Quotes by Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom

Cleverness is like a lens with a very sharp focus. Wisdom is more like a wide-angle lens.

Edward de Bono, Textbook of Wisdom

Other Great Authors


We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

Henry David Thoreau

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.

Frank H. Crane

It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.

John Malkovich

I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know.

Garry Shandling

Get a good night's sleep and don't bug anybody without asking me. (To re-election campaign manager Clark MacGregor)

Richard Milhous Nixon

The medium is the message.

Marshall McLuhan »

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw »

One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.

Henry Miller »