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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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Live with passion !
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Laughter is the best medicine.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Let thy words be few.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't water your weeds.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.