Words of Wisdom : T

Take care to make things turn out well. Some people scruple more over pointing things in the right direction than successfully reaching their goals. The disgrace of failure outweighs the diligence they showed. A winner is never asked for explanations.
Take more money than you need. Take it before you need it. Don't be a pig on valuation.
Take responsibility for your mistakes.
Take the money. Take it all. Take it now.
Talent and hard work are no substitute for self-confidence.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Talent develops itself in solitude, character in life's stream.
Talent is only the starting point in this business.
Talk a dog off a meat wagon.
Talk about a dream, try to make it real.
Talk at me and you talk alone. Talk about me and I'll listen for hours.
Talk is cheap until you talk to your lawyer.
Talking to Ted is like talking to a radio.
Talking to you is like playing violin to a water buffalo.
Tall trees experience strong winds.
Taste is never a democratic process.
Teach concepts, not facts.
Teach us to care and not to care.
Teamwork overcomes adversity.
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
Technology money follows different assumptions than content money.
Technology should be clever, useful, cheap and available to all.
Technology will make or break us.
Teetering between confidence and blame.
Tell me. I may forget.
  Show me. I may remember.
  Involve me. I will understand.
Tell me a story.
Tell me less about how this product came to be, and tell me more about what's in it for me.
Tell me what you pay attention to and I'll tell you who you are.
Tell me where I'm going to die, and I'll be sure not to go there.
Tell the truth and run.
Term Sheet: Want to be confirming not exploring or discovering.
Terror and violence are midwives. We bring nations into the world.
Tests of love always end badly.
Thank you for not whining.
That day she put our heads together/ fate had her imagination about her/ your head so much concerned with outer/ mine with inner, weather.
That glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask.
That man will be revolutionary who can revolutionize himself.
That place where you can't remember and you can't forget.
That was a stupid lie, easy to expose, not worthy of you.
That which makes us safe imprisons us.
That's all right, that's ok. You will work for us some day.
That's men for you: hams of cool.
That's not writing, it's typing.
That's what happens when easy money gets hard.
That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
That's why I quit school – I never liked recess.
The ability to get out of any situation all that there is in it.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
The ability to make one personal miserable for a moment rather than making 250 people miserable for a lifetime.
The ability to plan for what has not yet happened, for a future that has only been imagined.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind.
The absent are always at fault.
The act of diplomacy isn't forcing people to do what you like. It's persuading people to do what they don't like.
The act of measuring alters that which is being measured.
The answer is the product.
The anticipation of a problem is far worse than the problem itself.
The apple never falls far from the tree.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and endure much.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.
The art of the expected.
The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well earned if you do. Nothing is tougher than keeping up a deception.
The artist always transfers from people to product.
The attitude of great poets is to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.
The author of freedom is not indifferent to the fate of freedom.
The beginning of the war will be secret.
The beginning point in any enterprise is to discuss the best that ought to be.
The best a man can give is his living spirit to a service that is not easy.
The best always succeeds.
The best answer to anger is silence.
The best armor is to keep out of range.
The best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism.
The best kind of heroism is to be found in the relentless practice of one's profession.
The best lack all convictions / While the worst are full of passionate intensity.
The best leaders…almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
The best mirror is a friend's eye.
The best person you interview isn't necessarily the best person for the job.
The best programmers are ten times more productive than the worst ones.
The best qualification of a prophet is to have a good memory.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
The best religions have great hats.
The best stories are both inevitable and surprising.
The best things in life aren't things.
The best way out is through.
The best way to make history is to write it.
The best we can hope for from each other is mercy.
The big labels are just trying to make a little music in the money business.
The bigger the elephant, the better the monkey's odds.
The bigger the empire, the more beholden the center becomes to the periphery.
The biggest room in our company is the room for improvement.
"The Bleeding Edge of Technology"
The boss at an office party: with that curious brand of informality which never relinquishes authority.
The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the competition.
The Buddha of the befuddled.
The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.
The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
The child is father of the man.
The choice not to do something is almost always more interesting than the choice to do something.
The clearer the vision… the fewer the choices… the quicker decisions.
The collapse of time and space between partners.
The community is too heavy for anyone to carry alone.
The complete encapsulation of a single person's fantasy.
The consequences of our actions take hold of us, quite indifferent to the fact that meanwhile we may have improved.
The conversation always turns to living long enough to have fun.
The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.
The course of a man's life is not bounded by its origins.
The creation of new ideas requires a willingness to defend assertions that others do not yet believe, to be vulnerable, to accept criticism, and to be resilient.
The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.
The critic gets as close to the creative process as the crab louse does to the process of making love.
The cruelest acts are the unintentional ones.
The cruelest disappointment is when you let yourself down.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
The curse of pure talent.
The customers always write.
The cynic sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
The danger comes once you feel you've arrived.
The danger in realizing our limitations is that, all too often, we limit our realizations.
The danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
The daughters of lions are lions, too.
The day is not going to take care of itself.
The deal is the sex while the movie is just the cigarette.
The destruction that wasteth at noonday.
The devil can quote scripture for his purpose.
The devil is in the details.
The devil writes the biggest check.
The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
The difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is that the car salesman knows when he is lying.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The difference between an average horse and a champion is that a champion always has something left when it comes around the last turn.
The dog is a lion in his own house.
The dog returns to its vomit.
The dog that caught the car.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. (Abe Lincoln)
The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on.
The easier the deal is to get done, the harder it will be to implement.
The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.
The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it.
The elation you feel is directly proportional to the sacrifices you make.
The end is nothing, the road is all.
The enemy of the better is the best.
The enemy's diversion that you are ignoring is the main attack.
The entire world is a narrow bridge, but the main thing is not to fear.
The epochs are discerned by the types of people who lead them.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.
The essence of film is showing people what they want to see.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
The expert is the one who says it takes the longest and costs the most.
The facts, although interesting, are usually irrelevant.
The facts can have diverse interpretations, but there cannot be diverse facts.
The faintest ink is clearer than the sharpest memory.
The fame-making apparatus confers celebrity on an individual in a conflagration so intense that he or she can't possibly survive. The quick and pitiless end of such a person's career is inherent in the first gathering glimmers of fame. This is how time is collapsed.
The family is living on borrowed time.
The farther away the future is, the better it looks.
The faster we run, the further away the dreams that we chase become.
The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
The fear that instead of being doomed to failure, he might just fail without being doomed.
The final password was password.
The first casualty of technology is ritual.
The first draft of anything is shit.
The first duty is to remember.
The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents. The second half by our children.
The first law of holes: if you're in one, stop digging.
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
The first rule is not to lose.
  The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
The flip side of conflict is contact.
The fox knows many things and scurries after them all. The hedgehog knows one big thing and stays focused like a laser.
The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
The futility of intolerance.
The future ain't what it used to be.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The future can't be predicted, but it can be invented.
The future comes one day at a time.
The future has arrived, it's just not evenly distributed yet.
The future is a wonderful place. They do things differently there.
The future is not a gift-it is an achievement.
The game will survive in spite of all of the people in it.
The generic allure of excess.
The genuineness of a couple's affection for each other is inversely proportional to the cuteness of their pet names for each other.
The gifts of conception and of execution do not commonly reside in the same personality.
The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.
The glitzy, fleeting imitation of highlife and good luck for the habitually, congenitally luckless.
The glut has made us into gluttons who gorge and do not digest.
The goal of life is to die young—as late as possible.
The goal of physical fitness is not to feel better, but to endure more.
The Gods are not altogether unkind.
The golden prison.
The good old days are good and gone now / That's why they're good, because they're gone.
The grace that they live together under the worst of circumstances.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie…but the myth.
The great entrepreneur accomplishes his act of conception at the price of his own extinction.
The great have no friends. They merely know a lot of people.
The great tragedy of the artistic temperament is that it cannot produce any art.
The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by mean of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
The greatest generals are the victors.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. (Saroyan)
The greatest leader is the one who inspires his people, after the battle has been won, to say they did it all themselves.
The greatest loves in a person's life are the ones that have a transformative effect. You can't really change; you can only emerge.
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
The greedy murmur of little men.
The grotesquely premature death of friends.
The hard things are what we do.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
The hardest battle you fight every day is to be yourself in a world trying to make you like everybody else.
The hardest part isn't inventing the solution, but figuring out how to get people to adopt it.
The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
The hardest thing to cope with is not selfishness or vanity or deceitfulness, but sheer stupidity.
The hardest thing to do is to listen.
The hardest time is always now. It's never been harder. It never gets easier.
The hardest work is to do nothing.
The heart has its reasons that reason doesn't know.
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good; and thanks to this artifice, we manage to endure the burden of the past.
The heaviest object in the world is the body of someone you have ceased to love.
The hights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
The higher a monkey climbs up a tree, the more you see of his ass.
The highest genius is willingness and ability to do hard work. Any other conception of genius makes it a doubtful, if not a dangerous, possession.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but rather what he becomes by it.
The heights by great men reached were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions were toiling upward in the night. (Longfellow)
The hotter the fire, the tougher the metal.
The house is burning and the clock is ticking.
The hurried pace of life erodes our capacity to read.
The hurt that losing brings lasts forever.
The idea of escape is a fiction. You travel with yourself wherever you are.
The idea that we should be open to all ideas is very different from the supposition that all ideas are equally valid.
The idiot had discovered Evan's strength, which was implacable hatred, but he had shared, and therefore missed altogether, his weakness, which was a lack of sufficient imagination.
The idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along.
The images I willingly surrender creep forth dangerously sweet. Beautiful and vibrant. Delicately raging.
The ingenious human capacity for maneuver and compromise may make acceptable tomorrow what seems outrageous or impossible today. Never say never.
The innocent never insist upon the guilt of others.
The instant a situation involves more than one person, it is political.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
The intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.
The Internet can make you smarter, but it can't make you smart.
The Internet is a kind of small town. Everybody will go to www.something and they won't go anywhere else, at least not often.
The Internet is like flying. It's not inherently dangerous. It's just terribly unforgiving.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. (Einstein)
The IQ of the management team is the lowest common denominator of the intelligence of the people around the table.
The island of broken toys.
The itch to make dark marks on white paper is shared by writers and artists.
The joy of writing, when you're writing from your subconscious, is beautiful—it's thrilling. And when you're editing, which is your conscious mind, it's like torture.
The joys of life bed down on broken glass.
The kind of coach that doesn't want your love, just your respect.
The kingdom of the human heart is large.
The last of human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.
The last we saw of them was when they kissed/then beautifully naked walked as if into a sea of bright blue water/leaving their bodies like old clothes upon the shore.
The last woman I was inside was the Statue of Liberty.
The leopard does not change his spots.
The less you bet, the more you lose when you win.
The level of intensity with which you approach life never varies from activity to activity unless you cease to care about what you are doing.
The liar's punishment is not that he is not believed, but that he can believe no one else.
The lie is the basic building block of good manners.
The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.
The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you'll have.
The lights dancing on dark water, as in the old prints, the sound of voices, laughter, music, all faint, alluring, far off.
The line between dreaming and writing was nothing more than a thin, translucent line.
The links of the chain are forged not with cruelties but with luxuries.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.
The locus of power struggles conducted through farce, comedy, irony, transcendence, and, of course, commerce.
The loftier your goals, the higher your risk, the greater your glory.
The longer one lives, the less importance one attaches to importance.
The look of a woman who will always veer away from happiness before the thought of losing it becomes unbearable.
The machine is neither a god nor a devil.
The maggot genius of American culture.
The magic's the magic within you.
The mailed fist wielded with justice gets more respect than the velvet glove deployed with compassion.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The man ain't really evil, he jes' ain't got no sense.
The man I miss most is the man I could have been.
The man of genius is constantly angry and sometimes even belligerent.
The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.
The man who has done right does not feel compelled to explain why.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."
The mathematical consequence of paranoid assumptions (cryptography).
The milk of sacred cows has a way of turning sour.
The minute you establish an organization, it starts to decay.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
The moaning at the bar.
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever.
The money is always there, but the pockets change.
The more advanced the mind, the greater the need for recreation.
The more I like me, the less I want to pretend
The more I know, the less I understand.
The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.
The more it tells you, the less you know.
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.
The more perfect the artist, the greater the separation between the individual who suffers and the mind that creates.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
The more things change, the more they remain insane.
The more trivial the defect, the more anger it inspires.
The more you get, the more you want.
The more you leave out, the more we see ourselves in the picture, the more we project our own thoughts onto it.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
The most complex relationship anyone has is not with any other person, but with time.
The most destructive criticism is indifference.
The most effective way to cope with change is to create it.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
The most expensive thing you'll ever buy is money.
The most important attribute of a college president is the capacity to inflict pain.
The most important job of a leader is to create more leaders.
The most important things in life you cannot see – civility, justice, courage, peace.
The most often overlooked variable in decision-making is the cost of not acting.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision. (Helen Keller)
The most profound things are inexpressible.
The most prominent cause of death in start-ups is too rapid growth.
The most treacherous prisons are in the mind.
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.
The musician who has not been paid doesn't play well. (El musico paco no toca bien.)
The nail whose head sticks up gets hit.
The nature of men is always the same; it is their habits that separate them.
The nature of men is such that most forget more easily the death of their fathers than the loss of their property.
The need for action cannot be avoided by flight into rhetoric or retreat into analysis.
The negotiations begin when the contract is signed.
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
The nicest thing about not carefully planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by a period of depression.
The night is bitter/The stars have lost their glitter/The winds grow colder/ and suddenly you're older/ and all because of a gal who got away.
The night is lit by the reflected light of your presence, though it be half a continent away.
The notion of membership in anything sounds like a trick.
The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer.
The obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.
The obvious isn't always that apparent.
The old hecoon walks just before the light of day.
The older you get, the easier it is to resist temptation, and the harder it is to find it.
The one thing your friends will never forgive is your happiness.
The one who blinks first is not always the weaker one. Sometimes he is the wiser one.
The one who cares the most wins.
The ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles, exploding like spiders across the stars.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
The only cure for decadence is the rise of new energies.
The only degree you need is a degree of caring.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
The only four letter word an agent needs to know is M-O-R-E.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
The only irreparable mistake in business is to run out of cash. Almost any other mistake in business can be remedied in one way or another. But when you run out of cash, they take you out of the game. (Geneen)
The only job in which you start at the top is digging a hole.
The only justification of rebellion is success.
The only law this fellow has broken is the law of averages.
The only one you get even with is yourself.
The only rule of thumb is to stick it in the other guy's eye before he sticks it in yours.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
The only thing I think any of us want is to last as long as we're any good. And then not.
The only thing I'm truly interested in for very long is the stories we tell each other.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
The only thing standing between me and greatness is me.
The only thing that history teaches us is that history doesn't teach us anything.
The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and malperformance.
The only thing that permits a man to live is the act. A man engages in his life, defines his profile, and outside this profile, he is nothing.
The only time people don't make mistakes is when they're asleep.
The only true happiness can come from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
The only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.
The only way to look at a politician is down.
The opposite of talking is listening.
The opposite of talking is waiting.
The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient.
The pain goes away, but the wound stays forever.
The paint has aged now, and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now. (Pentimento)
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
The passer always get a ride home.
The past changes with the present.
The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember or pretend you remember.
The past isn't gone, it's not even past.
The past recedes away before our eyes while the future comes upon us from behind our backs. You can't face the future, you can only project from the past. You can't forget the past; what else is there to know?
The paths of glory lead only to the grave.
The people who change best and fastest are the ones who have no choice.
The people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.
The perfectly known future is a past.
The person who controls the definition of a problem controls the solution.
The person who does things that count usually doesn't stop to count them.
The person who knows "how" will always have a job. The person who knows "why" will always be his boss.
The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.
The pitcher will go to the well once too often.
The power of forgetting should never be underestimated.
The powers of mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force of things.
The power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.
The present always has precedence over the past.
The present is never our goal. The past and present are our means; the future alone is our goal.
The price for doing things halfway is the same as for doing things right.
The price of leadership is eternal paranoia.
The price of progress is memory.
The problem is usually in the process.
The problem isn't how little we care; the problem is how little we do about it.
The proof of understanding is the ability to explain it.
The prospect of losing was simply incompatible with living the rest of my life.
The purpose of drama is to reveal sources of pleasures and enjoyment in our own emotional life.
The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion—those three harness mates - is to inspire cleansing awe.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his dedication to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
The quality of any product or service is what the customer says it is.
The question isn't how, but how many.
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
The race doesn't always go to the swift or the battle to the strong. But that's the way to bet.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep running.
The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
The ratio of puff to stuff.
The real defining characteristic is education. The guy who makes $1 million who never graduated from college watches TV like other people who never graduated from college.
The real path to greatness, it turns out, requires simplicity and diligence. It requires clarity, not instant illumination.
The real product of a service business is not so much what emerges at the end of the line; it is the intangible feeling of being cared for.
The real question is not whether machines think, but whether men do.
The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
The real secret to innovation is failing fast.
The real test of a man is not when he plays the role that he wants for himself, but when he plays the role destiny has for him. (Havel)
The reason lightening doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
The reason things are seldom as they seem is that we usually refuse to see them as they are.
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves.
The recent spells of market euphoria and market despair, at their most extreme, have been illusions, with little relation to the real breadth of technological change.
The rest is silence.
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
The reward of suffering is experience.
The rewards of genius go to society. The price of being a genius is paid by the genius alone.
The right answer is the best answer.
  The wrong answer is second-best.
  No answer is the worst.
The right man is the one who seizes the moment.
The right you have is the right you take.
The risk of charm without mission.
The risk of failure is never allowed to call into question the essential nature of the enterprise.
The risks that leave us most vulnerable are those we fail to foresee.
The road is better than the inn.
The road to success is always under construction.
The roots of a tree cast no shadow.
The rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging.
The ruthless efficiency of their features and their personalities.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
The search for perfection is all very well, but looking for heaven makes living here hell. (Sting)
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
The second barrel, as the lawyers say, was fatal.
The secret of making money in business: know something nobody else knows. (Aristotle Onassis)
The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current.
The silence of the cave often hides the breathing of the bear.
The simplest lie is the best lie.
The sinister thing about writing is that it starts off seeming so easy and ends up being so hard.
The sleepless shall inherit the earth.
The snow is heaviest while it melts.
The solution needed to be Chekhovian (with everybody a little disappointed) rather than Shakespearean (with bodies littering the floor).
The Spartans are not wont to ask how many the enemy are, but where they are.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
The stench of Ed's desperation.
The stench of yesterday.
The sternest purpose lurks behind the greatest frivolity.
The still point in a turning world.
The stock doesn't know you own it.
The strength of the team is built on the insecurity of the individual.
The substance of childhood can't withstand the brutal touch of adult inquisition.
The sum of your actions determines who you are.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
The system should fit people, not the other way around.
The tallest guy in a tribe of dwarfs.
The task of each generation is to build a road for the next.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
The tears of strangers are only water.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
The thing about doing something terrible is you hardly ever remember it.
The thing that made our reconciliation so successful was that we never tried to clear up what had gone so wrong. We just let it go.
The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don't always dream your dream.
The things I imagine are more vital and vivid to me than the things I remember.
The things we fear we bring to pass.
The things we remember best are those best forgotten.
The things we want, we can do them or not do them, but we can't hide them.
The things which hurt, instruct.
The three grand essentials of happiness are: Something to do; someone to love, and something to hope for.
The time before time began to tell.
The time lost in not making a decision can never be retrieved.
The time to eat appetizers is when they're handing them out. (raise money)
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
The tissue-thin difference between a thing done well and a thing done ill.
The tongue always returns to the sore tooth.
The toughest choices are made with the heart.
The tragedy of life is what dies within a man while he still lives.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
The trick is not to solve a problem once, but how to solve it over and over again.
The trick on a movie is to take something that's very sophisticated and reduce it to something very simple.
The tricks of today are the truths of tomorrow.
The triumph will be remembered long after the pain is forgotten.
The triumph over anything is a matter of organization.
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
The trouble with resisting temptation is that it may never come again.
The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we're ready for it.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
The true maturity of a man is the ability to recapture the intensity one had as a child at play.
The true test of a Chief Executive's ability is the willingness to endlessly repeat himself.
The true test of a first-rate mind is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time.
The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.
The truth about a man lies first and foremost in what he hides.
The truth is messy, incoherent, aimless, boring, absurd. The truth does not make a good story; that's why we have art.
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.
The truth only hurts when you don't tell it.
The two things people want more than sex or money are recognition and praise.
The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
The ultimate measure of a man or woman is not where they stand in moments of comfort or convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.
The unattainable is invariably attractive.
The unexamined life is not worth living. The unlived life is not worth examining.
The unpalatable truth is that people are likely to be more expressive in what (and whom) they deny themselves than in their gratifications.
The value of any network increases in proportion to the square of the number of people using it.
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency—half tiger, half poet.
The virtue of selfishness.
The vulgar falsehoods of the cinema.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
The way people speak is more important than what they say.
The way to do good science is to be incredibly critical without being depressed.
The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining it than about deserving it.
The way to solve the problem you see in life is to live in a way that makes the problem disappear.
The wealthy have few friends.
The weather is here, wish you were beautiful.
The whole loneliness of all the different romances gone wrong.
The whole of science is no more than a refinement of every day thinking.
The will-to-power is thus an expression of insecurity even when it has achieved ends which, from the perspective of an ordinary mortal, would seem to guarantee complete security.
The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
The willingness to be lucky.
The world bats last.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.
The world does not require so much to be informed as to be reminded.
The world is moved, not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. (Frank C. Ross)
The world is not that small, it's just too crowded.
The world is ruled by neither justice nor morality; crime is not punished nor virtue rewarded, one is forgotten as quickly as the other. The world is ruled by power.
The worm was punished for early rising.
The worst mistakes in business are made in good times, not bad times.
The worst they can do is call you "pisher."
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
The years teach much which the days never know.
The young man knows the rules, the old man knows the exceptions.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
Their eyes were too old for their young bodies.
Then the rains start to fall, making fools of us all.
Theory is good, but it doesn't prevent things from happening.
There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.
There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely, if they will only recognize and seize them.
There are clubs you can't belong to.
  Neighborhoods you can't live in.
  Schools you can't get into.
  But the roads are always open.
There are free, imprudent spirits who would like to deny that at bottom they are broken, incurable hearts.
There are no accidents.
There are no called strikes in investing.
There are no coincidences – only markers along the path that let us know we're going in the right direction.
There are no dumb customers.
There are no easy jobs; there are only graceful ways of performing difficult ones.
There are no fortunes to be told, although, because I love you more than I can say. If I could tell you I would let you know.
There are no line items that gauge the real engines of prosperity: vision, passion and commitment.
There are no modest revolutions.
There are no office hours for leaders.
There are no pockets in a shroud.
There are no shortcuts. No one can take the steps for you. You make it or you don't.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
There are no strike twos in a niche business.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
There are no stupid people. There are only uninterested people.
There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
There are no victims in show business. Everybody in show business deserves each other.
There are no winners, only survivors.
There are only two kinds of people who dance with elephants-the quick and the dead.
There are some roads not to follow; some troops not to strike; some cities not to assault; and some ground which should not be contested.
There are tears at the heart of things.
There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between are doors.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
There are times when you have to do harder.
There are toys for all ages.
There are tricks in every trade.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all occasions.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
There are two things a real man loves-danger and play; and he loves women because they are the most dangerous of playthings.
There are two reasons why a man does anything. There's a good reason and there's the real reason.
There are two types of people in the world-gunslingers and targets.
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers can flourish.
There can be happiness and completeness in life, but never satisfaction.
There can be no transformation of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
There has been an alarming increase in the number of things you know nothing about.
There is a big difference between information and communication.
There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity. If you get away with it, you are brave. If you don't, you are stupid.
There is a melancholy gulf over the holidays between those who have someplace to go, and those who do not.
There is a point at which methods devour themselves.
There is a tendency to mistake data for wisdom, just as there has always been a tendency to confuse logic with values, intelligence with insight. Unobstructed access to facts can produce unlimited good only if it is matched by the desire and ability to find out what they mean and where they lead.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, when, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
There is a time for departing even when there's no certain place to go. (Tennessee Williams)
There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen.
There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation.
There is an infinite demand for the unavailable.
There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next performance level. Miss the moment, and you start to decline.
There is life without love. It is not worth a bent penny, or a scuffed shoe.
There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of ourselves, we will be unwilling to settle for less.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
There is never, really, any release from the consequences of adversity until you decide to do something about them.
There is no contradiction between a soft heart and a hard head.
There is no data point for "cooler."
There is no fate but what you make.
There is no finish line.
There is no fool like an old fool.
There is no job so simple that it cannot be done wrong.
There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
There is no one, no matter their size, shape or accent, who doesn't turn someone else on, somewhere, somehow.
There is no place for failure, except as a temporary setback, a prelude to triumph.
There is no reason for me not to be grateful for what he has left behind for me.
There is no reason goodness cannot triumph over evil, so long as the angels are as organized as the mafia.
There is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out.
There is no substitute for pure blind luck.
There is no such thing as a bad doughnut.
There is no such thing as an accidental billionaire.
There is no such thing as a free lunch.
There is no such thing as a "good" excuse.
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
There is no such thing as truth in art. There are only opinions.
There is no truth except the truth you create for yourself.
There is no way to succeed or fail in this work. There are only consequences.
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
There is nothing more terrifying than ignorance in action. (Goethe)
There is only love (a natural emotion) and fear (an invention of our minds) and each day we choose between them and thereby determine the kind of day we have and how we will perceive the world.
There is only one success . . . to be able to spend your life in your own way.
There is only the journey to savor. The end is the same end for all of us.
There is somebody wiser than any of us . . . and that is all of us.
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
There is something inside Bonnie that is always screaming next.
There is this person who pushes himself to the end, demanding the impossible, and even achieving it. It's like a constant internal tyranny. You can never stop. There is no celebration.
There is winning and there is misery. There is nothing else.
There isn't anything that a good order wouldn't cure.
There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart, a desire of distinction, which inclines every man to hope, and then to believe, that nature has given himself something peculiar to himself.
There may come a day when this too will be a good memory.
There must be more to life than having everything.
There was a grace we had when we started. We thought you had to be accountable.
There was only time for now.
There was something missing but I never used to wonder why.
There were moments of unaccountable wrongness, as if a kazoo had intruded into a string quartet.
There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
There will be times in your life when your back is up against the wall. Plant your feet.
  Stand firm. Make a point of who you are. Then-kick some ass.
There will never be a system invented which will do away with the necessity for work.
There is no such thing as a non-working mother.
There's a chill of inevitability as he realizes how little room death leaves for variation.
There's a fine line between a single and a jingle.
There's a fine line between praying and whining.
There's a hole in my heart that no one else can fill-why would I want them to?
There's a lot of smart people out there who aren't people smart.
There's a million nice guys; give me someone who can hit.
There's a truth in action that words sometimes belie.
There's always a suspicion of anybody who works well in many disciplines.
There's always another way out of the box. But even if you built the box, you may not know the best way out.
There's always room at the top.
There's always work for entrepreneurs.
There's always the question of whether history makes the man or the man makes history.
There's always tomorrow. Start over again. The only one sure thing is change. Things will never be the same.
There's got to be a morning after.
There's just this obliviousness to anything other than the goal at hand.
There's no heavier burden than a great potential.
There's no "I" in team.
There's no substitute for excellence-not even success. Success is tricky, perishable and often outside our control. Excellence is dependable, lasting largely within our own control and its pursuit, in and for itself, is the best foundation for a business and a life.
There's no substitute for fat tires.
There's no such thing as a free kick. It's just a question of who pays.
There's no such thing as living happily ever after. So you must construct for yourself a life that makes sense.
There's no such thing as paranoia, it's always worse than you think.
There's no use getting into a pissing contest with a skunk.
There's nothing I'm more afraid of than scared people.
There's nothing more powerful than silence, than knowing what you know and keeping it to yourself.
There's nothing more vulnerable than entrenched success.
There's nothing symmetrical about surprises in business: They are almost always unpleasant.
There's nothing that gets you interested in money like having some of it.
There's plenty of room at the top, but not enough to sit down.
"There's something about the smearing of colored dirt on a flat surface and denying the flatness through the illusion of depth that retains its original magic from the days of the cave painters, and which can never be denied."
There's this general feeling of profundity, but it never turns into anything specifically interesting.
There's two theories of arguing with a woman – neither one works.
There's what you want and what's good for you.
There is no wealth but life.
There is no such thing as a minor lapse in integrity.
There is not a right way to do a wrong thing.
They are creatures of sublime self-delusion, their unshakable vanity permanently at odds with both their circumstances and the personalities they reveal.
They are forever caught in the act of demonstrating their natures, without prologue or outcome.
They are not dismissive; they are focused.
They are not mean-spirited; they are intent on the success of their ideas.
These people are stars for a reason.
These times, like all times, are very good ones, if we but know what to do with them.
They call you stubborn when you fail, but persistent when you succeed.
They can because they think they can. (Possunt quia posse videntur.)
They could make the thing charming, and that is always a million times more important than making it true.
They could not bring themselves at the moment of crisis to surrender their memories and alter the antique patterns of their lives.
They did nothing and they did it very well.
They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
They do not imagine life as an effort to live up to abstract ideals like justice, equality, fairness, reasonableness, etc., but as a struggle to survive.
They do tricks so ancient and so bad that they must think we were all born yesterday. But then, compared to them, we pretty much were.
They don't remember their lies. How can you expect them to remember their promises?
They gave you life, but they didn't give you the manual.
They have no psychology: they act according to their natures without introspection or the possibility of change. They are hardwired by the myths that contain them.
They reach for their moment and try to make an honest stand but they wind up wounded…not even dead…tonight…in…jungle land.
They say love conquers all…you can't start it like a car, you can't stop it with a gun.
They say rulers make bad lovers.
They say you can't do it, but sometimes that doesn't always work.
They spend their time mostly looking forward to the past.
They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.
They were careless people… they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.
They were simple without being simplistic and sophisticated without being obscure.
They would rather argue with the sun than agree with the Pope.
They would rather die than die of embarrassment.
They'll have paperless toilets before there's a paperless society.
They're all whores. If you're going to be with one - it might as well be the most expensive.
They're like dishwashers. They're okay, but you don't fall in love with them.
They're like race car drivers – they're only as good as what they're riding.
They're only puttin' in a nickel, but they want a dollar song.
Things do not change; we change.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.
Think not of the harvest while planting; plant well and the harvest will take care of itself.
Think of criticism as faith in your potential.
Think the unthinkable.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends. (Yates)
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but not so interesting as looking.
Thinking is what gets you caught from behind.
This birthday card is from both of us. In much the same way that we both gave birth to the children.
This has as much to do with gender as mustard does with ice cream.
This here progress, it keeps on.
This incandescent truth will always guide our actions.
This is a time to be rationally reckless. It's a time to build a brand. It is really a land-grab time.
This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
This is the other side of the fence.
This isn't quite the banality of evil; it's just the cheapness of avarice.
This life isn't bad for a first draft.
This is no dress rehearsal. You've got one life, so get on with it and try to be remarkable.
This is not the end, nor even the beginning of the end. But it is the end of the beginning.
This may be heaven, but it's not my home.
This taught me a lesson, but I'm not sure what it was.
This time like all times is a great time as long as we know what to do with it.
Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
Those bold enough to advance before the age they live in must learn to brave censure.
Those exalted moments between the promise and the prize.
Those relationships that don't get better, get worse.
Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Those who cannot wait, never win.
Those who ignore the future, and live only in the present, will remain forever in the past.
Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Those who pull the oars don't have time to rock the boat.
Those who say don't know, and those who know don't say.
Those who say it can't be done are being passed by those doing it.
Those who suffer in silence make the most noise.
Those who will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.
Though the stock market functions as a voting machine in the short run, it acts as a weighing machine in the long run.
Thought, not money, is the real business capital.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Thrill of the kill.
Through our great good fortune, in our youths our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
Throw the rock, hide the hand.
Tightening the slack in society.
'Til the stars are mad with envy.
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
Time doesn't seem to pass here. It just is.
Time has a way of changing your assets into liabilities.
Time is a great legalizer.
Time is as welcome as a temperance band.
Time is the greatest innovator.
Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.
Timing is all.
Tired is my middle name.
To a friend's house, the road is never long.
To ask permission is to seek denial.
To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
To be conscious you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
To be continued, unnoticed.
To be emotionally committed to somebody is very difficult, but to be alone is impossible.
To be free, one needs constant and unrelenting vigilance over one's weaknesses.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
To be happy, set yourself a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.
To be kind to fools is to throw water into the sea. (Fazer bem a velhacos, e deitar aqua no mar.)
To be right too soon is to be in the wrong.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
To become a master at anything, you must nurture a very active patience.
To break the moulds, to be heedless of the seductions of security is an impossible struggle, but one of the few that count.
To call these characters stick figures is to malign the timber industry.
To conduct a just war, you must interrupt peace.
To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable. The highest form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
To each, his peach.
To each time its art, to each art its freedom.
To experience kitsch is to gaze into the mirror of the beautifying lie and to be moved to tears of gratification at one's own reflection.
To find beauty in the sad, hope in the midst of loss, and dignity in failure is great poetic art.
To know all is to forgive all.
To know trouble like it's your best friend.
To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else. (Dickinson)
To live truthfully in an imaginary set of circumstances, that's what it's all about.
To love is to suffer, and yet it blossoms among the broken branches.
To marvel is the beginning of knowledge, and not to marvel, the first step toward ignorance.
To obtain experience without falsifying it through the act of observation.
To open a shop is easy; the difficult thing is to keep it open.
To open one's eyes to that which is already known. (Miha ry kichi.)
To say that what can't be easily measured doesn't exist . . . is suicide.
To stick to a mistake is much worse than making one.
To suspect a friend is worse than to be deceived by him.
To suspend criticism and think any idea is possible or good may ultimately be destructive to creativity and success…
To teach is to touch someone's life forever.
To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
To turn a dream into a reality-write it down. Don't just think it-putting your dream on paper is like stirring the embers of your life into a fire.
To us much is given, more is expected.
To view each other as more than obstacles.
Today is a good day to die.
Today was someday once.
Today's employees tend to value: participation over authority; individualism over conformity; quality over quantity; diversity over uniformity; experience over things.
Today's lie is tomorrow's fact.
Tomorrow never knows.
Tomorrow there will be sunshine and all this darkness will pass.
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart.
Too many people seem to think life is the tablecloth, instead of the messy feast that's spread out on it…that's not life. Done right, life leaves stains.
Too much is always better than not enough.
Too much is not enough.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
Top dog/underdog: Internal battle between the righteous, demanding perfectionist and the lazy, resistant saboteur that neurotic individuals commonly conduct in a vain attempt to avoid the anxiety of everyday living.
Torture the data.
Toxic idyll.
Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
"Tradition" is very often an excuse word for people who don't want to change.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
Tragedies are plays where each reasoned step brings the protagonists closer to their inevitable doom.
Transcend your past.
Trash can dreams.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. (Goethe)
Treat people as they are, and they remain that way. Treat them as though they are already what they can be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Trees don't grow to the sky.
Tried and true is dead and buried.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
True originality consists not in a new manner, but in a new vision.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.
True wisdom is always to be found far away from people, out in the great solitude.
Trust vision over sight.
Truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.
Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events.
Truth has no special time of its own-its hour is now-always.
Truth is simply the opinion that has survived.
Truth is that which cannot be proved false.
Truth itself is often concealed in such a way that the harder you look for it, the harder it is to find.
Try not to be so open-minded that your brains fall out.
Try not to work for a person who has more problems than you do.
Try to be happy in this very present moment; and put not off being so to a time to come: as though that time should be of another make from this, which is already come, and is ours.
Trying to be obnoxious and irresistible simultaneously – and half – succeeding.
Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.
Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating old ones.
Trying to defend portholes to an engineer is like trying to show TV to a dog.
Trying to shoot pool with a rope.
Turn the stumbling blocks into stepping-stones.
Turn variables into constants.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre... / Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines—sail away from the safe harbor—catch the trade winds in your sail.
Two days I never worry about: yesterday and tomorrow.
Two heads on one body do not make for length of life.
Two kinds of failure: man who will do nothing he is told and man who will do nothing else.
Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Two things are bad for your heart-running up steps and running down people.
Two types of leaders: those who make history; those who are history.
Two types of men: those whose lives are occasionally made miserable by women and those who are dead.
Two ways to be rich: one is to have more, the other is to want less.

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