Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thoughts for the Workplace

"We look at it and do not see it."
- Lao-tzu

"One of the paradoxes of an increasingly specialized, bureaucratized society is that the qualities required in the rise to eminence are less and less the qualities required once eminence is reached."
- Henry Kissinger

"It would perhaps be poetic justice if planners were paid in Susan B. Anthony dollars."
- Norman R. Augustine

"In life, as in war, the shortest route is usually mined."
- Old Saying

"85% of the world’s work is done by people who don’t feel very well."
- Winston Churchill

"No matter how much you like vegetables yourself, never try to feed a cat a carrot."
- Alex McEachern

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

"He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city."
- 16 Proverbs 32

"Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin."
- Charles Spurgeon

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now."
- Zig Ziglar

"Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen for what they don't want to hear."
- John Madden

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
- Abraham Maslow

"You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god."
- Emperor Hirohito

"As soon as you are complicated, you are ineffectual."
- Maxim favored by Konrad Adenauer

"There is at bottom only one problem in the world and this is its name. How does one break through? How does one get into the open? How does one burst the cocoon and become a butterfly?"
- Thomas Mann

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