Monday, May 20, 2024

Some Quotes for Inspiration

“Alle Wissenschaft ist nur eine Verfeinerung des Denkens des Alltags.”
“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of every day thinking.” – Albert Einstein, Journal of the Franklin Institute Vol. 221 (1936)

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein.*

“When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.” – Enrique Jardiel Poncela*

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius

“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde.*

“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.” – -Alden Nowlan.*

“Rather than wealth, choose a good reputation, esteem over silver and gold.” – Proverbs 22.1

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett*

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb.*

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan.*

“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” – Author Unknown.*

The fly cannot be driven away by getting angry at it. – African proverb.*

“The only thing you take with you when you’re gone is what you leave behind.” – John Allston.*

“Never confuse movement with action.” – Ernest Hemingway.*

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean.*

“We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.*

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats.*

“People forget how fast you did a job – but they remember how well you did it.” – Howard Newton.*

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt.*

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”  – The Dalai Lama.*

“Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.” – Henri de Lubac.*

“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” – General George S. Patton.*

“Whenever feasible, pick your team on character, not skill. You can teach skills; you can’t teach character.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes.*

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou.*

“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots, the other wings.” – Stephen Covey.*

“Never let your fears hold you back from pursuing your hopes.” – John F Kennedy.*

“The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry ‘thus far and no further'” – Ludwig van Beethoven.*

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.” – Thomas J. Watson.*

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli.*

“If you know what you want, you will recognize it when you see it.” – Bill Cosby.*

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brink.*

“I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.” – Pablo Picasso.*

“Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.” – Chinese Fortune Cookie.*

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – J Pierpoint Morgan.*

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford.*

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” – Albert Einstein

“You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” – Albert Einstein

“To wait for a leader to guide us into the future is to be forever disillusioned” – Charles Handy*


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