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Quotes June 04, 2019

Courtesy of Smart Brief

 
 

Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action.
Kevin Kwan,
author, in “Crazy Rich Asians”
 
 
 
 
If you only think about your own advancement, your own success, you run out of fuel pretty quickly. But if we believed in something bigger than ourselves, that kind of motivation is self-sustaining.
Elaine Chao,
US secretary of transportation
 
 
 
 
If you’re aware and you’re high-energy, the ball will eventually bounce your way and you’ll be able to make plays.
Jeremy Lin,
professional basketball player
 
 
 
 
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
Hedy Lamarr,
actress and inventor of spread spectrum communication technology
 
 
 
 
It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.
Sam Levenson,
humorist
 
 
 
 
I don’t think anybody should write his autobiography until after he’s dead.
Sam Goldwyn,
film producer
 
 
 
 
When you’re working with your friends, it doesn’t feel like it’s work.
Ken Jeong,
actor, comedian and physician
 
 
 
 
Don’t dwell on what happened, no matter how bad it was. Find something else to do. Find something to do to help others.
Ruth Handler,
businesswoman and inventor of the Barbie doll
 
 
 
 
Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.
Barbra Streisand,
singer
 
 
 
 
There’s no other country in the world that has a system where someone [who’s been fired and is broke] could turn a simple idea and hard work into a company that employs more than 400,000 people and has created thousands of successful millionaires.
Bernard Marcus,
businessman
 
 
 
 
If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.
Bart Starr,
former quarterback for Green Bay Packers NFL team
 
 
 
 
Give credit where credit is due: simply said, if you want loyalty and best effort, you must be thoughtful.
Estee Lauder,
businesswoman

 
 
 
 
In an argument with man and nature, nature wins 100% of the time.
Mike Clarke,
municipal public services director, during spring 2019 flooding in the Midwest

Quotes May 01, 2019

Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?
Samuel Johnson
 
 
 
 
People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.
John Porter
 
 
 
 
Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.
Esther 4:14
 
 
 
 
I’m going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life.
Elsie de Wolfe
 
 
 
 
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Dr. Suess
 
 
 
 
Sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.
Unknown

Quotes April 15, 2019

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams
 
 
 
 
If you can’t do anytime about it, then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.
Tony Gaskins
 
 
 
 
Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.
Chris Hadfield
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
 
 
 
 
Start now.
Start where you are.
Start with fear.
Start with pain.
Start with doubt.
Start with hands shaking.
Start with voice trembling, but start.
Start and don’t stop.
Start where you are with what you have.
Just…start.
Ijeoma Umbenyuo
 
 
 
 
Be patient and tough; someday with pain will be useful to you.
Ovid
 
 
 
 
Don’t die before you’re dead.
Rachel Wolchin
 
 
 
 
You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.
Dr. Seuss
 
 
 
 
“Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall pretty hard down a very deep hole.”
Cory Booker
 
 
 
 
A 4 year degree attained after 7 years is still a degree.
A graduation at the age of 50 is still a graduation.
A Mercedes bought at the age of 65 is still a Mercedes.
Don’t let people bully you with their timelines of success.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
And now I’ll do what’s best for me.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
You have the power to change your life at any given moment.
Never forget that.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Some people will only like you if you fit inside their box. Don’t be afraid to shove that box up their ass!
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Beware of the temptation to give up what you want most for what you want now.
Unknown

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Quotes April 04, 2019

“Once the game is over the king and the pawn go back in the same box.”
Italian Proverb
 
 
 
 
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Muhammad Ali
 
 
 
 
“Problems without solutions, sometimes have a way of solving themselves. Just put them aside, in a neat stack, and let time help solve them for you.”
J.W. Dillow
 
 
 
 
“If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world.”
Chinese Proverb
 
 
 
 
“How do you know so much about everything?” was asked of a very wise and intelligent man.
The answer was, “By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.”
John Abbott, 19th century Canadian Prime Minister
 
 
 
 
Many prefer to dirty their words when confronting a problem instead of dirtying their hands.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
The information that we gather, but fail to use, dies and is buried.
It is the information that we gather and use that takes root and forces us to grow with it.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
It hurts to love someone and not to be loved in return, but is more painful to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Maybe we’re supposed to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one. Then, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Independence is a great gift. Use it to your best ability. If you use others to hold you up, you will never learn to live for yourself, and you will always need someone else to do everything for you.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Some people make the world more special by just being in it. If you know someone special, make sure to let them know.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
“The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening.”
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
If you don’t like the way life is treating you, then look at the way you are treating life.
Unknown

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Quotes November 29, 2018

And if you’re TRS III/PRS IV, you have to buy your own boat~


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Videos November 26, 2018

Baraka Kaseko and Marah Eakin. What’s it like to run a famous Hollywood cemetery?
 
 
 
 
James Clear Famous Speeches and Great Talks
Just a few:
This list is organized by presenter name and then speech topic. On each page, you’ll find a full transcript of the speech as well as some additional background information.

*Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story”
Jeff Bezos, “What Matters More Than Your Talents”
John Cleese, “Creativity in Management”
William Deresiewicz, “Solitude and Leadership”
Richard Feynman, “Seeking New Laws”
*Neil Gaiman, “Make Good Art”
Atul Gawande, “Curiosity and What Equality Really Means”
*Elizabeth Gilbert, “Your Elusive Creative Genius”
*Richard Hamming, “You and Your Research”
Steve Jobs, “2005 Stanford Commencement Address”
Admiral William H. McRaven, “Make Your Bed”
*Arno Rafael Minkkinen, “Finding Your Own Vision”
*Charlie Munger, “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom”
*Charlie Munger, “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment”
*Charlie Munger, “2007 USC Law School Commencement Address”
Nathan Myhrvold, “Roadkill on the Information Highway“
*Randy Pausch, “Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”
Randy Pausch, “Time Management”
*John Roberts, “I Wish You Bad Luck”
Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
J.K. Rowling, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure”
Claude Shannon, “Creative Thinking”
*Bret Victor, “Inventing on Principle”
*David Foster Wallace, “This is Water”
*Art Williams, “Just Do It”
 
 
 
 

 
 

Quotes November 22, 2018

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
Artists and scientists share a desire to make sense of the world around them, but they do so from different perspectives.
Rebecca Rustein
 
 
 
 
This is happiness…to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Cather
 
 
 
 
I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.
Venus Williams
 
 
 
 
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Ralph Marston
 
 
 
 
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Pablo Picasso
 
 
 
 
The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… You lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.
Lil Wayne
 
 
 
 
Speech is priceless, if you speak with knowledge.
Weigh it in the scales of the heart, before it comes from the mouth.
Kabir

Quotes October 15, 2018

That awkward moment when a nap becomes sleep and you wake up confused about year you’re in.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
If you type adeptly with 10 fingers, you’re typing faster than your mind is working.
James A. Michener
 
 
 
 
“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”
Dr. Roopleen
 
 
 
 
“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
William Feather
 
 
 
 
“Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.”
Khalid
 
 
 
 
“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.”
Babe Ruth
 
 
 
 
“We need empathy, we need the eyes that still can weep.”
LYDIA MILLET
 
 
 
 
It takes both sides to build a bridge.
Fredrik Nael
 
 
 
 
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Zig Ziglar,
writer and motivational speaker
 
 
 
 
In time of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power.
Muriel Rukeyser,
poet
 
 
 
 
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
essayist, poet and philosopher
 
 
 
 
“After the war, they took Army dogs and rehabilitated then for civilian life. But they turned soldiers into civilians immediately, and let ’em sink or swim.”
MAJ Audie Murphy
 
 
 
 
Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
Napoleon Bonaparte,
military leader and emperor