25 Quotes

Knowledge might be power, but only when you take action.
– Richard Keeves

“A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.”
– Elmer G. Letterman

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
– Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.
– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
– Rachel Carson

Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience.
– Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 – 1519

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
– Samuel Johnson

You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
– John Wooden

“There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.”
– John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events not of words. Trust movement.
– Alfred Adler

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
– Buddha

To make a man happy, fill his hands with work, his heart with affection, his mind with purpose, his memory with useful knowledge, his future with hope, and his stomach with food.
– Frederick E. Crane

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
– English Proverb

Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
– Malayan Proverb

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
– Longfellow

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
– Helen Keller (1880-1968)

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
– Rene Descartes

We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
– Charles Caleb Colton

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
– Dorothy Nevill, 1826 – 1913

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
– Beverly Sills (1929-)

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
– Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

The heart is wiser than the intellect.
– Josiah Holland

Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.
– Humphrey Bogart

When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same. What can ever be lost? What can be attained? If we attain something, it was there from the beginning of time. If we lost something, it is hiding somewhere near us.
– Ryokan

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