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Quotations: Miscellaneous #3

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Miscellaneous Quotations #3

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


Note on Source of Quotations


Qutations from Various Sources on Various Topics

Organized Alphabetically

“A bird can roost but on one branch. A mouse can drink no more than its fill from a river.” —Chinese proverb

“A closed mouth gathers no feet.” —Anonymous

“A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.” —Rita Mae Brown

“A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him.” —Ecclesiasticus 6:16

“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” —Grace Pulpit

“A grownup is a child with layers on.” —Woody Harrelson

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” —Andre Maurois

“A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.” —Arthur Conan Doyle

“A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.” —Marcus Seneca

“A man’s doubts and fears are his worst enemy.” —William Wrigley, Jr.

“A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.” —Dean Acheson

“A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.” —Rabindranath Tagore

“A multitude of small delights constitute happiness.” —Charles Baudelaire

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs—jolted by every pebble in the road.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.” —John Tudor

“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” —Chinese proverb

“A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.” —Andre Gide

“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

“Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.” —Malcolm S. Forbes

“Adversity introduces a man to himself.” —Anonymous

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” —Erica Jong

“Against change of fortune set a brave heart.” —French proverb

“Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” —Daniel Auber

“Aim at heaven and you get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you get neither.” —C. S. Lewis

“All fear is bondage.” —Anonymous

“All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them but confront them.” —William F. Halsey

“All success comes from a combination of implementation and knowledge. Knowledge alone is meaningless without action.” —Brian Koslow

“All things are possible until they are proved impossible—and even the impossible may only be so as of now.” —Pearl S. Buck

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

“Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.—Santayana, Essays

“Always aim for achievement, and forget about success.” —Helen Hayes

“An apology is a good way to have the last word.” —Anonymous

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” —Henry David Thoreau

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” —Susan J. Bissonette

“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” —Cicero

“Anything done for another is done for oneself.” —Pope Boniface VIII

“Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.” —Mark Twain

“Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it.” —Sudie Back

“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” —Bertold Brecht

“Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle.” —J. E. B. Stuart

“Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.” —Adolph Monod

“Calculation never made a hero.” —Cardinal Newman

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” —Confucius

“Choose your battles.” —Anonymous

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” —Mark Twain

“Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.” —William Feather

“Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.” —John Milton

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” —Oscar Wilde

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.” —Blaise Pascal

“Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.” —Dan Rather

“Courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” —Harper Lee

“Courage mounteth with occasion.” —William Shakespeare

“Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.” —Norman Podhoretz

“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.” —Samuel Johnson

“Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success.” —Burt Lawlor

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” —Abraham Lincoln

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say.” —William W. Watt

“Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities; they will never come.” —Janet E. Stuart

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are.” —Saint Francis de Sales

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” —David Lloyd George

“Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.” —African proverb

“Doubt breeds doubt.” —Franz Grillparzer

“Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.” —Helen Keller

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” —James Dean

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.” —John Ruskin

“Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests.” —George Adams

“Each moment is a place you’ve never been.” —Mark Strand

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

“Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.” —Ovid

“Endure until the end.” —Bible

“Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Each of us has something to give that no one else has.” —Elizabeth O’Connor

“Envy is a waste of time.” —Anonymous

“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” —Harold Coffin

“Every man is the architect of his own fortune.” —Sallust

“Every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution.” —Edward Somers

“Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.” —Anonymous

“Every time I’ve done something that doesn’t feel right, it’s ended up not being right.” —Mario Cuomo

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” —Steven Wright

“Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.” —Michel de Montaigne

“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” —John Dewey

“Fatigue is the best pillow.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Fear is the highest fence.” —Dudley Nichols

“Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.” —Thomas B. Macaulay

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” —Drew `Bundini’ Brown

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.” —Chuang-Tzu

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” —Harriet Nelson

“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.” —Thomas Edison

“Get mad, then get over it.” —Colin Powell

“Gluttony is not a secret vice.” —Orson Welles

“God gave us two ends—one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Head you win, tail you lose.” —author unknown

“God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.” —Anonymous

“God has entrusted me with myself.” —Epictetus

“Good is not good, where better is expected.” —Thomas Fuller

“Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.” —C.D. Jackson

“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” —Samuel Johnson

“Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.” —Palmer Sondreal

“Hatred is one long wait.” —Ren’ Maran

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them and every day begin the task anew.” —Saint Francis de Sales

“Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.” —Thomas A. Bennett

“He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life.” —Henry David Thoreau

“He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.” —Thomas Fuller

“He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.” —Thomas Fuller

“He was a ‘how’ thinker, not an ‘if’ thinker.” —Anonymous

“He who angers you conquers you.” —Elizabeth Kenny

“He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality.” —Anwar Sadat

“He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence.” —William Blake

“He who forecasts all perils will never sail the sea.” —Anonymous

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.” —Raymond Hull

“He who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints.” —Joan Brannon

“Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore.” —Hindu proverb

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” —Buddha

“Hope is grief’s best music.” —Anonymous

“Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” —Tertullian

“How many opportunities present themselves to a man without his noticing them?” —Arab proverb

“Humor has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, I’m rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations.” —Ron Dentinger

“Humor is a rubber sword—it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.” —Mary Hirsch

“I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.” —Louis D. Brandies

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” —Louisa May Alcott

“I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.” —William J. Lock

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” —Plutarch

“I don’t put anything in writing. If it’s important enough, you shouldn’t, and if it is not important enough, why bother?” —Ditta Beard

“I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.” —Meryl Streep

“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” —G. M. Trevelyan

“I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal—and soon they’ll forget my number.” —Edith Armstrong

“I know well that happiness is in little things.” —John Ruskin

“I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.” —Sara Teasdale

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” —Anonymous

“I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be new views.” —Abraham Lincoln

“I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing, and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team!” —Football coach Lou Holtz

“I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” —Angus Grossart

“I’ve learned that you’ll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you’ll be challenged and growing and having fun.” —Kirstie Alley

“If a man does his best, what else is there?” —General George S. Patton

“If the dogs are barking at your heels, you know you’re leading the pack.” —Anonymous

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” —Roger Babson

“If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life.” —Josephine Rathbone

“If we get everything that we want, we will soon want nothing that we get.” —Vernon Luchies

“If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.” —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.” —Talmud

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” —Anonymous

“If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building, or do you change the nail?” —Rwandan proverb

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all.” —Joe Namath

“If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it.” —Lord Brabizon

“If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.” —Anonymous

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” —Mary Engelbreit

“If you have a job without aggravations, you don’t have a job.” —Malcolm Forbes

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” —Margaret Fuller

“If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you didn’t want.” —Anonymous

“If you think too long, you think wrong.” —Jim Kaat

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” —J. M. Power

“If you want to see the sun shine, you have to weather the storm.” —Frank Lane

“If you want to succeed in the world, you must make your own opportunities.” —John B. Gough

“If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.” —Benjamin Franklin

“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.” —John A. Simone, Sr.

“If you’re yearning for the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning.” —Griff Niblack

“Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.” —Simone Weil

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” —Bertrand Russell

“In business or in life, don’t follow the wagon tracks too closely.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus

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

“Is there no end to this escalation of desire?” —Marya Mannes

“It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.” —Samuel Johnson

“It is a sheer waste of time and soul-power to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.” —Frank Crane

“It is better in times of need to have a friend rather than money.” —Greek proverb

“It is better to be un-informed than ill-informed.” —Keith Duckworth

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” —Herman Melville

“It is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.” —Josh Billings

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” —Agnes Repplier

“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of pacific station that great characters are formed.” —Abigail Adams

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

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

“It is possible to be different and still be all right.” —Anne W. Schaef

“It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.” —Brigitte Bardot

“It is sometimes expedient to forget who we are.” —Publius Syrus

“It is weak and despicable to go on wanting things and not trying to get them.” —Joanna Field

“It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.” —Anonymous

“It isn’t hard to be good from time to time. What’s tough is being good every day.” —Willie Mays

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” —G. K. Chesterton

“It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.” —Albert Einstein

“It’s never too late—in fiction or in life—to revise.” —Nancy Thayer

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” —Roy Disney

“It’s so important to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances. Because if you believe you can, then you really will. That belief keeps you searching for the answers, and then pretty soon you get it.” —Wally “Famous” Amos

“It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.” —Mignon McLaughlin

“It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.” —Tony Robbins

“Jealousy is no more than feeling alone among smiling enemies.” —Elizabeth Bowen

“Jealousy is the greatest of all sufferings, and the one that arouses the least pity in the person who causes it.” —Paul De Gondi

“Just because something is tradition doesn’t make it right.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Just do your best today and tomorrow will come. Tomorrow’s going to be a busy day, a happy day.” —Helen Boehm

“Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.” —Ruth Graham

“Justifying a fault doubles it.” —French proverb

“Keep on keeping on.” —Anonymous

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” —Kurt Vonnegut

“Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.” —Robert Half

“Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries.” —Jose Ortega y Gasset

“Life is enthusiasm, zest.” —Sir Laurence Olivier

“Life is full of obstacle illusions.” —Grant Frazier

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” —Lillian Dickson

“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” —Will Rogers

“Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.” —Arnold H. Glasow

“LUCK = laboring under controlled knowledge.” —Anonymous

“Luck is good planning, carefully executed.” —Anonymous

“Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.” —Golo Mann

“Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.” —Benjamin Disraeli

“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.” —Carl Jung

“Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.” —Plutarch

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.” —Bernard Baruch

“More things grow in the garden than the gardener sows.” —Spanish Proverb

“Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else.” —Ivern Ball

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” —Oscar Wilde

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” —Carol Welch

“My future is one I must make myself.” —Louis L’Amour

“My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes—most of which never happened.” —Mark Twain

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

“Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my windows twice alike.” —Lydia Maria Child

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” —Harvey Fierstein

“New day—new destiny.” —Bulgarian proverb

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and prepared to assume responsibilities.” —William Boetcker

“No one is perfect—that’s why pencils have erasers.” —Anonymous

“No one wants advice—only corroboration.” —John Steinbeck

“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” —Cicero

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” —Ann Landers

“Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody other than the person he is.” —Angelo Patri

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” —Auguste Rodin

“Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.” —Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Nothing produces such odd results as trying to get even.” —Franklin P. Jones

“O! Beware my lord, of jealousy; / It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock / The meat it feeds on.” —Shakespeare (Othello)

“Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.” —Janet Lane

“One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” —Sigmund Freud

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

“One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people’s throats and one always secretes too much jelly.” —Virginia Woolf

“One loss is good for the soul. Too many losses are not good for the coach.” —Knute Rockne

“One of the biggest factors in success is the courage to undertake something.” —James A. Worsham

“One of these days is none of these days.” —H. G. Bohn

“One realm we have never conquered: the pure present.” —D. H. Lawrence

“One thought driven home is better than three left on base.” —James Liter

“One well-cultivated talent, deepened and enlarged, is worth one hundred shallow faculties.” —William Matthews

“Only a few things are really important.” —Marie Dressler

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” —Robert F. Kennedy

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” —T. S. Eliot

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” —T. S. Eliot

“Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss.—Anonymous

“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.” —Claude McDonald

“Optimism is an intellectual choice.” —Diana Schneider

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” —Nicholas Murray Butler

“Our only security is our ability to change.” —John Lilly

“Out of the strain of Doing, into the peace of the Done.” —Julia Louise Woodruff

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” —Anonymous

“Perfectionism is slow death.” —Hugh Prather

“Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” —Samuel Johnson

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” —Victor Kiam

“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

“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

“Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.” —Matthew Arnold

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

“Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you should be perfectly comfortable.” —Bobby Bragan, baseball manager

“Security is a false god; begin making sacrifices to it and you are lost.” —Paul Bowles

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —Leonardo DaVinci

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” —Peter Marshall

“Some folks never exaggerate—they just remember big.” —Audrey Snead

“Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.” —Edgar Watson Howe

“Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.” —Gordon R. Dickson

“Someday is not a day of the week.” —Anonymous

“Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment.” —Pearl Bailey

“Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push.” —Joann Thomas

“Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” —Aaron Levenstein

“Stick with it.” —Anonymous

“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.” —Natalie Goldberg

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” —Harriet Braiker

“Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty.” —Martha Friedman

“Success is due less to ability than to zeal.” —Charles Buxton

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” —George S. Patton

“Tain’t what a man don’t know that hurts him; it’s what he knows that just ain’t so.” —Kin Hubbard

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

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese proverb

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

“The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser—in case you thought optimism was dead.” —Robert Brault

“The beginning is the half of every action.” —Greek proverb

“The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.” —Anonymous

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” —Elbert Hubbard

“The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.” —Jacqueline Schiff

“The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” —Sigmund Z. Engel

“The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it.” —Leo Aikman

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

“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” —Elbert Hubbard

“The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.” —Kathleen Turner

“The bigger they come, the harder they fall.” —Bob Fitzsimmons

“The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works.” —Miguel de Cervantes

“The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no top.” —Nancy Barcus

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” —Jimmy Johnson

“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence, but by oft falling.” —Lucretius

“The fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them.” —Anonymous

“The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The future is a great land.” —Anonymous

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.” —Joseph Addison

“The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” —Epictetus

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” —Hanna Rion

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” —Anonymous

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” —Vince Lombardi

“The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.” —John L. Spalding

“The hour is ripe, and yonder lies the way.” —Virgil

“The important thing is somehow to begin.” —Henry Moore

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” —Ben Stein

“The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else.” —Roy Smith

“The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.” —B. C. Forbes

“The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.” —Anonymous

“The mere sense of living is joy enough.” —Emily Dickinson

“The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” —Henry Boye

“The most precious things in speech are pauses.” —Ralph Richardson

“The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.” —Ellen Glasgow

“The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, sidestepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!” —Anonymous

“The only peace, the only security, is in fulfillment.” —Henry Miller

“The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. You can’t hope for a fairer match.” —Todd Ruthman

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

“The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.” —Publilius Syrus

“The passing moment is all we can be sure of; it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it.” —W. Somerset Maugham

“The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself makes things go and creates confidence.” —Anne O’Hare McCormick

“The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.” —Garth Henrichs

“The pessimist is half-licked before he starts.” —Thomas Buckner

“The proper function of man is to live—not to exist.” —Jack London

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand

“The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.” —Rebecca P. Sinkler

“The richest man in the world is not the one who still has the first dollar he ever earned. It’s the man who still has his best friend.” —Marsha Mason

“The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.” —Charles DeLint

“The time is always right to do what is right.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“The time to hesitate is through.” —Jim Morrison

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” —Benjamin Mays

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps—we must step up the stairs.” —Vance Havner

“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us.” —Arlene Raven

“The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.” —Lady Stella Reading

“The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.” —Marshall Ferdinand Foch

“The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.” —Andrew Carnegie

“The wise man thinks once before he speaks twice.” —Robert Benchley

“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.” —Booker T. Washington

“The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.” —Daniel Webster

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

“There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.” —Arthur P. Stanley

“There are no rules. Just follow your heart.” —Robin Williams

“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.” —Christopher Morely

“There are very few people who don’t become more interesting when they stop talking.” —Mary Lowry

“There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely.” —Ugo Betti

“There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one’s self.” —John Gay

“There is no man so low that the cure for his condition does not lie strictly within himself.” —Thomas L. Masson

“There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’“ —Carrie Fisher

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” —Ben Williams

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” —Nelson Mandela

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” —Peter Drucker

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” —Peter Drucker

“There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.” —Marcelene Cox

“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.” —Francis Bacon

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” —Art Linkletter

“Think you can, think you can’t; either way, you’ll be right.” —Henry Ford

“This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Those who lose today may win tomorrow.” —Miguel de Cervantes

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” —Edward Stanley

“Times of stress and difficulty are seasons of opportunity when the seeds of progress are sown.” —Thomas F. Woodlock

“To accept whatever comes, regardless of the consequences, is to be unafraid.” —John Cage

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” —Elbert Hubbard

“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 disagree, one doesn’t have to be disagreeable.” —Barry Goldwater

“To expect life to be tailored to our specifications is to invite frustration.” —Anonymous

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.” —George E. Woodberry

“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” —Samuel Johnson

“To know just what has to be done, then to do it, comprises the whole philosophy of practical life.” —Sir William Osler

“To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.” —Robert Pirsig

“To look up and not down, /To look forward and not back, / To look out and not in, and / To lend a hand.” —Edward Everett Hale

“To lose is to learn.” —Anonymous

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” —Eva Young

“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.” —Mary Baker Eddy

“Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.” —Edward Young

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” —Malcolm S. Forbes

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” —Benjamin Spock

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain

“Ultimately, love is self-approval.” —Sondra Ray

“Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.” —Mark Twain

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” —M. Scott Peck

“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” —Stevie Wonder

“We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.” —Ruth Benedict

“We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we have stopped saying ‘It got lost,’ and say `I lost it.’“ —Sidney J. Harris

“We live counterfeit lives in order to resemble the idea we first had of ourselves.” —Andre Gide

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” —Kenji Miyazawa

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” —Winston Churchill

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” —Tom Robbins

“Well done is better than well said.” —Benjamin Franklin

“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?” —Adam Smith

“What I do, I do very well, and what I don’t do well, I don’t do at all.” —Anonymous

“What isn’t tried won’t work.” —Claude McDonald

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” —John Lubbock

“What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whatever it takes.” —Anonymous

“When I can look Life in the eyes, / Grown calm and very coldly wise, / Life will have given me the Truth, / And taken in exchange – my youth.” —Sara Teasdale

“When one’s own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts are frustrated, it is lifesaving to listen to other people’s problems.” —Suzanne Massie

“When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” —Anonymous

“When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud, either.” —Leo Burnett

“Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” —Mark Twain

“Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.” —J. C. F. Schiller

“Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.” —Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

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

“With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” —Chinese proverb

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” —Northcote Parkinson

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” —Satchel Paige

“Yesterday is a canceled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash in hand. Spend it!” —John W. Newbern

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” —Lyndon B. Johnson

“You are all you will ever have for certain.” —June Havoc

“You can’t be pessimistic, because there are so many things that go wrong every day that if you were to be negative or pessimistic, you’d go out of business.” —John DePasquale

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” —Mark Twain

“You can’t think and hit at the same time.” —Yogi Berra

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You had better be ready to change your mind when needed.” —Henry B. Wilson

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” —Alan Alda

“You make your own luck.” —Anonymous

“You may delay, but time will not.” —Benjamin Franklin

“You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” —Irene C. Kassorla

“You will forgive people more easily when you end your need to make them wrong.” —Brian Koslow

“You will never do anything in this world without courage.” —James Lane Allen

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” —Charles Buxton

“Your stomach shouldn’t be a waist basket.” —Anonymous


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