Make the least of the worst and the most of the best. (Arnold H. Glasow)

Adversity breaks some men. Some men break records.

You are what you believe yourself to be.

Character is not a sometimes thing.

The collapse of character often begins on compromise corner.

Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.

There's a wrong way to do a right thing, but no right way to do a wrong thing.

If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed.

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.

Borrow trouble for yourself if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Perseverance: the eternal Try-Angle.

Conscience: God's litle acher.

Don't spend your precious time asking, "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is, "How can I make it better?" To that question, there is an answer.

When you need salt, sugar won't do.

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. (General George S. Patton)

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.

If opportunity came disguised as temptation, one knock would be enough.

Good enough is not good enough.

An ego is the only thing that can keep growing without nourishment.

Someone has to be the winning coach. It might as well be me. (Bear Bryant)

There is only two places in any league - first place and no place.

Today is the tomorrow we worried about yeserday.

For every person afraid of the dark, there are ten afraid of the light.

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

No one can really pull you up very high - you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet you can climb mountains.

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.

The time is always right to do what is right. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. (Helen Keller)

The ultimate result of shielding men from folly is to fill the world with fools.

Oh, that one could learn to learn in time.

Most of us would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.

We cherish our friends not for thier ability to amuse us, but for our ability to amuse them.

Might does not make right; it only makes history.

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only a little. Do what you can.

The hardest work is being idle.

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. (Mark Twain)

It is possible to own too much. A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never sure.

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.

There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain then to an inquisitive child.

As long as I have want, I have reason for living. Satisfaction is death. (George Bernard Shaw)

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance; the wise person grows it under his feet.

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them couldn't stand being laughed at.

What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.

Sometimes a majority simply means all the fools are on the same side.

Nothing is as hard to do gracefully as getting down off your high horse.

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.

A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.

If you don't say it - they can't repeat it.

To succeed in life you need not only initiative but also finishiative.

What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Everyone has talent; what is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense. (R.W. Emerson)

An oppotunist is a person who, given one and two, sees a way to make twelve or even twenty-one.

Never insult an alligator until you have crossed the river.

Success is knowing the difference between cornering people and getting them in your corner.

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

That person proves his worth who can make us want to listen when he is with us and think when he is gone.

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

Don't add to the truth, if you do, you will subtract from it.

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. (Plato)

When you ask from a stranger that which is of interest only to yourself, always enclose a stamp. (Abraham Lincoln)

Almost all of our faults are more pardonable than the methods we think up to hide them.

Discipline is like broccoli. We may not care for it ourselves, but feel sure it would be good for everybody else.

A idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. (Babe Ruth)

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.

In you life you will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

The mask, given time, comes to be the face itself.

Our strength as humans is that we can laugh at ourselves for being ridiculous. Our weakness is that we have to do it so often.

The wise man smiles with approval as he watches other people committing the sins and follies he himself had to commit in order to become wise.

What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.

People judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold, but so does a hard-boiled egg.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.

Do you realize that before television nobody knew what a head-ache looked like?

Remarks that are uncalled for are often delivered.

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escapte the gallows.

What one single ability do we all have? The ability to change.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone.

Nothing prevents us from being natural so much as the desire to appear so.

The best eraser in the world is a good night's sleep.

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

Take a chance. All of life is a chance. The man who goes further is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Beauty seen is never lost.

An ounce of don't-say-it is worth a pound of didn't-mean-it.

Education is about the only thing lying around loose in the world, and it's about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he's willing to haul away.

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. True nobility is being superior to your former self.

Courage: The power to let go of the familiar.

To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges; to the pessimist all doors have locks and latches.

Anyone can be angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy. (Aristotle)

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed. (Goethe)

He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.(Harper Lee)

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. (Henry A. Kissinger)

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you have not planted. (David Bly)

Change your thoughts and you change the world. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. (Robert Brault)

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. (Henry Chester)

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. (William Ellery Channing)

We cannot be seperated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end. (Woodrow Wilson)

To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first. (Shakespeare)

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage. (Jawaharlal Nehru)

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. (James A. Garfield)

Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do. (Edgar F. Roberts)

It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others. (Publilius Syrus)

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. (Samuel Johnson)

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. (Albert Einstein)

He who stops being better stops being good. (Oliver Cromwell)

People carried away with their own importance seldom have far to walk back.

The hardest thing in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

A successful coach is one who can attain the most from an average player because most players are average.

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.

Fear is an asset to a fighter. It makes him quicker, more alert. Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear. Heroes just react differently.

It is hard for a fellow to stumble onto something good while sitting down.

Using cheap material to save money is like stopping the clock to save time.

Goodwill is earned by many acts; but can be lost by one.

It is worse still be to ignorant of your ignorance.

On the day of victory no one is tired.

To a person who consents no injustice is done.

It is better never to begin a good work, than having begun it, to stop. (Bede)

To conquer without risks is to triumph without glory. (Pierre Carneille)

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize. (Blaise Pascal)

If wishes were horses, beggers might ride. (John Ray)

You have to study a great deal to know a little. (Charles de Secondat)

Common sense is not so common. (Voltaire)

There is no little enemy. (Ben Franklin)

Lost time is never found again. (Ben Franklin)

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang seperately. (Ben Franklin)

Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying. (Christian Turchtegott Gelbert)

Habits form a second nature.

I know nothing except for the fact of my ignorance. (Socrates)

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight. (Hippocrates)

Criticism comes easier than craftmanship. (Zeuxis)

Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm. (R.W. Emerson)

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. (Henrick Ibsen)

Don't take the wrong side in an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.

That which seems the height of obsurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments the better. (R.W. Emerson)

There are no illegitimate children - only illegitimate parents.

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

All cruelty springs from weakness. (Seneca)

Never was anthing great achieved without danger. (Niccolo Macheavelli)

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called on idea at all. (Oscar Wilde)

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

Doubt begins only at the last frontier of what is possible. (Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt)

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of dong it.

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. (Francis Bacon)

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. (Theophratus)

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one. (Marcus Cato)

Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking. (Terence)

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. (Terence)

Nothing can be created from nothing. (Lucretius)

To do two things at once is to do neither. (Publilius Syrus)

You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot. (Publilius Syrus)

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. (Publilius Syrus)

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. (Quintilian)

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. (Epictatus)

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest. (Mark Twain)

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. (Mark Twain)

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. (Confucius)

Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent. (Bertrand Russell)

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable and those that move.

It is the weak man that urges compromise - never the strong man. (Elbert Hubbard)

They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. (C.F. Kettering)

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. (James Russell Lowell)

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. (Thomas Huxley)

To understand is hard. Once one understands, action is easy. (Sun Yat-Sen)

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

I myself must mix with action lest I wither by despair. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and I did. I said I didn't know. (Mark Twain)

The test of fairness is how fair you are to those who are not. (Malcolm S. Forbes)

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. (Arthur C. Clarke)

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the tings we do. (Freya Stark)

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. (Elbert Hubbard)

My principle is to do whatever is right, and leave consequences to him who has the disposal of them. (Thomas Jefferson)

Shallow men believe in luck - strong men believe in cause and affect. (R.W. Emerson)

You can buy flattery, but envy must be earned.

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. (Goethe)

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. (Daniel J. Boorstein)

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into pracatice with courageous impatience. (Admiral Hyman G. Rickover)

Man never made ony material as resilient as the human spirit. (Bun Williams)

Your expression is the most important thing you can wear.

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.

No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others. (Goethe)

I love those who yearn for the impossible. (Goethe)


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