Saturday, December 21, 2013

Quotes - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quotes extracted from 
"Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain

  1. I am a horse for a single harness, not cut out for tandem or teamwork... for well I know that in order to attain any definite goal, it is imperative that one person do the thinking and the commanding. (Albert Einstein)
  2. Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again. (Anais Nin)
  3. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed. (Carl Jung)
  4. A shy man no doubt dreads the notice of strangers, but can hardly be said to be afraid of them. He may be as bold as a hero in battle, and yet have no self-confidence about trifles in the presence of strangers. (Charles Darwin)
  5. The wind howls, but the mountain remains still. (Japanese Proverb)
  6. Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. (Lao Zi)
  7. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  8. Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting. (Maxims of Ptahhotep)
  9. Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person's capacity to act. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) 
  10. With anything young and tender the most important part of the task is the beginning of it; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression more readily taken. (Plato)
  11. Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything. (Robert Rubin)
  12. A man has as many social selves as there are distinct groups of persons about whose opinion he cares. He generally shows a different side of himself to each of these different groups. (William James)
  13. Society is itself an education in the extrovert values, and rarely has there been a society that has preached them so hard. No man is an island, but how John Donne would writhe to hear how often, and for what reasons, the thought is so tiresomely repeated.  (William Whyte)  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Aristotle Quotes

1. Happiness depends upon ourselves.

2. All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion and desire.

3. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

4. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

5. The soul never thinks without a picture.

6. Hope is a waking dream.

7. All man by nature desire knowledge.

8. The secret to humor is surprise.

9. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

10. A friend to all is a friend to none.

11. My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

12. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Andrew Carnegie Quotes

1. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

2. There is little success when there is little laughter.

3. People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

4. The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.

5. I believe the true road of preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.

6. The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
7. Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

8. No man can become rich without himself being enriching others.

9. The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it.

10. Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Woody Allen Quotes

1. I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

2. Most of the time I dont' have much fun. The rest of the time I dont' have any fun at all.

3. Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.

4. To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.

5. I should stop ruining my life searching for answers I'm never gonna get, and just enjoy it while it lasts.

6. I think a relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies.

7. It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better, while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Eric Schmidt Quotes

1. In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.

2. Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It's not to have a detailed plan of everything that you're going to do. You can't plan innovation or inspiration, but you can ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.

3. If you forgo your plan, you also have to forgo fear.

4. The thing that people seem to miss about not just Google, but also our competitors, Yahoo, eBay, and so forth, is that there's an awful lot of communities that have never been served by traditional media.

5. Our strategy allows Google to innovate very, very quickly, which I think is a real strength of the company.

6. We weren't here to hope and hang on. We wanted to win.

7. Our policy is we try things, we celebrate our failures.

8. None of us is as smart as all of us.

9. Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it's a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference. Yes lets you stand out in a crowd, be the optimist, see the glass full, be the one everyone comes to. Yes is what keeps us all young.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Kenichi Ohmae (大前研一) - 聰明人必做的十件事

"聰明人必做的10 件事" - 大前研一 (轉載)
1. 儲蓄友誼

2. 學會放手
3. 播種善良
4. 懂得音樂
一定要學 or 懂一種樂器,它會洗滌你的身心,打開你的記憶和想像,更會帶來意想不到的寧靜。另外還有攝影、收藏,它們都能讓我們的生活增添滋味。
5. 避開兩種苦
8. 熱愛工作
儘管它不像喝茶、聊天那般愜意,但它檢驗著我們的智慧和能力,得以讓我們體現價值及獲得成就。一定要全心愛它,畢竟它讓 你大半生有事做、有飯吃。
9. 勤於學習
10. 享受運動

Saturday, March 30, 2013




  1. 刻苦工作,一天集中精力工作二十四個小時。
  2. 唯一和絕對的評價者,是市場和顧客。
  3. 不能沒有長遠觀念、計劃、夢想和理想。
  4. 把握現實,堅持理想和目標。
  5. 自己的未來由自己開拓,掌握自己的命運的是自己,並非他人。
  6. 積極適應時代和社會的變化。
  7. 最應該重視日常事務。
  8. 對於事業,設立比誰都高的目標和基準。
  9. 和員工結成顆伴關係,具有團隊合作精神。
  10. 建立不會倒閉的公司。可以一勝九敗,但不容許一蹶不振的失敗。


  1. 經營者,一定要追求結果。
  2. 經營者,必須明確經營方針,並始終如一。
  3. 經營者必須有宏偉的理想並正視現實,腳踏實地。
  4. 經營者不能被常識捆住手腳,要彈性、靈活處理事務。
  5. 經營者應該比誰都更熱心於自己的工作。
  6. 經營者應該像魔鬼般地鍛鍊部下,並給予部下挑戰的勇氣。
  7. 經營者處理問題不能蜻蜓點水,而要追究問題的本源。
  8. 經營者必須充分預估風險,並果敢進行挑戰。
  9. 經營者必須要有遠見,抓住未來。
  10. 經營者必須具有果敢的行動力。

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Quotes - Harry Potter Series

1. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

2. It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

3. After all to the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

4. Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

5. Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.

6. Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.

7. If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

1. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

2. I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

3. Whatever you are, be a good one.

4. Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

5. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

6. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

7. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

8. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

9. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

10. I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.

11. That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

12. You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quotes - Cloud Atlas

Quotes from "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell

1. History admits no rules; only outcomes.

2. A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

3. My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?

4. Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.

5. Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.

6. Truth is singular. Its "versions" are mistruths.

7. Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.

8. If losers can exploit what their adversaries teach them, yes, losers can become winners in the long term.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Quotes - Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Quotes from "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul" by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

  1. You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. (Barbara De Angelis)
  2. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. (Mother Teresa)
  3. Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you're going to miss in the years ahead. (Anonymous)
  4. My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. (Mark Twain)
  5. There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy. (Unknown)
  6. Peace, like charity, begins at home. (Source Unknown)
  7. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. (Plato)
  8. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. (Gandhi)
  9. We should be careful to get out o f an experience only the wisdom that is in it. (Mark Twain)
  10. There are high spots in all of our lives, and most of them come about through encouragement from someone else.
  11. Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow. (Swedish Proverb)
  12. You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? (Rumi)
  13. If you don't daydream and kind of plan things out in your imagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace. (Robert Duvall)
  14. From what we get we can make a living, what we give, however, makes a life. (Arthur Ashe)
  15. Face the thing you fear, and you do away with that fear. (Source Unknown)
  16. All you need is love. (John Lennon)
  17. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leve footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same. (Source Unknown)
  18. Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood. (Karen Casey)