Craig Smith - my quote collection

crsmith7's recent activities

I haven't bookmarked any quotes at the moment.

crsmith7's bookmarks

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
The lives of happy people are dense with their own doings -- crowded, active, thick. But the sorrowing are nomads, on a plain with few landmarks and no boundaries; sorrow's horizons are vague and its demands are few.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.
Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
Nobody can be successful if he doesn't love his work, love his job.
Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
I said to the almond tree, Friend, speak to me of God, and the almond tree blossomed.
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
You have to see the pattern, understand the order and experience the vision.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication
Dwell in though upon the Grandest, And the Grandest you shall see; Fix your mind upon the Highest, And the Highest you shall be.
The world is burdened with young fogies. Old men with ossified minds are easily dealt with. But men who look young, act young and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curse of the world. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.
No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death.
The closed mind, if closed long enough, can be opened by nothing short of dynamite.
The Church welcomes technological progress and receives it with love, for it is an indubitable fact that technological progress comes from God and, therefore, can and must lead to Him.
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery, in impoverishment.
What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.

crsmith7's authors/films

I haven't favorited any authors at the moment.

crsmith7's tags

I haven't favorited any tags at the moment.

crsmith7's friends

I haven't follow any friends at the moment.

crsmith7's feelings

I haven't rated any quotes at the moment.

Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.