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Wise Grace Hopper Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Grace Hopper.

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Related topics: Wisdom Science

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper


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You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

 

Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
- Traditional Zen Koan

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Hatred burns the one who hates.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

How is it that one rails against that
which is nearly a certainty?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie


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