Original Quotations
By Brandon Royal ©2007
www.brandonroyal.com

 

Ambition/Character

Ambition measures how far we will go.
Character measures how much it will cost.


Chemistry/Congeniality

Chemistry starts a relationship; congeniality carries it.


Gimmicks

We live in a world riddled with gimmicks and sugar-coated with hyperbole:
millions have become billions, and billions trillions;
clerkship is now called management, and management, leadership;
and any semblance of individual achievement is gilded brilliant or genius.

 

Cleverness

The cleverest of all, do not try to be clever at all.


Disposition

Dis-position ranks first in position.


Education

Education and ignorance are strange bedfellows:
education always sets the alarm but ignorance keeps rolling over.


Five senses

To the scientist, reason is everything; to the hunter, instinct is the thing;
to a child – sight, sound, smell, taste, touch – these compare to anything.


Integrity

Inte-grity, inte-grity, inte-grity ... why must you be so gritty.

 

Intellect

Intellect without passion is like learnedness without compassion: both are feeble.


Jealousy

Jealousy is like the sound of a dripping faucet; it can drive us crazy.


Knowing/Doing

To know “not what to do” is a “knot” one must undo.

 

To know and really do, touches the highest pedigree
To know and still not do, tastes of less than first degree
To know what not to do, smells of credence I agree
But to know not what to do, sounds an awful lot like me.


Life

The building of a strong life is like the building of a house:
intellect best draws the blueprint, but only passion can dig the foundation.

 

Life’s lessons are like books on a shelf – storing them is one thing, remembering to use them is another.

 

Life is the ultimate game: it moves like chess; it bets like cards; it second-guesses like charades.

 

Life is like a sponge and experience like water – the more water we absorb along the way,
the more we have to give back in the end. And hopefully there’s not too much evaporation in between.

 

Life begins with questions that need to be answered and ends with answers that need to be questioned.

 

Love

In the heart, head, and hands – that is where love must live.

 

Love is a strange science: part chemistry, part biology, add theology, and don’t forget astrology.


Objectivity

Objectivity requires two eyes: one to see, one to roam free.


Preservation

Preservation is salvation, lest we go insane.


Plans/Actions

Plans without action grow timid;
Actions without plan grow reckless.


Regrets

Regrets are like water caught in a sponge: eventually we must ring them out.


Speech/Character

Speech tells of the color of our mind; character tells its shape.


Success

Successmatics: cannot – not = can

 

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. acronym:

Super effort.
Unusual drive.
Copy what works,
Change what doesn’t.
Exercise now and cut out excess.
Save a little more, spend a little less.
Start all over again the very next day.


Talent/Opportunity Cost

The greatest opportunity cost is talent already lost.


Theory/Practice

Theory without practice grows timid;
Practice without theory grows reckless.


Truth

Nature asks not of rainbows without rain, nor should we expect truth without pain.


Wit

Wit is the invisible knife that carves humor from language.


Words

Words are my oil wells.

 
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