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You can't fall if you don't climb. But there's no joy in living your whole life on the ground. #Anonymous

You can't fall if you don't climb. But there's no joy in living your whole life on the ground. #Anonymous — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 28, 2022

That absolute alignment of purpose and trust is something that creates greatness. #JeffSutherland

That absolute alignment of purpose and trust is something that creates greatness. #JeffSutherland — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 27, 2022

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. #MahatmaGandhi

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. #MahatmaGandhi — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 27, 2022

The division of labour, however, so far as it can be introduced, occasions, in every art, a proportionable increase of the productive powers of labour. #AdamSmith

The division of labour, however, so far as it can be introduced, occasions, in every art, a proportionable increase of the productive powers of labour. #AdamSmith — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 27, 2022

Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves. #JeanJacquesRousseau

Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves. #JeanJacquesRousseau — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 26, 2022

When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live. #Nietzsche

When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live. #Nietzsche — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 26, 2022

There is no evidence that the importance of friendship declines in any manner with age. #JordanPeterson

There is no evidence that the importance of friendship declines in any manner with age. #JordanPeterson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 25, 2022

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.' #AnselAdams

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.' #AnselAdams — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 24, 2022

It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations -- past and present -- are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia. #EricHoffer

It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations -- past and present -- are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia. #EricHoffer — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 24, 2022

Bad money drives out good money. #ThomasGresham

Bad money drives out good money. #ThomasGresham — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 24, 2022

Trust is like insurance--it's an investment you need to make up front, before the need arises. #ErinMeyer

Trust is like insurance--it's an investment you need to make up front, before the need arises. #ErinMeyer — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 23, 2022

Specialization is both the cause and the effect of prosperity, and it creates the modern economic life that allows us to move beyond subsistence. #RussRoberts

Specialization is both the cause and the effect of prosperity, and it creates the modern economic life that allows us to move beyond subsistence. #RussRoberts — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 22, 2022

Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life. They can be applied again and again in similar situations to help you achieve your goals. #RayDalio

Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life. They can be applied again and again in similar situations to help you achieve your goals. #RayDalio — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 22, 2022

Your great-great-grandchild asks, 'Before you die, tell me what I should do with my life?' Pause for a moment now and try to honestly answer the question immediately within the next minute. You have just one minute, start now #StevePeters

Your great-great-grandchild asks, 'Before you die, tell me what I should do with my life?' Pause for a moment now and try to honestly answer the question immediately within the next minute. You have just one minute, start now #StevePeters — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 22, 2022

I'm self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent; then I shut off, which scares people sometimes. #Bjork

I'm self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent; then I shut off, which scares people sometimes. #Bjork — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 21, 2022

The only thing that can ever truly destroy a dream is to have it come true. #MarkManson

The only thing that can ever truly destroy a dream is to have it come true. #MarkManson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 20, 2022

It isn't easy to discuss mistakes, confront tensions, or talk about deep fears or secret hopes, but no strong relationship can be built on superficial pleasantries alone. #JulieZhuo

It isn't easy to discuss mistakes, confront tensions, or talk about deep fears or secret hopes, but no strong relationship can be built on superficial pleasantries alone. #JulieZhuo — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 20, 2022

Are you in earnest resolved never to barter your liberty for the lordly servitude of a court, but to live free, fearless, and independent? #AdamSmith

Are you in earnest resolved never to barter your liberty for the lordly servitude of a court, but to live free, fearless, and independent? #AdamSmith — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 20, 2022

The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man. #JeanJacquesRousseau

The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man. #JeanJacquesRousseau — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 19, 2022

When people are trapped in this downward spiral for years [...] they often feel stuck in a system that pre-ordains failure and leaves them powerless to change the outcomes. This powerlessness is often followed by burnout, with the associated feelings of fatigue, cynicism #GeneKim

When people are trapped in this downward spiral for years [...] they often feel stuck in a system that pre-ordains failure and leaves them powerless to change the outcomes. This powerlessness is often followed by burnout, with the associated feelings of fatigue, cynicism #GeneKim — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 19, 2022

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? #MahatmaGandhi

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? #MahatmaGandhi — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 18, 2022

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. #LaurenceSterne

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. #LaurenceSterne — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 17, 2022

The couple can decide that each and both are subordinate to a principle, a higher-order principle, which constitutes their union in the spirit of illumination and truth. #JordanPeterson

The couple can decide that each and both are subordinate to a principle, a higher-order principle, which constitutes their union in the spirit of illumination and truth. #JordanPeterson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 17, 2022

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh. #LordChesterfield

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh. #LordChesterfield — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 17, 2022

It's the system that surrounds us, rather than any intrinsic quality, that accounts for the vast majority of our behavior. #JeffSutherland

It's the system that surrounds us, rather than any intrinsic quality, that accounts for the vast majority of our behavior. #JeffSutherland — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 16, 2022

You must do the things you think you cannot do. #EleanorRoosevelt

You must do the things you think you cannot do. #EleanorRoosevelt — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 15, 2022

Remember that most people are happiest when they are improving and doing the things that suit them naturally and help them advance. So learning about your people's weaknesses is just as valuable (for them and for you) as is learning their strengths. #RayDalio

Remember that most people are happiest when they are improving and doing the things that suit them naturally and help them advance. So learning about your people's weaknesses is just as valuable (for them and for you) as is learning their strengths. #RayDalio — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 15, 2022

You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time. #AbrahamLincoln

You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time. #AbrahamLincoln — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 15, 2022

...between lovers of prostitutes and lovers of clouds: those who know only the satisfactions of the moment and are therefore contemptible, and those who lose themselves in otiose imaginings, and are therefore contemptible. Everything is contemptible. #LeszekKolakowski

...between lovers of prostitutes and lovers of clouds: those who know only the satisfactions of the moment and are therefore contemptible, and those who lose themselves in otiose imaginings, and are therefore contemptible. Everything is contemptible. #LeszekKolakowski — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 14, 2022

Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know. #EricHoffer

Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know. #EricHoffer — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 13, 2022

Engaged with the challenges faced by individuals you're responsible to help, when their problem is low in your problems queue? [...] identify a few areas to improve [...] write this up as an explicit plan and agree on what reasonable progress looks like. #WillLarson

Engaged with the challenges faced by individuals you're responsible to help, when their problem is low in your problems queue? [...] identify a few areas to improve [...] write this up as an explicit plan and agree on what reasonable progress looks like. #WillLarson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 13, 2022

Problems worthy of attacks, prove their worth by hitting back. #AdamSmith

Problems worthy of attacks, prove their worth by hitting back. #AdamSmith — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 13, 2022

Management is to provide order and consistency to organizations, whereas the primary function of leadership is to produce change and movement. Management is about seeking order and stability; leadership is about seeking adaptive and constructive change. #PeterGNorthouse

Management is to provide order and consistency to organizations, whereas the primary function of leadership is to produce change and movement. Management is about seeking order and stability; leadership is about seeking adaptive and constructive change. #PeterGNorthouse — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 11, 2022

I think of a traditional CEO as being divorced from customers. A lot of consumer company CEOs - they're not really interacting with consumers. #TimCook

I think of a traditional CEO as being divorced from customers. A lot of consumer company CEOs - they're not really interacting with consumers. #TimCook — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 11, 2022

When you are visited by chaos and swallowed up... it is salutary to know the rest of the story. All of that misfortune is only the bitter half of the tale of existence, without taking note of the heroic element of redemption. #JordanPeterson

When you are visited by chaos and swallowed up... it is salutary to know the rest of the story. All of that misfortune is only the bitter half of the tale of existence, without taking note of the heroic element of redemption. #JordanPeterson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 11, 2022

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. #ParkinsonsLaw

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. #ParkinsonsLaw — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 8, 2022

Young adulthood is a period when many people struggle with values, control, and community. #MarkManson

Young adulthood is a period when many people struggle with values, control, and community. #MarkManson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 8, 2022

Find people who are just as talented and who are humble and kind. It's not an either-or, as the movies would have you believe. You can and should hold the bar high for collaboration. These people are out there. Don't compromise your values for someone who thinks it's okay to bully others. #JulieZhuo

Find people who are just as talented and who are humble and kind. It's not an either-or [...] You can and should hold the bar high for collaboration. These people are out there. Don't compromise your values for someone who thinks it's okay to bully others. #JulieZhuo — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 9, 2022

Strive for all your one-on-one meetings to feel a little awkward. Why? Because the most important and meaningful conversations have that characteristic. #JulieZhuo

Strive for all your one-on-one meetings to feel a little awkward. Why? Because the most important and meaningful conversations have that characteristic. #JulieZhuo — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 7, 2022

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. #MahatmaGandhi

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation. #MahatmaGandhi — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 6, 2022

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. #VictorHugo

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. #VictorHugo — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 6, 2022

Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone. #CharlesBukowski

Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone. #CharlesBukowski — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 6, 2022

The most valuable habit I've acquired is using pain to trigger quality reflections. If you can acquire this habit yourself, you will learn what causes your pain and what you can do about it, and it will have an enormous impact on your effectiveness. #RayDalio

The most valuable habit I've acquired is using pain to trigger quality reflections. If you can acquire this habit yourself, you will learn what causes your pain and what you can do about it, and it will have an enormous impact on your effectiveness. #RayDalio — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 5, 2022

As she is the senior person in the room, I wait for her to call on me. And, while I am waiting, I should show I am a good listener by keeping both my voice and my body quiet. In China, we often feel Westerners speak up so much in meetings that they do this to show off #ErinMeyer

As she is the senior person in the room, I wait for her to call on me. And, while I am waiting, I should show I am a good listener by keeping both my voice and my body quiet. In China, we often feel Westerners speak up so much in meetings that they do this to show off #ErinMeyer — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 5, 2022

The only time no ever means no in the absence of violence is when it is uttered by one civilized person to another. #JordanPeterson

The only time no ever means no in the absence of violence is when it is uttered by one civilized person to another. #JordanPeterson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 5, 2022

If a man in the morning hear the Way, he may die in the evening without regret. #Confucius

If a man in the morning hear the Way, he may die in the evening without regret. #Confucius — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 4, 2022

When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets. #Nietzsche

When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets. #Nietzsche — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 3, 2022

Work out what you can control and what you can't. #StevePeters

Work out what you can control and what you can't. #StevePeters — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 3, 2022

Labour, therefore, is the real measure of the exchangeable value of all commodities. The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. #AdamSmith

Labour, therefore, is the real measure of the exchangeable value of all commodities. The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. #AdamSmith — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 3, 2022

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. #DaleCarnegie

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. #DaleCarnegie — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 2, 2022

Emotional interaction is a duet in which we are constantly fine-tuning our volume to match that of our fellow. #RussRoberts

Emotional interaction is a duet in which we are constantly fine-tuning our volume to match that of our fellow. #RussRoberts — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 1, 2022

'Who is subordinate to whom in a marriage?' After all, each might reason, as people commonly do, that such an arrangement is a zero-sum game, with one winner and one loser. #JordanPeterson

'Who is subordinate to whom in a marriage?' After all, each might reason, as people commonly do, that such an arrangement is a zero-sum game, with one winner and one loser. #JordanPeterson — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Nov 1, 2022