Monday, December 24, 2012

From ‘Did you spot the gorilla? How to recognize hidden opportunities’ by Richard Wiseman

The hardest thing to do is see what is right in front of your eyes.
-          Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and novelist

Four things never come back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past and the neglected opportunity
-          Omar Idn Al-Halif, Arab scholar

Opportunities multiply as they are seized
-          Sun Tzu, Chinese general and the Author of the ‘Art of War’

In the fields of observation, chance favours the prepared mind
-          Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
-          Sir John Lubbock British Scientist

People only see what they are prepared to see.
-          Ralph Waldo Emerson. American poet and philosopher.

Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.
-          Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America 1913-1921

Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path
-          Anon

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions
-          Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and scientist

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

We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing
-          Anon

Fish are the last to recognize water.
-          Anon

The world will not perish for want of wonders, but for want of wonder
-          J B S Haldane, British scientist.

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious
-          Albert Einstein. Physicist and Mathematician

The less routine the more life
-          Amos Bronson Alcott, American educator and social reformer

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