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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.
- Ethel Barrett
- I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found. There is not a "fragment" in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.
- John Muir (1838 - 1914), A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, 1916
- It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much.
- Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), BusinessWeek Online, Oct. 12, 2004
- Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones
- Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
- Bob Edwards
- Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?
- Tom Stoppard (1937 - ), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)
- See, that's all you're thinking about, is winning. You're confirming your sense of self- worth through outward reward instead of through inner appreciation.
- Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Gran Prix, 1994
- Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003
- It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
- Imagination is more important than knowledge...
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
- Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
- The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
- Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
- You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
- Meryl Streep (1949 - ), Barnard Commencement Speech, 2010
- There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
- Willa Cather (1873 - 1947), The Song of the Lark, 1915
- I'm sure a lot of you had this experience when you're changing. You're growing as a person and people tend to treat you like you were 18 months ago, and it's really frustrating sometimes when you're growing up and you're more capable. It's the same thing with a company and the press. The press is going to have a lag time. The best thing we can do about the press is embrace them and do the best thing we can to educate them about our strategy. But to keep our eye on the prize, that is turning out some great products. the press and the stock prize will take care of themselves.
- Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), Apple WWDC Closing Keynote, 1997
- What we should be asking is not whether we need a big government or small government, but how we can create a smarter and better government.
- Barack Obama (1961 - ), University of Michigan Commencement, 2010
- Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?
- George Price
- There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them.
- Emile Chartier
- Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
- Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
- Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)