Showing posts with label imagination. Show all posts
Showing posts with label imagination. Show all posts

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Post #3212

You cannot solve a problem with the same mindset that created it.
 —Albert Einstein

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Post #3080

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
—Napoleon Hill

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Post #2582

Imagination is everything It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
—Albert Einstein

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Post #2159

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
―Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, August 12, 2013

Post #1316

There are not many things cheaper than supposing and laughing.
Jonathan Swift

Monday, April 29, 2013

Post #1242

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
—Albert Einstein

Monday, November 19, 2012

Post #1115

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
—Horace Walpole

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Post #1066

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
—Thomas Alva Edison

Monday, August 27, 2012

Post #1044

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
—Helen Keller

Monday, July 16, 2012

Post #1006

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
—Frank Gaines

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Post #962

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
—Jonathan Swift

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Post #953

Imagination is the eye of the soul.
—Joseph Joubert

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Post #732

Imagination rules the world.
—Napoleon Bonaparte

Monday, May 03, 2010

Post #213

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
—Publilius Syrus

Friday, December 04, 2009

Post #65

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
—Carl Sagan

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Post #41

If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
—George S. Patton

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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Post #317

People ought to be one of two things, young or old. No; what's the use of fooling? People ought to be one of two things, young or dead. ...

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