A Quote by Mike Leonard on life and seriousness

Life is too serious to be taken seriously.

Mike Leonard

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A Quote by Michael J. Gelb on bureaucracy, mediocrity, people, performance, security, seriousness, and thinking

Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.

Michael J. Gelb

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A Quote by Maxwell Anderson on heroism, play, seriousness, spirituality, and tragedy

From the point of view of the playwright, then, the essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of his hero.

Maxwell Anderson (1888 - 1959)

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A Quote by Max DePree on facts, friendship, and seriousness

A short term view will lead to a partial and perhaps twisted view of the whole picture. A crucial element may be missing. We may not be running the entire race. A friend of mine described a colleague as great at running the "ninety-five yard dash." That is a distinction I can do without. Lacking the last five yards makes the first ninety-five pointless. In fact, serious runners thing of it as a 110 yard dash so that no one will best them in the last few yards. You've got to think beyond the whole.

Max DePree

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A Quote by Maurits Corneille Escher on seriousness and work

My work is a game, a very serious game.

Maurits Corneille Escher (1898 - 1970)

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A Quote by Mark Van Doren on humor, sense of humor, seriousness, and truth

Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.

Mark Van Doren (1894 - 1972)

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A Quote by Mark Richards on facts, life, seriousness, and time

I am only serious about 20% of the time; one of the great joys of my life is the fact that I alone know when that is.

Mark Richards

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A Quote by Marian Anderson on art, doubt, and seriousness

I had gone to Europe . . . to reach for a place as a serious artist, but I never doubted that I must return. I was - and am - an American.

Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on good, jokes, seriousness, and work

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on ability, commitment, competition, conflict, direction, emotion, evil, guidance, ideas, life, lust, parenthood, rules, seriousness, solution, spirit, uncertainty, war, weakness, and youth

When confronted with an issue, the stones and thorns in life will reveal a weakness - by unrest within. Sometimes a confusing unrest is caused by the uncertainty of conflicts between external and internal directions. A person often finds himself in a mental and emotional tug-of-war as differing ideas compete for his commitment. The Apostle Paul recommended a solution to this when he counseled: "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:16,17) Not all external direction is wrong or evil. For instance, our parents gave us specific directions and rules in our childhood and youth to protect us and guide us away from serious misadventures. This direction is usually continued until we gradually demonstrated an ability to act for ourselves.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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