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Quotes Corner

Additional quotes:

  • disagreement is the essence of debate; debate is the essence of learning; learning is the essence of civilisation

These are a selection of quotations and sayings we’ve collected over the years. Please feel free to offer more of your own…!

  • Before you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, you first have to take off your own
  • No one can make you feel bad without your consent
  • Seek progress, rather than perfection
  • Enjoy living: you’re a long time gone
  • You may delay – but time won’t
  • Everyone is motivated. The question is – to do what?
  • Who are you? Your own best friend, or your own worst enemy?
  • Don’t look where you fell – look where you slipped (African proverb)
  • All things are difficult before they become easy
  • You cannot control the length of your life, but you can control its breadth and its depth.
  • We are all moving in the direction of our beliefs
  • Logic proves: intuition discovers
  • We are what we repeatedly do
  • Choice, consequence, responsibility
  • I have choices in my life….one of which is……to have choices in my life….
  • The laws of urgency:
    • 1 if you prioritise by urgent,everything becomes urgent, even the important.
    • 2 some important happens too late.
    • 3 some important never happens at all.
    • 4 others think that what you choose to spend your time on must be important, rather than urgent
  • You always take the weather with you
  • You cannot change the provocation, but you can change
    your response
  • Winning starts with beginning
  • Responsibility = response-ability
  • Capability = cope-ability
  • Do what you want – but want what you do
  • If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get
    what you’ve always got
  • Whatever you believe, you give yourself permission
    to achieve
  • “Someone gave me this glass. I really like this glass. It holds water admirably, and it glistens in the sunlight. I touch it and it rings. One day the wind may blow it off my shelf, or my elbow may knock it from my table. I know this glass is already broken, so I enjoy it incredibly” (Achaan Chah Subato)
  • It’s hard to fight an enemy who has an outpost in your head
  • We are connected in invisible ways to our fears. We are the puppet, and the puppeteer: the victims of our own expectations
  • We want the facts to fit our preconceptions. When they don’t, it’s easier to ignore the facts than change our preconceptions
  • Reality is a mirror of your own perception
  • Avoid….act….accept….
  • Things do not change: we change
  • You get back what you give out
  • A single fantasy can transform a million realities
  • We may hate change – yet it’s the only thing that brings progress
  • Take responsibility for your attitude – don’t let someone else choose it for you
  • The problem is not to learn – but to unlearn (Gloria Steinem)
  • Stop trying: start doing
  • F – fantasy
    E – expressed
    A – as
    R – reality
  • When we say:“there isn’t enough time”, we usually mean: “it isn’t enough of a priority”
  • Conscience is like a guard dog: you can slip past it, but you can’t stop it barking
  • If not you, who? If not now, when?
  • Release your past…free your present…and liberate your future…..
    …by letting go
  • In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia
  • A mind stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension
  • Remember: Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did – but backwards and in high heels!
  • How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  • Pain is inevitable: suffering is optional
  • A yawn is nature’s way of giving the person listening an opportunity to open their mouth
  • It’s all right to hold a conversation, but you should let go of it now and then.
  • No one ever washed a hired car
  • There’s nothing left in my right brain, and there’s nothing right in my left brain.
  • Your karma has just run over my dogma
  • We who laugh – last!
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