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Quotes For You

1. If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up some place else.
Yogi Berra

2. When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

3. There is time for everything.
Thomas A. Edison

4. I demolish my bridges behind me...then there is no choice but to move forward.
Firdtjof Nansen

5. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Johnette Napolitano

7. You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

8. Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Tolstoy

9. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch

10. Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell

11. The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Richard Cech

12. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

13. We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons

14. Value friendship for what there is in it, not for what can be gotten out of it.
H. Clay Trumbull

15. A friend is, as it were, a second self.

16. Friendship needs no words--it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Dag Hammarskjold

17. We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends behave to us.

18. You will make more friends in a week by getting yourself interested in other people than you can in a year by trying to get people interested in you.
Arnold Bennett

19. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

20. Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

21. A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

22. Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

23. Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek.

24. The future depends on what we do in the present.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

27. Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Ralph Blum

28. To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned."
Edward Bulwer Lytton

29. Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Thomas Carlyle

30. Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes

31. Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth

32. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

33. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

34. Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharial Nehru

35. Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Thomas Fuller

36. 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

37. Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Brown

38. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

39. The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.
Desiderius Erasmus

40. Impossible things are simply those which so far have never been done.
Elbert Hubbard

41. A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

42. The whole secret of a succesful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
Henry Ford

43. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham Lincoln

44. We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, and not as they are said to be.
George Bernard Shaw

45. The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein

46. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

47. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Wiliam Butler Yeats

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

49. Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert Gyorgyi

50. If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison


51. Only strong characters can resist the temptation of superficial analysis.
Albert Einstein

52. That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
Paul Valery

53. Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
Walter Lipman

54. The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second is to know that which is true.

55. In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

56. Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

57. So little trouble do men take in search for the truth; so readily do they accept whatever comes first to hand.

58. Man's most judicious trait, is a good sense of what not to believe.

59. How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
Robert Southey

60. What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
John Lubbock

61. Some will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.
Thomas Blount

62. I tolerate with the utmost latitude the right of others to differ from me in opinion.
Thomas Jefferson

63. Maturity of mind is capacity to endure uncertainty.
Unknown 64. He that never changes his opinion, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow that he is today.
Tyron Edwards

65. The smart ones ask when they don't know. And, sometimes when they do.
Malcolm Forbes

66. They that will not be counseled cannot be helped.
Benjamin Franklin

67. It's more fun to arrive at a conclusion that to justify it.
Malcom Forbes

68. We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.
Mao Tse-Tung

69. The man who questions opinion is wise; the man who quarrels with facts is a fool.
Frank A. Garbutt

70. Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

71. Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
Doris M. Smith

72. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot

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

74. Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser

75. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a know and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

76. Trust your hopes, not your fears.
David Mahoney

77. Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
Frank L. Gaines

78. When you cease to dream you cease to live.
Malcolm Forbes

79. Perseverance is failing 9 times and succeeding the 10th.
J. Andrews

80. Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts.
George F. Tilton

81. We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen

82. No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
Francois Mauriac

83. Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Pablo Picasso

84. The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
Vi Putnam

85. Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.
Joshua Liebman

86. Perhaps love is the process of my gently leading you back to yourself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

88. To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

89. To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Francois Mauriac

90. Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.

91. The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.

92. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
        Albert Einstein

93. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
        Eleanor Roosevelt

94. In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
        Brian Weir

95. Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do in our own?
        Brigham Young

96. Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
        Jean Sibelius

97. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
        Mark Twain

98. The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

99. Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.

100. Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

101. Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.

102. He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
        Tom J. Connelly

103. Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

104. When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
        Alexander Graham Bell

105. Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
        St. Francis De Sales

106. Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.
        Brigham Young

107. The wind of anger blows out the lamp of intelligence.

108. Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. 
       Cherie CarterScott

109. Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
       Joan Lunden

110. When you feel "dog tired" at night, it may be because you growled all day.

111. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.
        Benjamin Franklin

112. Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
       Elizabeth I

113. If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.

114. Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power, that is not easy.

115. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
        William Shakespeare

116. A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
        Opening scene of "Faust"

117. You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.

118. You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

119. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

120. To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
        Kahlil Gibran

121. Whether you think you can or think you can't you are right.
        Henry Ford

122. Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes... but that would be a mistake.

123. There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

124. He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

125. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

126. A life lived in fear is half lived.

127. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
        Ambrose Redmoon

128. Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

129. Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.

130. You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
        Shira Tehrani

131. Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

132. We are like tea bags we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
        Sister Busche

133. A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

134. There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
        Anwar el Sadat

135. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
        Martin Luther King, Jr.

136. You lift me, and I'll lift you, and we'll ascend together.

137. Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. 
          Kim Rohn

138. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
       Richard Bach

139. Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. 
       Mary MacCracken

140. If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
       Abigail Van Buren

141. Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.
       David Bly

142. A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
       Thomas Szasz

143. We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
      Martin Luther King

144. Trials give you strength, sorrows give understanding and wisdom.
      Chuck T. Falcon

145. Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

146. The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
      Allan K. Chalmers

147. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
      Soren Kierkegaard.

148. A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.

149. No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.
150. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
       Anatole France

151. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.

152. Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
        Bill Blackman

153. The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
        Blood of the Martyr

154. Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.

155. What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight it's the size of the fight in the dog.
        Dwight D. Eisenhower

156. If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.

157. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

158. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
        Franklin D. Roosevelt

159. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
        Ralph Waldo Emerson

160. Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
        Henry J. Kaiser

161. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

162. The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

163. People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
        George Allen

164. It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

165. There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.

166. Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
        John Wooden

167. My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
        Abraham Lincoln

168. You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.

169. We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

170. How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

171. It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.

172. The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
        John F. Kennedy

173. I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so his place will be proud of him.
       Abraham Lincoln

174. The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
        Ann Landers

175. True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
        Brigham Young

176. Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?

177. I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
       George Washington

178. Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
       Walter Anderson

179. The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.
       Albert Einstein 

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

181. When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
       Max Lerner

182. Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all the apathy of human beings.
       Helen Keller

183. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
       Albert Einstein

184. The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

185. Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

186. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

187. And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
        Abraham Lincoln

188. The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
          Madame De Maintenon

189. Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
        Burton Hills

190. Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

191. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
        Storm Jameson

192. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
        Helen Keller

193. A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

194. We get to make a living; we give to make a life.
        Winston Churchill

195. When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.

196. A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.

197. Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
       Ashleigh Brilliant

198. Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
       Helen Keller

199. The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

200. When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of selfgiving is a personal powerreleasing factor.
       Norman Vincent Peale

201. Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.

202. The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

203. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
        Margaret Mead

204. Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.

205. The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
        Lao Tzu

206. Either you run the day or the day runs you.
        Jim Rohn

207. Destiny is not a matter of chance but of choice. Not something to wish for but to attain.
        William Jennings Bryan

208. There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.

209. The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
        Lloyd Jones

210. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
        Aldous Huxley

211. The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
        C.S. Lewis

212. If I am not for myself, who will be? And if I am for myself alone, then what am I? And if not now, when?
        Rabbi Hillel

213. For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.
        John Greenleaf Whittier

214. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
        Mahatma Gandhi

215. Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
       Robert F. Kennedy

216. Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.

217. Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
        Karl G. Maeser

218. The time is always right to do what is right.
       Martin Luther King Jr.

219. The moment we begin to fear the opinons of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
       Elizabeth Cady Stanton

220. Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.

221. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
        William Arthur Ward

222. I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
        David O. McKay

223. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

224. We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
        Brigham Young

225. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
        Martin Luther King

226. It is essential that justice be done, and it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different.
       Oscar Aria

227. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
       Elie Wiesel

228. Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace.
       Barbara Hall

229. 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

230. Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love...Kindness is good will. Kindness says, "I want you to be happy.
       Randolph Ray

231. Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
       C.N. Bovee

232. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
       Carl Jung

233. People are unreasonable, illogical and selfcentered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway.

234. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

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

236. It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
       Robert A. Cook

237. The best way to predict your future is to create it.

238. Be strong, get beyond all superstitions, and be free. 
       Swami Vivekananda

239. Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
       Robert Schuller

240. Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
        Henry Van Dyke

241. Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
       Anne Lamott

242. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
       David M. Burns

243. The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
       Thomas J. Watson

244. Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
       W. Somerset Maugham

245. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.

246. Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans.

247. In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
        Theodore Roosevelt

248. You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
        Professor Harrold Hill

249. Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.

250. The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

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