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Edward de Bono Quotes

I hope you find these Edward de Bono Quotes inspiring and motivational.

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson


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Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

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

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

You uncover what is,
when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
- Publilius Syrus

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu


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