QUOTES TO PONDER

Welcome to page 2 of my collection of quotes.


Helen Keller:
"I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do."

Joseph Joubert:
"Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. "

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. "

T.E. Lawrence:
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did."

Robert Schuller:
"Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible."

Ben Franklin:
"Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning."

Oliver Wendell Holmes ("The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table"):
"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."

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

Larry Eisenberg:
"The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention."

Dale E. Turner:
"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."

Douglas MacArthur:
"I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. "

French proverb:
"Life is half spent before one knows what it is."

George Bernard Shaw:
"Life is no brief candle to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

Wally "Famous" Amos:
"Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside yourself."

William Shakespeare:
"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Though canst not then be false to any man."

Louisa May Alcott:
"Far away there 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."

Homer:
"I detest the man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart and speaks forth another."

Anita Roddick:
"And remember this: if you ever think you're too small to be effective -- you've never been in bed with a mosquito."

David Grayson:
"Adventure is not outside a man; it is within."

Henry Van Dyke:
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

James Oppenheim:
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet."

Joan Mills:
"I've gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discovered that my capacities were real. It was like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat."

Ben Franklin:
"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us."

Napoleon Hill:
"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments. "

Cadet maxim, West Point Military Academy:
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than othersthink is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."

Paul Vale'ry:
"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."

Plutarch:
"To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult."

Florence Scovel Shinn:
"The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy."

Socrates:
"Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."

Samuel Butler:
"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."

Walter Winchell:
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

Chinese proverb:
"If you accommodate others, you will be accommodating yourself."

Henry David Thoreau:
"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"

Luciano de Crescenzo:
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."

Francis Bacon:
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."

Harold Green
"In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later."

David Grayson:
"Adventure is not outside a man; it is within."

Mignon McLaughlin:
"There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today."

Bob Moawad:
"You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?"

Stephen Swid:
"Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong."

Erich Fromm:
"Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains --- except kill it."

Louis L'Amour:
"This--this was what made life: a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice...a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape."

Fr. Theodore Hesburgh:
"My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they're popular; you make them because they're right."

Henry Ward Beecher:
"It is not the going out of the port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains."

Ellen Glasgow:
"The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions."

Walter Winchell:
"Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants."

Chinese proverb:
"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Steve Post:
"Remember, a closed mouth gathers no foot."

Benjamin Disraeli:
"What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens."

Winston Churchill:
"Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."

George Sewell:
"Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt."

Bill Cosby:
"I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

Robert H. Goddard:
"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."

Bob Ross, (Joy of Painting):
"Besides, we don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents."

Hodding Carter:
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings."

Sydney J. Harris:
"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" "

Elbert Hubbard:
"I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate."

Antoine de Saint-Exup'ery:
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not whenthere is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

Winston Churchill:
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."

Ziggy:
"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."

H.W. Dodds:
"A thick head can do as much damage as a hard heart."

Josh Billings:
"Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They're a different breed of dog."


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