Sunday, May 28, 2006

Thought-provoking quotations (NOT quotes - thanks, Mr Ingram)

A few random quotations to inspire us as the ascent of Kilimanjaro next February moves inexorably closer...and as everyday life in 21st century England becomes more and more challenging:
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live - Samuel Johnson
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it - Harry Emerson Fosdick
Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late - Benjamin Franklin
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow - Aesop
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight - Aristophanes
Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time - T.S. Elliot
One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try - Sophocles
One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak - G. K.Chesterton
There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take - Peter Drucker
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito - Betty Reese
If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it - Austin O'Malley
What doesn't kill me makes me stronger - Albert Camus
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control - Richard Kline
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk - Raymond Inmon


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