You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing—that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
—Richard Feynman (American Physicist)
If you have a big problem in your life, all that means is that you are being a small person!
—T. Harv Eker (American Motivational Speaker)
We never want to count on the kindness of strangers in order to meet tomorrow’s obligations. When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night’s sleep for the chance of extra profits.
—Warren Buffett (American Investor)
The race of mankind would perish, did they cease to aid each other. From the time that the mother binds the child’s head till the moment that some kind assistant wipes the death-damp from the brow of the dying, we cannot exist without mutual help. All, therefore, that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-mortals; no one who holds the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
—Walter Scott (Scottish Novelist)
We learn best from experience but we never directly experience the consequences of many of our most important decisions.
—Peter Senge (American Management Consultant)
There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty.
—Wallace Wattles (American New Thought Author)
There are moments in history when brooding tragedy and its dark shadows can be lightened by recalling great moments of the past.
—Indira Gandhi (Indian Head of State)