Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Principles - Character Ethic

"No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character." -- John Morley, 1838-1923, Viscount of Blackburn

Monday, June 24, 2002

"If you are not working on your ideas each day, you're working on someone else's." -- Marjorie Blanchard

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier --- not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has changed." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -- Aristotle

Friday, June 21, 2002

"Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses." -- Proverbs 27:6 (NIV)

Thursday, June 20, 2002

"History is the version of events that people have agreed upon." -- Napoleon

"Discernment is getting the true picture, whatever it is." -- Sir Winston Churchill

Monday, June 17, 2002

"A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner." -- English Proverb

"Change brings opportunities when people have been planning for it, are ready for it, and have just the thing in mind to do when the new state comes into being." -- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome." -- Walter Anderson

Thursday, June 13, 2002

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings." -- Dave Weinbaum

"He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most." -- Samuel Butler

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

"Naps are nature's way of reminding you that life is nice -- like a beautiful, softly swinging hammock strung between birth and infinity." -- Peggy Noonan

"Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker." -- George Eliot

"When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who in in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself." -- Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking." -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by." -- Carl Sandburg

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think." -- Lorraine Hansberry

"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." -- Samuel Johnson

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." -- The World Health Organization

"If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is a high church." -- Tom Brokaw

"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it." -- Mother Teresa

"It is odd, but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time." -- Lord Byron

"The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed; there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish -- all duties even." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, June 10, 2002

"Success people know fear - but forge ahead anyway." -- Holly Stiel

"Most people spend more time planning their vacations than thinking about what they want to do with the rest of their lives." -- Bob McDonald

"Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right things." -- Stephen R. Covey

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." --Henry David Thoreau

"All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room." --Blaise Pascal

Creativity and Knowledge

"Creativity is more valuable than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, but creativity encircles the earth." -- Albert Einstein

different version, substituting imagination for creativity here

More quotations

Whenever I see someone else's quotations' page, I plan to link to it. For example, check out
Beryl Pfizer Quotations - The Quotations Page.

Tuesday, June 04, 2002

"I have a bad feeling about this."
- Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menance (at the Trade Federation ship)
- Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars, Episode 2: Attack of the Clones (chained up on Geonosis)
- Luke Skywalker, Star Wars, Episode 4: A New Hope (approaching the Death Star)