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Quotations: Miscellaneous #1

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Miscellaneous Quotations #1

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.

Note on Source of Quotations


Quotatoins from Various Sources on Various Topics

Organized Alphabetically

“A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well.” —Daniel J. Boorstin

“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.” —Rachel Carson

“A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.” —Elbert Hubbard

“A flatterer is a man who tells you your opinion and not his own.” —Anonymous

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” —Donna Roberts

“A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.” —General George Patton

“A good laugh is sunshine in a house.” —William Makepeace Thackeray

“A great many people think that polysyllables is a sign of culture.” —Barbara Walters

“A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.” —Dutch Proverb

“A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fastens his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.” —Norman Cousins

“A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.” —Geoffrey Norman

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” —Mark Twain

“A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.” —Laurence Peter

“A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.” —Ralph W. Sockman

“A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.” —Charles Evans Hughes

“A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.” —Dr. Samuel Johnson

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” —Benjamin Franklin

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time–pills or stairs.” —Joan Welsh

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” —Samuel Smiles

“A problem shared is a problem halved.” —Anonymous

“A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.” —John Steinbeck

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” —Paul Dudley White

“A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.” —Louis L’Amour

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” —Francis Bacon

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb

“About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.” —Gloria Pitzer

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James

“Actually a marriage in which no quarreling at all takes place may well be one that is dead or dying from emotional undernourishment. If you care, you probably fight.” —Flora Davis

“After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.” —Evelyn Underhill

“Agree, for the law is costly.” —William Camden

“Ah, but I was so much older then, / I’m younger than that now.” —Bob Dylan

“All forms of fear produce fatigue.” —Bertrand Russell

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” —John Gunther

“All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.” —Alexander Pope

“All my possessions for a moment of time.” —Queen Elizabeth I

“All of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their fullest extent.” —Smiley M. Blanton

“All the discontented people I know are trying to be something they are not, to do something they cannot do.” —David Graydon

“All things come round to him who will but wait.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“All things come to him who waits–provided he knows what he is waiting for.” —Woodrow Wilson

“All we are asked to bear we can bear.” —Elizabeth Goudge

“All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” —Charles Kingsley

“An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.” —Lynn Johnston

“An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to.” —Laurence J. Peter

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile … initially scared me to death.” —Betty Bender

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” —John Dewey

“As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn’t.” —Laurence Peter

“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” —Henry David Thoreau

“As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it . . . you cannot do everything.” —Phillips Brooks

“Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.” —Ira Gassen

“Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” —Chinese proverb

“Be prepared.” —Boy Scouts of America motto

“Before you start up a ladder, count the rungs.” —Yiddish proverb

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” —Marie Beyon Ray

“Being busy and being productive are not necessarily related.” —Brian Koslow

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” —Marlene Savant

“Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.” —Helen Keller

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” —Lin Yutang

“Big results require big ambitions.” —James Champy

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

“Change is inevitable–except from a vending machine.” —Robert C. Gallagher

“Change is the watchword of progression. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.” —Ella Wilcox

“Character isn’t inherited.” —Helen Gahagan Douglas

“Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.” —Henry Ford

“Come what may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.” —William Shakespeare

“Comedy is tragedy plus time.” —Anonymous

“Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our mental and physical resources.” —William James

“Compliments were made for strangers, not for friends.” —Anonymous

“Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.” —Karen Horney

“Confidence and certainty will get you further than anything else will.” —Brian Koslow

“Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.” —Steven V. Thulon

“Congenial labor is the secret of happiness.” —Arthur C. Benson

“Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.” —Josh Billings

“Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.” —Bernard Berenson

“Courage is a virtue only so far as it is directed by prudence.” —Francois de Fenelon

“Courage is always the surest wisdom.” —Sir Wilfred Grenfell

“Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.” —Clare Booth Luce

“Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can’t practice any other virtue with consistency.” —Maya Angelou

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” —Mary Lou Cook

“Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.” —Richard Whately

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” —William Arthur Ward

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” —James Stephens

“Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned.” —Ignazio Silone

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” —A. L. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

“Difficulties are things that show what men are.” —Epictetus

“Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.” —Daniele Vare

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” —William Faulkner

“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” —Ernest Meyers

“Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.” —Christine Bovee

“Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.” —Peter Benchley

“During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.” —Brian Koslow

“Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect… and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.” —Abraham Tucker

“Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.” —James Russell Lowell

“Earnestness and sincereness are synonymous.” —Corita Kent

“Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” —George Boas

“Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.” —William Yeats

“Energy will do anything that can be done in this world.” —Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

“Enthusiasm for one’s goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it.” —Thomas Eakins

“Envy is an insult to oneself.” —Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” —Jacques Pr’vert

“Every artist was first an amateur.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” —Pablo Picasso

“Every day give yourself a good mental shampoo.” —Dr. Sara Jordan

“Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.” —Mary C. Crowley

“Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest.” —Thomas Fuller

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.” —Anonymous

“Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.” —Bernard M. Baruch

“Every man is a damned fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” —Elbert Hubbard

“Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.” —Claude Helvetius

“Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.” —Thomas Carlyle

“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” —Will Rogers

“Everyone needs help from everyone.” —Bertolt Brecht

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” —Greta Ehrlich

“Everything is sweetened by risk.” —Alexander Smith

“Everything that can be said can be said clearly.” —Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” —Alfred A. Montapert

“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” —Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963

“Faith is necessary to victory.” —William Hazlitt

“Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.” —Thomas N. Carruthers

“Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.” —Thomas N. Carruthers

“Fall seven times stand up eight.” —Japanese Proverb

“Fashions are induced epidemics.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.” —Hannah Arendt

“Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.” —Henry H. Tweedy

“Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.” —James Stephens

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” —Julia Child

“Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.” —Adlai Stevenson

“Flattery is all right–if you don’t inhale.” —Adlai Stevenson

“Forget the lottery. Bet on yourself instead.” —Brian Koslow

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” —William Arthur Ward

“Friendship is a plant which must be often watered.” —Anonymous

“Genealogy, n. An account of one’s descent from a man who did not particularly care to trace his own.” —Ambrose Bierce

“Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.” —Felix Cohen

“Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.” —C. W. Ceram

“Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Give me a man who says this one thing I do, and not those fifty things I dabble in.” —Dwight L. Moody

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —Abraham Lincoln

“Go and wake up your luck.” —Persian Saying

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” —Diana Scharf Hunt

“God cannot be solemn, or he would not have blessed man with the incalculable gift of laughter.” —Sydney Harris

“God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.” —Anonymous

“God grant us patience!” —William Shakespeare

“Good order is the foundation of all things.” —Edmund Burke

“Great families in England bear date from William the Conqueror; the rest from Adam and Eve.” —Anonymous

“Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.” —Washington Irving

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” —Vincent van Gogh

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.” —Jean de La Fontaine

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” —Storm Jameson

“Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.” —Burton Hills

“Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.” —Anonymous

“Happiness is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Happiness is wanting what you have, not having what you want.” —Anonymous

“Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” —Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)

“He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes.” —Spanish proverb

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” —Napoleon

“He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.” —Horace

“He’s very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.” —Margot Asquith

“Hell, there are no rules here–we’re trying to accomplish something.” —Thomas A. Edison

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” —Richard Bach

“Home ought to be our clearinghouse, the place from which we go forth lessoned and disciplined, and ready for life.” —Kathleen Norris

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” —Francis Bacon

“Hope is like a road in the country; there never was a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” —Lin Yutang

“I am an old man and have known many troubles, but most of them never happened.” —Mark Twain

“I am happy and content because I think I am.” —Alain-Rene Lesage

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” —Eartha Kitt

“I am sick of being the victim of trends I reflect but don’t even understand.” —Jane Wagner

“I began my education at a very early age–in fact, right after I left college.” — Winston Churchill

“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” —Sylvester Stallone

“I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.” —Robert Bosch

“I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.” —James R. Cook

“I had rather wear out than rust out.” —George Whitefield

“I have come to realize that all my trouble with living has come from fear and smallness within me.” —Angela L. Wozniak

“I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.” —Werhner von Braun

“I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.” —Ingrid Bergman

“I learn by going where I have to go.” —Theodore Roethke

“I learned … that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.” —Brenda Ueland

“I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win–if you don’t, you won’t.” —Bruce Jenner

“I like the man who faces what he must, / With steps triumphant and a heart of cheer; / Who fights the daily battle without fear.” —Sarah Knowles Bolton

“I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.” —Susan Sarandon

“I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.” —Gwyn Thomas

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” —Rita Mae Brown

“I think there are two keys to being creatively productive. One is not being daunted by one’s fear of failure. The second is sheer perseverance.” —Mary-Claire King

“I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.” —Laurel Cutler

“I wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There’s a knob called ‘brightness,’ but that doesn’t work.” —Anonymous

“I’m not overweight. I’m just nine inches too short.” —Shelley Winters

“I’m not sure I want popular opinion on my side–I’ve noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.” —Bethania McKenstry

“If a man would move the world, he must first move himself.” —Socrates

“If at first you don’t succeed you’re running about average.” —M. H. Alderson

“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” —Anatole France

“If I win seven tournaments in a row, I get so confident I’m in a cloud. A loss gets me eager again.” —Chris Evert

“If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.” —Gelett Burgess

“If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.” —Charley Reese

“If nothing changes nothing changes.” —Anonymous

“If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.” —Florence S. Shinn

“If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.” —Eric Bentley

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” —Milton Berle

“If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.” —Elbert Hubbard

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” —Latin proverb

“If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.” —John Lubbock

“If we lead good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.” —St. Augustine

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” —Raymond Inmon

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” —Raymond Inmon

“If you build it, he will come.” —William P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe)

“If you cannot mould yourself as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?” —Thomas à Kempis

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” —Michael Evans

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” —Alan Simpson

“If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.” —Katharine B. Hathaway

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” —Maxwell Maltz

“If you think it’s going to rain, it will.” —Clint Eastwood

“If you think you can or you think you can’t–you are right!” —Anonymous

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve obviously never been in bed with a mosquito.” —Michelle Walker

“If you wait for inspiration you’ll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.” —Ben Nicholas

“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.” —Win Borden

“If you want your dreams to come true, don’t oversleep.” —Yiddish proverb

“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” —Stephen Levine

“If you’re considered a beauty, it’s hard to be accepted doing anything but standing around.” —Cybil Shepherd

“If you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns.” —Anonymous

“In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.” —Thomas Jefferson

“In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.” —Anonymous

“In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it.” —Charles Baudelaire

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” —C. Archie Danielson

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” —C. Archie Danielson

“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” —Leonardo da Vinci

“Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be?” —Anonymous

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” —Confucius (551-479 B.C.)

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” —John Steinbeck

“It is better to be a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hands.” —Spanish proverb

“It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.” —James H. Boren

“It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.” —William G. McAdoo

“It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.” —Thomas Paine

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” —Seneca

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” —William Shakespeare

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” —W. Edwards Deming

“It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down.” —George MacDonald

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us. A year impairs, a luster obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory, then indeed the lights are rekindled for a moment–but who can be sure that the imagination is not the torch- bearer?” —Lord Byron

“It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.” —Charles Lindbergh

“It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean.” —Luther Burbank

“It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.” —Margaret Mead

“It may be those who do most, dream most.” —Stephen Leacock

“It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.” —James A. Michener

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” —Sally Field

“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” —P. D. James

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” —Lucille Ball

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” —Whitney Young

“It’s not that ‘today is the first day of the rest of my life,’ but that now is all there is of my life.” —Hugh Prather

“It’s not what happens that counts–it’s your response to what happens that counts.” —Anonymous

“It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.” —Zig Ziglar

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” —Anonymous

“It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.” —Annie Gottlier

“Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.” —Lord Northcliffe

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” —Anonymous

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” —Hugh Prather

“Keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.” —Anonymous

“Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will.” —A. W. Tozer

“Kill them with kindness.” —Anonymous

“Know your limits … but never stop trying to exceed them.” —Anonymous

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Laziness is nothing more than resting before you get tired.” —Jules Renard

“Leadership is action, not position.” —Donald H. McGannon

“Learn from the mistakes of others–you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” —John Luther

“Let nothing others do alter your treatment of them.” —Anonymous

“Let us not burden our remembrances with a heaviness that is gone.” —William Shakespeare

“Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties.” —Samuel Johnson

“Life is a romantic business. It is painting a picture, not doing a sum.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“Life is hard. Next to what?” —Anonymous

“Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.” —Marion Howard

“Listening is love in action.” —Anonymous

“Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another.” —Anonymous

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” —Betty Smith

“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” —Michelangelo

“Love demands infinitely less than friendship.” —George Jean Nathan

“Love is not blind–it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” —Rabbi Julius Gordon

“Love your enemy–it will drive him nuts.” —Eleanor Doan

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” —Tennessee Williams

“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.” —Anonymous

“Make yourself necessary to somebody.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” —Charles Mingus

“Many an optimist has become rich simply by buying out a pessimist.” —Laurence Peter

“Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death.” —Gilbert Highet

“Many things are lost for want of asking.” —English proverb

“Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.” —Vicki Baum

“Mediocre men wait for opportunity to come to them. Strong, able, alert men go after opportunity.” —B. C. Forbes

“Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.” —Margaret Fuller

“Men of few words are the best men.” —William Shakespeare, Henry V

“Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.” —Walter Savage Landor

“Misery is a communicable disease.” —Martha Grahame

“Money is only money, beans tonight and steak tomorrow. So long as you can look yourself in the eye.” —Meridel LeSueur

“Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.” —Margaret Millar

“My motto–sans limites.” —Isadora Duncan

“My opinion is a view I hold until . . . well, until I find something that changes it.” —Luigi Pirandello

“My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.” —Ertha Kitt

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” —Lao Tzu

“Necessity is the mother of taking chances.” —Mark Twain

“Nerves provide me with energy . . . . It’s when I don’t have them, when I feel at ease, that I get worried.” —Mike Nichols

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” —Helen Keller

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” —Rodan of Alexandria

“Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.” —Cordell Hull

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” —Anonymous

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” —John Andrew Holmes

“Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.” —Adlai Stevenson

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” —Carrie Snow

“No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it.” —Ellen Glasgow, 1873-1945

“No one is expected to achieve the impossible.” —French Proverb

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” —Charles Dickens

“No two people read the same book.” —Edmund Wilson

“No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.” —Brendan Francis

“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” —Dodie Smith

“Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?” —Laurence Peter

“None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.” —Benjamin Whichcote

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —James Baldwin

“Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.” —Thomas Carlyle

“Nothing is ours except time.” —Marcus Seneca

“Nothing reaches the intellect before making its appearance in the senses.” —Latin proverb

“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” —E. Joseph Cossman

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” —Carl G. Jung

“Often the prudent, far from making their destinies, succumb to them.” —Voltaire

“Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself.” —Audrey Giorgi

“One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.” —Chinese proverb

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” —Andr’ Gide

“One major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.” —Edward R. Murrow

“One should stick to the sort of thing for which one was made.” —Jean de La Fontaine

“One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.” —Anonymous

“One today is worth two tomorrows.” —Benjamin Franklin

“One who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints.” —proverb

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.” —George Santayana

“One’s lifework . . . grows with the working and the living. Do it as if your life depended on it, and the first thing you know, you’ll have made a life of it.” —Theresa Helburn

“Opportunities are everywhere.” —Brian Koslow

“Opportunities are often things you haven’t noticed the first time around.” —Catherine Deneuve

“Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life.” —Philip Butler

“Optimism is essential to achievement and is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.” —Nicholas Murray Butler

“Order is heaven’s first law.” —Alexander Pope

“Other people’s eggs have two yolks.” —Hungarian proverb

“Others have done it before me. I can too.” —John Faunce

“Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.” —Seneca

“Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.” —Edward R. Murrow

“Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.” —Anonymous

“Paths clear before those who know where they’re going and are determined to get there.” —Leonard Roy Frank

“People are more easily led than driven.” —David H. Fink

“People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.” —Marcel Proust

“People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they were willing to actually remain fools.” —Alice Walker

“People living deeply have no fear of death.” —Anais Nin

“People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.” —John Miller

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” —Newt Gingrich

“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it.” —Amelia Earhart

“Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I am going to complete every pass.” —Ron Jaworski

“Possessions dwindle; I mourn their loss. But I mourn the loss of time much more, for anyone can save his purse, but none can win back lost time.” —Latin Proverb

“Practice being excited.” —Bill Foster

“Pray not for lighter burdens but for stronger backs.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” —Edward Young

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” —Frederick B. Wilcox

“Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.” —Sir Robert Peel

“Purpose is what gives life a meaning.” —C. H. Parkhurst

“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, ‘Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.’“ —Tony Robbins

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” —Henry Ford

“Readiness is all.” —William Shakespeare

“Records are made to be broken.” —baseball saying

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” —Sydney J. Harris

“Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” —Dale Carnegie

“Retreat, hell! We’re just advancing in another direction.” —Oliver Prince Smith

“Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.” —Maya Angelou

“Self-pity is one of the most dangerous forms of self-centeredness. It fogs our vision.” —Anonymous

“Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power.” —Lord Tennyson

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” —Swedish proverb

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —Leonardo DaVinci

“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.” —William Menninger

“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” —George Herbert

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” —A. J. Reb Materi

“Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.” —Logan Pearsall Smith

“Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.” —Greer Garson

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” —David Bly

“Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.” —Glen Beaman

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” —Arnold H. Glasow

“Surround yourself with people who believe in you.” —Brian Koslow

“Swallow your pride occasionally, it’s nonfattening!” —Anonymous

“Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself.” —John W. Raper

“Take it from me, someone who was once convinced that I was forever doomed . . . miracles are out there for the sickest of the sick. Life can actually become precious. What a concept, huh?” —Richard Lewis, comedian

“Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.” —Bernard Baruch

“Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home.” —David Frost

“Television: chewing gum for the eyes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” —Hans Hofmann

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” —William James

“The art of life lies in constant readjustment to our surroundings.” —Okakura Kakuzo

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep” —E. Joseph Cossman

“The best people to listen to are those who have already been successful accomplishing exactly what you are seeking to accomplish.” —Brian Koslow

“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.” —Thomas Edison

“The best way out of a difficulty is through it” —Anonymous

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” —Mark Twain

“The best way to make a good deal is to have the ability to walk away from it.” —Brian Koslow

“The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.” —Anonymous

“The biggest liar in the world is ‘They Say’.” —Douglas Malloch

“The biggest liar in the world is They Say.” —Douglas Malloch

“The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition.” —Nick Seitz

“The champion makes his own luck.” —Red Blaik

“The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.” —Ashley Montague

“The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse [to the trap] gets the cheese.” —Anonymous

“The easiest way to save face is to keep the lower half shut.” —Anonymous

“The first wealth is health.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance, the wise person grows it under his feet.” —James Oppenheim

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.” —Barbara Kingsolver

“The future belongs to those who live intensely in the present.” —Anonymous

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.” —Ernest Newman

“The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart.” —Mencius

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” —Walter Bagehot

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.” —Epicurus

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” —Julien Green

“The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882

“The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.” —Henry S. Haskins

“The greatest tragedy is indifference.” —The Red Cross

“The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men.” —Julius Charles Hare

“The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.” —Ruth Benedict

“The hope of the world lies in what one demands, not of others, but of oneself.” —James Baldwin

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein

“The Japanese have a word for it. It’s judo–the art of conquering by yielding. The western equivalent of judo is, “Yes, dear.’“ —J. P. McAvoy

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” —William Penn

“The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.” —Dorothy Dix

“The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.” —Dave Barry

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright

“The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.” —Nancy Astor

“The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” —Mark Twain

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” —Thomas Jefferson

“The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.” —Christian Bovee

“The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way.’“ —Grace Hopper

“The next best thing to winning is losing! At least you’ve been in the race.” —Nellie Hershey Smith

“The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.” —Kahlil Gibran

“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear–fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.” —H. L. Mencken

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” —Scott Hamilton

“The only joy in the world is to begin.” —Cesare Pavese

“The only kind of courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” —Mignon McLaughlin

“The only real training for leadership is leadership.” —Anthony Jay

“The only things you regret are the things you don’t do.” —Michael Curtiz

“The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything–and it works.” —William Strong

“The only way to keep a good reputation is to continuously earn it.” —Brian Koslow

“The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.” —Harry Kemp

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” —Robert Byrne

“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment” —Dorothy Nevill

“The real great man is the man who makes everyone feel great.” —G. K. Chesterton

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” —Anonymous

“The reward of a life well done is to have done it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” —proverb

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.” —Anonymous

“The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.” —Aristotle Onassis

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” —Benjamin Disraeli

“The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.” —Anonymous

“The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.” —Henry Maudsley

“The soul of dispatch is decision.” —William Hazlitt

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” —John Vance Cheney

“The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.” —Napoleon

“The sun is new each day.” —Heraclitus

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” —Sydney J. Harris

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” —G. K. Chesterton

“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.” —Franklin P. Jones

“The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.” —John Jensen

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them.” —Michel de Montaigne

“The very first step to building wealth is to spend less than you make.” —Brian Koslow

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” —G. K. Chesterton

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.” —Anonymous

“The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.” —Ivy Baker Priest

“The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Then is then. Now is now. We must grow to learn the difference.” —Anonymous

“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.” —George Sheehan

“There are as many ways to live and grow as there are people. Our own ways are the only ways that should matter to us.” —Evelyn Mandel

“There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.” —Josh Billings

“There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.” —Warren Bennis

“There is no data on the future.” —Laurel Cutler

“There is no future in the past.” —Anonymous

“There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.” —Erich Fromm

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” —O. S. Marden

“There is no physician like a true friend.” —Anonymous

“There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography.” —Thomas Szasz

“There is no time like the present.” —Anonymous

“There is no wisdom greater than kindness.” —Chinese fortune cookie

“There is only one thing better than making a new friend, and that is keeping an old one.” —Elmer G. Letterman

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.” —Archibald McLeish

“There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” —Robert Half

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” —Sylvia Plath

“There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.” —Woody Hayes

“They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.” —Francis Bacon

“They can because they think they can.” —Virgil

“They know enough who know how to learn.” —Henry Adams

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” —Confucius

“This world is but canvas to our imagination.” —Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862

“Those who pursue an education but stop short of studying philosophy are like the suitors of Penelope; they found it easier to woo the maidservants than to marry the mistress.” —Aristippus of Cyrene

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” —Anonymous

“Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you’re waking up to instant stress. You shouldn’t be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it’s time to start your day.” —Sharon Gold

“Time bears away all things.” —Virgil

“Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.” —Natalie Clifford Barney

“Time is nothing absolute; its duration depends on the rate of thought and feeling.” —John Draper

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” —Laertius Diogenes

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.” —Anonymous

“To be a genuine individualist requires a great deal of strength and courage. It is never easy to chart new territory, to cross new frontiers, or to introduce subtle shadings to an established color.” —Toller Cranston

“To be free is to have achieved your life.” —Tennessee Williams

“To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.” —A. B. Alcott

“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and, whatever you hit, call it the target.” —Patrick Toche

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” —Confucius

“To communicate, put your words in order; give them a purpose; use them to persuade, to instruct, to discover, to seduce.” —William Safire

“To do all that one is able to do is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do is to be a god.” —Napoleon

“To dream too much of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.” —Anonymous

“To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.” —Francis Marion Crawford

“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” —John Dewey

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work, is as impossible as it is to live without being born.” —A. P. Gouthey

“To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” —Mother Teresa

“To make headway, improve your head.” —B. C. Forbes

“To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.” —Arthur Schopenhauer

“To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution.” —Joe Cordare

“To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.” —Sir James Jeans

“To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.” —John Burroughs

“Today’s duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.” —Ida Scott Taylor

“Too often we … enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” —John F. Kennedy

“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.–Dinah Shore

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” —Albert Einstein

“Try to know everything of something, and something of everything.” —Henry Peter

“Two farmers each claimed to own a certain cow. While one pulled on its head and the other pulled on its tail, the cow was milked by a lawyer.” —Jewish parable

“Two monologues do not make a dialogue.” —Jeff Daly

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.” —Doris Mortman

“Use your free time for self-development. Listen to motivational or educational cassettes while driving to work.” —Brian Koslow

“We are all victims of victims.” —Anonymous

“We are betrayed by what is false within.” —George Meredith

“We are never present with, but always beyond ourselves: fear, desire, hope, still push us on toward the future.” —Michel de Montaigne

“We cannot all be masters.” —William Shakespeare

“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.” —Calvin Coolidge

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” —Herman Melville

“We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.” —John Updike

“We expect more of ourselves than we have any right to.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“We must accept life for what it actually is–a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.” —Ida R. Wylie

“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.” —Thomas Merton

“We never know the worth of water until the well is dry.” —English proverb

“We set up harsh and unkind rules against ourselves. No one is born without faults. The man is best who has fewest.” —Horace

“We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves?” —Morris Adler

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We would have to settle for the elegant goal of becoming ourselves.” —William Styron

“We’re still not where we’re going, but we’re not where we were.” —Natasha Jasefowitz

“Wealth lost–something lost; Honor lost–much lost; Courage lost–all lost.” —German proverb

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

“What we obtain too cheaply we esteem too lightly.” —Thomas Paine

“What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.” —Afghani proverb

“What you see, but can’t see over is as good as infinite.” —Thomas Carlyle

“What’s a Sun-Dial in the shade?” —Benjamin Franklin

“Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving ….” —David Sarnoff

“When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.” —John Ruskin

“When in doubt, do it.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“When the oak is felled the forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown silently by an unnoticed breeze.” —Thomas Carlyle

“When the pain is of no more value, the healing is instantaneous.” —Anonymous

“When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.” —Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“When we lose twenty pounds, we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty.” —Woody Allen

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” —Anonymous

“When you hear a man talk of nothing but his father or grandfather, or some great-uncle, what they said and did, what places of honour or profit they filled, you may then take it for granted that he has no merit of his own to recommend him.” —Anonymous

“When you know you are doing your very best within the circumstances of your existence, applaud yourself!” —Rusty Berkus

“When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” —Paramahansa Yogananda

“When you produce results you gain credibility. When you have credibility, you will have an easier time producing results.” —Brian Koslow

“When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.” —Clifton Fadiman

“When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” —Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay

“Where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.” —Rabindranath Tagore

“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” —Machiavelli

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” —Henry Ford

“Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.” —Johann Kaspar Lavater

“Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, / Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.” —Alexander Pope

“Why do we shrink from change? What can come into being save from change?” —Marcus Aurelius

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” —Frank Scully

“Why not learn to enjoy the little things? There are so many of them.” —Anonymous

“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.” —Sir Arthur Helps

“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” —William Shakespeare

“Work is the best method devised for killing time.” —William Feather

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” —Glenn

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” — Arabic saying

“Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.” —Sylvester Stallone

“Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.” —Eskimo proverb

“You are as old as the last time you changed your mind.” —Tim O’Leary

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” —Wayne W. Dyer

“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.” —Harriet Woods

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” —Rabindranath Tagore

“You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.” —Gene Mauch

“You can’t measure time in days the way you can money in dollars, because each day is different.” —Phillip Hewett

“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.” —Indira Gandhi

“You can’t slice up morals.” —John Steinbeck, 1902-1968

“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” —Anonymous

“You have enemies? Good! It means you’ve stood up for something at least once in your life.” —Anonymous

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan

“You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can’t sit back and wait.” —Ellen Metcalf

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” —Walt Disney

“You should only read what is truly good or frankly bad.” —Gertrude Stein

“You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” —Jeanette Rankin

“You want 21 percent risk-free? Pay off your credit card.” —Andrew Tobias (in 1982)

“You will only get well when you are sick of being sick.” —Anonymous

“You’ll have time to rest when you’re dead.” —Robert De Niro

“You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.” —Steven D. Woodhull

“You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” —Ray Bradbury

“Your thorns are the best part of you.” —Marianne Moore

“Your three best doctors are faith, time, and patience.” —Chinese saying


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