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Great Thoughts From Great Minds:

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” Socrates

“One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. ” -Norman Vincent Peale “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
“Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.” -Andrew Jackson
“The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can become.” – Max De Pree
“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.” – Anthony de Mello

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” -Abraham Lincoln
“Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.” -Henry Ford
“The one who has the ability also has the obligation”. -A.P. Møller.

“Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner”  Lao Tzu

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer

“Far better is it to dare mighty things than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much.” -Theodore Roosevelt

“My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more fulfilling all of our lives will be.” -Ross Parmenter -Anthropologist

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.” -John Stuart Mills

Naguib Mahfouz, Nobel Prize Winner, says you can tell a clever person by the answers given; but you can tell a person is wise by the questions asked. We reveal our wisdom in our questions and confirm that wisdom by our willingness to keep seeing for the true, the good and the beautiful. When individuals and institutions embrace questions, especially difficult ones, the potential exists for mature, lasting and meaningful growth. Success and maturity increasingly depend on having the right questions, not necessarily the right answers. (“A Year of Faithful Questions,” Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Trinity News)

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

“If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” -Jon Stewart

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.” -Mother Teresa

“The best way to have the last word is to apologize.” -Unknown

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” -Hanlon’s razor.

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr