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Vera Wang – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Vera Wang

 

Design is about point of view, and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer.

– Vera Wang


When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn’t find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That’s when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business.

– Vera Wang


To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription. It’s like makeup. It’s the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance.

– Vera Wang


All those years of skating and dancing have carried over. I can’t design anything without thinking of how a woman’s body will look and move when she’s wearing it.

– Vera Wang


I like the gritty parts of fashion, the design, the studio, the pictures.

– Vera Wang


Let’s be realistic, how many people are buying a $2,000 skirt? I love to design things that people can actually buy. I’m staggered by what a boot costs today.

– Vera Wang


When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.

– Vera Wang


The funny thing is that I’m the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who’s traveled with me. Normally, I’m in so many layers, I look like Lawrence of Arabia!

– Vera Wang


As the mother of two daughters, I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.

– Vera Wang


There was no relationship between a wedding dress and fashion. There was no good taste, either. I realized that I could make an impression in terms of changing and readdressing the whole industry of bridal.

– Vera Wang


Even the most understated ceremony involves a certain respect for ritual and pageantry. No one plays more of a significant role than the bride’s attendants.

– Vera Wang


Although in skating you compete with other people, anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me the idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that came from skating. But I carried that with me for the rest of my life.

– Vera Wang


I love a black wedding dress.

– Vera Wang


I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It’s a metaphor for women’s lives, their creativity.

– Vera Wang


I always see where I didn’t do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That’s a bit of my wisdom, if you want to call it that.

– Vera Wang



William Osler – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by William Osler

 

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.

– William Osler


Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.

– William Osler


To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle.

– William Osler


Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

– William Osler


There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

– William Osler


No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.

– William Osler


Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.

– William Osler


The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

– William Osler


The future is today.

– William Osler


The good physician treats the disease the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

– William Osler


We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.

– William Osler


The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.

– William Osler


No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.

– William Osler


In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.

– William Osler


There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs.

– William Osler



Vince Cable – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Vince Cable

 

On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved.

– Vince Cable


For wide swaths of training and education there are valuable spillovers which mean that the private sector needs support from the government. That is why I have been so determined to protect and grow apprenticeships and put higher education on a sustainable footing.

– Vince Cable


Now the main areas of higher education that still enjoy considerable financial support from government are subjects like engineering and science and the research ringfence which is the basic minimum to protect Britain’s scientific competitiveness.

– Vince Cable


I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke ‘fat cats’ until they purr with pleasure. I’m completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way.

– Vince Cable


My time at Shell was a most valuable experience because it taught me to look at the world in a long-term way. Shell takes a 20-year view on events and plans for different scenarios. It makes you see the world as a kind of large matrix.

– Vince Cable


I fear that the rising personal bankruptcies and repossessions are the first signs of bigger problems to come and personal debt – Gordon Brown’s legacy to millions of Britain’s families – will hang like a millstone around the neck of the British people for years to come.

– Vince Cable


Small- and medium-sized businesses need access to a diverse range of finance options, including non-bank lending. These new forms of finance are still small in scale today but they should, over time, bring additional choice and greater competition to the lending market.

– Vince Cable


My late wife Olympia was Goan and I’ve been to India many times. I love the food there. We used to do our shopping in Southall, where you can find cheap but wonderful fruit like mangoes, vegetables and spices. I didn’t do much of the cooking, as Olympia did a lot – I was the under-chef and did some of the chopping.

– Vince Cable


The food in the House of Commons is fairly good. The cafe in Portcullis House is really very high quality, and you also have a choice of eating in the more traditional restaurants, the Churchill Room or the Members’ Dining Room. I don’t often eat in them, though, as I’m usually on the run.

– Vince Cable


When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: ‘Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.’

– Vince Cable


I clearly believe a lot more than some of my coalition colleagues – Tories – in redistribution and using the tax system for that purpose. I also believe in the government having an active role in the economy, which is having an industrial strategy. I’m not a believer in laissez-faire.

– Vince Cable


You can’t win with some people. If you’re not in government, you’re criticised for being not serious. If you are in government, you’re criticised for wanting power. That’s the Labour party’s line of attack, and it’s a bit ridiculous.

– Vince Cable


And humility in politics means accepting that one party doesn’t have all the answers recognising that working in partnership is progress not treachery.

– Vince Cable


My college, Fitzwilliam, was pretty good but unfashionable and I lived in digs so I was not part of the cloistered ‘old college’ environment, which frankly was a bit intimidating. But I worked hard and settled in by exploring politics and girls.

– Vince Cable


I think what is happening is I think first of all there is confidence in the U.K. economy. We’re in a German rather than a Greek position in international financial markets, which is very positive and keeps our debt service costs down, and we’re also beginning to see real evidence of rebalancing.

– Vince Cable



William Arthur Ward – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by William Arthur Ward

 

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.

– William Arthur Ward


When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

– William Arthur Ward


Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.

– William Arthur Ward


Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.

– William Arthur Ward


The pessimist complains about the wind the optimist expects it to change the realist adjusts the sails.

– William Arthur Ward


Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

– William Arthur Ward


God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’

– William Arthur Ward


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

– William Arthur Ward


Happiness is an inside job.

– William Arthur Ward


A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.

– William Arthur Ward


Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

– William Arthur Ward


Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

– William Arthur Ward


Adversity causes some men to break others to break records.

– William Arthur Ward


Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.

– William Arthur Ward


A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

– William Arthur Ward



V. S. Naipaul – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by V. S. Naipaul

 

If you write a novel alone you sit and you weave a little narrative. And it’s O.K., but it’s of no account.

– V. S. Naipaul


The writer is all alone.

– V. S. Naipaul


What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude.

– V. S. Naipaul


I went to India and met some people who had been involved in this guerrilla business, middle-class people who were rather vain and foolish. There was no revolutionary grandeur to it. Nothing.

– V. S. Naipaul


The reason is that they define how I have gone about my business. I have trusted to intuition. I did it at the beginning. I do it even now. I have no idea how things might turn out, where in my writing I might go next.

– V. S. Naipaul


Some writers can only deal with childhood experience, because it’s complete. For another kind of writer, life goes on, and he’s able to keep processing that as well.

– V. S. Naipaul


Africa has no future.

– V. S. Naipaul


Great writing can be done in biography, history, art.

– V. S. Naipaul


It’s very attractive to people to be a victim. Instead of having to think out the whole situation, about history and your group and what you are doing… if you begin from the point of view of being a victim, you’ve got it half-made. I mean intellectually.

– V. S. Naipaul


To be converted you have to destroy your past, destroy your history. You have to stamp on it, you have to say ‘my ancestral culture does not exist, it doesn’t matter.’

– V. S. Naipaul


Home is, I suppose just a child’s idea. A house at night, and a lamp in the house. A place to feel safe.

– V. S. Naipaul


I always knew who I was and where I had come from. I was not looking for a home in other people’s lands.

– V. S. Naipaul


Trinidad may seem complex, but to anyone who knows it, it is a simple, colonial, philistine society.

– V. S. Naipaul


When I learnt to write I became my own master, I became very strong, and that strength is with me to this very day.

– V. S. Naipaul


It is important not to trust people too much.

– V. S. Naipaul


One must always try to see the truth of a situation – it makes things universal.

– V. S. Naipaul



Vladimir Lenin – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Vladimir Lenin

 

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.

– Vladimir Lenin


The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.

– Vladimir Lenin


Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

– Vladimir Lenin


No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

– Vladimir Lenin


When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the ‘freedom of the press’ goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.

– Vladimir Lenin


When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.

– Vladimir Lenin


While the State exists there can be no freedom when there is freedom there will be no State.

– Vladimir Lenin


The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.

– Vladimir Lenin


It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

– Vladimir Lenin


Sometimes – history needs a push.

– Vladimir Lenin


The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.

– Vladimir Lenin


Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.

– Vladimir Lenin


There are no morals in politics there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

– Vladimir Lenin


To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities that is not to be taken seriously in politics.

– Vladimir Lenin


Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

– Vladimir Lenin


A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

– Vladimir Lenin



William Ellery Channing – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by William Ellery Channing

 

The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought.

– William Ellery Channing


The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.

– William Ellery Channing


Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.

– William Ellery Channing


Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.

– William Ellery Channing


The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.

– William Ellery Channing


Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.

– William Ellery Channing


How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.

– William Ellery Channing


The home is the chief school of human virtues.

– William Ellery Channing


The great hope of society is in individual character.

– William Ellery Channing


God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.

– William Ellery Channing


Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.

– William Ellery Channing


It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind’s dignity.

– William Ellery Channing


No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

– William Ellery Channing


Life has a higher end, than to be amused.

– William Ellery Channing


The world is governed by opinion.

– William Ellery Channing


We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.

– William Ellery Channing



Warren Farrell – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Warren Farrell

 

Men are fair, and they have learned not to personalize anger – they can disagree with you and argue to the bone, but afterward they still consider you a nice person with whom the underlying human relationship need not be altered.

– Warren Farrell


Throughout my life I have always been amazed that people couldn’t listen to other people, that they couldn’t hear their best intent, that there seemed to be an enormous need to demonize.

– Warren Farrell


The five different areas in which boys are in crisis – education jobs emotional health physical health and fatherlessness – are handled by different portions of the government.

– Warren Farrell


Nobody really believes in equality anyway.

– Warren Farrell


It evolved from my experience in the fifties, growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible.

– Warren Farrell


A man’s primary fantasy is access to a variety of attractive women without the fear of rejection.

– Warren Farrell


The only men who aren’t in fear of women’s reactions are usually men who aren’t born or who are dead.

– Warren Farrell


When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.

– Warren Farrell


The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.

– Warren Farrell


I’m an awfully loyal friend. Once I’ve started a relationship with someone, it’s like they are syrup and I’m a pancake. Their syrup gets into my pancake, so to speak.

– Warren Farrell


Once boys’ and men’s challenges are clear, the question ‘why now’ quickly becomes ‘why didn’t we see this sooner?’ The answer? Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable.

– Warren Farrell


I don’t think there’s anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize.

– Warren Farrell


Men’s competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.

– Warren Farrell


For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object.

– Warren Farrell


Without husbands, women have to focus on earning more. They work longer hours, they’re willing to relocate and they’re more likely to choose higher-paying fields like technology.

– Warren Farrell


All women’s issues are to some degree men’s issues and all men’s issues are to some degree women’s issues because when either sex wins unilaterally both sexes lose.

– Warren Farrell


Companies like I.B.M. have offered women scholarships to study engineering for years, and women engineers routinely get higher starting salaries than men.

– Warren Farrell



Vaclav Havel – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Vaclav Havel

 

It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.

– Vaclav Havel


The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.

– Vaclav Havel


If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.

– Vaclav Havel


What’s certain is that a totalitarian enclave like Cuba’s can’t continue to exist, so change will definitely come there, eventually.

– Vaclav Havel


The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words, of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.

– Vaclav Havel


When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.

– Vaclav Havel


Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

– Vaclav Havel


I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.

– Vaclav Havel


Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.

– Vaclav Havel


Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it or you don’t, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you.

– Vaclav Havel


Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

– Vaclav Havel


Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

– Vaclav Havel


Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.

– Vaclav Havel


The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.

– Vaclav Havel


Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.

– Vaclav Havel


The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.

– Vaclav Havel


Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.

– Vaclav Havel



Victoria Justice – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Victoria Justice

 

Going to a concert is so overwhelming and the energy is amazing.

– Victoria Justice


I look up to Mick Jagger because he’s an amazing performer and he’s such an individual. I respect him and admire him eternally.

– Victoria Justice


It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you.

– Victoria Justice


I think it’s really cool how J. Lo’s been able to balance an acting career and a music career. That’s something I strive for.

– Victoria Justice


Someone once told me that something they really liked about me was that they thought that I was really down to earth and not high-maintenance. I think that was cool. It’s important to stay grounded.

– Victoria Justice


I don’t really consider myself to be famous.

– Victoria Justice


If you’re going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone’s not being a good friend to you and isn’t treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes.

– Victoria Justice


I love making movies and hope to write my own screenplay someday and do some producing and be behind-the-scenes as well.

– Victoria Justice


When I go to a concert, I can’t help but feel happy and everything else just goes away. I hope everyone feels that way at my concerts.

– Victoria Justice


I was almost 8 years old when I was watching a kid on a TV commercial, and I told my mom that I wanted to do the same thing. She said that I would need to get an agent and that she would research it.

– Victoria Justice


I’d say that if you had a strained relationship with your mom, for whatever reason, the best thing to do is be open with each other, talk it over, try and work it out somehow as opposed to just putting a wall up and pushing them away.

– Victoria Justice


My mom is not trying to live vicariously through me.

– Victoria Justice


I’ve written a few songs that have to do with being in a relationship, the bad and the good.

– Victoria Justice


You know when you have a good relationship with someone when you are just perfectly happy to be quiet and just hang out and do nothing.

– Victoria Justice


Someone’s career that I admire would have to be Justin Timberlake’s because he started off on Disney and he made this huge film career and huge solo music career. I really respect him as an artist.

– Victoria Justice


Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you’re not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.

– Victoria Justice


I definitely think there could be stricter teen driving laws.

– Victoria Justice


To even be called the ‘teen queen’ is crazy.

– Victoria Justice



William Penn – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by William Penn

 

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.

– William Penn


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

– William Penn


Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

– William Penn


A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

– William Penn


Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

– William Penn


Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

– William Penn


True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

– William Penn


The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

– William Penn


Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

– William Penn


Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.

– William Penn


Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.

– William Penn


The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.

– William Penn


Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

– William Penn


Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.

– William Penn


Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

– William Penn


Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.

– William Penn


He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.

– William Penn


Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

– William Penn



Walter Scott – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by Walter Scott

 

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

– Walter Scott


One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

– Walter Scott


When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.

– Walter Scott


For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

– Walter Scott


Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

– Walter Scott


He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

– Walter Scott


To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.

– Walter Scott


All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

– Walter Scott


A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.

– Walter Scott


O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that’s broken!

– Walter Scott


Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

– Walter Scott


Teach you children poetry it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.

– Walter Scott


The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.

– Walter Scott


There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.

– Walter Scott


Look back, and smile on perils past.

– Walter Scott


It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

– Walter Scott


Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

– Walter Scott


A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.

– Walter Scott



Wallace Stevens – 19 Quotes

 

19 Quotes by Wallace Stevens

 

Death is the mother of Beauty hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

– Wallace Stevens


It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.

– Wallace Stevens


I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections, Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling, Or just after.

– Wallace Stevens


After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.

– Wallace Stevens


In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.

– Wallace Stevens


The imagination is man’s power over nature.

– Wallace Stevens


To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.

– Wallace Stevens


We say God and the imagination are one… How high that highest candle lights the dark.

– Wallace Stevens


The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.

– Wallace Stevens


A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.

– Wallace Stevens


Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

– Wallace Stevens


Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!

– Wallace Stevens


A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.

– Wallace Stevens


Everything is complicated if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

– Wallace Stevens


If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.

– Wallace Stevens


In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.

– Wallace Stevens


Money is a kind of poetry.

– Wallace Stevens


Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.

– Wallace Stevens


Intolerance respecting other people’s religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people’s art.

– Wallace Stevens



Will Smith – 20 Quotes

 

20 Quotes by Will Smith

 

When you create art, the world has to wait.

– Will Smith


I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that’s where I thrive.

– Will Smith


Money and success don’t change people they merely amplify what is already there.

– Will Smith


Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

– Will Smith


If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.

– Will Smith


I’m a student of world religion, so to me, it’s hugely important to have knowledge and to understand what people are doing.

– Will Smith


The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.

– Will Smith


Life is lived on the edge.

– Will Smith


So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.

– Will Smith


I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.

– Will Smith


Love is the ultimate theme, but it’s not just for women.

– Will Smith


We all want to be in love and find that person who is going to love us no matter how our feet smell, no matter how angry we get one day, no matter the things we say that we don’t mean.

– Will Smith


I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.

– Will Smith


Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.

– Will Smith


I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.

– Will Smith


My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I’m still a virgin in a lot of ways. I’m not used to being shot down for no reason.

– Will Smith


I don’t necessarily believe in organized religion.

– Will Smith


The first time that I performed as an actor was the first day on the set of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’

– Will Smith


And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.

– Will Smith


Tommy Lee Jones is hilarious. I would say, if you look at the body of his work, the character he is most like is the one in ‘The Fugitive.’ That’s how he talks and jokes. That is the type of energy he has.

– Will Smith



Willie Nelson – 20 Quotes

 

20 Quotes by Willie Nelson

 

I would like to see more airplay for all artists, no matter what age. I think there’s a lot of money being spent toward the young guys, but a lot of the older guys are the ones who blazed the trail for those young guys.

– Willie Nelson


I think I’m basically the same guy I always was. Maybe I’ve learned, through experience, to rein in some of the anger and temper they say redheads normally have.

– Willie Nelson


I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.

– Willie Nelson


America, to me, is freedom.

– Willie Nelson


Freedom is control in your own life.

– Willie Nelson


I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?

– Willie Nelson


I don’t think any person has any special knowledge about what God has planned for me and you any more than me and you do.

– Willie Nelson


I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn’t make any money.

– Willie Nelson


If you got the money honey I got the time and when you run out of money honey I run out of time.

– Willie Nelson


A lot of country music is sad.

– Willie Nelson


All I do is play music and golf – which one do you want me to give up?

– Willie Nelson


I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.

– Willie Nelson


I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&ampB.

– Willie Nelson


There’s a great enthusiasm for good country music all over the world.

– Willie Nelson


I wanted to connect all people who are thinking about peace on Earth.

– Willie Nelson


Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

– Willie Nelson


I’m a romantic slob!

– Willie Nelson


It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.

– Willie Nelson


Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.

– Willie Nelson


Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is.

– Willie Nelson



William Glasser – 21 Quotes

 

21 Quotes by William Glasser

 

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

– William Glasser


Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced.

– William Glasser


Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it’s really bad because everything we’ve done is de-humanizing education. It’s destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship.

– William Glasser


I think education is both using and improving knowledge and that changes the whole picture.

– William Glasser


I think it is totally wrong and terribly harmful if education is defined as acquiring knowledge.

– William Glasser


If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.

– William Glasser


If you improve education by teaching for competence, eliminating schooling, and connecting with students, the test scores will improve.

– William Glasser


This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.

– William Glasser


To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility, we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.

– William Glasser


We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.

– William Glasser


Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.

– William Glasser


What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.

– William Glasser


Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client’s quality world.

– William Glasser


As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families.

– William Glasser


We don’t focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts.

– William Glasser


You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.

– William Glasser


Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war, it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold the peace conference first.

– William Glasser


What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.

– William Glasser


In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.

– William Glasser


Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.

– William Glasser


We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can’t relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he’ll never be a competent teacher.

– William Glasser



Vivienne Westwood – 23 Quotes

 

23 Quotes by Vivienne Westwood

 

Everybody looks like clones and the only people you notice are my age. I don’t notice anybody unless they look great, and every now and again they do, and they are usually 70.

– Vivienne Westwood


The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline… because you need to be alone to find out anything.

– Vivienne Westwood


If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing.

– Vivienne Westwood


Britishness is just a way of putting things together and a certain don’t care attitude about clothes. You don’t care, you just do it and it looks great.

– Vivienne Westwood


My beauty secret is absolutely no sun.

– Vivienne Westwood


It’s a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world.

– Vivienne Westwood


Our economic system, run for profit and waste and based primarily on the extractive industries, is the cause of climate change. We have wasted the earth’s treasure and we can no longer exploit it cheaply.

– Vivienne Westwood


We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die a sustainable world. It could be great.

– Vivienne Westwood


Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.

– Vivienne Westwood


I always thought we had an environmental problem, but I hadn’t realized how urgent it was. James Lovelock writes that by the end of this century there will be one billion people left.

– Vivienne Westwood


More people should read books. It’s the most concentrated experience you can have.

– Vivienne Westwood


I don’t have faith in young people any more. I don’t waste time trying to communicate with them.

– Vivienne Westwood


I always tried to do things by example, even though I was not a very good mother regarding routines and family life.

– Vivienne Westwood


I don’t have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I’m left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct.

– Vivienne Westwood


I think feminists are unaware of the tremendous extent of the role of women in history.

– Vivienne Westwood


In history people dressed much better than we do today.

– Vivienne Westwood


But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity. A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing.

– Vivienne Westwood


I don’t feel comfortable defending my clothes. But if you’ve got the money to afford them, then buy something from me. Just don’t buy too much.

– Vivienne Westwood


In the morning, I practice 15 minutes of yoga.

– Vivienne Westwood


I don’t follow politics much.

– Vivienne Westwood


We moved into the back, made it into a little 50s sitting room and started to sell the records. We had an immediate success. For one thing, these Teddy Boys were thrilled to buy the records.

– Vivienne Westwood


I’ve got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.

– Vivienne Westwood


Feminists wish women to seem like men. They’re not men.

– Vivienne Westwood



W. Clement Stone – 23 Quotes

 

23 Quotes by W. Clement Stone

 

Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.

– W. Clement Stone


Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.

– W. Clement Stone


Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.

– W. Clement Stone


There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

– W. Clement Stone


You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?

– W. Clement Stone


Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

– W. Clement Stone


All I want to do is change the world.

– W. Clement Stone


Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

– W. Clement Stone


No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.

– W. Clement Stone


Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

– W. Clement Stone


What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?

– W. Clement Stone


Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

– W. Clement Stone


Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

– W. Clement Stone


There’s a great joy in my giving. It’s thrilling. It’s exhilarating. It’s important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.

– W. Clement Stone


Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

– W. Clement Stone


Prayer is mans greatest power!

– W. Clement Stone


You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.

– W. Clement Stone


Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

– W. Clement Stone


Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

– W. Clement Stone


If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

– W. Clement Stone


Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

– W. Clement Stone


Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.

– W. Clement Stone


When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.

– W. Clement Stone



William Feather – 23 Quotes

 

23 Quotes by William Feather

 

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

– William Feather


Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.

– William Feather


Women lie about their age men lie about their income.

– William Feather


That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally.

– William Feather


The best sermon is preached by the minister who has a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to preach a sermon.

– William Feather


The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.

– William Feather


A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.

– William Feather


Business is always interfering with pleasure – but it makes other pleasures possible.

– William Feather


Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.

– William Feather


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

– William Feather


No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

– William Feather


One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.

– William Feather


One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

– William Feather


Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

– William Feather


Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.

– William Feather


One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

– William Feather


Wealth flows from energy and ideas.

– William Feather


Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.

– William Feather


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

– William Feather


Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.

– William Feather


An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court.

– William Feather


An idea isn’t worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work.

– William Feather


Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles.

– William Feather



W. C. Fields – 24 Quotes

 

24 Quotes by W. C. Fields

 

Set up another case bartender! The best thing for a case of nerves is a case of Scotch.

– W. C. Fields


The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.

– W. C. Fields


Drown in a cold vat of whiskey? Death, where is thy sting?

– W. C. Fields


When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.

– W. C. Fields


I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

– W. C. Fields


Sleep – the most beautiful experience in life – except drink.

– W. C. Fields


All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women.

– W. C. Fields


I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.

– W. C. Fields


Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.

– W. C. Fields


Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.

– W. C. Fields


I like children – fried.

– W. C. Fields


I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

– W. C. Fields


Show me a great actor and I’ll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you’ve seen the devil.

– W. C. Fields


I never worry about being driven to drink I just worry about being driven home.

– W. C. Fields


Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

– W. C. Fields


Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she’ll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life.

– W. C. Fields


A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.

– W. C. Fields


It’s morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.

– W. C. Fields


Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.

– W. C. Fields


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.

– W. C. Fields


There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.

– W. C. Fields


You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.

– W. C. Fields


No doubt exists that all women are crazy it’s only a question of degree.

– W. C. Fields


Women are like elephants. I like to look at ’em, but I wouldn’t want to own one.

– W. C. Fields