The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. — William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)
Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. — Charles Mingus
The greatest obstacle to love is fear. It has been the source of all defects in human behavior throughout the ages. — Mahmoud Mohammed Taha
The Seven Blunders of the World…
- Wealth without work
- Pleasure without conscience
- Knowledge without character
- Commerce without morality
- Science without humanity
- Worship without sacrifice
- Politics without principle
— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. — Faber. From Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. — Marcus Aurelius
They say: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you.”
I say: “Laugh and they wonder what you are up to.”
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. — Theodore Rubin
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. — Unknown
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
The truth is, we make a mistake when we think that generations can be separated. The truth is you need me so that I have shoulders you can stand on, and we need you because you have shoulders somebody else can stand on. We are one. —Maya Angelou
The meek shall inherit the Earth. The rest of us are going to the stars. — Robert Heinlein
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let each new year find you a better man. — Benjamin Franklin
If you are in the grip of the ego, you believe that by doing more and more you will eventually accumulate enough ‘doings’ to make yourself feel complete at some point in the future. It won’t. — Eckhart Tolle
It is unlucky to be superstitious. — Unknown
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. — Unknown
Those who know the least will always know it the loudest. — Unknown
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around — Leo F Buscaglia
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu
Happiness is like a kiss… you must share it to enjoy it. — Unknown
Stopping at what we think is the limit of embarrassing behavior, we let others claim the credit, the opportunity, the job, the person we love from afar… What you perceive as prudent social caution is probably limiting your life to about half its natural capacity. — Martha Beck
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. — Buddha
Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit / There’s footprints on the moon — Brandt Paul
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