Wise Words

Written by chuck on February 23, 2017 – 6:00 am -

“Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.” – Michael Schumacher
“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” – Voltaire

“If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

“Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” – Robert McCloskey

“Never follow a bad move with a stupid move.” – Anonymous from the Accurate Reloading Forum

“It doesn’t matter how many dogs bark up the wrong tree, it is still the wrong tree.” – Fritz Perls

“If it is not factually correct, it will not be taken seriously by those who spot its errors. If it is not grammatically correct, it will not be understood. If it is not appropriate for its audience, it will be utterly useless.” – JG Ferguson

“I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.” – Ayrton Senna

“Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I’ll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.” —Lawrence Bell

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.” — Richard Bach
“We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?” — Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“All of us are watchers — of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway — but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.” — Peter M. Leschak

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” — Henry Ford
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” — Art Linkletter

“You cannot speak that which you do not know. You cannot share that which you do not feel. You cannot translate that which you do not have. And you cannot give that which you do not possess. To give it and to share it, and for it to be effective, you first need to have it. Good communication starts with good preparation.” — Jim Rohn

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“There is an ancient script that says, ‘He that wishes to be ignorant, let him be ignorant.’ But I took off the last word and it now reads for me like this: He that wishes to be ignorant, let him be!” — Jim Rohn

“When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be
something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.” — Barbara J. Winter

“Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.” -Paul J. Meyer

“How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things, but how well we are understood.” — Andrew Grove

“Every now and then go away…for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.” — Leonardo da Vinci

“Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.” David Ben-Gurion

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~ Alvin Toffler.

The obvious is always least understood. ~ Prince Metternich.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James.

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~ Douglas Adams.

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best — and therefore never scrutinise or question.
~ Stephen Jay Gould.

“The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition until they attain their goal. There may be no heroic connotation to the word ‘persistence,’ but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.” — Napoleon Hill


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