The Secret Is Practice

“It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.”
~ Arnold Palmer

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
~ Dalai Lama

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
~ Yogi Berra

“Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.”
~ Rembrandt

“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”
~ Jack Kerouac

“Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
~ Martha Graham

“My secret is practice.”
~ David Beckham

“Success has to do with deliberate practice. Practice must be focused, determined, and in an environment where there’s feedback.”
~ Malcolm Gladwell

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”
~ Anton Chekhov

“If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.”
~ Andre Agassi

“Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.”
~ Hosea Ballou

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”
~ Confucius

“Each person needs different limits to set him or her free. Finding yours is what practice is all about.”
~ W.A. Mathieu

The Practice of Tolerance

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”
~ Dalai Lama

“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”
~ John F. Kennedy

“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another’s beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.”
~ Joshua Liebman

“Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”
~ Ralph W. Sockman

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”
~ Thomas Mann

“Sometimes true tolerance requires an extraordinary strength, which we are often too weak to exercise.”
~ Fausto Cercignani

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”
~ Tenzin Gyatso

“Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.”
~ E. M. Forster

“Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.”
~ John Cogley Commonweal

“Tolerance is another word for indifference.”
~ W. Somerset Maugham

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
~ Helen Keller

“Tolerance implies a gratuitous assumption of the inferiority of other faiths to one’s own.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“We tend to idealize tolerance, then wonder why we find ourselves infested with losers and nut cases.”
~ Patrick Nielsen Hayden

“Tolerance can lead to learning something.”
~ Jakob Dylan

“Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think.”
~ Helen Keller

“Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.”
~ James Goldsmith

“Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization.”
~ Arthur Keith

Will Soon Be Planting Time

“The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.”
~ George Orwell

“Like people, plants respond to extra attention.”
~ H. Peter Loewer

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”
~ Meister Eckhart

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.”
~ Earl Nightingale

“This wonderful plant has so many uses and yet is often neglected in our society. The primary use of the dandelion plant is for its superior liver cleansing qualities. The plant is a powerhouse of nutrients!”
~ Valerie Hoffman

“Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower. Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.”
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“One day is not enough to green our earth. Planting caring and love is also expecting our earth from us. Do it, It will heal not only the land but also your body and mind.”
~ Karthikeyan V

“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.”
~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.”
~ Alexander Smith

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“A good farmer never plants all his seeds in a single piece of land.”
~ Habeeb Akande

“He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.”
~ Thomas Fuller

“So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
~ Jorge Luis Borges

“Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.”
~ Lucy Larcom

“Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.”
~ Kuan Chung

“We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.”
~ Dorothy Day

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“God plants no yearning in the human soul that he does not intend to satisfy.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher

“We are made for loving. If we don?t love, we will be like plants without water.”
~ Desmond Tutu

“Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.”
~ Ken Kesey

What Do You Regret?

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”
~ Jim Rohn

“Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone”
~ Jerome K. Jerome

“It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.”
~ Margaret Mead

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many”
~ Anonymous

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”
~ Mason Cooley

“If being happy is important to you, try this: instead of regretting all you lack, celebrate all you’ve got.”
~ Brian Vaszily

“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

“You will never regret the unspoken word”
~ Unknown, provided by N.O. Combelic

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”
~ George Halas

“A man comes to measure his greatness by the regrets, envies and hatreds of his competitors.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
~ Nathan Hale

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”
~ Napoleon

“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”
~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Think you are an entrepreneur?

“Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.”
~Winston Churchill

“No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.”
~Niccolo Machiavelli

“Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.”
~Henry David Thoreau

“It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.”

“An entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business, it is someone who makes things happen.”
~ Tim Ferriss

“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”
~ Albert Einstein

“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”
~ Mark Twain

“You may be a redneck if . . . you think you are an entrepreneur because of the “Dirt for Sale” sign in the front yard.”
~ Jeff Foxworthy

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
~ Henry Kravis

“The thing most people don’t pick up when they become an entrepreneur is that it never ends. It’s 24/7.”
~ Robert Kiyosaki

“When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.”
~ Robert Kiyosaki

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
~ Steve Jobs

“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.”
~ Ronald Reagan

“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.”
~ Niccolo Machiavelli