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Creativity & Life Quotes

Luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Adam Lyons

Any intelligent fool can make things better, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein

Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. – Unknown

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. – Woody Allen

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

The past is history. The future is a mystery. This moment is a gift. That’s why this moment is called the present. Enjoy it. – Allan Johnson

If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together. – African proverb

Most homes valued at over $250,000 have a library. That should tell us something. – Jim Rohn

The man is the head [of the family], but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants. – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first. – William Shakespeare

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. – Anonymous

creativity and life quotesMinds are like parachutes — they only function when open. – Thomas Dewar

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. – Albert Einstein

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. – Chinese proverb

We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection. – Plato

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. – Albert Einstein

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation. – Pearl S. Buck

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift

When faced with two choices simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for. – Unknown

If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn’t have fallen for the second. – Johnny Depp

In the pursuit of knowledge, something is added every day. In the pursuit of enlightenment, something is dropped every day. – Laozi

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. – Unknown

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams

When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. – Laozi

Politics and Leadership Quotes

A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. – John F. Kennedy

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, “What a dust do I raise!” – Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. – Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. – Great Law of the Iroquois

There is a tide in the affairs of men. – Julius Caesar

The truth is treason in the Empire of Lies. – Ron Paul

One should not focus on the differences between people but look for commonality and similarity. – Theodore Levitt

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. – Ronald Reagan

Superficial goals lead to superficial results. – Attila the Hun

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill

Honor is doing the right thing, even when nobody is looking. – Unknown

If a man is to shed the light of the Sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. – Romain Rolland

Civil disobedience, that’s not our problem. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem. – Howard Zinn

Man is free at the instant he wants to be. – Voltaire

Great ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That’s why great ideas are initially resisted. – Hugh MacLeod

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. – Theodore Roosevelt

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Laozi

If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me! – Francois De La Rochefoucauld

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others. – Norman Shidle

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. – Vince Lombardi

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. – Aristoteles

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. – Jim Rohn

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

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. – Isaac Asimov

Creativity and Life Quotes

Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. – Plato

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. – Helen keller

You must be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Two men looked out through prison bars… One saw mud, the other stars. – Unknown

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Picasso

Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth. – Stephen Hawking

You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not. – Isabel Allende

A year from now you may wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? – Unknown

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

creativity and life quotesA goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. – Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

Don’t worry baby. There should be sunshine after rain and love after pain. – Unknown

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Because Those Who Mind Don’t Matter and Those Who Matter Don’t Mind. – Dr. Seuss, originally by Bernard Baruch

For billions of years, since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your mom and dads side successfully looked after and passed on to you life. – Unknown

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Laozi

Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they’re doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. – XKCD 267

From a universal standpoint, there are always bigger and better things to worry about. – Albert Einstein

We know what we are, but not what we may be. – William Shakespeare

What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain

You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad.
Love what you’ve got, and remember what you had.
Learn to forgive, but never forget.
Learn from your mistakes, but never regret.
People change, things go wrong.
Just remember life goes on. – Unknown