Thursday, February 17, 2011

Some beautiful quotes from the book "Lift me Up - Words of Wisdom"

Chapter-1: Everyday wisdom:
1.     Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions and of all achievement. – Claude Bristol
2.     The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.   – William James
3.     Great People talk about ideas, average people talk about events; small people talk about other people. – Anonymous
4.     You can tell whether a person is clever by his answers, you can tell whether a person is wise by his questions. – Mahfouz Naguib
5.     Going to work for a big company is like getting on a train. Are you going at sixty miles an hour or the company is going at  sixty miles an hour and you are just sitting? – Paul Getty
6.     The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius
7.     A wise man never knows all, a fool knows everything – African proverb
8.     None of us is as smart as all of us. – Japanese proverb

 Chapter-2: Profound Wisdom:
1-     More mistakes, more experience. More experience, less mistakes.
2-     If you are patient in moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. – Chinese Proverb.
3-     Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.  – Jackson Brown.
4-     Information applied gives knowledge. Knowledge applied yield wisdom. Wisdom applied brings success.
5-     To the man who only has a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – Abraham Maslow (the world we see is the reflection of who we are)
6-     Speak to open the minds of others, listen to open your own.

Chapter-3: Insightful Wisdom:
1-     Thoughts have power, thoughts are energy. You can make your own world or break it by your own thinking – Susan Taylor
2-     The commentator makes a  noise, the activists makes a difference.

Chapter-4: Acquiring Wisdom:
1-     I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. – Woodrow Wilson.
2-     The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence. – Robert Shiller
3-     What we see depends mainly on what we look for. – John Lubbock
4-     Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a Viewing Point – A higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides. – Thomas Crum
5-     Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato (Speak only when your words improve the silence)
6-     Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about. – Solomon Short. (The other half is finding someone smart about it who can help you)
7-     The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that smart man knows what to say and wise man knows when to say and whether or not to say. – Frank Garafola.

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