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1. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
 Oscar Wilde

2. Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.
Lord Chesterfield

3. We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
William Rounseville Alger

4. Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Benjamin Franklin

5. Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

6. Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt

7. The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
George Moore

8. Critics like to build you up, tear you down, and then, if you're lucky, build you up again.
Spike Lee

9. Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
Yassir Arafat

10. As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Marian Anderson

11. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke

12. Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
Agatha Christie

13. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills

14. When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Dale Carnegie

15. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

16. There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Dr. Laurence J. Peter

17. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

18. I'm a charming coward; I fight with words.
Carl Reiner

19. Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
Unknown

20. Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
William Lamb Melbourne

21. Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Euripides

22. Forgiveness is the economy of the heart . . . Forgiveness saves expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah More

23. As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.
Isabelle Holland

24. Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
G. Randolf

25. To the world you might be one person; but to one person you might be the world.
Unknown

26. Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylor

27. Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
Madame de Tencin

28. Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Aristotle

29. The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
Edward Everett Hale

30. There are two things I have learned: There is a God. And I'm not Him.
Unknown

31. There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will.
Agatha Christie

32. I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.
Jean Ingelow

33. Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Plato

34. Nothing is so good that somebody, somewhere will not hate it.
Pohl

35. It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Aristotle

36. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

37. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Mark Twain

38. Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.
Unknown

39. The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
Robert Baden-Powell

40. As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

41. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandi

42. If you're going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill

43. Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
F. M. Hubbard

44. Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

45. All things are possible until they are proved impossible. And even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
Pearl S. Buck

46. Love conquers all.
Virgil

47. Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Joseph Addison

48. The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
Antoine de Saint Exupery

49. Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.
Anonymous

50. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Moliere


51. Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
Unknown

52. There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde

53.If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
John Atkinson

54. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

55. Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill

56. It isn't life that matters, it's the courage you bring to it.
Sir Hugh Walpole

57. Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antonius

58. We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
Jimmy Carter

59. To be trusted is a greater complement than to be loved.
George MacDonald

60. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare

61. Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.
Charles Spurgeon

62. We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

63. Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy

64. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard

65. If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou

66. And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses

67. Vision: the art of seeing things invisible.
Jonathan Swift

68. Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, SIMPLIFY.
Thoreau

69. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin

70. It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning around.
THOREAU

71. How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Coco Chanel

72. A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
James Lowell

73. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

74. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

75. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

76. To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

77. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

78. The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

79. Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
Henry David Thoreau

80. I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without ever noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke

81. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Colin Powell

82. Do what you can with what you have where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

83. Bloom where you are planted.
Nancy Reader Campion's Aunt Grace

84. You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
ZIGGY

85. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

86. Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Lawrence J. Peter

87. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

88. Little things affect little minds.
Benjamin Disraeli

89. There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.
Louis Armstrong

90. Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Voltaire

91. Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Frank Tyger

92. Should you yield the canyons from the windstorms, you would not see the beauty of their carvings.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

93. Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
Liz Smith

94. There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

95. There are no short cuts to any place worth going.
Source Unknown

96. The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

97. If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Marie Osmond

98. When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.
Barbara J. Winter

99. Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

100. There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton


101. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey

102. Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

103. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

104. Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
Philip Larkin

105. We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal

106. The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.
H. W. Arnold

107. . . .if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
Ivan Turgenev

108. People only see what they are prepared to see.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

109. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills

110. He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny

111. I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
Leo Rosten

112. Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do.
Goethe

113. Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
Shigenori Kameoka

114. Don't hold grudges; it's pointless. Jealousy too is a non-cathartic, negative emotion.
Liz Smith

115. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

116. Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
George Bernard Shaw

117. The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo

118. Persons thankful for little things are certain to be the ones with much to be thankful for.
Frank Clark

119. People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Earl Nightingale

120. The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
T.B. Macaulay

121. The more we give of anything, the more we shall get back.
Grace Speare

122. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Hugh Downs

123. Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
Jean Paul Richter

124. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Effie Jones

125. Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
Grace Hansen

126. Sticks and stones are hard on bones Aimed with angry art, Words can sting like anything But silence breaks the heart.
Suzanne Nichols

127. What we do today, right now, Will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.
Alexandra Stoddard

128. Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?
Frank J. Giblin II

129. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill

130. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Harper Lee

131. Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.
Frank Tyger

132. Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Oprah Winfrey

133. Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
Jodie Foster

134. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash

135. Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

136. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you'll get the best. Begin to live as you wish to live.
Unknown

137. Love and you shall be loved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

138. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud

139. A closed mind is a dying mind.
Edna Ferber

140. We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

141. I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
Marie Curie

142. I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.
Anne Baxter

143. Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
Helen Keller

144. What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.
Thomas Sprat

145. It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
Rollo May

146. Every passing moment is a chance to turn it all around.
Penelope Cruz in Vanilla Sky

147. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

148. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle

149. It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
Mignon McLaughlin

150. Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Ralph Marston


151. You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

152. The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now.
Robert Ingersoll

153. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
John Muir

154. The best things in life aren't things.
Art Buchwald

155. You see things and say 'Why?'; but I dream things that never were and I say 'Why not?'"
George Bernard Shaw

156. It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau

157. Within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
Joseph Epstein

158. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

159. You don't just stumble into the future. You create your own future.
Roger Smith

160. Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray

161. We need to listen to one another.
Chaim Potok

162. You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance.
Lee J. Iacocca

163. Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

164. My favorite quote is "Life is too short to be little," written by Disraeli. Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.
Andre Maurois

165. One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
Source Unknown

166. Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.
Earl Gray Stevens

167. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present.
Eleanor Roosevelt

168. Never give up on anybody.
Hubert H. Humphrey

169. Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
Max L. Forman

170. Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant

171. What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
William Shakespeare

172. The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

173. The secret of success is consistency of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

174. When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.
Joseph Campbell

175. Desire nothing for yourself, which you do not desire for others.
Spinoza

176. It is not of so much consequence what you say, as how you say it.
Alexandra Smith

177. When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
Lao-Tzu

178. You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

179. The day a person becomes a cynic is the day he loses his youth.
Marvin D. Levy

180. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson

181. Control your emotion or it will control you.
Samurai maxim

182. Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.
Ralph W. Sockman

183. Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear but around in awareness.
James Thurber

184. Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Augustine

185. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

186. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
Lord Chesterfield

187. Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

188. Hear the meaning within the word.
William Shakespeare

189. Always do right. This will gratify some -- and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

190. You can if you think you can.
George Reeves

191/ Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances.
Jean de la Fontaine

192. The great mind knows the power of gentleness.
Robert Browning

193. No gift is too small to give, nor too simple to receive, if it's chosen with thoughtfulness and given with love.
Unknown

194. A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Leonardo Da Vinci

195. Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

196. With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

197. Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson

198. "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.
John Wesley

199. The most destructive criticism is indifference.
Eileen Drottz

200. Adversity causes some people to break, others to break records.
William Ward


201. The best condition in life is to be not so rich as to be envied nor so poor as to be damned.
Josh Billings

202. Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

203. We are here to add what we can to, not what we can get from, life.
Sir William Osler

204. Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

205. It's a very short trip. While alive, live.
Malcolm Forbes

206. Life teaches us to be less harsh with ourselves and with others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

207. How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives.
Annie Dillard

208. One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.
Josh Billings

209. The only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try.
Charles F. Kettering

210. Four things come not back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity.
Unknown

211. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

212. Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi

213. We make our own fortunes and call them fate.
Benjamin Disraeli

214. Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today.
James Dean

215. Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Justice O. W. Holmes

216. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

217. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefor, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle

218. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

219. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

220. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu

221. There are no gains without pains.
Adlai Stevenson

222. I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Abraham Lincoln

223. Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.
Mark Twain

224. He turns not back who is bound to a star.
Leonardo Da Vinci

225. The present is the point at which time touches eternity.
C. S. Lewis

226. One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if possible, speak a few reasonable words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

227. Never assume the obvious is true.
William Safire

228. Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.
Epicurus

229. If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
George Bernard Shaw

230. It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

231. The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
William James

232. The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
Solomon Ibn Gabriol

234. A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.
Unknown 235. One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
Alexander Chase

236. Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides

237. They can because they think they can.
Virgil

238. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
W.W. Ziege

239. The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright

240. A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Elbert Hubbard

241. There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

242. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope

243. Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
Evan Esar

244. To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
Shakespeare

245. Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

236. Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides

237. They can because they think they can.
Virgil

238. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
W.W. Ziege

239. The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright

240. A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
Elbert Hubbard

241. There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

242. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope

243. Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
Evan Esar

244. To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
Shakespeare

245. Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

246. If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Orville Wright

247. Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

248. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Ghandi

249. It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Unknown

250. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein.

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