Thoughtful Quotations

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. " ... James Bryant Conant

"The best is the enemy of good."...Voltaire's 
"Ninety percent of life is just showing up."...Woody Allen
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.”...  Henry Ford
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. 
But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
...Mark Twain
 “Make me one with everything” ...Zen Master to the Hot Dog Vendor
“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” ... John Lennon
“All of us are much more human than otherwise.”  ... Harry Stack Sullivan
“It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling than to feel yourself into a new way of acting.”
... Harry Stack Sullivan
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ... George Santayana

“Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.”
 ...Harry Stack Sullivan
“Love and work... work and love, that's all there is.”... Sigmund Freud
“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know” ...Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”  ...William James 
“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 friends 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 bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” ...John Donne, Meditation XVII
 “The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. “ ...Winston Churchill
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” ... William James
“Which person is wealthy?  The one who is satisfied with his lot.” (Pirkei Avot 4:1)
"Ad hoc, ad loc and quid pro quo. So little time — so much to know!" 
Jeremy Hilary Boob Ph.D. character in the movie Yellow Submarine (1968). 
Done is better than Perfect

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