Archive for the ‘wisdom’ Category

Quote of the day, April 17

April 17, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, on preparation

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.”

Quote of the day, April 13

April 13, 2017

Steve Jobs, on work

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Quote of the day, March 15

March 15, 2017

Igor Stravinsky, on composing

“I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.”

Quote of the day, March 13

March 13, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on making a new trail

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Quote of the day, March 12

March 12, 2017

Andrew Carnegie, on teamwork 

“TEAMWORK: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results.”

Quote of the day, March 11

March 11, 2017

Lord Chesterfield, Letters to His Son (1774)

“If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.”

Quote of the day, March 6

March 6, 2017

W.H. Auden, on questions

“To ask the hard question is simple.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2017

Winston S. Churchill, on war

“Ah, horrible war, amazing medley of the glorious and the squalid, the pitiful and the sublime, if modern men of light and leading saw your face closer, simple folk would see it hardly ever.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 16

February 16, 2017

Thomas Paine, from Common Sense (1776)

“… a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 15

February 15, 2017

Winston S. Churchill, on fanaticism

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”