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Roger von Oech Quotes and Sayings

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It's important for the explorer to be willing to be led astray.
- Roger von Oech

It's easy to come up with new ideas;
the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago,
but will soon be out-of-date.
- Roger von Oech

Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world.
Look at something and think what else it might be.
- Roger von Oech

Everyone has a 'risk muscle.' You keep it in shape by trying new things.
If you don't, it atrophies.
Make a point of using it at least once a day.
- Roger von Oech

 

Either you let your life slip away by not doing the things you want to do,
or you get up and do them.
- Roger von Oech

Remember the two benefits of failure.
First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work;
and second,
the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
- Roger von Oech

If you make an error, use it as a stepping stone to
a new idea you might not have otherwise discovered.
- Roger von Oech

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If you don't execute your ideas, they die.
- Roger von Oech

Necessity may be the mother of invention,
but play is certainly the father.
- Roger von Oech

Most people think of success and failure as opposites,
but they both are products of the same process.
- Roger von Oech

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

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

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgement that something else
is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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