A Quote by unknown on action, admiration, anger, competence, cowardice, curiosity, fatherhood, heart, improvement, life, love, mountains, people, reflection, relationships, sons, surprises, understanding, and world

Echo A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise, the son hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" He receives the answer: "Who are you?" Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!" He receives the answer: "Coward!" He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?" The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention." And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!" The voice answers: "I admire you!" Again the man screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!" The boy is surprised, but does not understand. Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life will give you back everything you have given to it." YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT'S A REFLECTION OF YOU!


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A Quote by Tyler Powell on belief, books, choice, contentment, conversation, culture, decisions, good, justice, life, people, reflection, society, and understanding

I can't believe I'm having this conversation . . . With you! You've probably never read a book in your life that wasn't written by John Grisham. You don't get it. People like you are so content to write-off English. English just isn't about analysing stories - if it was, I wouldn't be like this. Stories, novels, whatever . . . reflect something about the writer . . . and the culture . . . and the society that it came from. It's a mirror - a mirror to ourselves. And when we do it right, when we just get it, we know something about ourselves. English is an understanding of the self. If we can see ourselves clearly, we know the right decision to make. And if you don't know who you are and make the wrong choices, what good is it if you can make two-hundred and fifty thousand?

Tyler Powell

Source: The Open Door

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A Quote by Thucydides on absence, accuracy, composers, contentment, desires, fear, future, history, imperfection, interest, judgment, knowledge, labor, memory, past, possessions, reflection, romance, and trust

With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. I, sec. 22

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on action, independence, logic, reflection, and thought

The man who bases his actions on independent thought; who reflects and considers before doing anything, and whose judgments are arrived at through logic, is the man who will go farthest today.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on approval, bravery, business, conscience, death, heart, love, principles, reflection, strength, and trouble

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on country, god, justice, and reflection

Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Notes on Virginia, Query xviii. Manners

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on god, justice, and reflection

I tremble for my species when I reflect that God is just.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Dreier on helpful, reflection, and world

The World is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the World will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The World is what you are.

Thomas Dreier

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on books, god, goodness, heart, life, and reflection

If thy heart were right, then every creature would be a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine. There is no creature so small and abject, but it reflects the goodness of God.

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Source: Imitation of Christ

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A Quote by Suzanne Edison on communication, conversation, creation, garden, knowledge, reflection, sharing, shyness, spirit, starting, and vision

Remember that gardeners generally want to share knowledge and hear your comments, so don't be shy about starting a conversation. Like artists, most gardeners want to know how their creation communicates with the viewer. See if you can discover the spirit and vision behind the garden and reflect on what is moved within you.

Suzanne Edison

Source: Ask Questions

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