If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
You can do anything you put your mind to.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Love understands all languages.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Love is not selfish.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
Above all to thine own self be true.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Success is never wondering what if.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.