The Wisdom Page 


Bruce Lloyd's collection of quotations

By author, E to J

* “Of those who claim to be teachers of others many need instruction themselves.”
Eastern Wisdom


* "History teaches us that people and nations behave wisely once they have
exhausted all other alternatives."
Eban, Abba

* "The vital force in business life is the honest desire to serve.
Business, it is said, is the science of service. Those profit most who
serve best. At the very bottom of the wish to render service must be
honesty of purpose, and as I go along through life, I see more and more
that honesty in word, thought, and work means success. it spells a life
worth living and in business, clean success."
Eberhard, George

* “All wisdom is from the Lord,

and with him it remains for ever.

The sand of the sea, the drops of rain,

And the days of eternity – who can count them?

The height of heaven, the breadth of the earth,

The abyss, and wisdom – who can search them out?

Wisdom was created before all other things,

And prudent understanding from eternity.

The root of wisdom – to whom has it been revealed?

Her subtleties –who knows them?

There is but one who is wise, greatly to be feared,

Seated upon his throne – the Lord.

It is he who created her;

He saw her and took her measure;

He poured her out upon all his works,

Upon all the living according to his gift;

He lavished her upon those who love him.”

Ecclesiasticus 1.


* "Everyone who lives ought to be wise; it is as good as receiving an
Inheritance and will give you as much security as money can. Wisdom keeps
you safe - this is the advantage of knowledge."
Ecclesiastes 7:11 (450BC?)

* "For in much wisdom is much grief; and they that increaseth knowledge
increaseth sorrow."(*)
Ecclesiastes, i:18

* "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

* "Seek not out the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the
things that are above thy strength."
Ecclesiastes 3:24-25.

* "The wisdom of a learned person cometh by opportunity of leisure: and
those that hath little business shall become wise."(*)

* "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the
A time to be born and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;"
A time to cast away stones. and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace.

* " It is a rare privilege
to be born as a human being, as
we happen to be;
If we do not achieve enlightenment in this life,
when do we expect to achieve it?
Echu, (Zen poet)

* "One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather
what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us; but we must ennoble our
Eckehart, Meister (German theologian 1260-1328)

* “People should think less about what they ought to do, and more about what they ought to be. If only their living were good, their work would shine forth brightly.”
Eckehart, Meister


* "Relationships are the essence of everything."
Eckehart, Meister

* “The more wise and powerful a master, the more directly is his work created, and the simpler it is.”

Eckhart, Meister (1260-1327)

* "I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars
leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been
reached through the stars."
Eddington, Sir Arthur

* "Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with
which men play like children, and cut their own fingers."
Eddington, Sir Arthur

* "Service is the rent each of us pays for living -- the very purpose of
life and not something you do in your spare time or after you have reached
your personal goals."
Edelman, Marian Wright (American Founder and President of the Children's
Defence Fund and the First Black Women admitted to the Mississippi Bar)

* "Service is what life is all about."
Edelman, Marian Wright (President and founder of Children’s Defence Fund)

* “Teaching our children to treat others as they wish to be treated is one of the most fundamental values we adults can pass on. WE would have a different country and world if this lesson was learned and followed.”

Edelman, Marian Wright

* "No democratic world will work as it should work until we recognise that
we can only enjoy any right so long as we are prepared to discharge its
equivalent duty. This applies just as much to states in their dealing with
one another as to individuals within the states."
Eden, Anthony

* "I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my
inventions come by accident; they came by work."
Edison, Thomas

* "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls
and looks like work."
Edison, Thomas (supplied by Linda Pettibone, wfs)

* "When a person dies, if they can pass enthusiasm along to their children,
they have left them an estate of incalculable value."
Edison, Thomas

* "We all have a basic need to be active, engaged in meaningful pursuits,
and valued by other people. In an important sense, these things constitute
the true value of work more than money or power."
Edmunson, Brad (American writer)

* “In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”(*)

Edwards, Flora


* “Those that never change their opinions, never corrects their mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than they are today.”(*)

Edwards, Tryon


* "Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in
the past."
Edwards, Tryon

* "Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it, seek for
duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine."
Edwards, Tryon

* "Those who never change their opinions, never correct their mistakes, and
they will never be wiser on the morrow than they were today."
Edwards, Tryon

* "The great task of the peace is to work morals into it. The only sort of
peace that will be real is one in which everybody takes their share of
responsibility. World organisations and conferences will be of no value
unless there is an improvement in people to people relations." (*)
Eggleston, Sir Frederick

* "While everything else in our lives has gotten simpler, speedier, more
microwavable and user friendly, child-raising seems to have expanded to
fill the time no longer available for it."
Ehrenreich, Barbara, (American sociologist)

* "A happy person is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the
Einstein, Albert

* " A life directed chiefly toward the fulfilment of personal desires
sooner or later always leads to bitter disappointment."
Einstein, Albert

* "Americans live even more for their goals, for the future, than Europeans. Life for them is always becoming, never being ... They are less individualist than the European ...more emphasis is laid on the 'we' than the 'I'.(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "Anybody who really wants to abolish war must resolutely declare
themselves in favour of their own country's resigning a portion of its
sovereignty in place of international institutions."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
Einstein, Albert

* “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Einstein, Albert


* "As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to
be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when
confronted with what exists."
Einstein, Albert

* "Envy -- is when you want something you haven't got and you can find
someone else to blame for the fact you haven't got it."
Einstein, Albert

* "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Einstein, Albert

* "Human beings can attain a worthy and harmonious life only if they are
able to rid themselves, within the limits of human nature, of the striving
for the wish fulfilments of material kinds. The goal is to raise the
spiritual values of society."
Einstein, Albert

* "Humiliation and mental oppression by ignorant and selfish teachers wreak
havoc in the youthful mind that can never be undone and often exert a
baleful influence in later life."
Einstein, Albert

* "I am a dedicated but not an absolute pacifist; this means that I am
opposed to the use of force under any circumstances except when confronted
by an enemy who pursues the destruction of life as an end in itself."
Einstein, Albert

* "I am also convinced that one gains the purest joy from spiritual things
only when they are not tied in with one's livelihood."
Einstein, Albert

* “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Einstein, Albert

* "I feel myself so much a part of everything living that I am not in the
least concerned with the beginning or ending of the concrete existence of
any one person in this eternal flow."
Einstein, Albert

* "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
Einstein, Albert

* "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world"
Einstein, Albert

* “Imagination of what may be possible is more valuable than knowledge of what is.”

Einstein, Albert

* “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

Einstein, Albert


* "I never think of (/worry about) the future. It comes soon enough."
Einstein, Albert

* “Information is not knowledge.”

Einstein, Albert


* "It is important for the common good to foster individuality; for only
the individual can produce the new ideas which the community needs for its
continuous improvement and needs -- indeed, to avoid sterility and
Einstein, Albert

* "It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that they
do not really need a college. Students can learn that from books. The value
of an education is not in the learning of many facts but in exploring
issues that cannot be learned from textbooks."
Einstein, Albert

* "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative
expression and knowledge."
Einstein, Albert

* "Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything
Einstein, Albert

* "Many times a day I realize how my own outer and inner life is built upon
the labors of others, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert
myself in return as much as I have received."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* “More and more I come to value charity and love of one’s fellow beings above everything else … All our lauded technological progress – our very civilization – is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.”

Einstein, Albert


* "Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
Einstein, Albert

* "Never regard your study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to
learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit
for your own personal job and to the profit of the community to which your
work belongs."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single
experiment can prove me wrong."
Einstein, Albert

* "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
Einstein, Albert

* “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

Einstein, Albert


* "One doesn't need to understand the world - but one must be able to cope with it."
Einstein, Albert

* "One should never impose one's views on a problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution will reveal itself."
Einstein, Albert

* "Only a life lived for others is a life worth living."
Einstein, Albert

* "Only two things are infinite
the universe
and human stupidity
and I'm not sure about the former."
Einstein, Albert

* "Organised power can be opposed only by organised power. Much as I regret
this there is no other way."
Einstein, Albert

* "Our death is not an end if we can live on in the next generation. For
they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life."
Einstein, Albert

* "1) Out of cutter find simplicity.
2) From discord make harmony.
3) In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Einstein, Albert

* "Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterise our age."
Einstein, Albert

* "Possessions, outwards success, publicity, luxury - to me these have
always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of
life is best for every one, best both for the body and the mind."
Einstein, Albert

* "Religion without science is blind, and science without religion is lame.
Science should support faith and turn it into something more potent. Not
just knowledge but something far more ambitious. Truth."
Einstein, Albert

* “Science without religion is lame

Religion without science is blind.”
Einstein, Albert


* "Take care not to make the intellect our god; it has powerful muscles,
but no personality."
Einstein, Albert

* "Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."
Einstein, Albert

* "The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life achievement."
Einstein, Albert

* "The aim of science is, on the one hand, is as complete a comprehension
as possible of the connection between perceptible experiences in their
totality, and, on the other hand, the achievement of this aim by employing
a minimum of primary concepts and relations."
Einstein, Albert

* “The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.”

Einstein, Albert


* "The concern for the human race and its destiny must always be the chief interest of all technical effort. Never forget it among your diagrams and equations."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism.
Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated
competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to
worship acquisitive success as a preparation for their future."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of
empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest numbers of
hypotheses or axioms."
Einstein, Albert

* "The important thing is not to stop questioning."
Einstein, Albert

* "The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making
the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred,
that is to say, it is the supreme value to which all other values are
Einstein, Albert

* "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all art and science. Those to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as
dead; their eyes are closed."
Einstein, Albert

* "The most important kind of tolerance is tolerance of the individual by
society and the state ... when the state becomes the main thing and the
individual becomes its weak-willed tool, then all finer values are lost."
Einstein, Albert

* "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is
Einstein, Albert

* "The most precious things in life are not those one gets for money."
Einstein, Albert

* "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
Einstein, Albert.

* "The person who regards their own life and that of their fellow-creatures
as meaningless is not merely unfortunate, but almost disqualified for
Einstein, Albert

* "The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of
justice and the desire for personal independence -- these are the features
of the Jewish tradition which makes me thank my stars that I belong to it."
Einstein, Albert

* "There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a
miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle."
Einstein, Albert

* "The scientist's religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous
amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of
such superiority that, in comparison with it, the highest intelligence of
human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection. This feeling is the
guiding principle of their life and work."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them."
Einstein, Albert

* "The smile on the faces of the people .... is symbolical of one of the
greatest assets of the American. They are friendly, self-confident,
optimistic -- and without envy."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "The trite object of human effort - possessions , outward success, luxury
- have always seemed to me contemptible."
Einstein, Albert

* "The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure
and sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of
thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."
Einstein, Albert

* "The world is dangerous to live in, not because of those who do evil, but
because of those who look on and let them do so."
Einstein, Albert

* "Three rules of work
1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Einstein, Albert

* "Try not to become a person of success but rather try to become a person of value."(*)
Einstein, Albert

* "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
Einstein, Albert

* "We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility."
Einstein, Albert

* "We must learn the difficult lesson that the future of mankind will only
be tolerable when our course, in world affairs as in all other matters, is
based upon justice and law rather than the threat of naked power."
Einstein, Albert

* "We should take care not to make the intellect our god. It has, of
course, powerful muscles but no personality."
Einstein, Albert

* "What is the meaning of human life, or for that matter, of the life of
any creature? To know an answer to this question means to be religious."
You ask: "Does it make any sense, then, to pose the question."
I answer: "The person who regards their own life and that of their fellow
creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life."
Einstein, Albert

* “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of life-long attempt to acquire it.”

Einstein, Albert


* "Whoever is careless with truth in small matters cannot be trusted in
important affairs."
Einstein, Albert

* "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired
signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not
fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
Eisenhower, Dwight D

* "Neither a wise person nor a brave one lies down on the tracks of history
to wait for the train of the future to run over them."(*)
Eisenhower, Dwight D.

* “Plans are nothing: Planning is everything.”
Eisenhower, Dwight D.


* “The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions.”

Eisenhower, Dwight D.


* "The spirit of the human race is more important than mere physical
strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth."
Eisenhower, Dwight D.

* “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”

Eisenhower, Dwight D.


* "The world must learn to work together, or finally it will not work at
Eisenhower, Dwight D


* “Things are more like they arte now than they ever were  before.”

Eisenhower, Dwight D

* "Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which
they have had some fun, some joy, some satisfaction, that day is a loss."
Eisenhower, Dwight D.

* "People have the capacity to love, not just their own species, but life
in all its shapes and forms. This empathy with the interknit web of life is
the highest spiritual expression I know of." (*)
Eisley, Dwight D, Loren

* "Without the past the pursued future has no meaning."
Eisley, Dwight D, Loren

* "Possessions possess."
Eldridge, Paul

* "The highest sacrifice is a broken and contrite heart; the highest wisdom
is that which is found in the Torah; the noblest of all ornaments is
modesty; and the most beautiful thing that anyone can do, is to forgive a
Eleazer of Worms (1176-1238)

* "A quiet movement toward voluntary simplicity is under way. It involves a
deliberate organization of life for a purpose ... a manner of living that
is outwardly more simple and inwardly more rich ... a deliberate choice to
live with less in the belief that more of life will be returned to us in
the process."
Elgin, Duane

* "Our leaders are bogged down, trying to cope with our faltering
institutions. They are so enmeshed in crisis management that they have no
time to exercise genuinely creative leadership. We (could) keep waiting for
some one else (to save us). The message of this book ("Working as if Life
Mattered" by Margaret A. Lulic) is that there is no one else. You are it.
We are it."
Elgin, Duane

* "A person who stands for nothing will fall for anything."(*)
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) (1925-1965)

* "Education is your passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the
people who prepare for it today."
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

* "If I had the opportunity to say a final word to all the young people of
America, it would be this: Don't think too much about yourself. Try to
cultivate the habit of thinking of others; this will reward you.
Selfishness always brings its own revenge. It cannot be escaped. Be
unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be
useful, and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you
cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is
spiritual expansion through thought for others. Then nourish your minds by
good reading, constant reading. Discover what your life work is, work in
which you can do most good, in which you can be happiest. Be unafraid in
all things when you know you are in the right."
Eliot, Charles W.

* "Liberal education develops a sense of right, duty and honor; and more and more in the modern world, large business rests on rectitude and honor as well as on good judgment."
Eliot, Charles W.

* "One of the purest and most enduring of human pleasures is to be found in
the possession of a good name among one's neighbors and acquaintances."
Eliot, Charles W.

* "For the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric
acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have
been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and
rest in unvisited tombs."
Eliot, George

* "If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence."
Eliot, George

* "No person can be wise on an empty stomach"
Eliot, George

* “The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by the perfect person.”(*)

Eliot, George


* "What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each
Eliot, George

* "What makes life dreary is want of motive."
Eliot, George

* "What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each
Eliot, George

* "What makes life dreary is want of motive."
Eliot, George

* "Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to
feel important. They don't mean to do harm -- but they are so absorbed in
the endless struggle to think well of themselves that the harm does not
interest them."
Eliot T.S

* "Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of self."
Eliot T.S

* “In our age … people seem more than ever prone to confuse wisdom with knowledge, and knowledge with information, and to try to solve problems of life in terms of engineering.”(*)

Eliot T.S.


* "I've been freed from the self that pretends to be someone,
And in becoming no-one.
I begin to live.
It is worth while dying,
to find out what life is."
Eliot T.S.

* “Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.”

Eliot T.S.

* "No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in
which they took no interest. For it is part of education to interest
ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude."
Eliot T.S.

* “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

Eliot T.S.


* "Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of
Eliot. T.S.

* "The Nobel is a ticket to one's funeral. No one has ever done anything
after they got it."(*)
Eliot T.S

*  “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire

   Is the wisdom of humility; humility is endless.”

Eliot, Thomas Stearns, Four Quartets, East Coker, II

* "The young feel tired at the end of an action.
The old at the beginning."
Eliot T.S.

* "Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past."
Eliot T.S. (Burnt Norton)

* "To each individual the world will take on a different connotation of
meaning -- the important lies in the desire to search for an answer."
Eliot T.S.

* "We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
Eliot T.S. (Four Quartet, 1944, 'Little Gidding')

* "What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where
we start from."
Eliot T.S

* "Where is the life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in Knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
Eliot T.S.

* "There are not fools, who give what they cannot keep in order to gain
what they cannot lose."(*)
Elliot, Jim

* All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano
of revolution."
Ellis, Havelock

* "Life is livable because we know that whatever we go most of the people
we meet will be restrained in their actions towards us by an almost
instinctive network of taboos."
Ellis, Havelock

* "People who know themselves are no longer fools; they stand on the
threshold of the Door of Wisdom."
Ellis, Havelock

* "It is not half as important to burn the midnight oil as it is to be
awake in the daytime."
Elmore, E.W.

* "The question put by a wise person is half the answer"(*)
Emden, Jacob (eighteenth-century rabbinic scholar.)

* "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, (1803-82.)

* "As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences,
of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo,

* "Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for
the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the
fruit in the seed."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, (Compensation. )

* "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “Each moment of the year has its own BEAUTY, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be SEEN again.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* "Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and some absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "Great people are those who see that the spiritual is stronger than the material and that thoughts rule the world."(*)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few
drops on yourself."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "I compared notes with one of my friends who expects everythinbg of the
universe, and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I
found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always
full of thanks for moderate goods."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "In skating over thin ice, our safety is our speed."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no-one can sincerely try to help another without helping themselves.” (*)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “Life is a succession of events which must be lived to be understood.”
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “Life is the festival only to the wise.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “Live well,

Learn plenty,

Laugh often,

Love much.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* "Make the most to yourself, for that is all there is to you."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* "No great person ever complains of want of opportunity."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

(Or ‘happiness’ in place of ‘peace’; also see Aristotle)

* " .... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "Some of your grief's you have cured
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of pain you endured
From evils that never arrived."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “Sometimes money costs too much.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “That which you persist in doing becomes easier to do. Not that the nature of the thing itself has changed, but that you ability to do it has increased!”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The ancestor of every action is a thought."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (supplied by Linda Pettibone, wfs)
("Is that strictly true? -- is it not feelings that produce actions not
thoughts?" ... BL)

* "The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.'
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The less government we have the better -- the fewer laws and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal government is the influence of private character, the growth of the individual."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it -- so fine that we often are on the line and do not know it."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
('And if that doesn't end up by making you happy nothing will!', bl)

* "There is a time in every person's education when they arrive at the
conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; they must
take themselves for better, for worse, as their portion; that though the
wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to
them but through their toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given
to them to till. The power which resides in them is new in Nature, and none
but the individual themselves knows what it is that they can do, nor do
they know until they have tried."(*)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "The true test of civilization is, not the census nor the size of cities,
nor the crops -- no, but the kind of people the country turns out."(*)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “The wise person always throws themselves on the side of their assailants. It is more their interest than it is theirs to find their weak point.”(*)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “The years teach much which the days never knew.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it
with us or we find it not."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the
road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. That is to have succeeded.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “We judge a persons’ wisdom by their hope.” (*)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children:
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to
what lies within us."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another, a practical person
relies on the language of the first."(*)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* “Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise person, but people capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favourable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo


* “You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both.”

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

* "Selfishness is the root and source of all natural and moral evils."
Emmons, Nathaniel

* "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner."
English Proverb

* “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

English Proverb


* "Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age."
English Proverb

* "Life is full of hazards, which experience neither bought nor taught will always enable us to foresee."
English Proverb

* "Take time to be friendly -- it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream -- it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and to be loved -- it is the prividge of the
Take time to look around -- it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh -- it is music to the soul."
English proverbs

* "Who thinks to live must live to think,
Else mind and body lose their link."
English Proverb

* "Wisdom rides upon the ruins of folly."
English Proverb

* "Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly."
English Proverb

*                      “Celebrating Selfhood

            Journey into wholeness through grief resolution


That which is gone is gone for good and will never be again

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand

                        and chaining a soul.

            And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning

              and company does not mean security.

            You learn that kisses aren’t contracts

              and presents aren’t promises.

    You begin to accept your defeats with your head up

            and your eyes ahead

   with the grace of a man or woman not the grief of a child.

     You learn to build all your roads on today

            because tomorrow’s ground is uncertain

            for plans and futures have a

       funny way of falling down in mid flight.

   After a while you learn than even sunshine burns

            if you ask too much.

   So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul

       instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

    And you learn that you really can endure,

            that you really are strong

            and you really do have worth.

     And you learn and you learn

      and with every goodbye you learn.”



* "All human beings seek the happy life, but many confuse the means -- for
example, wealth and status - with that life itself. This misguided focus on
the means to a good life makes people move further from the hppy life. The
really worthwhile things are the virtuous activities that make up the happy
life, not the external means that may seem to produce it."
Epictetus (BC 55-135)

* "An active sex life within a framework of personal commitments augments
the integrity of the people involved and is part of a flourishing life."

* “He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.”



* “Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.”



* “Men are not influenced by things but by their thoughts about things.”


* "No person is able to make progress when they are wavering between
opposite things."

* "Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a
fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be
time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen."

* "Nothing satisfies a person unless they are already satisfied by a

* "On the occasion of every accident that befalls you, remember to turn to
yourself and inquire what power you have for turning it to use."

* "People are disturbed not by things that happen, but by the view they
take of them."

* "Practice yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things; and thence
proceed to greater."

* "The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose
presence calls forth your best."

* "There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about
things which are beyond the power of our will."

* "They are wise who do not grieve for things that they have not, but
rejoice in those that they have."(*)

* “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”



* “There is this difference between a wise man and a fool; the wise man expects future things, but does not depend upon them, and in the meantime enjoys the present, remembering the past with delight but the life of the fool is wholly carried on the future.”



* "Of all the things that wisdom provides to help one live one's entire
life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship."

* "Only one principle will give you courage, that is the principle that no
evil lasts forever nor indeed for very long."

* "One sees the past better than it was; one finds the present worse than
it is; one hopes for a future happier than it will be."
D'Epinay, Madame

* "In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king."
Erasmus, Desiderius


* "The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth."
Erasmus, Desiderius

* “This type of person who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.”

Erasmus, Desiderius


* "Create your future from your future, not your past."
Erhard, Wernerrik


* "Healthy children will not fear life, if their elders have integrity
enough not to fear death."
Erikson, Erik

* “Only if we can restrain ourselves is conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much self-discipline.”

Erskine, John


* "The quizzical expression of the monkey at the zoo comes from his
wondering whether he is his brother's keeper, or his keeper's brother.
Esar, Evan

* "The inhabitants or soul of the universe is never seen; its voice alone
is heard. All we know is that it has a gentle voice, like a woman, a voice
so fine ... that even children cannot become afraid. And what it says is
'Silaersinarsinivdluge,' 'Be not afraid of the universe'."
Eskimo teaching

* "If there was a measure of satisfaction in life it would be that at every
moment you are doing what you WANT to do not what you MUST do."
Espinoza, Dr Jorge

* "If you think about it, the past and the future do not exist but in your
Espinoza, Dr Jorge

* "Relationships do not have to be permanent. The beauty of a relationship
is measured by its intensity, not its duration."
Espinoza, Dr Jorge

* "The future is the hope that you will have some interesting experiences
later in your life. The future is not finding excuses to avoid interesting
experiences today."
Espinoza, Dr Jorge

* "Your RESPONSIBILITY is not an obligation. Your responsibility
(Response-ability), is your ability to respond freely to your environment."
(Difference between Responsibility and Duty)
* the state or position of being responsible
* a person or thing for which one is responsible.
* Having control or authority (over)
* Being accountable for one's actions and decisions
(note: 'to who? others or oneself?' bl)
* Rational and accountable for one's own actions.
* A task that a person is bound to perform for moral or legal reasons.
* Respect or obedience owed to parents, older people etc (others?
* the force that bind's one morally or legally to one's obligations.
* A moral or legal duty
* the binding power of such a duty
* indebtedness for a service or favour.
* ability to do something
* political, financial or social force or influence
* control or a position of control
* the powers that be -- established authority.
* the power of veto / power of attorney"
Espinoza, Dr Jorge, Collins Paperback English Dictionary.

* " It is a sign of real genius that it remains unspoiled by success."
Esslin, Martin

* "Those who have learned to disagree without being disagreeable has
discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat."
Estabrook, Robert
('and one of the most valuable secrets of life too?'... bl)

“Wisdom is the result of learning and learning the result of trying something new. Doing something new everyday changes our attitude towards life.”

Ettenberg, Elliott  (‘Three steps to happiness’, Marketing Magazine vol 1109, issue 4 , p6.)

* "Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom."
Euripides (484-407 B.C)

* "A person's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to

* "Cleverness is not wisdom."

* “love is all we have, the onlu way that each can help the other.”



* “The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise person.”(*)



* “The wise with hope support the pains of life.”



* “Those who can properly summarize many ideas in a brief statement is a wise person.” (*)



* “To the fool, those who speak wisdom will sound foolish.”



* " What we look for does not come to pass.
God finds a way for what none foresaw."

* "Whoso neglects learning in their youth, loses the past and is dead for
the future."

* “Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom.”

Evans, Bergen



* “If you don’t think every day is a great day try going without one.”

Evans, Jim


* "Those who build the future
are those who know
that greater things are yet to come,
and that they themselves
will help bring them about .
Their minds are illuminated
by the blazing sun of hope.
They never stop to doubt.
They haven't time."(*)
Evans, Melvin J.

* "May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't
have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we
value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons
in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not
Evans, Richard L.

* “No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be born slowly.”

Saint - Exupery

* "Wisdom is when we see with our heart."
Saint - Exupery

* “Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me.”

Ezekiel 9:23-24.

* "Exactness in little duties is a wonderful source of cheerfulness."
Faber, Frederick William

* "There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."
Faber, Frederick William


* "There are two kinds of writers - the great ones who can give you truths,
and the lesser ones, who can give you only themselves."
Fadiman, Clifton

* "Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art."
Fallaci, Oriana

* "You don’t have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement."
Fallon, Dan

* “The media is now the real source of power.”

Faludi, Susan


* "Intelligence is that faculty of mind, by which order is perceived in a
situation previously considered disordered."
Fatmi, Haneef A. and Young R.W.

* “The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.”

Faulkner, William


* "Before it can be solved, a problem must be clearly defined."
Feather, William

* "One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure."
Feather, William

* "Problems always appear big when incompetent people are working on
Feather, William


* "Some of us might find happiness if we would quit struggling so desperately for it."
Feather, William

* "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let
Feather, William

* "The person who can impose discipline on themselves is fit to discipline
others or can impose discipline on others."
Feather, William

* "The way to get ahead is to start now. If you start now, you will know a
lot more next year that you don't know now and that you would not have
known next year if you had waited."
Feather, William


* “The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.”
Feather, William


* “Too many of us wait to do the perfect thing, with the result we do nothing. The way to get ahead is to start now. While many of us are waiting until conditions are ‘just right’ before we go ahead, others are stumbling along, fortunately ignorant of the dangers that beset them. By the time we are, in our superior wisdom, decided to make a start, we discover that those who have gone fearlessly on before, have, in their blundering way, travelled a considerable distance. If you start now, you will know a lot next year that you don’t know now, and that you will not know next year, if you wait.”
Feather, William


* "Trust is a risk game. The leader must ante up first."
Federman, Irwin

* "Those that succeed make an important thing of the immediate task."
Feather, William


* "Even a ten-thousand-foot dyke
may collapse because of an ant-hole."
Fei-Tzu, Han (Confucian philosopher.)

* "The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and
the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed
up in these two -- common sense and perseverance."
Feltham, Owen

* "Take time to marvel at the wonders of life."
Fenchuk, Gary W.

* "A person who experiences no genuine satisfaction in life does not want
peace. People court war to escape meaninglessness and boredom to be
relieved of fear and frustration."
Ferre, Nels F.S.

* "Mental Health Rules
1. HAVE A HOBBY: Acquire pursuits which absorb your interest; sports and
nature are best.
2. DEVELOP A PHILOSOPHY: Adapt yourself to social and spiritual
3. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Cultivate companionship in thought and in feeling.
Confide, confess, consult.
4. FACE YOUR FEARS: Analyse them; daylight dismisses ghosts.
5. BALANCE FANTASY WITH FACT: Dream but also do; wish but build; imagine
but ever face reality.
6. BEWARE ALLURING ESCAPES: Alcohol, opiates and barbital's may prove
faithless friends.
7. EXERCISE: Walk, swim, golf -- muscles need activity.
8. LOVE, BUT LOVE WISELY: Sex is a flame which uncontrolled may
scorch; properly guided, it will light the torch of eternity.
The doctor is ready for your rescue.
10. TRUST IN TIME: Be patient and hopeful, time is a great therapist.
Fetterman, Joseph

* "Knowledge is not a series of self-consistent theories that converges
toward an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually
incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single
theory, each fairy tale, each myth that is part of the collection forcing
the others into greater articulation and all of them contributing, via this
process of competition to the development of our consciousness."
Feyerabend, Paul

* “Anytime you try to teach the subject without teachers who love the subject, it is doomed to failure and is foolish thing to do.”

Feynman, Richard


* "In the face of the lack of direct mathematical demonstration, one must
be careful and thorough to make sure of the point, and one should make a
perpetual attempt to demonstrate as much of the formula as possible.
Nevertheless, a very great deal more truth can become known than can be
Feynman, Richard (Nobel Prize in Physics, acceptance address, 1965)

* "I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have
answers that may be wrong. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things,
by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose."
Feynman, Richard

* "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool."
Feynman, Richard

* "If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to
deserve it."
Fichie, Immanuel Hermann von

* "Twelve Things to Remember
1. The value of time.
2. The success of perseverance.
3. The pleasure of working.
4. The dignity of simplicity.
5. The worth of character.
6. The power of kindness.
7. The influence of example.
8. The obligation of duty.
9. The wisdom of economy.
10. The virtue of patience.
11. The improvement of talent.
12. The joy of originating."
Field, Marshall

* "Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a person hardly knows
whether they are honest or not."
Fielding, Henry

* "An educated person is one who knows a lot but says nothing about it."
Fields Gracie

* "Instead of trying so hard, as some of us do, to be happy, as if that
were the sole purpose of life, I would, if I were a boy again, try still
harder to deserve happiness."
Fields, James Thomas

* “It’s a funny old world – a person’s lucky if he gets out of it alive.”

Fields W.C.


* "If a person's education is finished, they are finished."(*)
Filene, E.A.

* "Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty."
Finley, John

* "You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut."
Fiorina, Carly


* "The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain."
Firbank, Ronald

* "Men wiser and more learned than I have discerned in history a plot, a
rhythm, a predetermined pattern. These harmonies are concealed from me. I
can see only one emergency following upon another as wave follows upon
wave, only one great fact with respect to which, since it is unique, there
can be no generalisations, only one safe rule for the historian: that they
should recognize in the development of human destinies the play of the
contingent and the unforeseen."(*)
Fisher, H.A.L.

* "Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."
Fisher, Martin H.

* "The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your tears wash out a word of it."
Fitzgerald, Edward (1809-1883, English poet, translator & letter writer.)

* "With them the Seed of Wisdom did I sow,
And with mine own hand wrought to make it grow;
And this was all the Harvest that I reap'd -
' I came like water, and like the wind I go.'"
Fitzgerald Edward (The Rubauyat of Amar Khayyam, 1859, 32, 1st ed.)

* "My theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next and the schoolmasters of ever after."
Fitzgerald, F.Scott

* "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."
Fitzgerald, F.Scott

* "Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you
unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity."
Fitzhenry R.I.

* “If there is to be peace in the world, peace must be established first in every human heart. All the trouble in the world is due too selfishness. It always has been and always will be.”

Flannelly, Joseph F.


* "Human life is a sad show, undoubtedly: ugly, heavy and complex. Art has no other end, for people of feeling, than to conjure away the burden and bitterness."
Flaubert, Gustave

* "For lust of knowing what should not be known,
      We take the Golden Road to Samarkand."
Flecker, James Elroy

* "To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence
I who am dead a thousands years,
And wrote this sweet archaic song,
Send you my words for messengers
The way I shall not pass along.

I care not if you bridge the seas,
Or ride secure the cruel sky,
Or build consummate palaces
Of metal or of masonry.

But have you wine and music still,
And statues and a bright eyed love,
And foolish thoughts of good and ill,
And prayers to them who sit above?

How shall we conquer?
Like a windfalls at eve our fancies blow,
And old Maeonides the blind
Said it three thousand years ago.

O friend unseen, unborn, unknown,
Student of our sweet English tongue,
Read out my words at night, alone:
I was a poet, I was young.

Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand."
Flecker, James Elroy

* "We unconsciously learned a great deal from nature."

Fleming, Sir Alexander


* "Energy is a valuable commodity not to be wasted on futile pursuits or neurotic obsessions."

Flocker M.


* "Failures are few among people who have found work they like enough to do
it well. You must invest money in your work; invest love in it too. like
your work. Like the materials and the tools with which you work. Like the
people with whom you work. Like the place where you work. it pays well."
Flynn, Clarence E.

* “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”

Foch, Ferdinand


* “Responsibility is the great developer.”

Follett, Mary Parker


* "Any one entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the
love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the
Fontaine, Jean de la (1621-1695)

* "Death does not take the wise person by surprise, they are always
prepared to leave."(*)
Fontaine, Jean de la

* "People are so made that when anything fires their soul impossibilities
Fontaine, Jean de la

* “A well-cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time –“



* “As both Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas insisted, wisdom is to be contrasted with cleverness because cleverness is the ability to take right steps to any ends, whereas wisdom is related only to good ends.”

Foot, Philippa


* "Enthusiasm is the electric current that keeps the engine of life going
at top speed."
Forbes B.C.

* "J.P. Morgan, then past 70 was asked by the son of an eminent father why
he [Morgan] didn't retire. "When did your father retire?" asked Mr Morgan,
without looking up from his desk. "in 1902." "When did he die?" Oh, at the
end of 1904." "Huh!" snapped Mr Morgan, "If he had kept on working he would
have been alive still." Work is God's best medicine. It is God's medicine
for man."
Forbes, B.C.

* "Leaders in every walk of life act shortsightedly when they refuse to
take suitable opportunity to afford the public a chance to get acquainted
with them. Half this world's troubles spring from misunderstanding, from
mistrust, from secrecy. The remedy lies in letting in the daylight, in
allowing the public to know how our leaders won their way to the front, in
bringing home to the rank and file that those at the top had to work hard
and climb hard to get there. Quite a part of my time is devoted to every
purpose of trying to bring about a better understanding between the haves
and the have-nots..."
Forbes B.C.

* "People are wise who seek by every legitimate means to make all the money they can honestly, for money can do so many worthwhile things in the world, not merely for one's self but for others. But they are unmitigated  fools who imaging for a moment that it is more important to make money than to make it honestly."

Forbes B.C.

* "Success is finding, or making, that position which enables you to
contribute to the world the very greatest services of which you are
capable, through the diligent, persevering resolute cultivation of all the
faculties God has endowed you with (or 'you have been given'? bl), an
d doing it all with cheerfulness, scoring to allow difficulties or defeats
to drive you to pessimism or despair. Success consists of being and doing,
not simply accumulating. The business people or business enterprises that
aspire to win the highest recognition for success must distinguish
themselves, not by the magnitude of the profits, but by the value of the
service provided."
Forbes B.C.
(Unfortunately (?) there are those who believe that the 'value of the
service provided' is measured by the 'magnitude of the profits produced.'

* "Tell me how a young person spends their evenings and I will tell you how far they are likely to go in the world. The popular notion is that a youth's progress depends upon how they act during their working hours. It doesn't. It depends far more upon how they utilise their leisure ... if they spend it in harmless idleness, they are likely to be kept on the payroll, but that will be about all. If they diligently utilise their own time ... to fit themself for more responsible duties, then the greater responsibilities -- and greater rewards -- are almost certain to come to them."(*)
Forbes B.C.

* “The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich but to enrich the world”

Forbes B.C.


* "The human being who lives only for themselves finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others."(*)
Forbes B.C.

* "The person of fixed principles who has mapped out a straight course, and has the courage and self-control to adhere to it, does not find life complex. Complexities are all of our own making."(*)
Forbes B.C.

* "The size of your body is of little account; the size of your brain is of much account but it is the size of your heart is of the most account of all."
Forbes B.C.

* "Ugliness, squalor are breeding grounds for revolution. Beauty is
conducive to tranquillity, happiness. Beautifying of homes and places of
worship began with the dawn of civilization. Beautifying of workplaces is
only in its infancy. Yet, since people normally spend more than half of
their waking hours at work, surely it is important that adequate attention
be devoted to elevating their working environment, whether office or
factory or machine shop, mine or warehouse. Beautiful surroundings subtly
encourage beautiful living. Drab surroundings, bad air, light, evoke bad
Forbes B.C.

* "Upon our children -- how they are taught -- rests the fate -- or fortune
-- of tomorrow's world."
Forbes B.C.

* "Ability will never catch up with the demand for it."
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "Almost everyone wants to do what's fair, right and good, but knowing
what it is, is the tough part."
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "Failure is success if we learn from it."
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "It's so  much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much
about the problem."
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "One often reads about the art of conversation -- how it's dying or
what's needed to make it flourish, or how rare good ones are. But wouldn't
you agree that the infinitely more valuable quality is a good listener?"
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "One of the ceaseless wonders of the world: The power of a smile."
Forbes, Malcolm S.


* “One who never asks either knows everything or nothing.”

Forbes, Malcolm S.


* “Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.”

Forbes, Malcolm S.


* "Scientists ofttimes have the greatest faith in a higher power. The more they dig into, establish facts and figures, the more they marvel about the mystery of it all."

Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "The art of conversation lies in listening."
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "Those carried away by power are soon carried away. Might of the moment
isn't a mite in Time"
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like
exercising authority usually lose it."
Forbes, Malcolm S.
( But *"Those who enjoy responsibility are usually not taking it seriously
enough." BL)

* "When things are bad we take comfort in the thought that they could
always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that
things are so bad they have to get better."
Forbes, Malcolm S.

* "A great nation cannot abandon its responsibilities. Responsibilities
abandoned today return as more acute crises tomorrow."
Ford, Gerald

* "I believe that truth is the glue that holds Governments together, not
only our Government, but civilization itself."
Ford, Gerald

* "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone
who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your
mind young."
Ford, Henry


* "Economy has frequently nothing whatever to do with the amount of money
being spent, but with the wisdom used in spending it."
Ford, Henry

( "…. and making it? bl)

* “Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.”

Ford, Henry


* "History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition.
We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a
tinker's damn is the history we make today."
Ford, Henry

* "I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity
to not know what can't be done."
Ford, Henry

* "Nobody can really guarantee the future. The best we can do is size up
the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal
with them, and then make our plans with confidence."
Ford, Henry

* "Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.
Thinking without constructive action becomes a disease."
Ford, Henry

* "The great trouble today is that there are too many people looking for
someone else to do something for them. The solution of most of our troubles
to be found in everyone doing something for themselves."
Ford, Henry

* "The object of living is work, experience and happiness. There is joy in
work. All that money can do is buy us some one else's work in exchange for
our own. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have
accomplished something." (" ... Useful" (?) BL)
Ford, Henry

* “There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money they can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinkers that if only they can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world’s ills will be cured.”

Ford, Henry

* “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.”

Ford, Henry


* “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

Ford, Henry


* "You will find people who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all live together and pull together."(*)
Ford, Henry

* "No society of nations, no people within a nation, no family can benefit
through mutual aid unless good will exceeds ill will; unless the spirit of
co-operation surpasses antagonism; unless we all see and act as though the
other person's welfare determines our own welfare."
Ford, Henry II

* "I hope you come to find
that which gives life a deep meaning for you
Something worth living for -- may be even
worth dying for.
Something that energizes you, enthuses you,
enables you to keep moving ahead.
I can't tell you what it might be -
that's for you to find, to choose, to love.
I can just encourage you to start looking,
and support you in the search."
Ford, Sister Ita

* "Death destroys people: the idea of Death saves them."(*)
Forster, E.M. (1879-1970)

* "It's the worst thing that can ever happen to you in all your life, and
you've got to mind it .... They'll come saying, 'Bear up -- trust to time.'
No, no; they're wrong. Mind it."
Forster, E.M

* "Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have
not yet learned to manage our materialism and carnality properly; they are
still entangled with the desire for ownership."
Forster, E.M

* "She felt that those who prepared for all the emergencies of life
beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy."
Forster, E.M, , (Howards End ,1910)

* "Two cheers for democracy; one because it admits variety and two because
it permits criticism. Two cheers are quite enough: there is no occasion to
give three. Only Love the Beloved Republic deserves that."
Forster, E.M

·    * “Among many prerequisite, in a situation of conflict resolution, are meaningful dialogue, active listening, honest conversation, accepting the other’s view without agreeing or disagreeing, and acknowledging the other’s pain.”

Fortune Forum Code


* “If we are to teach real peace in the world we shall have to begin with children.”

Fortune Forum Code


* “In our interconnected world a future built on the foundations of mass poverty in the midst of plenty is economically inefficient, politically unsustainable and morally indefensible.”

Fortune Forum Code


* “No peace without justice. No justice without forgiveness and no forgiveness without compassion.”

Fortune Forum Code


* “The key to peace is reaching out and educating the youth, as they are the next generation who can ensure a more peaceful future for the world.”

Fortune Forum Code


* “Today, for the first time in history, we have the means to end global poverty. All we need is will power and the resolve to do it.”

Fortune Forum Code


* "Parents are only human, and have plenty of problems of their own. And
most children can deal with an occasional outburst of anger as long as they
have plenty of love and understanding to counter it.
But there are many parents whose negative patterns of behaviour are
consistent and dominant in a child's life. These are the parents who do the
... When these children (of 'toxic parents') become adults, they continue
to bear burdens of guilt and inadequacy, making it extremely difficult for
them to develop a positive self-image. The resulting lack of confidence and
self-worth can in turn color every aspect of their lives.
By now you may be thinking: "Wait a minute. Almost all the other nooks and
experts say I can't blame anybody else for my problems."
Baloney. Your parents are accountable for what they did. Of course, you are
responsible for your adult life, but that life was largely shaped by
experiences over which you had no control. The fact is:
You are NOT responsible for what was done to you as a defenceless child!
You ARE responsible for taking positive steps to do something about it
Forward, Susan (American psychotherapist)

* "One never finds life worth living. One always has to make it worth
Fosdick, Harry Emerson

* "It is always the minorities that hold the key of progress; it is always
through those who are unafraid to be different that advance comes to the
human race."
Fosdick, Raymond B.

* "The search for truth is, as it always has been, the noblest expression
of the human spirit. Humanities insatiable desire for knowledge about
itself, about its environment and the forces by which they are surrounded,
gives life its meaning and purpose, and clothes it with final dignity ...
And yet we know, deep in our hearts, that knowledge is not enough ....
Unless we can anchor our knowledge to moral purposes, the ultimate result
will be dust and ashes -- dust and ashes that will bury our hopes and
monuments beyond recovery."(*)
Fosdick, Raymond B.

* “When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.”

Fossey, Dian


* In short, there is no algorithm for life. We have to use our judgement continually to decide how best too act in a given state of affairs.”

Fowers (2005, p13)


* "The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great people."
Fowler, Charles H

* "In essence, the renaissance is simply the green end of one of
civilization's hardest winters."
Fowles, John

* "Men love war because it allows them to look serious; because it is the
only thing that stops women laughing at them."
Fowles, John

* "I learn more from conversation than from all the books I ever read."
Fox, Charles James (1749-1806)


"Take heed against setting your hearts upon riches, lest they become a curse and plague to you."

Fox, George (1659)

* "The ultimate expression of being fully human is to be open to the world
within and without: and to embrace all of life equally with reverence,
humility and compassion."
Fox, Dr Michael (1937-, from One Earth, one Mind)

* "It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly."
France, Anatole (French author 1844-1924)

* "The first virtue of all really great people is that they are sincere.
They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts. They bravely unveil their
weaknesses, their doubts, their defects. They are courageous. They boldly
ride against prejudices. No civil, moral nor immoral power overawes them.
They love their fellows profoundly. They are generous. They allow their
hearts to expand. They have compassion for all forms of suffering. Humanity
is the very foundation-stone of Genius." (*)
France, Anatole

* "They are wise who neither fear nor hope in the uncertain future."

France, Anatole


* “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”

France, Anatole

” “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

* "God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the
courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference."
St. Francis of Assisi


* "Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
St. Francis of Assisi

* "Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal light."
St. Francis of Assisi

* "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly
set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis of Sales (1567-1622)

* "Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds their tongue." (*).
Saint Francis of Sales

* "Our common future is badly served when the eloquence of our attacks on
other people exceeds the energy with which we co-operate with them."
Francis, Clarence

* "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Frank, Anne

* "Ultimately there can be no freedom for self unless it is vouchsafed for
others; there can be no security where there is fear, and a democratic
society presupposes confidence and candour in the relations of people with
one another and eager collaboration for the larger ends of life instead of
the pursuit of petty, selfish or vainglorious aims."
Frankfurter, Felix (U.S. Supreme Court Judge 1882-1965)

* "Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."
Frankfurter, Felix

* “Freedom is not the last word. Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth. The positive aspect of freedom is responsibleness.”
Frankl, Viktor


* “Ultimately, people should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is those who are asked. In a word, each person is questioned by life; and we can only answer to life by answering for our own life; to life we can only respond by being responsible.” (*)

Frankl, Viktor

(1905-1997, author of ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’)


*  “A wise person will desire no more than what they may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contently.”

Franklin, Benjamin (American statesman, writer, scientist 1706-1790) (or:
"Time is money.")

* "Do'st thou love life, then do not squander time, for that's the stuff
life is made of."
Franklin, Benjamin,

* "Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur
every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a
person in the course of their life."
Franklin, Benjamin

* “Happiness is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by the little advantages that occur every day.”

Franklin, Benjamin


* “He’s a fool who cannot conceal their wisdom.”

Franklin, Benjamin

* "In dealings between people, truth, sincerity and integrity are of the
utmost importance to the felicity of life."
Franklin, Benjamin

* "I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at
anything else."
Franklin, Benjamin

* “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

Franklin, Benjamin


* “Money can help you get medicines but not health. Money can help you to get soft pillows, but not sound sleep. Money can help you get material comforts, but not eternal bliss. Money can help you get ornaments, but not beauty. Money will help you to get an electric earphone, but not natural hearing. Attain the supreme wealth, wisdom, and you will have everything."
Franklin, Benjamin

* "Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it."
Franklin, Benjamin

* "Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far
more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting
Franklin, Benjamin

* "Success has ruin'd many a person."(*)
Franklin, Benjamin

* "Tell me and I forget,
Teach me and I remember,
Involve me and I learn."
Franklin, Benjamin (see also Chinese proverb)

* “The doors of wisdom are never shut.”

Franklin, Benjamin


* “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”

Franklin, Benjamin

* “The heart of a fool is in their mouth, but the mouth of the wise person is in their heart.” (*)

Franklin, Benjamin


* "The noblest question in the world is: "What good may I do in it?"
Franklin, Benjamin

* "There are two ways of being happy. We may either diminish our wants or
augment our means -- either will do -- the result is the same. If you are
wise you will do both at the same time; and if you are very wise you will
do both in such a way as to augment the general happiness of society."
Franklin, Benjamin

* "There is too much stress today on material things. I try to teach my
children not so much the value of cents, but a sense of values."
Franklin, Benjamin

* "The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money."
Franklin, Benjamin

* “Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.”

Franklin, Benjamin


* "What maintains one vice would bring up two children."
Franklin, Benjamin


* "While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us."
Franklin, Benjamin

* "My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. They
are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please."
Frederick the Great, (King of Prussia, 1712-1786)

* "The saying that knowledge is power is not quite true. Used knowledge is
power and more than power. It is money, and service, and better living for
our fellow human beings, and a hundred other good things. But mere
knowledge, left unused, has not power in it."
Free, Edward E.

* "Without a vision of tomorrow, hope is impossible."
Freire, P,

* "A hundred years is not much, but never is a long time."
French proverb

* “One must learn to be bored.”

French proverb


* "Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad
Freud, Anna

* "Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."
Freud, Sigmund

* “I am not really a man of science, not an experimenter, and not a thinker. I am nothing but, by temperament, a conquistador – an adventurer, if you want to translate the term – with the curiosity, the boldness and the tenacity that belongs to that type of being.”

Freud, Sigmund

* "People should not strive to eliminate their complexes, but to get in
accord with them; they are legitimately what directs their contacts with
the world."
Freud, Sigmund

* "The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my
thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman
Freud, Sigmund

* "Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life."
Freud, Sigmund

* "Work has a greater effect than any other technique of living in the
direction of binding the individual more closely to reality; in their work,
at least, they are securely attached to a part of reality, the human
Freud, Sigmund

* "Part of the American dream is to live long and die young."
Friedenberg, Edgar Z.

* “Success is based on anything but internal fulfilment is bound to be empty.”

Friedman, Martha


* "What kind of society isn't structured on greed? The problem of social
organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the
least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system."
Friedman, Milton

* "Technology ... the knack of so arranging the world that we need not
experience it."
Frisch, Max

* "Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human
Fromm, Erich

* "A person's main task in life is to give birth to themself, to become
what they potentially are. The most important product of their effort is
their own personality."(*)
Fromm, Erich

* " .... Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person, it is
an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness
of a person in the world as a whole, not toward one 'object of love.'"
Fromm, Erich (The Art of Loving)

* "Only people who have faith in themselves are able to be faithful to
Fromm, Erich (The Art of Loving)

* "The danger of the past was that people became slaves. The danger of the
future is that they may become robots."(*)
Fromm, Erich

* "The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness."
Fromm, Erich

* "The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It
requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love
must help the child grow away from the mother and to become fully
Fromm, Erich

* "The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is
the very condition to impel people to unfold their powers. (*)
Fromm, Erich

* "There is no meaning to life except the meaning people give their life by
the unfolding of their powers." (*)
Fromm, Erich

* "Americans are like rich parents who wishes they knew how to give their
child the hardships that made them rich." (*)
Frost, Robert

(American poet, 1874-1963)

* "Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."
Frost, Robert

* "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing
your temper or your self-confidence."
Frost, Robert

* "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and
can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep saying it."
Frost, Robert

"It should be the pleasure of a poem itself to tell how it can. The
figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The figure is
the same as for love."
Frost, Robert (Collected Poems,1939)

* "The bible should be taught so early and so thoroughly that it sinks
straight to the bottom of the mind where everything that comes along can
settle on."
Frye, Northrop

* "The human landscape of the New World shows a conquest of nature by an
intelligence that does not love it."
Frye, Northrop

* "The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented
is the book."
Frye, Northrop

* "High on the agenda for the 21st century will be the need to restore some
kind of tragic consciousness."
Fuentes, Carlos (1928-)

* " We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore
all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly
changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of
dissent. We must dare to think about the 'unthinkable things' because when
things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless."
Fulbright, James W.

* "Men for the sake of
getting a living
forget to live."
Fuller, Margaret (1810-1850)

* “Don’t try to make me consistent. I am learning all the time.”
Fuller, R. Buckminster


* "Instead of thinking about: How do I earn a living? ... How do I survive?
... we ought to say, what is it that my experiences teaches me that could
bring advantage to all humanity?"
Fuller, R. Buckminster


* "Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it."
Fuller, R. Buckminster
(Or: "There are no human passengers on spaceship earth; everyone is crew."
Fuller, R. Buckminster)

* "Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking."
Fuller, R. Buckminster


* “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Fuller, R. Buckminster


* “When individuals join in a cooperative venture, the power generated far exceeds what they could have accomplished acting individually.”

Fuller, R. Buckminster

* "A danger foreseen is half avoided."
Fuller, Thomas

* "If the wicked flourish, and thou suffer, be not discouraged. They are
fatted for destruction: thou are dieted for health."
Fuller, Thomas

* "The great end of life is not knowledge, but action"
Fuller, Thomas

* " 'Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man."
Fuller, Thomas

* "Zeal is fit only for the wise, but is found mostly in fools."(*)
Fuller, Thomas

* "If we always live our lives with a view to the worst possible outcome of
anything, then we will become a much diminished society. Every human
endeavour has risk attached."
Furedi, Frank

* "Trade
As we pay others, so we are paid.
Life gives us back just what we give;
And so, goodwill controls success,
But trade that we may truly live.
Sales may be made in money, yes,
But they are always made to people;
And so goodwill controls success,
Bring folks back to buy again.
Those profit most whose every sale,
Creates a friend whose kindly thought
Serves to perpetuate the tale,
Of what and where and why they bought."(*)

* “Leadership is now a state of mind not a position.”

Futurist, The


* “ A wise man’s question contains half the answer.”

Gabirol, Solomon Ibn (c.1022-1058)


* “In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence: the second, listening the third, remembering; the fourth, practicing, the fifth, teaching others.”

Gabirol, Ibn


* “The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.”

Gabirol, Ibn


* "If something goes wrong, it is more important to talk about who is going
to fix it, than who is to blame."
Gable, Francis J.
( Also after 'fix it' " ... and what can we learn to make it less likely to
happen again in the future..." BL)


* "We can not predict but only invent the future."
Gabor, Dennis

* “Socrates teaches that the important thing is the knowledge that one does not know.”

Gadamer (1986/1994, p365)


* "Power doesn't corrupt people; people corrupt power."
Gaddis, William

* "It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is
mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work
and desire are invincible."
Gaines, Thomas Robert

* “One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you don’t know.”

Galbraith J.K. (1908- )


* "People are the common denominator of progress. So ... no improvement is
possible with unimproved people, and advance is certain when people are
liberated and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the importance of
roads, railroads, power plants, mills and the other familiar furniture of
economic development .... But we are coming to realize ... that there is
certain sterility in economic monuments that stand alone in a sea of
illiteracy. Conquest of illiteracy comes first."
Galbraith J.K.

* "People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather
than surrender any material part of their advantage."
Galbraith J.K.

* "The greater the wealth, the thicker will be the dirt."
Galbraith, J.K.

* "Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness."

* “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

Galileo, Galilei


* “If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.”

Galsworthy, John


* "Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic
Gambetta, Leon-Michel

* "In general, whatever experience you have,
whether dreams or real,
If you cling to them as real, they will become
an obstacle.
If you know them as illusion, they become the path."
Lord Gampopa (The Songs of)

* “The power to question is the basis of all human progress.”

Gandhi, Indria



* "There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take
the credit. Try to be in the first group there is less competition there."
Gandhi, Indria

* “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”

Gandhi, Indria

* "All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us
is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others."
Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1984)

* "All we can do is serve and leave it at that."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* " Almost anything you do will seem insignificant but it is very important
that you do it ... You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake
the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to
remake ourselves."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "Be the change you want to see in the world."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the
multiplication but in the deliberate and voluntary restriction of wants.
This alone promotes happiness and contentment, and increases the capacity
for service."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* Every living faith must have within itself the power of rejuvenation if it is to live.”

Gandhi, Mahatma


* "Formally, human beings were made slaves under physical compulsion; now
they are enslaved by the temptation of money and the luxuries that money
can buy."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* Gandhi's Seven Social Sins.
POLITICS Without Principles
WEALTH Without Work
COMMERCE Without Morality
EDUCATION Without Character
PLEASURE Without Conscience
SCIENCE Without Humanity
WORSHIP Without Sacrifice
Gandhi, Mahatma

("Policies without principles'
Pleasure without conscience
Wealth without work
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice.")
(minor variation of Gandhi/Mike McCrea, wfs))

* "Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "Increase of material comforts, it many be generally laid down does not
in any way whatsoever contribute to moral growth."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson which is
to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy,
even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move
the world."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "I shall pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do or any
kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not
defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "It is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an
unjust empire to save their honour, their religion, their soul and lay the
foundation for that empire's fall or its regeneration."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
Gandhi, Mahatma


* Keep my word positive. Words become my behaviors. Keep my behaviours positive. Behaviors become my habits. Keep my habits positive. Habits become my values. Keep my values positive. Values become my destiny.”
Gandhi, Mahatma

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if were to live forever."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "Power, privilege, and position are great resources. Use them well. Do
not become attached to them; for when we do, we begin to lose our moral
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an
indomitable will."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would
suffice to solve most of the world's problems."
Gandhi, Mahatma


* “The future depends on what we do in the present.”

Gandhi, Mahatma

*  “The purpose of life to is to know oneself. And in order to do that we must learn to identify with all that lives.”

Gandhi, Mahatma


* "The moment the slave resolves that they will no longer be a slave their
fetters fall ... freedom and slavery are mental states."(*)
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "The true source of rights is duty. If we all discharge our duties,
rights will not be far to seek. If leaving duties unperformed we run after
rights, they will escape us like a will-o'-the-wisp. The more we pursue
them, the further they will fly."
Gandhi, Mahatma
(Or * "Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth
having." Gandhi, Mahatma)

* "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "Those who know how to think need no teachers."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to
argue disbelief in the dignity of the human race."(*)
Gandhi, Mahatma

* “We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or space us.”
Gandhi, Mahatma


* "Western man has one foot in the past, one foot in the future and pisses
on the present.'
Gandhi, Mahatma

* "With each true friendship, we build more firmly the foundation on which
the peace of the whole world rests."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* “You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.”

Gandhi, Mahatma


* “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Gandhi, Mahatma


* "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."
Gandhi, Mahatma

* “The difference between a smart person and a wise one, is that a smart one knows what to say, a wise one knows whether or not to say it.”

Garafola, Frank M.


* "Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get."
Gardner, Dave

* “There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are.”

Gardner, John


* "If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more
effective in helping them to become better than they are."
Gardner, John W.

* “Life isn’t a mountain that has a summit. Nor a game that has a final score. Life is an endless unfolding, and if we wish it to be, an endless process of self-discovery, an endless and unpredictable dialogue between our own potentialities and the life situations in which we find ourselves.”

Gardner, John W.


* “The best kept secret in America today is that people would rather work hard for something they believe in than enjoy a pampered idleness.”

Gardner, John W.

(That might be true for some, but certainly not all … and possibly not a majority? bl)

* "The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a
humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an
exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy.
Neither its pipes not its theories will hold water."
Gardner, John W.

* "The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the
individual the burden of pursuing their education."(*)
Gardner, John W.

* "When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless."
Gardner, John W.

* "If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon
the heart. The spirit should not grow old."
Garfield, James A.

* "We do not need more people. We do not need more money. We do not need
more materials. What we do need is something to give a person a new spirit
... The problem of today is the people of today. It is people that make the
times and not the times that make people. The trouble is with people
Garrett, Paul

* "Fear grows out of things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion
grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts."
Garrison, Barbara

* “Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it.”

Gass, Robbie


* "At every moment of my life there open before me diverse possibilities: I
can do this or that. If I do this. I shall be A the moment after; if I do
that I shall be B .... People must not only make themselves; the weightiest
thing they have to do is to determine what they are going to be."
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y, (History as a System)

* "Civilization is nothing else but the attempt to reduce force to being
the last resort."
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y

* “Life means to have something definite to do – a mission to fulfil – and in the measure in which we avoid something, we make it empty. Human life, by its very nature, has to be dedicated to something.”
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y


* "One age cannot be completely understood if all the others are not
understood. The song of history can only be sung as a whole."
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y

* “Be great ancestors to the generations yet to come.”

Gates, Bill


* “Collecting data is only the first step toward wisdom, but sharing data is the first step toward community.”

Gates, Henry Louis Jr  (IBM/Linux Commercials)


* "Nothing is art if it does not come from nature, as from nature come the most beautiful and extraordinary shapes. Furthermore, nature is the masterpiece of the Creator."

Gaudi, Antoni


* “In order to cause a shadow to disappear you must shine light on it.”

Gawain, Shakti (American writer 1948-)

(‘All you need to cause a shadow to disappear is to shine light on it.’)

* "Like the proverbial pebble dropped into a still pond, the shifts of
consciousness we make in our personal lives send out tiny but important
waves that ripple over the surface of the whole."
Gawain, Shakti


* "The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment."
Gay, John.

* "It is the most persistent and greatest human adventure in human history,
this search to understand the universe, how it works and where it came
Gell-Ma ( American theoretical physicist 1929-)

* "All religions teach us to help people whenever we can. All religions
teach us to play fair and not to hit or kill or steal or cheat. All
religions teach us we should be forgiving and cut people some slack when
they mess up, because someday we will mess up too. All religions teach us
to love our families, to respect our parents and to make new families when
we grow up. Religions all over the world teach the same right way to live."
Gelman, Marc (Rabbi) and Hartmen, Thomas (Msgr), (American clergyman

* “Leadership cannot be taught; it can be learned.”

Genneen, Harold S.

(Ex CEO ITT, 1910-1997)


* "True friendship comes when the silence between tow people is comfortable."
Gentry, David Tyson


* "A person may be allowed to change their opinions never their principles"
George III (1738-1820)

* “Social progress makes the well-being of all more and more the business of each.”

George, Henry


* "Those who by any exertion of mind or body add to the aggregate of
enjoyable wealth, increases the sum of human knowledge or gives to human
life higher elevation or greater fullness -- they are, in the larger
meaning of the words, a producer, a working man, a labourer, and are
honestly earning honest wages."(*)
George, Henry

* "We cannot too often tell ourselves that the real wealth of a nation --
the only enduring, worthwhile wealth -- is in the spiritual, mental and
physical health of the citizens, and that in a democracy we are all
Gepp, Sir Herbert

* "To understand and to be understood makes our happiness on earth."
German proverb

* “What is the use of running when we are not on the right road?”

German proverb


* “I happened to be the only child. So it wasn’t so much what I wanted from life as my responsibilities.”

Getty, Paul


* "I leave everything to the young people. You've got to give the young
authority and responsibility if you're going to build up an organization.
otherwise you'll always be the boss yourself and you won't leave anything
behind you."(*)
Giannini, A.P. (70)

* "Trust gives me my freedom and my fear takes it away."
Gibb, Jack (Trust)

* "The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators."
Gibbon, Edward

* "One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the
shore for a very long time."
Gide, Andre

* "The world will be saved by one or two people."
Gide, Andre

* "A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much
knowledge that is idle."
Gibran, Kahlil (1883-1931)

* "A wise person approaches with their touch to light up the path of the
human race."(*)
Gibran, Kahlil

* "Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms and bids us enjoy her
Gibran, Kahlil

* "Seek counsel of the aged, for their eyes have looked on the faces of the
years and their ears have hearkened to the voices of life."
Gibran, Kahlil

* "Teachers ... If they are wise do not bid you enter the house of their
wisdom, but rather they lead you to (and even beyond) the threshold of your
own mind."
Gibran, Kahlil

* "The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its
learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its children." (*)
Gibran, Kahlil

* "When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the
hours turns to music. To love life through labor is to be intimate with
life's inmost secret. All work is empty save when there is love, for work
is love made visible."
Gibran, Kahlil

* "Will ever the day come when the wise link the joy of knowledge to
youth's dream."
Gibran, Kahlil

* “Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.”

Gibran, Kahlil


* "Wisdom is not in words;
Wisdom is meaning within words."
Gibran, Kahlil

* "Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only
with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the
gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy."
Gibran, Kahlil, (The Prophet (1923) 'On Work')

* "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you
give of yourself that you truly give."
Gibran, Kahlil (The Prophet)

* "Your children are not children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They came through you but not from you
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot
visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like the, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward or tarries with yesterday."
Gibran, Kahlil (The Prophet (1923) 'On Work')

* "Your daily life is your temple and your religion,
Whenever you enter into it take with you your all."
Gibran, Kahlil

* "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your
Gibran, Kahlil

* “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.”

Gibson, William


* “Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”

Gide, Andre (French novelist 1869-1951)


* "Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to
keep going back and beginning all over again"
Gide, Andre
( Or "When will they ever learn"! Anon/bl)

* “In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.”

Gide Andre

* "One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to loose sight of the
shore for a very long time."
Gide, Andre
(Or: * "You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose
sight of the shore.")

* "It is not only our errors which ruin us, but our way of conducting
ourselves after committing them."
Gilbert, Yvette

* "The employer generally gets the employees they deserve." (*)
Gilby, Walter

* "The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision
of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that
service into the wellbeing of the community -- these are the most vital
things education must try to produce."
Gildersleeve, Virginia C.

* "People must work. That is certain as the sun. But they may work
grudgingly or they may work gratefully; they may work as a person, or they
may work as a machine. There is no work so rude that they may not exult it;
no work so impassive, that they may not breathe a soul into it; no work so
dull that they may not enliven it."
Giles, Henry

* "By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life."
Girard, Jean Baptiste

* "For the person sound in body and serene in mind there is no such thing
as bad weather."(*)
Gissing, George

* "Whenever you are too selfishly looking out for your own interest, you
are only one person working for you -- yourself. When you help a dozen
other people with their problems, you have a dozen people working with
Given, William B. Jr.

* "How little do politics affect the life, the moral life of a nation. One
single good book influences the people a vast deal more."
Gladstone, William (English Politician 1809-1898)

* "The Human Race, itself, is the crowning wonder of creation; the study of
its nature the noblest study the world affords."
Gladstone, William

* “The proper function of a government is to make it easy for people to do good, and difficult for them to do evil.”
Gladstone, William


* "To comprehend a person's life, it is necessary to know not merely what
they do, but what they purposely leave undone. There is a limit to the work
that can be got out of a human body or a human brain, and those are wise
people who waste no energy on pursuits for which they are not fitted and
they are still wiser who, from among the things that they can do well,
choose and resolutely follow the best.(*)
Gladstone, William

* "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love
of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of Peace."
Gladstone, William

* "You cannot fight against the future -- time is on our side."
Gladstone, William

* "In life as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goal
posts are."
Glasgow, Arnold

* "It doesn't take great people to do things, but it is doing things that
make them great."(*)
Glasgow, Arnold

* "Knowledge doesn't pay -- it is what you do with it that matters."
Glasgow, Arnold

* "Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time."
Glasgow, Arnold

* "The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before we’re ready for it."
Glasgow, Arnold


* "The true measure of a person is not the number of servants they have,
but the number of people they serve."
Glasgow, Arnold

* " You'll break the worry habit the day you decide you can meet and master
the worst that can happen to you."
Glasgow, Arnold

* " You're immature if you can't accept reality or responsibility."
Glasgow, Arnold

* "People are afraid of the future, of the unknown. If a person faces up
to it, and takes the dare of the future, they can have some control over
their destiny. That's an exciting idea to me, better than waiting with
everybody else to see what's going to happen."
Glenn, Jr, John H.

* "We have an infinite amount to learn both from nature and from each
Glenn, Jr, John H.

* “Just remember – when you think all is lost, the future remains.”

Goddard, Bob


* “Remember, no matter how bad things get in life, we always have a choice. We get to choose our attitude. And positive wins every time.”

Godson, Suzi (The Times – body & soul, 27 May 2006, p22)

* "The souls that perpetually overflow with kindness and sympathy will
always be cheerful."
Godwin, Parke

* "All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of time; but
to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly till they
take firm root in our personal experience."
Goethe, Johann W. von (1749-1832).


* “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten but they may start a winning game.”

Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only
through action. Strive to do thy duty; then shalt thou know what is in
Goethe, Johann W. von

* “Ignorant people raise questions that wise people answered a thousand years ago. (*)

Goethe, Johann W. von


* "It is not just as we take it,
This mystical world of ours,
Life's field will yield as we make it
A harvest of thorns or of flowers."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do"
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Let everyone sweep in front of their own door and the whole world will
be clean."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Lose This day Loitering
Lose this day loitering - 'twill be the same story
To-morrow - and the next more dilatory;
Each indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.
Are you in earnest? seize this very minute -
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated -
Begin it, and then the work will be completed!"
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Nine requisites for contented living:
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbour.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things that are important.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Nothing is worth more than this day."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "The best of all governments is that which teaches us to govern ourselves."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* " Those who are plenteously provided for from within need but little from without."(*)
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "To make sacrifices in big things is easy, but to make sacrifices in
little things is what we are seldom capable of."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Unlike grownups, children have little need to deceive themselves."
Goethe, Johann W. von

* “We can really respect a man only if he doesn’t always look out for himself.”

Goethe, Johann W. von


* " We must not hope to be mowers,
And to gather the ripe gold ears,
Unless we have first been sowers
And watered the furrows with tears.
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Whatever liberates our spirit without giving us self-control is
Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Whatever you can do,  or dream you can, begin it,
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now."
Goethe, Johann W. von


* "What one doesn't understand one doesn't possess."

Goethe, Johann W. von

* "Modern humanity is rapidly destroying the natural world on which it
depends for survival. If current trends persist, in a few decades the
biosphere will cease to be capable of supporting complex forms of life."
Goldsmith, Edward

* "Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbours of
tolerance are apathy and weakness."
Goldsmith, Sir James

* "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips."
Goldsmith, Oliver

* “From concentration comes the birth of wisdom. Meditation begins with calming the mind and collecting the attention. In addition to the feelings of restfulness and peace, the state of concentration also becomes the basis for deepening insight and wisdom. We find ourselves opening to the world’s suffering as well as to its great beauty.”

Goldstein, Joseph


* “Respect leads to caring – a quality of impeccability in what we do. Respect and faith nourish each other and give birth to many skilful actions. As we foster the quality of respect in our lives, we can also begin to see the world in a different light. The tone of caring that arises from giving respect can transform how we interact with society. We begin to explore the possibilities of service, of taking an active role in seeing what needs doing and lending our energy to those endeavours. Compassion motivates us to act, and wisdom ensures the means are effective.”

Goldstein, Joseph


* "From success you get lots of things, but not that great inside thing that
love brings."
Goldwyn. Sam

”Native Americans used to make decisions based on how it would affect seven generations ahead. How many of our politicians who vote against environmental protection are thinking of their children? Their grandchildren? Either they are stupid or they do not care about children.”

Goodall, Jane


* "Look to the past for guidance into the future."
Goodkin, Robert Jacob


* "Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important
ongoing activity."
Goodman, Paul

* "Remember that happiness is a way of travel -- not a destination."
Goodman, Roy M.

* "The present-day global landscape is one of profound crisis, which could
end either in the death of humankind or in the breakthrough to a new
civilization .... It is up to all of us who live today on this planet ...."
Gorbachev, Mikhail

* “The real definition of loneliness .. is to live without responsibility.”

Gordimer, Nadine, (Nobel Literature 1991)


* “The surest way to lose the truth is to pretend that one already wholly possesses it.”

Gordon, Allport


* “Only mothers really think of the future – because they give birth to it in their children.”

Gorky, Maxim


* "We give birth to the future in our children."
Gorky, Maxim

* "When work is pleasure, life is a joy. When work is duty, life is
Gorky, Maxim
(But "When duties are pleasures does not that result in life really having
joy and meaning???"bl)

* "When the power of love overcomes the love of power then there will be
true peace."
Gosh, Sri Chin Moi

* “The very essence of human progress is applying new knowledge in new ways, continuously making the old way of doing things obsolete. Organizations don’t make progress, people do. The organization is just a vehicle for human cooperation. Its form adapts as the needs of the people adapt, and peoples’ needs change with the progressive acquisition of new knowledge.”

Gouillart, Francis and Kelly, James


* “The center of human nature is rooted in ten thousand ordinary acts of kindness that define our days.”

Gould, Stephen Jay


* "Wisdom is the harmony between our mind and the laws of reality. Morality
is the harmony between our convictions and our actions. Concentration is
the harmony between our feelings, our knowledge and our will. The unity of
all our creative forces in the experience of a higher reality."
Govinda, Anagarika

* "A weak spirit does more harm than a weak body."
Gracian, Balthasar (1601-1658)

* "A wise person gets more use from their enemies than a fool from their
friends." (*)
Gracian, Balthasar

* “Hope is a great falsifier of truth.”

Gracian, Balthasar


* “A wise person is always consistent in their qualities.”

Gracian, Balthasar


* "Even knowledge has to be in fashion and where it is not it is wise to
affect ignorance."
Gracian Balthasar

* "It is a proof of wisdom to remain clear sighted during rage."
Gracian Balthasar


* "Knowledge without wisdom is double folly."
Gracian Balthasar

* "Many would be wise if they did not think themselves wise."
Gracian Balthasar


* "Some are born wise and with this natural advantage enter upon their studies with half their journey to success already mastered."
Gracian Balthasar


* "Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand."
Gracian Balthasar

* "The care of the wise must guard against the snare of the wicked."
Gracian, Balthasar


* "There is no one who has not a counter balance to their most conspicuous merit, and if it is nourished it may grow to be a tyrant.."
Gracian Balthasar

* "The wise do not leave it to chance. Luck can be assisted by care."
Gracian, Balthasar


* "The wise person does at once what a fool does later."
Gracian, Balthasar


* "The wise person hopes for the best but always expects the worst and receives what comes with equanimity."
Gracian, Balthasar


* “Three things make a person happy: health, holiness and wisdom.”

Gracian Balthasar


* "Wise people appreciate everyone, for they see the good in each."
Gracian Balthasar

* "Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit."
Gracian Balthasar

* "You must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the centre of opportunity."
Gracian Balthasar

* "People are not great because of their technique; they are great because
of their passion."
Graham, Martha (after)

* "There is a vitality, alife force, a quickening, that is trnaslated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any medium, and be lost. it is not your business to determine how good it is, or how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly."

Graham Martha (dancer/choreographer 1894-1991)


* "You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You
must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the
energy that created the world."
Graham, Sheila

* "I am a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist of will."
Gramsci, Anthonio

* “Our children and grandchildren – and unborn generations to come – are depending on us …. To make the wise decisions that will determine their future. The choice is in our hands.”

Grant, James P. (former executive director of UNICEF)


* "I don't really feel my poems are mine at all. I didn't create them out
of nothing. I owe them to my relations with other people."
Graves, Robert

* "A bore is a person who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company."(*)
Gravina, Gian Vincenzo

* "Human beings who leave behind them no great achievements, but only a sequence of small kindnesses, have not had wasted lives."
Gray, Charlotte (1937-)

* "The real challenge in life is not just getting what you want but continuing to want what you have."
Gray, John, (author 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus'.)

* "As for boys and girls, it is one of the sorriest mistakes to talk down to them: almost always your lad of fifteen thinks more simply, more fundamentally than you do; and what they accept as good coin is not facts or precepts, but feelings and convictions."
Grayson, David (American journalist, 1870-1946)

* “A society grows great when olf men plants tress whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Greek proverb


* “Better a drop of wisdom than an ocean of gold.”

Greek proverb


* "The believer is happy, the doubter wise."
Greek Proverb

* "The darkest hour in the history of any young person is when they sit down to study how to get money without honestly earning it."(*)
Greeley, Horace

* "We're reaching the point where the change process becomes much faster
... it may have taken us ten years to get to that point, but from there on,
it isn't ten more years to get the same distance. It's more like in one
year, we've changed more than we did in ten and the next year we're
changing the same degree in three months."
Green, Fred
('Obviously this process cannot continue indefinitely!' bl)

* “Most people say that as you get old, you have to give up things. I think you get old because you give up things.”

Green, Theodore Francis (Senator of Rhode Island)


* "Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim."
Greene, Graham

* "Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age. When the sense of curiosity has withered."
Greene, Graham


* "The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths."
Greene, Graham

* "Both teaching and rational inquiry, at their creative and inspired best,
thus lead us to the very threshold of ultimate mystery and induce in us a
sense of profound humility and awe."
Greene, Theodore Meyer

* "Responsibility ... requires that a person think, speak and act as if
personally accountable to all who may be affected by his or her thoughts,
words and deeds ... Awareness is important ... Am I moving in the right
direction? Is my sense of responsibility growing, deepening, becoming
sharper and more insistent? ... a sense of responsibility is an attitude, a
Greenleaf, Robert K.

* "If you want to understand yourselves, (find a way to) be yourselves and you will."
Greenwald, Franklin

* "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life."
Greer, Germine

* "The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy and envy."
Greer, Germine

* "The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity."
Gregg, Alan

* “Be not anxious about what you have, but about what you are.”

Gregory I, Pope St.


* “Creating a positive future begins in human conversation. The simplest and most powerful investment any member of a community or an organization may make in renewal is to begin talking with other people as though the answers mattered.”

Greider, William (adapted from ‘Who Will Tell the People’)


* "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
Grellet, Stephen

* "There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy."
Grenfell, Joyce

* “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”

Gretzky, Wayne


* "The function of values is to give us the illusion of purpose in life."
Grier, John P.
(Or: "It is our values that give live meaning." BL)

* "You are only young once, but you can be immature forever."
Grier, John P.

* "Democracy has survived because time and again it has proved, under
stress, its ability to harmonise and make productive, in every sphere of
thought and action, the individual and the social instincts innate in man.
In these respects it has demonstrated its superiority over all other
political philosophies. All try to draw the line between the opportunities
and responsibilities of the individual and those of society, but none draws
it so subtly, in accordance with reality, as democracy."
Griswold, A Whitney

* "Not to know certain things is a great part of wisdom."
Grotius, Hugo (1583-1645)

* "There is at least one point in history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline."
Grove, Andy


* "Without focus, the resources and energy of the organisation will be spread a mile wide and they will be an inch deep. If you are wrong you will die. But most organisations don’t die because they are wrong; most die because they don’t commit themselves."
Grove, Andy


* "The Millennium coincides with the base of the exponential growth of all
humanities measures and adventures. Lets look upwards and enjoy the ride
but make sure no one falls off."
Gubler, Abraham

* “To teach people to read without teaching them not to believe everything they read is only to prepare them for a new slavery.”

Guehenno, Jean


* "The best of all the preachers are the people who live their creeds."(*)
Guest, Edgar A. (1881-1959)

* "The Revolution is made by people, but they must forge their
revolutionary spirit from day to day."(*)
* Che Guevara (1928-1967)

* "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty."
Guitry, Sacha

* “Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.”

Gustafson, Melanie


* "It is one thing to recognize the right - and responsibility - of parents
to educate their children as members of a family, and quite another to
claim this right of familial education extends to a right of parents to
insulate their children from exposure to ways of life or thinking that
conflicts with their own. Children are not simply the property or
responsibility of their parents, they are also our future citizens."
Gutmann, Amy (American educator)

* "Don't worry, Don't hurry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So be sure to stop and small the flowers."
Hagen, Walter

* "Smile to yourself until you have warmed your own heart with the sunshine
of your cheery countenance. Then go out -- and radiate your smile."
Hagspiel, Bruno

* "We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our
Haida saying

* "From the fact that there are 400,000 species of beetles on this planet,
but only 8,000 species of mammals, he (Haldane) concluded that the Creator,
if He exists, has a special preference for beetles."
Haldane, J.B.S.

* "Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we
suppose, but queerer than we can suppose ... I suspect that there are more
things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in
any philosophy."
Haldane, J.B.S.

* “I am only one, but I am still one I cannot do everything but still I am one I cannot do everything but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

Hale, Edward Everett


* "Ability is useless, unless it is used."
Half, Robert

* "Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens."
Half, Robert

* "People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to."
Half, Robert

* "There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want
to do."
Half, Robert (The Forbes Book of Business Quotations, p841)
(Or: "There's no such thing as enough time if you are doing what you want
to"? BL)

* "When a person is wrong and won't admit it, they always gets angry." (*)
Haliburton, Thomas Chandler

* "Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one."
Lord Halifax (George Savile).


* "Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been
Lord Halifax (George Savile).

* "Service is the rent that we pay for our room on earth."
Lord Halifax (George Savile)

* "The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past."
Lord Halifax (George Savile).

* "They who are of the opinion that money will do everything, may very well
be suspected to do everything for money."
Lord Halifax (George Savile)

* "Those that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but they
will do very few things."(*)
Lord Halifax (George Savile).

* "True merit, like a deep river, the deeper it is, the less noise it
Lord Halifax (George Savile).

* "The trouble with mankind in general is that it has not yet grown up."
Hall, G. Stanley


* "Every day is a little life, and our whole life is but a day repeated.
Therefore live every day as if it would be the last. Those that dare lose a
day, are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it are desperate."
Hall, Joseph

* "Liberty is not an absolute; indeed, granting total freedom to one
individual could theoretically result in the restriction of freedom for
everyone else. Social control is essential if rights are to have meaning."
Hall, Kermit ('The Bill of Rights: Liberty and Original Intent')

* “There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.”

Halsey, William (The Gallant Hours)


* "In framing a government which is to be administered by people over other
people, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the
government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to
control itself."
Hamilton, Alexander

* "When the freedom they wish for most was the freedom from responsibility,
then Athens ceased to be free and never was free again."
Hamilton, Edith

* "Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only
those who keep their eye fixed on the far horizon find their right
Hammarskjold, Dag


* "In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our
answers to all the questions that life puts to us."
Hammarskjold, Dag

* Only those who justify it every day, deserve power.”

Hammarskjold, Dag

* “ To let (yourself) be bound by a duty from the moment you see it approaching is a part of the integrity that alone justifies responsibility.”

Hammarskjold, Dag


* "We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in
short supply at the end of history. It is up to us to light our own small
fires in the darkness."
Handy, Charles

* "Beginning the day, I see that life is a miracle. Attentive to each
moment, I keep my mind clear like a calm river."
Hanh, Thich Nhat

* "Do we need to make a special effort to enjoy the beauty of the blue sky?
Do we have to practice to be able to enjoy it? No, we just enjoy it.
Each second, each minute of our lives can be like this.
Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine,
the presence of each other, even the sensation of our breathing.
We don't need to go to China to enjoy the blue sky.
We don't have to travel into the future to enjoy our breathing.
We can be in touch with these things right now."
Hanh, Thich Nhat

* “The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.”

Hanh, Thich Nhat

* "Touching the present moment is the door to everything."
Hanh, Thich Nhat




* "Understanding is the fruit of looking deeply ... This present moment
contains the past and the future. The secret of transformation ... lies in
our handling of this very moment."
Hanh, Thich Nhat
(Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher and author)

* “Walk slowly. Don't rush. Each step brings you to the best moment of your life, the present moment.”

Hanh, Thich Nhat


* "When we look deep into the heart of a flower, we see clouds, sunshine,
minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it. Without
clouds there could be no rain, and there would be no flowers."
Hanh, Thich Nhat

* "Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human
relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that people, do not
live by bread alone."
Hannah, John A.

* "Never be afraid to sit awhile and think"
Hansberry, Lorraine


* "The greatest truths are the simplest; and so are the greatest people."
Hare, Julius, C.

* “Books give not wisdom where not was before. But where some is there reading makes more.”

Hardwick, Elizabeth


* "It would indeed be a tragedy if the history of the human race proved to
be nothing more than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a
petrol dump."
Lord Harlech

* "Business has become, in this last half century, the most powerful
institution on the planet. The dominant institution in any society needs to
take responsibility for the whole ..."
Harman, Willis (Global Mind Change)

* "Throughout history, the really fundamental changes in societies have
come about not from dictates of government and the results of battles but
through vast numbers of people changing their minds -- sometimes only a
little bit."
Harman, Willis (Global Mind Change.)

* "We are alienated from nature .... We are alienated from our work, since
that has in so many cases become devoid of meaning. We are alienated from
each other ... And, being deeply confused about our own being, we are
alienated from ourselves."
Harman, Willis and Hormann, John

* "When historians look back on the 20th century they will say that the
most significant change was the change of the mind, a quiet, but pervasive
change of mind."
Harman, Willis

* "There are only two worries in this world: The worry that you can resolve
-- so do something about it!
The worry that you can't resolve -- so forget about it."
Harper, Mike

* “A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; they are those who are prematurely disappointed in the future.”

Harri, Sydney J.


* "A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; they
are ones who are prematurely disappointed in the future."
Harris, Sydney J. (American newspaper columnist 1917-1986)

"It is surprising how many people go through life without ever
recognising that their feelings toward other people are largely determined
by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within
yourself, you can not be comfortable with others."
Harris, Sydney J.

* "Many people know how to work hard; many others know how to play well;
but the rarest talent in the world is the ability to introduce elements of
playfulness into work, and to put some constructive labour into our
Harris, Sydney J.


* “men may be divided almost any way we please, but I have found the most useful distinction to be made between those who devote their lives to conjugating the verb ‘to be’ and those who spend their lives conjugating the verb ‘to have’.

Harris, Sydney J.

* "Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing
themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues.
Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to
ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?"
Harris, Sydney J.


* “Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.”
Harris, Sydney J.

* "Regret for the things we did
can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we
did not do that is inconsolable."
Harris, Sydney J.

* "The pessimist sees only the tunnel; the optimist sees the light at the
end of the tunnel; the realist sees the tunnel and the light and the next
Harris, Sydney J.
(And: "Those of you who are happiest are those who are able to enjoy life
in tunnels, even when there is little or no light' bl)

* "The real danger is not that machines will begin to think like men, but
that men will begin to think like machines."
Harris, Sydney J.

* "The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."
Harris, Sydney J.

* “Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.”

Harrison, Barbara Grizzuti


* "It is never safe to look into the future with the eyes of fear."
Harrison, E.H.

* "The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most
important part of happiness. We need to be careful, upon achieving
happiness, not to lose the virtues which have produced it."
Harrison, Harry.

* "Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life."
Hart, Josephine

* "If, of all words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are, 'It might have been',
More sad are these we daily see:
'It is, but hadn't ought to be!' "
Harte, Bret

* “The most powerful way to change the world is to secretly commit little acts of compassion. You must achieve as if your every act, even the smallest, impacted a thousand people for a hundred generations. Because it does.”

Hartmann, Thom


* “Do you commit the error, common among the young of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.”

Hartog, Jan de


* "For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest."
Hasidic saying

* "The person who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn."(*)
Haskins, Henry S.

* "Don't be afraid that your life will end; be afraid that it will never
Hassen, Grace

* “Strategic planning for the future is the most hopeful indication of our increasing social intelligence.”

Hastie, William


* "Strategy is better than strength"
Hausa proverb

* "Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between
Havel, Vaclav
("& wisdom is to know what can be usefully done with that knowledge." bl)

* "Hope is a state of mind, not of the world; it is a dimension of the
soul, and it's not essentially dependent on some particular observation of
the world or estimate of the situation. It is the ability to work for
something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to
Havel, Vaclav

* "Hope is not a feeling of certainty, that everything ends well. Hope is
just a feeling that life and work have meaning, regardless of how they turn
Havel, Vaclav

* "The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human
heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and in human
responsibility. Without a global resolution in human consciousness nothing
will change for the better in the sphere of our being as humans, and the
catastrophe toward which this world is headed - be it ecological, social,
demographic, or general breakdown of civilization - will be inevitable."
Havel, Vaclav

* "Truth is not merely what we are thinking, but also why, to whom and
under what circumstances we say it."
Havel, Vaclav

* "We live in a post modern world where nearly everything is possible and
nothing is certain."
Havel, Vaclav

* “All wisdom is not taught in your school.”

Hawaiian proverb


* "Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. 'I
cannot', never accomplished anything; 'I will try', has wrought wonders."
Hawes, Joel

* “Failure can be divided into those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought”

Hawkins, David E. (‘The Bending Moment’ 2005, p262)


* "In effect, we have redefined the task of science to be the discovery of laws that will enable us to predict events up to the limits set by the uncertainty principle."
Hawking, Stephen (A Brief History of Time, 1988)

* "The behaviour of the universe on a very large scale seems to be simple and not chaotic."
Hawking, Stephen

* "Happiness is as a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
Hawthorne, Nathaniel

* "Happiness is feeling good about yourself."
Hay, Louise

* "Outside the sphere of individual responsibility there is neither
goodness or badness .... Only where we ourselves are responsible for our
own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value."
Hayer, Friedrich, A. (The Road to Serfdom)

* " Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't
original sin. They are born with the tragedy that they have to grow up ...
a lot of people don't have the courage to do it."
Hayes, Helen

* “Effective managers live in the present – but concentrate on the future.”

Hayes, James L.


* "Man is an intellectual animal, and therefore an everlasting
contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to
the ends of the universe; so that he is torn in pieces between the two,
without a possibility of it ever being otherwise."
Hazlitt, William

* "The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much."
Hazlitt, William

* "The Human Race is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for they are
the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are,
and what they might have been."(*)
Hazlitt, William

* "The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love
of ourselves."
Hazlitt, William

* “The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.”

Hazlitt, William


* "We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations
meet with give us courage to proceed, or dampen our efforts."
Hazlitt, William

* "All of us must rid ourselves of the illusion that we can buy our way out
of the problems of today by mortgaging the future."
Heath, Edward (see Atlee, Clement)

* “Those who do not teach their children a trade teach them to be robbers.” (*)

Hebrew proverb

* "It is better to know nothing than to learn nothing."
Hebrew proverb

* "One hour of learning and good works in this world is better than all the joys of the hereafter."
Hebrew proverb

* "The wise know the value of riches, but the rich do not know the pleasure of wisdom."
Hebrew proverb

* “When the shepherd is angry with his sheep he sends them a blind guide.”

Hebrew proverb

* "If you load responsibility on a person unworthy of it they will always
betray themselves."
Heckscher, August

* "Education is the art of making me ethical."
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

* "Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion."
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

* "What experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments
have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they
might have drawn from it."
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

* "Keep in mind that Tao means how: how things happen. Learn to become more
conscious of what is actually happening."
Heider, John (The Tao of Leadership.)

* "As individuals we move into the future on the mingled accident and
design of our lives."
Heilbroner, Robert L.

* "Here lies extinguished in his prime,
A victim of modernity:
But yesterday he hadn't time --
And now he has eternity."
Hein, Piet

* “When you feel sometimes how slowly you climb. It’s well to remember that Things Take Time.”

Hein, Piet


* "Thought precedes action as lightening does thunder."
Heine, Heinrich

* " A generation which ignores history has no past -- and no future."
Heinlein, Robert A.

* "Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth."
Hellman, Lillian

* "If you understand your own age, read the works of fiction produced in
it. People in disguise speak freely."
Helps, Sir Arthur

* "Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never
thrown away."
Helps, Sir Arthur

* "An important personal quality for a teacher is that they care about
humanity, If they don't, they are taking their pay illegally."
Helwick, Edward C.

* “Never mistake motion for action.”

Hemingway, Ernest

* "There are some things which cannot
be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have,
must be paid heavily for their acquiring.
They are the very simplest things,
and because it takes a person's life to know them,
the little new that each person gets from life
is very costly and the only heritage they have to leave."(*)
Hemingway, Ernest

* "We can't ever go back to old things or try and get the 'old kick' out of
something or find things the way we remembered them. We have them as we
remember them and they are fine and wonderful and we have to go on and have
other things because the old things are nowhere except in our minds now."
Hemingway, Ernest (to Bill Horne, Paris 1923)

* “To me, this is the essence of knowledge sharing. It’s all about contribution, it’s all about the respect for others’ opinions and views; it’s all about a good facilitation and synthesis process; it’s all about the distribution of lessons learned from this knowledge process, and it’s all about access to packaged knowledge and key insights that become the starting points for individual learning.”

Hiebeler, Bob


* “ Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Heinlein, Robert


* "The busy world sometimes forgets that we need sympathy in our happiness
as well as in our sorrow."
Henderson, C. Hanford

* "The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not
expect to sit."
Henderson, Nelson

* “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”

Hendrix, Jimi


* “Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.”

Hennessy, Edward


* "The future arrives of its own accord, progress does not."
Henningsen, Paul, (Danish Designer and Social Critic)

* "The riches we impart are the only wealth we shall always retain."
Henry, Matthew

* "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty,
or give me death."
Henry, Patrick

* "What is research, but a blind date with knowledge?"
Henry, Will

* "One doth but breakfast here, another dines, those that liveth longest
doth but sup; we must all go to bed in another world."
Henshaw, Joseph

* “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”

Hepburn, Audrey


* "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with
what you are expecting to give."
Hepburn, Katharine

* "Most politicians will not stick their necks out unless they sense
grassroots support ... neither you nor I should expect someone else to take
our responsibility."
Hepburn, Katharine

* “Abundance of knowledge does not teach a person to be wise … People who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars.”

Heraclitus (c540-480BC)


* "All things are in a state of flux."


* “Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars.”



* “Much learning does not teach understanding.”

Heraclitus  (or judgement and judgement is the best use of knowledge … bl)


"Out of life, comes death.
and out of death, life,
Out of the young, the old,
and out of the old, the young,
Out of waking, sleep,
and out of sleep, waking,
The stream of creation and dissolution never stops."

* "There is nothing permanent except change." ("Everything flows and
nothing stays.")

* "You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are
continually flowing on."

* "People must not do things for fun. We are not hear for fun. There is no
reference to fun in any Act of Parliament."
Herbert, Sir A.P.

* " For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is
lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost."
Herbert, George

* "The love of learning and the love of money rarely meet."
Herbert, George

* "This is the worst pain a person can suffer: to have insight into much
and power over nothing."

* "Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use."


*“The brighter you are, the more your have to learn.”

Herold, Don

* "Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get
Herold, Don

* "To the natural philosopher, there is no natural object unimportant or
trifling. From the least of Nature's works they may learn the greatest
Herschel, Sir John

* "It is easier to exemplify values than teach them."
Hebburgh, Theodore M.

* "Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it."(*)
Hesse, Hermann

(1877-1962, Siddartha )

* "There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so
many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for
reality and never allow the world within to assert itself."
Hesse, Hermann

* “Leadership is basically a matter of how to be, not how to do it. Leaders need to lead by example, with clear, consistent messages, with values that are ‘moral compasses’ and a sesnse of ethics that works full time.”

Hesselbein, Frances


* "Foundation Stones
In building a firm foundation for Success, here are a few stones to
1. The wisdom of preparation.
2. The value of confidence.
3. The worth of honesty.
4. The privilege of working.
5. The discipline of struggle.
6. The magnetism of character.
7. The radiance of health.
8. The forcefulness of simplicity.
9. The winsomeness of courtesy.
10. The attractiveness of modesty.
11. The inspiration of cleanliness.
12. The satisfaction of serving.
13. The power of suggestion.
14. The buoyancy of enthusiasm.
15. The advantage of initiative
16. The virtue of patience.
17. The rewards of co-operation.
18. The fruitfulness of perseverance.
19. The sportsmanship of losing.
20. The joy of winning."
Hester, Rollo C.

* "Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtly be
seen to be done."
Hewart, Gordon

* “All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of possibilities, and not on certainties.”

Hewlett, William Reddington


* "We ought always to deal justly not only with those who are just to us,
but likewise to those who endeavour to injure us; and this, for fear lest
by rendering them evil for evil, we should fall into the same vice."

*” Wisdom is what’s left after we’ve run out of personal opinions.”

Hightower, Cullen


* “Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.”

Hildebrand, Kenneth


* “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

Hillary, Sir Edmund


* "If I am not for myself who is for me; and being for my own self what am I? If not now when?"
Hillel 'The Elder' (60BC -AD)

* “One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.”

Hillesum, Etty (1914-1943, Dutch diarist)


* "To generate thought is to create life, liveliness, community. What's
important is how the generative power of our thought makes our life vivid
and burns out the dead brush, dead habits, dead institutions."
Hillman, James

* "Talking to children and being 'helped' by them is perhaps the most
important work that we, the adults, may do in our lives, for all that we
make or do in our working weekdays may well be scrap metal or scrap paper
in ten years, but our sons and daughters are the future of the world."
Hills, Laurence D., (President of the Henry Doubleday Research Association,

* "Help thy brother's boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the
Hindu Proverb

* "They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing."
Hindu Proverb

* "Like the bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise person
accepts the essence of different scriptures and sees only the good in all
Hinduism (Srimad Bhagavatam)

* "One should not behave toward others in a way which is disagreeable to
oneself. This is the essence of morality. All other activities are due to
selfish desire."
Hinduism, Mahabharata

* "If we want more brotherhood and goodwill, more intelligence, more clear
thinking, more honesty and sincerity, more tolerance and human
understanding we must concentrate upon cultivating these qualities within
ourselves. There is a natural progression in social advancement from the
individual spirit to the family, to the community, to the nation and to the
world at large. The line of progress can move in no other direction. There
is no substitute for personal integrity."
Hintz, Howard W.

* "True greatness, first of all, is a thing of the heart. It is alive with
robust and generous sympathies. It is neither behind its age nor too far
before it. It is up with its age, and ahead of it just so far as to be able
to lead its march. It cannot slumber, for activity is a necessity of its
existence. It is no reservoir, but a fountain."
Hitchcock, Roswell D.

* "For the foresight of things to come, which is providence, belongs only
to those by whose will they are to come. For those only, and
supernaturally, proceeds prophecy. The best prophet naturally is the best
guesser, they that are most versed and studied in the matters they guess
at; for they hath the most signs to guess by."(*)
Hobbes, Thomas. (1588-1679,The Leviathan 1651.)

* “Prudence is a presumption of the future, contracted from the experience of time past.”
Hobbes, Thomas


* " Words are wise men's counters; they do but reckon by them, but they are
the money of fools."
Hobbes, Thomas

* “It is easier to find a score of people wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.”

Hodge A.A.


* " A compilation of what outstanding people said or wrote at the age of 20
would make a collection of asinine pronouncements."
Hoffer, Eric

* "If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it
must know how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes,
attitudes, values and fantasies on everyday life."
Hoffer, Eric

* "In times of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future, while
the learned usually find themselves beautifully equipped to live in a world that no
longer exists."
Hoffer, Eric

* "It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that
they have no time left to learn."
Hoffer, Eric

* "People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the book who kicks
Hoffer, Eric

* "The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness."
Hoffer, Eric

* "A man and a woman travelled the world in search of happiness. They
finally discovered that true happiness has no destination; rather, it is a
way of travelling."
Holden, Robert

* "Be honest -- have you ever seen a cynical baby?
Have you ever stared into a cot, held a baby's hand and whispered lovingly,
' You're so sweet and cynical'? No? There are no cynical babies!
You are not born cynical. You do not just become cynical. You choose
cynicism. You use cynicism to protect and defend against getting hurt ever
again. You will get hurt, however, because you can't be cynical and happy."
Holden, Robert

* "Blessed are they who can smile at themselves, for they will never cease
to be amused."
Holden, Robert

* "Happiness happens when you let it."
Holden, Robert

* "Happiness is attractive. Once you decide to be happy you attract great
things into your life. Your decision to be happy helps you to radiate and
glow. You light up the world when you are happy."
Holden, Robert

* "Happiness is innate. It is natural. It is your core. By contrast,
unhappiness is learned. It is acquired. it is an outer skin you can grow
out of."
Holden, Robert

* "Happiness is not in things; happiness is in you."
Holden, Robert

* "Happiness is not something you have in your hands or your pockets;
happiness is something you carry in your heart."
Holden, Robert

* "It is never too late to enjoy the moment."
Holden, Robert
(But: "It is always too late to enjoy the moment, if you haven't enjoyed
it." bl)

* "Life is all about being first!
If you want love, be loving first;
if you want trust, be trusting first;
if you want forgiveness, be forgiving first;
if you want honesty, be honest first;
if you want courage, be courageous first;
if you want inspiration, be a Light first!"
Holden, Robert

* "Memo to all managers: catch people enjoying their work.
A happy team will be more inspired, dedicated, lively, energetic, creative,
friendly and stress-proofed than any miserable bunch, no matter how
Holden, Robert

* "Nothing in the world can make you happy;
everything in the world can encourage you to be happy.
Nothing in the world can make you sad;
everything in the world can encourage you to be sad."
Holden, Robert

* "Sometimes in order to be happy in the present moment you have to be
willing to give up all hope of a better past."
Holden, Robert

* "The gift of happiness is wrapped in your heart, not in the world
outside. Your happiness will never be mailed to you, and it can never get
lost in the post! In truth, your happiness has already been delivered, and
it is sitting in your inner mail box - your heart -- waiting to be opened."
Holden, Robert

* "The no.1 Happiness Principle
Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy with what
you do;
Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy with what
you have;
Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy with what
you are;
Unless you are happy with yourself, you will not be happy with what
you are with."
Holden, Robert

* "The only difference between 'happiness is no where' and 'happiness is
now here' is not the event, but how you see the event. Perception is the
Holden, Robert

* "The pursuit of happiness must always fail because it is based on a lie
-- happiness is not outside you. Until you change your belief that
happiness is somewhere else, you will never quite make it!"
Holden, Robert

* "Today is a good day for forgiveness.
Mind you forgiveness is not for everyone.
It is only for those who would like to experience peace, love, joy, bliss,
healing, freedom, total salvation and things like that."
Holden, Robert

* "You who chase happiness so incessantly give up the chase. Stop awhile,
and let happiness chase after you."
Holden, Robert

* "You will never become happy - you can only be happy."
Holden, Robert

* “Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.”

Holland, Josiah Gilbert


* "One thing everybody in the world wants and needs is friendliness."
Holler, William E.

* "What the future holds for us, depends on what we hold for the future.
Hard working today's make high-winning tomorrow's."
Holler, William E.

* "The future always holds something for the people who keep their faith in
Hollis, H.L.

* "There is a price tag on human liberty. That price is the willingness to
accept the responsibilities of being free individuals. Payment of this
price is a personal matter for each of us. It is not something we can get
others to pay for us. To let others carry the responsibilities of freedom
and the work and worry that accompany them -- while we share only in the
benefits -- may be a very human impulse, but it is likely to be fatal."
Holman, Eugene

* "A happy life is made up of little things in which smiles and small
favours are given habitually. A gift sent, a letter written, a call made, a
recommendation given, transportation provided, a cake made, a book lent, a
check sent -- things which are done without hesitation. Kindness isn't
sacrifice so much as it is being considerate for the feelings of others,
sharing happiness, the unselfish thought, the spontaneous and friendly act,
forgetfulness of our own present interest."
Holmes, Carl

* "Without change there is no improvement, there is no hope, there is no
future. Plan for change."
Holmes, John E. (wfs)

* “A child’s hand in yours – what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.”

Holmes, Marjorie


* "A child's education should begin at least 100 years before they are
born." (*)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894) (Also, see Inge, William R.)

* "All life is an experiment"
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* "Historic continuity with the past is not a duty, it is only a
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as
in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail
sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and
not drift, nor lie at anchor."
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* "It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of
wisdom to listen."
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (The Poet at the Breakfast Table 1872, ch 10.)

* “Life is a great bundle of little things.”

Holmes, Oliver Wendell


* "Man is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to affirm the worth of an end, is to create an ideal."
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* "Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a person's upper chamber, if they have common sense on the ground floor."
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* "The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving."
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* “The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.”

Holmes, Oliver Wendell


* “The young person knows the rules, but the old person knows the exceptions.”(*)

Holmes, Oliver Wendell


* “What lies behind us and what lies befre us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* "Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek,
To take one blow, and turn the other cheek;
It is not written what a man shall do
If the rude caitiff smite the other too!"
Holmes, Oliver Wendell Non-Resistance 1861.

* "You commit a sin of omission if you do not utilise all the power that is
within you. All people have claims on man, and to the person with special
talents, this is a very special claim. It is required that a person take
part in the actions and clashes of their time than the peril of being
judged not to have lived at all."(*)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

* “The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.”

Holt, John


* “People do not just get together, they get together to do something.”

Homans G.C. (1995:7, The Human Group)


* "Men in their generations are like the leaves of the trees. The wind
blows and one year's leaves are scattered on the ground; but the trees
burst into bud and put on fresh ones when the spring comes round."

* "To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than."
Homolka, Oscar

* “I don’t know about management techniques as such. I only know about engineering and people. The most important thing is the respect for people within the corporation, and so it’s incumbent on the managers to create an environment within a corporation in which all employees are encouraged to take initiatives in carrying out the work, and doing the work with pleasure.”

Honda, Soichiro


* "I have come to terms with the future. From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth. Plant trees. Kill no living things. Live in harmony with all creatures. I will restore the earth where I am. Use no more of its resources than I need. And listen, listen to what it is telling me."
Hooey, M.J. Slim

* "The great need today in every phase of our social, economical and political life is understanding. It has always been so, but today the need is even greater."
Hook, Charles R.

* "Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.'
Hooker, Richard (1554-1600)

* "I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty;
I woke, and found that life was duty."
Hooper, Ellen Sturgis

* "All progress and growth is a matter of change, but change must be growth
within our social and government concepts if it should not destroy them."
Hoover, Herbert

* “Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.”

Hoover, Herbert


* "In the deep, unwritten wisdom of life there are many things to be learned that cannot be taught. We never know them by hearing them spoken, but we grow into them by experience and recognize them through understanding. Understanding is a great experience in itself, but it does
not come through instruction."
Hope Anthony


* “If you don’t have charity in your heart, you have the worst form of heart trouble.”

Hope, Bob


* “A nation’s greatness resides not in her material resources, but in her will, faith, intelligence, and moral forces.”

Hoppin,  James M.

* "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."
Horace (65-8BC)
(Or "Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it." Horace)

* “Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as blessing every day that fate allows you.”



* “Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.”



* “Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.”



* "Happy the person and happy them alone. Those who are secure within can say tomorrow doesn't matter, for I have lived today."(*)


* “Science  is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life”.



* "The changing year's successive plan
Proclaims mortality to man."

* "To marvel at nothing is just about the one and only thing, Nothing that
can make a person happy and keep them that way."(*)

* "While we're talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, put no
trust in the future."

* "What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to
tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers."
Horner, Marina

* "Our definition of success is unorthodox. We claim that any person who is
honest, fair, tolerant, kindly, charitable of others and well behaved is a
success, no matter what their station in life."
House, Jay E.

* “I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.”

Houston, Whitney

(b 1963)


* "Youth is a frightening age ... so many problems; so little wisdom to
solve them."
Hoving, Walter

* "Every successful person I have heard of has done the best they could
with conditions as they found them, and not waited until the next year for
Howe, Edgar Watson

* "No person would listen to you talk if they didn't know it was their turn
Howe, Ed (E.W.)

* "The greatest thing in the world is for a person to be able to do
something well, and say nothing about it."
Howe, Ed (E.W.)

* "The secret of the person who is universally interesting is that they are
universally interested."
Howells, William Dean

* “He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.”

Howitt, Mary


* “Down in their hearts, wise people know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.”

Hubbard, Elbert (1859-1915, US writer)

* "Everyone is a damn fool for at least five minutes everyday; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."(*)
Hubbard, Elbert

* "Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for
any more than they do."
Hubbard, Elbert

* "It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability
in others is the true test."
Hubbard, Elbert

* "Life is just one damned thing after another."
Hubbard, Elbert

* "Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the
Hubbard, Elbert

* "One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary people but no machine can
do the work of one extraordinary person."
Hubbard, Elbert

* "People are not punished for their sins, but by them."(*)
Hubbard, Elbert

* "Pessimism is only the name that people of weak nerves give to wisdom"
Hubbard, Elbert

* "Power flows to the people who know how. Responsibilities gravitate to
the people who can shoulder them."
Hubbard, Elbert

* “Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.”

Hubbard, Elbert


* “Responsibility is the price of freedom”

Hubbard, Elbert

* "The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one."
Hubbard, Elbert

* "The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way
in which you take it."
Hubbard, Elbert

* To escape criticism -- do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Hubbard, Elbert

* “The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.”

Hubbard, Elbert


* “To know when to be generous and when to be firm – this is wisdom.”

Hubbard, Elbert


* "We work to become, not to acquire."
Hubbard, Elbert

* " Honesty pays, but doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people."

Hubbard, Kin


* "The person who studiously avoids work usually works far harder than the
person who pleasantly confronts it and does it. People who cannot work are
not happy people."
Hubbard, L. Ron

* "To-morrow cheats us all. Why dost thou stay,
And leave undone what should be done to-day?
Begin -- the present minute's in thy power;
But still t'adjourn, and wait a fitter hour,
Is like the clown, who at some river's side
Expecting stands, in hopes the running tide
Will all ere long be past. Fool! not to know
It still has flow'd the same, and will forever flow."

* "A person has to live with themselves and they should see to it that they
always have good company."
Hughes, Charles Evans

* "I believe in work, hard work and long hours of work. people do not break
down from overwork, but from worry and dissipation."
Hughes, Charles Evans

* "As the purse is emptied so the heart is filled."
Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)

* “Have courage for the greatest sorrow of life, and patience for the small one; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake>”

Hugo, Victor


* "If you would civilise a man, begin with his grandmother."
Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)

* Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”

Hugo, Victor

* "No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come."
Hugo, Victor


* “Nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”

Hugo, Victor


* “People do not lack strength; they lack will."
Hugo, Victor

* "Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of
Hugo, Victor


* “There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.”
Hugo, Victor, (Les Miserables, 1862.)

* "The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for
yourself, or more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself."
Hugo, Victor

* “Wisdom is a sacred communion.”

Hugo, Victor

* "Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it."
Hulbert, Harold S.

* “Knowledge without action is not knowledge.”



* “A wise person proportions their beliefs to the evidence.”

Hume, David


* "True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is
best worth doing."
Humphrey, Edward Porter

* "If I believe in something, I will fight for it with all I have. But I do
not demand all or nothing. I would rather get something than nothing.
Professional liberals want the fiery debate. They glory in defeat. The
hardest job for a politician today is to have the courage to be a moderate.
It's easy to take an extreme position."
Humphrey, Hubert H. (U.S. Senator, 1911-1978)

* “The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbour.”

Humphrey, Hubert H.


* "There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough law courts,
to enforce a law not supported by the people."
Humphrey, Hubert H.

* “Those who dare to be fools, are taking the first step in the direction of wisdom.”(*)

Huneker, James Gibbons


* "The believer is happy; the doubter is wise."
Hungarian Proverb

* "Where ambition ends happiness begins."
Hungarian Proverb

* “It takes a clever person to turn cynic and a wise person to be clever enough not to.”

Hurst, Fannie


* "We have no right to dictate through irresponsible action now, or narrow
mindedness, the future of our children."
King Hussein of Jordan

      * “One reason that history repeats itself is that so many people were not listening the first time.”

      Hussey, Margaret

* "Success consists of a series of little daily victories."
Hutar, Laddie F.

* "Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best possible means."
Hutcheson, Francis (1694-1746. An inquiry into the origin of our ideas of
beauty and virtue, 1725, 1,5)

* "Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour, for their
curiosity, their intolerance of shame, the clarity and ruthlessness of
their vision."
Huxley, Aldous

* "Everyone who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify
themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make their life
full, significant, and interesting."
Huxley, Aldous

* "Experience is not what happens to people. It is what a person does with what happens to them."
Huxley, Aldous

* "So long as men worship the Ceasars and Napoleans, Ceasars and Napoleans
will duly arise and make them miserable."
Huxley, Aldous

* "That we do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the
most important of all the lessons that history has to teach."
Huxley, Aldous

* “The great end of life is not knowledge but action.”

Huxley, Aldous


* "There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving
and that's your own self. Your own self,' he repeated. So you have to begin
there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you've
worked on your own corner."
Huxley, Aldous

* " Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally
those who achieve something."
Huxley, Aldous, (Proper Studies 1927, 'Note on Dogma')

* "We are beginning to realize that even the most fortunate of people are
living far below capacity, and that most human beings develop not more than
a small fraction of their potential mental and spiritual efficiency. The
human race, in fact, is surrounded by a large area of unrealised
Huxley, Sir Julian

* "It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.'
Huxley, Thomas H

* “’Learn what is true in order to do what is right’ is the summing up of the whole duty of man”

Huxley, Thomas Henry


* "Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned, and however early a person's training begins, it is probably the last lesson
that they learn thoroughly."(*)
Huxley, Thomas Henry

* "Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
Huxley, Thomas H

* "The consequences of our actions are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men."

Huxley Thomas H.

* "The great end of life is not knowledge, but action."
Huxley, Thomas H.


* “The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is Wisdom.”

Huxley, Thomas H.

* "We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner they can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before they entered it."
Huxley, Thomas H.

* “It does not make much difference what a person studies – all knowledge is related, and the person who studies anything, if they keep at it, will become learned.”(*)

Hypatia of Alexandria


* "I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it It’s the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy."
Iacocca, Lee


* "The thing is, you see, that the strongest man in the world is the man who stands most alone."
Ibsen, Henrik

* “Seeking knowledge

            The cautious guest

            Who comes to the table

            Speaks sparingly

            Listens with ears

            Learns with eyes

            Such is the seeker on knowledge.”

Icelandic proverb


* "All true wisdom is to be found far from the dwellings of men in the great solitudes and it can only be attained through suffering.

Suffering and privation are the only things that can open the mind to that which is hidden from its fellows."(*)

Igjugarjuk, a Caribou Eskimo (1922)


* "I too think that time and space are concepts created by the human mind and that if we attempt to find out what their true natures are, we are compelled to return to the nature of the greater life force."
Ikeda, Daisaku and Toynbee, Arnold (1976.)

* "A just society would be one in which liberty for one person is constrained only by the demands created by equal liberty for another."
Illich, Ivan (1926-2002)

* "In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy."
Illich, Ivan


* “Learned and leisurely hospitality is the only antidote to the stance of deadly cleverness that is acquired in the professional pursuit of objectively secured knowledge. I remain certain that the quest for truth cannot thrive outside the nourishment of mutual trust flowering into a commitment to friendship.”

Illich, Ivan

* "There is a strong tendency for us to over-commit the future, so that when the future becomes present, we seem to be conscious all the time of having an acute scarcity, simply because we have committed ourselves to about 30 hours a day instead of 24."
Illich, Ivan

* "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children."
Indian American Proverb (Also Kenyan proverb)

* Kamini (lust), Kanchana (gold), and Kirti (fame), are the three obstacles of self-realization."
Indian saying

* "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."
Indian saying

* “The greatest virtue is not to do evil, even to our enemies. If we respect ourselves, we will not commit evil, even in the smallest way.”

Indian saying


* “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a spiritual experience.”

Indian saying


* "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice."
Indian saying

* "A person may build themselves a throne of bayonets, but they cannot sit on it."(*)
Inge, William R. (Dean of St. Paul's)

* “It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.”

Inge, William R


* "The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values."
Inge, William R.

* "The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It
is a main cause of revolution, and would soon bring to an end all the
static Utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians."
Inge, William R.

* "The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shout."
Inge, William R.

* "The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for
being so except that they are so."
Inge, William R.

* "The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people
are those who are consuming much and producing little."
Inge, William R.

* "The proper time to influence the character of a child is about 100 years
before it is born."(*)

Inge, William R. (see also: Holmes, Oliver Wendell)

* “There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. ‘You forget’, said the Devil, with a chuckle, ‘that I have been evolving too.’

Inge, William R

* "The right use of leisure is no doubt a harder problem than the right use
of our working hours. The soul is dyed the color of its leisure thoughts.
As a person thinketh in their heart, so they are."
Inge, William R.

* "Few rich people own their own property. The property owns them."(*)
Ingersoll, Robert G.

* "It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."
Ingersoll, Robert G.

("Better to have wisdom without knowledge, than knowledge without wisdom?" bl)

* "My creed is that:
Happiness is the only good.
The place to be happy is here.
The time to be happy is now.
The way to be happy is to make other so.
Ingersoll, Robert G.

* "The true civilization is where everyone gives to every other every right they claims for themselves."
Ingersoll, Robert G. (Limitations of Toleration)

* “As we grow in strength in our spiritual life, we give up the habit of worrying. It serves no purpose other than to make us feel tense and miserable. When I stop fretting about things that are beyond my control and focus instead on generating optimistic and kind thoughts, my life can begin to flow in ever more positive directions. Such a light and easy approach to life enables me to take everything in my stride.

Inner Space


*“Everything depends on our thinking. If I think in the right way I will be light. If I think in a wasteful way I'll be heavy. Waste thoughts are dangerous. They waste my time. They allow the past to come alive, then I forget the present and question the future.”

Inner Space


*”If I cannot appreciate what I have at the moment, how can I value what the future has in store?”

Inner Space


*”If I fill this moment with happiness and peace, it will increase the chances of the next moment being like that also.”

Inner Space


* “If you spend all your time thinking about what happened to you yesterday, then your experience and enjoyment of today will be that much less.”

Inner Space


* “Look For Goodness: In everything, goodness is there. Our goal is to find it. In every person, the best is there, our job is to recognise it. In every situation, the positive is there, our opportunity is to see it. In every problem, the solution is there, our responsibility is to provide it. In every setback, the success is there, our adventure is to discover it. In every crisis, the reason is there, our challenge is to understand it. By seeing the goodness, we'll be very enthusiastic and our lives will be all the richer.”
Inner Space


* “Love is based on understanding, mutual trust and respect.  Love dwells in the soul.  Allow this love to flow out and around.  Without love, all of life's treasures are loacked away from our vision and experiences.”

Inner Space


* “More valuable than the things we give to each other are the gifts of virtues we pass on quietly to others through our selfless and noble actions. These gifts are truly precious because they are imperishable and they multiply the more we share them.”

Inner Space


* “Nobility: Anger finishes all wisdom. Ego finishes regard. Worry eats away your life. Bribery finishes all justice. Greed finishes all honesty. Fear eats away a human being. The greatest jewellery in the world is your own nobility. Your own best companion in the world is your determined thought. Those who do wish for anything receive everything. Renounce that happiness in which there is sorrow for others.”

Inner Space



* “Our foremost duty is to have compassion and forgiveness and to uplift others!”

Inner Space


* “Self-respect is not a matter of what you are doing in your life, but rather of how you are doing it. It requires that you bring quality and virtue into each action, whatever that action may be.

Inner Space

* “The lotus is a symbol of purity. With roots in the mud, the flower remains above the dirty water. Live a lotus life. Be in the world, but unaffected by any negativity.”

Inner Space


* “The most successful people in life are not go getters, but go givers!”

Inner Space


* “To do the right thing: Think and then Act, rather than the other way around.  Wisdom is to know when to act and when not to.”

Inner Space


* “Where wisdom is called for, force is of little use.”

Inner Space


.* “What I am experiencing at this moment is the result of choices and decisions made in the past; what I will experience in the future depends on choice and decisions I make now.”

Inner Space


* “Winners make big things happen a little bit at a time.”

Inner Space


* “To be truly creative, you have to be curious. When we’re truly curious, we step away from perceiving things as we always have and allow ourselves to spot the newness that exists.”

Inner Space


* "And I thought over again
My small adventures
As with a shore wind I drifted out
In my kayak
And thought I was in danger,

My tears
Those small ones
That I thought so big
For all the vital things
I had to get and to reach

And yet, there is only
One great thing,
The only thing
To live to see in huts and on journeys
The great day that dawns,
And the light that fills the world."
Inuit song

* “You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”

Irish Proverb


* “Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.”

Irish saying


* “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”

Iraguois Confederacy (From the Great Law of the Iraguois Confederacy)


* "Society is like a lawn where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble
eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a
velvet surface. He, however, who would study nature in its wilderness and
variety, must plunge into the forest, must explore the glen, must stem the
torrent, and dare the precipice."
Irving, Washington

* " A persons' true wealth is the good they do in this world."
Islam (Hadith)

* "Happy is the person who finds fault with themselves instead of finding
fault with others."(*)
Islam (Hadith)

* "Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented
Islam (Ascribed to Muhammad)

* "The best people are those who are useful to others."(*)
Islam (Hadith)

* “Of all possessions, wisdom alone is immortal.”



* "Those who praise anything I do and anything I say, they are not my good
friends. Those who with honest opinion tell me my faults and my mistakes,
they are my good friends."

* "Between saying and doing many pairs of shoes are worn out."
Italian proverb

* "From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance."
Italian proverb

* "The person who lives only by hope will die with despair."(*)
Italian proverb

* "By comprehending
all the world
in all the world,
just as it is,
in all the world
there is release,
in all the world
nothing is held."
Itivuttaka: 112


* "Happy people know what brings them happiness and consistently make those things a priority.”
Izzo, John


* "Living now as if today’s might be my last sunset, I found myself being more present.”
Izzo, John


* "Often we discover wisdom when we are old,

     When most of our life is behind us,

      When it is too late to act on what we have learned."
Izzo, John


* "Some people end their lives with deep satisfaction and with few regrets. Others die with bitterness or with sad resignation at the life they might have lived.”
Izzo, John


* "Wisdom is different and fundamentally more important than knowledge.”
Izzo, John


* “Once we have experienced the unity and interconnectedness of all things, love is no longer the commandment, but the natural expression of our own essence. It will no longer appear as an action required of us, but as the way of being of transpersonal existence. I’m aware that this might sound a bit pie-in-the-sky for some people. Nevertheless, coexistence worthy of our humanity will remain impossible as long as we fail to experience this reality.”

Jaeger, Willigis


* " Society is all wrong. All those vibrations of fear. You have to change
not only the set-up but the whole concept. You have to learn how to live in
the moment and enjoy it."
Jagger, Mick

* "Birth does not lead to greatness; but the cultivation of virtues by a
person leads to greatness."
Jainism, Vajjalagam 687

* "The best passion is compassion."
Jamaican proverb

* "But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding
yourselves with false ideas. Because if any person is a hearer of the word
and not a doer, they are like someone looking at their natural face in a
glass; for after looking at themselves they go away, and in a short time
they have no memory of what they look like. But those who go on looking
into the true law which makes them free, being not a hearer without memory
but a doer putting it into effect, this person will have a blessing on
their acts."
Letter of St James, Chapter 1 verses 22-25 AD 60.

* "A free person is as jealous of their responsibilities as they are of their liberties."(*)
James, William (1842-1910, American philosopher and psychologist)

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

* "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
James, William

* "Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue."
James, William

* "I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big
successes. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work
from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world
like so many root lets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which,
if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of human pride."
James, William

* "If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained
for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private
theatricals from which one may withdraw at will."
James, William


* "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome."
James, William

* "Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what
you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had
that, what have you had."
James, Henry


* "Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or
on being."
James, William

* "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
James, William, (The Principles of Psychology)

* "The balloon of experience is in fact of course tied to the earth, and
under that necessity we swing, thanks to a rope of remarkable length, in
the more or less commodious can of the imagination; but it is by the rope
we know where we are, and from the moment that cable is cut we are at large
and unrelated."
James, Henry


* "The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The
impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community."
James, William

* "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
James, William

* "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter
their life by altering their attitude of mind."
James, Henry

* "The greatest thing then, in all education, is to make the nervous system
our ally, instead of our enemy."
James, William

* "The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
James, William

* "The only obligation to which in advance we may hold as novel, without
incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting."
James, Henry

* "There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is
habitual but indecision."
James, William

* "There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it."
James, William

* “These then are my last words to you.. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”

James, William

* “The life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.”

James, William


* "Until you try, you don't know what you can't do."
James, Henry

* "Whatever you are it is your own friends who make your world."
James, William

* "Giving means extending one's Love with no conditions, no expectations,
and no boundaries ....having no desire to get anything from, or to change
another person."
Jampolsky, Gerald (Love is Letting Go of Fear)


* “Concentrate on fixing the problem, not on apportioning the blame.”

Japanese proverb

* " I know I am wise for I know when enough is enough."
Japanese inscription on water fountain at a monastery in Kyoto.

* "Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass."
Japanese Proverb.

* “Money grows on the tree of persistence”.

Japanese Proverb

* “None of us is as smart as all of us”.

Japanese Proverb


* “No person will find the best way to do a thing unless they love to do that thing.”

Japanese proverb


* “One kind word can warm three winter months.”

Japanese Proverbword can warm three winter months"

* "One kind word can warm three months winter months."
Japanese Proverb.

* "Those who smile rather than rage are always the stronger."(*)
Japanese wisdom

* "Who travels for love, finds a thousand miles only one mile."
Japanese Proverb.

* "When you study the history of life, and step back to look at this long
history with the perspective of several hundred million years, you see a
flow and direction in it -- from the simple to the complex, from lower
forms to higher, and always towards greater intelligence -- and you wonder:
can this history of events leading to man, with its clear direction, yet be
Jastrow, Robert

* "How many toil to lay up riches which they never enjoy."
Jay, William

* "Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses
certain exceptional properties."
Jeans, Sir James


* “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Jefferson, Thomas

* “ Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”
Jefferson, Thomas


* “Guiding Principles:
I. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
II. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
III. Never spend your money before you have it.
IV. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
V. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
VI. We never repent of having eaten too little.
VII. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
VIII. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
IX. Take things always by their smooth handle.
X. When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.”

Jefferson, Thomas


* “Honesty is the first chapter in the Book of Wisdom. Let it be our endeavour to merit the character of a just nation.”

Jefferson, Thomas


* “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never has been.”

Jefferson, Thomas


* "I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose
happiness for themselves from the exercise of power over others."
Jefferson, Thomas

* “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.”

Jefferson, Thomas

* "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
Jefferson, Thomas

* “In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
Jefferson, Thomas

* “It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”
Jefferson, Thomas

* “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
Jefferson, Thomas


* "Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail."
Jefferson, Thomas

* "The most valuable of talents is that of never using two words when one will do."
Jefferson, Thomas

* "The qualifications of self-government in society are not innate. They are the result of habit and long training, and for these they will require time and probably much suffering."
Jefferson, Thomas

* "When a person assumes a public trust, they should consider themselves as public property."(*)
Jefferson, Thomas


* "Whenever a person has cast a longing eye on office a rottenness appears in his conduct."

Jefferson, Thomas

* "The inlet of a person's mind is what they learn, the outlet is what they accomplish. If their mind is not fed by a continued supply of new ideas which they put to work with purpose, and if there is no outlet in action, their mind becomes stagnant. Such a mind is a danger to the individual who owns it and is useless to the community."
Jenks, Jeremiah W.

* "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew, 26:52)

* "A person's life does not consist in the abundance of their possessions."
Jesus of Nazareth (submitted by Hal Fulton, wfs)

* "By their fruits ye shall know them."

Jesus of Nazareth

* "A wise person hears one word and understands two."(*)
Jewish proverb

* "Those who save a single person, it is as though they saved the whole world."
Jewish sage

"Great people are not always wise." (*)
Job, ch32 v9.

"The price of wisdom is above rubies",
Job, ch 28 v18
("Wisdom is better than rubies" proverbs viii,II)

* "A new commandment I give unto you. That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
John 13:34, (Bible)

* "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth."
1. John 3:18, (Bible)

* "The social progress, order, security and peace of each country are necessarily connected with the social progress, order, security and peace of all other countries."
John XXIII (1881-1963)

* "To endure all things with a steady and peaceful mind, not only brings with it many blessings to the soul, but also enables us, in the midst of our difficulties, to have a clear judgment about them, and to supply the fitting remedy for them."
St John of the Cross, (mystic, 1542-91)

* "The future belongs to the things that can grow whether it be a tree or
Johnson, Kenneth D.

* "A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what
is right."
Johnson, Lyndon B. (36th President of the United States 1908-1973)

( also ‘a leaders’ …bl)

* "At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for
all our national problems - the answer for all the problems of the world -
comes to a single word. That word is 'education'"
Johnson, Lyndon B
(But 'what is 'education' - passing on useful knowledge ie wisdom?' bl)

* "The future holds little hope for any government where the present holds
no hope for the people."
Johnson, Lyndon B.

* “(The great society) is a place where people are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.”
Johnson, Lyndon B.


* "There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can
solve by ourselves."
Johnson, Lyndon B.

* "We can draw lessons from the past but we cannot live in it."
Johnson, Lyndon B.


* Remember to keep your thoughts positive, for your thoughts become your words; remember to keep your words positive, for your words become your actions; remember to keep your actions positive, for your actions become your habits; and remember to keep your habits positive, because your habits become your destiny.
Johnson, Peter


* "A decent provision for poor is the true test of civilization"
Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

* " A person always makes themselves greater as they increase their
knowledge." (*)
Johnson, Samuel

* "A person who both spends and saves money is the happiest, because they
have both enjoyments." (*)
Johnson, Samuel

* " A wise person will make haste to forgive, because they know the true
value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain."
Johnson, Samuel (The Rambler)

* "Curiosity is in great and generous minds, the first passion and the
Johnson, Samuel

* "Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a
vigorous intellect."
Johnson, Samuel

*”Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness.”

Johnson, Samuel


* "Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry
that you retire."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Every human being whose mind is not debauched will be willing to give
all they have to get knowledge."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Few enterprises of great labour or hazard would be undertaken if we had
not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect to get from them."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Frugality may be termed the daughter of prudence, the sister of
temperance, and the parent of liberty. Those that are extravagant will
quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence and invite
Johnson, Samuel

* "If a person does not make new acquaintances as they advance through
life, they will soon find themselves left alone. A person should keep their
friendship in constant repair."
Johnson, Samuel

* "If it rained knowledge, I'd hold out my hand; but I would not give
myself the trouble to go in quest of it."
Johnson, Samuel

* "I had done all that I could; and no man is well pleased to have his all
neglected, be it ever so little."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without
integrity is dangerous and dreadful."
Johnson, Samuel

* "It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we
may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls. A youthful passion for
abstracted devotion should not be encouraged."
Johnson, Samuel

* "It is better to live rich than to die rich."
Johnson, Samuel

* "It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes
cheated than not to trust."
Johnson, Samuel

* "It matters not how a person dies,
but how they live.
The act of dying is not of importance,
it lasts so short a time." (*)
Johnson, Samuel

* "Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where
we can find information upon it."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties,
passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes, and seeing
them gratified. Those that labor in any great or laudable undertakings have
their fatigues first supported by hope, and afterwards rewarded by joy. ...
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them is the highest human
felicity." (*)
Johnson, Samuel

* "Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation on how it shall be spent."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise."
Johnson, Samuel, (Johnsonian Miscellanies vol11.)

* "People more often requires to be reminded than informed."(*)
Johnson, Samuel

* "Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little."
Johnson, Samuel

* "None but a fool worries about things they cannot influence." (*)
Johnson, Samuel

* "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Novelty is indeed necessary to preserve eagerness and alacrity; but art
and nature have stores inexhaustible by human intellects, and every moment
produces something new to those who have quickened their faculties by
diligent observation."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Resolve not to be poor, whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a
great enemy to human happiness, it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes
some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult."
Johnson, Samuel

* "The future is purchased by the present."
Johnson, Samuel

* "The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience
for the benefit of the public."
Johnson, Samuel

* "The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any
Johnson, Samuel

* "There is nothing too little for so little a creature as man. it is by
studying little things that we attain the great knowledge of having as
little misery and as much happiness as possible."
Johnson, Samuel

* "There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Those who praises everybody praises nobody." (*)
Johnson, Samuel

* "To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is
within our reach, is the great art of life."
Johnson, Samuel


* “To keep your secret is wisdom; to expect other to keep it is folly.”

Johnson, Samuel

* "Wealth heaped on wealth nor truth nor safety buys.
The dangers gather as the treasures rise."
Johnson, Samuel

* "Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the
past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us
in the dignity of thinking beings."
Johnson, Samuel

* "When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live."
Johnson, Samuel

* "We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have
never deceived us."
Johnson, Samuel


* “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.”

Johnson, Samuel

* "All television is educational television. The question is: what is it
Johnson, Nicholas

* "Excellence can be achieved, if we:
Care more than others think is wise,
Risk more than others think is safe,
Dream more than others think is practical,
Expect more than others think is possible."
Johnson-Ross, Deborah

* “No person was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.”

Johnston, Gerald W.


* "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride
Jones, Franklin P.

* "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your
belief will help create the fact."
Jones, William

* "My opinion is that power should always be distrusted, in whatever hands
it is placed."
Jones, Sir William

* "No one has ever found wisdom without also being a fool."
Jong, Erica
(ie: 'You only find wisdom by experimenting with ideas....'? BL)

* "Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is
not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us
how better we should love."
Jordan, Barbara

* "Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived
Jordan, David Starr

* "Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it."
Jordan, David Starr (The Philosophy of Despair)

* “A person who trusts everyone is a fool, and a person who trusts no one is a fool.”(*)

Jordan, Robert

* “Map out your future, but do it in pencil.”

Jovi, Jon Bon


* "The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing
Jowett, Benjamin

* "Mistakes are the portals of discovery"
Joyce, James


* "For me there is only one path and that is the path of the heart. And
there I travel, looking breathlessly."
Juan, Don, (Yaqui Indian).

* "Loving kindness is greater than laws, and the charities of life are more
than all ceremonies."
Judaism (Talmud)

* "Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.”

Judd, H. Stanley

* "A person becomes a conservative at that moment in their life when they
suddenly realize they have something to conserve."(*)
Julber, Eric

“They are simply stated: industry, compassion, humility, patience, honesty and courage. When all your actions are congruent and aligned with those principles, you will feel a deep sense of inner harmony and peace. Living this way will inevitably lead you to spiritual success. This is because you will be doing what is right.”

Julian (in ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’by Robin S. Sharma, p134.


* “To live life to the fullest, you must stand guard at the gate of your garden and let only the very best information enter. You truly cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought – not even one. The most joyful, dynamic and contented people of this world are no different from you or me in terms of their makeup. We are all flesh and bones. We all come from the same universal source. However, the ones who do more than just exist, the ones who fan the flames of their human potential and truly savor the magical dance of life do different things than those whose lives are ordinary. Foremost among the things that they do is adopt a positive paradigm about their world and all that is in it.”

Julian (in ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’by Robin S. Sharma, p42.


* “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

Julian quoting (in ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’by Robin S. Sharma, p50.


* “Wisdom without proper tools for its application is no wisdom at all”

Julian quoting (in ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’by Robin S. Sharma, p153.

* "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to
kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."
Jung, Carl Gustav

* “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Jung, Carl Gustav


* “I have observed that a life directed to an aim is in general better, richer and healthier than an aimless one, and that it is better to go forwards with the stream of time than backwards against it.”

Jung, Carl Gustav


* "If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves."
Jung, Carl Gustav

* "The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life's morning."
Jung, Carl Gustav

* "The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it."
Jung, Carl Gustav

* “We have become rich in knowledge, but poor in wisdom. The centre of gravity of our interest has switched over to the materialistic side, whereas the ancients preferred a mode of thought nearer to the fantastic type. To the classical mind everything was still saturated with mythology.”

Jung, Carl Gustav (Collected Works Vol5:23)


* "We have in our possession perhaps more knowledge, and power resulting from our knowledge, than ever before - but less and less are we morally committed to our knowledge and its power."
Jung, Carl Gustav

* "We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself ... We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil."
Jung, Carl Gustav

* "Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."
Jung, Carl Gustav

* "The future is not in the hands of fate but in ours."
Jusserand, Jules


* “ All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.”



* “Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”

Juvenal (Satires)