Famous Quotes/Wisdom from around the world Lifestyle

  • View author's info posted on Jul 25, 2006 08:48

    I bet you couldn't win a horse race if you were riding a horse that was already standing on the finish line.

    myself talking to my ex.

  • View author's info posted on May 05, 2006 15:02

    Two of my favs:

    "I do not know what I appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
    - Isaac Newton

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
    -Mahatma Gandhi
  • View author's info posted on Apr 16, 2006 16:59

    Can't remember who said it, it's something like this:

    "You can tell a country by the way they treat their animals"

    As in if they treat their animals well they most proably treat people well and vice versa...

    I'd say most cases it's highly correct ;) this for individual people too.

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  • View author's info posted on Apr 16, 2006 16:27

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,
    Wouldn't that solve just about all the worlds problems, such a simple little sentence, but its meaning is earth shattering.Its the the way i live my life by and i walk this earth with many friends and very few who i would call a 'non' friend.
    Happy Easter
  • View author's info posted on Jan 07, 2006 22:16

    It's what you learn after you think you know it all, that counts...........

    Surviving in business,.....
    is like being in shark infested waters, if your cut, don't bleed it makes the sharks angry....... know when a politician or an attorney is lying to you, see if their lips move.........
  • View author's info posted on Dec 12, 2005 16:49

    SET YOUR LIMITATIONS... and they are yours.
  • View author's info posted on Dec 06, 2005 19:33

    The only thing that matters is the earth in which we are surrounded by
    The only thing that matters is the life in which we live
    The only thing that matters is the things that matters most
    The only thing that matters is life itself.......
    Me...shaebutter baby

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  • View author's info posted on Nov 11, 2005 20:30

    Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.
    - Saul Bellow

    Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

    I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
    - Dan Quayle
  • View author's info posted on Nov 11, 2005 20:24

    People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    When people show you who they are, believe them, the FIRST TIME
    - Maya Angelou

    You run your mouth, I'll run my business.
    - Unknown
  • View author's info posted on Oct 19, 2005 19:08

    No matter what happened before, the future is up to you.

    Hold on to your dreams and desires, for they are what makes you who you are.

    (I don't know if you could class either of these as sayings, they are really just things I have learnt.)
    No matter what happened before, the future is up to you.

    Hold on to your dreams and desires, for they are what makes you who you are.

    (I don't know if you could class either of these as sayings, they are really just things I have learnt.)
  • View author's info posted on Oct 16, 2005 01:08

    ""I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier, they wouldn't have to go so fast." -Steven Wright Comedian

    "The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat." -Lily Tomlin

    "Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf." -Native American Proverb

    "Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller

    "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shinning." -Jonh F. Kennedy
  • View author's info posted on Sep 06, 2005 12:47

    "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
    intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

    -- Charles Darwin
  • View author's info posted on Aug 24, 2005 22:03

    Quote for the day.

    "To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is
    to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you
    he will."

    -- Ronald Reagan
  • View author's info posted on Aug 24, 2005 22:02


    A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a Naval conference that included admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies.

    At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a group of half dozen or so officers that included personnel from most of the countries.

    Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, where as Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked: "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French? "

    Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied: "Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 15:02

    You can't polish a sneaker.

    ? My apologies to those who cherish their sneakers, but my point is that even if you polish a hollow shell, it's still nothing more than a hollow shell. When I was growing up, we used white Kiwi polish to make our sneakers look new, but no matter how hard we tried, an ugly sneaker remained an ugly sneaker. Now when I see a briefing that's heavy on style but short on substance or focus, I say, "You're not gonna be able to polish that sneaker." It's a polite way of saying you haven't started out with anything meaningful. Trying to polish a sneaker can actually be dangerous, because it may inadvertently convince others that the sneaker has a value that it doesn't really possess. This can lead organizations down unproductive dead ends.

    Learn to say "I don't know." If used when appropriate, it will be used often.

    ? How many times have you been in a meeting with someone who felt compelled to contribute, even though he obviously had no idea what he was talking about? In those circumstances, silence is golden. As a CEO, you know that everyone wants to impress you, so I sometimes ask a question to which I already know the answer as a way to test someone's character. Confident people know their strengths and weaknesses, and they don't try to b.s. you. You are not expected to know the answer to everything. Smart people simply say "I don't know" -- and go get an answer.

    from the CEO's handbook.

    from the web:

    The tiny handbook has become an underground hit among senior executives and management thinkers. Written by Bill Swanson, CEO of aerospace contractor Raytheon (RTN), Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management is part Ben Franklin and part Yogi Berra, with a dash of Confucius thrown in. Former General Electric (GE) CEO Jack Welch says there's something about both the man and his management style that makes the gray book a worthwhile read for any CEO. "It's a neat little manual, and each of these rules makes sense," Welch says. "It covers almost everything, and I like Swanson's feet-on-the-ground approach." Bruce Whitman, president of FlightSafety International, a Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) company that's one of the world's largest aviation training firms, goes even further: "The book is something you can carry around with you like a Bible and live by every day
  • View author's info posted on Jul 01, 2005 20:36

    From Bob Hope

    ON TURNING 70 "You still chase women, but only downhill".

    ON TURNING 80 "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing."

    ON TURNING 90 "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

    ON TURNING 100 " I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."

    ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING "I ruined my hands in the ring . the referee kept stepping on them."

    ON SAILORS "They spend the first six days of each week sowing their wild oats, then they go to church on Sunday and pray for crop failure."

    ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR "Welcome to the Academy Awards or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover'."

    ON GOLF "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees."

    ON PRESIDENTS " I have performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six."

    ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS CAREER " When I was born, the doctor said to my mother, 'Congratulations.You have an eight-pound ham'."

    ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL "I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it."

    ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY "Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother."

    ON HIS SIX BROTHERS "That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom."

    ON HIS EARLY FAILURES " I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me."

    ON GOING TO HEAVEN "I've done benefits for ALL religions. I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality."
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 00:26

    The Power of SELFLESSNESS

    Heaven is eternal, the Earth everlasting
    They can be eternal and everlasting
    because they do not exist for themselves
    for that reason they can exist.

    Therefore Evolved Individuals
    put themselves last
    and yet they are first
    Put themselves outside
    and yet they remain.
    Is it not because they are without self-interest that their interests succeed?

    FU HSI (2953-2838 BC)

    first legendary emperor credited for the invention of the calendar, marriage contract and creator of string instrument. Taught his people to fish, hunt, cook and raise domestic animals for food. INventor of the I ching trigrams while observing the shell of the tortoise..recognising the roles of constancy and change in nature and applied them to the affairs of society, creating one of history's first management systems.
    For the evolved individual who acts selflessly , their desires are transformed and they developed priorities that are aligned intelligently with both current situation and with larger influences in the world. For this reason as their aims are fulfilled , their environment evolves.
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 00:22

    Cub39 write:
    Hmmmmm. This might imply that Tao and Bush are opposites.


    CUB, about time some of the world leaders read the TAo of Power, recording observations of ancient emperors of China and the origins of one of the oldest philosophical thoughts...of the oldest civilisation in the world..how did they survive this long thru so much natural and man-made disasters? Perhaps they hold secrets that we have only begun to understand?
  • View author's info posted on May 29, 2005 00:46

    some Chinese philosophical thought from the TAo of Power:

    The way of NOninterference

    Those who would take hold of the world and act on it
    Never I notice, succeed

    The world is a mysterious instrument
    Not made to be handled
    Those who act on it, spoil it
    Those who seize it , lose it

    so in Natural Law
    Some lead, some follow
    Some agitate, some remain silent
    some are firm, some are weak
    Some carry on, some lose heart.

    Thus Evolved Individuals
    Avoid extremes,
    Avoid extravagance
    Avoid excess.

    -Emperor Yao (died 2258 B.C.)

    he understood clearly the importance of leadership and believed that strong social order was based on universal patterns which he did his best to record. He kept a record of astronomical observations -the cycles of the moon and planetary revolutions-compiled a calendar consisting of 360 days and 4 seasons. Thus he is credited with teaching his people to regulate agriculture by sowing seeds at the proper season.

    Evolved individuals are those who are always in harmony with the deeper trends in the evolution of society. They exert the force of their convictions through a state of focused inner awareness, while externally they practise strategic noninterference. Those who follow Tao are reluctant to push things to the extreme,including extremes of complacency , for they know that this can lead to undesirable consequences. Instead they strive to maintain their intellectual balance by experiencing the rhythms of natural events with emotional independence.
  • View author's info posted on May 28, 2005 00:58

    Writing and Speaking Mark Twain

    "I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way."

    "Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing."

    "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

    "Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over."

    Money and Finance Mark Twain
    "October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." "Pudd'nhead Wilson" (1894)

    "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain."

    Courage Mark Twain
    "Courage is to resist fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."

    Education Mark Twain
    "Do not let school interfere with your education."

    Facts Mark Twain
    "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."
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