Popular Quotes and Sayings about Youth

It is the theory that decides what we can observe. ~Albert Einstein

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. ~Albert Einstein

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself. ~Albert Einstein

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. ~Oscar Wilde

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. ~Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. ~Oscar Wilde

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands. ~Oscar Wilde

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. ~Oscar Wilde

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. ~Oscar Wilde

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~Douglas Adams

Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven. ~Mark Twain

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. ~Mark Twain

Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched. ~Unknown

Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion. ~Unknown

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best. ~Unknown

There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Unknown

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others. ~Unknown

Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out. ~Unknown

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~Unknown

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up. ~Unknown

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. ~Unknown

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. ~Unknown

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice. ~Unknown

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt. ~Unknown

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. ~Unknown

The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions. ~Unknown

Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is take a complete rest. ~Unknown

Life has no rehearsals, only performances. ~Unknown

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. ~Unknown

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. ~Unknown

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg. ~Unknown

If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life? ~Unknown

Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember. ~Unknown

An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout. ~Unknown

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. ~Unknown

Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view. ~Unknown

He who thinks by the inch and talks by the yard deserves to be kicked by the foot. ~Unknown

The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience. ~Unknown

The words you speak today should be soft and tender. . . for tomorrow you may have to eat them. ~Unknown

Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield. ~Unknown

We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge. ~Unknown

If you make the world a little better, then you have accomplished a great deal. ~Unknown

It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life. ~Unknown

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. ~Sigmund Freud

Accomplishing the impossible means only the boss will add it to your regular duties. ~Doug Larson

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. ~Frank Zappa

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. ~P. J. O%27Rourke

A dreamer lives for eternity. ~Anonymous

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Anonymous

Someday is not a day of the week. ~Anonymous

There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile. ~Anonymous

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. ~Anonymous

Civilization is a slow process of adopting the ideas of minorities. ~Anonymous

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. ~Herbert Henry Asquith

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. ~Sir Winston Churchill

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. ~Sir Winston Churchill

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. ~Sir Winston Churchill

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. ~Sir Winston Churchill

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. ~Sir Winston Churchill

To know when to be generous and when to be firm -- this is wisdom. ~Elbert Hubbard

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~Victor Hugo

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. ~George Santayana

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. ~Cicero

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country." ~Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not. ~Benjamin Franklin

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. ~Vince Lombardi

In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. ~Vince Lombardi

The secret of eternal youth is arrested development. ~Alice Roosevelt Longworth

All truth passes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. ~Sir Francis Bacon

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. ~Sir Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one half of wisdom. ~Sir Francis Bacon

"Management" means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folklore and superstition, and of cooperation for force. . . ~Peter Drucker

A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man. ~Gustave Flaubert

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats. ~Alvin Toffler

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount. ~Clare Booth Luce

Since we cannot match it let us take our revenge by abusing it. ~Michel de Montaigne

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. ~John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. ~John F. Kennedy

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven. ~Martin Luther

Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. ~Marcel Proust

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart. ~Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. ~Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~Helen Keller

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ~Arnold Toynbee

No man is free who is not master of himself. ~Epictetus

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ~Anais Nin

If you rest, you rust. ~Helen Hayes

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. ~Will Durant

He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold. ~Baltasar Gracian

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~Robert Ingersoll

Courage without conscience is a wild beast. ~Robert Ingersoll

Human kind cannot bear much reality. ~T. S. Eliot

We shall never cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. ~T. S. Eliot

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? ~T. S. Eliot

You can never plan the future by the past. ~Edmund Burke

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower. ~Mary Howitt

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. ~Horace

They can because they think they can. ~Virgil

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is. ~Arnold Bennett

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water. ~African Proverb

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact. ~George Eliot

Beware the fury of a patient man. ~John Dryden

Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today. ~John Dryden

If man does his best what else is there? ~George S. Patton

Courage conquers all things. ~Ovid

Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked. ~Ovid

What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire. ~Ovid

Tempt not a desperate man. ~kespeare<

Why then the worlds mine oyster, Which I with sword shall open. ~kespeare<

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. ~kespeare<

And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~kespeare<

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. ~kespeare<

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. ~Stephen Covey

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~Confucius

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. ~Confucius

I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand. ~Confucius

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ~Confucius

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. ~George Washington

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. ~George Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. ~George Washington

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. ~George Washington

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes. ~Jonathan Swift

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~Norman Vincent Peale

One of rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can. ~Josh Billings

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. ~Josh Billings

Every man has his follies -- and often they are the most interesting thing he had got. ~Josh Billings

A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night. ~Marilyn vos Savant

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did. ~colm S. Forbes<

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war . . . ~Aristophanes

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. ~Frank Herbert

The good man is the teacher of the bad, And the bad is the material from which the good may learn. He who does not value the teacher, Or greatly care for the material, Is greatly deluded although he may be learned. Such is the essential mystery. ~Lao-tzu

A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. ~Lao-tzu

When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease. ~holas Boileau<

He who has an opinion of his own, but depends on the opinion and tastes of others is a slave. ~pstock<

The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. ~cel Duchamp<

Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed. ~tney M. Young Jr.<

There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person in whom one impulse, one value, has assumed ascendancy over all others. ~ton R. Sapirstein<

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. ~n D. Rockefeller Jr.<

Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy. ~n Koontz<

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. ~l Menninger<

Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use. ~er Mere Latham<

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny. ~iller<

Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family! ~chim Du Bellay<

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. ~ra Ingalls Wilder<

All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only on the full use of our creative imagination. ~h Ross<

Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated. ~C. Forbes<

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. ~lian Dickson<

Never underestimate the power of the irate customer. ~l E. Ross<

The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. ~L. Smith<

Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle, and blows in a fire. ~La Rochefoucauld.<

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task. ~genes<

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. ~thasar Gracian<

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism. ~Herbert Hoover

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. ~onio Porchia<

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is being educated. ~th Hamilton<

When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos. ~th Hamilton<

Ability is nothing without opportunity. ~oleon I<

Imagination rules the world. ~oleon I<

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. ~oleon I<

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers. ~Erich Fromm

Immature love says, "I love you because I need you." Mature love says, "I need you because I love you." ~Erich Fromm

My goal in life is to survive. Everything else is just a bonus. ~Lockhorns<

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. ~sin Woodman<

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you. ~m the last episode of "Cheers"<

We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing. ~Metro Para pledge<

Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed? ~nt Oxenstierna<

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. ~Laurence J. Peter<

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. ~Jackson Browne<

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. ~Louise Strong

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. ~hur Calwell<

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. ~Herodotus

You do not destroy an idea by killing people; you replace it with a better one. ~ard Keating<

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~Robert F. Kennedy

Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much. ~Walter Lippmann

One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act. ~nah More<

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. ~nah More<

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~George Jean Nathan

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. ~wer A. Newhouse<

Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous. ~liam Proxmire<

Words divide us, actions unite us. ~gan of the Tupamaros<

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. ~Baruch Spinoza

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. ~icurus<

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~ra Whittemore<

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. ~Alfred North Whitehead

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change. ~Alfred North Whitehead

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. ~er Babson<

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. ~er Babson<

Conservation is humanity caring for the future. ~cy Newhall<

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own. ~R. Inge<

A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye. ~uel Grafton<

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~Albert Pine

He helps others most, who shows them how to help themselves. ~P. Gouthey<

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid. ~mas Kempis<

Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. ~D. Lang<

Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment. ~Rochefoucauld<

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. ~ter Kerr<

"He means well" is useless unless he does well. ~utus<

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.... ~C. S. Lewis

Efficiency is intelligent laziness. ~id Dunham<

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. ~Richard Bach

Learning is finding out what you already know ~Richard Bach

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. ~Alan Saporta

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. ~Eastman<

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. ~odore Rubin<

We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all. ~liam Reece Smith Jr.<

A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service. ~rges Pomidou<

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. ~M. Barrie<

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. ~Howard Scott

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. ~Boris Pasternak

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~J. Phelps<

Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do. ~rge F. Burns<

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. ~ert Greenleaf<

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~Vidal Sassoon

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. ~Wang<

One day at a time- this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. ~Scott Taylor.<

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. ~gston Hughes<

Whatever the struggle continue the climb it may be only one step to the summit. ~ne Westlake<

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~es Barrie<

All things are possible to him that believeth. ~k 9:23<

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ~Louisa May Alcott

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. ~Maxwell Maltz

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. ~ael Zangwill

The effect of one upright individual is incalculable. ~ar Arias<

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death! ~Patrick Henry

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. ~Patrick Henry

Happiness lies, first of all, in health. ~rge William Curtis<

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A great many open minds should be closed for repairs. ~edo Blade<

A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view. ~ma Askinas<

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. ~P. Hartley<

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle. ~y Long<

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another. ~ny Ausubel<

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. ~tney Young Jr.<

Dreams never hurt anybody if you keep working right behind the dreams to make as much of them become real as you can. ~nk W. Woolworth<

Stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice. ~verbs 12:15<

Performance is your reality. Forget everything else. ~old Geneen<

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

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. ~Rudyard Kipling

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. ~Rudyard Kipling

If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around you own. ~rson<

Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence. ~n Lahr<

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend. ~ter Savage Landor<

The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool. ~William McFee

People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes. ~bur N. Nesbit<

It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past. . . ~hail Gorbachev<

Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you. ~holai Velimirovic<

The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. ~ald Burrill

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself. ~el Barrymoore<

It is the person who is blind to what goes on around him that is most surprised when the same things happen to him. ~Thompson<

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so. ~verbs 3:27<

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. ~Marianne Williamson

...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. ~John Milton

I am a part of all that I have met. ~John Milton

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. ~ding Carter Jr.<

Women prefer men who have something tender about them -- especially the legal kind. ~Ingram<

Simply pushing harder within the old boundaries will not do. ~l Weick<

We teach them proper principles and let them govern themselves. ~phet Joseph Smith<

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~uel Ullman<

There are two rules for success: 1) Never tell everything you know. ~er H. Lincoln<

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. ~tor Marie Hugo<

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life. ~n Paul Richter<

I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free. ~os Kazantzakis<

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed. ~yd Jones<

I have learned, in whatever state I am ,therewith to be content. ~stle of Paul<

Never cut what you can untie. ~eph Joubert<

Love thy neighbor, but pull not down thy hedge. ~n Ray<

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. ~Friedrich Engels

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. ~id Searls<

Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom. ~ff Stoll & Gary Schubert<

Talking and eloquence are not the same thing: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~Johnson<

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. ~liam Plomer<

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. ~Wilhelm von Humboldt

Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~ela Vaull Starr<

Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves. ~mas S. Szasz<

You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. ~aclitus of Ephesus

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. ~derick Douglas<

I do not want to die. . . until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown. ~Kathe Kollwitz

Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror. ~b Brody<

Listen and attend with the ear of your heart. ~nt Benedict<

Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all. ~ler<

A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing. ~mas Nashe<

Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession. ~ac Watts

Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther. ~ac Watts

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. ~Han Suyin

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever. ~Jessamyn West

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William Faulkner

The ritual of marriage is not simply a social event; it is a crossing of threads in the fabric of fate. Many strands bring the couple and their families together and spin their lives into a fabric that is woven on their children. ~tuguese-Jewish Wedding Ceremony<

No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. ~esus of Lydia<

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. ~ert Maynard Hutchins<

The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better. ~ert P. Vanderpoel<

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~David Russell

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. ~Shunryu Suzuki

A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion. ~hard Byrd<

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. ~hard Byrd<

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~und Hillary<

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. ~oleon<

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. ~oleon<

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. ~oleon<

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers. ~rned Hand<

The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one. ~lph Hitler<

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~B. Yeats<

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ~herine Hepburn<

Never complain. Never explain. ~herine Hepburn<

Since when was genius found respectable? ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Who so loves believes the impossible. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity. ~The Talmud

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. ~Calvin Coolidge

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. ~Calvin Coolidge

A good rest is half the work. ~Yugoslav Proverb

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. ~Spanish Proverb

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. ~Socrates

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. ~Socrates

All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism. ~th DeKalb Kiwanis Club Beacon<

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. ~s Margolius<

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it. ~anuel Hermass von Fichte<

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better. ~Howe<

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. ~gen Evans<

Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it. ~Midrash<

The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer? ~Jeremy Bentham

We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars. ~n Chadwick<

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight. ~hael Bridge<

Conform and be dull. ~es Frank Dobie<

A good conscience is a continual feast. ~Robert Burton

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. ~n M. Barrie<

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~n Phillpotts<

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. ~J. William Fulbright

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. ~gy<

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. ~Eugene Ionesco

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been!" ~n Greenleaf Whittier<

Since when is public safety the root password to the Constitution? ~D. Tavares<

Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire. ~wig Mises<

The legacy of Democrats and Republicans approaches: Libertarianism by bankruptcy. ~k Nuessle<

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ~n Burrough<

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. ~Wendell Berry

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm. ~ella Meadows<

A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread. ~hard Armour<

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. ~l W. Buechner<

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. ~arian<

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none. ~lip Caldwell<

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin. ~man Hesse<

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~es Bryce<

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. ~Yiddish proverb

Good questions outrank easy answers. ~l A. Samuelson<

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind. ~Louis Pasteur

Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations. ~Jane Austen

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions. ~D. H. Lawrence

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. ~George Herbert

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching. ~Saint Francis of Assisi

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. ~Mother Teresa

How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life. ~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. ~Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If you have made a mistake, cut your losses as quickly as possible. ~Bernard M. Baruch

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief. ~Joseph Addison

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. ~William Hazlitt

Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. ~Jim Beggs

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. ~H. G. Wells

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend. ~Swedish Proverb

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. ~Dag Hammarskjold

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend until he is unhappy. ~Thomas Fuller

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. ~Thomas Fuller

Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect. ~English Proverb

Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage. ~Charles Luckman

Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon. ~Alexander Pope

In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes American what it is. ~Gertrude Stein

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Adams

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. ~Henry Adams

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed. ~William James

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. ~William James

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. ~William James

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception. ~E. V. Lucas

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind. ~Albert Schweitzer

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~Albert Schweitzer

Truth has not special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always and indeed then most truly when it seems unsuitable to actual circumstances. ~Albert Schweitzer

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint. ~Albert Schweitzer

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. ~Marilyn Ferguson

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~Seneca

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more. ~Seneca

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. ~Seneca

Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. ~Charlotte Bronte

You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. ~Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~Dale Carnegie

A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds. ~Chinese Proverb

The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind. ~Chinese Proverb

If you get up one more time than you fall you will make it through. ~Chinese Proverb

Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still. ~Chinese Proverb

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. ~Chinese Proverb

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. ~Anatole France

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work. ~Anatole France

There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. ~W. Somerset Maugham

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. ~W. Somerset Maugham

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. ~Isaac Newton

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. ~Ken Olsen

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. ~Theodore Roosevelt

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. ~John Russell

Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society -- things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed. ~E. B. White

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge. ~George F. Will

Grace under Pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway

Live life to the fullest. ~Ernest Hemingway

In order to write about life, first you must live it! ~Ernest Hemingway

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. ~Ernest Hemingway

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. ~William Blake

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. ~Mahatma Gandhi

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ~Plato

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. ~Indira Gandhi

In youth we learn; in age we understand. ~Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come. ~Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ~Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. ~Abraham Lincoln

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot ~Charlie Chaplin

There are no facts, only interpretations. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~Soren Kierkegaard

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent. ~Euripides

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. ~Aldous Huxley

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. ~Aristotle

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. ~Aristotle

Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. ~Thomas Jefferson

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. ~Thomas Jefferson

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist. ~J. Paul Getty

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. . .. ~Isaac Asimov

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. ~Hubert H. Humphrey

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. ~Henry Kissinger

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ~H. L. Mencken

There is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morley

There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning. ~Christopher Morley

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them. ~Ogden Nash

An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats. ~George Orwell

Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. ~Bertrand Russell

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level. ~Bertrand Russell

Whenever a friend succeeds a little something in me dies. ~Gore Vidal

To change and to change for the better are two different things. ~German Proverb

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. ~George Bernard Shaw

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth. ~George Bernard Shaw

This is the true joy in life -- being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one... ~George Bernard Shaw

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be delightful. ~George Bernard Shaw

One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission. ~Benjamin Disraeli

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. ~Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~Henry David Thoreau

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. ~Samuel Johnson

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself. ~Samuel Johnson

Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult. ~Samuel Johnson

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. ~Albert Camus

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ~Herman Melville

From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it. ~Herman Melville

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. ~Robert Heinlein

Common sense is not so common. ~Voltaire

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. ~Voltaire

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely... ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We aim above the mark to hit the mark. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brevity is the soul of wit. ~William Shakespeare

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. ~William Shakespeare

I used to be Snow White -- but I drifted. ~Mae West

Ability is of little account without opportunity. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. ~Marshall McLuhan