If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
When I want to read a novel, I write one.
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. – Zen Proverb
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of man.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Play for more than you can afford to
lose and you will learn the game.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. – Chinese Proverb
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Being content creates simplicity in life.
Seek not, my soul the life of the immortals;
but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
In teaching history, there should be extensive discussion of personalities who benefited mankind through independence of character and judgment.
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right….
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
We don’t know one-millionth of one percent about anything.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or to find yourself in a rapid growth field.
Edward de Bono
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: “Do not do what you are doing now.”
The things you own end up owning you.
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
There is time for everything.
Thomas A. Edison
I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau
We don’t live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
The first and greatest commandment is, Don’t let them scare you.