Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
-Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t … Read the rest
-The only thing that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men and women to do nothing.
-He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
-There is … Read the rest
-Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
-Nature is more powerful than education. Time will develop anything. (See Voltaire)
-We are born for love. It is the principle of existence, and it’s only … Read the rest
-If I had my life to live over:
I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn … Read the rest
-Destroy ‘the ego’, hound it, beat it, snub it, tell it where it gets off? Great fun, no doubt, but where is it? Must you not find it first? Isn’t there a word about catching your goose before you can … 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
-It’s impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
-Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
-The deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent.
-The future has already … Read the rest
-Sometimes I think about how much easier life would be for all of us if when we were born we arrived with a book called A Guide to Life, Love and Health. Of course it would be better not to … Read the rest
-Science may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification.
Sir Karl Popper … Read the rest
This world is the land of the dying; the next is the land of the living.
Tyron Edwards… Read the rest
-I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
John Cleese… Read the rest