10 Random Quotes #2

10 Random Quotes #2
Here’s the 2nd installment of random quotes.

Again, they’re not really motivational quotes; they’re just about anything.

1. The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
Muhammad Ali, U.S. boxer

2. No tool is more beneficial than intelligence.  No enemy is more harmful than ignorance.
-Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Harithi al-Baghdadi al-Mufid, Sheikh, Iraqi scholar

3. Intention is the measure for rendering actions true, so that where intention is sound action is sound, and where it is corrupt then action is corrupt.
-Muhyid-Din Abu Zkariyya ibn Sharaf, Imam, Syrian scholar

4. To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.
-Minna Antrim, U.S. writer

5. Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
-Thomas Aquinas, Saint, Italian philosopher

6. Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.
-Aristotle, Greek philosopher

7. It doesn’t hurt an artist to taste a bit of madness.
-Ayi Kwei Armah, Ghanaian writer and educator

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

9. Work is a dull way to get rich.
-Neal Ascherson, British journalist and author

10. The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say “well done.”
-John Ashcroft, British business executive

Any of these jump out at you?  Please leave a comment below.

-Shawn B.

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The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Muhammad Ali, U.S. boxer

No tool is more beneficial than intelligence. No enemy is more harmful than ignorance.

-Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Harithi al-Baghdadi al-Mufid, Sheikh, Iraqi scholar

Intention is the measure for rendering actions true, so that where intention is sound action is sound, and where it is corrupt then action is corrupt.

-Muhyid-Din Abu Zkariyya ibn Sharaf, Imam, Syrian scholar

To be loved is to be fortunate, but to be hated is to achieve distinction.

-Minna Antrim, U.S. writer

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.

-Thomas Aquinas, Saint, Italian philosopher

Watch the costs and the profits will take care of themselves.

-Aristotle, Greek philosopher

It doesn’t hurt an artist to taste a bit of madness.

-Ayi Kwei Armah, Ghanaian writer and educator

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

-Roger Ascham, English humanist and scholar

Work is a dull way to get rich.

-Neal Ascherson, British journalist and author

The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say “well done.”

-John Ashcroft, British business executive

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    • Ian
    • October 23, 2009
    Reply

    I like the second one. It really is the truth said in many many tongues before..knowledge is power..to be without it is like having a gun with no bullets.

    • Laurie Vowels
    • October 23, 2009
    Reply

    1. The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
    Muhammad Ali, U.S. boxer…………This is so true, to think upon it make one grow up a little. Good quotes Shawn.

    • Nishant
    • October 23, 2009
    Reply

    The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say “well done.”

    Means boss should not inspire the workers ???

  1. Reply

    Nishant,
    The key word is “not”. ie. if you DON’T say “well done”, that’s bad.

    Shawn

    • mitchell
    • November 23, 2009
    Reply

    Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

    • Solomon
    • October 30, 2014
    Reply

    Just love every piece of it

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