-The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims.
-Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us; but in respecting something which is above us; … Read the rest
-Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.
-A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look … Read the rest
Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.
Kurdish Proverbs… Read the rest
-If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform a million realities.
-The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
-I know why the caged bird sings.
Maya Angelou… Read the rest
-Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
-I can’t live either without you or with you.
-We two form a multitude.
-The silent countenance … 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
-The Gods only laugh when we pray to them for money.
-He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.
-He is poor who does not feel content.
-Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a … Read the rest
-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.
-Eyes … Read the rest
-The big thieves hang the little ones.
-When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
Czech Proverbs… Read the rest
-A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin… Read the rest
Better one word too few than one too many.
Maltese saying… Read the rest
-Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
-May you … Read the rest
Vulgarity has its uses. Vulgarity often cuts ice which refinement scrapes at vainly.
Max Beerbohm… Read the rest
Even as water carves monuments of stone, so do our thoughts shape our character.
Hugh B. Brown… Read the rest
A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.
Richard Armour… Read the rest
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman… Read the rest
-There is nothing more innately human than the tendency to transmute what has become customary into what has been divinely ordained.
-Laws are felt only when the individual comes into conflict with them.
Suzanne LaFollette… Read the rest
To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something.
Walker Percy… Read the rest
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
Henri Poincare… Read the rest
-It’s not the situation… It’s your reaction to the situation.
Robert Conklin… Read the rest
-The superior man loves his soul, the inferior man loves his property.
-Virtue is to love men.
-Everything flows on and on like this river, without pause, day and night.
-He who will not economize will have to agonize.
-Only … Read the rest
When you expect good, it’s available constantly, and it makes itself a reality in your life.
Alfre Woodard… Read the rest
…artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love
Marsilio Ficino… Read the rest
-I’m not going to die because I failed as someone else. I’m going to succeed as myself.
-Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.
-Success is meaningless … Read the rest
When you expect something, when you aim at something, right there you dilute your energy; you split your energy, you split your attention and it becomes more than the place of yin and yang. You do not only divide, but … Read the rest
-Don’t listen to those who say, “It’s not done that way.” Maybe it’s not, but maybe you will. Don’t listen to those who say, “You’re taking too big a chance.” Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would … Read the rest
-When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer – say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep – it is on such occasions … Read the rest
-The prime role of a leader is to offer an example of courage and sacrifice.
Regis Debray… Read the rest
Alan M. Eddison… Read the rest
-The acquisition of one sort of ability often makes that of another unlikely, if not impossible … To take the gifts one does have, to concentrate one’s strength upon their development, to disallow distractions – none of these is an … Read the rest
Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
Frances Hutcheson… Read the rest
-Dare to be wise: begin! Those who postpone the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses, yet on it glides, and will glide forever.
-He is almost always … Read the rest
-Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Robert J. Sawyer… Read the rest
-The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
Hazrat Inayat Khan… Read the rest
-Good people are good because they come to wisdom through failure.
William Saroyan … Read the rest
One has two duties — to be worried and not to be worried.
E. M. Forster… Read the rest
-I look at what the phone company does and do the opposite.
-Sometimes a slow gradual approach does more good than a large gesture.
Craig Newmark… 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
-If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
Robert X. Cringely… Read the rest
-If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
-We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them … Read the rest
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela… Read the rest
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.
No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows great until it is focused, … Read the rest
-The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles DuBois… Read the rest
-…to be nobody-but yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
-Once we believe in ourselves, we … Read the rest
Climb every mountain, search high and low
Follow every byway, every path you know.
Climb every mountain, ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream!
A dream that will need
all the love you can give,
Every … Read the rest
-A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.
-Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble … Read the rest
-Life is about trying without winning. That is why humanity developed the instinct for sport.
Miroslav Holub… 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
-As long as you are trying to be something other than what you actually are, your mind wears itself out.
-It is more important to find out what you are giving to society than to ask what is the right … Read the rest
How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!
Julie Morgenstern… Read the rest
-Beyond talent lies all the usual words: discipline, love, luck – but, most of all, endurance.
-The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one’s key to the experience of others.
-The purpose … Read the rest
-We are often more astonished about what is outside us than inside us. For example, we think that the powers of healing are outside us, but in fact we may reach them inside us. They are already there and the … Read the rest
-Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
Henry George… 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
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
-Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not … Read the rest
-Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.
William H. Sheldon… Read the rest
Although each of us obviously inhabits a separate physical body, the laboratory data from a hundred years of parapsychology research strongly indicate that there is no separation in consciousness.
Russell Targ… Read the rest
-Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.
Moses Ibn Ezra… 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
After 9/11 happened, I was laying with my sister – I remember telling her, ‘I’m so sad. How, how, how am I gonna to make myself happy?’ And I figured it out. It’s by making other people happy. Other people … Read the rest
-He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
-Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights,
But your ears thirst for the sound of … Read the rest
-Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza… Read the rest
If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going.
Irwin Corey… Read the rest
-The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.
John Foster Dulles … Read the rest
-Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.
-When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of putting it into practice.
Otto von Bismarck… Read the rest
-The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience by which you stop to look fear in … Read the rest
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derok Bok… Read the rest
Show business is really 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent being able to handle it when it gets offered to you.
Tommy Steele… Read the rest
-Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
-Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
Philip K. Dick… 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
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Edmund Spenser… 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
Once the public decides what you are, you might as well give up trying to be anything else.
Burt Lancaster… Read the rest
-Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
David Sedaris… 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
-A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
-When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.
Mignon McLaughlin… Read the rest
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary … Read the rest
By “spiritual” I do not mean the creedal formulations of any faith tradition, as much as I respect those traditions and as helpful as their insights can be. I mean the ancient and abiding human quest for connectedness with something … Read the rest
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Aeschylus… Read the rest
-Complain to one who can help you.
-If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
Yugoslav Proverb… 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
Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don’t.
Seth Godin… Read the rest
-Nihilism is best done by professionals.
Iggy Pop… Read the rest
-Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
-Don’t live in a town where there are no doctors.
-Make sure to be in with your equals if you’re going to fall out with your superiors.
-Don’t be sweet, lest you … Read the rest
What we do belongs to what we are, and what we are is what becomes of us.
Henry Van Dyke… Read the rest
When you see the value of continued growth, the circumstances around you become stepping stones.
Clyde M. Narrimore… Read the rest
-Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot… Read the rest
As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This … Read the rest
-We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
-Consciousness is a being, the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being.
Jean-Paul Sartre… Read the rest
To dream … the impossible dream …
To fight … the unbeatable foe …
To bear … with unbearable sorrow …
To run … where the brave dare not go …
To right … the unrightable wrong …
To love … 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
-No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
-You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop … Read the rest
-My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
-I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A promise more precise; the sealing of Confessions that till then were barely breathed; A rosy dot placed on the … Read the rest
-Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.
Primo Levi… Read the rest
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
Michael J. Fox… Read the rest
-The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
-It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
-What … Read the rest
-Having access to that formless realm is truly liberating. It frees you from bondage to form and identification with form. It is life in its undifferentiated state prior to its fragmentation into multiplicity. We may call it the Unmanifested, the … Read the rest
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
John Berryman… Read the rest