|What are dreams for if they are
not made to come true?
by a good old friend
The improver of natural
knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge
authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the
highest of duties; blind faith the one
The longer you can look back, the further you can
Winston L.S. Churchill
If you think that you are too small to have an
impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
Knowing "why" (an idea) is more important than
learning "what" (the fact).
James D. Watson
If you only do what you
know you can do -- you never do very much.
There is no such thing on Earth as an
uninteresting subject; the only thing that can
exist is an uninteresting person.
Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards.
Brian Luke Seaward
The difference between the impossible and the
possible lies in a person's determination.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows
himself is enlightened.
Lao Tze (道德经）
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a
woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as
All animals are equal, but some animals are more
equal than others.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when
you win, and you're never as bad as they say
when you lose.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Leadership means firmness, not harshness or
bullying; understanding, not weakness; justice,
not irresponsible freedom; humaneness, not
intolerance; generosity, not selfishness; pride,
Gen. Omar Bradley, US Army
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again
The future belongs to those who believe in the
beauty of their dreams.
If we did all the things we were capable of
doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
In the middle of every difficulty lies
I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to
say definitely what is and what is not possible.
If A is success in life, then A equals X plus Y
plus Z. Work is X, Y is play and Z is keeping
your mouth shut.
"I never failed once. I invented the light bulb.
It just happened to be a 2000-step process."
(being interviewed after invention of the light
bulb, at the cost of 2000 experiments)
busy watching out for what's just ahead of
us that we don't take time to enjoy where we
amid the noise and haste and remember what peace
there may be in silence
As far as
possible without surrender, be on good terms
with all persons
truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even the dull and ignorant; they too have their
and aggressive persons, they are vexations to
compare yourself with others, you may become
vain and bitter; for always there will be
greater and lesser persons than youself
achievements as well as your plans
interested in your own careers, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes
caution in your business affairs; for the world
is full of trickery
But let this
not blind you to what virtue there is, many
persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere
life is full of heroism
do not feign affection
cynical about love; for in the face of all
aridity and disenchantment, it is perennial as
the counsel of the years, gracefully
surrendering the things of youth
strength of spirit to shield you in sudden
But do not
distress youself with imaginings
are born of fatigue and loneliness
wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself
You are a
child of the universe, no less than the trees
and the stars; you have a right to be there
or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe
is unfolding as it should
at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to
be, and whatever your labours and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with
With all its
sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a
Strive to be
(It took me 3 years from aged 16 to
18 to fully understand this...... and probably the
rest of my human years to do it)