Some people have a large circle of friends, while others only have friends they like.
Out task now is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future. (John F. Kennedy)
The price of greatness is responsibility. (Winston Churchill)
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. (Henry Ward Beecher)
I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that they men and women who get to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. (Harry S Truman)
There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart, and that is softness of head. (Theodore Roosevelt)
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. (George Washington)
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. (Thomas Jefferson)
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. (R.W. Emerson)
Dignity does not consists in possessing honors, but in deserving them. (Aristotle)
Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the sea-faring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guide, and following them to reach your destiny. (Carl Schurz)
Crank: A man with a new idea until it succeeds. (Mark Twain)
A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.
Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment. (Roy L. Smith)
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. (John Wooden)
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. (Franklin P. Adams)
We do not know one-millionth of one percent about anything. (Thomas Edison)
The question, “Who ought to be boss?” is like asking, “Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?” Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. (Henry Ford)
Not to decide is to decide. (Harvey Cox)
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. (Samuel Butler)
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. (H.T. Leslie)
As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to live it more and more. (Jules Renard)
The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life. (Albert Einstein)
The liar’s punishment is not in the least that his is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else. (G.B. Shaw)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extrordinary man. (Elbert Hubbard)
Nature gave man two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. (George R. Kirkpatrick)
Millions say the apple fell but Newton was the one to ask why. (Bernard M. Baruch)
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives which produced them.
People have one thing in common; they are all different. (Robert Zend)
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor his is making for, no wind is the right wind. (Seneca)
The great pleasure of life is doing for pleasure things I do not like to do. (Walter Bagehot)
The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become. (Ashley Montagu)
To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work; is as impossible as it is to live without being born. (A.P. Gouthey)
To make headway, improve your head. (B.C. Forbes)
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. (Voltaire)
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. (John Locke)
There is a mighty big difference between good, sound reasons and reasons that sound good. (Burton Hillis)
Few things help and individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. (Booker T. Washington)
If I keep my good character, I shall be rich enough. (Platonicus)
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. they seem more afraid of life than death. (James F. Byrnes)
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four fingers are pointing at himself. (Louis Nizer)
You have not done enough, you have never done enough, so long as it is still possible that you have something to contribute. (Dag Hammarskjold)
You can be sincere and still be stupid. (Charles F. Kettering)
Rockne wanted nothing but “bad losers.” Good losers get into the habit of losing. (George Allen)
You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. (Leo Durocher)
The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. (Irving Berlin)
Tact: Ability to tell a man he’s open minded when he has a hole in his head. (F.G. Kernan)
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. (Chinese proverb)
It isn’t what people think that is important, but the reason they think what they think. (Eugene Ionesco)
The thoughtless are rarely wordless. (Howard W. Newton)
I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. (Bernard Berenson)
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. (Bruce Barton)
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. (Eric Hoffer)
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. (Ralph W. Sockman)
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. (Thomas Jefferson)
He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met. (Abraham Lincoln)
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. (James M. Barrie)
Drinking doesn’t drown your troubles, it just irrigates them.
Six Simple Steps To Success
(A) Determine the very most important, productive thing that you can do right now.
(B) Do it.
(C)Go back to step A.
(F) Keep Repeating!
The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention. (Walter Anderson)
The easist way to keep a secret is without help. (Franklin P. Jones)
The next time you’re in a meeting, look around an identify the yes-butters, the not-nowers and the why-notters. Why-notters move the world. (Louise Pierson)
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right. (William Safire)
I will say this about being an optimist – even when things don’t turn out weel, you are certain they will get better. (Frank Hughes)
They are able because they think they are able. (Vergil)
The beginning is the half of every action. (Greek proverb)
An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. (Arab proverb)
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she has laid an asteriod. (Mark Twain)
There’s always free cheese in a mousetrap.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something. (Woodrow Wilson)
A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. (Chinese proverb)
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. (Confucius)
They condemn what they do not understand. (Cicero)
Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.
Children are said to be delinquent whey they reach the stage where they want to do what their parents are doing.
If a man doesn not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. (H.D. Thoreau)
I wish I could be half as sure of anything as some people are of everything. (Gerald Barzan)
The cemeteries are full of people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them.
There are lessons to be learned from a stupid man. (Horace)
When you got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run. (Abraham Lincoln)
If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.
The scalded daog fears hot water, and afterwards, cold. (Italian proverb)
Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again. (Frances Rodman)
Fortune favors the bold but abandons the timid. (Latin proverb)
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness. (Cicero)
If you ever need a helping hand you’ll find one at the end of your arm. (Yiddish proverb)
There is nothing so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. (Don Herold)
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. (Mark Twain)
The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language that the unlearned, but it is still nonsense. (Ben Franklin)
I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s going to turn out all right. (Billy Graham)
I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. (Stephen Leacock)
A mouse never entrusts his life to just one hole. (Plautus)
Out of nothing nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing. (Persius)
Everything comes to him that hustles while he waits. (Thomas Edison)
People in groups tend to agree on courses of actions which as individuals they know are stupid.
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned. (Arab proverb)
Success is the best revenge. (French proverb)
There are men who would be afraid to commit themselves on the doctrine that castor oil is a laxative. (Camille Flammarion)
If a man foos me once, shame on him. If the same man fools me twice, shame on me. (Asian proverb)
If silence be good for the wise, how much the better for fools.
If you wish to be popular in society consent to be taught many things you already know. (Charles Maurice de Talleyrand)
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. (Elbert Hubbard)
Watch out when you’re getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain’t in luck. (Joel Chandler Harris)
The best way to get on in the world is to make people believe it’s to their advantage to help you. (Jean de La Bruyere)
There is always room at the top. (Daniel Webster)
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. (Ben Franklin)
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
Time and tide wait for no man.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. (R.W. Emerson)
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamon minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. (Horace Mann)
Truth is its own reward. (Plato)
In union there is strength. (Laberius)
A penny is a lot of money – if you haven’t got a penny. (Yiddish proverb)
Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more. (C.C. Colton)
If you want a track team to win the high jump, you find one person who can jump seven feet, not seven people that can jump one foot.
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from wise men. (Cato)
If man could have half his wishes he would double his trouble. (Ben Franklin)
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. (Mark Twain)
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. (Robert Frost)
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. (Elbert Hubbard)
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. (Horace Walpole)
The mode by which the inevitable come to pass is effort. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. (Jonas Salk)
Mere longevity is a good thing for those what watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day’s work an achivement for eternity. (Gabriel Heatter)
Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you. (Stewart E. White)
Ask God’s blessing on your work, but do not ask Him to do it for you.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps. (Arnold H. Glascow)
The most important things in life aren’t things.
There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand. (Charles F. Kettering)
A commentary of our times is that the word “honesty” is now preceded by “old-fashioned.” (Larry Wolters)
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the friut behind it. (R.W. Emerson)
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. (R.W. Emerson)
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. (Anatole France)
Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. (Johann von Schiller)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. (Chinese proverb)
A thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God. (Hellen Keller)
The past should be springboard, not a hammock. (Ivern Ball)
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. (Malcolm S. Forbes)
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. (General Colin L. Powell)
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. (Chinese proverb)
Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown. (Bob Levey)
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life. (B.C. Forbes)
The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win. (Bob Knight)
Crying over spilled milk does nothing but make a bigger mess to clean up.
We all make mistakes – especially those who do things.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already done and mastered, you will never grow.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are diificult. (Seneca)
If you never take a chance, you will never be defeated – But you will never accomplish anything either.
One of the rarest things that a man ever does is the very best he can.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.
You have to have courage to make a decision and stick with it knowing that people are going to criticize you no matter wat you do.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. (Winston Churchill)
To achieve all that is possible we must attempt the impossible.
Fall down seven times, get up eight.
Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried. (R.W. Emerson)
It is defeat that turns bone to flint, it is defeat that turns muscle to gristle, it is defeat that makes man invincible.
When a duffer told golfing great Ben Hogan, “I’d give my life to be as good a golfer as you are”, Hogan replied, “I did!”
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion with the discomfort of thought. (John F. Kennedy)
Persistent people begin and succeed where others fail.
Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18)
If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got.
Quality is never an accidnet; it is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilled execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
I know it sounds elfish, wanting to do something no one else has done. But that’s what you’re out here for – to seperate yourself from everyone else. (Jack Nicklaus)
It is better by a noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate, than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what may happen. (Herodotus)
The Samuri of Japan used to say, “Remove your ego from the battle and fight the battle for the sake of the battle.” Another part of the Samuri creed was, “Do your best and caste your fate to heaven.”
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it. But all that had gone before. (Jacob Riis)
Our doubts are traitors and make use lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. (Shakespeare)
Cause something to happen. (Bear Bryant)
The world is as vast as your imagination. Most people choose to live in a half vast world.
No coach ever won a game by what he knows; it is what his players have learned that wins.
Progress is not created by contented people.
Enthusiasm is the prime method of persuasion without pressure.
Enthusiasm glows…radiates…permeates…and immediately captures everyone’s interest.
Enthusiasm is the advance man who paves the way for new ideas.
Enthusiasm, if we have it, we should thank God for it. If we don’t have it, then we should get down on our knees and pray for it.
Enthusiam is the greatest asset in the world.
We’re all here, cause we’re not all there. (Shane Reyenga)