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The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
by Robert Shea

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

You are attached to what you attack.
- Robert Shea

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent,
like the ability to play chess, paint pictures,
do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
- Robert Shea

Every combination of two or more human beings has both
a useful aspect and a political aspect.
- Robert Shea

 

Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn't
learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs,
they'd all have ended up being eaten by leopards.
- Robert Shea

Individuals, too, who cultivate a variety of skills seem brighter,
more energetic and more adaptable than those who know
how to do one thing only.
- Robert Shea

It often happens that when a person possesses a particular
ability to an extraordinary degree,
nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent
in every other department.
- Robert Shea

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To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to
violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out -
or worse.
- Robert Shea

It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer
industry's decline in vision,
idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes
more and more important and prosperous.
- Robert Shea

But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them,
I too believe in the necessity of organization.
- Robert Shea

Ultimately we may still ask, why can't humans design a perfect society?
- Robert Shea

A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational
and class inequality and conflict.
- Robert Shea

Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power.
- Robert Shea

Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations,
from the state down to the village garden club,
end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action.
- Robert Shea

Military organization, like religious organization,
can be seen as a paradigm of organization in general.
- Robert Shea

Of all human inventions the organization,
a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions,
is the most powerful.
- Robert Shea

Even while we busily attend meetings,
contribute money and perform our assigned tasks,
we suspect that we may be helping to create a force
that is inimical to many values we hold dear.
- Robert Shea

But the more an organization succeeds and prospers,
the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals,
principles and purposes.
- Robert Shea

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming
cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular,
frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.
- Robert Shea

Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose,
the more it attracts people who see the organization
as an opportunity to advance themselves.
- Robert Shea

The Gnostics were rapidly driven out of business by
the hierarchical orthodox Christians.
- Robert Shea

As such people achieve influence within the organization,
whenever there is a conflict between their own interest
and the interest of the organization,
their interests will win out.
- Robert Shea

Indeed, one of the most successful and influential
religious organizations in history,
the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along
military lines by its founder,
Ignatius Loyola.
- Robert Shea

Just as predatory animals follow a similar general
design and behave in similar ways,
so organizations, especially those in competition with one another,
must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail.
- Robert Shea

This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations
from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious
when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or
the offices of a small magazine publisher.
- Robert Shea

That the more authoritarian organizations survive and
prevail goes generally unnoticed because people focus
on the objectives of organizations,
which are many and varied, rather than on their structures,
which lend to be similar.
- Robert Shea

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Prayer is the key of the morning
and the bolt of the evening.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

INDECISION is the key to FLEXIBILITY.
- Anonymous

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever I find the key to success,
someone changes the lock.
- Anonymous

The key is, to not think of death as an end,
but as more of a very effective way to cut down on your expenses.
- the movie Love and Death

Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

To find out what one is fitted to do,
and to secure an opportunity to do it,
is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

Confidence is key.
Sometimes, you need to look like you're confident even when you're not.
- Vanessa Hudgens

I think we have played like a playoff team for some time.
We can still do better.
The key thing right now is to look forward,
not behind you.
- Teemu Selanne

I feel very strongly when there's no chance for me
to find a key to a piece.
- Jan Garbarek

The key is not the will to win...
everybody has that.
It is the will to prepare to win that is important.
- Bobby Knight

Balance is key: I need to be successful in my career to feel fulfilled,
be surrounded by people I care about to share it with,
and have my health to be able to do the things I love to do!
- Kiana Tom

Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it,
you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your
script there's no point to your story.
Story is the key.
- Robert Redford

Young people are the key to this election.
- Kinky Friedman

The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.
- John A. Simone, Sr.

You have to make peace with yourself.
The key is to find the harmony in what you have.
- Naomi Watts

The questions which one asks oneself begin,
at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's
key to the experience of others.
- James A. Baldwin

It's a disappointment to lose key players.
On the other hand it creates an opportunity to play other players.
- Tom Moody

There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee.
It was powerful.
There was a valuable use of space.
Everything was not cluttered.
Her voice was out front and was the key instrument.
- Rita Coolidge


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