"You cannot discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
French writer and 1947 winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
“We are continually faced with great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems."
"We aren't afraid of failure. On the contrary, we expect it. If you don't fail every once in a while you haven't really challenged yourself. The greatest advances have always been made under pressure and strain."
Ferdinand ‘Ferry’ Porsche
"A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul."
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."
quoted in the New York Post
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
"If you need a machine and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don't have it."
“Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.”
quoted in BaltimoreSun.com
American racecar driver Donahue, to his new chief mechanic; “Remove the reverse gear please." Chief mechanic: "But what if you spin and are facing the guardrail?" Donahue: "Porsche doesn't pay me to drive in reverse…"
testing for the Can Am race.
“It has our name on it, so we are concerned to be sure it is going to be right. “
Dr. Ferdinand ‘Ferry’ Porsche
“Be confident, not certain."
quoted in TheBrowser.com
"Authenticity is the journey of figuring out who you are through what you make."
quoted in The New Yorker
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
George Bernard Shaw
quoted in The Observer
"Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."
Vincent van Gogh
quoted in EliteDaily.com
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
“I have made this (letter) longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.”
French mathematician and philosopher
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
Quoted in the Clearwater, Florida Beacon
"The one thing that a nationalist loves above all else is his grievance."
Novelist, Lionel Shriver
Quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."
Quoted in TheIntercept.com
“Eloquence is logic on fire."
Theologian Lyman Beecher
Quoted in The Washington Post
"I'll tell you what leadership is: it's persuasion, and conciliation, and education, and patience. It's long, slow, tough work."
Quoted in The Atlantic
“He who knows only his side of the case knows little of that.”
John Stuart Mill
Quoted in the Guardian.com
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s, there are few.”
Zen master Shunryu Suzuki
Quoted in Forbes.com
“A wise man once said nothin’ at all.”
Quoted in Slate.com
“Not knowing what one is doing is no prohibition on doing it.”
Poet Anne Carlson
Quoted in LitHub.com
“It is better to prepare children than to repair them.”
Former Macy’s Chairman Jim Zimmerman
Quoted in IdahoEdNews.org
"Bravery is to defend yourself from another, and humanity is to defend the other from yourself."
Montenegrin general Marco Miljanov Popovic
quoted in CNN.com
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
quoted in Businessinsider.com
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
John F. Kennedy,
Quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune
"It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar."
Quoted in BrainPickings.org
"Be regular and orderly in your life so you may be violent and original in your work."
Quoted in in Rolling Stone
"Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're right."
"One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination, is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him."
Economist, quoted in NPR.org
"Tradition is tending the flame, not worshiping the ashes."
Composer, Quoted in the Daily Telegraph
"Never stand between a dog and a lamp post."
Former British Prime Minister, Quoted in the The Times (UK)
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
Quoted in Adventure.com
"It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do: we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do."
Quoted in the Islander (Australia)
"Weakness is provocative."
Quoted in spectator.co.uk
"A great nation ought not to be a hammer, but a magnet."
G. K. Chesterton
Quoted in RealClearPolitics.com
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.”
Quoted in the Atlantic.com
"Fear is that little dark room where negatives are developed."
Comedian, Quoted in the New York Post
"If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts if the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell."
“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket."
Philosopher, Quoted in TheDailyBeast.com
"Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you."
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage."