Survival Wisdom

“To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.”
~ George Orwell

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.”
~ Charles Darwin

“The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth.”
~ Horace Kephart

“Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.”
~ Germaine Greer

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.”
~ Andrew Carnegie

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.”
~ Clarence Darrow

“In truth, we exist and survive, not because of the ego, but in spite of it.”
~ David R. Hawkins

“Rule of survival: Pack your own parachute.”
~ T.L. Hakala

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
~ Bruce Lee

“Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.”
~ Robertson Davies

“Survival … is an infinite capacity for suspicion.”
~ John Le Carre

Horse Sense

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”
~ W.C. Fields

“Many people have sighed for the ‘good old days’ and regretted the ‘passing of the horse,’ but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses.”
~ C.W. Anderson

“Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means.”
~ Rudolf C. Binding

He knows when you’re happy
He knows when you’re comfortable
He knows when you’re confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
~ Author Unknown

“All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he’ll listen to me any day.”
~ Author Unknown

“If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle.”
~ Rita Mae Brown

“A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.”
~ John Steinbeck

“In riding a horse we borrow freedom.”
~ Helen Thomson

“One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”
~ Dale Carnegie

“If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong.”
~ Pat Parelli

What Do You Do With Burning Desire?

“Burning desire is the eternal flame.”
~ Douglas Horton

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”
~ W Clement Stone

“True learning takes energy, passion and a burning desire.”
~ Robert Kiyosaki

“Desire is one of the burning experiences of human life.”
~ Lionel Shriver

“Give me a man with an average ability but a burning desire to succeed and I will give you a winner in exchange every time.”
~ Andrew Carnegie

“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
~ Maria Montessori

“Desire is a bonfire that burns with greater fury, asking for more fuel…”
~ Sathya Sai Baba

“What’s the secret to success? It’s no secret. You need a winning attitude, honesty and integrity, and a burning desire to succeed.”
~ Dave Thomas

“It’s so much better to desire than to have.”
~ Anouk Aimee

“Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.”
~ Geoffrey Chaucer

“You can only desire something that you’ve already had in your life.”
~ Cate Blanchett

“It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.”
~ Francis Bacon

“An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.”
~ Herbert Spencer

“A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life.”
~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa

“Desire grows by what it feeds on.”
~ L.M. Montgomery

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
~ Ayn Rand

“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.'”
~ Dalai Lama

Proceed With Caution

“A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again.”
~ Horace

“Beware a rickety wall, a savage dog and a quarrelsome person.”
~ Iranian Saying.

“Beware the door with too many keys.”
~ Portuguese Saying

“Beware the fury of a patient man.”
~ John Dryden

“Beware the person with nothing to lose.”
~ Italian Saying

“Buyer beware.” (“Caveat emptor”)
~ Latin Proverb

“Choose your neighbors before you buy your house.”
~ Hausa (West African)

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”
~ English Saying

“Don’t sail out farther than you can row back.”
~ Danish Saying

“Eggs have no business dancing with stones.”
~ Haitian Saying

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
~ John Philpot Curran

“Fine feathers don’t make fine birds.”
~ Aesop

“If you buy what you don’t need, you steal from yourself.”
~ Swedish Saying

“If you call one wolf, you invite the pack.”
~ Bulgarian Saying

“Never reveal the bottom of your purse or the depth of your mind.”
~ Italian Saying

“Nothing seems expensive on credit.”
~ Czech Saying

Free Market

“The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.”
~ Milton Friedman

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
~ Winston Churchill

“Free market capitalism has done more for the soul of the human race than any other system – it’s created the highest standard of living.”
~ Chris Chocola

“There’s no limit to what free men and free women in a free market with free enterprise can accomplish when people are free to follow their dream.”
~ Jack Kemp

“Free market capitalism is far more than economic theory. It is the engine of social mobility-the highway to the American Dream.”
~ George W. Bush

“We do not have free market capitalism in America; we have crony capitalism. There is a huge difference between free market capitalism that democratizes a country and makes us more efficient and prosperous and corporate crony capitalism.”
~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

“We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Free-market capitalism, in the blink of an eye, was gutted and replaced by an oligopoly.”
~ Gerald Celente

“The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.”
~ Milton Friedman

“America’s abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.”
~ Ayn Randv

“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”
~ Milton Friedman