Words of Wisdom : P

Pain is brief-pride is forever.
Pain makes man think; thought makes man wise; wisdom makes life endurable.
Pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until in our despair there comes a wisdom through the awful grace of God.
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Paintings are lies that tell the truth.
Paralyze their resistance with your persistence.
Parenting is not a popularity contest – but grandparenting is.
Past sins never vanish, they simply wait.
Patton: Don't like to pay twice for same real estate.
Pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend.
Pay peanuts and you get monkeys.
Paying for his own beating.
Pentimento: The paint becomes opaque and you can see beneath the paint the lines that were in the layers down below.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
People are disturbed not by what happens to them, but by their view of what happens to them. (Epictetus)
People are more important than things.
People are not afraid of change. They fear the unknown.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
People die for these little pieces of cloth.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
People do what you inspect, not what you expect.
People don't always know where they're going; they just know they don't want to go there alone.
People don't embrace change for the sake of change. They have to believe in it.
People don't know why they come to work until they don't have to come to work.
People finding out they are not destined to be who they were convinced they were.
People get the history they deserve.
People hope vaguely but dread precisely.
People learn more from observation than from conversation.
People may or may not say what they mean. But they always say something designed to get what they want.
People of ferocious emptiness.
People quickly forget how fast you did a job-but they always remember how well you did it.
People respond to incentives. The rest is commentary.
People see only what they are prepared to see.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
People seldom want to walk over you until you lie down.
People think luck is something that comes to them, but it never does. You have to go out and catch it, and grab it with your own two hands.
People today worship their work, work at their play, and play at their worship.
People want an eagle to lead them, but usually a chicken is running against a duck.
People want talent, but all too often they can't accept those things that go along with it.
People were blown around the country like dust on the wind.
People who become legends in their own time usually have very little time left.
People who come from backgrounds suffused with love, praise and security often have the ability to dismiss criticism out of hand; people who don't often devote great effort to building structures of refutation.
People who eat white bread have no dreams.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false; a gift confers no rights.
People who have no weaknesses are terrible.
People who live entirely by the fertility of their imagination are fascinating, brilliant, charming and not fit to live with.
People who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and people who wonder what happened.
People who once believed nothing could happen now believe anything can happen.
People who say they're not afraid of anything are liars. I'm afraid every time I go up there, not of being hit, but of failure.
People who will lie for you will lie to you.
People wish to be liked, not endured.
People won't behave if they have nothing to lose.
People work for money. If you want loyalty, buy a dog.
Perfect results count . . . not perfect processes.
Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Perfection of planning is a symptom of decay. During a period of exciting discovery, growth and progress, there is no time to plan the perfect anything. The time for that comes later, when all the important work has been done.
Perhaps we miss the vision not because the vision is not there, but because we darken the window.
Permanently enshrined in the reptilian hall of fame.
Permissions to fail without acceptance of failure.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Perpetual self-improvement requires you to go on to the next big thing (for new "challenges") even if doing so means being promoted beyond your natural abilities.
Persistence prevails when all else fails.
Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.
Personality—an unbroken series of successful gestures.
Perspective is worth 30 IQ points.
Persuasion, not compulsion, is the only way to convince people.
Pessimistic, joyless, deracinated, trapped in his own charmlessness and isolation, with a yearning vulnerability, a brooding self-hatred and an eye that could cut through any hint of phoniness or complacency, he had the psychological acuity of an artist – or a sociopath.
Pets: a worry sponge.
Pets: responsibility without romance.
Philosophy teaches hopelessness and hopelessness teaches comedy.
Pick the future as against the past.
Pilot's life: Long periods of boredom interrupted by moments of sheer terror.
Pity was invented by the weak.
Placate the people you can't avoid, and avoid the people you can't placate.
Plan for the worst, hope for the best.
Plan meticulously, execute mercilessly.
Plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
Planning for the future without a sense of history is like planting cut flowers.
Planning: You want to avoid being at the airport when the ship arrives.
Planning is great; analysis is great. But most of the time, when you get 80% of the facts, that's really all you need. We want our people to be unafraid of making mistakes. The only time people don't make mistakes is when they're asleep.
Plans are useless but planning is indispensable.
Plausible impossibilities are more acceptable than implausible possibilities.
Poetry is what gets lost in the translation.
Pokemon: a Jamaican proctolought
Politics are more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Politics is for losers. Business is for those who can get things done.
Popular theatre: It wants to tell us a truth that we already know or a falsehood we want to believe in.
Potential counts for nothing until it's realized.
Power in a motorcycle is like revenge. You never get enough until you get too much.
Power is a function of value added—if you don't add value to your employees, you're ignored.
Power is delicate-you must handle it carefully.
Power is like the skin of a leopard. Two people can't sit on a single spot.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Power is when your circle of influence is greater than your circle of control.
Practice doesn't make perfect; practice makes permanent.
Pragmatism – an account of the way people think.
Pray, as if everything depended on God, act as if everything depended on you.
Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
Precise execution is as important as precise strategy.
Precision guesswork.
Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does.
Presentation is as important as context.
Presume not that I am the thing I was.
Pretty is what it's about.
Price might make a sale, but quality and service make a customer.
Pricing transparency is to a dealer what daylight is to a vampire.
Pride goes before a fall.
Primum non nocere. (First, do no harm.)
Printed lyrics of a folk song are like a photograph of a bird in flight.
Problem with recovery of seriously depressed person is that they're finally organized enough to carry something out.
Producers peddling their scripts were just dogs with bones in their mouths that they couldn't let go of.
Producing is an invisible art. If you're any good at it, you leave no fingerprints.
Producing results, not predicting results.
Productivity growth is sustainable when driven by creativity, risk-taking, innovation and new technology. It is fleeting when it is driven simply by downsizing and longer hours.
Productivity-the real ability to do something combined with the desire to do it.
Productivity should be about producing more with less rather than more with more.
Products are not released, they escape.
Profit is like the horizon; it always recedes as you get closer.
Profit is not the objective of a business. The objective is to provide a service or product that's good enough for people to pay you a profit for providing it.
Progress depends on the belief that things can always be better.
Progress grows out of motion.
Progress is not merely doing away with what is bad, it is replacing the best with something better.
Project management: careful planning, followed by flawed execution, rescued by heroic effort as the deadlines loom.
Prolonged life has ruined more men than it ever made.
Propeller heads.
Protect me from what I want.
Psychoanalyst: why do you hate me? I haven't done anything to help you?
Public money drives out private money.
Pure scientists have become more detached from the mundane needs of humanity, and applied scientists have become more attached to immediate profitability.
Purity of Heart: To will one thing, to sell all that you have, and take up your cross.
Put quality ahead of schedule and cost.
Put your hands on some available object and make something new.
Put yourself on the line.
Pygmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves.

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