Thinking Quotations from Illumine Training

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10 quotations, viewing 1 - 10

Anon

'Don't regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.'

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

William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

'So don't let money tell you who you are. Don't let power tell you who your are. Don't let enemies and - for God's sake - don't let your sins tell you who you are. Don't prove yourself. That's taken care of. All we have to do is express ourselves. It's difficult, but we're a lot more alive in pain than in complacency.'

Time period: 20th/21st century

Charles Darwin

'Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.'

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

Johnny Majors

'The first thing any coaching staff must do is weed out selfishness.'

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

George Bernard Shaw

He who has never hoped can never despair

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

Thomas Edison

'If we did all the things we were capable of doing, We would literally astound ourselves.'

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

Ralph Marston

'What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.'

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

Gene Wolfe

'I get a lot of people complaining about my ambiguity, often in cases which there is nothing ambigous at all. As far as I can see, people read it when they were half stoned and listening to the TV. Then they come back and say gee, it's impossible to figure out what's going on in a story.'

Time period: Any period

Dr Edward De Bono

'There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.'

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

Susan Wittig Albert

'Sharing our stories can also be a means of healing. Grief and loss may isolate us, and anger may alienate us. Shared with others, these emotions can be powerfully uniting, as we see that we are not alone, and realize that others weep with us.'

Time period: Any period

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