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A Quote by James Ray on unique, conformity, style, and inspiratioin

"The most difficult battle you ever fight is the battle to be unique in a world that will marshal its every force to keep you the same."

James Ray

Source: www.galadarling.com

Contributed by: mermaid

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on brand, style, and leadership

Gandhi and Mandela and Churchill and JFK and Reagan and Thatcher and Sarkozy and Franklin and Washington set the tone to an incredible degree—their "personal style" was their "brand." ("It" starts with personal style of the tip-top leadership team. Sorry to be politically insensitive, but who would give a hoot about Tibet if it weren't for the look and style of the Dalai Lama?) Boss at any level: You're either on the "it" boat—or not.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: 67 Random Thoughts on Design: http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010419.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, angel, dance, god, heart, mind, style, waltz, crush, sweet, kiss, charm, patience, gamble, divine, and music

You have
not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to hold hands with the Beautiful One.

You have waltzed with great style, my sweet, crushed angel,
to have ever neared God's heart at all.

Our Partner is notoriously difficult to follow, and even His
best musicians are not always easy to hear.

So what if the music has stopped for a while.
So what if the price of admission to the Divine is out of reach tonight.

So what, my sweetheart, if you lack the ante to gamble for real love.

The mind and the body are famous for holding the heart ransom,
but Hafiz knows the Beloved's eternal habits. Have patience,
for He will not be able to resist your longings
and charms for long.

You have not danced so badly, my dear,
trying to kiss the Magnificent
One.

You have actually waltzed with tremendous style,
my sweet, O my sweet,
crushed
angel.

Hafiz

Source: Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

Contributed by: Katy

A Quote by Ayn Rand on art, faith, impossibility, integrity, love, style, and work

You know what you are actually in love with? Integrity. The impossible. The clean, consistent, reasonable, self-faithful, the all-of-one-style, like a work of art.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on inspiration, learning, meetings, quotations, and style

Adlai Stevenson, himself a notable speaker, often reminisced about his last meeting with Churchill. I asked him on whom or what he had based his oratorical style. Churchill replied, "It was an American statesman who inspired me and taught me how to use every note of the human voice like an organ." Winston then to my amazement started to quote long excerpts from Bourke Cockran's speeches of 60 years before. "He was my model," Churchill said. "I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall."

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Strunk, Jr. on cruelty, manners, men, nations, philosophy, punishment, and style

In his Philosophy of Style, Herbert Spencer gives two sentences to illustrate how the vague and general can be turned into the vivid and particular: In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of its penal code will be severe. In proportion as men delight in battles, bullfights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.

William Strunk (1869 - 1946)

Source: Strunk & White in The Elements of Style, 1918, Third Revision, 1979, p. 23.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on confusion, emotion, life, mind, possessions, and style

In life courtesy and self-possession, and in the arts style, are the sensible impressions of the free mind, for both arise out of a deliberate shaping of all things and from never being swept away, whatever the emotion into confusion or dullness.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Essays and Introductions, 1960, Poetry and the Tradition

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Bourke Cockran on inspiration, learning, meetings, quotations, and style

Adlai Stevenson, himself a notable speaker, often reminisced about his last meeting with Churchill. I asked him on whom or what he had based his oratorical style. Churchill replied, "It was an American statesman who inspired me and taught me how to use every note of the human voice like an organ." Winston then to my amazement started to quote long excerpts from Bourke Cockran's speeches of 60 years before. "He was my model," Churchill said. "I learned from him how to hold thousands in thrall."

William Bourke Cockran (1854 - 1923)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on good, kindness, and style

Every style that is not boring is good. All styles are good save the tiresome kind.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: L’Enfant Prodigue

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Whately on circumstances, imagination, peace, regret, retirement, romance, style, and water

Water . . . which, though not absolutely necessary to a beautiful composition, yet occurs so often, and is so capital a feature, that is is always regretted when wanting; and no large place can be supposed, a little spot can hardly be imagined in which it may not be agreeable; it accommodates itself to every situation; is the most interesting object in a landscape, and the happiest circumstance in a retired recess; captivates the eye at a distance; invites approach, and is delightful when near; it refreshes an open exposure; it animates a shade; cheers the dreariness of a waste, and enriches the most crowded view; in form, in style, and in extent, may be made equal to the greatest compositions, or adapted to the least; it may spread in a calm expanse to sooth the tranquillity of a peaceful scene; or hurrying along a devious course, add splendor to a gay, and extravagance to a romantic situation.

Thomas Whately

Source: Observations on Modern Gardening, 1770

Contributed by: Zaady

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