Some have questioned that translation, saying a more accurate version would be “The journey of a thousand miles begins ... matters still further, it's a “thousand li” that Lao Tzu refers to, which is approximately four hundred miles.
Author: Ralph Keyes
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again, Sam," but more surprising ones such as "Ain't I a woman?" and "Golf is a good walk spoiled," as well as the origins of popular sayings such as "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," "No one washes a rented car," and "Make my day." Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.
3 The ancient Chinese measurement of distance, li, is loosely translated as “mile.” One li is about half a kilometer, and roughly a third of a mile. Many people know the expression, “A journey of a thousand miles ...
Author: Derek Lin
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
experience the wisdom and power of Lao Tzu's words even if you have no previous knowledge of the Tao Te Ching. Provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes helpful historical background, explains the Tao Te Ching s poetic imagery, and elucidates the ancient Taoist wisdom that will energize your spiritual quest."
I prudence; self-preservation A JOURNEY of a thousand miles begins with a single step Attributed to Lao-tzu (c 604–c531 BC), founder of Taoism. D 1904 Sayings of Lao Tzu tr. L. Giles 51 A journey of a thousand miles began with a single ...
Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
For it is said that a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step . “ Much of what I say may not make sense to you at first , but I ask that you trust , because trust is the road on which the journey is traveled .
Author: Arnold B. Kanter
Publisher: Catbird Press
America’s expert on law firm mismanagement is back with a whole new array of humorous committee meetings, memos, speeches, and consultants’ reports that present lawyers acting not like sharks, but rather floundering in a sea of dilemmas. The lawyers at the fictitious firm Fairweather, Winters & Sommers consider the advantages of merging and going virtual, bicker over a firm web site, and in front of a morning talk-show audience, try to understand economics, and scramble to figure out what to do when a big corporate client gets caught being unusually unethical. A sports-mogul client argues for drafting law-school graduates as if they were athletes, and a look into the future finds lawyers trolling outer space for new business. As ever, the firm’s founder, Stanley Fairweather, gets the last, wise word. Imagination and humor drive this law firm send-up, which turns a dull topic into hilarious farce and entertains lawyers while showing them the error of their ways.
The Chinese philosopher Lao—Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Walking a thousand miles seems like a very long journey, and a single step seems like a tiny beginning. But without the beginning, ...
Author: Barbara Farmer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
What makes a good leader? Explore the types of character and virtue needed to be a respected leader. LEADING WITH CHARACTER prepares students for leadership roles in school; extra-curricular and community activities; and future academic, career, and citizenship responsibilities. Multiple projects and activities encourage students to work cooperatively in groups and to do independent reflection. The Student Activity CD enables students to complete selected textbook activities using a computer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
He is famously attributed with the astute observation that “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step.” This chapter has been about that first step in utilization-focused evaluation. However, this oft-cited quotation offers ...
Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Based on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this briefer book provides an overall framework and essential checklist steps for designing and conducting evaluations that actually get used. The new material and innovative graphics present the utilization-focused evaluation process as a complex adaptive system, incorporating current understandings about systems thinking and complexity concepts. The book integrates theory and practice, is based on both research and professional experience, and offers new case examples and cartoons with Patton's signature humor.