Second Half 2017 Quotes

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” Neil deGrasse Tyson

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ― Henri Matisse

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” Tony Robbins

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” ― Miguel de Cervantes

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ― Albert Einstein

“Before this life ends, you should share whatever knowledge you have gained in this lifetime with as many people as you can. Make your life and skills useful for the benefit of others.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“You can do anything but not everything.” ― David Allen

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas Edison

“The mission of your life should be to leave a better world behind than what you inherited.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“To achieve greatness, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein

“A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it.”Albert Einstein

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” ― President Harry S. Truman

“It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.” ― Pete Seeger

“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” ― Charles de Gaulle

La guerre, un massacre de pauvres gens qui ne se connaissent pas, au profit de gens qui se connaissent mais ne se massacrent pas.” (War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other.)Paul Valéry

“Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” J.K. Galbraith

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”Booker T. Washington

“There is one thing that 99% of failures and successful people have in common: they all hate doing the same things. The difference is successful people do them anyway.” Darren Hardy

“Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to walk away is courage. Walking away with your head held high is dignity.” — Anonymous

“Don’t trust what people tell you; trust what they do.” — Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi

“What counts most in the long haul of adult life is not brilliance or charisma or derring-do, but rather the quality the Romans called ‘gravitas’: patience, stamina & weight of judgment (…) The prime virtue is courage, because it makes all other virtues possible.” Eric Sevareid

“Conquer yourself rather than the world.” René Descartes

“Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”Immanuel Kant

“Do what you like to do. It’ll probably turn out to be what you do best.”Wallace Stegner

“Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” ― Middlemarch by George Eliot 

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