Friday, 25 November 2011

Dr Seuss on Being Yourself

Today you are you,
That is truer than true.
There is no one alive
Who is Youer than You.
Dr Seuss

Mahatma Gandhi on Life

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever. Ghandi

Shakespeare on Ignorance

MALVOLIO
I am not mad, Sir Topas; I say to you this house is dark.
CLOWN
Madman, thou errest. I say there is no darkness but ignorance; in which thou art more puzzled than the Egyptians in their fog.
Twelfth Night , Act IV Scene 2

Shakespeare on Enlightenment

And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything. Shakespeare

As You Like It, Act II, Scene i, spoken by Duke Senior)

Shakespeare on Love

Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark  - Shakespeare

Sonnet 116

Shakespeare on Conscience

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all - Shakespeare

Hamlet, Act III, Scene i

Unknown on Hospitality

Be not inhospitable to Strangers lest they be Angels in disguise. Unknown

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Oscar Wilde on Life

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

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John Lennon on Peace

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace. John Lennon

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Frank Chimero on Modern Life

You could kill a man slowly with ASAPs. Frank Chimero


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Unknown on Perfection

No one is perfect, that's why pencils have erasers. Unknown

Jim Rohn on Taking Control

EIther you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

Oscar Wilde on People

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde

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Sigmund Freud on Flowers

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. Sigmund Freud

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Steve Jobs on Being Yourself

Stay hungry, Stay foolish. Steve Jobs


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Groucho Marx on Politicians

You can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people. Groucho Marx

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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Rocky Balboa on Winning


Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, now go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that! Rocky Balboa

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Salvador Dali on Perfection

Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it. Salvador Dali

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Ray Bradbury on Risk

Jump - and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall. Ray Bradbury.

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George W Bush on The American Constitution

Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It's just a goddamned piece of paper. George W Bush

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Amy Winehouse on Sex


I believe in casual sex.  I know it's sad that I think cheating on people is fine. But I think it's like smoking a spliff. Oops, I've gobbed on myself. Amy Winehouse

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Blaise Pascal on Reason

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. Blaise Pascal

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Martin Luther King Jr on What Makes a Man

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr

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Bill Nye on Society

Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be.  There is something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym. Bill Nye

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Marshall McLuhan on Obsolescence


Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it's juyst the beginning. Marshall McLuhan

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Oscar Wilde on Humanity

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

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Matthew Shapiro on Information

Accessing information has never been easier, but sifting through it has never been harder. Matthew Shapiro

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Confucius on Words

Words are the voices of the heart. Confucius

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Darius Dunlap on Listening

To convince anyone of anything you have to start from where they are. This is why listening is the key to influence. Darius Dunlap

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Saturday, 9 July 2011

John W Gardner on Life


Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John W. Gardner

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Jim Rohn on Time

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. Jim Rohn

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Unknown on Taking Chances

It's impossible said pride.
It's risky said experience.
It's pointless said reason.
Give it a try whispered the heart.
Unknown


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Leo Tolstoy on Change

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

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Marilyn Monroe on Solitude

I restore myself when I'm alone. Marilyn Monroe

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Rules and procedures may be dumb but they spare you from thinking. Scott Simon.

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Alan Kay on Technology

Technology is anything invented after you were born, everything else is just stuff. Alan Kay

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Seth Godin on Work

Some bosses don't want to hire people who have a vision, a personality and a shtick.  That's Okay.  You don't want to work for them anyway. Seth Godin

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Aesop on Dishonesty

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Aesop

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Donald Draper on Creativity

You came here because we do this better than you, and part of that is letting our creatives be unproductive until they are. Donald Draper (from Mad Men)

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Chris Lehmann on Work

It is no longer enough to do powerful work if no one sees it. Chris Lehmann

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Unknown on Dreams

If you  never chase your dreams, you'll never catch them.  Unknown

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Charlie Chaplin on Thought

We think too much and feel too little. Charlie Chaplin


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Henry David Thoreau on Writing

Writing your name can lead to writing sentences. And the next thing you'll be doing is writing paragraphs, and then books. And then you'll be in as much trouble as I am! Henry David Thoreau

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Bertrand Russell on Doubt

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell


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Ray Bradbury on Travel

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. Ray Bradbury

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John Dewey on Thought

We only think when we are confronted with problems. John Dewey

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Unknown on Beliefs

Stand up for what you believe in, even if you are the only one standing. Unknown

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Ralph Waldo Emerson on Nature

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Peter Pan on Death

To die will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan (via the pen of JM Barrie)

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