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
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
– Bertrand Russell
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
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