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- Patience and perserverence have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
- Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
- Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
- The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. Man's future is hidden.
- If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical
- Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
- Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in
disapproving of others.
- Life is a continual process of remaking ourselves.
- Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the
worst of us.
- Well done is better than well said.
- Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.
- Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own
- In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
- I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victort is the victory over self.
- In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
- Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
- B -
- You teach best what you most need to learn.
- You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with
twenty-four hours of unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your
life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one
can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than
Dr. Thomas Arnold Bennett
- Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
- The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and
breeds reptiles of the mind.
- What is now proved was once only imagined.
- Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher von Braun
- Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
- Destiny is no 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
- Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
- In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.
- The strong and virtuous admit no destiny.
- Everyday happiness means getting up in the morning, and you can't wait to finish your breakfast. You can't wait to do your exercises. You can't wait to put on your clothes. You can't wait to get out - and you can't wait to come home, because the soup is hot.
- Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
- Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
Richard E. Byrd
- The difference between medicine and poison is the dose.
- C -
- When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed its point.
- There's a humorous side to every situation. The challenge is to find it.
- The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
- Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
- In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable.
- Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
- How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver, american inventor and horticulturist
- We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
- The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or woman.
- A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes
- The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
- Esteem is worth more than celebrity, respect is worth more than renown, and honor is worth more than fame.
- One is happy or unhappy as the result of a multitude of unseen thingswhich one does not refer to and could not describe.
- Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
- The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
- When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.
- We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
- We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
- True deception goes unnoticed.
- Wind supports all flags no matter what the flag supports.
- Poetry: the best words in the best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Look for a long time at what pleases you, and for a longer time at what pains you.
- Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.
C. C. Colton
- He that thinks himself the wisest is generally the least so.
- Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.
- He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes. But he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
Tom J. Connelly
- 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.
- Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence and determination.
- To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
- I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have.
- There are no athiests in foxholes.
William T. Cummings
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- Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today, and it will set the pace tomorrow.
--Franklin K. Dane
- Life is not holding a good hand; Life is playing a poor hand well.
- As A general rule, people marry most hapily with their own kind. The trouble lies in the fact that people usually marry at an age where they do not really know what their own kind is.
- It is the friends that you can call at 4 a.m. that matter.
- Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.
John Dewey, from The Quest For Certainty
- Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with the facts; but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind.
- Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.
- Through perserverence many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
- A man who loses his money, gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better.
- Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
- Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
- It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the more important.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle