Food for Thought

Breakfast, dinner, tea; in extreme cases, breakfast, luncheon, dinner, tea, supper, and a glass of something hot at bedtime. What care we take about feeding the lucky body! Which of us does as much for his mind?

Lewis Carroll

We love food but we thought we should also feed our mind. When we need food for thought we turn to our collection of inspirational quotes and wise sayings. We have used these quotes in our blog posts but list them here for easy reference.

Food for Thought

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.
– Helen Keller.

All issues – no matter how small – are bread-and-butter to someone. If not yourself, then a fellow citizen.
– Pan Jie

Don’t confuse my attitude with my personality. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.
– Min of miss A

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
– Coco Chanel

Everything changes your life.
– Melanie Tem

Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.
– Howard Marks

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
– Rita Mae Brown

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own.
– Donald Duck

Hey, grades are not cool, learning is cool.
– Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli (Happy Days)

Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.
– Charles Spurgeon

Inconsistency itself breeds vitality.
– Kenzo Tange

Instead of focusing on the competition, focus on the customer.
– Scott Cook

It is a kind of law of nature. The goal one aims for can rarely be reached by a direct road.
– Konosuke Matsushita

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
– Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne)

Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children who have fine parents.
– James A. Brewer

No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.
– John Donne

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
– Elbert Hubbard

One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.
– Jane Austen

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw

Regret For Wasted Time Is More Wasted Time.
– Mason Cooley

Spend your money on things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.
– Haruki Murukami

Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
– Banana Yoshimoto

Taking crazy things seriously is a serious waste of time.
– Haruki Murukami

Technology itself is neither good nor bad. People are good or bad.
– Naveen Jain

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.
– John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan

The only way to avoid making mistakes is not to do anything. And that, in the final analysis, will be the ultimate mistake.
– Goh Keng Swee

There can be no great accomplishment without risk.
– Neil Armstrong

What we might have done well in the past or even today, may not be what takes us into the future.
– Tharman Shanmugaratnam

You can turn any investment into a bad deal by paying too much. What you can’t do is turn any investment into a good deal by paying little.
– Warren Buffet

Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.

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