Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
—John Henry Newman (British Theologian, Poet)
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
—Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)
Good leaders can make a small positive difference; bad leaders can make a huge negative difference.
—Jeffrey Pfeffer (American Management Teacher, Author)
One of the first rules of business is ‘Complaining is not a strategy.’ You have to work with the world as you find it, not as you would have it be.
—Jeff Bezos (American Businessman)
Self-preservation, nature’s first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
—Andrew Marvell (English Metaphysical Poet)
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.
—Neil Armstrong (American Astronaut )
The thoughts are not the problem. Thoughts are the nature of the mind. The problem is that we identify with them.
—Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (British Buddhist Teacher, Nun)
Searching all directions with one’s awareness, one finds no one dearer than oneself. In the same way, others are fiercely dear to themselves. So one should not hurt others if one loves oneself.
—Thanissaro Bhikkhu (American Buddhist Monk)
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
—Walt Kelly (American Cartoonist)
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.
You may develop a thousand virtues and be reckoned as the greatest in the land. But the lotus of your heart will not blossom until you receive the grace of the Guru, the grace of God.
—Dada J. P. Vaswani (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond this.
—James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American Painter, Etcher)
It is a great imperfection to complain unceasingly of little things.
—Francis de Sales (French Catholic Saint)
The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man. Unless he understands this, he does not grasp the essential meaning of his life.
—Huey P. Newton (American Political Activist)
If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom. Freedom is the goal of all nature.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
There’s nothing quite as powerful as people feeling they can have impact and make a difference. When you’ve got that going for you, I think it’s a very powerful way to implement change.
—Anne M. Mulcahy (American Businessperson)