Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Henry David Thoreau Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to se em rather than to be. -E.H. Chapin Slowly you are becoming like those you admire. -China Sinclair The investor and the employee are in the same position, but sometimes the employ ee is more important, because he will be there a long time whereas an investor w ill often get in and out on a whim in order to make a profit. -Akio Morita I have always made it a point to know our employees, to visit every facility of our company, and to try to meet and know every single employee. -Akio Morita, M ade in Japan. The important thing in my view is not to pin the blame for a mistake on somebody , but rather to find out what caused the mistake. -Akio Morita, Made in Japan. To gain profit is important, but you must invest to build up assets that you can cash in in the future. -Akio Morita, Made in Japan. Once you have a staff of prepared, intelligent, and energetic people, the next s tep is to motivate them to be creative. -Akio Morita, Made in Japan. The key factor in industry is creativity. I said there are three creativities: c reativity in technology, in product planning, and in marketing. To have any one of these without the others is self defeating in business. -Akio Morita, Made i n Japan. From a management standpoint, it is very important to know how to unleash people 's inborn creativity. My concept is that anybody has creative ability, but very few people know how to use it. -Akio Morita, Made in Japan. All is good that God sends us. -Proverb The teaching of the Sermon on the Mount is, in effect - Narrow all your interest s until the attitude of mind and heart and body is concentration on Jesus Christ . -Oswald Chambers Rouse yourself up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. No matter if there ar e a hundred and one things that press, resolutely exclude them all and look to H im. -Oswald Chambers Great men are more distinguished by range and extent than by originality. -Ral ph Waldo Emerson Great men or men of great gifts yon will easily find, but symmetrical men never. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Great men should think of opportunity, and not of time. Time is the excuse of feeble and puzzled spirits. -Benjamin Disraeli It's what you DO with the sound. -John Ronsheim Life's more than just money. -John Ronsheim Wealth is both deceptive and intoxicating: it fools a person into thinking that he or she is self-sufficient apart from God; and the rich person wants desperate ly to hold on to that supposed self-sufficiency. The general attributes of the “ri ch” are the opposite of those of a “child." -ESV Study Bible Notes We are able to talk ourselves in and out of just about everything. -Jeannie Joh nson, January 27, 2011. All objects are as windows through which the philosophic eye looks into infinitu de. -Carlyle Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. -Anonymous If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I d o think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our i ntelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyo nd control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollect ing and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. -Jane Austen, Mansfi eld Park. Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day mak es that day happier. -Kathleen Norris, Hands Full of Living, 1931.

Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber. -Elbert Hubbard Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. -Robert Benchley Before the church had pulpits and baptistries, she had kitchens and tables. We a re to be people of hospitality. -Max Lucado The instinct of imitation is implanted in man from childhood, one difference bet ween him and other animals being that he is the most imitative of living creatur es, and through imitation learns his earliest lessons; and no less universal is the pleasure felt in things imitated. -Aristotle, Poetics. The antidote to fear is faith. -Unknown It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. -Lena Horne God's glory is displayed in all nature. It shouts, it dances, it sings. It uncea singly tells us who He is. -China Sinclair I have tree rules. 1. Don’t Lie. 2. Listen. 3. Don’t leave the house without telling me where you are going. -Unknown In this world, you can’t keep a job if you can’t listen. -Unknown Treasure time as though it were gold. -Sarah K. Bolton, Famous Men of Science. Have salt in yourselves--See to it that ye retain in yourselves those precious q ualities that will make you a blessing to one another, and to all around you. Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanat ory on the Whole Bible. If the bow is overstrained, it breaks. -Schiller By the work one knows the workman. -La Fontaine In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. -J. Arany Learning is my sole delight -Petrarch A man hears only what he understands. -Goethe For our improvement we need a mirror. -Arthur Schopenhauer Only through ordering what you know by comparing every truth with every other tr uth can you take complete possession of your knowledge and get it into your powe r. -Arthur Schopenhauer Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the worl d. -Arthur Schopenhauer Truth that has been merely learned is like an artificial limb, a false tooth, a waxen nose; at best, like a nose made out of another's flesh; it adheres to us o nly ‘because it is put on. But truth acquired by thinking of our own is like a nat ural limb; it alone really belongs to us. This is the fundamental difference bet ween the thinker and the mere man of learning. The intellectual attainments of a man who thinks for himself resemble a fine painting, where the light and shade are correct, the tone sustained, the colour perfectly harmonised; it is true to life. On the other hand, the intellectual attainments of the mere man of learnin g are like a large palette, full of all sorts of colours, which at most are syst ematically arranged, but devoid of harmony, connection and meaning. -Arthur Sch openhauer

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