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Quotations: Miscellaneous #4

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Miscellaneous Quotations #4

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

Note on Souce of Quotations


Quotations from Various Sources on Various Topics

Organized Alphabetically

“A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read.” —The Talmud

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

“A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.” —Anonymous

“A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.” —Axel Munthe

“A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.” —Robertson Davies

“A man reaps what he sows.” —Galatians 6:7

“A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.” —Samuel Grafton

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” —Harry Truman

“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” —Charlotte Bronte

“A wise man thinks all that he says. A fool says all that he thinks.” —Church bulletin board

“Act—act in the living Present!” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.” —Herodotus

“All television is children’s television.” —Richard P. Adler

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

“Almost everything comes from almost nothing.” —Henri Frederic Amiel

“Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.” —Orson Card

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.” —Elbert Hubbard

“Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.” —Dwight Morrow

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” —Henry Ford

“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind.” —Cleveland Amory

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” —Andrew Carnegie

“As you put into practice the qualities of patience, punctuality, sincerity, and solicitude, you will have a better opinion of the world around you.” —Grenville Kleiser

“Ask a question and you’re a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you’re a fool for the rest of your life.” —Chinese proverb

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” —Jean Houston

“Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?” —Anonymous

“Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” —Davy Crockett

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” —Mark Twain

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” —Thomas à Kempis

“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” —Liz Smith

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell.” —Peter Brock

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.” —J.C. Watts

“Children have more need of models than critics.” —Joseph Joubert

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

“Confidence is the foundation for all business relations. The degree of confidence a man has in others, and the degree of confidence others have in him, determines a man’s standing in the commercial and industrial world.” —William J. H. Boetcker

“Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.” —Willa Cather

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” —Aristotle

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” —Anonymous

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

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” —Dale Carnegie

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” —Anonymous

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” —English proverb

“Don’t expect anything original from an echo.” —Anonymous

“Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head / And kick every worriment out of the bed.” —Edmund Vance Cooke

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” —Mark Twain

“Don’t go out of your weigh to please anyone but yourself.” —Anonymous

“Don’t leave before the miracle happens!” —Anonymous

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.” —Spanish proverb

“Don’t take anyone else’s definition of success as your own.” —Jacqueline Briskin

“Dr. Miller says we are pessimistic because life seems like a very bad, very screwed-up film. If you ask ‘What the hell is wrong with the projector?’ and go up to the control room, you find it’s empty. You are the projectionist, and you should have been up there all the time.” —Colin Wilson

“Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.” —H.F. Hedge

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” —Robert Frost

“Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.” —Paul Goodman

“Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which marks the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to get by.” —Anonymous

“Envy eats nothing but its own heart.” —German proverb

“Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.” —Frederic Chopin

“Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

“Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.” —Jean Paul Richter

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” —John Muir

“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.” —Perry Paxton

“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.” —Aldous Huxley

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“Fatigue is the best pillow.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Fear breeds fear.” —Byron Janis

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” —Swedish proverb

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” —William Arthur Ward

“Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.” —Jessamyn West

“Foolishness always results when the tongue outraces the brain.” —Unknown

“For fast acting relief try slowing down.” —Lily Tomlin

“Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.” —H. H. Williams

“Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” —Lindley Karstens

“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” —Henry L. Doherty

“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.” —Anonymous

“God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through.” —Anonymous

“Good friends are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.” —Randolph Bourne

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” —Francesca Reigle

“Happiness is the best revenge.” —proverb

“Have a very good reason for everything you do.” —Laurence Olivier

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.” —Victor Hugo

“Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.” —Salvador Dali

“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” —Thomas Fuller

“He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.” —George Eliot

“He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear any ‘how’.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who knows others is wise. He knows himself is enlightened.” —Lao-Tzu

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

“Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope, and few are reduced so low as that.” —William Hazlitt

“Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.” —George Weinberg

“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” —Henry Ford

“I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.” —Albert Einstein

“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note—torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.” —Anonymous

“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.” —Franklin P. Adams

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” —John Burroughs

“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.” —William Stafford

“I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference.” —Liz Carpenter

“I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent.” —Ashleigh Brilliant

“’I must do something’ always solves more problems than ‘Something must be done.’“ —Anonymous

“I never admired another’s fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.” —Cicero

“I not only bow to the inevitable, I am fortified by it.” —Thornton Wilder

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” —Frederick Douglas

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” —Michelangelo

“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.” —Kareem Abdul-Jabar

“I will act as if what I do makes a difference.” —William James

“I’ve developed a new philosophy—I only dread one day at a time.” —Charlie Brown

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” —Anonymous

“If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he’d make a fortune.” —Griff Niblack

“If fate means you to lose, give it a good fight anyhow.” —William McFee

“If one person says you have a tail you can probably ignore it, however, if two or three people say you do, then you better turn around and look.” —Anonymous

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid one hundred days of sorrow.” —Chinese proverb

“If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today.” —Anonymous

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.” —Dale Carnegie

“If you came and you found a strange man teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you’d kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don’t think twice about it.” —Jerome Singer

“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” —Max Ehrmann

“If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few.” —Benjamin Franklin

“If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will.” —John Atkinson

“If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it.” —Malcolm Forbes

“If you give what can be taken, you are not really giving. Take what you are given, not what you want to be given. Give what cannot be taken.” —Idries Shah

“If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.” —T. S. Eliot

“If you see a whole thing—it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.” —Ursula Le Guin

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” —Larry McMurtry

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” —Abigail Van Buren

“If you want something really important to be done you must not merely satisfy the reason, you must move the heart also.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking is freedom.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

“If you’re being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade.” —Anonymous

“Imposing limitations on yourself is cowardly because it protects you from having to try, and perhaps failing.” —Vladimir Zworykin

“In golf as in life it is the follow through that makes the difference.” —Anonymous

“In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.” —Jacques Barzun

“In the struggle between the stone and the water, in time, the water wins.” —Chinese proverb

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” —Robert Frost

“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.” —Charles Simic

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” —Abraham Lincoln

“It is not only by the questions we have answered that progress may be measured, but also by those we are still asking.” —Freda Adler

“It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.” —Machiavelli

“It’s a simple formula; do your best and somebody might like it.” —Dorothy Baker

“It’s at night, when perhaps we should be dreaming, that the mind is most clear, that we are most able to hold all our life in the palm of our skull.” —Brian W. Aldiss

“It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” —Meryl Streep

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” —Tom Brokaw

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” —Albert Einstein

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

“Later never exists.” —Anonymous

“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.” —Arnold Glasow

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” —Milton Berle

“Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.” —Chinese proverb

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” —John Maxwell

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” —Abigail Adams

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” —James Thurber

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.” —Corita Kent

“Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.” —Fran Lebowitz

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.” —Byrd Baggett

“Love the life you live and you will live the life you love.” —Anonymous

“Making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others.” —Stephen Covey

“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.” —Ken Kesey

“Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank.” —Peter Drucker

“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.” —Barbara Kingsolver

“Men will get no more out of life than what they put into it.” —William J. H. Boetcker

“Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.” —Benjamin Morrell

“Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.” —Ben Irwin

“My center is giving way, my right is in retreat: situation excellent. I am attacking.” —Marshal Ferdinand Foch

“My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.” —Ashleigh Brilliant

“Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” —Marcus T. Cicero

“Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.” —Anonymous

“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.” —George Bernard Shaw

“No matter how big and tough a problem may be, get rid of confusion by taking one little step towards solution. Do something. Then try again. At the worst, so long as you don’t do it the same way twice, you will eventually use up all the wrong ways of doing it and thus the next try will be the right one.” —George F. Nordenhold

“Nobody wins unless everybody wins.” —Bruce Springsteen

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.” —Doug Larson

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

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” —W. W. Ziege

“Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.” —Franklin Pierce Adams

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” —Henry Ford

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” —Elbert Hubbard

“Opportunity is as scarce as oxygen; men fairly breathe it and do not know it.” —Doc Sane

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison

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

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.” —Thomas Henry Huxley

“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” —Arthur E. Morgan

“Preparing for the worst is an activity I have taken up since I turned thirty-five, and the worst actually began to happen.” —Delia Ephron

“Presence is more than just being there.” —Malcolm S. Forbes

“Probably the most honest ‘self-made man’ ever was the one we heard say: ‘I got to the top the hard way – fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way.’“ —James Thom

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” —Robert Schuller

“Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.” —Anonymous

“Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.” —Leo Rosten

“Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins.” —Neil Kinnock

“Self-assurance is two-thirds of success.” —Gaelic proverb

“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” —Marion Wright Edelman

“Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.” —Antonio Porchia

“Slight not what’s near through aiming at what’s far.” —Euripides

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” —Nelson DeMille

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffet

“Sometimes questions are more important than answers.” —Nancy Willard

“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.” —Annie Dillard

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

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere.” —Ronald Reagan

“The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.” —George J. Seidel

“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.” —George Bernard Shaw

“The best things in life aren’t things.” —Art Buchwald

“The best way to get something done is to begin.” —Anonymous

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

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a steppingstone in the pathway of the strong.” —Thomas Carlyle

“The cat seldom interferes with other people’s rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life.” —Carl Van Vechten

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” —Carl Jung

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” —Ellen Parr

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” —Gandhi

“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.” —Madame du Deffand

“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” —Jane Addams

“The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.” —Plato

“The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.” —James Russell Lowell

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

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” —Socrates

“The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.” —Miguel de Cervantes

“The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection and not a fountain, to show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.” —Nan Fairbrother

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” —Edmund Burke

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” —Kenneth Blanchard

“The king is the man who can.” —Thomas Carlyle

“The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.” —Aesop

“The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can’t live without him is even more deluded.” —Hasidic saying

“The map is not the territory.” —Alfred Korzybski

“The more time you have to think things through, the more you have to screw it up.” —Clint Eastwood

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” —Niels Bohr

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” —George Bernard Shaw

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

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” —H.U. Westermayer

“The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” —Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer

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

“The qualities and capacities that are important in running—such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain—have a radiating power that subtly influences one’s life.” —James Fixx

“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.” —Andrew Ross

“The trouble with the man who goes to see a doctor is that he wishes to be cured in a day of ills it has taken him years to acquire.” —Anonymous

“The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.” —Marcus Aurelius

“The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.” —Fred A. Manske, Jr.

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” —Joan Didion

“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” —Edward Gibbon

“There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group.” —Mary Kay Ash

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” —Albert Schweitzer

“There are two ways of spreading light—to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” —Edith Wharton

“There is a very real relationship between what you contribute and what you get out of this world.” —Oscar Hammerstein II

“There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.” —Alfred Austin

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” —Alfred Hitchcock

“There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way.” —Christopher Morely

“There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own for you are unique and more wondrous than you know!” —Linda Staten

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.” —Francis Bacon

“This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.” —Victoria Lincoln

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad.” —Psalms 118:24

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.” —Ayn Rand

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” —Chinese proverb

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” —Jane Austen

“To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” —George Kneller

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

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” —Aldous Huxley

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” —Dena Kaye

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” —Anonymous

“Trust is the foundation of all good relationships.” —Brian Koslow

“Unobstructed access to facts can produce unlimited good only if it is matched by the desire and ability to find out what they mean and where they lead.” —Norman Cousins

“Upon the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions, who when on the dawn of victory paused to rest, and there resting died.” —John Dretschmer

“Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.” —Publilius Syrus

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.” —Jonathan Swift

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” —Japanese proverb

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

“We are all designed for a specific purpose; we all have something for which each of us, and each of us alone, is responsible.” —Naomi Stephan

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” —Mary Dunbar

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path, without brightening our own.” —Ben Sweetland

“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” —Anais Nin

“We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.” —William James

“What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” —Abraham Lincoln

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” —Scottish proverb

“What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth.” —Norman Cousins

“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.” —Alexandra Stoddard

“What we prepare for is what we shall get.” —William Graham Sumner

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent.” —Sydney Smith

“When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” —Louis Nizer

“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” —Chinese proverb

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, `I used everything you gave me.’“ —Erma Bombeck

“When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made.” —Anonymous

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

“When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.” —Mary H. Waldrip

“When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.” —Chinese proverb

“Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?” —David Brin

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” —Socrates

“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” —Roberto Assagioli

“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” —Swedish proverb

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” —James D. Miles

“You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.” —Rwandan proverb

“You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache.” —Bernard M. Baruch

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

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” —Jack London

“You don’t manage people; you manage things. You lead people.” —Grace Hooper

“You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically—to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside.” —Stephen Covey

“You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.” —Napoleon Hill

“You unlock the door with the key of imagination.” —Rod Serling

“You’ve gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.” —Anonymous


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