Fear and Fortitude

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

Zig Ziglar

While there’s life, there’s hope.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

…that disease, wars, the unloosened, devastating elemental forces have each and all played their part in developing and hardening man and giving him the heroic fiber.

John Burroughs

If time and space,as sages say are things which cannot be, the sun which does not feel decay no greater is than we. So why, Love, should we ever pray to live a century? The butterfly that lives a day has lived eternity.

T.S. Elliot

We will not find the inner strength to evolve to a higher level if we do not inwardly develop this profound feeling there is something higher than ourselves.

Rudolf Steiner

To me, the biggest attraction is a woman’s charisma, her soul, her inner strength.

Fabio Lanzoni

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

Listen Up

Lately, I’ve become acutely aware at what a problem our society seems to have as a whole with the ability to listen to one another. Perhaps these quotes will help.

The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’. 

Alfred Brendel

No one is as deaf as the man who does not listen.

Proverb

Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

Stephen R. Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

Dalai Lama

Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet.

Krista Tippet

We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.

Zeno of Citium as quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

Calvin Coolidge

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

Doug Larsen

One of the most sincerest forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Bryant H. McGill

If speaking is silver, than listening is gold.

Turkish Proverb

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

Big egos have little ears.

Robert Schuller

Whoever answers before listening is both foolish and shameful.

Proverbs 18:13

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.

M. Scott Peck

Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

The Journey Begins

I just migrated Xine’s Collection of Quotations over to wordpress, thanks for joining me on this platform! I have always loved reading quotes, probably because I would sometimes struggle for the words myself and others seemed to be able to put things so eloquently. I look forward to sharing with everyone in this community my favorite quotations and I hope others will share their favorite quotes with me in the comments.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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