Wisdom Pearls – 17

  • Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. (Mark Helprin)
  • Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. (Ambrose Bierce)
  • Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. (Saskya Pandita)
  • Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want. (Jonathan Safran Foer)
  • Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions. (Charles Darwin)
  • Regret is an emotion, not felt, only experienced. (Robert Solis)
  • People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons. (Zig Ziglar)
  • No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal. (Marilyn Ferguson)
  • Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated. (J Bolte Taylor)
  • The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, and your personal troubles. (Placido Domingo)
  • As adults, we have many inhibitions against crying. We feel it is an expression of weakness, or femininity or of childishness. The person who is afraid to cry is afraid of pleasure. This is because the person who is afraid to cry holds himself together rigidly so that he won’t cry; that is, the rigid person is as afraid of pleasure as he is afraid to cry. In a situation of pleasure he will become anxious. (Alexander Lowen)
  • A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent. (Jerome Lawrence)
  • Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice. (George Jackson)
  • Confidence thrives on honesty, on honour, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. (Adlai E. Stevenson)
  • Human behaviour flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. (Plato)
  • Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. (Earl Nightingale)
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