Great Throughts Treasury

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Waiting | World |

Robin Sharma

We have lost touch with our humanity. We have lost touch with our purpose. We have lost sight of the things that matter the most… How many lives will you touch… what legacy will you leave behind… How can I find greater meaning in my life?... My answer always begins the same way: Find your calling. I believe we all have special talents that are just waiting to be engaged in a worthy pursuit. We are all here for some unique purpose, some noble objective that will allow us to manifest our highest human potential, while we, at the same time, add value to the lives around us.

Humanity | Life | Life | Meaning | Purpose | Purpose | Time | Unique | Waiting | Will | Value |

Robin Sharma

There are no real failures in life, only results. There are no true tragedies, only lessons. And there really are no problems, only opportunities waiting to be recognized as solutions by the person of wisdom.

Life | Life | Problems | Waiting | Wisdom |

Tom Brown, Jr.

No one, no thing, is without a spirit. The spirit of a man who knows no spiritual things still exists, but is only resting in the reality of spirit, waiting to be awakened and used... We are just a bridge, a vessel, to be used by the Creator, and it is not us who decide to use the power.

Man | Power | Reality | Spirit | Waiting |

Tom Brown, Jr.

No one, no thing, is without a spirit. The spirit of a man who knows no spiritual things still exists, but is only resting in the reality of spirit, waiting to be awakened and used. All we have to do is to find that spirit through the guidance of Inner Vision and then awaken that spirit. Even those who once showed no spiritual knowledge know their spirit has been touched. If you can then heal the spirit, and heal that spirit with enough belief and power, then the power transcends the spirit and makes itself manifest in the flesh. But remember, we are just a bridge, a vessel, to be used by the Creator, and it is not us who decide to use the power.

Belief | Enough | Guidance | Knowledge | Man | Power | Reality | Spirit | Vision | Waiting | Guidance |

B. F. Skinner, fully Burrhus Frederic "B.F." Skinner

The one fact I would cry from every housetop is this: the Good Life is waiting for us - here and now!... At this very moment we have the necessary techniques, both material and psychological, to create and full and satisfying life.

Good | Life | Life | Waiting |

E. M. Forster, fully Edward Morgan Forster

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to live the life that is waiting for us.

Life | Life | Waiting |

Dorothee Söelle

What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities.

Events | Important | Life | Life | Waiting |

Edward de Bono

Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such ideas need to be produced.

Ideas | Need | Waiting |

G. M. Trevelyan, fully George Macaulay Trevelyan

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.

Enough | God | Waiting | God |

Gary Ryan Blair

You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.

Waiting |

George Woodcock

Because anarchism is in its essence an anti-dogmatic and unstructured cluster of related attitudes, which does not depend for its existence on any enduring organization, it can flourish when circumstances are favourable and then, like a desert plant, lie dormant for seasons and even for years, waiting for the rains that will make it burgeon. Unlike an ordinary political faith, in which the church-party becomes the vehicle of the dogma, it does not need a movement to carry it forward.

Circumstances | Existence | Need | Waiting | Will |

Jacob Needleman

To search means, first, I need Being, Truth; second, I do not know where to find it; and third, an action takes place that is not based on fantasies of certainty— while at the same time a waiting takes place that is rooted not in wishful thinking but in a deep sense of urgency

Action | Need | Search | Sense | Thinking | Time | Waiting |

John Andrew Holmes

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.

Enough | God | Waiting | God |

John L. Lewis, fully John Llewellyn Lewis

The workers of the nation were tired of waiting for corporate industry to right their economic wrongs, to alleviate their social agony and to grant them their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment, they resolved to do something for themselves.

Agony | Industry | Right | Waiting |

John L. Lewis, fully John Llewellyn Lewis

The workers of the nation were tired of waiting for corporate industry to right their economic wrongs, to alleviate their social agony and to grant them their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment, they resolved to do something for themselves.

Agony | Industry | Right | Waiting |

Joseph Campbell

If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.

Life | Life | Waiting | Will |

Joseph Priestley

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

Magic | Waiting |

Joseph Campbell

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Life | Life | Waiting |

Jules Renard, aka Pierre-Jules Renard

If one were to build the house of happiness, the largest space would be the waiting room.

Space | Waiting |