Collection of Quotes – Winter ’18

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”
         Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”
         Anne Bradstreet

“Nature has so formed us that a certain tie unites us all, but this tie becomes stronger from proximity.” 

“Luck is the residue of design.”
        Branch Rickey

“The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.”
        Barbara Pletcher

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
        Ralph Waldo Emerson

“This world of ours appears to be separated by a slight and precarious margin of safety from a most singular and unexpected danger.”
        Arthur Conan Doyle

“A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.”
         Andy Rooney

“The purely economic man is indeed close to being a social moron. Economic theory has been much preoccupied with this rational fool.”
        Richard H. Thaler

“There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.”
        Leonard Cohen

“By this punishment, I do not bend, I demonstrate.” 
        Carl von Ossietzky (from German prison in 1932, Nobel Peace prize 1936)

“Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.”
         Sigmund Freud

 “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”
        Jon Kabat

“While we are here we might as well try to do what has not already been done. And this action is the supreme blessing that can bestow significance upon an individual human life.”  
        Herb Cohen