My favourite quotes

“I don’t want to get to the end of my  life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well” – Diane Ackerman

“Smile at life and life will smile back at you” – my mum

“Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.” – Confucius

“People only see what they are prepared to see” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

“To believe is very dull, to doubt is intensely engrossing” – Oscar Wilde

“Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought” – John F Kennedy

“A smile is the shortest distance between two people” – Victor Borge

“Be silly, be honest, be kind” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The simplest man with passion will be more persuasive than the most eloquent without” – Francois Duc de la Rouchefoucauld

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” – Nelson Mandela

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them” – Albert Einstein

“And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” – George Bernard Shaw

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders” – Tom Peters

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching” – Gandhi

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – Nelson Mandela

“A good traveler has no fixed plan, and is not intent on arriving” – Lao Tzu

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