The superior man is modest in his speech,but excels in his actions.
- Confucius (551-479 BC)
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
- Samuel Butler
A series of failures may culminate in the best possible result.
- Gisela Richter
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
- Jack Penn
“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future.”
- Howard Schultz (1952 – )
“Treat everyone you meet as though they are the most
important person you’ll meet that day.”
- Roger Dawson
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
- Chinese Proverb
“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be
placed in front of you.”
- George Lucas (1944 – )
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Pablo Picasso
The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.
- Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
- Thomas Jefferson
The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
- Rita Mae Brown
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
- John Wooden (1910 – )
The one who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it
I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
- Terry Pratchett
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders
- Maya Angelou
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
- Helen Keller
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
- George Eliot
When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
- Hugh White