Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes September 7, 2016

“Most men rather please than admire you; they seek less to be instructed, and even to be amused, than to be praised and applauded; the most delicate of pleasures is to please another person.”
Jean de La Bruyère, “Of Society and Conversation”, The Characters of Jean de La Bruyère

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”
Max Ehrmann

How can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful, yet ever needful.
Thomas Carlyle,

What we fear most is that we will be denied the opportunity to fulfill our true potential.
Dan Pallotta


Bill Fikes Jr
Dad was a Programmer, he used to keep “Garbage in, garbage out” taped on his keyboard. (it was the early 1960s, not the sort of “keynoard” your using). GIGO is applicable to almost any situation in life, you get out what you put in. “The love you take is equal to the love you make.”

The first use of the term has been dated to a November 10, 1957, syndicated newspaper article about US Army mathematicians and their work with early computers, in which an Army Specialist named William D. Mellin explained that computers cannot think for themselves, and that “sloppily programmed” inputs inevitably lead to incorrect outputs.
“There is almost one time that is important— Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”
Leo Tolstoy

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman

The things that we love tell us what we are.
Thomas Aquinas

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
John Locke





Perception September 5, 2016

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
Charles R. Swindoll

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

“Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success.”
John Hays Hammond, 1855-1936

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845

“Nothing endures but change.”
Heraclitus, 535 BC-475 BC

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.”
Brene Brown

The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Perception September 4, 2016

Dante would have added another level of hell in Inferno if he’d known about high school when he’d written his poem.
Jodi Thomas
Lone Heart Pass

Life is to be entered upon with courage.
Alexis de Tocqueville

In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
Thomas Carlyle

Be as you wish to seem.

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Perception September 3, 2016

“Success is not based on ability but rather the ethic in which it is approached”.
Gerrit Schafsma

We tend to overvalue the things we can measure and undervalue the things we cannot.
John Hayes

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Albert Einstein

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tzu

Endure the present, and watch for better things.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Perception September 2, 2016

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Anton Chekhov


Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt


God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.


Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. Michelangelo



He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Marcus Aurelius



Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as chaos.
Joyce Grenfell,



“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.“
T. Tolis



“An eccentricity made a regular thing of ceases to provoke remark.”
Sylvia Townsend Warner, “Winged Creatures” in Kingdoms of Elfin



Perception September 1, 2016

“On the whole, tho’ I never arrived at the Perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet as I was, by the Endeavor, a better and a happier Man than I otherwise should have been if I had not attempted it.”
Benjamin Franklin,
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin



I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.
Margaret Fuller,
journalist and activist



Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs tom the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher



A man travels the world for what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Edward Moore


“Hold the hand of the child that lives in your soul. For this child, nothing is impossible.”
Paulo Coelho

Perception August 31, 2016

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Francis Bacon

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No one knows what he can do until he tries. Where there is unity there is always victory.
Publilius Syrus

The sum of all sums is eternity.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

Slow and steady wins the race.
Robert Lloyd

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Clare Boothe Luce,
politician, diplomat and writer

“Routine shortens and variety lengthens time, and it is therefore in the power of men to do something to regulate its pace. A life with many landmarks, a life which is much subdivided when those subdivisions are not of the same kind, and when new and diverse interests, impressions, and labours follow each other in swift and distinct successions, seems the most long…”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life

Quotes August 30, 2016

Taking a stand does not preclude you from taking a position. One needs to take a position from time to time to get things done or to make a point. But when a stand is taken it inspires everyone. It elevates the quality of the dialog and engenders integrity, alignment, and deep trust. Taking a stand can shape a person’s life and actions and give them access to profound truths that can empower the emergence of new paradigms and a shift in the course of history.
Lynne Twist
The Soul Of Money

White Privilege

An individual has not begun to live until he can rise above the narrow horizons of his particular individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.,
civil rights activist

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
Mary Dunbar

Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.
Jimmy Buffett

Like integrity, love of life was not a subject to be studied, it was a contagion to be caught. And you had to catch it from someone who had it.
Lois McMaster Bujold,

“The true spirit of conversation consists more in bringing out the cleverness of others than in showing a great deal of it yourself; he who goes away pleased with himself and his own wit is also greatly pleased with you.”
Jean de La Bruyère, “Of Society and Conversation”, The Characters of Jean de La Bruyère


Perception August 29, 2016

‘You’re beautiful and charming and smart, and everyone is more impressed with me when I have you on my arm.’

I spit into the sink. “So, what you’re saying is, I’m your Rolex watch.”
Tess Oliver
Hard Edge

Moira might have just been delighted—she didn’t mind roughing it when she could actually get away. But she knew most of her key personnel, and their idea of roughing it was getting coffee they poured themselves …
Shiloh Walker
The Right Kind of Trouble

It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.
John Green

Like integrity, love of life was not a subject to be studied, it was a contagion to be caught. And you had to catch it from someone who had it.
Lois McMaster Bujold,

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”
Charles Dickens

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“If one thinks that one is happy, that is enough to be happy.”
Madame de la Fayette