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Friday, July 28, 2017

July 2017 Quotations (56)

"No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else."
~~ line from the P.T. Barnum [1810-91] musical film - coming in December 2017

"[Los Angeles] is a big garage."
~~ cinema auteur Jean-Luc Godard of France

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
~~ Nepalese poet Santosh Kalwar

"[Donald Trump's] sociopathic narcissim knows no bounds."
~~ Ruth Conniff, editor-in-chief at The Progressive Magazine [est. 1909]

“Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”
~~ Roy T. Bennett

"It is worth waking up in the morning to see what might happen."
~~ children's author Cynthia Rylant

"We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great."
~~ L.M. {Lucy Maud} Montgomery [1874-1942]

"Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them."
~~ children's author Lloyd Alexander [1924-2007]

“Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.”
~~ Vince Lombardi [1913-70], coached the Green Bay Packers ()

"I was never concerned about second-hand smoke – far worse is second-hand stupidity. Same with trickle-down economics – never happened and never will. But now we have an epidemic of trickle-down ignorance."
~~ G.E. Nordell

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
~~ Allan W. Watts [1915-73]

"The greed of the drug companies is boundless."
~~ Michael Phelan, deputy director at Social Security Works

“It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.”
~~ Mitch Albom

"Sorry, the internet is not the future. The internet is the present, interwoven into every aspect of modern culture."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"Vote, write, speak, work, march, sue, organize, fight, struggle – whatever it takes to secure the blessings of liberty."
~~ journalist & columnist Molly Ivins [1944-2007]

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”
~~ motivational speaker Jim Rohn [1930-2009]

"The steady resistance to the unnecessary is the secret of success."
~~ guru Nisargadatta Maharaj [1897-1981] of India

"Learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you."
~~ Dwight D. Eisenhower [1890-1969]

"People do not decide their future, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures."
~~ F.M. Alexander [1869-1955]

"People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps."
~~ Mary Kay Wagner Ash [1918-2001], founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

"After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over."
~~ railroad tycoon Alfred E. Perlman [1902-83]

"In a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible."
~~ Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel [1907-72]

“If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.”
~~ Amy Tan

"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right."
~~ author Isaac Asimov [1920-92]

"Chance favors the connected mind."
~~ author Steven Johnson

"He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight."
~~ Sun Tzu [544?-496? B.C.E.] & 'The Art of War'

"Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop."
~~ Persian poet & mystic Rumi [1207-73]

"Instead of thinking outside of the box, get rid of the box."
~~ Deepak Chopra

"I love walking into a bookstore. It's like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me."
~~ Iranian-American author Tahereh Mafi

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
~~ John Quincy Adams [1767-1848]

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good."
~~ John Steinbeck [1902-68]

"When love is deep, much can be accomplished."
~~ violinist Shinichi Suzuki [1898-1998]

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
~~ blues legend B.B. King [1925-2015]

"The answer to '1984' is 1776."
~~ radio host Alex Jones

"My truth – what I believe – is that there are no answers here and, if you are looking for answers, you'd better choose the question carefully."
~~ Spanish actor Javier Bardem

"When somebody asks, 'What's the answer to all of these questions?' that's absurd. There is no answer, there are answers, along the way."
~~ futurist Jacque Fresco [1916-2017]

"There is no answer if there is no question."
~~ Larry Dowell

"There is no question that love is not the answer to."
~~ motivational speaker Marshall Sylver

"There are no answers, only choices."
~~ science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem [1921-2006]

"The answer is [that] there is no answer."
~~ journalist Chuck Palahniuk

"The spiritual journey is over and over finding out that we were wrong."
~~ Adyashanti (nee Steven Gray)

"It is only when a mosquito lands on your testicles that you realize [that] there is always a way to solve problems without violence."
~~ old Chinese proverb (maybe)

"If there's even a slight chance at getting something that will make you happy, RISK IT. Life's too short and happiness is too rare."
~~ a.r. lucas

"Honor is better than honors."
~~ Belgian proverb

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

"Home is the best place [to be] when life begins to wobble."
~~ Countess Elizabeth von Arnim [1866-1941]

"Do not tolerate brilliant jerks. The cost to teamwork is too high."
~~ Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

"I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this – no nation is allowed to enter a war until they've paid for the last one!"
~~ American humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or to hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome."
~~ philosopher-activist Noam Chomsky

"If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying [that] you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't."
~~ Jimmy Carter

"Innovation is saying 'no' to a thousand things."
~~ Steven Jobs [1955-2011]

"Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge."
~~ motivational speaker Simon Sinek

"Quiet people have the loudest minds."
~~ physicist Stephen W. Hawking

"Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it."
~~ George Carlin [1937-2008]

"The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too much in common for the resemblance to be accidental."
~~ futurist Robert Anton Wilson [1932-2007]

"My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted."
~~ Steven Wright

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