Saturday, January 09, 2016

Words of Wisdom - "L"

Lack of charisma can be fatal.

Lagniappe-”A small, unexpected extra."

Language is a cracked kettle on which we tap out crude rhythms for bears to dance to
while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

Language can lie, movement cannot.

Larceny is not a difficult crime to condone unless your childhood was the item stolen.

Larger share of wallet

Lasted as long as a sugar high.

Lasting accomplishment is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.

Laughter-the natural recognition of destruction, confusion and ruin.

Laughter, like love, is a form of light fed by a particularly distilled energy from the spirit.

Launches are like last week’s lunch meat.

Launches are like celebrity scandals.

Law is the opposite of sex.  No matter how good it is, it's bad.

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.

“Le mort est une fin de critique et un début de regret.”

Lead cannot be made into a sword.

Lead in the spirit of service to something.

Leaders are made, they are not born.  They are made by hard effort which is the
price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

Leaders are individuals who make ordinary people do extraordinary things in the face of adversity.

Leaders are purveyors of hope, not of despair.

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

Leaders can cast shadow or light.

Leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders.

Leadership is a performance.  You need to be conscious about your behavior, because everyone else is.

Leadership is always about serving something bigger than yourself.

Leadership is an activity, not a position.

Leadership is learning to give whether you get anything or not. Give in the true sense of the word; any other way of giving is simply "trading."

Leadership is the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it.

Leadership is the ability to hide your panic from others.

Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.

Leadership provides the vision, values and purpose that create motion.  Management channels the energy leadership creates.  Leadership is necessarily personal; admini­stration is necessarily impersonal.

Leadership should be visible.  Management should be invisible.

Leading a large law firm is like being the only fire hydrant on a block with fifty dogs.

Lean into the discomfort of the work.

Learn by being crushed.

Learn from the past, don’t live there.

Learn from those who have been there.

Learn not to sweat the small stuff.

Learn to be fast now – you can learn to be good later.

Learn to say “no" to the good, so you can say “yes" to the great.

Learning how to break silence with sound.

Learning is a matter of timing.  You acquire knowledge when you're ready to receive it.

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to fall back.

Learning is not attained by chance.  It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Learning to forgive takes practice.

Learning to love risk taking is a competitive advantage.

Learning to sew because it keeps your hands away from your throat.

Leave before it makes you hard.

Leaving decisions in the hands of people who will pay no price for and have nothing to lose by being wrong is stupid and dangerous.

Leaving what's safe for anything new.

Legal systems are about what you have done.  Markets are about what you're going to do.

Lego Theatre.

Less a passionate necessity than the shell of an old habit.

Less to do with more and more to do with better.

Lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. (Aesop)
Let him who would move the world, first move himself.

Let me photograph you in this light in case it is the last time that we might be exactly like we were before we realized we were sad of getting old

Let our sickness work for you.

Let people be different.

Let the beauty you love be the work that you do.

Let the memory of the evening be the first thing you remember when you wake up in the morning and open your smile.

Let the old year and its curses end and let the new year and its blessings begin.

Let them hate as long as they fear.  “Oderint Dum Metuant”

Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.

Let us take men as they are, not as they ought to be.

Let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.

Let's compromise and say I'm right.

Let’s do it again, but pretend it’s a real movie.

Let's go see that film-it came in on budget.

Let’s prove by doing.

Let’s put some points on the board. Let’s SHOW them what we can do.

Let's rob the train before we split up the loot.

Let’s sit on the ground and sing sad stories of the death of kings. (Richard II)

Let’s try to beat that.

Level 4 Leader – Follow Me.   Level 5 Leader – Follow a Cause.

Liberals have no ideas, they have only sentiments.

Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood.  (Lu Xun)

Life at court doesn't satisfy a man, but it keeps him from being satisfied with anything else.

Life breaks everyone, and those who survive are strong in the broken places.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Life doesn't consist of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.

Life goes on.  It always does until it doesn’t.

Life is a dream that keeps me from sleeping.

Life is a marathon, not a sprint, and you just work hard.

Life is a race - cut to the chase.

Life is about “both/and” rather than “either/or” .

Life is bearable even when it is unbearable.  That is what is so terrible; that is the unbearable thing about it.

Life is cheap but the accessories will kill you.

Life is divided between the horrible and the miserable.

Life is easy, it’s television that’s hard.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. (Helen Keller)

Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart.

Life is like a grindstone.  Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of.

Life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Life is like riding the bus, it requires change.

Life is more about seeing than being seen.

Life is mostly forth and bubble.
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.

Life is not a having and a getting/but a being and a becoming.

Life is not addition, but multiplication.

Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Life is not who you are, but what you do.

Life is one fucking thing after another.

Life is only black and white in photos.

Life is short and full of blisters.

Life is short, art long, experiment perilous.

Life is small. Now death, death got style.

Life is the sum of all your choices.

Life is too short to be little.

Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high.

Life is what it is, but you don’t have to accept it.

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.

Life isn’t built around one opportunity – it’s many.  You have to keep pushing and grinding.

Life only demands from you the strength that you possess.  Only one feat is possible-not to have run away.

Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. (Anais Nin)

Life was better when apples and blackberries were fruits.

Life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.

Lightweight living.

Like a bird on the wire…I have tried in my way to be free.

Like a body at a wake.  Necessary to have the party-not expected to say much.

Like a dog…hunt in your dreams.
Like a dog walking on his hind legs.  It is not done well; but you are surprised
to find it done at all.

Like a monkey trying to fuck a beach ball.

Like a moose needs a hat rack.

Like a person who walks across a field of snow and leaves no footprints.

Like a turkey accepting an invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner.

Like asking someone if they want to get vaccinated with a live virus.

Like bellbottom jeans – signs of youthful indiscretion that are best forgotten.

Like Bloody Marys when you have a hangover. You have to go back to them , but eventually they’re going to catch up with you.

Like chewing aluminum foil.

Like father, like son.

Like fleas to a Great Dane.  They can't bring him to heel, but they can make his life miserable.

Like four flat tires on a muddy road.

Like grabbing a gumball out of a crocodile’s mouth.

Like many another foul art, rudeness has gifted practitioners.

Like mining coal with your bare hands. It’s really bloody and it’s ugly.

Like people, things thrive on good beginnings.

Like the color black, business mixed with anything else turns into business.

Like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree.

Like United Airlines, one of the worst things in the world.

Like using your tongue to move a trackball.

Like watching paint dry…except that paint only dries once.

Like when the truth is spoken and it makes no difference – something in your heart goes cold.

Likely to interpret any substantive concern as a sign of emotional instability.

Limited funds are a blessing, not a curse.

Listen effectively
Establish rapport
Respond appropriately
Fact finding
Problem solving
Control your own stressful reaction

Listening is an essential weapon.

Listening is the highest form of courtesy.

Listening to advice often accomplishes far more than heeding it.

Listening to music on a computer speaker is like taking a bath with your socks on.

Literacy is not a luxury.

Literature is the only profession where you start out as a prosecutor and end up in the dock.

Litigating is about toughness, but not about mean spiritedness.

Little is more central to one’s sense of self than one’s work.

Little thieves are hanged, but great ones prosper.

Little things don't mean a lot, they mean everything.

Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.

Live by what you trust, not by what you fear.

Live deep instead of fast.

Live so that you can always tell the truth.

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of times.

Living already a posthumous life, even as a childhood.

Living well is not the best revenge.
Living simply is more like it.
And, in the end, when the opportunity for revenge
presents itself, you have better things to do.

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.

Logic breaks like stained glass when emotions start to roll.

Logic is the art of being wrong with confidence.

Loneliness is failed solitude.

Loneliness is like a hammer blow that shatters glass, but hardens steel.

Loneliness is something you do to yourself.

Long Tail: Selling less of more.

Longing, we say, because desire is full of endless distances.

Look for and exploit (in a good ways – by surprise and delight) moments of customer vulnerability

Look for the selfish motive.

Looking back is the first sign of aging and decay.

Looking for the solution without listening to the problem is like working in the dark.

Looking reality straight in the eye and then acting upon it with as much speed as you can.

Looks like the upper hand is on the other foot.

Losers fail to redefine their strategy based on experience.

Losing love is like a window in your heart.

Loss can be a powerful elixir.

Loss is not without its curious advantages for the artist.

Lost boys-golden girls.

Lost time is never found again.

Love between equals, like an answered prayer, is hard to accommodate oneself to.

Love does not cause suffering; what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love’s opposite.

Love doesn’t die, people do.

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give --- which is everything.

Love is a gift; friendship is an exchange.

Love is for those people who believe in it.

Love is like war:  easy to begin, but very hard to stop.

Love is never enough and often too much.

Love is patient; love is kind; love never fails.

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Love is too complex to be consistent.

Love is what goes on between a man and a .45 pistol that won't jam.

Love is what happens when men and women don’t know each other.

Love is what’s left of a relationship after all the selfishness has been removed.

Love, without discipline, isn't.

Lovemaking is the red tape of marriage.

Low barriers to entry-high barriers to success.

Low expectations are good protection.

Loyalty is something you pay for.

Luck is a talent.

Luck is the residue of design.

Luck may help a man over a ditch if he jumps well.

Luck only comes to visit; it doesn't come to stay.

Lucky is the man who does not secretly believe that every possibility is open to him. (Walker Percy)

Lust is no excuse for thoughtlessness.

Lying can never save us from another lie.

Lying gets more films made than money.

Lying is a mistake unless it’s a matter of national security.

Lymph – to walk with a lisp.

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