Trying to do good to people without God's help is no easier than making the sun shine at midnight. You discover that you've got to abandon all your own preferences, your own bright ideas, and guide souls along the road our Lord has marked out for them. You mustn't coerce them into some path of your own choosing.— Therese of Lisieux
Interesting Bright Ideas quotations
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year.
The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That's called doing your homework.
When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
Ours is the age of substitutes: Instead of language we have jargon;
instead of principles, slogans; and instead of genuine ideas, bright suggestions.
When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades, and your image of the world fades, and your ideas of others fade, what's left? A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are.
What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright...Haven't you ever happened to come across in a book some vague notion that you've had, some obscure idea that returns from afar and that seems to express completely your most subtle feelings?
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Whoever had the bright idea of putting Indiana Jones in a leather jacket and a fedora in the jungle ought to be dragged into the street and shot.
You have to listen to your own voice.
Not your heart, not your instincts, not any of that self-permissive psycho-babble stuff. No, none of that. If it was just about instincts and bright ideas it wouldn't need to be a voice. It's about words. You hear them, read them, then you write. But mostly read. Read the bloody poems.
You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other.
Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.
We normally learn at least as much from our mistakes as we do from our successes. The best development driver/engineer I ever knew once told me that he reckoned that about 20% of his bright ideas worked.
The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spending your brightest days with.
Art is as heavy as sorrow, as light as a breeze, as bright as an idea, as pretty as a picture, as funny as money, and as fugitive as fraud!
Knowledge and ideas tend to be a bit like experience - nice, but not necessarily useful. Clear thinking, logical priorities and the ability to reason will beat bright ideas and unassisted experience everytime.
Masonic ideas are the precious jewels of Speculative Masons;
the should be kept bright and sparkling for all the brethren to see and to admire. As such, they should be the special care of Masonic leaders particularly those who teach and interpret the philosophy of Freemasonry.
We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.
He gave her a bright fake smile; so much of life was a putting off of unhappiness for another time. Nothing was ever lost by delay. He had a dim idea that perhaps if one delayed long enough, things were taken out of one's hands altogether by death.
Staring up at the sky on a bright, sunny day makes me dream and gives me ideas.
All we are is our ideas, or people. That's what keeps us going to work in the morning, to hang around these great bright people. I've always thought that recruiting is the heart and soul of what we do.
When you can't look on the bright side i will sit with you in the dark.
But having had your bright, fresh, original idea, the really hard part is turning it into a successful product. That's what takes all the sweat.
Instead of focusing on the amount of money lacking in your budget, focus on what you DO have: a willing spirit, an imagination filled with bright ideas, people who care about you and can perhaps help you in some way. These are the things that will enable you to do almost anything.
I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year.
If he ever had a bright idea it would be beginner's luck.
The first rule of discovery is to have brains and good luck.
The second rule of discovery is to sit tight and wait till you get a bright idea.
You're always haunted by the idea that you're wasting your life
High School. Society’s bright idea to put all their aggressive, naive youth into one environment to torment and emotionally scar each other for life.
I have no idea how he knows when I need him.
We can go weeks without speaking, and then, when my blue moods threaten to turn black, he will show up and tell me my moods are azure indigo cerulean cobalt periwinkle and suddenly the blue will not seem so dark, more like the color of a noon-bright sky. He brings the sun.
It's difficult for a company to be anywhere interesting in a world that is so dominated by prototypes and great and bright ideas.
Extinguishing the light of other peoples candles, does not make yours burn brighter.
Fashion is fun, and fashion is a form of art and self-expression.
And I think it should have a wink-wink nature to it. For me, it's about the way it makes you feel. If you want to feel sexy, you want to feel bright, you want to feel good. That's what people are attracted to - when they see you execute an emotion or an idea clearly and proudly.
When writing poetry, it is not that produces a bright idea, but the bright idea that kindles the fire of.
Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.
Ideas hold little intrinsic value without execution.
Books. People have no idea how beautiful books are. How they taste on your fingers. How bright everything is when you light it with words.
Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.
Draco: Who's the girl? Bowen: A nuisance! Get rid of her! Draco: Why? Bowen: They're trying to placate you with a sacrifice! Draco: [knowingly] Oh, now whoever gave them *that* bright idea? Bowen: Never mind! Just get rid of her! Draco: How? Bowen: Eat her! Draco: Oh, please. YUCK! Bowen: Aren't we squeamish; you ate Sir Egglemore, hypocrite! Draco: I merely chewed in self-defense, but I never swallowed.
I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn't think of it as being tough and things like that.
If I was freer than I had ever been in my life, I was not yet entirely free, for I still hung on to an idea that had been set deep in me by all my schooling so far: I was a bright boy and I ought to make something out of myself... something else that would be a cut or two above my humble origins.