48 Quotes On Wonder

September 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment |


Enjoy this collection on wonder.

“Wonder is the desire for knowledge.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.” – Charles Morgan

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates

“What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.” – Ralph Sockman

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30 Quotes On Depth

September 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment |


Enjoy this collection of quotes on Depth.

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth” – Marilyn vos Savant

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth” – Henry Louis Mencken

“What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.” – Ezra Pound

”Like the sea itself, the unconscious yields an endless and self-replenishing abundance of creatures, a wealth beyond our fathoming.” – C.G. Jung

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” – Julien Green

“It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. And that’s what I know for sure… I think.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Adapting.

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein

“The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher” – Chinese Proverb

“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” – Richard Branson

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It’s the end you’re after.” – Anthony Robbins

“Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

“But in practice master plans fail – because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.” – Christopher Alexander

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” ― Jeff Bezos

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Quality.

“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” – Steve Jobs

“Always do things right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The quality of life is more important than life itself.” – Alexis Carrel

“To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee

“One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.” – Josh Billings

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” – William A. Foster

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Anthony Robbins

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Tony Robbins

“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” – Charles Eames

“Quality is everyone’s responsibility.” – W. Edwards Deming

“If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” – Chinese Proverb

“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.” – Steve Brown

“Quality is the best business plan.” – John Lasseter

“Everything can be improved.” – C. W. Barron

“There is no such thing as a perfect method. Methods always can be improved upon.” – Walter Daiber

“Quality needs to be constantly improved, but it is just as necessary to make sure that quality never deteriorates.” – Shigeru Mizuno

“Make the workmanship surpass the materials.” – Ovid

“By the work one knows the workmen.” – Jean De La Fontaine

“Quality is not an act. It is a habit.” – Aristotle

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.” ― Aristotle

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.” – Marabel Morgan

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Focus.

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape” — Anonymous

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

“Focusing is about saying No.” ― Steve Jobs

“My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things.” — Bill Gates

“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’” — Marcus Aurelius

“A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.” – Thomas Carlyle

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

“One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.” – Daniel Goleman

“Avoid fragmentation: Find your focus and seek simplicity. Purposeful living calls for elegant efficiency and economy of effort—expending the minimum time and energy necessary to achieve desired goals.” – Dan Millman

“Do whatever you do intensely.” — Robert Henri

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” — Giorgio Armani

“If you just focus on the smallest details, you never get the big picture right.” – Leroy Hood

“When you are completely caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and releases your creative imagination.” – Rollo May

“For a person to become deeply involved in any activity it is essential that he knows precisely what tasks he must accomplish, moment by moment.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“The more a person feels skilled, the more her moods will improve; while the more challenges that are present, the more her attention will become focused and concentrated.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

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Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on Persistence.

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins

“There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.” – Sophie Swetchine

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ― Calvin Coolidge

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” ― Thomas A. Edison

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller

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44 Quotes On Community

February 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment |


Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on Community.

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” ― John Donne

“One is a member of a country, a profession, a civilization, a religion. One is not just a man.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville

“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“We’re losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanizes what is a very, very important part of community life and living together.” – Vincent Nichols

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” – Rollo May

“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.” – Howard Schultz

“Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society, each of us needs to understand himself and understand others, take care of others and be taken care of himself.” – Haniel Clark Long

“Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.” ― Orson Scott Card

“I’m a reflection of the community.” – Tupac Shakur

“A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.” – Rudolf Steiner

“We are called to be strong companions and clear mirrors to one another, to seek those who reflect with compassion and a keen eye how we are doing, whether we seem centered or off course … we need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.” – Wayne Muller Read more

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