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  Tact (2)
Tact consists in knowing how far we may go too far.
Jean Cocteau

Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.
Oliver Herford

  Talent (10)
There is no such thing as great talent without great will-power.
Honoré de Balzac

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Robert Benchley

Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, not should they be.
Warren Bennis

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Edward de Bono

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.
Walt Disney

You can judge the height of someone's talent by what he aspires to. Only a great thing can satisfy a great talent.
Baltasar Gracián

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Owen Meredith

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
Patanjali

  Talk (4)
You ain't learnin' nothing when you're talking.
Lyndon B. Johnson's office.
Anonymous

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Khalil Gibran

The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I'm not giving up, and I'm not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either.
Rush Limbaugh

There should be some professional exam for these analysts. Most of the time they talk through their backsides.
Alan Sugar

  Tax (12)
Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.
Franklin P. Adams

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
Melissa Bean

Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Andrew Carnegie

Tax laws also benefit those who have the best lobbying efforts ... and the larger the corporations are, the smaller proportion they pay in taxes.
Jimmy Carter

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
Milton Friedman

The best taxes are such as are levied upon consumptions, especially those of luxury ... They seem, in some measure, voluntary; since a man may chuse how far he will use the commodity which is taxed.
David Hume

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that operates with perfect equality.
Andrew Jackson

Under the hypnosis of war hysteria, with a pusillanimous Congress rubber-stamping every whim of the White House, we passed the withholding tax.
Vivien Kellems

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Margaret Mitchell

Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same income.
Plato

  Teach (16)
Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Minna Antrim

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Richard David Bach

I have discovered few learning disabled students in my three decades of teaching. I have, however, discovered many, many victims of teaching inabilities.
Marva Collins

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France

He that teaches himself hath a fool for a master.
Benjamin Franklin

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Khalil Gibran

Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding, Joseph exclaimed. If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?

The master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht - I can see that they already have begun.
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse


The purpose of a university is to make students safe for ideas - not ideas safe for students.
Clark Kerr

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery ... It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
Horace Mann

The only thing experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.
André Maurois

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Margaret Mead

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Charlie Parker

No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw

  Teamwork (3)
Teamwork is a constant balancing act between self-interest and group interest.
Susan Campbell

Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, and in the collective awareness of the group. To belong to a group of any sort, the tacit price of membership is to agree not to notice one's own feelings of uneasiness and misgiving, and certainly not to question anything that challenges the group's way of doing things.
Daniel Goleman

A good team is a great place to be, exciting, stimulating, supportive, successful. A bad team is horrible, a sort of human prison.
Charles Handy

  Temper (1)
A tart temper mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving

  Temporary (1)
I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is, Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

  Temptation (1)
By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
Oscar Wilde

  Terror (2)
Malachi scowled. I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane.
They didn't, Magnus said. Your wards are down.
Really? the Consul's voice dripped sarcasm. I hadn't noticed.
Magnus looked concerned. That's terrible. Someone should have told you. He glanced at Luke. Tell him the wards are down.

City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

  Terrorism (4)
These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve.
George W. Bush

[The] city of New York and the United States of America is much stronger than any group of barbaric terrorists, that our democracy, that our rule of law, that our strength and our willingness to defend ourselves will ultimately prevail.
Rudy Giuliani

Hello, Condoleezza Rice? You have me to deal with now.
A masked Hamas gunman, joking into the telephone of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after taking control of his government compound on June 15, 2007.
Hamas

I am ready to debate how we fight terrorism without giving up our liberty.
Rand Paul

  Testimony (1)
No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavours to establish.
David Hume

  Thank You (1)
If I had a message to give my dad, it'd probably be, Thank you, thank you, thank you. He's helped me so much on this crazy journey. Giving up his job, being away from my mom, and being away from home for that much just because of me? It's a lot. And I thank him for it.
Chloe Kim

  Thankful (1)
I've been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It's very important to give back as a youth. It's as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
Queen Latifah

  Theft (6)
Nothing defines human beings better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
Scott Adams

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
Anton Chekhov

Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
G. K. Chesterton

See how the rascals use me! They will not let my play run and yet they steal my thunder!
John Dennis

What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells.
Mahatma Gandhi

No plagiarist can excuse the wrong by showing how much of his work he did not pirate.
Learned Hand

  Thin (1)
Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.
Cyril Connolly

  Think (44)
Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others are of what they know.
Aristotle

I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
Jake Arrieta

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash

You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund, and with this team.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

When you think about it, giving up your real personality is a small price to pay for the richness of living happily ever after with an actual man!
Lynda Barry

BRAIN, n. An apparatus with which we think that we think.
Ambrose Bierce

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
Garth Brooks

Sometimes you think you've found love, when it's really just one of those objects that are shiny in a certain light--a trophy, say, or a ring, or a diamond, even. Glass shards, maybe. You've got to be careful, you do. The shine can blind you. The edges can cut you in way you never imagined. It is up to you to allow that or not.
The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Deb Caletti

My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that's something that will stick with me my whole life.
Nathan Chen

Half of our mistakes in life arises from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
John Churton Collins

He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius

There are things I'd wish weren't part of ageing. But what you gain is much more than you're giving up. I don't think you come into your own until you're 35 or so.
Cindy Crawford

Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
Norman Douglas

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

Character is higher than intellect ... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience, we acquire much greater strength to carry it.
James E. Faust

Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think is creation's.
E. M. Forster

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I believe people who think love prevents one from thinking clearly are wrong; for then one thinks very clearly and is more active than before. And love is something eternal - the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.
Vincent van Gogh

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move.
Edward T. Hall

When you see the poet laureate saying that every child should have read Ulysses and that you're just giving up on children if you think it's elitist - does that include children with special needs or whose first language isn't English?
Nick Hornby

An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting to think about than sex.
Aldous Huxley

The moment a person forms a theory his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favour that theory.
Thomas Jefferson

If two men agree on everything, you can be sure one of them is doing the thinking.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I used to think that love was giving up everything of yourself and giving it to the other person. Now, I've realized that love is when you have somebody that doesn't make you give up half of yourself.
Kehlani

Think small and act small, and we'll get bigger. Think big and act big, and we'll get smaller.
Herb Kelleher

Creativity is thinking new things. Innovation is doing new things.
Theodore Levitt

The time has now definitely come when every intelligent individual must learn to think globally, beyond the horizon of a narrow nationalist point of view.
Robert Maxwell

If you mind tells your body you can't do it, you will quit. If your body is giving up, but you think you can carry on, you will naturally keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Ant Middleton

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

John Milton

A man must not always tell all, for that were folly; but what a man says should be what he thinks.
Michel de Montaigne

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
Evo Morales

Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.
Octavio Paz

Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.
Alexander Pope

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

I think giving up people is a difficult thing.
Sissy Spacek

Ever think of introducing yourself? Y.T. says.
Nah, he says, people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know?

Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
Publilius Syrus

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert Szent-Györgyi

If you're going to be thinking only one thing, you might as well be thinking big.
Donald Trump

If we all say the same thing, then I think the government has to listen. But because no one is saying it, I become singled out, even though what I'm saying is common sense. It's very essential values that we all have to protect. But in Chinese society, people are giving up on protecting these values.
Ai Weiwei

The Khomeini cry for the execution of Rushdie is an infantile cry. From the beginning of time we have seen that. To murder the thinker does not murder the thought.
Arnold Wesker

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
Alfred North Whitehead

Sometimes the first step is the hardest: coming up with an idea. Coming up with an idea should be like sitting on a pin - it should make you jump up and do something.
Kemmons Wilson

  Thought (11)
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Henry Adams

I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
Jake Arrieta

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Winston Churchill

If no thought your mind does visit, make your speech not too explicit.
Piet Hein

When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me.
Mary Karr

We sometimes take for granted the freedom and power of independent thought and action. And only after it's been compromised, do we fully realize how fundamental it is to the pursuit of economic opportunity.
Arthur Levitt

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Charlie Parker

For a long time, I thought when you do a box set, you're giving up; you're saying, OK, I don't have anything left. But now I've listened to some of the old stuff I haven't heard in 20 to 40 years with fresh ears. It's like, Oh yeah, I can see where people might want to to hear some of this stuff that didn't make it onto the records.
Bob Seger

The thought of owning an island is perhaps the most romantic concept left to humankind in the 20th Century.
Caskie Stinnett

The Khomeini cry for the execution of Rushdie is an infantile cry. From the beginning of time we have seen that. To murder the thinker does not murder the thought.
Arnold Wesker

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde

  Timid (2)
The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.
Publilius Syrus

The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
Mark Twain

  Tired (2)
With a new baby, you have a bad day now and again because you're particularly tired, but most of the time, you're fine. You spend a lot of your time trying to figure out how you can get more sleep, but really, you're better off just giving up and admitting that you're not going to, so forget about it.
Deirdre O'Kane

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde

  Today (10)
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

The attitude of disrespect that many executives have today for accurate reporting is a business disgrace. And auditors ... have done little on the positive side. Though auditors should regard the investing public as their client, they tend to kowtow instead to the managers who choose them and dole out their pay.
Warren Buffett

Yesterday's success formula is often today's obsolete dogma ... We must continually challenge the past so that we can renew ourselves each day.
Sumantra Ghoshal

Today, if someone showed me a five-year plan, I'd toss out the pages detailing Years Three, Four, and Five as pure fantasy ... Anyone who thinks he or she can evaluate business conditions five years from now, flunks.
Mark McCormack

You do not have to be the son of a rich man to be an entrepreneur. Today kids are far more willing to take risks because they've seen high rewards.
Narayana Murthy

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday.
Alexander Pope

The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.
Bernie Sanders

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa

My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
Pancho Villa

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

  Together (2)
I'd love to make a movie with Tom Hardy. If we ever got the chance to make a Venom movie together, that would be super-cool, but his movie would have to take place in the MCU because I'm not giving up my ticket in the MCU.
Tom Holland

A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.
The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Vera Nazarian

  Tolerance (5)
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Khalil Gibran

I understand, of course, that many people find smoking objectionable. That is their right. I would, I assure you, be the very last to criticize the annoyed. I myself find many - even most - things objectionable. Being offended is the natural consequence of leaving one's home. I do not like aftershave lotion, adults who roller-skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. I do not, however, go around enacting legislation and putting up signs. In private I avoid such people; in public they have the run of the place. I stay at home as much as possible, and so should they. When it is necessary, however, to go out of the house, they must be prepared, as I am, to deal with the unpleasant personal habits of others. That is what public means.
Fran Lebowitz

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman

The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas. Tolerant like the sky, all-pervading like sunlight, firm like a mountain, supple like a tree in the wind, he has no destination in view and makes use of anything life happens to bring his way.
Lao Tzu

  Tomorrow (7)
We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful.
Arnold Bennett

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which
you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

Khalil Gibran

Tomorrow's typical career will be neither linear nor continuous, nor will it always be upwards. Instead, one's life work will take more of a zig-zag course.
Tom Horton

Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.

Hamlet
William Shakespeare

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

  Too Much (1)
Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience, we acquire much greater strength to carry it.
James E. Faust

  Tool (1)
Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Winston Churchill

  Top (1)
There is always room at the top - after the investigation.
Oliver Herford

  Touch (1)
Only the previous day, Arch had found him in a spirit-dance corral, blistering the creatures to the point of death, such was his need to touch and destroy.
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor

  Tough (3)
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Honey Fitz
Anonymous

My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.
Jeremy Lin

We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
Jim Mattis

  Trash (1)
A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.
The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Vera Nazarian

  Travel (1)
I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.
Caskie Stinnett

  Treasure (1)
A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.
The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Vera Nazarian

  Triumph (1)
The highest form of success ... comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
Theodore Roosevelt

  Trouble (4)
Genius ... has been described as a supreme capacity for taking trouble ... It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds and keeping them therein so long as the genius remains.
Samuel Butler (Author)

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter ... a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
Henri Matisse

A man with a bristling grey beard [a yachtsman], said: I made up my mind, when I bought my first boat, never to learn to swim ... When you're in a spot of trouble, if you can swim you try to strike out for the shore. You invariably drown. As I can't swim, I cling to the wreckage and they send a helicopter out for me. That's my tip, if you ever find yourself in trouble, cling to the wreckage!
John Mortimer

The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.
Caskie Stinnett

  Trust (9)
Every banker knows that if he has to prove that he is worthy of credit, however good may be his arguments, in fact his credit is gone.
Walter Bagehot

Never trust men with short legs. Brains too near their bottoms.
Noël Coward

When dealing with complexity and uncertainty, trust and openness become critical.
David Dotlich

It is more shameful to doubt one's friends than to be duped by them.
François de La Rochefoucauld

Never trust a husband too far or a bachelor too near.
Helen Rowland

Behind all its global responsibilities and impersonal style banking is still a people business ... it may be the most personal business of all for it always depends on the original concept of credit, meaning trust.
Anthony Sampson

Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.
Laurence Sterne

Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.
Virgil

You have to surround yourself with people you trust, and people that are good. But they also have to be people who will tell the emperor you have no clothes.
Oprah Winfrey

  Truth (30)
Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next, they say it has been discovered before. Lastly, they say they have always believed it.
Louis Agassiz

As a general rule, if you want to get at the truth - hear both sides and believe neither.
Josh Billings

A triviality is a statement whose opposite is false. However, a great truth is a statement whose opposite may well be another great truth.
Niels Bohr

Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen

Whereas logic is the art of demonstrating truth, eloquence is the gift of winning over people's hearts and minds so that you may inspire them and persuade them in whatever way you choose.
Jean de La Bruyère

Of one thing be certain: if a C.E.O. is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked.
Warren Buffett

It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Samuel Butler (Author)

'Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.
George Byron

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Khalil Gibran

The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

Some marry the first information they receive, and turn what comes later into their concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth.
Baltasar Gracián

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Lillian Hellman

Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding, Joseph exclaimed. If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?

The master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht - I can see that they already have begun.
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse


Stages
 
As every flower fades and as all youth
Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.
 
Serenely let us move to distant places
And let no sentiments of home detain us.
The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.
If we accept a home of our own making,
Familiar habit makes for indolence.
We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
Or else remain the slaves of permanence.
 
Even the hour of our death may send
Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
And life may summon us to newer races.
So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.

The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Mistakes are, after all, the foundation of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Carl Jung

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
Nicos Kazantzakis

Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
John Keats

He was the consummate politician. He didn't lie, neither did he tell the truth.
John Lundberg

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Ivan Panin

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
Boris Pasternak

We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?
Jean Rostand

No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss

To save the world requires faith and courage: faith in reason, and courage to proclaim what reason shows to be true.
Bertrand Russell

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

One can't say that figures lie. But figures, as used in financial arguments, seem to have the bad habit of expressing a small part of the truth forcibly, and neglecting the other part, as do some people we know.
Fred Schwed

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

Hamlet
William Shakespeare

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson

I don't mind what the opposition say of me, so long as they don't tell the truth about me; but when they descend to telling the truth about me, I consider that is taking an unfair advantage.
Mark Twain

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

  Try (4)
There was no giving up. Trying and trying. That's what I'm all about.
Sonita Alizadeh

I'm happy 'bout life. Still trying. I ain't giving up on life.
Leon Spinks

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
Caskie Stinnett

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa