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Ghanaian Proverbs

Only someone else can scratch your back for you.

David Hume

When men are the most sure and arrogant, they commonly are the most mistaken.

Chinese Proverbs

Who are firmly joined can be hardly severed.

Peter Senge, fully Peter Michael Senge

The tools and ideas presented in this book are for destroying the illusion that the world is created of separate, unrelated forces. When we give up this illusion - we can then build "learning organizations", organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.

Philip K. Dick, fully Philip Kindred Dick

You, as a product of your socialist society, you are used to enormous waste. I, however, are still to free enterprise. 'Saving money is earning.

George MacDonald

Where every day is not the Lord's, the Sunday is his least of all. There may be a sickening unreality even where there is no conscious hypocrisy.

Simon Sinek

The true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own. Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest.

Author Unknown

Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe; but to find out what he has to do, and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.

Søren Kierkegaard, fully Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.

Piet Mondrian, fully Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian

Masculine and feminime, vertical and horizontal.

Dave Eggers

I worry about exposing him to bands like Journey, the appreciation of which will surely bring him nothing but the opprobrium of his peers. Though he has often been resistant - children so seldom know what is good for them - I have taught him to appreciate all the groundbreaking musicmakers of our time - Big Country, Haircut 100, Loverboy - and he is lucky for it. His brain is my laboratory, my depository. Into it I can stuff the books I choose, the television shows, the movies, my opinion about elected officials, historical events, neighbors, passersby. He is my twenty-four-hour classroom, my captive audience, forced to ingest everything I deem worthwhile. He is a lucky, lucky boy! And no one can stop me.

William Dean Howells

Intent upon some point in the future.

William Law

He that is endeavoring to subdue, and root out of his mind, all those passions of pride, envy and ambition, which religion opposes, is doing more to make himself happy, even in this life than he that is contriving means to indulge them.

Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Every creature, a divine anthem is unique, unique, unrepeatable and incomparable

Rabbi Morris Lichtenstein

A system of ethics may be based either on fear or on love, but not on both. When based on fear, the letter of the law, as a rule, will be executed, but not its spirit. Because of fear, men may deal honestly with one another, but they will not necessarily be honest men, they may speak truthfully even and not be truthful. Fear develops a dual personality, one manifested in the presence of the object feared, the other, perhaps of extremely opposite tendencies, unfolded in the secret chamber of the heart. In a system of ethics based on fear, man is persuaded that he is weak and untrustworthy, that his nature is hopelessly corrupt, unable to master itself except at the lash of a Force lying outside himself. Man, it then would seem, is innately wicked ; his wickedness must be chained by threats of divine wrath and punishment ; he, of his own accord, would not walk in the path that is straight ; he must be forced into it by the gaps and ditches that are lurking dangerously outside this path. Such a system, in which man is convinced that he is unable to take care of himself, build his own character, merely tends to generate moral weakness and cowardice. A system of ethics based on love develops a unified personality, a oneness between thought and action. It enhances, more and more, the moral courage which is basic to man. Through love, man becomes conscious of the great force of goodness and virtue that lie within him. He knows that he is possessed of inherent goodness and godliness, if he knows that in himself is a spark of the divine, a force that makes for perfection. All he needs to do is to allow this divine spark to illuminate and permeate his whole being, and darkness and evil will disappear from his heart.

David Foster Wallace

Who wouldn?t love this jargon we dress common sense in: formal innovation is no longer transformative, having been co-opted by the forces of stabilization and post-industrial inertia, blah, blah. But this co-optation might actually be a good thing if it helped keep younger writers from being able to treat mere formal ingenuity as an end in itself. MTV-type co-optation could end up a great prophylactic against cleveritis?you know, the dreaded grad-school syndrome of like Watch me use seventeen different points of view in this scene of a guy eating a Saltine. The real point of that shit is Like me because I?m clever?which of course is itself derived from commercial art?s axiom about audience-affection determining art?s value.

Persian Proverbs

If my aunt had a beard, this man would be my uncle.

Author Unknown

Visionary sights unseen see future shapes never made from thoughts unthought which imagine the unimaginable in new colour vision of everything out there but not as we know it.

Mary Kay Ash, fully Mary Kathlyn Wagner Ash

The best way to kill a management system is to violate it. The second best way is to ignore it.

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Life in itself is neither good nor evil, it is the place of good and evil, according to what you make it.

William "Bill" Bernbach

Advertising isn't a science. It's persuasion. And persuasion is an art.

Paul Harvey, fully Paul Harvey Aurandt

Each generation imagines that we're all going to hell. Each generation goes through a little hell and comes out heat tempered and better than before.

Matthew Arnold

Change doth unknit the tranquil strength of men.

Randall Wallace

The ghosts of my heart strolled in.

Ravi Shankar, born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, aka Pandit

I have always encouraged the creativity of an artist. But one has to have solid knowledge and know the rules to break it. Improvisation does not mean tampering with the authenticity of a classical raga. I was probably way beyond my time when I first started to experiment with western instruments and western musicians. Contrary to popular belief, I never performed with the Beatles. George Harrison came to me as he was so taken by our music and became my student. It was not a fad for him, he loved it until the end and became very very dear to me. John Coltrane was so impressed by my music and had a few lessons from me, and again was so moved that he named his son after me.