We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen… Read the rest
-Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
-[The artist] speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our … Read the rest
-I detest the man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart and speaks forth another.
-A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning … 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
-Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
-It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in … Read the rest
One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart… Read the rest
-I felt despair. Though it seems to me now there’s two kinds of it: the sort that causes a person to surrender and then the sort I had which made me take risks and make plans.
Erica Eisdorfer… Read the rest
Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Dinah Shore… Read the rest
Spiritual awakenings are usually preceded by rude awakenings.… Read the rest
Writing is like making love. Don’t worry about the orgasm, just concentrate on the process.
Isabel Allende… 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
-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
-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
-Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
-When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we … Read the rest
-This book fills a much-needed gap.
Moses Hadas… Read the rest
The world is never ready for the birth of a child.
Wislawa Szymborska… 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
Commitment is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
Dr. Joseph M. Juran… Read the rest
-He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.
-Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Bertolt Brecht… Read the rest
-Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
Sir Richard Francis Burton… Read the rest
If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going.
Irwin Corey… Read the rest
-What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
-It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
-Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch… Read the rest
-Therefore the considerations of the intelligent always include both benefit and harm. As they consider benefit, their work can expand; as they consider harm, their troubles can be resolved.
-All warfare is based on deception.
Sun Tzu… Read the rest
-This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?
-All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal … Read the rest
-Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
-Change your thoughts and … Read the rest
-The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
Garth Brooks… Read the rest
-You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
-When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot … Read the rest
-Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
-It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
-I am an old … Read the rest
-Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.
-Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
-Most men would rather die, than think. Many do.
-Our great democracies still … Read the rest
Despite several decades of research, the most effective way to predict vocational choice is simply to ask the person what he wants.
John Holland… Read the rest
-Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson… Read the rest
-You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty.
Cecil Baxter… Read the rest
They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
James G. Watt… Read the rest
-A society that has made ‘nostalgia’ a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
-Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Christopher Lasch … Read the rest
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Dorothy Sarnoff… 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 opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opponents than from his fervent supporters.
Walter Lippmann… Read the rest
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene… Read the rest
-He’s simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
Saki… Read the rest
-The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.
R. D. Hitchcock… Read the rest
The only way to last a really long time is to build something useful enough that people will want to keep it going after you die, and to cultivate a sense of ownership in other people. In short: make good … Read the rest
-The taxpayer — that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
-Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since … 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
-Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev… 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
The more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known in this instant, and vice versa.
Werner Heisenberg … Read the rest
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Wayne Dyer… Read the rest
-The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
-Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.
-Sanity is a madness put to good use.
-Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
-There … Read the rest
-History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
-Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
-All that … Read the rest
-I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
-Indifference may not wreck a man’s life … Read the rest
-On the whole I’d rather be in Philadelphia. (Epitaph)
-Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
-Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live … Read the rest
-How comes it to pass that we die Copies?
-Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, /And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Edward Young… Read the rest
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, … 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
-When I only begin to read, I forget I’m on this world. It lifts me on wings with high thoughts.
Anzia Yezierska… Read the rest
I can’t think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn’t help, just a little bit.
Susan Glasee… Read the rest
-The biggest thing [Frida] brought into my life was this peacefulness. I still get passionate about things, but my passion is not so scattered and it’s not needy. It’s a lot more powerful because it comes with this groundedness and … Read the rest
If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result.
John Abrams… Read the rest
-When I’m not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It’s a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity.
Maria Irene Fornes… Read the rest
-Art works because it appeals to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on details of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and literature depend on language.
-As many political writers have pointed out, commitment … Read the rest
-I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
-[Children] are travelers newly arrived in a strange country of which they know nothing.
-Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking … Read the rest
-True humor is fun – it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together.
-Unless I … Read the rest
-Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
-The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
David Starr Jordan… 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
-There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself.
Ralph Waldo Trine… Read the rest
-What you hold in your mind, manifests itself. Nothing happens unless first a dream.
-I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.
-Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and … Read the rest
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a … Read the rest
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay… Read the rest
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember
what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to the … Read the rest
With charm you’ve got to get up close to see it: style slaps you in the face.
John Cooper Clarke … Read the rest
In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.
Paul Brooks… Read the rest
-A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change.
L. C. Thurow… Read the rest
A person who trusts no one can’t be trusted.
Jerome Blattner… 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
Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.
Mike Ditka… 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
-There’s something amazing about watching donkeys graze in the middle of nowhere. It’s a kind of therapy, even a sort of meditation.
Andy Merrifield… Read the rest
Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.
Robert S. McNamara… 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
-Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
-Everyone rises to their level of incompetence.
-Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
-The man who says he is willing … Read the rest
-Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
Frank Gaines… Read the rest
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Vaclav Havel… Read the rest
-He who promises more than he is able to perform, is false to himself; and he who does not perform what he has promised, is a traitor to his friend.
George Shelley… Read the rest
And now for something completely different.
Monty Python… Read the rest
-When choosing between two evils I always like to take the one I’ve never tried before.
-When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.
-A hard man… is good to find
-It’s not the men in … 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
-Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
Clementine Paddleford… Read the rest
May I forget what ought to be forgotten; and recall, unfailing, all that ought to be recalled, each kindly thing, forgetting what might sting.
Mary Caroline Davies… Read the rest
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
Ralph Charell… Read the rest
The squeaking wheel doesn’t always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
Vic Gold… Read the rest
-My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Winston Groom… Read the rest
Life is like getting dropped off in the middle of the woods, and then year by year, gradually walking home.
April Foiles… Read the rest