Friday, May 16, 2008

On Perspective

  • "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin

  • "You've spent too much time running away to learn what you're running towards."

  • "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin

On Friendship

  • "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." - Oprah Winfrey

  • “It never hurts anybody to be told that they are loved, to say to somebody ‘I love you.’” – Leo Buscaglia

  • "A friend is someone who knows the song to your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

  • "Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life."

  • "It's the friends that you can call up at 4 am that matter."

On Success

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fated. It's the courage to continue that counts!" - Sir Winston Churchill

  • "What you measure, improves." (flip side is that you need to understand what the measurements mean).

  • "If you want to succeed, double your failure rate." - Thomas Watson

  • "Failure's hard but success is far more dangerous. If you're successful at the wrong thing, the mix of praise and money and opportunity can lock you in forever." - Po Bronson, Author

On Living

  • "A day well spend brings blessed sleep, so a life well lived brings a blessed death." - Leonardo Da Vinci

  • "You have to give up the life you have to get the life that is waiting for you." - James Hilman

  • “Dedicate yourself to the process of finding out who you are, it will be the most exciting trip you’ve ever taken in your life.” – Leo Buscaglia

  • "There is no way to peace. Peace is the way." - Mahatma Gandhi

  • "The great end of life is not knowledge but action."

  • "So many people are expecting a miracle instead of being a miracle." - Wayne Dyer

  • "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo DaVinci

On Pursuit of Knowledge

  • "Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous." - Confucious

  • "If everyone is thinking alike than someone isn't thinking." - George S. Patton

  • "The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - Thomas Henry Huxley

  • “Learning is the greatest joy. To learn something is fantastic because every time you learn something you become something new.” – Leo Buscaglia

  • "Intelligence and Character -- that is the goal of true education." - Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "No one knows enough to be a pessimist."

  • "Wisdom denotes pursuing of the best ends by the best means possible." - Francese Hutcheson

On Goals

  • "People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals- that is, goals that do not inspire them." - Anthony Robbins

  • "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes." - Andrew Carnegie

  • "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "- T.S. Eliot

  • "Winning starts with beginning." - Anonymous

  • "When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. " - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  • "Limited goals create limited lives." - Anthony Robbins

  • "When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible." - Nido Qubein

  • "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." - Anonymous

  • "Talent wins games but teamwork and collaboration wins championships." Michael Jordan