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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

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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

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One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
- W. H. Auden

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

We call that person who has lost his father,
an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife.
But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend,
by what name do we call him? Here every language is
silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Joseph Roux

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove

Music is the soul of language.
- Max Heindel

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

In both business and personal life, I've always found
that travel inspires me more than anything else I do.
Evidence of the languages, cultures,
scenery,
food, and design sensibilities that I discover all
over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
- Ivanka Trump

In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves
into a different matter altogether.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Identify your assumptions (what you believe).
Question how you feel when you hold those assumptions.
Visualize holding different assumptions.
Ask yourself how it feels to hold a different world-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Zen says that if you drop knowledge -
and within knowledge everything is included;
your name, your identity, everything,
because this has been given to you by others -
if you drop all that has been given by others,
you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence.
This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality,
and there will be a resurrection of your innocence.
You will become a child again, reborn.
- Osho

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life and death are one thread,
the same line viewed from different sides.
- Lao Tzu

The things that make me different are the things that make me.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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