If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.

A smile is the same in all languages.

After all is said and done, there is nothing left to say or do.

Too often people spend money they don't have to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't like.

People know a lot more when you try to tell them something than when you ask them something.

Lead, follow or get out of the way.

If you loan a friend $10 and never see him again, it is worth it.

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.

When you help someone up the maountain, you get closer to the top yourself.

Remember no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one's bottom.

People are divided into two groups - the righteous and the unrighteous - and the righteous usually do the dividing.

The misinformed always know to much.

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

If people listened to themselves more often, they would probably talk less.

Blessed are those who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.

No generalization is wholly entirely true, including this one.

Education never hurt anyone who is willing to learn something afterwards.

Everyone is ignorant, only one different subjects. (Will Rogers)

No one gives advice with more enthusiasm than an ignorant person.

Never neglect the opportunity to make another person happy, even if you have to let them alone to do it. (Will Rogers)

When something defies description, let it.

The opposite of love is not hate - it is apathy.

You can't expect a person to see eye-to-eye with you when you're looking down on him.

No two identical parts are the same.

Everything is funny as long as it happens to someone else. (Will Rogers)

Life may be short, but it gives most people time to outlive their good intentions.

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new. (Cato)

Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong about the facts.

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation. (Oscar Wilde)

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. (Santayana)

The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.

After all is said and done, sit down. (Bill Copeland)

Boldness in sports is the first, second and third thing.

You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow.

These things are good in little measure and evil in large: yeast, salt and hesitation.

We should be as careful with our words are of our actions. (Cicero)

The seeds of today are the flowers of tomorrow.

I've never met a person that I couldn't learn something from.

A measure of a man's mentality is the importance of things he will argue about.

Quiet people are not the only ones who don't say much.

Infidelity does not consists in believing or in disbelieving: it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe. (Thomas Paine)

He that believes all, misseth; he that believes nothing, hits not.

We often forgive those that bore us but we cannot forgive those whom we bore. (La Rochefoucauld)

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok)

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

The less things change, the more they stay the same.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. (Mark Twain)

The truth is the safest lie.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. (George Bernard Shaw)

He does what he thinks is right and does it with all his might.

There is nothing in the universe that I fear but that I shall not know all my duty, or fail to do it.

'Tis not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies. (Thomas Paine)

Never take counsel of your fears. (Stonewall Jackson)

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems. (Nelson A. Rockefeller)

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. (Thomas Jefferson)

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's less competition. (Dwight Morrow)

Nobody ever listened himself out of a job. (Calvin Coolidge)

It pays to be honest although you may be a long time in collecting.

If a man wants to borrow trouble he never needs collateral.

The trouble with opportunity is that it usually comes disguised as hard work.

An ignorant person is one who doesn't know anything about what you know, and knows things you don't know anything about.

The greatest undeveloped resource of any nation are its people.

Hungar is an instinct placed in man to make certain that he will work.

A conviction is that commendable quality in ourselves that we call bullheadedness in others.

When God made mad he didn't arrange the joints of his bones so he could pat himself on the back.

America may spend more money on chewing gum than on books, but judging from some best-sellers that doesn't necessarily mean we have bad judgment.

One may think what he dare not speak.

Blessed is he who has found his work, let him ask no other blessedness. (Carlyle)

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. (Ben Franklin)

Many persons might have attained wisdom had they not assumed that they already possessed it. (Seneca)

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done (C.E. Stowe)

The highest reach of human science is the recognition of human ignorance. (Sir W. Hamilton)

Speech is the faculty given to man to conceal his thoughts. (Talleyrand)

Never rise to speak until you have something to say; and whn you have said it, cease. (Witherspoon)

Speech both reveals and conceals the thoughts of man.

As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so it is of small wits to talk much and say nothing.

An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have least wit are the greatest babblers. (Plato)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; it is better to be alone than in bad company. (George Washington)

Some people stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.

Sometimes one pays most for those things one gets for nothing. (Albert Eistein)

Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein)

An eye for an eye makes everyone blind. (Gandhi)

When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.

It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong. (Longfellow)

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.

Only the mediocre person is always at his best.

There is not right way to do a wrong thing.

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear injustice without wanting to get even.

Nineteen out of twenty-one civilizations have died from within and not by conquest from without.

A bore is someone who keeps you from being alone, when you wish you were.

Necessity never made a good bargain. (Ben Franklin)

We are never so generous as when giving advice.

Getting even throws everything out of balance.

Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out.

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.

The only way to judge the future is by the past, but if some people are judged that way, they won't have any future.

Strangers are friends you haven't met yet.

Man is never so hard of hearing as when his opinions are being challenged.

The only thing we have to fear is the lack of fear itself.

You never have a second chance to make a good first impression.

If you want an enemy, just convince a fool that he is wrong.

Courtesy cost nothing, yet it buys things that are priceless.

If you are a good listener, you not only will be popular, you might learn something.

A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

You can catch a terrible chill waiting for someone else to cover you with glory.

A chain of thought is no stronger than its weakest think.

Many a person got a bad liver from being a bad liver.

Be a liver of life, not a gall-bladder.

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument. (Will Rogers)

It isn't what he doesn't know that scares me, it is what he knows for sure - that isn't so.

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. (Will Rogers)

Nothing is easier than fault finding. No talent, no brains, no character is required to set up in the grumbling business.

Ignorance does not need an introduction, it always makes itself known.

A conceited person is like a rooster who thinks the sun has risen to hear him crow.

Those who think it is permissible to tell a white lie will soon go color blind.

A gossip is one who can give you all of the details without knowing any of the facts.

A half truth and a whole lie are congenial companions.

The hardest secret for a man to keep is his opinion of himself.

Our words erect fences and walls that divide, or they build beautiful bridges that bless.

A rumor is like a check - never endorse it until you're sure it is genuine.

Some people never let ideas interrupt the flow of their conversation.

Never leave your tongue in gear while your brain is iddling.

Some people are like ships; they toot loudest when they are in a fog.

Nothing is opened more times by mistake than the mouth.

Praise makes a good man better and a bad man worse.

Some people speak from experience; others, from experience don't speak.

Some people use language to express their thoughts, some to conceal thought, and some instead of thought.

A lot of trouble in this world is caused by combining a narrow mind with a wide mouth.

One good thing about silence is that it can be repeated.

People will believe anything if you whisper it.

When a man won't listen to his conscence, it is usually because he doesn't want advice from a stranger.

The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will never be heard.

The way to overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

Some folks go around the world and never see a thing. Others go just down the road and see the entire world.

The trouble with most self-made men is that they quit too early.

The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be. (Socrates)

The narrowest hinge in the hand puts to scorn all machinery. (Wlat Whitman)

Fools rush where eagles fear to tread. (Alexander Pope)

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it seems longer than any hour. That is relativity. (Albert Einstein)

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

When you give honest advice, have one foot out the door. (Arnold H. Glascow)

When you flee temptation, be sure you don't leave a forwarding address.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy in life is whan a man is afraid of the light. (Plato)

Those who make the worst use of their time most complain of its shortness.

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any scholar, but the monkey is serious because he itches. (Robert M. Hutchins)

Trust only those who stand to lose as much as you when things go wrong.

Smart is believing only half of what you hear. Intelligent is knowing which half.

Absolute silence - that's one thing people can quote accurately.

No one agrees with the opinions of others. He merely agrees with his own opinions expressed by someone else.

Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.

It is better to suffer for speaking the truth than that the truth should suffer for want of speaking it.

Be what you say and say what you are.

They think too little who talk too much.

Silence is one of the great parts of conversation.

How many friends would remain if all persons knew what each said of the other?

Think all you speak, but speak not all you think.

Fine eloquence consists of saying all that should be, not all that could be said.

We may learn silnce from the talkative; toleration from the ignorant, and kindness from the unkind.

Better so speak wisdom folloishly, than to speak folly wisely.

Give many men you ear but few your voice.

It may be difficult to say the right thing at the right time, but it is for more difficult to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting time.

The unfortunate thing about this world is good habits are so much easier to get out of than bad ones.

Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.

Sometimes with secret pride I sigh
To think how tolerant I;
The wonder which is really mine:
Tolerance of a rubber spine.

When a man forgets himself, he usually does something everybody else remembers.

Honesty is the best pol;icy, although sometimes keeping your mouth shut is even better.

You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you.

In spite of the cost of living, it is still popular.

The less you talk, the more you are listened to.

Manners are like the zero in arithmetic, they may not be much in themselves, but they are capable of adding a great deal to the value of everything else.

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

A stout heart breaks bad luck.

Pain nouishes courage. You cannot be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.

The man of the hour spent many days and nights getting there.

The task before you is never as great as the power behind you.

There is always something to be thankful for. If you can't pay your bills, you can be thankful you are not one of your creditors.

Bad conscience is a conscience doing its duty.

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.

One of the tragedies of life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a brutal gang of facts.

Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.

God will mend a broken heart if you give Him all the pieces.

This time is a very good one if we but know what to do with it. (R.W. Emerson)

If you listen to too much advice, you wind up making other people's mistakes.

No one is more infuriating, frustrating and embarrassing than an ally who happens to be on your side for the wrong reasons.

I feel like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town. To the man who asked him how he liked it, he said, "If is wasn't for the honor of the thing, I'd rather walk." (Abraham Lincoln)

Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives. (Aristophanes)

The man who waits for things to turn up finds his toes do it first.

The school is not the end but the beginning of education. (Calvin Coolidge)

You can lead a boy to college, but you can't make him think. (Elbert Hubbard)

Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself.

A lier will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. (Aesop)

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. (Disraeli)

I reckon there's more things told than are true. And more things true than are told. (Kipling)

It is often the case that the man who can't tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one. (Mark Twain)

Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for. (David S. Jordan)

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. (Mark Twain)

If we want light, we must conquer darkness. (J.T. Fields)

We should pray with as much earnestness as those who expect everything from God; we should act with as much energy as those who expect everything from themselves. (Colton)

A man's action is only a picture book of his creed. (R.W. Emerson)

An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment. (Elbert Hubbard)

He who fears death has already lost the life he covets. (Cato the Censor)

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. (A. Sachs)

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. (Mark Twain)

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. (Mark Twain)

When some men discharge an obligation you can hear the report for miles around. (Mark Twain)

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. (Abraham Lincoln)

Cunning is a short blanket - if you pull it over your face, you expose your feet.

It does not take much strength do do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do. (Elbert Hubbard)

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. (Elbert Hubbard)

Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. (Cervantes)

The cat in gloves catches no mice. (Ben Franklin)

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. (R.W. Emerson)

Even when the bird walks we see that he has wings. (Lemoine)

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)

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. (Macaulay)

It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are. (Publilius Syrus)

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. (Mark Twain)

It is great cleverness to know how to conceal one's cleverness.

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. (Thoreau)

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. (Alphonse Karr)

And so we plough along, as the fly said to the ox. (Longfellow)

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. (Aesop)

Tact consists in knowing how far to go too far. (Jean Cocteau)

He who rides a tiger cannot dismount. (Chinese Proverb)

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. (Oliver Harford)

The strength of criticism lies only in the weakness of the thing criticized. (Longfellow)

He knows not when to be silent who knows not when to speak. (Publilius Syrus)

Those who live in stone houses should not throw glass.

First the man takes a drink; then the drink takes a drink; then the drink takes a man. (Japanese Proverb)

If you have no enemies, you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends. (Elbert Hubbard)

People seldom improve when they have no model but themselves to copy after. (Goldsmith)

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. (Mark Twain)

Facts that are not frankly faced have a habit of stabbing us in the back. (Harold Bowden)

There is only one real failure possible; and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.

If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest. (Douglas Jerrold)

All is not butter that comes from a cow.

If you have ever walked through a cow pasture you know of at least one thing that attracts more flies than honey.

A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.

The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it and when he can. (Mark Twain)

Genius, that power which dazzles moral eyes,
If oft perserverance in disguise. (Henry W. Austin)

It is better to deserve without receiving, that to recieve without deserving. (Robert Ingersoll)

Half the world knows how the other half ought to live.

Nobody ever bet enough on the winning horse.

The actions of man are the best interpreters of their thoughts. (Locke)

Execute every act in life as though it were thy last. (Marcus Aurelius)

Actions speak louder than words - but not so often.

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him. (Boileau)

Advice is seldom welcome, and those who want it the most always like it the least. (Chesterfield)

No one can give you wiser advice than yourself. (Cicero)

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

He who takes advice is wiser than he who gives it.

We don't count a man's years until he has nothing else to count. (R.W. Emerson)

A man who boasts only of his ancestors confesses that he belongs to a family that is better dead than alive.

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful. (Ninon de l`Encles)

A belief is not true because it is useful. (Amiel)

Man freely believe that which they desire. (Julius Caesar)

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest. (Havelock Ellis)

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know. (Montaigne)

Nothing so needs reforming than other people's habits. (Mark Twain)

Many people enjoy nothing of their happiness, but the fear of losing it. (Rivarol)

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it. (Don Marquis)

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldon measured on the same scale. (Aesop)

Lots a people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first. (Job E. Hedges)

Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. (Tryon Edwards)

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing; others judge us by what we have done. (Longfellow)

Kindness - a language which the dumb can speak and the deaf can understand. (C.N. Bovee)

I honestly believe it iz better tew know nothing than tew know what ain't so. (Josh Billings)

Nothing exist because it is known, but things are known because they exist. (L.T. Hobhouse)

First-hand knowledge does not become second-hand when used.

Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.

Better do it than wish it done.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. (Don Marquis)

What matters it to a blind man that his father could see?

I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say. (Calvin Coolidge)

The true art of memory is the art of attention.

You can never overpay a good worker. You can only overpay a bad one.

You only live once, if you do it right, once is enough.

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Too much agreement kills a chat.

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove thm without removing some of our skin.

Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

The only certainity is that nothing is certain.

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. (Mark Twain)

The graveyards are full of indispensable men. (Charles de Gaulle)

Two things indicate weakness - to be silent when it is proper to speak, and to speak when it is proper to be silent.

Were we to take as much pains to be what we ought, as we do to disguise what we are, we might appear like ourselves without being at the trouble of any disguise at all.

The truely free man is one who will turn down an invitation to a dinner without giving an excuse. (Renard)

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of a readiness to die. (G.K. Chesterton)

Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them. (Jean Kerr)

If we want to go somewhere intensely enough, we call the bad weather "bracing."

Life is tons of discipline. (Robert Frost)

The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to. (B.C. Forbes)

He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help. (Abraham Lincoln)

You can take the day off, but you can't put it back.

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. (Calvin Coolidge)

There is no security on this earth. There is only opportunity. (Gen. Douglas MacArthur)

Indecision is fatal. I'd rather make a wrong decision, many of them, than build up a habit of indecision. Men have built successful careers in spite of many wrong decisions. If you are wallowing in indecision you certainly can't act - and action is the bases of success.

How can any man regret whatever happens? How are you going to be sure that the very thing you regret most isn't the best thing that could have happened to you in the long run? And since you don't know and can't ever know whether any one experience was a knock or a boost, but it is all sure interesting.

We are always the same age inside.

Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway. (John Wayne)

The best thing you can give children, next to good habits, is good memories.

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three - all they have had, all they have now and all they expect to have. (Edward Everett Hale)

A friend is omeone you can do nothing with, and enjoy it.

When all think alike, no one thinks very much.

Most people say that as you get old, you have to give up things. I think you get old because you give up things. (Theodore Francis Green)

You've got to stand for somethin` or you're gonna fall for anything.

Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits. (Blaise Pascal)


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