Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

Buddha





Humorous Quotes

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
(Ulysses Grant)


A goal without a plan is just a wish.
(Larry Elder)


The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
(Stephen Covey)


Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality -- in your own mind.
(Bruce Lee)


The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people.
(Randy Pausch)


Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right
(Henry Ford)


The marvellous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
(Helen Keller)


You don't have to be a person of influence to be influential. In fact the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me.
(Scott Adams)


Stories are the truths that guide us through life.
(Beth Horner)


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
(Seneca)


Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
(Albert Einstein )


Joy must be sharply distinguished both from Happiness and Pleasure. Joy has indeed one characteristic, and one only, in common with them; the fact that anyone who has experienced it will want it again...I doubt whether anyone who has tasted it would ever, if both were in his power, exchange it for all the pleasures in the world. But Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.
(C.S. Lewis )


We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.
(Winston Churchill)


I wouldn't give a fig for simplicity this side of complexity but I'd give my right arm for simplicity on the other side of complexity.
(Holmes, Oliver Wendell)


Stories are, quite simply, our native language.
(Bill Mooney)


To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
(Leonard Bernstein)


Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire.
(W.B. Yeats )


You may feel like dwelling on your limits or your fears. Don't do it. A perfect prescription for a squandered, unfulfilled life is to accommodate self-defeating feelings while undercutting your finest, most productive ones.
(Unknown)


The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
(Henry Drummond)


Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe )


He who has a why can endure any how.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)


The story that lets us laugh and cry begins our healing.
(Tom Weakley)


The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
(Edward R. Murrow)


Realistic people' who pursue 'practical aims' are rarely as realistic or practical in the long run of life as the dreamers who pursue their dreams.
(Hans Selye)


If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
(Herodotus)


We have all examined our past critically and are very much aware of even the unpleasant things. Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the lessons we have learned from the past.
(Heinz Fischer)


Those who plan do better than those who do not plan even though they rarely stick to their plan.
(Winston Churchill)


If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
(Frank A. Clark)


He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
(Sigmund Freud)


Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
(Helen Keller)


The reward of suffering is experience.
(Aeschylus)


We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes -- unique and born for a special reason and purpose.
(Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)


It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
(Epictetus)


Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
(George Washington)


The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
(Harriet Ann Jacobs)


Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
(Henry Ford)


He will have to learn, I know, that all people are not just - that all men and women are not true. Teach him that for every scoundrel there is a hero that for every enemy there is a friend. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest people to lick.
(Abraham Lincoln)


If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
(Paul Bryant)


Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
(Jerry Garcia)


Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
(Henry Ford)


If you ask young men what they want to accomplish by the time they are 40, the answers you get fall into two distinct categories. There are those, the great majority, who will respond in terms of what they want to have. This is especially true of graduate students of business administration. There are some men, however, who will answer in terms of the kind of men they hope to be. These are the only ones who have a clear idea of where they are going.
(Seymour Tilles )


Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
(Charles Mingus)


Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.
(Helen Keller)


To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
(Margaret Fairless Barber)


People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
(Peter Drucker)


Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
(Thomas A. Edison)


People become the stories they hear and the stories they tell.
(Elie Wiesel)


The soul never thinks without an image.
(Aristotle)


Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
(Denis Diderot )


I make no pretense of 'objectivity'; there ain't no such animal, though we play at the hunt.
(Studs Terkel)


Write your Sad times in Sand, Write your Good times in Stone.
(George Bernard Shaw)


A story is the shortest distance between people.
(Pat Speight)


For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever.
(Joan D. Vinge)


If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
(Pearl Buck)


Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
(Arthur Helps)


To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime. Those whose hope is weak settle for comfort or for violence, those whose hope is strong see and cherish signs of new life and are ready every moment to help the birth of that which is ready to be born.
(Erich Fromm)


The guy who invented the wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.
(Sid Ceasar)


The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
(Bertrand Russell)


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
(Albert Einstein)


A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
(William Shedd)


Whatever you are, be a good one.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Fail to honor people,they fail to honor you; but of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, 'We did this ourselves.'
(Lao Tzu)


Every path has its puddle.
(Proverb)


Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self-control.
(Abraham Lincoln)


The best way out is always through.
(Robert Frost)


Things may come to those who wait. But only the things left by those who hustle.
(Abraham Lincoln)


No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Storytelling allows you to hear the soul and spirit of words.
(Vi Hilbert)


The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
(William Morris)


The goal is to transform data into information, and information into insight.
(Carly Fiorina)


The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
(Benjamin Mays)


A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.
(Chin-Ning Chu)


Tales told from the heart reach the heart.
(Steve Sanfield)


Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
(Charles Du Bos)


You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.
(Daniel K. Moran)


When cost is number one in importance, you’ve already lost.
(Jim Rembach, Six Sigma Consultant)


I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
(Thomas A. Edison)


Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
(Helen Keller)


Let us remember that the times which future generations delight to recall are not those of ease and prosperity, but those of adversity bravely borne.
(Charles W. Eliot - Harvard President - 1877)


When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
(Hugo Black)


I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
(Abraham Lincoln)


When God gives the green light He also gives the green backs.
(Dr. Eric Frykenberg, missionary to India for 50+ years.)


We assume that being successful creates fun, but that's backwards. By having fun, we free up our best resources. So the truth is, it's fun that creates success.
(Clifford C. Kuhn, M.D.)


The weakest of all weak thins is a virtue which has not been tested in the fire.
(Mark Twain)


A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
(Abraham Maslow)


The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.
(Helen Keller)


In those moments when we tell stories together, we are most truly human and most genuinely ourselves.
(Jeannine Pasini Beekman)


Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
(Thomas A. Edison)


Men are more important than tools. If you don't believe so, put a good tool into the hands of a poor workman.
(John J. Bernet)


A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
(Bob Hope)


Change should be a friend. It should happen by plan, not by accident.
(Phil Crosby)


There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
(Mark Twain)


Stories are bridges from one mind to another.
(Martha Holloway)


Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
(Abraham Lincoln)


As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master This expresses my idea of democracy.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
(Mark Twain)


The truth is more important than the facts.
(Frank Lloyd Wright )


Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
(Theodore Roosevelt)


The greatest difficulty is that men do not think enough of themselves, do not consider what it is that they are sacrificing when they follow in a herd, or when the cater for their establishment.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


People don't think their dreams amount to much, but when I ask them to examine them for common themes, they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value.
(Henry Reed)


Action expresses priorities.
(Mohandas Gandhi)


When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
(Helen Keller)


He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
(Paul Tillich)


Advise for anybody - enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don't be impatient.
(Robin Cousins)


If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
(George Burns)


Suffering transforms, matures, and instructs. Suffering increases our capacities of love and understanding. All suffering makes us have something in common with any of those who suffer. It is a power of communion.
(Louis Evely)


I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
(Mother Teresa)


Storytelling is a shared experience, and shared experiences are the basis of all relationships.
(J.G. Paw-paw Pinkerton)


Without mission, there's no purpose. Without vision, there's no destination. Without values, there are no guiding principles.
(Paul B. Thornton)


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.
(Chauncey Depew)


Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
(Napoleon Hill)


The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
(Benjamin Franklin)


Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
(Arnold Schwarzenegger)


Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
(Napoleon Hill)


Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
(Helen Keller)


If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
(Katharine Hepburn)


Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.
(Tom Landry )


No work of love will flourish out of guilt fear or hollowness of heart just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
(Alan Watts)


The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
(Abraham Maslow)


The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
(Dale Carnegie)


I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyse data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see.
(Edward de Bono)


I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.
(C.S. Lewis)


Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
(Dick Van Dyke)


Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee...
(John Donne)


There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone.
(Jerry Garcia)


You can make mistakes, but you are not a failure until you blame others for those mistakes.
(John Wooden)


I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
(Abraham Lincoln)


An enemy is one whose story we have not heard.
(Ms. Gene Knudsen Hoffman)


The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
(Abraham Lincoln)


I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
(Fritz Sauckel)


Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
(Buddha)


The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.
(Helen Keller)


The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot.
(Charlie Chaplin)


The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
(Harry S. Truman)


Life is made up of a series of judgements on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us.
(Learned Hand)


Virtuous men … like some herbs and spices that give not out their sweet smell till they be broken or crushed.
(Francis Bacon)


What is there that money will not do?
(Anthony Trollope)


Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
(Mohandas Gandhi)


When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
(Desiderius Erasmus)


Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
(C. S. Lewis)


From the dawn of civilization until 2003, humankind generated five exabytes of data. Now we produce five exabytes every two days ... and the pace is accelerating.
(Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman, Google))


Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction.
(Joel Barker)


Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.
(Chris Evert)


The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
(George Savile, Marquis of Halifax (1633-1695))


It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they all work together.
(Lloyd Dobens)


Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
(Charles Caleb Colton)


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.
(Herman Melville)


To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
(Joseph Conrad)


That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Never follow somebody else's path; it doesn't work the same way twice for anyone... the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk, forcing the next person to find their own way.
(J. Michael Straczynski)


Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
(Albert Einstein)


Storytelling can open our perspectives to more brilliant possibilities.
(Susan O'Halloran)


Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
(Joseph Addison)


You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
(Mohandas Gandhi)


Discover where your intellectual arrogance is causing disabling ignorance and overcome it. First-rate engineers, for instance, tend to take pride in not knowing anything about people. But taking pride in such ignorance is self-defeating. Go to work on acquiring the skills you need to fully realize your strengths.
(Peter Drucker)


If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow.
(Steven Covey)


When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data.
(Henry M. Morris)


Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective.
(John Lithgow)


I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.
(Johann Sebastian Bach)


I am not the man I ought to be, I am not the man I wish to be, and I am not the man I hope to be, but by the grace of God, I am not the man I used to be.
(John Newton)


I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
(Marcus Aurelius)


Through humor, we see in what seems rational, the irrational; in what seems important, the unimportant. It also heightens our sense of survival and preserves our sanity.
(Charlie Chaplin)


Storytelling is medicine for the spirit and healing for the soul.
(Linda Goss)


To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
(Anatole France)


Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive.
(Donald Rumsfeld)


Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art.
(Twyla Tharp)


I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.
(David Bowie)


Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
(George Washington)


The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.
(Oswald Chambers)


Perfection is achieved - not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)


Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
(Tom Landry)


There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
(Gore Vidal)


The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything...or nothing.
(Lady Nancy Astor )


The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
(Elie Wiesel)


There's no sense talking about priorities. Priorities reveal themselves. We're all transparent against the face of the clock.
(Eric Zorn)


I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
(Bill Cosby)


The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
(Hubert Humphrey)


If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Some risks you can't afford to take while others you can't afford not to.
(Jesse Hulse)


Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
(G. K. Chesterton)


Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
(George Washington)


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
(Robert F. Kennedy)


The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
(Henri-Frederic Amiel)


People ... sometimes think that a thing cannot be good and terrible at the same time.
(C. S. Lewis)


It's hard to hate anyone whose story you know.
(Roslyn Bresnick-Perry)


It is the business of the future to be dangerous.
(Alfred North Whitehead)


Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.
(Benjamin Franklin)


If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.
(Abraham Lincoln)


There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
(Peter Drucker)


Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
(Kahlil Gibran)


We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
(Helen Keller)


I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart.
(Sandra Cisneros)


The problem with communication ... is the illusion that it has been accomplished.
(George Bernard Shaw)


It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
(George Washington )


Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
(George Carlin)


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
(Abraham Lincoln)


I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
(Jack Benny)


You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.
(Joan D. Vinge)


Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
(Charles Babbage)


If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery)


Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.
(Norman Cousins)


A good story is like a good friend. The more you know it and tell it, the more you can trust it!
(James Sparky Rucker)


There is no such things as an end unaffected by the means used to obtain it.
(Anne Perry)


Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
(Jim Rohn)


Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
(Saint Augustine)


I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust.
(Mother Theresa)


I love awards, especially if I get them.
(Ben Gazzara)


Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
(Kenyan Proverb)


A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)


Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland where the sun never sets in the summer and there is nothing to do outside in the winter, so we are very productive!
(Trip Hawkins)


Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause.
(Nathaniel Branden)


It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
(Napoleon Hill)


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
(Abraham Lincoln)


Make your life a mission - not an intermission.
(Arnold H. Glasgow)


Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.
(Roger C. Schank, cognitive scientist)


Don't give advice unless you're asked.
(Amy Alcott)


We all have a vast number of areas in which we have no talent or skill and little chance of becoming even mediocre. In those areas a knowledge workers should not take on work, jobs and assignments. It takes far more energy to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.
(Peter Drucker)


Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
(Zig Ziglar)


No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
(W. Clement Stone)


If you do not have the time to read you do not have the time to lead.
(Phillip Schlechty)


Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world.
(Helen Keller)


To find your mission in life is to discover the intersection between your heart's deep gladness and the world's deep hunger.
(Frederick Beekner)


True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
(Helen Keller)


An organization is only as effective as its processes.
(Geary Rummler)


A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all.
(Peter Drucker)


You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
(Edward O. Wilson)


Plans are everything before a battle, and nothing once it begins.
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)


There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication.... Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.
(John Dewey)


You are not responsible for what people think about you.But you are responsible for what you give them to think about you.
(Stanley Ferrard)


I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know who his grandson will be.
(Abraham Lincoln)


People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
(Dale Carnegie)


I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
(Thomas A. Edison)