Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!


Out with the old and In with the New. Wishing one and all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year in 2012!


Friday, 30 December 2011

Creativity

A consistently highly creative person is generally irresponsible. - Theodore Levitt

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. - Ayn Rand

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Frank Capra 

A requirement of creativity is that it contributes to change. Creativity keeps the creator alive. - Frank Herbert

Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art. -  John Fitzgerald Kennedy

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. - Edwin Land

Artists know that there is no creativity without a system of formal restraints. - Kathy Galloway

Away with all ideals. Let each individual act spontaneously from the forever incalculable prompting of the creative wellhead within him. There is no universal law. - D. H. Lawrence

Before he can create, man must have a deep awareness of the world about him. - Harold A. Rothbart

Both the revolutionary and the creative individual are perpetual juveniles. The revolutionary does not grow up because he cannot grow, while the creative individual cannot grow up because he keeps growing. - Eric Hoffer

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born every day; to feel a sense of self. - Erich Fromm

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity. - Michael J. Gelb

Creation, to me, is to try to orchestrate the universe to understand what surrounds us. Even if, to accomplish that, we use all sorts of stratagems which in the end prove completely incapable of staving off chaos. - Peter Greenaway

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. - Arthur Koestler

Creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty. - Anne Lamott

Creative life is characterized by spontaneous mutability; it brings forth unknown issues, impossible to preconceive. - D. H. Lawrence

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. - Anna Freud

Creative thinking may simply mean the realization that there is no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done. - Rudolph Flesch

Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured. - Edward de Bono

Creative people are all there, totally immersed, fascinated and absorbed in the present, in the current situation, in the here-now, with the matter-in-hand. - Abraham Maslow

Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place. - Carl Gustaf Jung

Creativity ... consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. - George Kneller

Creativity ... is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea. - Lou Dorfsman

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties. - Gail Sheehy

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. - Donatella Versace

Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience. - Masaru Ibuka

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. - Rita Mae Brown

Creativity does not derive from order but from the attempt to impose order where it does not exist, to make new connections. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance. - Julie Cameron

Creativity follows its own rules. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. - Edward de Bono

Creativity is a conceptual, abstracted system. It is not tangible, but many of its products are. Creative people work in the tangible world, producing real products. - William G. Covington, Jr

Creativity is a condition of our species. We invent procedures, alter behaviours, develop new systems, and create new knowledge to increase our likelihood of survival and fulfillment. Human creativity is an extension or another expression of our biological imperative to procreate. - Marci Segal

Creativity is a consequence of action, not its motivation. Do what needs to be done and then ask whether it was possible. - Wade Davis

Creativity is a matter of life and death for any society. - Arnold Toynbee

Creativity is a potent element of individual life experience and is the soil at the root of much of human progress and endeavour.  - Michael A. West

Creativity is a stimulant to growth. - Danny Cox

Creativity is intelligence having fun. - Albert Einstein

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. - Arthur Koestler

Creativity is an incremental process – the instant Big Idea does not exist. - Andy Green

Creativity is discontent translated into arts. - Eric Hoffer

Creativity is discovering the elegant patterns of meaning across diverse areas of our knowledge and experience. - Michael A. West

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. Mary Lou Cook

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. - Charles Mingus

Creativity is never just doing something different. It is doing something different that is significant at that precise point in the cultural tradition. - Mark Amsler

Creativity is no less challenging or exciting when the mystery is stripped from the creative process. The most beautiful flowers grow under careful cultivation from common soil. - Herbert Simon

Creativity is not simply a property of exceptional people but an exceptional property of all people. - Ron Carter

Creativity is not to be located in one state of mind, one room, one type of person, one individual. Rather it lies in the transition points between different ways of thinking. If we close the doors, we will never hear the full story. - Chris Bilton

Creativity is one of the main foundations on which human progress is built up. - A. N. P. Ummerkutty

Creativity is one of the most positive, life-affirming traits of humanity, and people in all walks of life report that they feel at their peak and in flow when they are being their most creative. - Robert Keith Sawyer

Creativity is purposeful and involves effort to make something work, to make something better, more meaningful, or more beautiful. - Alane J. Starko

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated. - Alex Osborn

Creativity is that delicate combination of elements that result in new ideas and innovations. - Alfreda Doyle

Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist. - Thomas Disch

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. - Eric Hoffer

Creativity is the defeat of habit by imposing originality and change. - Andy Law

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Creativity is the marvellous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition. - Max Ernst

Creativity is the spark of life, the vitality that stirs desires to improve and change the status quo – meaningfully, responsibly, wisely, and with impact. - Marci Segal

Creativity is the steam that powers the locomotive of progress. - Danny Cox

Every creative act requires elimination and simplification. Simplification results from a realization of what is essential. - Unknown

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. - Unknown

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that is creativity. - Charles Mingus

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. - Sylvia Plath

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Quote Worthy


You can’t lead a cavalry if you think that you look funny riding a horse. - John Peers

When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same at last. - Alexander Pope

We are more easily led part by part to an understanding of the whole. - Seneca

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. - Aristotle

Dissimilarity of habit tends more than anything to destroy affection. - Aristotle

There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell ’em. - Louis Armstrong

In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature, Order was the dream of man. - Henry Adams

There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol. - Joseph Addison

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. - Theodore W. Adorno

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. - Michel Montaigne

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Quotes - Spiritual


Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life. - Marcus Aurelius

What we have to learn, in both meditation and in life, is to be free of attachment to the good experiences, and free of aversion to the negative ones. - Sogyal Rinpoche

God has placed in each soul a true guide to the light, but man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within him. - Gibran Khalil

Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realise the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself. - William Hazlitt

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. - Marcus Aurelius

In man's life, time is but a moment; being, a flux; sense is dim; the material frame corruptible; soul, an eddy of breath; fortune a thing inscrutable, and fame precarious.

Bless are you if you can live each day in such a way that you can say at its close, “I Have done the best I could today for both God and man.”

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Food For Thought


Too much caution is bad. By avoiding things we fear, we may let ourselves in for unhappy consequences. It is usually wiser to stand up to a scary-seeming experience and walk right into it, risking the bruises or hard knocks. You are likely to find it is not as tough as you had thought. Or you may find it plenty tough, but also discover you have what it takes to handle it. - Unknown

When a dog recognizes the footsteps of his master, he begins to caper, dance and wag everything behind his ears. He wants to leap out of his skin to let his master know how glad he is to see him. With this kind of enthusiastic ‘Hello’. who can resist him? You simply must be his friend because he lets you know so emphatically that he wants to be yours. - Unknown

The most important thing in any game is not to win but to take part. Similarly, the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. - Unknown

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Grandpas Shuffling



Brilliant! I love it! So heart warming to see seniors so active.


Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Holidays


For those celebrating Christmas, I wish you and your loved ones a Joyous Christmas! And for those who are not – I wish you a Happy Festive Season.


Friday, 23 December 2011

Critics / Criticism


            I have categorized the quotes to make the search easier. This 'label' - ZQuotesC - has all the quotes on subjects beginning with the Alphabet C. There are more to come.
            You might want to search the labels on the right hand side of the page too.


Critics / Criticism


A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections. - Joseph Addison

A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car. - Kenneth Tynan

The right to criticize must be earned, even if the advice is constructive in nature. Before you are entitled to tinker with another person’s self-esteem, you are obligated first to demonstrate your respect for him as a person. When a relationship of confidence has been carefully constructed, you will have earned the right to discuss a potentially threatening topic. Your motives will have been thereby clarified.

Criticism is futile because it puts a man on the defensive, and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous because it wounds a man’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance and arouses his resentment.

Criticism of ourselves and others is rarely justified, and should cause us to consider seriously any thought about other people and ourselves before we speak and send forth our criticism.

Criticism: It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. - Joseph Addison

Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism. - William Gilmore Simms

Criticism should awaken our attention, not inflame our anger. We should listen to, and not flee from, those who contradict us. Truth should be our cause, no matter in what manner it comes to us. - Magdeleine Sable

Unjust criticism is usually disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealously and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead log. - Dale Carnegie

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. - Frank A. Clark

All you’ll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you. - Judith Crist

A smile in giving honest criticism can make the difference between resentment and reform. - Philip Steinmetz

Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, but guiding, instructive, inspiring. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise. - William Somerset Maugham

Criticism is most effective when it sounds like praise. - Arnold H Glasow

To escape criticism – do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. - Elbert Hubbard

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Quote Worthy


Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything. - Benjamin Franklin

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Benjamin Franklin

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men. - Captain J. A. Hadfield

Non-acceptance is always suffering, no matter what you are not accepting.
Acceptance is always freedom, no matter what you are accepting. - Cheri Huber

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. - Lord Acton

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. - Marcus Aurelius

The difficult tasks to be performed are not the ones that mean physical and mental labor, but the ones that you dislike, the ones that you do not love. - George Matthew Adams

The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount. - Joseph Addison

Crime - Quotes

Actions punishable by jail sentences are not the only crimes. - Osamu Dazai

All men have crimes, and most of them are hidden. - Maxwell Anderson

Before crime is committed conscience must be corrupted, and every bad man who succeeds in reaching a high point of wickedness begins with this. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Commit a crime and the world is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge and fox and squirrel and mole. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Crime and punishment generally grow out of each other. Punishment is the bitter fruit that, unsuspected, ripens within the flower of the pleasure that concealed it. - Eliza Cook

Crime has always been a regrettably consistent element of the human experience. - Mark Frost

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime. - Vittorio Alfieri

Few criminals die sensible of their crimes. - Norman MacDonald

He confesses his crime who flees the tribunal. - Publilius Syrus

If poverty is the mother of all crimes, lack of intelligence is their father. - Jean de La Bruyere

Pardon one offence and you encourage the commission of many. - Publilius Syrus

The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished. - Howard Zinn

The man that does not fear punishment, little regards crime. - Norman MacDonald

The sole means of ridding man of crime is to rid him of freedom. - Yevgeny Zamyatin

There are crimes that, like frost on flowers, in one single night destroy character and reputation. - Henry Ward Beecher

We easily forget crimes that are known to none but ourselves. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Quotes - Spiritual


Every phenomenon on earth is symbolic, and each symbol is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can enter into the inner part of the world, where you and I and day and night are all one. - Hermann Hesse

True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation. - Joseph Addison

The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal. - Deepak Chopra

There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. - Joseph Addison

Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the mountains . . . But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree . . . when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself. - Marcus Aurelius

Every human on this earth, regardless of age, race, or nationality, is a completely pure being, because each and every one of us receives our energy from the same universal source. - Dr. Robert C. Fulford

Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun... Don't be in a hurry about spiritual matters. Go step by step, and be very sure. - White Eagle

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Critics / Criticisms

A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car. - Kenneth Tynan

A critic is an old maid that writes instructions to you concerning the rearing of your own children. - Austin O’Malley

A smile in giving honest criticism can make the difference between resentment and reform. - Philip Steinmetz

A poet that fails in writing, becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar. - William Shenstone

A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections. - Joseph Addison

A young critic is like a boy with a gun; he fires at every living thing he sees. He thinks only of his own skill, not of the pain he is giving. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All youll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you. - Judith Crist

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. - Dale Carnegie

Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already. - Dave Willis

Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them. - Unknown

Being a critic is a terrific method for killing your love of art. - David Toop

Criticism is futile because it puts a man on the defensive, and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous because it wounds a man’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance and arouses his resentment. - Unknown

Criticism is most effective when it sounds like praise. - Arnold H Glasow

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. - Winston Churchill

Criticism of ourselves and others is rarely justified, and should cause us to consider seriously any thought about other people and ourselves before we speak and send forth our criticism. - Unknown

Criticism should awaken our attention, not inflame our anger. We should listen to, and not flee from, those who contradict us. Truth should be our cause, no matter in what manner it comes to us. - Magdeleine Sable

Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, but guiding, instructive, inspiring. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. - Frank A. Clark

Criticism: It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph. - Joseph Addison

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, theyve seen it done every day, but theyre unable to do it themselves. - Brendan Behan

Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame. - Robert Burns

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t be distracted criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bit out of you. - Zig Ziglar

Don’t let the critics get you down. - Unknown

Give a critic an inch, he’ll write a play. - John Steinbeck

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you’ve got a pretty neck. - Eli Wallace

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. - Abraham Lincoln

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli

It is easy to criticize an author, but it is difficult to appreciate him. - Vauvenargues 

Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism. - William Gilmore Simms

Often the people who criticize your life are usually the same people that don’t know the price you paid to get where you are today. - Unknown

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. - Shannon L. Alder

One becomes a critic when one cannot be an artist, just as a man becomes a stool pigeon when he cannot be a soldier. - Gustave Flaubert

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic. - Jean Sibelius

People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise. - William Somerset Maugham

Some people have self-esteem issues of their own, they use criticism of others as a defence mechanism to make themselves better. - Unknown

Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are. - Jean Rostand

The method of the critic is to balance praises with censure, and thus to do justice to the subject and – his own discrimination. - Christian Nestell Bovee

The right to criticize must be earned, even if the advice is constructive in nature. Before you are entitled to tinker with another person’s self-esteem, you are obligated first to demonstrate your respect for him as a person. When a relationship of confidence has been carefully constructed, you will have earned the right to discuss a potentially threatening topic. Your motives will have been thereby clarified. - Unknown

There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is the best critic. - Amos Bronson Alcott

To escape criticism – do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. - Elbert Hubbard

Unjust criticism is usually disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealously and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead log. - Dale Carnegie

When a critic sets himself up as an arbiter of morality, a judge of the matter and not the manner of a work, he is no longer a critic; he is a censor. - Edward Albee

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Food For Thought


During the course of a lifetime, we encounter many situations that can prove to be either beneficial or detrimental to us. The way we react to a situation determines its outcome and the effect it will have upon our character. - Unknown

Teaching is something that takes place only when learning does. No matter what the teacher is doing in his classes, if his students are not learning something significant, he is not teaching. When the student fails, the teacher has failed more. - Unknown

Spontaneity is the quality of being able to do something just because you feel like it at the moment, of trusting your instincts, of taking yourself by surprise and snatching from the clutches of your well-organised routine a bit of unscheduled pleasure. - Unknown  

Monday, 19 December 2011

Jokes


Who’s talking

            An old woman was sipping on a glass of wine, while sitting on the patio with her husband, and she says, “I love you so much, I don’t know how I could ever live without you”
            Her husband asks, “Is that you, or the wine talking?”
            She replies, “It’s me … talking to the wine.”

It Could Have Been Worse

            There was a man whose store had been looted right down to the bare shelves.
            “Did you lose a great deal?” asked a detective.
            “Everything,” said the storekeeper. “But it could have been worse. I am lucky they didn’t loot he place the night before last.”
            “How come?” said the detective.
            “Well,” said the storekeeper, “yesterday I marked everything down forty percent.”

They Saw It On Television

            Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of Tampax and proceeded to the checkout counter. The man at the counter asked the older boy, “Son, how old are you?”
            “Eight,” the boy replied.
            The man continued, “Do you know how these are used?”
            The boy replied, “Not exactly, but they aren’t for me. They are for my brother. He’s four. We saw on TV that if you used these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. He can’t do either.”

Cruelty - Quotes

Cruelty ever proceeds from a vile mind, and often from a cowardly heart. - Lodovico Ariosto

Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would. - Thomas Hardy

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves. - Paul Tillich

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

Fear is the parent of cruelty. - James Anthony Froude

I must be cruel, only to be kind; thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. - William Shakespeare

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another. - Joseph Addison

Man is the cruellest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his heaven on earth. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing can be more contrary to nature, to reason, to religion, than cruelty; hence as inhuman man is generally considered as a monster; such monsters, however, have existed; and the heart almost bleeds at the recital of the cruel acts such have been guilty of; it teaches us, however, what human nature is when left to itself; not only treacherous, but desperately wicked. - Charles Buck

People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that's a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel. The tiger only tears and gnaws, that's all he can do. He would never think of nailing people by the ears, even if he were able to do it. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change. - Martin Amis

There is no beast more cruel than man. - Leonid Andreyev

We ought never to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty. - Hugh Blair

Culture - Quotes

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. - Marcus Garvey

All the lessons of psychiatry, psychology, social work, indeed culture, have taught us over the last hundred years that it is the acceptance of differences, not the search for similarities which enables people to relate to each other in their personal or family lives. - John Ralston Saul

Culture is a fuzzy set of attitudes, beliefs, behavioural conventions, and basic assumptions and values that are shared by a group of people, and that influence each member's behaviour and each member's interpretations of the "meaning" of other people's behaviour. - Helen Spencer-Oatey

Culture is an accumulation of thoughts, values and objects; it is the social heritage acquired by us from preceding generations through learning, as distinguished from the biological heritage which is passed on to us automatically through the genes. - Graham Wallas

Culture is the basis for human social life. It provides ready-made norms, values, expectations, attitudes, symbols, and other knowledge that individuals use to communicate, cooperate, live in families and other groups, relate to people of their own and opposite sex, and establish political and legal systems. - James G. Peoples

Culture is the entire accumulation of artificial objects, conditions, tools, techniques, ideas, symbols, and behaviour patterns peculiar to a group of people, possessing a certain consistency of its own, and capable of transmission from one generation to another. - Charles H. Cooley. Robert C. Angell & Lowell J. Carr

Culture is the way we live. It is the clothes we wear, the foods we eat, the language we speak, the stories we tell, and the ways we celebrate. It is the way we show our imaginations through art, music, and writing. - Bobbie Kalman

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. - Jawaharlal Nehru

Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. - Paulo Coelho

If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance. - Pablo Picasso

One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you. - Edward T. Hall

Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces "nice" people, not heroes. - Peter Kreeft

Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. - Cesar Chavez

When people get immersed in a culture with strong new memes, it tends to be a sink-or-swim proposition. Either you change your mind, succumbing to peer pressure and adopting the new memes as your own, or you struggle with the extremely uncomfortable feeling of being surrounded by people who think you're crazy or inadequate. The fact that you probably think the same about them is little consolation. - Richard Brodie

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. - Albert Camus

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Cunning - Quotes

A cunning man overreaches no one half so much as himself. - Henry Ward Beecher

A cunning mind emphatically delights in its own cunning, and is the ready prey of cunning. - Anna Jameson

Cunning is a misplaced ambition of being perfect in others' deficiencies: it is the culture of low parts, and the proficiency of low minds. - Norman MacDonald

Cunning is natural to mankind. It is the sense of our weakness, and an attempt to effect by concealment what we cannot do openly and by force. - William Hazlitt

Cunning is seeing a hundred yards ahead – wisdom, fifty miles in advance. - Charles William Day

Cunning leads to knavery. It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. - Bruyere

Don't think so much of your own Cunning, as to forget other Men's: A cunning Man is overmatch'd by a cunning Man and a Half. - Benjamin Franklin

It has been a sort of maxim, that the greatest art is to conceal art; but I know not how, among some people we meet with, their greatest cunning is to appear cunning. - Richard Steele

The common practice of cunning is a sign of small genius; and it almost always happens that those who use it to cover themselves in one place, lay themselves open in another. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others. - Francois deLa Rochefoucauld

The very cunning conceal their cunning; the indifferently shrewd boast of it. - Christian Nestell Bovee

We should do by our cunning as we do by our courage, always have it ready to defend ourselves, never to offend others. - Fluke Greville

Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable. - Jane Austen

Curiosity

A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity. - Samuel Johnson

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.-  Smiley Blanton

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it. - Sudie Back

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. - Unknown

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. - Leo Burnett

Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. - Edmund Burke

Curiosity is a feeling which causes us not to be content with the beauty and fragrance of the flower, but which prompts us to look under the rose. - Mrs. Inchbald

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. - Smauel Johnson

Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling. - Blaise Pascal

Curiosity is the forerunner of discovery. - Richard Duke

Curiosity is the lust of the mind. - Thomas Hobbes

Curiosity is the root of all knowledge. - Unknown

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly. - Arnold Edinborough

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. - William Arthur Ward

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. - Samuel Johnson

Curiosity killed the cat. - James Allan Mair

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. - James Stephens

Energy and curiosity are the lifeblood of universities; the desire to find out, to uncover, to dig deeper, to puzzle out obscurities, is the spirit of the university, and it is a channelling of that unresting curiosity that holds mankind together. - Robertson Davies

Free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion. - St. Augustine

Healthy curiosity is a great key in innovation. - Unknown

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute. - William Lyon Phelps

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Dorothy Parker

The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home. - Jeanette Winterson

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. - Edmund Burke

The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. - Unknown 

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. - Albert Einstein

Thinkers aren't limited by what they know, because they can always increase what they know. Rather they're limited by what puzzles them, because there's no way to become curious about something that doesn't puzzle you. - Daniel Quinn

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. - Walt Disney