"I'm certainly the last person to give advice on, well, anything."
"The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play."
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing i know."
"If Adam & Eve are white, and evolution doesn't exist, why are there Afro-Americans?"
"Когда что-то пришло - радуйтесь этому, а когда придет время уходить - отпустите, чтобы пришло что-то новое. Но мы все время цепляемся за старое, и в этом причина всех наших страданий..."
"A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams or fulfilling the expectations of others."
"Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are. You either acknowledge reality and use it to your benefit or it will automatically work against you."
"People were created to be loved, things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos, is because things are being loved, and people are being used."
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
Dr. Carl Sagan
"Take risks. Ask big questions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you don't make mistakes, you're not reaching far enough."
"These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness."
Anthony de Mello
"Who YOU are matters. Surely who THEY are matters too."
"Dacă nu citeşti ziarele, eşti neinformat, dacă le citeşti, eşti dezinformat."
"Мы не любим людей не потому, что они злы, а мы считаем их злыми, потому что не любим их."
"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins."
"Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups."
"Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak."
"It is much harder to ask the right question than to find the right answer and even the right answer to the wrong question isn't worth much."
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
"The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare."
"Люди никогда не творят зло столь совершенно, и с такой радостью, как тогда когда они делают это из религиозных побуждений."
"Marriage is an attempt to solve problems together which you didn't even have when you were on your own."
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
"The world is divided into people who do things - and people who get the credit."
"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - "everyone" hasn't met me yet."
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."
A. J. Liebling
"A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done."
Comedian, Fred Allen
"If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."
"It's a sign of your own worth sometimes if you are hated by the "right" people."
"I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone."
Bjarne Stroustrup (inventor of the C++ language)
"Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence."
"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."
"Look not back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around you in awareness."
"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."
"It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best."
Dr.W. Edwards Deming
"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it."
"Многие знают чего не хотят, но не знают точно чего хотят."
Мысли на каждый день...
"Зло заключается не в самих желаниях, а в тех действиях, которые люди совершают для их осуществления."
Мысли на каждый день...
"It is much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem."
"Humanity is like the CIA. Nobody knows our successes, but our failures are public knowledge."
"It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power."
"Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience."
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
"Every man dies. Not every man lives."
"People call me a perfectionist, but I'm not. I'm a rightist. I do something until it's right, and then I move on to the next thing."
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
"A good plan today, is better than a great plan tomorrow."
"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it."
"If you think competence is expensive, try incompetence."
From a Training Manual
"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
William Somerset Maugham
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."
"Жизнь это кpосс, в котоpом каждый стpемится выpваться впеpед, чтобы пpийти к финишу последним."
"Думаю не ошибусь, если ничего не скажу."
"Hе жалуйся на жизнь, могло не быть и этого."
"Оказывается все получается если попpобовать."
"There is so much bad in the best of us, and so much good in the worst of us, that it ill behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us."
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
"For those always guided by other people's thoughts, what's the point in having their own?"
"If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you."
"If the fate has just closed the door you need, use the window!"
"It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error, it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."
Justice Robert H. Jackson, U. S. Supreme Court
"The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein, it rejects it."
P. B. Medawar
"Some people cause happiness wherever they go, others, whenever they go"
"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it."
"If you were my husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"Some have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority."
"Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order."
John V. Lindsay