Thursday, February 11, 2016

Words of Wisdom - "T" - Part 6

Through our great good fortune, in our youths our hearts were touched with fire.  It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.

Through the unknown, you’ll find the new.
Throw the rock, hide the hand.

Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work. 

Ties that bind – vs – ties that preoccupy

Tightening the slack in society.

'Til the stars are mad with envy.

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman
is uncontrollable by any earthly force.

Time brings all things to light.

Time dissolves more problems than man solves.

Time doesn’t seem to pass here.  It just is.

Time is a choice.

Time has a way of changing your assets into liabilities.

Time is a great legalizer.

Time is as welcome as a temperance band.

Time is the greatest innovator.

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

Time means nothing in the face of creativity.

Time means nothing to a pig.

Timing is all.

Tinkerers: Players with skills of tinkering and incremental improvement win in the long run over first movers in manufacturing-based businesses.

Tired is my middle name.

Tis a far, far better thing. (Dickens)
To a friend’s house, the road is never long.

To ask permission is to seek denial.

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. (Aristotle)

To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

To be an entrepreneur is a condition, not a profession.

To be conscious you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

To be continued, unnoticed.

To be emotionally committed to somebody is very difficult, but to be alone is impossible.

To be free, one needs constant and unrelenting vigilance over one’s weaknesses.

To be great is to be misunderstood.

To be happy, set yourself a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy
and inspires your hopes.

To be in business, you have to be in business.

To be kind to fools is to throw water into the sea.  (Fazer bem a velhacos, e deitar
aqua no mar.)

To be not merely beautiful, but alive to the fact of beauty’s slow fade, and to seem more beautiful because of such terrible knowledge.

To be right too soon is to be in the wrong.

To be successful: get up early, work hard, and strike oil.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

To become a master at anything, you must nurture a very active patience.

To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life.

To break the molds, to be heedless of the seductions of security is an impossible struggle, but one of the few that count.

To call these characters stick figures is to malign the timber industry.

To commit suicide in Buffalo would be redundant.

To conduct a just war, you must interrupt peace.

To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable.  The highest
form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

To each, his peach.

To each time its art, to each art its freedom.

To every person there comes that special moment when he is tapped on the shoulder to do a very special thing unique to him.  What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared for the work that would be his finest hour.

To experience kitsch is to gaze into the mirror of the beautifying lie and to be moved to tears of gratification at one's own reflection.

To gain, you must yield;
To grasp, let go;
To win, lose.

To get what we’ve never had, we must do what we’ve never done.

To find beauty in the sad, hope in the midst of loss, and dignity in failure is great poetic art.

To know all is to forgive all.

To know trouble like it’s your best friend.

To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else. (Dickinson)

To live truthfully in an imaginary set of circumstances, that’s what it’s all about.

To love is to suffer, and yet it blossoms among the broken branches.

To marvel is the beginning of knowledge, and not to marvel, the first step toward ignorance.

To obtain experience without falsifying it through the act of observation.

To oneself inside, one is always sixteen with red lips.

To open a shop is easy; the difficult thing is to keep it open.

To open one's eyes to that which is already known.  (Miha ry kichi.)

To say that what can't be easily measured doesn't exist . . . is suicide.

To smile at opponents and friends alike is to abase one’s commitments to the status of mere opinions.

To stand still is to fall away from the truth; the inner life dims and flickers, starts to go out, as soon as one tries to hold fast. It’s like trying to make this breath serve for the next one, or making today’s dinner do the work of next Wednesday’s as well.  Truth rides the arrow of time.

To stick to a mistake is much worse than making one.

To suppose that we can think like men of another time is as much of an illusion as to suppose that we can think in a wholly different way.

To suspect a friend is worse than to be deceived by him.

To suspend criticism and think any idea is possible or good may ultimately be destructive to creativity and success…

To teach is to touch someone’s life forever.

To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.

To trigger a trend today, you don’t need highly influential people, you need easily influenced people.

To turn a dream into a reality-write it down.  Don't just think it-putting your dream
on paper is like stirring the embers of your life into a fire.

To us much is given, more is expected.

To view each other as more than obstacles.

Today is a good day to die.

Today is not about finding a job, it’s about inventing one.

Today the world is old, you flew away and time grew cold, where is that star that seemed so bright, ages ago last night.

Today was someday once.

Today's employees tend to value: participation over authority; individualism over
conformity; quality over quantity; diversity over uniformity; experience over things.

Today’s lie is tomorrow’s fact.

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.         Spanish Proverb

Tomorrow never comes.

Tomorrow never knows.

Tomorrow there will be sunshine and all this darkness will pass.

Too early, too early…oops, too late.

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart.

Too many people seem to think life is the tablecloth, instead of the messy feast that’s spread out on it…that’s not life.  Done right, life leaves stains.

Too much is always better than not enough.

Too much is not enough.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Too much-ness

Too old to cry – hurts too much to laugh. (stubbed toe in the dark)

Top dog/underdog:  Internal battle between the righteous, demanding perfectionist and the lazy, resistant saboteur that neurotic individuals commonly conduct in a vain attempt to avoid the anxiety of everyday living.

Torture the data.

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

Toxic idyll.

Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.

“Tradition” is very often an excuse word for people who don’t want to change.

Traditions are not just encumbrances.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Tragedy is becoming a winner at a game that’s not worth playing.

Tragedies are plays where each reasoned step brings the protagonists closer to their inevitable doom.

Transcend your past.

Transparency is a discipline – it’s not a one-time event.

Trash can dreams.

Treat GOOGLE like a mountain. You can climb the mountain, but you can’t move it.

Treat our priorities as the things we do first.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. (Goethe)

Treat people as they are, and they remain that way.  Treat them as though they are
already what they can be, and you help them become what they are capable of

Treat start-ups like new restaurants – if they’re here in 6 months, I’ll give them a try

Trees don't grow to the sky.

Tried and true is dead and buried.

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

True happiness always resides in the quest.

True originality consists not in a new manner, but in a new vision.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

True wisdom is always to be found far away from people, out in the great solitude.

Trust things that are alien, and alienate things that are trusted.

Trust vision over sight.

Truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.

Truth doesn’t vary based on circumstances.

Truth happens to an idea.  It becomes true, is made true by events.

Truth has no special time of its own-its hour is now-always.

Truth is its own witness.

Truth is simply the opinion that has survived.

Truth is terrific, reality is even better, but believability is best of all. (William Goldman)

Truth is that which cannot be proved false.

Truth itself is often concealed in such a way that the harder you look for it, the harder
it is to find.

Truth rides the arrow of time.

Truth well told.

Try not to be so open-minded that your brains fall out.

Try not to work for a person who has more problems than you do.

Try to be happy in this very present moment; and put not off being so to a time to
come: as though that time should be of another make from this, which is already
come, and is ours.

Try to be happy without it.
Trying to be happier is like trying to be taller. 

Trying to be obnoxious and irresistible simultaneously – and half – succeeding.

Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.

Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating old ones.

Trying to defend portholes to an engineer is like trying to show TV to a dog.

Trying to shoot pool with a rope.

Trying to take the money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.

Tsundoku – buying books but never getting around to reading them

Turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug.  (Sara Bareilles)

Turn the stumbling blocks into stepping-stones.

Turn variables into constants.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre... / Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.

Twenty percent of a watermelon is better than 100% of a grape.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do.  So throw off the bowlines—sail away from the safe harbor—catch the trade winds in your sail.

Two alphas do not equal a functional relationship in any field.

Two days I never worry about: yesterday and tomorrow.

Two different models for how to make money cannot peacefully co-exist in the same business.

Two heads on one body do not make for length of life.

Two kinds of failure:  man who will do nothing he is told and man who will do nothing

Two kinds of music: good and bad. Good music is the kind you tap your toes to.

Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, and that has
made all the difference.

Two skunks trying to breed a mink.

Two things are bad for your heart-running up steps and running down people.

Two types of leaders:  those who make history; those who are history.

Two types of men:  those whose lives are occasionally made miserable by women
and those who are dead.

Two ways to be – a saint or a thief.

Two ways to be rich:  one is to have more; the other is to want less.

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