-A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
-May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
-The tragedy of modern … Read the rest
-Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Coco Chanel… Read the rest
-I don’t hire people who have to be told to be nice. I hire nice people.
Leona Helmsly… Read the rest
-Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, … Read the rest
-But if something is not done, and done soon, we shall be the murderers of our own children.
-The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
-I … Read the rest
As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.
John L. Mason… Read the rest
-Tradition is what you resort to when you don’t have the time or the money to do it right.
Kurt Herbert Alder… Read the rest
I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
Herbert Bayard Swope… Read the rest
-You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”
-You can only be young once. But you can always be … Read the rest
-Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
-Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.… Read the rest
-Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and deeper it sinks into the mind
Samuel Taylor … Read the rest
-Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
-A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive, especially to a psychologist.
-A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get … Read the rest
If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result.
John Abrams… Read the rest
-The key to non-anxious sermon-writing is that it’s not about me. It’s about the congregation. I honor the fact that the listeners bring more to the sermon than I do. I remind myself of the hundreds of times someone says, … Read the rest
Spiritual awakenings are usually preceded by rude awakenings.… Read the rest
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman… Read the rest
-I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one … Read the rest
If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.
Charles Kingsley… Read the rest
-We follow the mystics. They know where they are going. They, too, go astray, but when they go astray they do so in a way that is mystical, dark, and mysterious.
Ryszard Kapuscinski… Read the rest
-We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone … Read the rest
-What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
-It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
-Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch… Read the rest
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Dave Meurer… Read the rest
-Nihilism is best done by professionals.
Iggy Pop… Read the rest
-The reward of all action is to be found in enlightenment.
-Seek refuge in the attitude of detachment and you will amass the wealth of spiritual awareness. Those who are motivated by the desire for the fruits of their actions … Read the rest
There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.
Mary Wortley (Lady) Montagu… Read the rest
-When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.
Alice Hoffman… Read the rest
-If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that is a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life.
Chris Evert… Read the rest
-The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s time.
-Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks … Read the rest
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman… Read the rest
No tests or other instruments have been devised yet that so effectively measure what you want as just asking you or having you ask yourself.
Richard Bolles… Read the rest
Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.
Marcel Archard… Read the rest
After three days, fish and guests stink.
John Lyly… Read the rest
-Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
-I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles… Read the rest
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks… Read the rest
-God changes not what is within people until people change what is in themselves.
-When you die, God will call upon you to account for all the permitted pleasures you did not enjoy while on earth.
the Qu’ran… Read the rest
-Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
-Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Demosthenes… Read the rest
-This is a world of action, and not for moping and groaning in.
-No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
-“At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up … Read the rest
-True humor is fun – it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together.
-Unless I … Read the rest
-Search then the ruling Passion:…
This clue once found, unravels all the rest….
-Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be
Alexander Pope… Read the rest
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins… Read the rest
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Luke 17:33 … Read the rest
-I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud… Read the rest
-Don’t worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
Laura Schlessinger… Read the rest
-The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warner… Read the rest
-The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.
-Playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We … Read the rest
-The customer doesn’t expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.
Sir Colin Marshall… Read the rest
-If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
Anita Roddick… Read the rest
-The secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth… Read the rest
When you see the value of continued growth, the circumstances around you become stepping stones.
Clyde M. Narrimore… Read the rest
-Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are … Read the rest
If you think nobody cares if you are alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Earl Wilson… Read the rest
They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
James G. Watt… Read the rest
-Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
-Don’t rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.… Read the rest
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green… Read the rest
-Art has never been made while thinking of art.
Niko Stumpo… Read the rest
-We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
-You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
-I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always … Read the rest
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn’t.
L.L. Henderson… Read the rest
Not to study the Buddha way is to fall into the realm of shameless and erroneous ways. All preceding and succeeding Buddhas always practice the Buddha way.
-A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even … Read the rest
-It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.
-If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse … Read the rest
-A doctor saves lives — It’s up to people to create lives that are worth saving.
Philip Gold… Read the rest
There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity, and courage.
Fuchan Yuan… Read the rest
When you expect good, it’s available constantly, and it makes itself a reality in your life.
Alfre Woodard… Read the rest
If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
Sam Levenson… Read the rest
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Jerry Seinfeld… Read the rest
Actors don’t retire. Only people who don’t like their jobs retire.
Bea Arthur… Read the rest
-Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, “What … Read the rest
-If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
John R. Miller… Read the rest
-Perfect behaviour is born of complete indifference.
-The only joy in the world is to begin.
Cesare Pavese … Read the rest
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
George F. Will… Read the rest
Courage is being scared to death – but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne … Read the rest
The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need for that work. With this life is heaven, or as near heaven as you can get. Without this–with work which you despise, … Read the rest
-There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly
-Their silence is sufficient praise.
Terence… Read the rest
-There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.
Sylvia Plath… Read the rest
You can create a good impression on yourself by being right . . . but for creating a good impression on others there is nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong.”
Michael Frayn … Read the rest
-Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging it in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment.
-Give up remembrance–What end is there to pure wind circling the earth?
-The universe contracts, the … Read the rest
-You risked your life, but what else have you ever risked? Have you ever risked disapproval? Have you ever risked economic security? Have you ever risked a belief? I see nothing particularly courageous in risking one’s life. So you lose … Read the rest
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning Father of Quantum … Read the rest
-The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles Du Bos… Read the rest
-Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
-It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in … Read the rest
-I’ve never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for — whether it’s … Read the rest
The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains.
Li Po… Read the rest
-Love makes one fit for any work.
-Storms make oaks take deeper root.
-Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
-Woe be to him that … Read the rest
I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
Augusten Burroughs… Read the rest
-Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
-[The artist] speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our … Read the rest
-Researchers say women’s friendships are face to face: They talk, cry together, share secrets. Men’s friendships are side by side: We play golf. We go to football games.
Jeffrey Zaslow… Read the rest
Look at what your idea of success would be. The more that you take in external motivators, the more it reduces your ultimate satisfaction because it doesn’t come from inside.
Chris Messina… Read the rest
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones… Read the rest
Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.
Stanislaw Lem… Read the rest
-Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.
-The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
-An expert is a person … Read the rest
-Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.
Bill Nye… Read the rest
-I love life…Yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time, I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like…It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel … Read the rest
-Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
-May you … Read the rest
-The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
Garth Brooks… Read the rest
-When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats.
Claude Swanson… Read the rest
Politics, as it turned out, lent itself admirably to storytelling. Where else can you find such a mix of greed, power, lust, conspiracy, sacrifice and secrecy?
Val Sears… Read the rest
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled … Read the rest
-Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.
Berthold Auerbach… Read the rest
-I would earnestly warn you against trying to find out the reason for and explanation of everything. … To try and find out the reason for everything is very dangerous and leads to nothing but disappointment and dissatisfaction, unsettling your … Read the rest
-Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
-If you scatter thorns, don’t go barefoot.
-It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
-The best armor is to keep out of … Read the rest