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Title: To Stand Still is to Fall Behind.


1
I'm sharing with you my personal collection of
quotes, some of which have associated pictures. 
Whenever I see a quote I like, I add it to this
PowerPoint file and then browse the file for
inspiration whenever I am developing a new
presentation or pursuing a new thought activity. 
Here 'tis. . . .Betty Zimmerman
2
There is no creativity in certainty no
discovery in absolutes no breakthrough ideas
birthed in the bright light of established fact.
3
"Those of us who are not willing to risk,
cannot win." - Paul Revere
4
"A human being should be able to change a
diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a
ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the
dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act
alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem,
pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty
meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly . . . .
Specialization is for insects." -
Robert Heinlein
5
cathexis (kuh-THEK-sis) noun, plural cathexes
(-THEK-seez) Concentration of emotional energy
on an object or idea.
6
pandiculation (pan-DIK-yuh-lay-shuhn) noun
The act of stretching oneself.
7
The vast majority of human beings dislike and
even dread all notions with which they are not
familiar. Hence it comes about that at their
first appearance innovators have always been
derided as fools and madmen. -Aldous Huxley
(1894-1963)
8
Along this tree / From root to crown / Ideas flow
up / And vetoes down. -A senior executive, quoted
by Peter Drucker
9
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in
information? -T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
10
STEPS All great masters are chiefly distinguished
by the power of adding a second, a third, and
perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many
a man had taken the first step. With every
additional step you enhance immensely the value
of your first. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
11
Every now and then go away, have a little
relaxation, for when you come back to your work
your judgment will be surer. Go some distance
away because then the work appears smaller and
more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack
of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. -
Leonardo Da Vinci
12
Many a man fails to become a thinker for the
sole reason that his memory is too good.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche German philosopher
(1844-1900)
13
polyhistor (pol-ee-HIS-tuhr) noun A person
with broad knowledge.
14
vicissitude (vi-SIS-i-tood, -tyood) noun A
change or variation. The quality of being
changeable mutability.
15
" ... it ought to be remembered that there is
nothing more difficult to take in hand, more
perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its
success, than to take the lead in the
introduction of a new order of things.
Because the innovator has for enemies all
those who have done well under the old
conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who
may do well under the new." -- Nicolo
Machiavelli, "The Prince," 1515
16
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if
we but know what to do with it. -Ralph Waldo
Emerson
17
showstopper (SHO-stop-uhr) noun 1. A performer
or performance that wins enthusiastic or
prolonged applause. 2. A spectacularly arresting
or appealing person or thing.
See Notes
18
doublethink (DUB-uhl-thingk) noun Thought
marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions
and falsehoods, especially when used as a
technique of self-indoctrination.
19
bandersnatch (BAN-duhr-snach) noun 1. An
imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
20
To Stand Still is to Fall Behind.
Gordon Forward CEO Chaparral Steel
21
One must learn by doing the thing
for though you think you know it, you have n
o certainty until you try."

Sophocles great tragic dramatists of ancient Ath
ens
496?-406? BC
22
The definition of insanity is
doing the same thing over and over again,
expecting different results.
   
R. M. Brown
23
Slaying sacred cows makes great steaks!.   
 
24
None of us is as smart as all of us.    
Ken Blanchard
25
Extraordinary people visualize not what is
possible or probable, but rather what is impossi
ble. And by visualizing the impossible, they
begin to see it as possible.    
26
Gaze beyond the visible to the potential
on the horizon.
   
27
"It does not matter how slowly you go as lon
g as you
do not stop."
Confucius
28
"We have always honored the high places because
we sense them to be homes of Gods. In the mo
untains there is a promise of ....something
inexplicable, a higher plane of awareness, a sp
irit that soars."
Petzl
29
"I want to know the thoughts of God.
All the rest are details,"

Albert Einstein
30
"There is far too great a disproportion
between what one is and what others think one is
, or at least what they say they think one is.
But one has to take it all with a good hum
or."
Albert Einstein
31
"Near the foot of the mountain
we visited a yogi who dwelled in a hollow tunnel
beneath a boulder... He pondered our notion o
f climbing Shivling and said,
'First travel, then struggle, finally calm'."

Greg Child
32
"Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons
from God" ...…

Kurt Vonnegut
33
"My father considered a walk among the mountains

as the equivalent of churchgoing."
Aldous Huxley
34
The ultimate good is not to be afraid
Nietzsche
35
"To the dull mind nature is leaden. To the i
llumined mind the whole world burns and sparkl
es with light"

Ralph Waldo Emerson
36
Knowledge is different from all other
resources. It makes itself constantly
obsolete, so that todays advanced knowledge is
tomorrows ignorance.
Peter Drucker The Futurist November 1998
37
  • The intent of the Corporate Center is to
  • manage the long term, strategic issues
  • that affect the overall value of Texaco
  • unleash the energy of Texaco's people
  • to achieve the unexpected
  • set a high standard of intellectual and
  • value-adding contribution
  • promote and advocate change.
  •    

Peter Bijur
38
"Wine is fine… It frees the mind Ideas abundan
t Eloquence rehearsed Architectural perfection
Then building code rejection? Or, building c
ode perfection And then architectural rejection ?
Torturous paths to our elucidation Are fraugh
t with details and much trepidation.
John Old
39
Knowledge is experience. Everything else is
just information.

Albert Einstein
40
Life is like a dog-sled team.
If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never c
hanges.

Lewis Grizzard
41
"Knowledge management. . . is not fundamentally
about technology. Its social and cultural cha
nge."

Jeff Papows President, Lotus Comdex 98
42
Discovery consists of looking at the same thi
ng as everyone else and thinking something diff
erent.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Nobel Prize winning physici
an
43
Knowledge is experience. Everything else is
just information.

Albert Einstein
44
"The Internet is driving one-third of the real
growth in the American economy."
Ira Magaziner Presidential Adviser
45
If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.
-Samuel Goldwyn
46
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
-Norman Vincent Peale
47
Failures are divided into two classes--those who
thought and never did, and those who did and
never thought. -John Charles Salak
48
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in
action. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
49
Extroverts "Some people approach every problem
with an open mouth" -Adlai Stevenson
50
Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a
chain or freed a human soul. -Mark Twain, U.S.
Author (1835-1910)
51
The happiness of your life depends upon the
quality of your thoughts therefore, guard
accordingly, and take care that you entertain no
notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable
nature. - Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)
52
But they are useless. They can only give you
answers. -Picasso, on computers.
53
When you say that you agree to a thing in
principle, you mean that you have not the
slightest intention of carrying it out.
-Otto von Bismarck
54
Dumber than dirt could be a well-grounded mind
Duke Rohe
55
When your mind stretches, it comes back to a
different shape
Duke Rohe
56
A new economic world order based upon
knowledge not technology, innovation not
solutions, value-systems not value
chains, customer success not satisfaction, inter
national collaboration not competition.
Debra M. Amidon Innovation Strategy for the Knowl
edge Economy The Ken Awakening
57
When we discover the creative energy in one
anothers souls, then we have unlimited fuel for
the Knowledge Economy. The real frontiers are
within us as we learn to appreciate and value
differences unique differences and learn that
as we become energized as individuals,
our Knowledge Economy will gain energy in new
ways.
Savage
58
If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done
the experiment. The literature was full of
examples that said you can't do this.
Spencer Silver, originator of Post-it Notepads
59
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the
seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus Greek philosopher 500 B.C.
60
Think like a man of action, act like a man of
thought.
Henri Bergson
61
misoneism (mis-uh-NEE-izm) noun Hatred or
fear of change or innovation.
62
First the man has an idea. Then the idea has an
idea. Then the idea takes the man.
Rolf Smith
63
If a man empties his purse into his head, no
one can take it away from him.
An investment of knowledge always pays the best
interest.
Benjamin Franklin
64
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity.
George Bernard Shaw
65
Rubicon (ROO-bi-kon) noun A limit that when
passed or exceeded permits of no return and
typically results in irrevocable commitment.
66
If you think you can do a thing or think you
can't do a thing, you're right.
Henry Ford
67
Anyone can make a decision, given enough
facts. A good manager can make a decision
without enough facts. A perfect manager can
operate in perfect ignorance.
Spencers Laws of Data
68
It is more important to know where you are going
than to get there quickly. Do not mistake
activity for achievement.
Mabel Newcmber
69
The major difference between rats and people is
that rats learn from experience.
B. F. Skinner
70
There is no such thing as staying the same. You
are either striving to make yourself better or
allowing yourself to get worse.
Unknown
71
It is not necessary to change survival is not
mandatory.
W. Edwards Deming
72
History is fables agreed upon.
Voltaire (1694-1778)
73
sword of Damocles (sord uv DAM-uh-kleez)
noun Constant threat imminent peril. After
Damocles, fourth century B.C.Greek courtier to
Dionysius the elder, tyrant of Syracuse, who
according to legend was forced to sit at a
banquet table under a sword suspended by a single
hair to demonstrate the precariousness of a
king's fortunes.
74
Office in-the-box
75
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd
spend six sharpening my axe.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
76
aleatory (AY-lee-uh-tor-ee) adjective
Dependent on chance, luck, or an uncertain
outcome.
77
"Whether you believe you can, or whether you
believe you can't, you're absolutely right."
- Henry Ford
78
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes
back to its original dimensions. -Oliver Wendell
Holmes
79
satori (suh-TOR-ee) noun Sudden
enlightenment. Japanese, noun derivative of
verb to awaken (sato- aware -r formative
affix) "... she jumped into her car and
drove and the sun was setting and nothing else
was around and she felt This is it, the moment of
satori when all things become clear." Drew
Barrymore is, Esquire, 1 Feb 1994.
80
LOST
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes besid
e you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called H
ere, And you must treat it as a powerful strange
r, Must asked permission to know it and be known
. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I h
ave made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying
Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No t
wo branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest
knows Where are you. You must let it find you.
David Whyte's "The Heart Aroused"
81
"Life is creative. It plays itself into ex
istence, seeking out new relationships, new cap
acities, new traits. Life is an experimen
t to discover what's possible.
As it tinkers with discovery,
it creates more and more possibilities.
With so much freedom for discovery,
how can life be anything but playful?"
-- Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron
Kellner-Rogers,
"a simpler way", P. 10.
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