We’ve collected the best How Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: John Lennon, Bill Gates, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Joel Burns, Amitabh Bachchan. Use them as an inspiration.
Give yourself a chance to see how much better life will get. And it will get better.
A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.
I am not an educated man. I never had an opportunity to learn anything except how to fight.
Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.
I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
When you start to realise how much of what you’ve constructed of yourself is based on deception and lies, that is a horrifying realisation.
How can you expect a man who’s warm to understand one who’s cold?
The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up.
I don’t think most of Congress understands how economics works.
Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.
In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
Every How is carried by a What.
The more work you put in, and the more you constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people’s expectations, the more you really endear yourself to the crowd. That’s how your career takes off – it’s just consistency and time.
At Uniqlo, we’re thinking ahead. We’re thinking about how to create new, innovative products… and sell that to everyone.
Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals. If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big things?
In all natural disasters through time, man needs to attach meaning to tragedy, no matter how random and inexplicable the event is.
Everybody is a political person, whether you say something or you are silent. A political attitude is not whether you go to parliament; it’s how you deal with your life, with your surroundings.
I think electricity will create a new world. I feel like the world will change a lot with electricity, and I wonder how it will change, it’s scary, and it’s going to be fun. I think there are so many things to think about when it comes to electric cars.
If you don’t understand how to run an efficient operation, new machinery will just give you new problems of operation and maintenance. The sure way to increase productivity is to better administrate man and machine.
I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don’t see how I can ever trust any human being again.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
It doesn’t matter if we grow old and get replaced by a new younger generation as long as there is still someone talking about us because they will still remember how we shone so bright.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
If people don’t want to come to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?
I’m responsible for what I say, but I’m not responsible about how people interpret my situation.
When you love someone and care about them, you want what’s best for them, and it’s always the hardest thing to realize maybe you aren’t what’s best for them, how hard you try.
Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.
I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
I dress how I feel. I just go off emotion. I can’t prepare my outfit a day before. Everything I wear is spontaneous.
If it’s natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
I don’t want to forgive myself. That’s why I hate psychoanalysis I think if you’re guilty of something you should live with it. Get rid of it – how can you get rid of a real guilt? I think people should live with it, face up to it.
It’s not how fast you get there, but how long you stay.
Remember that a gesture of friendship, no matter how small, is always appreciated.
Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.
One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered them then.
Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.
The best leaders are readers of people. They have the intuitive ability to understand others by discerning how they feel and recognizing what they sense.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
People intoxicate themselves with work so they won’t see how they really are.
People from outside don’t know how difficult it is to be goalkeeper.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it’s a search for how I can do things better, whether it’s being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve.
Go out and chase your dreams no matter how crazy it looks.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
If you read enough biography and history, you learn how people have dealt successfully or unsuccessfully with similar situations or patterns in the past. It doesn’t give you a template of answers, but it does help you refine the questions you have to ask yourself.
Success is not about how much money we have in the bank, but it’s about how many peoples’ lives we have impacted through it. Success is experienced when we do things which are never done before.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.
I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.
It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them. And that’s basically how zoos got started. But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you’re really stuck with them in some sense. You can’t return them to the wild.
No matter how much success you’re having, you can’t continue working together if you can’t communicate.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do.
When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man‘s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.
How do you know you’re going to do something, untill you do it?
There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.
One day, I will tell my story… where I came from and where I am now and how I remained positive.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
How can I be in two places at once, unless I were a bird?
It’s really not about what you have. It’s about how you’re able to enjoy life in general.
It’s crazy how fast time flies and how things progress.
This is how memories are made… by going with the flow.
I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
The mark of higher education isn’t the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It’s the skills you gain about how to learn.
It isn’t true that you live only once. You only die once. You live lots of times, if you know how.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring… ‘How to Build a Boat.’
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
The middle of ‘America’s Women’ is about the Civil War, and how women, black and white, confronted slavery and abolition. As in every other period of crisis, the rules of sexual decorum were suspended due to emergency.
People say, ‘Dream big!’ – but you have to think about the logistics. It’s not just coming up with a great idea; it’s how you can sell or market or promote that great idea.
When the going gets tough, I’m not always sure what you do. I’m not saying that I know how to fix everything when the going gets tough, but I do know this: when the going goes tough, you don’t quit. And you don’t fold up. And you don’t go in the other direction.
Accidents happen and all of that, but it’s how we pick ourselves up from the accidents that matters.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
I start each collection thinking how I can refresh my classics.
We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
People come and go in your life. It is up to you choose how you want to associate with that person. It is up to you to learn and imbibe things from such a person.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Nobody understands how the world will change. The only way you can plan for the future is to have scenarios. You have to have the courage to take a leap of faith on one of them.
New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
No matter how much you plan and prepare, things can still go wrong.
Having fun is definitely how you’re going to keep yourself loose, and be at your best.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
No matter how much good you do, there will always be a few per cent of people who don’t support you.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.
How can you think and hit at the same time?
While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.
How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!
How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
People know if you care about them. How do you show people that you care? By caring for them. By putting their needs first. By sacrificing for them. By serving them. Do that, and you’ll build a great team.
I am the master of my fate and I am the captain of my boat. While ups and downs are a part of everyone’s journey, how you face it makes you the person or artiste you are.
It’s almost mind-boggling how time flies.
God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.
I believe that no one can teach you how to act, but schools do give you an environment to make mistakes, to learn techniques and to learn professionalism.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it.
I’ve gotten to travel all over the world and meet all kinds of people and do all kinds of great things, so it’s, like, surreal. It just lets you know how time flies, especially when you’re having fun. It seems like time keeps going by faster as I get older.
Every day is a gift from God, no matter how old we are.
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.
One of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is choosing the kind of universe you exist in: is it helpful and supportive or hostile and unsupportive? Your answer to this question will make all the difference in terms of how you live your life and what kind of Divine assistance you attract.
I’m not perfect. And who knows how many times I’ve fallen short. We all fall short. That’s the amazing thing about the grace of God.
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
We teach people how to treat us.
I learned that life is filled with ups and downs and it’s just about how you react to them.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
‘Evil men have no songs.’ How is it that the Russians have songs?
I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won’t be classified as just a man.
How young can you die of old age?
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.
As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you’re going to be 20 years from now is how well you’re doing in your education system.
Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.
It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.
Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.
If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.
Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
I have my own high standards for what I want in a partner and how I want to be treated. I bring a lot to the table. I’m not talking about material things but what I have to offer as a person – love and loyalty and all the things that make a good relationship.
The British nation is unique in this respect. They are the only people who like to be told how bad things are, who like to be told the worst.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
There’s nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.
I like technology, but ‘Black Mirror’ is more what the consequences are, and it doesn’t tend to be about technology itself: it tends to be how we use or misuse it. We’ve not really thought through the consequences of it.
Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
No matter how old we become, we can still call them ‘Holy Mother’ and ‘Father’ and put a child-like trust in them.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.
That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched.
I had no interest in music. But now, music means everything to me. I have no words to explain how beautiful music is. It is where you can create everything, like beautiful songs to sad songs to almost anything.
When someone is impatient and says, ‘I haven’t got all day,’ I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?
Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.
My mission is to kill time, and time’s to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.
You play like you practice and practice how you play.
I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it’s spoken.
You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.
It’s remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.
For me, whether we win or lose, every match is giving me a lot of information about how to improve.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Few people know how to be old.
You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
That’s kind of how I am – a roller coaster of emotions.
Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how.’
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.
How sweet it is!
Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.
I know I haven’t always done things the right way. I’m just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist.
Success is not an accident. When you put yourself in the right place at the right time, then you’re likely to be more successful because of how you prepare yourself on a daily basis.
If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher‘s stone.
It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.
Life is about perspective and how you look at something… ultimately, you have to zoom out.
No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
I’m no good with words but I’ll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.
It’s not how you play the game, it’s how you place the blame.
A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
Don’t tell me what you believe in. I’ll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
Life is busy. There are daily concerns and obligations that have to be met, and to take time to think about how precious and special a human life is that you only get one, and that every wasted minute is lost. You can’t get it back.
To preserve our sovereign integrity, we must prove to them nobody need tell us how to hold a clean and democratic election.
Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.
The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How is the president?’
My dad used to say, ‘You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.
No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
And this is one of the major questions of our lives: how we keep boundaries, what permission we have to cross boundaries, and how we do so.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
I don’t care what I look like; it’s how people think of me. And I do care how people think of me. I want people to say, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ rather than, ‘Oh, she’s so pretty.’
An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
How wonderful to know that Christianity is more than a padded pew or a dim cathedral, but that it is a real, living, daily experience which goes on from grace to grace.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
No matter what, no matter how I feel, always bring effort.
I don’t care how people judge me.
I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise.
Fragrance is important to me because of its emotional dimension. I feel like fragrances are able to transport, stir emotion, and bring up memories. You can wear makeup, you can dress yourself up, but fragrance gives a powerful aspect to how you can present yourself that you can’t necessarily get any other way.
Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
At the end of the day, nobody cares how much you tried, what the deal was, or if you were a good guy or a bad guy.
Life is very, very short, and you can choose to live it how you want. You can choose to dumb yourself down and not express yourself just so you can fit in, just so people won’t dislike you.
People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.
What a terrible thing to have lost one’s mind. Or not to have a mind at all. How true that is.
I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
There’s always hurdles. So I just keep moving, just constantly redefining myself. That’s how you stay in the race.
I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am.
I have short goals – to get better every day, to help my teammates every day – but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It’s all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
I love beautiful things; I like having nice clothes, and I can appreciate why other people do – but I’ve also started to learn more about the impact of what we buy: how things are made, how much you buy and the quality of everything.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.
I didn’t want a pickup with mud tires. I wanted an old blazer with as many speakers in the back as I could afford. I would even steal them out of my brother‘s car and pack them in there. I remember sitting in a parking lot and turning my radio up and walking down the street to see how far you could feel it.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
You can’t change how people act, but what you can change is how you react.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
I don’t care about what nobody say or how nobody feel. I’m happy, I’m living my life, and that’s what it is.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you… where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.
Sometimes we let life guide us, and other times we take life by the horns. But one thing is for sure: no matter how organized we are, or how well we plan, we can always expect the unexpected.
There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.
It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies.
The way management treats associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers.
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.
The Windrush era is a very important part of British history as it helps us understand how and why we became the multicultural society we are today, and also helps us understand the history of race relations in this country.
When you want something so badly, you just do it. You don’t think about how hard it’s going to be.
The more I learn about things, I realise how wrong I was before.
I think segregation is bad, I think it’s wrong, it’s immoral. I’d fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don’t need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
It’s not what you wear it’s how you wear it, is what I say.
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.
Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.
You can’t control injuries, but you can control how hard you work to come back.
No matter how much money you have, you can lose it.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, then how can you laugh at anybody else? I think people see the human side of you when you do that.
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.
I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me.
You can’t control where you were born, the family you were born into, what you look like; you can’t control any of those circumstances. The only thing you can control is how you react.
I do not need to hear how I am judged by others. I know by myself if I can be satisfied or not with my work.
How easy it is to govern when one follows a system of consulting the will of the people and one holds as the only norm all the actions which contribute to the well being of the people.
It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.
It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.
Never be ashamed of who you are, your story, or how you react to situations. Don’t ever be ashamed of how you communicate with people. Don’t ever be ashamed of the person you are. Be you.
The flu is very unpredictable when it begins and in how it takes off.
You can never control injuries. Accidents happen; that’s just how things go.
Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.
I’m my own boss, my own editor, my own shooter, my own writer, everything. This is all stuff I learned through trial and error… failing at a lot of things has taught me how to succeed at them eventually… you roll with the punches.
How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before.
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
You get this overview effect where you realize how small we are and how fragile our planet is and how we’re really all in it together. You don’t see borders from space, you don’t see diversity and differences in people on Earth.
Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue.
I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part.
Vulnerability is the strongest state to be in. How boring would it be if we were constantly dominant or constantly submissive?
You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.
I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
When you read about the lives of other people, people of different circumstances or similar circumstances, you are part of their lives for that moment. You inhabit their lives, and you feel what they’re feeling, and that is compassion. If we see that reading does allow us that, we see how absolutely essential reading is.
What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?
You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward. That’s how we make progress for ourselves and for our country.
Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.
I’m a private person. People just see me as the bad boy, and if that’s how they want to perceive me, then so be it – but they don’t know who I am.
That’s how we do it in the black community; we give back to the people who made us who we are. We never forget that.
Whatever I start living like and whatever I start going through in my life, that’s how I’m gonna be sounding. It might sound a little different if I get more comfortable.
I’m not always going to say things the perfect way, the right way. But I’m going to say how I feel.
There’s a lot of things we go through and we don’t even know why… At the end of the day, God has a purpose and a plan for you, and that’s kind of how I take that.
It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life.
Don’t tell your friends about your indigestion. ‘How are you’ is a greeting, not a question.
How can we know the dancer from the dance?
My relationship to power and authority is that I’m all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
In raising children, we need to continuously keep in mind how we can best create the most favorable environment for their imitative behavior. Everything done in the past regarding imitation must become more and more conscious and more and more consciously connected with the future.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.
Sustainability includes how you run your business, and my bottom line includes how you treat your people. Sustainability starts with your staff.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
I love how it feels to unwind by the ocean.
Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.
When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
I’ve got a very behind-the-scenes personality. I don’t know how I became a performer. I like to stay discreet, out of the public eye, very low-key.
The first thing I do every day when I wake up is thank God for letting me make it through the night and giving me another day of life – just because sometimes I wake up, and I cannot believe I’m doing what I’m doing. I just thank Him. I don’t know how I deserve it, but it’s completely because of Him.
You can have anything you want, but not everything. If it was really important to spend an afternoon at my daughter’s school, I had to think, how was I going to organize my life to do that? How could I become more efficient? I always tried to put my priorities on the table, personal and professional, and work around them.
How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.
Circumstance has no value. It is how one relates to a situation that has value. All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon… what it means to you.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?
Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.
Every man deserves a castle; doesn’t matter how big your castle is.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.
For me, honestly, it’s not about individual accomplishments, individual award. It’s about what I’ve got to do and how I can contribute to the team.
When we make progress and get better at something, it is inherently motivating. In order for people to make progress, they have to get feedback and information on how they’re doing.
If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
I’m proud of my work and how far I’ve come, and I’m proud of the way that I did it.
I’ve learned how to use my spam filter pretty effectively.
If you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.