Be sincere, be brief and be seated. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Not a hundredth part of the thoughts in my head have ever been or ever will be spoken or written - as long as I keep my senses, at least. (J.W. Carlyle)

Growth is the only evidence of life. (N.H. Newman)

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you have lost something else. (R.W. Emerson)

Hitch your wagon to a star. (R.W. Emerson)

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. (Disraeli)

The secret of success is consistancy of purpose. (Disraeli)

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. (Goethe)

To be nobody-but-myself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. (e.e. cummings)

Fate does not jest and events are not a matter of chance - there is no existence out of nothing. (Garnal Abdel Nasser)

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. (Fyodor Dostoyeviski)

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. (James R. Lowell)

To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance. (Herman Melville)

We are not interested in the possibility of defeat. (Victoria)

Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. (Owen Meredith)

A mugwump is a person educated beyond their intellect. (Horace Porter)

All experience is an arch, to build upon. (henry Brooks Adams)

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task (William James)

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. (William James)

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood. (Daniel Hudson Burnham)

There is no substitute for hard work. (Thomas Edison)

The ripest peach is highest on the tree. (James W. Riley)

You see things, and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were, and I say, "Why not?" (G.B. Shaw)

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. (Booker T. Washington)

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. (Nicholas Butler)

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. (Winston Churchill)

Take calculated risk. That is quite different from being rash. (George S. Patton)

Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure. (Knute Rockne)

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. (James Thurber)

We haven't the time to take our time. (Eugene Ionesco)

The game isn't over till it's over. (Yogi Berra)

Leave a log in the water as long as you like; it will never be a crocodile.

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't. (Emerson M. Pugh)

Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan. (John F. Kennedy)

In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. (Robert L. Carter)

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. (Thor Heyedahl)

That power which erring men call chance. (John Milton)

God gives the milk but not the pail. (English proverb)

It's awful to be indecisive. You're like a centipede who's told to put his best foot forward.

Perfection in a clock does not consists of being fast, but in being on time.

I speak without exaggeration when I say I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light. Yet in only two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory. (Thomas Edison)

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. (William Hazlitt)

It's what you do.....Not when you do it.
Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official time at bat.
Mickey Mantle, at age 20, hit 23 home runs his first full season in the major leagues.
William Pitt II, was 24 when he became prime minister of Great Britain.
Golda Mier was 71 when she became prime minister of Israel.
George Bernard Shaw was 94 when one of his plays was first produced.
Mozart was seven when his first composition was published.
How how about this? Benjamin Franklin was a newspaper columnist at 16, and a framer of the U.S. Constitution when he was 81.
You're never too young or too old if you've got talent.
Let's recognize that age has little to do with ability.

Someone has said that those who are mentally and emotionally healthy are those who have learned when to say YES, and when to say NO, and when to say WHOOPIE!(Willard S. Krabill)

The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in sontinents or the seas, they are in the minds and hearts of men (Allen E. Claxton)

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. (Robert Brault)

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. (John Andrew Holmes)

What a fearful object a long-neglected duty gets to be. (Chauncey Wright)

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. (Art Linkletter)

Simplicity means knowing what can't be left out. (Paul von Ringelheim)

The first great rule in life is to put up with things; the second is to refuse to put up with things; and the hardest, is to be able to distinguish between the first two. (Sydney J. Harris)

For example is not proof.

As you go through life you are going to have many opportunities to keep your mouth shut. Take advantage of all of them. (James Dent)

The enthusiastic, to those who are not, are always something of a trial. (Allen Goodier)

Opportunity never comes. It's here. (Claude McDonald)

Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. (John Wooden)

I don't mind my team being the underdog. I just hate the reason they are. (Lou Holtz)

Being picked to win the district is alright if the rest of the teams believe it. (Jimy Duncan)

The man who regards life...as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life. (Albert Einstein)

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. (Albert Einstein)

Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

No two persons ever read the same book. (Edmund Wilson)

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. (Richard Bach)

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. (A.C. Benson)

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. (Daniel J. Boorstin)

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun. (George Kialabla))

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. (Duke Ellington)

If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song. (Carl Perkins)

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. (James Michener)

Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe. (Doug Larson)

A good teacher is one who drives the students to think. (Herm Albright)

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. (Henri Amiel)

I hate faces that have no questioning in them, no quest for wanting to learn more, look at more, see more, be more! (Maria Tallchief)

Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe - you can't take a taxi. (Alan Alda)

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere. (Carl Sagan)

Never pay a compliment as though you expected a receipt.

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. (Alexander Woollcott)

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. (St. Francis of Assisi)

If you are willing to admit you are wrong when you are wrong, you're all right.

Some people know a lot more than they tell. Unfortunately the reverse is also true.

There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen. (Hugh Prather)

Victory is a thing of the will. (Ferdinand Franklin)

The dogs bark, but the caravan passes. (Near East proverb)

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. (Henry Ford)

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. (Abraham Lincoln)

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. (Adlai E. Stevenson)

What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no longer believe you. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

The best vision is insight. (Malcolm S. Forbes)

You are only young once but you can be immature all your life. (Speedy nieman)

Don't let failure get you down. Babe Ruth struck out more than 1,300 times.

Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.

You can observe a lot just by watching. (Yogi Berra)

I didn't say half the stuff I said. (Yogi Berra)

Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

In war morale counts for three quarters, the balance of man-power counts for only one quarter. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

Beethoven can write music, thank God - but he can do nothing else on earth. (Luwig von Beethoven)

Misfortunes one can endure - they come from outside; they are accidents. But to suffer from one's own faults - ah, there is the sting in life. (Oscar Wilde)

The greatest artists was once a beginner.

It is respectable to have no illusions - and safe - and profitable - and dull. (Joseph Conrad)

Necessity knows no law except to conquer. (Publilius Syrus)

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. (John Locke)

Our dreams are limited only by how far our thoughts will take us.

The expert in anything was once a beginner.

It's amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn't know what one can't do.

Tomorrow's success begins today.

There is no greater challenge than to challenge yourself.

You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.

Be like a postage stamp - stick to one thing until you get there. (Josh Billings)

The only way to see a rainbow is to look through the rain.

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers. (Socrates / 470-399 B.C.)

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot. (Leo Durocher)

Never mistake motion for action. (Ernest Hemingway)

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. (Garrison Keillor)

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. (Josh Billings)

Only dead fish swim with the stream.

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. (Bernard Berenson)

It may be those who do most, dream most. (Stephen Leacock)

Leadership is action, not position. (Thorstein Veblen)

Speak when you're angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.

Money will buy a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of his tail. (josh Billings)

The surest sign that you haven't any sense is to argue with one who hasn't.

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. (Edward Gibbon)

There is only one thing worse than the man who will argue over anything, and that's the man who will argue over nothing.

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out. (Chinese proverb)

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. (leonardo de Vinci)

The impossible is often the untried. (Jim Goodwin)

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. (Saint Augustine)

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

There are two ways to slide easily through life, to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking. (Alfred Korzybski)

Everybody in favor of birth-control has already been born.

There are two ways of exerting strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. (B.C. Forbes)

Progess is a nice word. But change is its motivation and change has its enemies. (John F. Kennedy)

Some children never disobey because they are never told what to do.

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. (Roger Lewin)

The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation. (Dale Carnegie)

The finest stell has to go through the hottest fire. (Richard M. Nixon)

Bravery is being the only one who knows you are afraid. (Franklin P. Jones)

Courage is grace under pressure. (Ernest Hemingway)

It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions. (Robert G. Ingersoll)

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another. (Adlai Stevenson)

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. (Samuel Johnson)

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. (William Jennings Bryan)

The important thing is to not stop questioning. (Albert Einstein)

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. (W.C. Magee)

Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him. (Aldous Huxley)

There's only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. (Aldous Huxley)

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another. (John Burroughs)

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)

Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it. (Thomas Cooper)

To bring up a child in a way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. (Josh Billings)

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. (Marcus Aurelius)

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. (Anatole France)

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. (Winston Churchill)

The appearance of power is power, it is the art of making a "big stick" out of "little twigs."

A man convinced against his will is not convinced. (Cato)


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