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Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Motivational Renewal Preparation

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and
encourage a will to learning,
as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well."
For,
I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit,
and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

 

The expectations of life depend upon diligence;
the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
- Confucius

You can work hard to sharpen your talent,
to get better at whatever it is that you do,
and I think that's what it comes back to.
- Ed Bradley

Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life.
Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that,
seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities
even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen
a pencil with a blunt axe.
It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Within each individual young person you meet,
you have the same fields to plow.
The trick is just to wake thmem up, to sharpen their
ears for what's already there in the music.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Great literature should do some good to the reader:
must quicken his perception though dull,
and sharpen his discrimination though blunt,
and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
- A. E. Housman

Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played.
He's a very complex character.
He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always
have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers
because of his rough working-class upbringing.
On the battlefield, he's full of confidence -
but off it,
he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.
- Sean Bean

If a little knowledge was a dangerous thing,
a lot was lethal.
- Tom Sharpe

We must not only strike the iron while it is hot,
we must strike it until it is hot.
- Tom Sharpe

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The tongue like a sharp knife...
Kills without drawing blood.
- The Buddha

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
- Ansel Adams

The only faith that wears well and holds its color
in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction
and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell

Life is a constant oscillation
between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
- H. L. Mencken

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
- Mao Tse-Tung

No amount of time will weaken our allegiance to avenging
those lost in the horrible attacks.
America has a sharp memory, a firm resolve,
and a commitment to her own.
- John Doolittle

Keep your blood clean, your body lean,
and your mind sharp.
- Henry Rollins

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau,
sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth".
- Dan Rather

Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
- Vance Havner

Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges.
Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road,
becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at
which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
- Clarence Thomas

But optics sharp it needs, I ween, To see what is not to be seen.
- John Trumbull

I said in sharp language that that practice was wrong.
- Ken Starr

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you
as a sharp and efficient tool.
Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so
you can separate them from what you see.
- Bernard Baruch

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
- John George Nicolay

That attitude does not exist so much today,
but in those days there was a very sharp distinction
between basic physics and applied physics.
Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
- Gordon Gould

Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
- Denis Diderot

The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those
who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
- F. E. Smith

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible,
for what I already possess.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one,
it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the
cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.
- Juan Ruiz

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

The exercise of power is determined by thousands of
interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless,
all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line:
everyone has a small part of himself in both.
- Vaclav Havel

A tart temper never mellows with age,
and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows
keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision
because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
- Khalil Gibran

In nature there are few sharp lines.
- A. R. Ammons

The sharp employ the sharp.
- Douglas William Jerrold

I feel like I just grabbed a big juicy worm with a
right sharp hook in the middle of it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

A lot of players might be tired, but I feel nice and sharp.
- Robbie Keane

I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp
words if they do not change their ways.
My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
- William Brewster

Let me say this as clearly as I can:
No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt,
there is no justification for killing innocents.
- William J. Clinton

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young,
became utterly mild.
- Antonia Fraser

If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the
tongue are too punctilious and sharp,
moderate them in your activity and rest.
- Xun Zi

You have to have sharp elbows if you want to change something.
- James Carville

Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edges rock of poverty.
- Eugene Sue

I have fallen in love with American names,
the sharp names that never get fat.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
- Ovid

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines
can tell this at a glance -
a sharp,
vindictive glance.
- James Thurber

Children have very sharp powers of observation -
probably sharper than adults -
yet at the same time their emotional reactions are
murky and much more primitive.
- Donna Tartt

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short,
and the pen is very sharp.
- Terry Pratchett

The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands
that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach.
Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows.
- Paul Samuelson

Some people make sharp distinctions sort of between
their recreational musings and their professional work.
I don't make that distinction very much.
- Whitfield Diffie

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise,
and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow
for an inevitable fall in playing.
- Samuel Butler

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast,
for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
- Homer

Nevertheless, one doesn't have time to think,
oh, well, this is a quarter tone sharp,
or flat.
- John Eaton

Organized crime is the dirty side of the sharp dollar.
- James Chiles

He's sharp, he can score and he doesn't worry about missing.
- Alan Hansen

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
- Denis Diderot

No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology
and individual psychology.
- George H. Mead

When you give an artist a canvas, you shouldn't tell
him exactly how much paint to put on it,
or exactly how sharp the images should be.
You should let the artist get going.
- Reed Hundt

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit,
but God to man doth speak in solitude.
- John Stuart Blackie

It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.
- George W. Bush

Being fit will keep you mentally sharp and people forget that.
- Peter Shilton

You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug,
especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.
- Hunter S. Thompson


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