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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 2015 Quotations (61)

"The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity . . . that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world."
~~ Senator Gaylord Nelson [1916-2005] of Wisconsin, founder of Earth Day [est. 1970]

"Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars."
~~ motivational speaker Leslie C. 'Les' Brown

"Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class."
~~ gangster Al Capone [1899-1947]

"No rights can exist without property rights."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82], in "The Virtue of Selfishness" [1964]

"Stillness is not just an indulgrence for those with enough resources – it's a necessity for anyone."
~~ Pico Iyer

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

"Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it."
~~ Charles Rozell 'Chuck' Swindoll

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough."
~~ Oprah Winfrey

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
~~ Jimmy Dean [1928-2010]

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart."
~~ Eleanor Roosevelt [1884-1962]

"Do or do not. There is no try."
~~ Yoda character (in 'Star Wars')

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
~~ Henry Ford [1863-1947]

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
~~ aviator Amelia Earhart [1897-1937]

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking [that] they don't have any."
~~ Alice Walker

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
~~ Aristotle Onassis [1906-75]

"Don't judge each day by the harvest [that] you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
~~ Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94]

"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
~~ painter Vincent van Gogh [1853-90]

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
~~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
~~ Bob Dylan

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."
~~ Leonardo da Vinci [1452-1519]

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
~~ Helen Keller [1880-1968]

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
~~ John Lennon [1940-80]

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82]

"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear."
~~ George W. Addair [1931-2012]

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
~~ Plato [428?-327? B.C.E.]

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
~~ Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]

"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
~~ Plutarch [46?–127 C.E.]

"Control your own destiny or someone else will."
~~ Jack Welch

"Enjoy every sandwich."
~~ rocker Warren Zevon [1947-2003]

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
~~ Napoleon Hill [1883-1970]

"Things always work out for the best when you make the best out of the way things work out."
~~ U.C.L.A. coach John R. Wooden [1910-2010]

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
~~ writer-aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1900-1944]

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it."
~~ Ambrose Bierce [1842-1914]

"Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises."
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
~~ John F. Kennedy [1917-63]

Getty's Reminder "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights."
~~ oil baron J. Paul Getty [1892-1976]

"Success with things is to think intelligently; success with people is to love whole heartedly".
~~ Maurice L. Washington, Jr.

"There is a crack in everything, it's how the light gets in".
~~ Leonard Cohen

"There is no traffic jam on the extra mile."
~~ salesman & speaker Zig Ziglar [1926-2012]

"Our fear should not be that we are not successful but that we are successful at something that doesn't matter."
~~ D.L. Moody [1837-99]

"Why fly like a hen when you can soar like an eagle?"
~~ Padre Pio of Pietrelcina [1887-1968]

"Inch by inch life's a cinch, yard by yard life is hard."
~~ John Bytheway

"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."
~~ Steve Jobs [1955-2011] of Apple, Inc.

"A truth that's told with bad intent, beats all the lies you could invent."
~~ Wm. Blake [1757–1827]

"The internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."
~~ John Gilmore

"In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success."
~~ T.L. Scrutton

"Whoever wants to know about the heart and mind of America must learn about baseball."
~~ Jacques Barzun [1907-2012]

"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.”
~~ W.C. Fields [1880-1946]

"You're so earnest about morality that I hate to think how essentially immoral you must be underneath."
~~ Sinclair Lewis [1885-1951]

"How come you don't work fourteen hours a day? Your great-great-grandparents did. How come you only work the eight-hour day? Four guys got hanged fighting for the eight-hour day for you."
~~ Louis 'Studs' Terkel [1912-2008]

"Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness."
~~ Blaise Pascal [1623-62]

"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal."
~~ marketing expert E. Joseph Cossman [1918-2002]

"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be."
~~ J.K. Rowling

“The fact is that while there has been a good deal of discussion for and against women in business, farm women have always been business women, and I have never heard a protest.”
~~ Laura Ingalls Wilder [1867-1957]

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data."
~~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]

"He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words."
~~ Elbert Hubbard [1856-1915]

"We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy."
~~ E.B. White [1899-1985]

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
~~ Dante [1265-1321]

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”
~~ Seneca the Younger [4? B.C.E. - 65 A.D.] (recently quoted by J.K. Rowling)

"Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results."
~~ Narcotics Anonymous 1981 manual

"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?"
~~ George Orwell [1903-50], in "Nineteen Eighty-Four" [1949 novel]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}