Thinking in words slows you down and actually decreases comprehension in much the same way as walking a tightrope too slowly makes one lose one's balance.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
I am not generous about telling people who I am and what I like to do because it's my life and it only belongs to me and my friends and family.
Success is best measured by how far you've come with the talents you've been given.
Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.
Charles de Secondat
When I was eight, I played Little League. I was on first; Istole third; I went straight across. Earlier that week, Ilearned that the shortest distance between two points was adirect line. I took advantage of that knowledge.
A successful person is a dreamer whom someone believed in.
The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
If you learn from your suffering, and really come to understand the lesson you were taught, you might be able to help someone else who's now in the phase you may have just completed. Maybe that's what it's all about after all...
Maybe he's growing up. Or maybe he just needed the right circumstances to discover the best in himself.
Orson Scott Card
The thing about science fiction is that it's totally wide open. But it's wide open in a conditional way.
You can't drown your sorrows, they always float to the surface.
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one...characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
I don't like begging money from producers.
Every beauty which is seen here below by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
Norman Vincent Peale
The individual, the great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he tak
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because she knows the average man can see much better than he can think.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
This is very midsummer madness
There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
It is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during 'God save the King' than of stealing from a poor box
A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs.
John Charles Polanyi
Wise men are instructed in reason;Men of less understanding by experience;The most unknowing learn by necessity. Wise men do in the beginning what fools do in the end.
The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Happiness is to have a little string onto which things will attach themselves.
Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes
And 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. We're always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it's only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.
You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it's because I really don't know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next.
What we are doing at the moment is more that just one thing added to the rest; it is a memoir.
Popularity It is glory's small change.
At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
Speaking of Twitter, I don't even know if I composed a blog entry in 2009, as I was too busy parceling my every thought into cute 140-character sound bites. I used to only worry about being pithy for a living now some of my best lines are wasted on a free app!
Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.
Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you.
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