“If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.”
– George S. Patton (1885-1945)
“Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.”
– Herodotus (5th century BC)
“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.”
– Greg Anderson
In case you’re worried about what’s going to become of the younger generation, it’s going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation.
– Roger Allen
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
– Josh Billings
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
– R. I. Fitzhenry
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
– Rachel Louise Carson, 1907 – 1964
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
– Alice Walker
Don’t wait for your “ship to come in” and feel angry and cheated when it doesn’t. Get going with something small.
– Irene Kassorla
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
– Charles DuBois
There is a hard law… When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.
– Alan Paton
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
– Gail Sheehy
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
– Charles Monroe Schulz, 1922 – 2000
The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we should learn not from the grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children.
– Mohandas Karamchand [Mahatma] Gandhi (1869-1948)
Inspiration comes of working every day.
– Charles Baudelaire
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
– William Arthur Ward
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
– Vince Lombardi
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
– Simone Weil
Ideas are the raw material of progress. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. But an idea by itself is worth nothing. An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything.
– B.C. Forbes
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
– Chinese proverb
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
– Pablo Picasso
No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work.
– Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
– William Feather
I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.
– Herman Hesse