Wall of Words


“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
Robert A. Heinlein
Time Enough For Love

“Men have become the tools of their tools.”
Henry David Thoreau
US Transcendentalist author (1817 – 1862)
Walden

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
Henry David Thoreau
US Transcendentalist author (1817 – 1862)

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
Henry David Thoreau
US Transcendentalist author (1817 – 1862)
Walden

“The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
California Senator Hiram Johnson, 1917

“In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.”
Bob Marley
Rat Race

“Forget your troubles and dance.
Forget your sorrow and dance.
Forget your sickness and dance.
Forget your weakness and dance.”
Bob Marley
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)

“One good thing about music
When it hits you feel no pain”
Bob Marley
Trenchtown Rock

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”
Christopher Morley

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
Margaret Mead

“Dans les champs de l’observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés.”
“In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.”
Louis Pasteur
Lecture, University of Lille (7 December 1854)
Alternate translations of this or similar statements include:
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Fortune favors the prepared mind.
In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind.
Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.

“Ain’t nobody slowing down no way; Everybody’s stepping on their accelerator; Don’t matter where you are; Everybody’s going to need a ventilator”
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor
Ventilator Blues – Exile on Main Street

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard

“So toss away stuff you don’t need in the end
But keep what’s important and know who’s your friend”
Phish
Theme From The Bottom

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.”
John F. Kennedy

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate

“The journey is never finished, no matter where you are.”

On Business:

“In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.”
Margaret Wheatly

“The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organization.”
~ Fred Fiedler & Martin Chemers Improving Leadership Effectiveness

“When what you are doing isn’t working, you tend to do more of the same and with greater intensity.”
~ Dr. Bill Maynard & Tom Champoux Heart