Assorted Quotes

Sep 1, 2014 3:55:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

"Knowledge is the beginning of conduct; Conduct is the completion of knowledge."
--Wang Yang Ming (Ming Dynasty court philosopher)

"Dwell on your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."
--Richard Bach (Illusions)

"Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it" - W H Murray

"Tapping the information and the experience that is held within the organisation is the key to success" Peter Drucker

"Think of knowledge management as an investment in intellectual capital that will lead to a higher corporate IQ. In today's markets a company needs a high corporate IQ to succeed" Bill Gates

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." Samuel Jackson

"A traveller without knowledge is like a bird without wings". SA'Dl c.1250

"In Africa, when an old man dies, a library disappears." Kofi Annan, The United Nations Secretary General

"One learns by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try" Sophocles

'The unexamined life is not worth living. ... Wisdom begins in wonder. ... 'There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.' "Drink makes me wise but if I was wise I wouldn't drink" 'Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.' 'The educated differ from the uneducated, as the living from the dead.' 'Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.' "To learn and from time to time to apply what one has learned, isn't that a pleasure?" "Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; it is appeased by love. This is an eternal Law. ... If one speaks or acts, with a pure mind, happiness follows ..." "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." "The Fool gets Angry. The Wise Person Understands." "Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does the body." "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing." "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." "To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly." "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration." "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." "If we do only what is required of us we are slaves, the moment we do more we are free." "Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."

Winston Churchill must have had you in mind when he spoke of 'Never before has so much been asked of so few'. You're being required to pull out all the stops and step up to your own plate. This is one time, in your own personal history, when you are not allowed to fail, or even contemplate being anything less than the stars know you can be. This is your finest hour, when you're also required to go above and beyond the call of duty.

It's up to me, to set me free. If it's gotta be, it's up to me.
Because you will see, that it's up to me, to set myself freeeeeeeeeee!

I'm the greatest enemy, I'm, the greatest enemy. To me, I'm the greatest enemy and so I have to set myself freee!!!!

“Do not forget, Sancho,” said Don Quixote, “that there are two kinds of beauty, one being of the soul and other of the body. That of the soul is revealed through intelligence, modesty, right conduct, generosity, and good breeding, all of which qualities may exist in an ugly man. When one’s gaze is fixed upon beauty of this sort and not that of the body, love is usually born suddenly and violently.” (Miguel de Cervantes, from Don Quixote)
This Thing Called Love

He who is not impatient is not in love. – Pietro Aretino, "La Talanta" (1492-1556)

And if we wish to know the order of all the passions in the way of generation, love and hatred are first; desire and aversion; hope and despair third; fear and daring fourth; anger, fifth; sixth and last, joy and sadness, which follow from all the passions . . . yet so that love precedes hatred, desire precedes aversion, hope precedes despair, fear precedes daring, and joy precedes sadness. – Thomas Aquinas, "Summa Theologica" (1225-1274)

For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. - - Francis Bacon, "Of Friendship" (1561-1626)

Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it. - - Francis Bacon, "Of Judicature" (1561-1626)

Love has been assigned to woman as her supreme vocation, and when she directs it toward a man, she is seeking God in him; but if human love is denied her by circumstance, if she is disappointed or overparticular she may choose to adore divinity in the person of God Himself. - - Simon De Beauvoir, "The Second Sex" (1949)

Love seeketh not Itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair. - - -William Blake, Songs of Experience, "The Clod & the Pebble" (1794)

When the coin is tossed either Love or Lust will fall uppermost. But if the metal is right, under the one will always be the other. –Gerald Brenan, "Thoughts in a Dry Season" (1899)

Lover indeed (I may not deny) first united provinces, built cities, and by a perpetual generation makes and preserves mankind; but if it rage it has no more love, but burning lust, a disease, frenzy, madness, hell . . .

It subverts kingdoms, overthrows cities, towns, families; mars, corrupts and makes a massacre of men; thunder and lightning, wars, fires, plagues, have not done the mischief as this burning lust, this brutish passion. –Robert Burton, "The Anatomy of Melancholy" (1621)

In her first passion woman loves her lover,
In all the others all she loves is love. ---Lord Byron, "Don Juan" (1821)

Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge as fire is of light. – Thomas Carlyle, "Goethe" (1828)

I hate and love. You may ask why I do so. I do not know, but I feel it and am in torment. – Cais Valerius Catullus, "Carmina" (87-54 B.C.)

Love in young men: for the most part is not love but sexual desire, and it accomplishment is the end. - - Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, attributed (1547-1615)

"Do not forget, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "that there are two kinds of beauty, one being of the soul and the other of the body. That of the soul is revealed through intelligence, modesty, right conduct, generosity, and good breeding, all of which qualities may exist in an ugly man; and when one’s gaze is fixed upon beauty of this sort and not upon that of the body, love is usually born suddenly and violently." - - - Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, "Don Quixote" (1605-1615)

"Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind. Hear the music of voices, the song of the bird, the mighty strains of an orchestra, as if you would be stricken deaf tomorrow. Touch each object you want to touch as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail. Smell the perfume of flowers, taste with relish each morsel, as if tomorrow you could never smell and taste again. Make the most of every sense; glory in all the facets of pleasure and beauty which the world reveals to you." - Helen Keller, Three Days To See, Atlantic Monthly, 1933

Thought leads to Action.
Repeated Action leads to Habit.
Habit forms our Character.
Character defines our Personality.
Sai Baba --- Submitted by Partho Rakshit --- India
Know my friend, the ONE that CONTROLS the THOUGHT and hence the Action, Habit is YOU. Be aware you are neither the Mind nor the Body. You are either the slave or master of your mind, where the genesis of thoughts are created which determine your Life. Be the master of your mind and body my friend, to rule your mind and thus shape your life. Also remember, old habits die hard. To kill old habits, you need new habits. Demand your mind to set a chosen thought. Lead the thought to action. Repeat the action till the time it changes into a new habit. You DESERVE a Better Life. Enjoy the Journey to a Better Personality.

" Through the road of life, there are obstacles. Many people will simply go around them, but the great will overcome them."
Written in 2006 by William P. --- California

" When thoughts become action, success is attainable."
Written in 2006 by Pastor Rick Lancifort --- Florida

" Dreams know no boundaries; they just need belief."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gillian Duncan --- Scotland, U.K.

" Use every obstacle you face as stepping-stones to move closer to the life you desire. The more stones you have, the closer you are to your goal."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adeline Koh --- Singapore

" Dark is never really dark until you stop believing in the light."
Written in 2006 by CSW --- Washington

" Don't give up on Hope because Hope would never give up on you."
Written in 2006 by Lucy D. --- Illinois

" Life is too short to fall victim to our own emotions."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenni M. --- Pennsylvania

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." -- Earl Nightingale, speaker, author

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
— Mother Teresa

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
— Mother Teresa

"Live simply so others may simply live."
— Mother Teresa

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
— Mother Teresa

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
— Mother Teresa

"If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are."
— Mother Teresa

"We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something."
— Mother Teresa

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
— Mother Teresa

"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things."
— Mother Teresa

"The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway."
— Mother Teresa

"If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one."
— Mother Teresa

"do not wait for leaders;do it alone, person to person."
— Mother Teresa

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you."
— Mother Teresa

"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat."
— Mother Teresa

"when you don't have anything, then you have everything."
— Mother Teresa

"I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness."
— Mother Teresa (A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations)

"It is a kingly act to assist the fallen."
— Mother Teresa

"We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
— Mother Teresa

"I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness."
— Mother Teresa

"We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty."
— Mother Teresa

Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it." always post: reviews user statuses"
— Mother Teresa

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them"
— Mother Teresa

Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC. ex-@Forrester consultant. Writing on #cloud #howto guides and #tech tinkering!