“It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
– Sir Noel Coward
The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.
I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel
– Elizabeth Arden
Christmas is the happiness that lights our children’s eyes.
Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies.
Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within,
A time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.
– Sherrill Thompson
Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness
is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
– David Seabury
Silence is a text easy to misread.
– A. A. Attanasio
Every man is the architect of his own fortune
Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
– Johnny Carson
Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
“Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it.”
– Fannie Hurst
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
– Baltasar Gracian, 1601 – 1656
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
– Carlos Castaneda
“Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.”
– Brian Tracy
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
– Henry David Thoreau
Years wrinkle the face, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
– Watterson Lowe
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through our life trying to save.
– Will Rogers
What’s really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking at television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we’re alive for only a limited period of time, and we’ll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that.
– Victor Kiam
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
– Faith Baldwin
Those who have fully recognized themselves have done so in the service of a human purpose larger than themselves.
– Betty Friedan
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.
– Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180
“In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers
Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-rearing, they are unemployed.
– Erma Bombeck
“Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.”
– Oscar Wilde
“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”
– Victor Hugo
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
– Anis Nin
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
– Henry David Thoreau
To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves…We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here–with its gift of energy and heightened awareness–so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.
– Peter McWilliams