Showing posts from July, 2014

John A. Simone Sr.

“No where to go, and all day to get there.” John A. Simone Sr.

Victor Hugo

“Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.” Victor Hugo

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.” Friedrich Nietzsche

William Shakespeare

“Love sought is good, but given unsought is better” William Shakespeare

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Henry B. Adams

“No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.” Henry B. Adams

Joseph Ross

“It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.” Joseph Ross

Victor Hugo

“The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.” Victor Hugo


“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.” Aristotle

Fernando Flores

“Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.” Fernando Flores

Dan Schawbel

“Entrepreneurship is simply 'personal accountability'. You have to drive your career and not wait for someone else to do it for you.” Dan Schawbel

Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Julianne Moore

“It's a scary time ... this is how the Roman Empire fell. We're dancing as Rome burns.” Julianne Moore


“Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.” Anonymous

Henri Matisse

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

Vincent van Gogh

“Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.” Vincent van Gogh

Zig Ziglar

“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.” Zig Ziglar

Mark Twain

“Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Laozi

Ambrose Bierce

“Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.” Ambrose Bierce


“Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.” Voltaire

Soren Kierkegaard

“My God, My God ... (why hast Thou forsaken me?) ... That bestial giggling ....” Soren Kierkegaard

Gore Vidal

“'Politics' is made up of two words. 'Poli,' which is Greek for 'many,' and 'tics,' which are bloodsucking insects.” Gore Vidal

Dr. Johnson

“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” Dr. Johnson

Ambrose Bierce

“Houseless, adj. Having paid all taxes on household goods.” Ambrose Bierce

Victor Hugo

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.” Victor Hugo


“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” Sunzi

Henry David Thoreau

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

Johnny Depp

“The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.” Johnny Depp

Steve Jobs

“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23... and it wasn't that important because I never did it for the money.” Steve Jobs


“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Unknown


“Wit is educated insolence.” Aristotle

Arthur Lotti

“If you meet a woman that smokes cigars ... marry her.” Arthur Lotti

William Thomas

“College professors are the people who can't hack it in the real world.” William Thomas


“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” Aristotle

Erich Maria Remarque

“We march up, moody or good-tempered soldiers - we reach the zone where the front begins and become on the instant human animals.” Erich Maria Remarque

David Gibbs

“There's an assumption by many partners that no matter what happens to their business, they'll be partners forever.” David Gibbs

Gilles Vigneault

“My country is not a country, it is the winter.” Gilles Vigneault

Sammy Hagar

“If they called me up, I would puke.” Sammy Hagar

Coleman Hawkins

“If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying.” Coleman Hawkins


“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” Aristotle

Walt Whitman

“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” Walt Whitman


“Le sens commun n'est pas si commun. [Common sense is not so common.]” Voltaire

James Caan

“Everybody makes me out to be some kind of macho pig, humping women in the gutter. I do, but I put a pillow under them first.” James Caan

Steve Jobs

“My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” Steve Jobs

George Orson Welles

“When you are down and out something always turns up--and it is usually the noses of your friends.” George Orson Welles

David Viscott

“To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” David Viscott

Margaret Atwood

“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” Margaret Atwood


“I advice you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying you annuities.” Voltaire


“The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.” Laozi

Ogden Nash

“Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.” Ogden Nash

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Bertrand Russell

“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” Bertrand Russell

Ugo Betti

“When I say I, I mean a thing absolutely unique, not to be confused with any other.” Ugo Betti

William Shakespeare

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” William Shakespeare

British politician and writer Enoch Powell

“All quotation is taken out of context.” British politician and writer Enoch Powell

Mark Zuckerberg

“I'd like to show an improved product rather than just talk about things we might do.” Mark Zuckerberg


“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.” Laozi

George Bernard Shaw

“In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.” George Bernard Shaw

Sir James Matthew Barrie

“'I'm youth, I'm joy,' Peter answered at a venture, 'I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.'” Sir James Matthew Barrie

Michelangelo Buonarroti

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” Michelangelo Buonarroti

Adolf Hitler

“The masses are far more likely to believe a big lie than several small ones.” Adolf Hitler

Albert Einstein

“Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.” Albert Einstein

Mae West

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West

Tony Fadell

“If you're not having doubt, you're not pushing the boundaries far enough.” Tony Fadell

W. Somerset Maugham

“Life is too short to do anything for oneself that one can pay others to do for one.” W. Somerset Maugham

John A. Simone Jr.

“Conforming is only acceptable when you conform with a nonconformist.” John A. Simone Jr.

Friedrich Nietzsche

“I still live, I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.” Unknown

Billie Holiday

“No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music.” Billie Holiday

Vladimir Chaloupka

“I'm basically an optimist in life but this doesn't prevent me from deducing as a scientist that we are probably doomed.” Vladimir Chaloupka

Neil Patel

“Success is not to be gauged by the position one has gained in life but by the obstacles one has endured.” Neil Patel

Kurt Cobain

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” Kurt Cobain

John Cage

“I don't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.” John Cage

Hans-Jurgen Syberberg

“Paris Webcams don't move. Therefore wrong impression.” Hans-Jurgen Syberberg

Friedrich Nietzsche

“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.” Friedrich Nietzsche

William Shakespeare

“There's no trust, no faith, no honesty in men; all perjured, all forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.” William Shakespeare

Tony Gwynn

“The minute you're satisfied with where you are, you aren't there anymore.” Tony Gwynn

Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche

James Joyce

“A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce


“He who hath many friends hath none.” Aristotle

Jerry Seinfeld

“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” Jerry Seinfeld

About Time

“We're all traveling through time together every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.” About Time


“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Aristotle

Louis Pasteur

“In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur


“The entrepreneurial spirit is about questioning the status quo & making things better in everything you do.” Unknown

John Steinbeck

“The great concepts of oneness and of majestic order seem always to be born in the desert.” John Steinbeck

Mark Twain

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain

Henry David Thoreau

“What is peculiar in the life of a man consists not in his obedience, but his opposition, to his instincts.” Henry David Thoreau

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Bertrand Russell

“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.” Bertrand Russell

Victor Hugo

“Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.” Victor Hugo

Friedrich Nietzsche

“What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Mark Twain

“Adam did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it because it was forbidden.” Mark Twain

Victor Hugo

“A war between Europeans is a civil war.” Victor Hugo

Rod Steiger

“I'm 60 percent virgin and 40 percent whore. I've not sold out that much, and I've made my own mistakes.” Rod Steiger

Steve Jobs

“Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” Steve Jobs

William Thomas

“No statement can be profound once it has been repeated by others.” William Thomas

Kurt Vonnegut

“The two prime movers in the universe are time and luck.” Kurt Vonnegut

Friedrich Nietzsche

“One does not hate as long as one has a low esteem of someone, but only when one esteems him as an equal or a superior.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Victor Hugo

“Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.” Victor Hugo

Leon Trotsky

“You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” Leon Trotsky

Franklin P. Jones

“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.” Franklin P. Jones

Marquis de Lafayette

“Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.” Marquis de Lafayette

Robert Frost

“The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost

Laurence J. Peter

“Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.” Laurence J. Peter

Sir Winston Churchill

“Truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it; but, in the end; there it is.” Sir Winston Churchill

Arthur Lotti

“The most tragic word in the English language is 'potential.'” Arthur Lotti

Friedrich Nietzsche

“In music the passions enjoy themselves.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Lionel Atwill

“All women love the men they fear. All women kiss the hand that rules them.” Lionel Atwill

John Steinbeck

“In literary criticism the critic has no choice but to make over the victim of his attention into something the size and shape of himself.” John Steinbeck

Victor Hugo

“Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.” Victor Hugo

Jim Rembach

“When cost is number one in importance, you've already lost.” Jim Rembach

Henry Louis Mencken

“High-toned humanitarians constantly overestimate the sufferings of those they sympathize with.” Henry Louis Mencken

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every artist was first an amateur.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.” Sunzi


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” Confucius

Mary Kay Ash

“A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” Mary Kay Ash

Walt Disney

“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney

James Brown

“I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.” James Brown

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld