djimmey - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.]]> <![CDATA[Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.]]> <![CDATA[If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers.]]> <![CDATA[With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.]]> <![CDATA[The first duty of love is to listen.]]> <![CDATA[Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.]]> <![CDATA[The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.]]> <![CDATA[There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.]]> <![CDATA[To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.]]> <![CDATA[The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.]]> <![CDATA[Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.]]> <![CDATA[Home is the place where we are treated the best, but grumble the most.]]> <![CDATA[A smile on the face is a sign that the heart is at home.]]> <![CDATA[Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.]]> <![CDATA[America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.]]> <![CDATA[Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.]]> <![CDATA[Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.]]> <![CDATA[You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.]]> <![CDATA[sometimes you don't know you've crossed the line until you're on the other side and can't go back.]]> <![CDATA[He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.]]> <![CDATA[Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.]]> <![CDATA[A new world is not made simply by trying to forget the old. A new world is made with a new spirit, with new values. Our world may have begun that way, but today it is caricature. Our world is a world of things. What we dread most, in the face of the impending debacle, is that we shall be obliged to give up our gewgaws, our gadgets, all the little comforts that have made us so uncomfortable. We are not peaceful souls; we are smug, timid, queasy and quaky.]]> <![CDATA[Man does what he can, God does what he will.]]> <![CDATA[How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best.]]> <![CDATA[What we say is important... for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.]]> <![CDATA[Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.]]> <![CDATA[When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.]]> <![CDATA[You can always tell who the pioneers are because they have arrows in their back and are lying face down in the dirt.]]> <![CDATA[Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.]]> <![CDATA[Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.]]> <![CDATA[Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.]]> <![CDATA[One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.]]> <![CDATA[Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.]]> <![CDATA[Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.]]> <![CDATA[Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.]]> <![CDATA[To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects.]]> <![CDATA[If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.]]> <![CDATA[We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. Tom Robbins Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.]]> <![CDATA[Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.]]> <![CDATA[Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.]]> <![CDATA[When a load of bricks, dumped on a corner lot, can arrange themselves into a house; when a handful of springs and screws and wheels, emptied on a desk, can gather themselves into a watch, then and not until then will it seem sensible, to some of us at least, to believe that all these thousands or millions of worlds could have been created, balanced and set to revolving in their separate orbits -- all without any directing intelligence at all.]]> <![CDATA[The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.]]> <![CDATA[It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most.]]> <![CDATA[No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.]]> <![CDATA[The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.]]> <![CDATA[Just do what you do best.]]> <![CDATA[No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.]]> <![CDATA[You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.]]> <![CDATA[People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.]]> <![CDATA[It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.]]> <![CDATA[To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.]]> <![CDATA[To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.]]> <![CDATA[Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.]]> <![CDATA[The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.]]> <![CDATA[Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.]]> <![CDATA[Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.]]> <![CDATA[Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.]]> <![CDATA[Mistakes are the portals of discovery.]]> <![CDATA[A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.]]> <![CDATA[Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it.]]> <![CDATA[The best armor is to keep out of range.]]> <![CDATA[Beware of one who has nothing to lose.]]> <![CDATA[You will live your life secure in that you are no longer manipulated by what other people want you to do and be, but are directed by your own inner desires.]]> <![CDATA[The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.]]> <![CDATA[Don't be afraid to fail. 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.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.]]> <![CDATA[The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.]]> <![CDATA[Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.]]> <![CDATA[If you're not in New York, you're camping out.]]> <![CDATA[All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.]]> <![CDATA[Successful people are simply people who learn to solve their problems... they are not people without problems.]]> <![CDATA[Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world <br/> Are the ones who do.]]> <![CDATA[As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it -- whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.]]> <![CDATA[If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.]]> <![CDATA[I said there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are as slaves.]]> <![CDATA[Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.]]> <![CDATA[Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.]]> <![CDATA[It's so easy to ignore loss to others but so difficult to ignore loss to yourself.]]> <![CDATA[The other day I got out my can-opener and was opening a can of worms when I thought, What am I doing?!]]> <![CDATA[Advertising is legalized lying.]]> <![CDATA[I hope that when I die, people say about me, 'Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money.' Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts (1949 - ) ]]> <![CDATA[There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.]]> <![CDATA[How you look at a situation is very important, for how you think about a problem may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. When you get discouraged or depressed, try changing your attitude from negative to positive and see how life can change for you. Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it -- you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory.]]> <![CDATA[The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.]]> <![CDATA[Drop the hammer and pick up the shovel.]]> <![CDATA[I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities. - Dr. Seuss]]> <![CDATA[To my customer: I may not have the answer, but I'll find it. I may not have the time, but I'll make it. I may not be the biggest, but I'll be the most committed to your success.]]> <![CDATA[Men often give love for sex, women often give sex for love.]]> <![CDATA[An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.]]> <![CDATA[I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.]]> <![CDATA[Motivate them, train them, care about them and make winners out of them...we know that if we treat our employees correctly, they'll treat the customers right. And if customers are treated right, they'll come back.]]> <![CDATA[He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.]]> <![CDATA[We have this window of opportunity; we have a chance to make something real happen. Something possible happen, to live beyond our fear — think about that, and help us. Help lift us up, help us fight this fight to change, — transform — this country in a fundamental way. This chance won’t come around again. ~ Michelle Obama]]> <![CDATA[Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.]]> <![CDATA[The worst thing that one can do is not try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- and never knowing.]]> <![CDATA[<b>I do not love you</b> <br/><br/> I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,<br/> or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.<br/> I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,<br/> in secret, between the shadow and the soul.<br/> <br/> I love you as the plant that never blooms<br/> but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;<br/> thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,<br/> risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.<br/> <br/> I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.<br/> I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;<br/> so I love you because I know no other way<br/> <br/> that this: where I does not exist, nor you,<br/> so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,<br/> so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.]]> <![CDATA[Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house --in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up.]]> <![CDATA[<b>Sonnet XXXIV (You are the daughter of the sea)</b><br/> <br/> You are the daughter of the sea,<br/> oregano's first cousin.<br/> Swimmer, your body is pure as the water;<br/> cook, your blood is quick as the soil.<br/> Everything you do is full of flowers, rich with the earth.<br/> <br/> Your eyes go out toward the water, and the waves rise;<br/> your hands go out to the earth and the seeds swell;<br/> you know the deep essence of water and the earth,<br/> conjoined in you like a formula for clay.<br/> <br/> Naiad: cut your body into turquoise pieces,<br/> they will bloom resurrected in the kitchen.<br/> This is how you become everything that lives.<br/> <br/> And so at last, you sleep, in the circle of my arms<br/> that push back the shadows so that you can rest -<br/> vegetables, seaweed, herbs: the foam of your dreams.]]> <![CDATA[Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.]]> <![CDATA[Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.]]> <![CDATA[The object of art is to give life a shape. [Midsummer Nights Dream]]]> <![CDATA[The devil doesn't know how to sing, only how to howl.]]> <![CDATA[Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.]]> <![CDATA[The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.]]> <![CDATA[Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty—they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.end quote ]]> <![CDATA[I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.]]> <![CDATA[In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.]]> <![CDATA[Isn't it sad how some people can't be funny, so they have to settle for being obnoxious?]]> <![CDATA[Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.]]> <![CDATA[To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.]]> <![CDATA[When you blame others, you give up your power to change.]]> <![CDATA[Lord, let me live until I die.]]> <![CDATA[Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.]]> <![CDATA[If you are bitten by a snake, what's the best thing to do? Remain calm, separate the poison from the rest of your body, suck the poison out. Worst thing to do: get upset, chase and kill snake. Same when someone strikes out at you verbally. Remain calm, don't try to strike back at the other person. Don't let the poison spread throughout your system.]]> <![CDATA[It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.]]> <![CDATA[The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service.]]> <![CDATA[He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.]]> <![CDATA[The common good of a collective -- a race, a class, a state -- was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men. Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism? Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle? The most dreadful butchers were the most sincere. The believed in the perfect society reached through the guillotine and the firing squad. Nobody questioned their right to murder since they were murdering for an altruistic purpose. It was accepted that man must be sacrificed for other men. Actors change, but the course of the tragedy remains the same. A humanitarian who starts with the declarations of love for mankind and ends with a sea of blood. It goes on and will go on so long as men believe that an action is good if it is unselfish. That permits the altruist to act and forces his victims to bear it. The leaders of collectivist movements ask nothing of themselves. But observe the results.]]> <![CDATA[The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.]]> <![CDATA[Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.]]> <![CDATA[Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.]]> <![CDATA[Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.]]> <![CDATA[Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.]]> <![CDATA[Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.]]> <![CDATA[It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.]]> <![CDATA[We cannot really think in one way and act in another...]]> <![CDATA[Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.]]> <![CDATA[Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.]]> <![CDATA[The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.]]> <![CDATA[You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.]]> <![CDATA[Music is the shorthand of emotion.]]> <![CDATA[The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.]]> <![CDATA[From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.]]> <![CDATA[Whiskey has killed more men than bullets, but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets. What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.]]> <![CDATA[A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to know God is to love many things.]]> <![CDATA[Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.]]> <![CDATA[Reasoning against prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice.]]> <![CDATA[Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.]]> <![CDATA[Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.]]> <![CDATA[The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.]]> <![CDATA[Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.]]> <![CDATA[We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.]]> <![CDATA[The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake The five most important words: You did a good job The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion? The three most important words: If you please The two most important words: Thank You The one most important word: We The least important word: I.]]> <![CDATA[Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too.]]>