Collection of Quotes – Spring ’24

“We cannot sow seeds with clenched fists. To sow we must open our hands.”

Adolfo Perez Esquivel

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.”

Baruch Spinoza

“Man is the creature who does not know what to desire, and he turns to others in order to make up his mind. We desire what others desire because we imitate their desires.”

René Girard 

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Sirinart Saiprasart

“Any worthwhile expedition can be planned on the back of an envelope.”

H.W. (Bill) Tilman

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

“Peace is always beautiful.”

Walt Whitman

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

Steve Martin

“Sometimes simple and bold ideas help us see more clearly a complex reality that requires nuanced approaches.”

Dani Rodrik

“One can live with a cluttered house. One cannot live with a cluttered heart.”

Khmer proverb

“Never allow a person to tell you ‘no’ who doesn’t have the power to say ‘yes.’ ”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Cherish the present moment, for there will naturally be the warmth of spring from the sunset glow.”

Yuen Wai

“All this ancient dust makes one indifferent to fame.”

Gustave Flaubert

CRM 4/16/24