Thinking Quotations from Illumine Training

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10 quotations, viewing 1 - 10

Joseph Joubert

'When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.'

Time period: 18th/19th Century
Categories: Determination

Emilio James Trujillo

'It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure.'

Time period: 20th/21st century
Categories: Success

George Orwell

'All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Writing

Dr. Ernst Jones

'Genius is not a quality, but only a quantitative difference in a combination of attributes contained in all persons.'

Time period: Any period

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

'Twas her thinking of others that made you think of her.'

Time period: 18th/19th Century
Categories: Character Friendship

William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

'Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.'

Time period: 20th/21st century
Categories: General Hope Knowledge

Walter Lippmann

'Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.'

Time period: 20th/21st century
Categories: Leadership

Raymond Chandler

'Love interest nearly always weakens a mystery because it introduces a type of suspense that is antagonistic to the detective's struggle to solve a problem.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Character Love Writing

General Omar Bradley

'We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.'

Time period: 18th/19th Century
Categories: Determination

Mary Kay Ash

'When you come to a road block, take a detour.'

Time period: 18th/19th Century
Categories: Problem-solving

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