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Here are some of my favorite quotes, loosely categorized. I’ll update it on a regular basis.

Arts Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci
Arts Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. Mary Kay AshÂ
Arts When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner. Halle Berry
Arts I shut my eyes in order to see. Paul Gauguin
Arts My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure. Ashleigh Brilliant
Arts You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain
Arts A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann
Arts Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. William Congreve
Arts If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul. Logan P. Smith
Arts Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Arts Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
Arts The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.  Tom Clancy
Arts Everyone is an artist. Joseph Beuys
Arts Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Anon.
Arts A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Maya Angelou
Arts Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. Stella Adler
Arts The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. Edwin Schlossberg
Arts What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Arts Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. William Blake
Arts Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything. A.J. Reb Materi
Arts Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. Jonathan SwiftÂ
Arts Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world Albert Einstein
Arts I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. Pablo Picasso
Attitude Go out on a limb… That’s where the fruit is. Will Rogers
Attitude It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. W.C. Fields
Attitude Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward
Attitude There is nothing greater than enthusiasm. Henry Moore
Attitude Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. Michael Josephson
Attitude Less is more. Mies van der Rohe
Attitude 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
Attitude Trust, but verify. Ronald Reagan
Attitude The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William JamesÂ
Attitude Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward. Soren KierkegaardÂ
Attitude Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us. L. Thomas Holdcroft
Attitude Sarcasm: That’s the salt in the daily stew of life that makes it tasty. Roz Hayes
Attitude To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Robert Pirsig
Attitude Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. Jean Paul Richter
Attitude What we see depends mainly on what we look for. John Lubbock
Attitude Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. John RuskinÂ
Attitude Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. Nelson DeMille
Attitude The degree of one’s emotion varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts – the less you know the hotter you get. Bertrand Russell
Attitude Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn Vos Savant
Attitude Each moment is a place you’ve never been. Mark StrandÂ
Attitude People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven’t what they want that they don’t want it. Mark Twain
Attitude Beggars cannot be choosers. English Proverb
Attitude Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce
Attitude I know that God won’t give me more trouble than I can handle … but sometimes I wish he wouldn’t trust me so much. Mother Theresa
Attitude Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. Albert Einstein
Attitude Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it. Irving Berlin
Attitude Holding on to a grievance gives the wrongdoer a way to hurt us again and again. Michael Josephson
Attitude They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days. Garrison Keillor
Attitude Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf. Native American Proverb
Attitude For every minute you’re angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. Anon.
Attitude I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. Mohandas K. Gandhi
Attitude Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities. John Wicker
Attitude Never miss a good chance to shut up. Will Rogers
Attitude What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake
Attitude Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow. Glen Beaman
Attitude Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
Attitude We don’t remember days or years, we remember moments. Anon.
Attitude A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright
Attitude When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
Attitude Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. Aldous Huxley
Attitude He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. Dutch Proverb
Attitude The world belongs to the energetic. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attitude If we don’t change direction, we’ll end up where we’re headed. Chinese Proverb
Attitude Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw
Attitude There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing Maya Angelou
Attitude Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plato
Attitude If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so. Eric Bentley
Attitude If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. Jennifer Jones
Attitude Don’t let your sorrow come higher than your knees. Swedish Proverb
Attitude As is our confidence, so is our capacity. William Hazlitt
Attitude Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain
Attitude There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse
Attitude I’m not small, I’m space-efficient. Rachael Leigh Cook
Attitude Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. Golda Meir
Attitude Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead. Scottish proverb
Attitude Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. Doug LarsonÂ
Attitude My enthusiasms . . . constitute my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future. E. M. CioranÂ
Attitude In the struggle between the stone and the water, in time, the water wins. Chinese Proverb
Attitude Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese Proverb
Attitude Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. Wendell Johnson
Attitude If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid one hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb
Attitude A stumble may prevent a fall. Thomas Fuller
Attitude The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. Samuel Butler
Attitude Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
Attitude Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
Attitude I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. Alice Walker
Attitude Men who never get carried away should be. Malcolm S. Forbes
Attitude Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Norman Vincent Peale
Attitude Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. Chuangtzu
Attitude 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. Anon.
Attitude If you’re being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade. Anon.
Attitude 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. Anon.
Attitude Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? Anon.
Attitude Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em. Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, II: 5
Attitude One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: “To rise above the little things.” John Burroughs
Attitude I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to. Anon.Â
Attitude It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. P. D. James
Attitude It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. Annie Gottlier
Attitude Envy sees the sea but not the rocks. Russian Proverb
Attitude Just because something is tradition doesn’t make it right. Anthony J. D’Angelo
Be Yourself Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss
Be Yourself All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. Cyril Connolly
Be Yourself If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul. Logan P. Smith
Be Yourself The depth of your belief and the strength of your conviction determines the power of your personality. Brian Tracy
Be Yourself The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. Rita Mae Brown
Be Yourself Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. D.H. Lawrence
Be Yourself Tradition is what you resort to when you don’t have the time or the money to do it right Kirt Herbert Adler
Be Yourself What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Be Yourself Everyone has an opportunity to be great because everyone has an opportunity to serve. Martin Luther King Jr
Be Yourself What you see in yourself is what you see in the world. Afghani proverb
Be Yourself Dress a goat in silk and it’s still a goat. Celtic Proverb
Be Yourself To be great is to be misunderstood. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be Yourself Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead
Be Yourself A woman obsessed with her body is also obsessed with the limitations of her emotional life. Kim Chernin
Be Yourself A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. Chinese Proverb
Be Yourself We are all born originals – why is it so many of us die copies? Edward Young
Be Yourself The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. Roy Smith
Be Yourself As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. English Proverb
Be Yourself He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. Lao-tzu, Chinese Taoist philosopher (c. 600 B.C.)
Be Yourself Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein
Be Yourself I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure -which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert Bayard Swope
Be Yourself Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell
Be Yourself Deliberate often – decide once. Latin Proverb
Be Yourself It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. Roy DisneyÂ
Be Yourself What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates, his fate. Henry David Thoreau
Be Yourself You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself. Napoleon HillÂ
Be Yourself When you’re honest, you can’t be boring. Stephanie Klein
Be Yourself Self assurance is two thirds of success. Gaelic Proverb
Character I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch
Character It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde
Character We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. Will Rogers
Character If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved J. Russel Lynes
Character We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are. Anaïs NinÂ
Character Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it. Paul Vixie
Character He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Henry Ward Beecher
Character The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention. Duguet
Character As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. Marian Anderson
Character Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it. Pearl Buck
Character Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Chinese Proverb
Character When someone says, ‘It’s not the money, it’s the principle of the thing’, it’s the money. Kin Hubbard
Character One does evil enough when one does nothing good. German Proverb
Character When you resort to attacking the messenger and not the message, you have lost the debate. Addison Whithecomb
Character He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. Abraham Lincoln
Character Our history is not our destiny. Alan Cohen
Character I’ve made the maps of the bad places I’ve been, so if I go there again I can get out. Carrie Fisher
Character You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. Winston Churchill
Character Be the change you wish to see in the world. Anon.
Character What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him. Louis L. Mann
Character There is only one moral, as there is only one geometry. Voltaire
Character Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wilde
Character Life is like walking through snow. Every step shows. Jess Lair
Character A computer is almost human – except that it does not blame its mistakes on another computer. Anon.
Character Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. Spanish Proverb
Character Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain
Character Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Brault
Character Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Elizabeth Bibesco
Character It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. Warren Buffet
Character Character is higher than intellect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Kimberly Johnson
Character Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln
Character Be careful how you live your life. You may be the only bible some person ever reads. W.J. James
Character Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin
Character Not everything that can be counted, counts. And not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein
Character Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest. Mark Twain
Character Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it. Lewis Carroll
Character What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo EmersonÂ
Character Every time I’ve done something that doesn’t feel right, it’s ended up not being right. Mario CuomoÂ
Character You can’t undo the past…but you can certainly not repeat it. Bruce Willis
Character Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, great minds discuss ideas. Anon.
Character Nature has given men one tongue and two ears, that we may hear twice as much as we speak. Epictetus
Character The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King JrÂ
Character Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon
Character Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons. Thomas HardyÂ
Character The relationships we have with the world are largely determined by the relationships we have with ourselves. Greg Anderson
Character 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 EmersonÂ
Character To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young
Character Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. Jacqueline Bisset
Character If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J.R.R. Tolkien
Character A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares. Elbert HubbardÂ
Character A good sword is the one left in its scabbard. Japanese Proverb
Character If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Michael Evans
Character Men prone to tears are good. Greek Proverb
Character A good garden may have some weeds. Thomas Fuller
Character Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. Confucius
Character A little help is better than a lot of pity. Celtic Proverb
Character Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. David Star Jordan
Character Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny. Kamran Hamid
Character If a link is broken, the entire chain breaks. Yiddish Proverb
Character My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am. Anon.
Character If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people. Asian Proverb
Character Presence is more than just being there. Malcolm S. Forbes
Character A word out of season may mar a whole lifetime. Greek Proverb
Character The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. Henry BoyeÂ
Character You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. James D. MilesÂ
Character The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. Jane AddamsÂ
Character Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down. Jimmy Durante
Character Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. Ralph Charell
Character It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. Tom Brokaw
Character Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia
Character Distance tests a horse’s strength; time reveals a man’s character. Chinese Proverb
Character If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. Catherine Aird
Character Nobody wins unless everybody wins. Bruce SpringsteenÂ
Character If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few. Benjamin Franklin
Character Integrity has no need of rules. Albert Camus
Character We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path, without brightening our own. Ben Sweetland
Character He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it. Charron
Character There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith WhartonÂ
Character Honor is better than honors. Abraham Lincoln
Character The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Samuel Johnson
Character 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. Anon.Â
Character A person of character takes as much trouble to discover what is right as lesser men take to discover what will pay. Confucius
Character When you blame others, you give up your power to change. Anon.Â
Character The line between good and evil lies in the center of every human heart. Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Character The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. Anon.
Character This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in if it is not a reasonably good place for all of us to live in. Theodore Roosevelt
Character The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. Socrates
Character Who lies with dogs shall rise up with fleas. Latin Proverb
Character Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss
Character Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers
Character Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that somebody may be looking. H.L. Mencken
Character Honesty is the best policy. English Proverb
Character Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. American Proverb
Character One can resist the invasion of armies, but not the invasion of ideas. Victor Hugo
Character Truth will be out. Latin Proverb
Character Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one. Chinese ProverbÂ
Character Where does the ant die except in sugar. Malayan Proverb
Character Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. Sam Ewing
Character Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough. Arthur Freed
Character What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. Albert Camus
Character A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular. Adlai Stevenson
Character One “no” averts seventy evils. Indian Proverb
Character Justice is truth in action. Benjamin Disraeli
Character If you change your mind, you can change your life. William James
Character Yes and No are very powerful words. Mean them when you say them. Respect them when you hear them. Michael Josephson
Character The fastest way to ruin your life is to live for today at the cost of tomorrow. Michael Josephson
Character There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at. Goethe
Character If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow. Chinese Proverb
Character How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world. William Shakespeare
Character Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. Alphonse Karr
Character I don`t let my mouth say nothin` my head can`t stand. Louis Armstrong
Character There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel
Character The more a man knows, the more he forgives. Catherine the Great
Character A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world. Muhammad
Character Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer
Character Do not judge others until you have stood in their place. Hillel
Character Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. Henry David Thoreau
Character Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder. George Washington
Character The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. Somerset Maugham
Character This is the final test of a gentleman: His respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. William Lyon Phelps
Character Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send forth a ripple of hope. Robert F. Kennedy
Character This above all, to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare
Character Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. Emily Post
Character Compassion is the basis of morality. Arthur Schopenhauer
Character He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. Francis Bacon
Character One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little. Alexander Chase
Character It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Character Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr
Character To see what is right and not to do it is cowardice. Confucius
Character Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence. Louis D. Brandeis
Character You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
Character The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. Albert Schweitzer
Character Character is much easier kept than recovered. Thomas Paine
Character Rules cannot substitute for character. Alan Greenspan
Character What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you. Seneca
Character Who you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem. Eldridge Cleaver
Character Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active. Edith Hamilton
Character The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. William Dean Howells
Character Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. Booker T. Washington
Character Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. Gladys Browyn Stern
Character Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. Erica Jong
Character Ask advice only of your equals. Danish Proverb
Character There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. French Proverb
Character You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
Character The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank
Character If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain
Character Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for therights of all who are destitute. Proverbs 31:8
Character 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 Douglass
Character It’s never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Character We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give. Douglas M. Lawson
Character Not to know is bad. Not to want to know is worse. Not to hope is unthinkable. Not to care is unforgivable. Nigerian saying
Character Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Henry David Thoreau
Courage & Optimism Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Anon.
Courage & Optimism Life’s problems wouldn’t be called `hurdles’ if there wasn’t a way to get over them. Anon.
Courage & Optimism 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 & Optimism The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed. Nelson Boswell
Courage & Optimism Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul – and sings the tune without words, and never stops – at all. Emily Dickinson
Courage & Optimism Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. Henry Ward Beecher
Courage & Optimism Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. Allophones Karr
Courage & Optimism The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
Courage & Optimism Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count. Kin Hubbard
Courage & Optimism People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be. Harvey Mackay
Courage & Optimism This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis
Courage & Optimism Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. Byrd Baggett
Courage & Optimism Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
Courage & Optimism Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them Vincent McNabb
Courage & Optimism When you are getting rained on, wash your hair. Korean Proverb
Courage & Optimism If you want to see the sun shine, you have to weather the storm. Frank Lane
Courage & Optimism There is no man so low that the cure for his condition does not lie strictly within himself. Thomas L. Masson
Courage & Optimism 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
Courage & Optimism What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? Dr. Robert Schuller
Courage & Optimism If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Mahatma Gandhi
Courage & Optimism I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. E. B. White, author
Courage & Optimism Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle. J. E. B. Stuart
Courage & Optimism Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. Dan RatherÂ
Courage & Optimism Each day provides its own gifts. American Proverb
Courage & Optimism Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert SchullerÂ
Courage & Optimism Against change of fortune set a brave heart. French Proverb
Courage & Optimism New day – new destiny. Bulgarian Proverb
Courage & Optimism If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito. African Proverb
Courage & Optimism Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done. Benjamin MorrellÂ
Courage & Optimism Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Carl Hermann Voss
Courage & Optimism Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Carl Sagan
Courage & Optimism Optimism is an intellectual choice. Diana Schneider
Courage & Optimism I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. Daniel Boone
Courage & Optimism To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice. Confucius
Education Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world Albert Einstein
Education It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle
Education The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions. John A. Simone, Jr.
Education Wear the old coat and buy the new book. Austin Phelps
Education Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. Sir Claus Moser
Education The possession of facts is knowledge, the use of them is wisdom. Thomas Jefferson
Education Don`t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
Education The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. Mark Twain
Education Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life. Sandra Carey
Education Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley
Education A wise man thinks all that he says. A fool says all that he thinks. Church bulletin boardÂ
Education I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges
Education 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
Education When I was a kid, we walked 10 miles to school every day, sometimes in the rain or snow. Man, did we feel stupid when we found out there was a bus. Brian Auten (US comedian)
Education You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury
Education You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it for himself. Galileo Galilei
Education Not everything that is good is fun and not everything that is fun is good. Michael Josephson
Education I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come. Abraham Lincoln
Education A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience Miguel de Cervantes
Education A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Education The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. Andrew RossÂ
Education The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. Bishop Mandell Creighton
Education Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child Ron Wild
Education You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Education Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Henry FordÂ
Education Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer
Education You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
Education Why and How are words so important that they cannot be too often used. Napoleon
Education The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. Somerset Maugham
Education A teacher affects all eternity. You never know where his influence stops. Henry Adams
Education Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself. Alfred Sheinwold
Education Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. Confucius
Education The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. Albert Schweitzer
Education Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France
Education As we live, so we learn. Yiddish Proverb
Education There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of them is roots; the other, wings. Hodding Carter
Education Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. Chinese Proverb
Education I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. Anna Quindlen
Education 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 should be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt
Education We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn. Mary Catherine Bateson
Education An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin
Education You learn something every day if you pay attention. Ray LeBlond
Education Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. Samuel Johnson
Education 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. WashingtonÂ
Education Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin
Education To know what you want to do at an early age and to be patiently encouraged is the best luck of all. Richard Schickel
Education The way you see people is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is what they become. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Education Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t. Pete SeegerÂ
Education Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence. Robert Frost
Education Never assume the obvious is true. William Safire
Education He who does not know one thing knows another. Kenyan Proverb
Education Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Education What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. Joseph Addison
Education Without oars, you cannot cross in a boat. Japanese Proverb
Education The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius. Rebecca P. Sinkler
Education When I was born, I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half. Gracie Allen
Education A grownup is a child with layers on. Woody HarrelsonÂ
Education It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. James Thurber
Education Zeal without knowledge is like fire without light. English Proverb
Education We live and learn. English Proverb
Education The question for the child is not ‘Do I want to be good?’ but ‘Whom do I want to be like? Bruno Bettelheim
Education Example has more followers than reason. Christian Nevell Bovee
Education Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
Education To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself. Josh Billings
Education Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato
Education If you wish to learn the highest truths, begin with the alphabet. Japanese Proverb
Education Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. John Wayne
Education Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. William Yeats
Education You may have tangible wealth untold, Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me. Strickland Gillilan, U.S. poet (1869-1954)
Education Readers are lucky–they will never be bored or lonely. Natalie Babbitt
Education Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Sir Richard Steel
Education There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island. Walt Disney
Education History is a race between education and catastrophe. H.G. Wells
Education There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. John Adams
Education Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
Education What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education. Harold Howe
Education Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx
Fear & Pessimism Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Natalie GoldbergÂ
Fear & Pessimism Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. John Dryden
Fear & Pessimism Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish Proverb
Fear & Pessimism The pessimist is halflicked before he starts. Thomas Buckner
Fear & Pessimism Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Anon.Â
Fear & Pessimism Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. William R. Inge
Fear & Pessimism The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. Thomas Szasz
Fear & Pessimism Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia. Charles Schulz
Fear & Pessimism There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. Alfred Hitchcock
Fear & Pessimism It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. George MacDonald
Fear & Pessimism Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. Glenn TurnerÂ
Fear & Pessimism Life is full of obstacle illusions. Grant Frazier
Fear & Pessimism I am afraid. But I will continue. Raihana, 9, whose school in Afghanistan was attacked with rockets.Â
Fear & Pessimism Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. Richard M. Nixon
Fear & Pessimism 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 GeorgeÂ
Fear & Pessimism If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too. Thomas Fuller
Fear & Pessimism Fear is the highest fence. Dudley NicholsÂ
Fear & Pessimism What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do. Anon.
Fear & Pessimism Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred-this is the law Eternal. Buddha
Fear & Pessimism A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. Harry Truman
Fear & Pessimism You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Jeannette Rankin
Fear & Pessimism Fear breeds fear. Byron Janis
Fear & Pessimism I’ve developed a new philosophy…I only dread one day at a time. Charlie BrownÂ
Fear & Pessimism The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton
Fear & Pessimism A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Churchill (voted Greatest Briton of all time in BBC TV poll)
Gardening Trees often transplanted seldom prosper. Dutch Proverb
Gardening There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse
Gardening He that plants trees loves others besides himself. English Proverb
Happiness The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. Eric Hoffer
Happiness Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. Palmer SondrealÂ
Happiness I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. J.D. Salinger
Happiness 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
Happiness Just do your best today and tomorrow will come . . . tomorrow’s going to be a busy day, a happy day. Helen Boehm
Happiness He who wants a great deal must not ask for little. Italian Proverb
Happiness When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran
Happiness Nothing will content him who is not content with a little. Greek Proverb
Happiness Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Psalm 34:12-13
Happiness Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. American Proverb
Happiness Live every moment as if it were the most miraculous thing you could ever imagine, because it is. Ralph S. Marston
Happiness I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. Rita Mae Brown
Happiness Life is too short and too long to spend it doing anything that doesn’t make you happy. Jill Conner Brown
Happiness Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. John Stuart Mill
Happiness How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. Paul Sweeney
Happiness There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. Phyllis Bottome
Happiness People are just about as happy as they are willing to be. Abraham Lincoln
Happiness Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. Anon.
Happiness Purchased experiences don’t count. Douglas Coupland
Happiness Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. Bill Watterson (cartoonist, Calvin & Hobbes)
Happiness Time is but the stream I go fishing in. Anon.
Happiness Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. Soren Kierkegaard
Happiness Happiness is the feeling you’re feeling when you want to keep feeling it. Anon.
Happiness My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. Thornton Wilder
Happiness Happiness is a function of accepting what is. Werner Erhard
Happiness If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Mahatma Ghandi
Happiness Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. William Feather
Happiness The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances. Martha Washington
Happiness Happiness is not a destination. It is the attitude with which you choose to travel. Arit Desal
Happiness Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Francesca Reigler
Happiness The secret of happiness is curiosity. Norman Douglas
Happiness If you aren’t loving life, change it. Jill Conner Brown
Happiness If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it. Immanuel von Fichte
Happiness God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December. James M. Barrie
Happiness Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln
Happiness You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
Health It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Gandhi
Health A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs. Joan Welsh
Health For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday. John Herschel Glenn
Health The first wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Health What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Adam Smith
Health I’ve never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a good person who worried much about his soul. J.B.S. Haldane
Health The most beautiful words in the English language are not ‘I love you,’ but ‘It’s benign.’ Woody Allen
Laughter & Smiles A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs—jolted by every pebble in the road. Henry Ward Beecher
Laughter & Smiles Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Laughter & Smiles Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. William James
Laughter & Smiles Smile: a curve that can set many things straight. Anon.
Laughter & Smiles If you know you’re going to look back on today and laugh, you might as well start laughing now. Anon.
Laughter & Smiles The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain
Laughter & Smiles One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese Proverb
Laughter & Smiles Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. Lord Byron
Laughter & Smiles If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
Laughter & Smiles Sometimes just a smile on our face can help to make this world a better place. Robert Alan
Laughter & Smiles Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton BerleÂ
Laughter & Smiles The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain
Laughter & Smiles People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. Lee Mildon
Laughter & Smiles I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. Woody Allen
Laughter & Smiles He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. Roman Gary
Leadership He that would be a leader must be a bridge. Welsh Proverb
Leadership Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. Thomas A. EdisonÂ
Leadership Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. Charles Simic
Leadership Calculation never made a hero. Cardinal Newman
Leadership Don’t dwell on reality; it will only keep you from greatness. Rev. Randall R. McBride, Jr
Leadership We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King Jr
Leadership To the brave man every land is a native country. Greek Proverb
Leadership Power is the ability not to have to please. Elizabeth Janeway
Leadership Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything. John Kenneth Galbraith
Leadership A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not. Anon.Â
Leadership Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. Warren G. Bennis
Leadership We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction. General Douglas MacArthur
Leadership One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. Arnold Glasow
Leadership The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Kenneth BlanchardÂ
Leadership Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx
Leadership You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time. Albert Einstein
Leadership 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.Â
Love & Friendship The only way to have a friend is to be a friend. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love & Friendship Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Bible: Romans 12:9
Love & Friendship Many a friend was lost through a joke, but none was ever gained so. Czech Proverb
Love & Friendship No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying. Anon.
Love & Friendship Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:6
Love & Friendship To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. David Viscott
Love & Friendship Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot
Love & Friendship Friends are relatives you make for yourself. Eustache Deschamps, French poetÂ
Love & Friendship Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. Socrates
Love & Friendship Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command. Ralph Waldo EmersonÂ
Love & Friendship Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Love & Friendship Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you. Vipin Sharma
Love & Friendship Good friends are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing. Randolph Bourne
Love & Friendship The heart has reasons that reason does not understand. Blaise Pascal
Love & Friendship People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Anon.
Love & Friendship When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. Japanese Proverb
Love & Friendship Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity! Albert Einstein
Love & Friendship Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12
Love & Friendship A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)Â
Love & Friendship If you love life, life will love you back. Norman Vincent Peale
Love & Friendship Love is not blind – it simply enables one to see things others fail to see. Anon.
Love & Friendship A hug is a great gift. One size fits all, it can be given for any occasion and it’s easy to exchange. Anon.
Love & Friendship The sun shines upon all alike. English Proverb
Love & Friendship There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Love & Friendship Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred-this is the law Eternal. Buddha
Love & Friendship A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. Jack London
Love & Friendship Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Romans 12:16
Love & Friendship Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. Dr. Joyce Brothers
Love & Friendship And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:21
Love & Friendship But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you… Luke 6:27
Love & Friendship When one helps another, both gain in strength. Ecuadorian Proverb
Love & Friendship Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. Sicilian Proverb
Love & Friendship We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. Jonathan Swift
Love & Friendship If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Anon.
Love & Friendship Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. Joseph Addison
Love & Friendship The best time to make friends is before you need them. Ethel Barrymore
Love & Friendship When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. E. W. Howe
Love & Friendship Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind, the second is to be kind and the third is to be kind. Henry James
Love & Friendship The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them. Kin Hubbard
Love & Friendship Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it. Josh Billings
Love & Friendship Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Love & Friendship What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean Jacques Rousseau
Love & Friendship Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11
Love & Friendship Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Swedish Proverb
Love & Friendship Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln
Love & Friendship A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna RobertsÂ
Love & Friendship Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18
Love & Friendship There’s two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. Will Rogers
Love & Friendship Things are beautiful if you love them. Jean Anouilh
Love & Friendship When life is going wrong, I stop everything to love. Christian Michel (writer)Â
Love & Friendship All strangers are relations to each other. Arabian Proverb
Love & Friendship The lover of life makes the whole world his family. Charles Baudelaire
Love & Friendship People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Michael Josephson
Love & Friendship They do not love that do not show their love. Shakespeare (The Two Gentlemen from Verona)
Love & Friendship Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. Benjamin Franklin
Meaning of Life A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. Chinese ProverbÂ
Meaning of Life All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allen Poe
Meaning of Life Life is not holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well. Danish Proverb
Meaning of Life I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. E. B. White, author
Meaning of Life Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it. Irving Berlin
Meaning of Life The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates. Thomas Szasz
Meaning of Life What makes life dreary is want of motive. George Eliot
Meaning of Life Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. Joseph Addison
Meaning of Life Faith makes us sure of what we hope for, and gives us proof of what we can’t see. The Bible
Meaning of Life The proper function of man is to live – not to exist. Jack LondonÂ
Meaning of Life For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:7-8
Meaning of Life I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. Douglas Noel Adams
Meaning of Life If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou
Meaning of Life The more things change, the more they stay the same. Alfonse Karr
Meaning of Life He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
Meaning of Life Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
Meaning of Life The best things in life aren’t things. Art BuchwaldÂ
Meaning of Life Sometimes… when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing. Ally McBeal
Meaning of Life The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Robert Byrne
Meaning of Life I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it. Charles Schulz
Meaning of Life Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation. Kin Hubbard
Meaning of Life If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. Isaac Asimov
Meaning of Life You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose. Indira Ghandi
Meaning of Life The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body is different. Hippocrates
Meaning of Life It’s never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Meaning of Life Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t. Richard BachÂ
Meaning of Life Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes. Washington Irving
Meaning of Life Life is a promise; fulfill it. Mother Theresa
Meaning of Life Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. Maurice ChevalierÂ
Meaning of Life Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway. Mary C. Crowley
Meaning of Life You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. Shira Tehrani
Meaning of Life Many live in the ivory tower called reality; they never venture on the open sea of thought. Francois Gaulthier
Meaning of Life Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you. Annie Dillard
Meaning of Life Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Meaning of Life Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Laertius Diogenes
Meaning of Life In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes. Andy Warhol
Meaning of Life Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Marge Piercy
Meaning of Life Tell me what you eat: I will tell you what you are. Jean-Anthelme Brillat -Savarin
Meaning of Life You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich. Isabel Allende
Nature Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle
Nature Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein
Nature To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller
Nature In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles A. Lindbergh
Parenthood It’s all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date. George Bernard Shaw
Parenthood Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Parenthood Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert
Parenthood If you can give your son or daughter one gift, let it be enthusiam. Bruce Barton
Parenthood Children are a poor man’s riches. English Proverb
Parenthood A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be. Anon.
Parenthood Some can trace their family back 300 years, but can’t tell you where their children are tonight. Sir Lawrence BrothertonÂ
Parenthood Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. John Locke
Parenthood God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. Jewish Proverb
Parenthood Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders. Margaret Mead
Parenthood Mothers, food, love, and career, the four major guilt groups. Cathy Guisewite
Parenthood Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum
Parenthood Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. Babatunde Olatunji
Parenthood Children pick up words as pigeons peas, And utter them again as God shall please. English Proverb
Parenthood He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. Francis Bacon
Parenthood I need a butler, not a nanny. Roz Hayes
Parenthood Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee. David Frost
Parenthood If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren Â
Parenthood Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers. Socrates, (470399 B.C.)Â
Politics Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. Kin Hubbard
Politics One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato
Politics Neither the intensity of your feelings nor the certainty of your convictions is any assurance that you are right. Michael Josephson
Politics A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. Winston Churchill
Politics Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock. Will Rogers
Politics I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat. Will Rogers
Politics Your very silence shows you agree. Euripides
Politics People ask, ‘Pastor Rick, are you right-wing or left-wing?’ I’m for the whole bird. One-winged birds fly in circles. Rick Warren
Politics The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past. Milan Kundera
Religion ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE placed side by side as one in the church—God’s patchwork of love. Anon.
Religion LONG-STANDING PROBLEMS? Get down on your knees. Anon.
Religion STOP WHINING about your church. If it were perfect, you couldn’t belong. Anon.
Religion PUSH: Pray until something happens. Anon.
Religion ADVICE IS FREE. Only the wise profit from it. Anon.
Religion EXERCISE DAILY—walk with God. Anon.
Religion THERE’S no shortcut to anywhere worth going. Anon.
Religion PEOPLE who look down on others live on a bluff. Anon.
Religion HAVING TRUTH DECAY? Brush up on your Bible. Anon.
Religion THE MORE we thank God for what we have, the more we have to thank God for. Anon.
Religion WE’RE too blessed to be depressed. Anon.
Religion WHY DIDN’T NOAH swat those two mosquitoes? Anon.
Religion A FRIEND WALKS in when the rest of the world walks out. Anon.
Religion SIGN BROKEN; come inside for message. Anon.
Religion CHILDREN learn more from models than from critics. Anon.
Religion OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. Anon.
Religion GOD MENDS torn hearts. Anon.
Religion THE DEVIL wants your soul to ruin; we want your soul to mend. Anon.
Religion IF YOU’RE HEADED in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns. Anon.
Religion TITHE if you love Jesus! Anyone can honk! Anon.
Religion DON’T GIVE UP. Moses was once a basket case. Anon.
Religion GOD GIVES the shoulder according to the burden. Anon.
Religion EXPERIENCE is a hard teacher. It gives the test before the lesson. Anon.
Religion IF YOU WANT the rainbow, you’ve gotta put up with the rain. Anon.
Religion THERE ARE no amendments to the 10 commandments. Anon.
Religion MADNESS in the name of God is still madness. Anon.
Religion MUD THROWN is ground lost. Anon.
Religion FORBIDDEN fruits make many jams. Anon.
Religion TALK only if you can improve the silence. Anon.
Religion GOD GRADES on the Cross, not the curve. Anon.
Religion PUT DOWN THE NEWSPAPER—Good News delivered here. Anon.
Sports You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato
Sports It doesn’t help to know who’s on first when you’re looking at a soccer field. Roz Hayes
Sports If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul. Logan P. Smith
Sports Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
Sports You go back to the gym and you just do it again and again until you get it right. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sports When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Anon.
Sports Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen
Sports When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner. Halle Berry
Sports You can’t think and hit at the same time. Yogi Berra
War If you can read this, thank a teacher . . . and since it`s in English, thank a soldier. Bumper Sticker
War When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. Elayne Boosler
War Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:14
War An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. Plato
War An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi
War Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right Sir Laurens van der Post
War There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo
War War does not determine who is right – only who is left. Bertrand Russell
War War is the unfolding of miscalculations. Barbara Tuchman
War Once on a tiger’s back, it is hard to alight. Chinese Proverb
War A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. Grace Murray Hopper
War But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you… Luke 6:27
War You can’t say civilization isn’t advancing; in every war they kill you in a new way. Will Rogers
War Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence. Louis D. Brandeis
Wealth A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye. Samuel GraftonÂ
Wealth What I kept, I lost. What I spent, I had. What I gave, I have. Persian Proverb
Wealth No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
Wealth A penny saved is a penny gained. Scottish Proverb
Work Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. Sir James Barrie
Work Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. Jonathan Kozol
Work Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women. Lord Kelvin (William Thomson), British physicistÂ
Work It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Work If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison
Work If you would not volunteer to do the job you have, you are probably doing the wrong job. Brian Koslow
Work Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have Norman Vincent Peale
Work The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing. Nancy Astor
Work We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. Stevie Wonder
Work One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. Thomas Fuller
Work I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson
Work Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Henry Ford
Work If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted. Martin Luther King Jr
Work If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. Mario Andretti
Work If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? Joe Namath
Work Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn’t look up. Well, maybe once. Isaac Asimov
Work We have so much time and so little to do! Willy Wonka
Work The trouble with doing something right the first time is that no one appreciates how difficult it was. Walt West
Work Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push. Joann Thomas
Work Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. Sam Ewing
Work I never learned from a man who agreed with me. Robert Heinlein
Work The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. Fred Dehner
Work If . . . you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. Catherine Aird
Work The important thing is somehow to begin. Henry Moore
Work Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
Work Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best. Spanish Proverb
Work Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. Clarence Day
Work The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Vince Lombardi
Work Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything. John Kenneth Galbraith
Work Work is the best method devised for killing time. William Feather
Work To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. Chinese Proverb
Work Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot
Work Fatigue is the best pillow. Benjamin Franklin
Work Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein
Work Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today. English Proverb
Work Better reap two days too soon than one day too late English Proverb
Work Torture numbers, and they’ll confess to anything. Gregg Easterbrook
Work Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible. George Claude Lorimer
Work Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. Anon.
Work It is better to wear out than to rust out. Bishop Cumberland
Work Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. Michael Caine
Work So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health. A.J. Reb Materi
Work Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come. Perry Paxton
Work Never cut what can be untied. Portuguese Proverb
Work People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him. Robert F. Kennedy
Work Although it may rain, cast not away the watering pot. Malayan Proverb
Work Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison
Work To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison
Work Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
Work Find a need and fill it. Ruth S. PealeÂ
Work Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. Mark Twain
Work Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Satchel PaigeÂ
Work What may be done at any time will be done at no time. Scottish proverbÂ
Work He who begins many things finishes but few. Italian Proverb
Work The work will teach you how to do it. Estonian Proverb
Work Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. Edward H. Harriman
Work There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. Indira Gandhi
Work It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. George Burns
Work As is our confidence, so is our capacity. William Hazlitt
Work The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. Harold Taylor
Work The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. John F. Kennedy
Work Never confuse movement with action. Ernest Hemingway
Work Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them. Elbert Hubbard
Work I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)
Work It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry Truman
Work You’ll never achieve your dreams if they don’t become goals. Anon.
Work Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. Jean Paul Sartre
Work Learn, earn, return – these are the 3 phases of life. Jack Balousek
Work The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny … Isaac Asimov
Work One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before. Kin Hubbard
Work What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake
Work The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you. Kin Hubbard
Work If a man does his best, what else is there? General George S. PattonÂ
Work We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes. Anne C. Weisberg
Work 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. EisenhowerÂ
Work 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
Work The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Gandhi
Work The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. Elbert HubbardÂ
Work I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. Gen. George S. Patton
Work You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. Oprah Winfrey
Work To get the best out of a man go to what is best in him. Daniel Considine
Work I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller
Work There aren’t any rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something. Thomas A. Edison
Work Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ConfuciusÂ
Work Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. Theodore N. Vail
Work If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. Thomas Watson, Sr.
Work How beautiful it is to do nothing and rest afterwards. Spanish Proverb
Work If trying harder doesn’t work, try softer. Lily Tomlin
Work When you can’t solve the problem, manage it. Dr. Robert H. Schuller
Work There can be no joy of life without joy of work. Thomas Aquinas
Work The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. Benjamin Mays
Work The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. Michelangelo Buonarroti
Work Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working. Albert Giacometti (sculptor)
Work The man who most vividly realizes a difficulty is the man most likely to overcome it. Joseph Farrell
Work If the dogs are barking at your heels, you know you’re leading the pack. Anon.
Work My motto was to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging. Hank Aaron
Work The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse [to the trap] gets the cheese. Anon.
Work If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires. Abigail Van Buren
Work Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. African Proverb
Work Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. Henry David Thoreau
Work Do what you can with what you have where you are. Theodore Roosevelt
Work It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein
Work The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay
Work Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Work A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)
Work Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. Abraham Lincoln
Work 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
Work To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? Katharine Graham
Work If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. Anon.Â
Work Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin
Work What you do today can change the course of your life far into the future. Today is critical. Today really counts. Ralph S. Marston
Work Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen
Work We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. John W. Gardner
Work I praise loudly; I blame softly. Catherine the Second
Work When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. George Bernard Shaw
Work Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. Anon. (often attributed to Robert Evans)Â
Work No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. Turkish Proverb
Work Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance. Lakota Proverb
Work The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot
Work We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
Work In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don`t have the first, the other two will kill you. Warren Buffet
Work Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. Thomas A. Edison
Work You will never find time for anything. You must make it. Charles Buxton
Work The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. Linus Pauling
Work When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion. Ethiopian Proverb

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