Learning from History

Hold those things that tell your history and protect them.

Maya Angelou

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

It is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

No sailor ever learned anything in calm seas.

Captain Lee

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Julius Caesar

The only thing new in this world is the history you don’t know.

Harry S. Truman

You may delay, but Time will not.

Benjamin Franklin

Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up.

Unknown

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Sudden events cannot be handled by the unprepared mind.

Mo Di

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.

Niccolo Machievelli

Neglected, then renewed


I have been negligent in keeping up with posting my ongoing collection of quotes. So in order to start the ball off rolling again I have chosen to share some quotes on negligence and renewal.

Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through al her best resolves. – Owen Feltham
Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline. – Jane Brody
No profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well. – Publilius Syrus
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To be worn out is to be renewed. – Lao-tzu
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected – John Locke (1632-1704)
Four things come not back – the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity. – Arabian Proverb
We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. – Shana Alexander