TIDBITS OF WISDOM
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
An optimist thinks this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears this is true.
There will always be death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year.
In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.
I plan on living forever. So far, so good.
A day without sunshine is like night.
Life not only begins at forty, it also begins to show.
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
A point to ponder.
Whatever comes to us in life, we create first in our minds. Whether we know it or not, our best dreams and goals -- those that motivate us in a positive direction -- are our Creator's contribution to our personal suggestion box. Judge your goals by the pictures they create in your mind and by how much they motivate you.
"Make not little plans; they have no magic to stir man's blood, and probably they will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency."
-Daniel Burnham, British architect
When he was Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich said, "For six months now, I've been visiting the workplaces of America, administering a simple test. I call the 'pronoun test.' I ask frontline workers a few general questions about the company. If the answers I get back describe the company in terms like "they" and "them," then I know it is one kind of company. If the answers are put in terms of "we" or "us," then I know it is a different kind of company."
"A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune." -Anon.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden
"Rap is to music as Etch-A-Sketch is to art." -Anon.
To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. -E.E. Cummings
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. -Carl Jung
We feel we are greater than we know. -Walt Whitman
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open. -Unknown
Intelligence in chains loses in lucidity what it gains in intensity. -Albert Camus
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. -Linus Pauling
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any matieral force, that thoughts rule the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfful to seek other than itself. -Kahlil Gibran
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. -Michel de Montaigne
The more you know, the more you know you don't know. -Unknown
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they never use. -Kierkegaard
People who know little are usually great talkers, while people who know much say little. -Jean Jacques Rousseau
Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly. -Lauren Bacal
Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to. - Howard Mumford Jones
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. -Ansel Adams
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein
The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. -Buckminster Fuller
Wisdom sends us back to our childhood. - Pascal
It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. -Henry David Thoreau
To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish. - Euripides
In the United States the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own. - Alexis de Tocqueville
To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas. - Leo Burnett
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. -Henry Ford
Have you ever stopped to think, and forgotten to start up again? -Unknown
You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think. - Mortimer Adler
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Einstein
Since when was genius found respectable? -Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. J. K. Galbraith
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. -Horace Walpole
Conform and be dull. -James Frank Dobie
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. -Saul Bellow
Change your thoughts and you change your world. -Norman Vincent Peale
Failures are divided into two classes--those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. -John Charles Salak
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -John F. Kennedy
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world. -Albert Einstein
Brevity is the soul of wit. -William Shakespeare
Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness. -George Orwell