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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We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Where there is love there is no darkness.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
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
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
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.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
You become what you think about.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Happy wife, happy life.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Love the giver more than the gift.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Adventure is worthwhile.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Security is a kind of death.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Get busy living or get busy dying.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.