I have several hanging in my office. Here's one...
I'm not a genius,
Just a tremendous bundle of experience.
R. Buckminster Fuller
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I have a collection that I keep handy as well...It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly
Integrity has no need of rulesAlbert Camus
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit thereWill Rogers
A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the carKenneth Tynan
Admitting error clears the score-and proves you wiser than beforeArthur Guiterman
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve itBrendan Francis
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticismNorman Vincent Peale
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burnDavid Russell
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciatedWilliam James
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy the kind of misery you preferHobart BrownWe must use the time as a tool not as a couchJohn F. Kennedy
People are always ready to recognize a man’s ability…after he gets thereBob Edwards
Freedom is a system based on courageCharles Peguy
A problem well stated is a problem half solvedCharles F. Kettering
Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a mater of choice, it is not a thing to be waited for, but something to be achievedWilliam Jennings Bryan
Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussionDwight MacDonald
If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere elseLaurence J. Peter
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wingsHadding Carter
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for itSydney J. Harris
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignoranceRobert Quillen
Do what you can, with what you have, where you areTheodore Roosevelt
The trouble with self-made men is that they worship their creatorUnknown
It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhileGary Marshall
The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by itJohn Ruskin
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observeMarilyn Vos Savant
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectlySam KeenA bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn
There’s no limit to what a man can do, or where he can go, if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
No matter where you go, there you are.
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
-- Arthur C. Clarke (b.1917) British science fiction writer
Excuse me, is someone out there not having a good time?
No matter where you go has always been my favorite quote (and I've said it here on numerous times)
"I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."
(I tend to paraphrase this as "When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." - I looked it up, because I wanted to get it right.)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- - - Chinese proverb
We tend to look at things from a "scarcity perspective".
We see what didn't happen.
The challenge is looking at it from the "abundance perspective".
What actually happened?
I know that you believe
that you understand
what you think I said,
but I'm not sure that you realize
that what you heard
is not what I meant.
Wise decisions are the result of experience.
Experience is the result or unwise decisions.
"I spent half my money on wine, women, and song...and like a fool I squandered the rest."
Benny Hill (and similar from W. C. Fields and others)