— Koichi Tohei Japanese aikidoka 1920 - 2011
Context: !-- People who are fast learners tend to pick things up so quickly that they lose out on the opportunity for repetitious learning. --> Even if you learn something quickly with your conscious mind, you will easily forget it after you stop practicing. That which is learned with the subconscious mind is not easily forgotten. Therefore to learn something with the subconscious mind, requires months and years of training. Just because you were able to do it before, do not assume that you can do it as well the second time. Each time you do something, you must return to your beginner’s mind, and give it your best. 40
„Any time someone puts a lock on something you own against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit.“
— Koichi Tohei Japanese aikidoka 1920 - 2011
„When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„If you have any helpful suggestions I’d be pleased to hear them. If all you can do is make snide insinuations then it would probably benefit all concerned if you bestowed the fruits of your prodigious wit on someone with the spare time to give them the consideration they doubtless deserve.“
— Iain Banks Scottish writer 1954 - 2013
Chapter 7 “Tier” section III (p. 219).
„If you have an opportunity to accomplish something that will make things better for someone coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Context: We must all live together and work together no matter what race or nationality. If you have an opportunity to accomplish something that will make things better for someone coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth. Another excerpt from the Tris Speaker speech – featuring a much more familiar version of the "wasting your time" warning – as quoted in "Standing Cheer for Roberto" by Houston Chronicle sportswriter John Wilson, in The Sporting News (February 20, 1971), p. 44.
„Usually, what you wish for doesn't fall in your lap; it falls somewhere nearby, and you have to recognize it, stand up, and put in the time and work it takes to get to it.“
— Neil Strauss American writer 1973
Context: In life, people tend to wait for good things to come to them. And by waiting, they miss out. Usually, what you wish for doesn't fall in your lap; it falls somewhere nearby, and you have to recognize it, stand up, and put in the time and work it takes to get to it. This isn't because the universe is cruel. It's because the universe is smart. It has its own cat-string theory and knows we don't appreciate things that fall into our laps.
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
„I put the candy on the desk. So you know, it doesn't matter who you shut your eyes and pray to — to God, or anyone, even our leader — no one will ever give you anything. Only another human being … only I, or someone like me, can give you things. Praying to God or anyone for something is a waste of time.“
— James Clavell American novelist 1924 - 1994
„The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have."“
— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
Context: The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.
„I can feel a something pounding in my brain
Just any time that someone speaks your name
Trumpets sound and I hear thunder boom
Every time that you walk in the room.“
— Jackie DeShannon American singer-songwriter 1941
"When You Walk In The Room" (1962)
„It may take years to put your idea into action. But if it has real worth, time will prove it, and you will have something that will endure.“
— William A. Patterson President of United Airlines from 1934 until 1966 1899 - 1980
„Don’t spend your time on and give your heart to any guy who makes you wonder about anything
related to his feelings for you“
— Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
„And you've [got to] pick and choose when you wanna be tough. If you're tough all the time or you raise your voice all the time, it's really ineffective. Something that you might say now in the heat of the moment will not serve you later... You have to know when to put your foot down and really stand on your conviction. If you're gonna really let someone have it, you have to really have your shit together.“
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969