Friday, February 19, 2016

Words of Wisdom - "W" - Part 1

Waiting doesn’t get you to a better answer.

Waiting only makes a bad decision worse.

Walk, don’t run, whenever possible.

Walk the Park (Disney)

Wall Street takes your money and their experience and turns it into their money and your experience.

War doesn’t determine who is right. Only who is left. (Bertrand Russell)

War is an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.

War is like love; it always finds a way.

War is never about what’s in front of you. It’s always about what’s behind you.

War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate.  (Marvin Gaye)

Warning: dates in calendar are closer than they appear.

Wartime mythmaking: The casual fact, the creative imagination, the will to believe, and out of these elements, a counterfeit of reality.

Was she a trial?  No, more of a jury.

Washed in life's river.

Washington is Hollywood for ugly people.

Watch out for changes recommended eagerly by those who would profit from them.

Watching him work is like watching two monkeys fuck a football.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all
that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

We always think that what’s around the corner is better than what we have.

We agree to forget what we find so hard to remember.

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizons.

We all need to find something that lets our hearts sing.

We always have the opportunity to be happy – not by way of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, but in how we choose to react to those circumstances.

We always teach what we need to learn.

We agree to forget what we find so hard to remember.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

We all have a line we don’t want crossed.

We all live with the scars we choose – they may hurt like Hell, but they make us stronger.

We all pass quietly from trying to develop our own style into trying to break our bad habits.

We Americans produce miserable ruins.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

We are all, it seems, saving ourselves for the senior prom.  But many of us forget
that somewhere along the way, we must learn to dance.

We are all manufacturers-some make good, others make trouble and still others
make excuses.

We are all strong enough to bear the misfortunes of our friends.

We are as gods and might as well get good at it.

We are born princes and life makes us frogs.

We are built on the wounds and mercies of the past.

We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvable problems.

We are freed not because there’s a solution but because we’ve become reconciled to the notion that there is no solution – that it is the human lot to try and fail, and that no one is immune from self-deception.

We are frequently honored for the wrong reasons.

We are generally better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by
those given to us by others.

We are happy when we remember the foolishness of being sad.

We are not responsible for falling down, but we are responsible for getting up.

We are now where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.

We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist…using technologies that haven’t been invented…in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.

We are such stuff/as dreams are made on, and our little life/is rounded with a sleep.

We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities.

We are the cumulative result of our thoughts and our actions.

We are the unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the ungrateful.

We are what we believe we are.

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence is not an act, but a habit.

We aspire to the comforts of intimacy while trying to avoid its demands.

We attract people who take their satisfaction from achievement.

We boil at different degrees.

We buy things because we believe that they are worth more than they cost.

We came
We saw
We concurred

We came to this land to build it and to be built in it.

We can always make great candles, but it’s the light bulb that makes the difference.

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.

“We can do anything you want” doesn’t turn into anything.

We can make ourselves feel better.  We can give ourselves pleasure.  We can obtain
gratification.  But happiness is something else.  It finds us.

We can stop bad things from happening; we just can’t make good things happen.

We can work together to remove your symptoms, but not your anxiety. That is our lot as men.

We cannot attend to the urgent at the expense of the important.

We cannot fall prey to an embarrassment of reaches.

We cannot get grace from gadgets.

We came to do good and we did very well indeed.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  (Albert Einstein)

We can't turn back the days that have gone.

We compete with ignorance.

We descend into hell by tiny steps.

We didn't know it couldn't be done.

We do a limited number of things very well.

We do not choose survival as a value; it chooses us.

We do not remember days..we remember moments. (Cesare Pavese)

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire

We do not wish to be better than we are, but more fully what we are.

We do not wish to do one thing a thousand percent better, we wish to do a thousand
things one percent better.

We do precision guesswork.

We do not need and indeed will never have all the answers before we act.  It is only through taking actions that we can discover some of them.

We don’t get a chance in life to do too many things and every one should be special. Because this is our life - this is what we’ve all chosen to do with it.

We don’t have much time so I’ll just tell you about me.

We don’t know who discovered water, but it certainly wasn’t a fish.

We don't manage by managing.  We manage by being here all the time.

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

We don't see things as they are.  We see them as we are.

We don’t sell music, we sell records.

We don't want our implementations to be a mile wide and an inch deep.

We dream in narrative.

We each pay a different "price for peace."

We either succeed and it’s awesome, or we fail and it was awesome while it lasted.

We exchange attention for value.

We exist through criticism.

We expect more from technology and less from each other.

We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.

We fall in love not with a person but with our own idea of that person.  There always comes a moment when we realize that the image and the beloved are not the same.

We feel fear because we recognize, in them, our own dilemmas.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood
with me shall be my brother.

We find our identities not in contemplation but in action.

We gave the world a new way to dream.

We get into a rut and the first thing we do is make ourselves comfortable and decorate the rut.

We grow older, but it's by no means certain that we grow up.

We had the experience, but missed the meaning.  -- T.S. Eliot

We have far less to fear from external competition than from internal inefficiency,
discourtesy, bad service and a lack of professionalism.

We have guided missiles and misguided men.

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume
wealth without producing it.

We have no quarrel with those who sell for less-they know what their stuff is

We have one and only one ambition.  To be the best.  What else is there?

We have only one person to blame, and that's each other.

We have the need of history in its entirety, not to fall back on, but to see if we can escape from it.

We have to follow the love 'em and leave 'em principle.  We have no loyalties or
friends, only interests.

We have two lives-the one we learn with and the one we live with after that.

We hire people who are never satisfied.

We impute meaning and purpose to things that are totally adventitious or accidental.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

We judge people in the really democratic ethic, we judge people by their work.

We knew that, in life, it all comes down to discipline.

We know elite kids are smart – the goal should be to make them wise.

We know too much and feel too little.

We like only to discover beauty.  All else is a form of waiting.

We still live in a financial age – not a technological age. (uber not flying cars)

We live in our failures.  We don’t go around congratulating ourselves for our success.  It’s those terrible gaffes, those terrible flops that make our hands fly to our faces, that makes us stop dead on the street and babble to drown out the memory.

We live in such a fast-moving world that the past gets lost, and I think the strength of our culture is the memory of what’s good in it.  If we don’t carry the greater past with us, who are we?

We live to fish where the fish are.

We love, we live, we love, we long, we love, we learn.

We love to buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.

We made a promise we swore we'd always remember, no retreat, no surrender.

We made it and it ate us.

We made too many wrong mistakes.

We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.

We make ourselves up as we go.

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

We merely wish to be pitied and encouraged in the course we have chosen.

We might never live those days gone by, but we can try.

We must all hang together, else we shall all hang separately.

We must always change, review, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.

We must believe in luck for how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like.

We must either find a way or make a way.  (Hannibal)

We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without laughing at all.

We must never accept the suggestion that the ideal is unattainable just because that road is harder to follow.

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore
the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences
that we often cannot foresee.

We must not let in daylight upon magic.

We need to be there when people are ready to buy.

We need to find a greater dream, to create the new, not just to somehow hold on to
what we have.

We need to let ourselves be seen.

We never know what enough is until we've had more than enough.

We never reach our ideals, but the thought of them spurs us on to higher and better

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.

We often have the experience but miss the wisdom.  Wisdom comes, if at all, slowly, painfully and only after deep reflection.

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because of the tone of voice in which it is

We only part to meet again.

We owe it to our children to let them know what we believe, and if they differ with us, we owe it to them to be honest adversaries, for it is through this honest confrontation that children can grow into adults who have a firm sense of their place in the sequence of the generations.

We pity them as they are powerless to escape their fate.

We prefer progressive improvement to postponed perfection.

We prefer the magic of the illusion to the knowledge of how the trick was done.

We process meaning before details.

We promote away from the customer.

We realized that the public got as big a thrill watching stars fall as it did watching them shine.

We recognize and appreciate effort, but we respect and reward results.

We reject wealth less frequently than love because we know money when we see it.

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