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I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart. – Pope John XXIII
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him. – Jim Elliot
Change your thoughts and you It is a good thing to learn caution change your world. Norman Vincent Peale
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. – Democritus
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. Thomas Jefferson
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao Tzu
Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. Thomas Merton

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. Leo Buscaglia
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda – Top Success Quotes
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. Henry Rollins

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. Anne Frank

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Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill

You change your life by changing your heart. Max Lucado

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. Amelia Barr

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man. Arthur Young

Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. Babe Ruth

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. Helen Keller

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service?

Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love? Fulton J. Sheen

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. Augustus Hare

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach

A place for everything, everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin

There are two ways of speading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. Joyce Meyer

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. Khalil Gibran

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With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. Victor Hugo

Belief creates the actual fact. William James

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. Tony Robbins
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. Plato

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver. William Bartram

You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you. Alan Watts

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Tony Robbins

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge. Abraham Joshua Heschel

Enthusiasm moves the world. Arthur Balfour

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. Thomas Fuller

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Robert H. Schuller

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. Marcus Aurelius

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. Han Suyin

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. Tony Robbins

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. Michael Jackson

Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us in joy we face the storm and defy it. Amelia Barr

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher
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Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. Steve Jobs

When deeds speak, words are nothing. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. Ben Okri
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Mary Kay Ash

Give light and people will find the way. Ella Baker

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. Robert Louis Stevenson

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see. Donald Cargill

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. Friedrich Schiller

The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other. Mark Hopkins
For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat. Wallis Simpson

Great hopes make great men. Thomas Fuller


Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them. Henry Norris Russell
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. – William Ellery Channing

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years. Junipero Serra

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth people seek guidance of him who is master of himself. James Allen

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I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands, and I am very happy about that! Ken Hensley
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. Richard Bach

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir

The power of imagination makes us infinite. John Muir

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. Georgia O’Keeffe

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. Benjamin Disraeli
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. Meister Eckhart

Of all human activities, man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. Pope Paul VI

The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. Pablo Neruda


It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Harry Emerson Fosdick

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. Audre Lorde
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. Emile Zola

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help. Pope Paul VI

We convince by our presence. Walt Whitman

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. Charles Morgan

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. Hosea Ballou

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. Sylvester Stallone

Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future. Mattie Stepanek

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. Blaise Pascal

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder. Joseph Wood Krutch

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. Morgan Freeman

Happiness is the natural flower of duty. Phillips Brooks


The authentic self is the soul made visible. Sarah Ban Breathnach

Think with your whole body. Taisen Deshimaru

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee. Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. Jean Paul

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free. Ray Manzarek

Mankind is made great or little by its own will. Friedrich Schiller


Our ideals are our better selves. Amos Bronson Alcott
Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes

Let each man exercise the art he knows. Aristophanes

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. Bernard Williams

I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me. Zane Grey

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens. David Cameron

The single most important thing in a child’s performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing. Michael Gove
I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives. Andrew Shue

It’s inspirational to see someone who is dying smile. Arlen Specter


The best form of flattery is to be admired, imitated or respected. I’ve always felt proud our fans look up to us or feel we are inspirational. Cheryl James

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed. Herman Cain

“Do What You Gotta Do’ is a positive, inspirational song that says no matter what it is whether you’re up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met, you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.;Angie Stone; inspirational

Star Wars’ is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It’s what they want.;George Lucas; inspirational


Rap music’s been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn’t.;Alexander McQueen; inspirational

I wanted to do something inspirational for my children.;Harvey Weinstein; inspirational

I try not to put anything political on the forefront of what I’m trying to do creatively. At the same time, I do think it’s wonderful when I hear people say that it’s inspirational that I’m an Indian woman on camera. My life is very diverse, and my friends are a diverse group of people.;Mindy Kaling; inspirational


I do love to eavesdrop. It’s inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.;Lynda Barry; inspirational

I view art as an inspirational tool.;Thomas Kincade; inspirational

To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential… With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.;Snoop Dogg; inspirational

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.;Peter Diamandis; inspirational

I think that the reason for my success is that I am really not aspirational. I am inspirational in that the people at home feel like they can really relate to me.;Rosie O’Donnell; inspirational – success quotes by famous people

I think if there’s something one needs to change with oneself, it doesn’t have to happen in the New Year. You can do that any time you please – not that it’s not a good inspirational tactic for the people that it works for.;Brittany Murphy; inspirational

Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It’s part ballet. It’s part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.;Steve Sabol; inspirational

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Almost every college playwright or sketch or improv comedian was sort of aware of Christopher Durang – even kids in high school. His short plays were so accessible to younger people and I think that was inspirational to me.;Mindy Kaling; inspirational

Roosevelt’s declaration that Americans had ‘nothing to fear but fear itself’ was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong.;Russell Baker; inspirational

So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that’s exactly how I approached it – only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.;Smokey Robinson; inspirational

I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?;Stephen Colbert; inspirational

President Obama called for a ‘we’ nation in his Inauguration Address. Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It pricks the walls of our compartmentalized minds, opens our hearts and makes us brave. And that’s what we need most in our country today.;Anna Deavere Smith; inspirational


Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I’ve ever done is a gift from God.;Smokey Robinson; inspirational

You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea. Travel is very inspirational – but it’s in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family.;Adriana Trigiani; inspirational

I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He’s the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I’ve ever seen. I like to be around people like that.;Max Weinberg; inspirational

I am very conscious of who I am as an artist and as an inspirational person.;R. Kelly; inspirational


When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you’d go, what did you just play… immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That’s what we’re going to miss.;Robin Gibb; inspirational

The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.;Carter Burwell; inspirational

Books are challenging and inspirational to me.;Amy Sedaris; inspirational

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.;Queen Elizabeth II; inspirational

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I’d like to one day be featured on a list of inspirational people who have made a difference in the world, whether it be helping underprivileged people or putting an end to the poaching of wildlife in Africa.;Candice Swanepoel; inspirational

I hope that at the end of the seven years, people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad, I look forward to representing Ireland.;Michael D. Higgins; inspirational

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things that’s all.;Harry Seidler; inspirational


In fact, I wouldn’t really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album.;Smokey Robinson; inspirational
I grew up in a bookless house – my parents didn’t read poetry, so if I hadn’t had the chance to experience it at school I’d never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.;Carol Ann Duffy; inspirational

Since we launched the original ‘Pop Idol’ in England, I’ve remained close with Simon Fuller. Working as executive producer on ‘American idol’ for its first seven years not only was an inspirational journey into the heart of American pop culture, it opened my eyes to the untapped potential of the incredibly dynamic young people in this world.;Nigel Lythgoe; inspirational

I think the end goal, hopefully, is to take advantage of the attention I’ve gotten along the way and use it for good and build some communities, and as I get older I can continue to do things and be surrounded by things that are inspirational to me.;Reggie Watts; inspirational

I love a lot of the New York bands, but Patti Smith stands out. I just read ‘Just Kids’ and it’s an inspirational, well-written account of an emerging New York artist in the late seventies.;James Iha; inspirational

Every song you’re trying to find something that going to connect in different ways but for me the songs that I’m really drawn to are inspirational, songs that lift you and that everybody can relate to no matter where you’re from.;Rodney Atkins; inspirational

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.;Jack Youngblood; inspirational
This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It’s an upper. We have enough downers in the world.;Roma Downey; inspirational – uplifting quotes

My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.;Taylor Dayne; inspirational

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I’ve done a lot of albums and I kinda know when I’m onto something that was inspirational for me to record and create, and this was one of those projects where I really enjoyed making the album.;Lee Ritenour; inspirational

A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.;Steve Berry; inspirational

I love inspirational R&ampB, like Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson. I want to do that. That kind of music stays with you.;Ashthon Jones; inspirational

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration.;Boris Vallejo;inspirational

Lee’s great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management.;Cheryl Crawford;inspirational

In social institutions, the whole is always less than the sum of its parts. There will never be a state as good as its people, or a church worthy of its congregation, or a university equal to its faculty and students. Abbey, Edward

There is no such thing as a self-made man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the makeup of our character and our thoughts, as well as our success. Adams, George Matthew

I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leav Albani, Emma

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit. Borman, Frank


The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart. Yeats, William Butler

Though one sits in meditation in a particular place, the Self in him can exercise its influence far away. Though still, it moves everywhere…The Self cannot be known by anyone who desists not from unrighteous ways, controls not his senses, stills not his mind, and practices not meditation. Yen, Lu

That which exists through itself is called The Eternal. The Eternal has neither name nor shape. It is the one essence, the one primal spirit. Essence and life cannot be seen. They are contained in the light of heaven. The light of heaven cannot be seen. It is contained in the two eyes. Yen, Lu – good life quotes

If the thoughts are absolutely tranquil the heavenly heart can be seen. The heavenly heart lies between sun and moon (i.e. between the two eyes). It is the home of the inner light. To make light circulate is the deepest and most wonderful secret. The light is easy to move, but difficult to fix. If it is made to circulate long enought, then it crystallizes itself; that is the natural spirit body… Yen, Lu

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True thoughts have duration in themselves. If the thoughts endure, the seed is enduring; if the seed endures, the energy endures; if the energy endures, then will the spirit endure. The spirit is thought; thought is the heart; the heart is the fire; the fire is the Elixir. Yen, Lu

Two stones build two houses, three stones build six houses, four build twenty-four houses, five build one hundred and twenty houses, six build seven hundred and twenty houses and seven build five thousand and forty houses. From thence further go and reckon what the mouth cannot express and the ear cannot hear. Yezirah, Sepher

Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness. Young, Edward

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. Young, Edward

By all means use some time to be alone. Young, Edward

Too low they build who build below the skies. Young, Edward

It takes vision and courage to create-it takes faith and courage to prove. Young, Owen D. – best inspirational quotes

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. Zangwill, Israel

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds. Zappa, Frank


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own. Zeno

In Fame’s temple there is always a niche to be found for rich dunces, importunate scoundrels or successful butchers of the human race. Zimmerman

Before God manifested Himself, when all things were still hidden in Him… He began by forming an imperceptible point; that was His own thought. With this thought He then began to construct a mysterious and holy form… the Universe. Zohar – inspirational quotes to live by

Every soul is subject to the trial of Transmigration…An individual does not know that he is called for assessment before entering this World as well as after leaving it. He does not know how many transformations and esoteric trials he has to pass through…and that souls revolve like a stone shot from a sling. Zohar

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All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release…Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body. Zohar

The entire lower world was created in the likeness of the higher world. All that exists in the higher world appears like an image in this lower world; yet all this is but One. Zohar

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart. Boston, Thomas

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong. Zoroaster

When you doubt, abstain. Zoroaster

Technological change defines the horizon of our material world as it shapes the limiting conditions of what is possible and what is barely imaginable. It erodes … assumptions about the nature of our reality, the ?pattern? in which we dwell, and lays open new choices. Zuboff, Shoshana – motivational quotes


Hearing, seeing and understanding each other, humanity from one end of the earth to the other now lives simultaneously, omnipresent like a god thanks to its own creative ability. And, thanks to its victory over space and time, it would now be splendidly united for all time, if it were not confused again and again by that fatal delusion which causes humankind to keep on destroying this grandiose unity and to destroy itself with the same resources which gave it power over the elements. Zweig, Stefan

Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity. Bovee, Christian Nestell

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it. Bovee, Christian Nestell
Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it center despised. Bovee, Christian Nestell

Fame – a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on. Bovee, Christian Nestell

Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it. Bovee, Christian Nestell

Mind unemployed is mind unenjoyed. Bovee, Christian Nestell

Kindness is a language the dumb canspeak and the deaf can hear and understand. Bovee, Christian Nestell

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It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon. Bovee, Christian Nestell

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat. Bowen, Elizabeth

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out. Bowen, Elizabeth
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. Bowring, John

The success of any venture will be helped by prayer, even in the wrong denomination. Boyle, Charles P.

Success can be insured only by devising a defense against the contingency plan. Boyle, Charles P.- success quote of the day


In war there is no prize for runner-up. Bradley, Omar

Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence. Brandeis, Louis D.

Why be a man when you can be a success? Brecht, Bertold – quotes of success

At some time in the life cycle of virtually every organization, its ability to succeed in spite of itself runs out. Brien, Richard H.

Love is a great beautifier. Alcott, Louisa May

Animals feed; man eats. Only the man of intellect and judgment knows how to eat. Brillat, Antheime

If you can’t learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly. Brilliant, Ashleigh
The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. Broun, Heywood

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow. Brower, Charles


The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren’t there. Brown, Gene

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them. Browne, Thomas

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness. Browning, Elizabeth B.
World’s use is cold, world’s love is vain, world’s cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain. Browning, Elizabeth B.

Whoso loves Believes the impossible. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

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If thou must love me, let it be for nought< Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake. Browning, Robert

How good is man’s life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy! Browning, Robert

Love is energy of life. Browning, Robert

Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once. Browning, Robert

God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is. Bruno, Giordano


If at first you don’t succeed you’re running about average. Alderson, M.H.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Bryan, William Jennings

This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty – the cause of humanity. Bryan, William Jennings
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster children into strength and athletic proportion. Bryant, William Cullen

Weep not that the world changes – did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were a cause indeed to weep. Bryant, William Cullen

We are restless because of incessant change, but we would be frightened if change were stopped. Bryson, Lyman Lloyd

If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull, wouldn?t it? Buchman, Sydney

Everything changes, nothing remains without change. Buddha

There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being. Buddha

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha

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There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being. Buddha

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze. Buddha
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. Buddha

If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure. Buddha
Let no sleep fall upon thy eyes till thou hast thrice re- viewed the transactions of the past day. Where have I turn-ed aside from rectitude? What have I been doing? What haveI left undone, which I ought to have done? Begin thus from the first act, and proceed; and, in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done, be troubled, and rejoice for the good. Buddha

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. Buddha

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. Buddha
I was always an early riser. Happy the man who is! Every morning day comes to him with a virgin’s love, full of bloom and freshness. The youth of nature is contagious, like the gladness of a happy child. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert


In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert

Master books, but do not let them master you. – Read to live, not live to read. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert

Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert

Whatever the number of a man’s friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert

inspirational quotes

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Robert


First must give place to last, because last must have his time to come; but last gives place to nothing, for there is not another to succeed. Bunyan

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. Burke, Edmund

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time. Burke, Edmund

The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blanches, the thought that never wanders, the purpose that never wavers – these are the masters of victory. Burke, Edmund

It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery. Burke, Edmund

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity. Burke, Edmund

If you live to the age of a hundred, you have it made because very very few people die past the age of a hundred. Burns, George

I’m at that age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill. Burns, George

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go. Burroughs, John
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite. Aldrich, Thomas B.

Misery assails riches, as lightning does the highest towers; or as a tree that is heavy laden with fruit breaks its own boughs, so riches destroy the virtue of their possessor. Burton, Richard E.

inspirational quotes for work

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. Burton, Robert

Worldly wealth is the Devil’s bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun. Burton, Robert


Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. Buscaglia, Leo

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Buscaglia, Leo

Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have. Butler, Samuel

All animals but men know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it -and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow it. Butler, Samuel
There is no bore like a clever bore. Butler, Samuel

All progress is based upon the universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income. Butler, Samuel

God cannot alter the past, that is why he is obliged to connive at the existence of historians. Butler, Samuel

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. Butler, Samuel

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. Butler, Samuel

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. Butler, Samuel


Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character. Butler, Samuel

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire of every organism to live beyond its income. Butler, Samuel
The very fact of its finding itself in agreement with other minds perturbs it, so that it hunts for points of divergence, feeling the urgent need to make it clear that at least it reached the same conclusions by a different route. Butterfield, Herbert

Don’t go through life, grow through life. Butterworth, Eric

Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them. Byrnes, James F.

Think, and be careful what thou art within; For there is sin in the desire of sin; Think, and be thankful, in a different case; For there is grace in the desire of grace. Byrom, John

inspirational quotes for women

Adversity is the first path to truth. Byron, Lord

So for a good old-gentlemanly vi Byron, Lord

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. Byron, Lord

I had a dream, which was not all a dream. Byron, Lord

O Fame! if I e’er took delight in thy praises, ‘Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases, Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover The thought that I was not unworthy to love her. Byron, Lord


And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade. Byron, Lord

Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and the Bored. Byron, Lord

He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly? Byron, Lord

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it. Byron, Lord

‘Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. Byron, Lord

Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire. Byron, Lord

Let center think to fly the danger for soon or late love is his own avenger. Byron, Lord

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. Byron, Lord


Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well. Byron, Lord
He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below. Byron, Lord

The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind! Byron, Lord

The tenor’s voice is spoilt by affectation, And for the bass, the beast can only bellow; In fact, he had no singing education, An ignorant, noteless, timeless, tuneless fellow. Byron, Lord

O gold! I still prefer thee unto paper which makes bank credit like a bank of vapour. Byron, Lord

People marry through a variety of other reasons, and with varying results; but to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy. Cabell, James Branch

inspirational quotes for teachers

There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do. Alfieri, Vittorio

Follow Your Bliss. Campbell, Joseph

When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity. Campbell, Joseph

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. Campbell, Joseph


Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smile. Campbell. Thomas
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Camus, Albert

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. Camus, Albert
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. Camus, Albert

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. Camus, Albert

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. Camus, Albert – the best success quotes

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. Camus, Albert

The prophet and the martyr do not see the hooting throng. Their eyes are fixed on the eternities. Cardozo, Benjamin N.

Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes. Carlyle, Thomas

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. Carlyle, Thomas

Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope. Carlyle, Thomas

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. Carlyle, Thomas

inspirational quotes for life

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species. Carlyle, Thomas
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Carlyle, Thomas

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will. Carlyle, Thomas

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time. Carlyle, Thomas

Alas! while the body stands so broad and brawny, must the soul lie blinded, dwarfed, stupefied, almost annihilated? Alas! this was, too, a breath of God, bestowed in heaven, but on earth never to be unfolded! Carlyle, Thomas

The eye sees what it brings the power to see. Carlyle, Thomas

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green Carlyle, Thomas

“I’m very brave generally,” he went on in a low voice: “only today I happen to have a headache.” Carroll, Lewis


There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots. The other is wings. Carter Jr., Hodding

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. Carter, Jimmy

When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change. Cary, Lucius
Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more. Casanova, Giovanni G.

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D. Algren, Nelson

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. Casson, Herbert N.

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. Cather, Willa

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes. Cato the Elder

The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men. Cato, Dionysius

inspirational quotes for kids

The whole business of your life overwhelms you when you live alone. One?s stupefied by it. To get rid of it you try to daub some of it off on to people who come to see you, and they hate that. To be alone trains one for death. C?line, Louis-Ferdinand

Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away Cernuda, Luis

Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds. Cervantes
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Cervantes

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good. Cervantes

The pen is the tongue of the mind. Cervantes


‘Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it. Cervantes, Miguel de


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

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent. Chamfort, Sebastian

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a centerxistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. Alinsky, Saul


Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. Channing, William Ellery
They smell, they snarl and they scratch; they have a singular aptitude for shredding rugs, drapes and upholstery; they’re sneaky, selfish and not at all smart; they are disloyal, condescending and totally useless in any rodent free environment. Chapereau, Jean Michel

Let no man value at a little price a virtuous woman’s counsel; her winged spirit is feathered often times with heavenly words, and, like her beauty, ravishing and pure. Chapman

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world. Chase, Stuart

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly. Chateaubriand

Moderation, which consists in an indifference about little things, and in a prudent and well-proportioned zeal about things of importance, can proceed from nothing but true knowledge, which has its foundation in self-acquaintance. Chatham

inspirational quotes for difficult times

When an actor has money he doesn’t send letters, he sends telegrams. Chekhov, Anton

The more refined one is, the more unhappy. Chekhov, Anton

I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet. Chesterfield, Lord


Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason. Chesterfield, Lord

Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. Chesterfield, Lord

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. Chesterfield, Lord

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day. Chesterfield, Lord

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded. Chesterfield, Lord

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. Chesterfield, Lord
Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for a star. Allen, Fred


No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkeness or as good as drink. Chesterton, G.K.

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. Chesterton, G.K.

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. Chesterton, G.K.

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. Chesterton, G.K.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. Chesterton, G.K.

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity. Chesterton, G.K.

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all. Chesterton, G.K.

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. Chesterton, G.K.

A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb

Sincere advice may offend the ear but is beneficial to one?s conduct. Chinese Proverb

inspirational quotes and sayings

Honest advice is unpleasant to the ears. Chinese Proverb

Good words by the third time will even bore the dogs. Chinese Proverb

Never discuss public business while drinking. Chinese Proverb
Public business should be conducted publicly. Chinese Proverb

Business is thirty percent patience. Chinese Proverb

To believe in one’s dreams is to spend all of one’s life asleep. Chinese Proverb

If I’m dreaming, never let me wake. If I’m awake, never let me sleep. Chinese Proverb

Heaven lent you a soul Earth will lend a grave. Chinese Proverb


Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not. Chinese Proverb

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring. Chinese Proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer…it sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb
The nail that sticks out must be hammered down. Chinese Proverb

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words. Chinese Proverb

On a journey of a hundred miles, ninety is but half way. Chinese Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Chinese Proverb

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. Chinese Proverb

Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat. Chinese Proverb

Laws control the lesser man…Right conduct controls the greater one. Chinese Proverb

Climb mountains to see lowlands. Chinese Proverb
The tongue like a sharp knife…Kills without drawing blood. Chinese Proverb

Not wine…men intoxicate themselves; Not vice…men entice themselves. Chinese Proverb

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years Chinese Proverb

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The pine stays green in winter…Wisdom in hardship. Chinese Proverb

Adversity breaks the inferior man’s will but only bends the superior man’s spirit. Outward influence is denied the great man, who accordingly uses words sparingly but retains his central position. Ching, I

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. Ching, I
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres. Ching, I

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby. Ching, I


Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven. Ching, I

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions. Ching, I

The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune. Ching, I
It is an inexorable Law of Nature that bad must follow good, that decline must follow a rise. To feel that we can rest on our achievements is a dangerous fallacy. Inner strength can overcome anything that occurs outside. Ching, I

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day. Christ, Jesus

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Christ, Jesus


I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. Chuang

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. Chuang-tzu

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. Churchill, Winston

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. Churchill, Winston

inspirational quotations

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts. Churchill, Winston

There is no such thing as a good tax. Churchill, Winston

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. Churchill, Winston

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him. Churchill, Winston

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. Ciardi, John

Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring. Cibber, Colley

Religions change; Beer and Wine remain. Allen, Hervey


One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. Cibenko, Michael

Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end. Cicero

The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others. Cicero

That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place. Cicero

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Cicero


Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. Cicero
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. Cicero

What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine. Cicero

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. Cicero

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long. Cicero

We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind. Cicero

inspirational qoutes

In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought. Cicero
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. Cicero

If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains. Cicero

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law. Cicero


Nor has he spent his life badly who has passed it in privacy. Cicero
Nature abhors annihilation. Cicero

In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures. Cicero

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. Cicero

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. Cicero

When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank. Cicero

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by thelove of glory. Cicero

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero

A dream is a wish your heart makes – When you’re fast asleep. Cinderella

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory. Cleghorn, Sarah

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. Cleveland, Grover


It is not the greatness of a man’s means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. Cobbett, William

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one’s preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them. Cocteau, Jean

We must believe in luck for how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like? Cocteau, Jean

What really matters is the name you succeed in imposing on the facts not the facts themselves. Cohen, Jerome

inspirational qoute

Precaution is better than cure. Coke, Edward

Life is but thought. Coleridge, Samuel T.

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole. Coleridge, Samuel T.
Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills. We feel a thousand miseries till we are lucky enought to feel misery. Coleridge, Samuel T.

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. Coleridge, Samuel T.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. Allen, James L.

The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen. Colette

Time spent with cats is never wasted. Collette

But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don’t always succeed. Colman, George

Pleasure is to Women what the Sun is to the Flower; if moderately enjoyed, it beautifies, it refreshes, and it improves; if immoderately, it withers, etiolates, and destroys. Colton

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. Colton, Charles C.
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads center of us by the same route. Colton, Charles C.

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. Colton, Charles C.


No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. Colton, Charles C.

In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good. Colton, Charles C.


Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship-never. Colton, Charles C.

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets. Colton, Charles C.

It is an easy and vulgar thing to please the mob, and no very arduous task to astonish them. Colton, Charles C.


To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who seek it: the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary. Colton, Charles C.
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. Colton, Charles C.

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth. Colton, Charles C.

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. Colton, Charles C.

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture. Colton, Charles Caleb


They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honours depend upon heaven. Confucius

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. Confucius

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. Confucius

Heaven means to be one with God. Confucius

Study the past, if you would divine the future. Confucius

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself. Confucius

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. Confucius

The perfecting of one’s self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. Confucius

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. Confucius

inspirational qoute

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. Confucius
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. Confucius

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness. Confucius

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy. Connolly, Cyril

The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post. Connolly, Cyril

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. Conrad, Joseph


The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. Conrad, Joseph

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe. Cook, Eliza

You say that love is nonsense….I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one’s nerves like toothache orrheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength. Adams, Henry

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Allen, Woody


Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Allen, Woody

I cannot give advice. How can I when I do not authorise success. I authorise it alright. Smile. Cooley, Mason

Advice is more agreeable in the mouth than in the ear. Cooley, Mason

Good advice is never as helpful as an interest-free loan. Cooley, Mason

My regimen is lust and avarice for exercise, gluttony and sloth for relaxation. Cooley, Mason

Faith of the bore: everything is worth saying. Cooley, Mason

Never ask a bore a question. Cooley, Mason

Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining. Cooley, Mason
inspirational movie quotes

Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better. Cooley, Mason

Change often makes accepted customs into crimes. Cooley, Mason

Change is upsetting. Repetition is tedious. Three cheers for variation! Cooley, Mason

I change my opinions often, but not my way of thinking. Cooley, Mason

Our most important decisions are made while we are thinking about something else. Cooley, Mason


Most of my decisions in life seem absent-minded but inevitable. Cooley, Mason

Prudence suspects that happiness is a bait set by risk. Cooley, Mason

In love, self-love is always at risk. Cooley, Mason

Wit puts politicians at risk. Cooley, Mason


Proverbial wisdom counsels against risk and change. But sitting ducks fare worst of all. Cooley, Mason

Life is the risk we cannot refuse. Cooley, Mason

When understanding would be too difficult, I become trusting. Cooley, Mason

Every path to a new understanding begins in confusion. Cooley, Mason

Understanding replaces imaginary fears with real ones. Cooley, Mason

The business of America is business. Coolidge, Calvin

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Coolidge, Calvin

Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. Coolidge, Calvin

Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it. Cooper, Thomas

Every man of courage is a man of his word. Corneille, Pierre


Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel. Corneille, Pierre
To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory. Corneille, Pierre

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. Cossman

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Countess of Blessington

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things. Cowley, Abraham

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise; He who defers his work from day to day, Does on a river’s bank expecting stay; Till the whole stream which stopped him should be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on. Cowley, Abraham


Money was made, not to command our will, But all our lawful pleasures to fulfill. Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey; The horse doth with the horseman away. Cowley, Abraham

I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. Cowper, William

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. Cowper, William

Acquaint thyself with God, if thou would’st taste His works. Admitted once to his embrace, Thou shalt perceive that thou was blind before: Thine eye shall be instructed; and thine heart Made pure shall relish with divine delight Till then unfelt, what hands divine have wrought. Cowper, William

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. Cowper, William

Every sin is the result of a collaboration. Crane, Stephen
A man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “That fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.” Crane, Stephen


Oh hast thou forgotten this day we must part? It may be for years and it may be forever; Oh why art thou silent, thou voice of my heart? Crawford, Julia

International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood. Ambler, Eric

Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny. Crisp, Quentin

Instead of this we have luxury and avarice; public indigence side by side with private opulence; we glorify wealth and pursue idleness; between the worthy and the unworthy we make no distinction; all the prizes of virtue are awarded to ambition. Crispus, Gaius Sallustius

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense. Crispus, Gaius Sallustius

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It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. Cromwell, Oliver

Age … is a matter of feeling, not of years. Curtis, George Williams

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible thin Da Vinci, Leonardo

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. Da Vinci, Leonardo


Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active. Da Vinci, Leonardo

Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow. Daniel, Samuel

There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court. Darrow, Clarence S.

There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil. Darrow, Clarence S.

History shows that the human mind, fed by constant accessions of knowledge, periodically grows too large for its theoretical coverings, and bursts them asunder to appear in new habiliments, as the feeding and growing grub, at intervals, casts its too narrow skin and assumes another…. Truly the imago state of Man seems to be terribly distant, but every moult is a step gained. Darwin, Charles

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities…still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. Darwin, Charles

In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection. Darwin, Charles


Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. Dass, Baba Ram

Never swap horses crossing a stream. American Proverb

The methodological advice to interpret in a way that optimizes agreement should not be conceived as resting on a charitable assumption about human intelligence that might turn out to be false. If we cannot find a way to interpret the utterances and other behaviour of a creature as revealing a set of beliefs largely consistent and true by our standards, we have no reason to count that creature as rational, as having beliefs, or as saying anything. Davidson, Donald

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Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. Davies, Robertson

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. Davis, Bette

That’s the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not. De Cervantes, Miguel

A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness. de Fontenelle, Bernard le Bovier


Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own. De Gaulle, Charles

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. de Gaultier, Jules

If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be?not understood, but divined. De Gourmont, Remy

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates. De La Bruy?re , Jean

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship’s captain has to avoid a shipwreck. de Maupassant, Guy

Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious. Amiel, Henri Frederic

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we areonly sitting on our own bottom. de Montaigne, Michel

When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me? de Montaigne, Michel Eyquem

Truly, it is not want, but rather abundance, that breeds avarice. de Montaigne, Michel Eyquem

Ambition is not a vice of little people. de Montainge, Michel

Champagne is the only wine a woman can drink and still remain beautiful. de Pompadour, Madame

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My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others! My manner of thinking stems straight from my considered reflections; it holds with my existence, with the way I am made. It is not in my power to alter it; and were it, I’d not do so. de Sade, Donatien Alphonse Francois

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. de Saint-Exup?ry, Antoine

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew. de Sales, Francis

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us. De Sta?l, Madame


Men will never establish any equality with which they can be contented. Whatever efforts a people may make, they will never succeed in reducing all the conditions of society to a perfect level. de Tocqueville, Alexis

We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter. De Vauvenargues, Luc

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge. Amory, Cleveland

You can’t make the Duchess of Windsor into Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. The facts of life are very stubborn things. Amory, Cleveland

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

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. Dement, William

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish. Demosthenes

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals. Denham

Youth, what man’s age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know. Denham, John

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid…for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly. DeVries, Peter

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The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. DeVries, Peter

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. Dewar, Thomas R.

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment. Dewey, John

Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It instigates to invention. It shocks us out of sheeplike passivity, and sets us at noting and contriving. Dewey, John
Independent self people (would be) a counterproductive anachronism in the collective society of the future […] (where) people will be defined by their associations. Dewey, John

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Dhammapada, The


Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death. Dhammapada, The
The traveller has reached the end of the journey! Dhammapada, The

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men. Dhammapada, The

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. Dhammapada, The

Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man… Dhammapada, The

There are men steady and wise whose body, words and mind are self-controlled. They are the men of supreme self-control. Dhammapada, The

Four things does a reckless man gain who covets his neighbor’s wife – demerit, an uncomfortable bed, thirdly, punishment, and lastly, hell. Dhammapada, The

Wise men argue causes, and fools decide them. Anacharsis

A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind. Anacharsis

In Greece wise men speak and fools decide. Anacharsis

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You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them. di Cavour, Camillo
Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure from the monotonous scene on which he has been an actor of importance would seem to be the signal for instant confusion…. The mine which Time has slowly dug beneath familiar objects is sprung in an instant; and what was rock before, becomes but sand and dust. Dickens, Charles

Beauty is not caused. It is. Dickinson, Emily

How dreary – to be – somebody! How public – like a frog – to tell your name – the livelong June – to an admiring bog! Dickinson, Emily

Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality. Dickinson, Emily


The first step towards philosophy is incredulity. Diderot, Denis
If you want me to believe in God, you must make me touch him. Diderot, Denis

The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman, any woman, with beautiful legs. Dietrich. Marlene

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

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine. Dinesen, Isak

In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught. Dioum, Baba

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Disney, Walt

If you can DREAM Disney, Walt
Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret. Disraeli, Benjamin

Change is inevitable in a progressive country. Change is constant. Disraeli, Benjamin

In a progressive country change is constant; … change … is inevitable. Disraeli, Benjamin

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Disraeli, Benjamin

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. Disraeli, Benjamin

I have always thought that every woman should marry, and no man. Disraeli, Benjamin

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There is moderation even in excess. Disraeli, Benjamin

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. Disraeli, Benjamin

Success is the child of audacity. Disraeli, Benjamin

There is no index of character so sure as the voice. Disraeli, Benjamin

The best way out of a difficulty is through it. Anon.


You are young at any age if you’re planning for tomorrow. Anon.
Aging is bad, but consider the alternative. Anon.

There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats. Anon.

I change, and so do women too;< Anon.

So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell. Anon.

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. Anon.
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce. Anon.

If you learn from your suffering, and really come to understand the lesson you were taught, you might be able to help someone else who’s now in the phase you may have just completed. Maybe that’s what it’s all about after all… Anon.

It’s amazing what God can do with a broken heart when given all the pieces. Anon.


The one who loves least controls the relationship. Anon.

If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving. Anon.

Behind every successful man stands an amazed woman. Anon.

A closed mouth gathers no foot. Anon.

The path of immortality is hard, and only a few find it. The rest await the Great Day when the wheels of the universe shall be stopped and the immortal sparks shall escape from the sheaths of substance. Woe unto those who wait, for they must return again, unconscious and unknowing, to the seed-ground of stars, and await a new beginning. Divine Pymander, The

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The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life…Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality. Divine Pymander, The
I Thy God am the Light and the Mind which were before substance was divided from Spirit and darkness from Light. Divine Pymander, The

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. Doctorow, E.L.

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty dies. Donne, John

No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as ifa promitory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. Donne, John
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. Donne, John

Love is agrowing, to full constant light; and his first minute, after noon, is night. Donne, John

O, if thou car’st not whom I love alas, thou lov’st not me. Donne, John

Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life’s latest sands are its sands of gold! Dorr, Julia Ripley

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If you become a success, you don’t change everyone else does. Douglas, Kirk

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Douglas, Norman

I study myself more than any other subject; it is my metaphysic, and my physic. Drummond, William

Accurst ambition, how dearly I have bought you. Dryden, John

A knock-down argument; ’tis but a word and a blow. Dryden, John


Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun. Dryden, John

Honor is but an empty bubble. Dryden, John – inspirational motivational quotes

Love is a passion which kindles honor into noble acts. Dryden, John

Beware the fury of a patient man. Dryden, John

Dancing is the poetry of the feet. Dryden, John

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When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell. Dryden, John

And plenty makes us poor. Dryden, John

Words are but pictures of our thoughts. Dryden, John

It is good that the young are beautiful; it is the only advantage they have. Duchess of Windsor
Everything that can be invented has been invented. Duell, Charles H.

Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life. Anouilh, Jean

Character is who you are when no one but GOD is looking. Dukes, Andy

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art…. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost. Dulles, John Foster

Business? it?s quite simple: it?s other people?s money. Dumas, Alexander

The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it – and sometimes three. Dumas, Alexander

Nothing succeeds like success. Dumas, Alexandre

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. Dumas, Alexandre (p?re)

The work of the world is done on hate. All work done well is well done only when persons hate work done shoddily. Justice can exist only when injustice is hated, laws only when lawlessness is hated, and education only when ignorance is hated. Every improvement this world has ever known was brought about because someone hated intolerable conditions. Dunlop, Jane

Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there. Dunn, Elizabeth Clark

Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning. Dupuy, Alexis

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions. Durant, Will

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do. Dylan, Bob

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Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. Anspacher, Louis

No day in which you learn something is a complete loss. Eddings, David

No day in which you learn something is a complete loss. Eddings, David

Sickness is a belief, which must be annihilated by the divine Mind. Eddy, Mary Baker

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. Edelman, Marion Wright


Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. Edinborough, Arnold

Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun. Edison, Thomas A.

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. Edison, Thomas A.

People are always ready to admit a man’s ability after he gets there. Edwards, Bob

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so. Edwards, Tyron


Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth. Edwards, Tyron

If rich men would remember that shrouds have no pockets, they would, while living, share their wealth with their children, and give for the good of others, and so know the highest pleasure wealth can give. Edwards, Tyron

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Einstein, Albert

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. Einstein, Albert

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. Einstein, Albert

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. Einstein, Albert

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Education is a series of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen. Einstein, Albert

If my theory of relativty is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew. Einstein, Albert

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Einstein, Albert

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Einstein, Albert

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Einstein, Albert

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

Gravity is not responsible for people falling in love. Einstein, Albert

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value Einstein, Albert

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. Einstein, Albert

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. Einstein, Albert

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. Eliot, George

Pain is no evil unless it conquers us. Eliot, George

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact. Eliot, George

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. Eliot, George


There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope. Eliot, George

Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly. Eliot, T. S.

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It’s strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words. Eliot, T. S.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. Antisthenes

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy. Antisthenes

In a minute there is time< Eliot, T.S.

Vacillating people seldom succeed. They seldom win the solid respect of their fellow men. Successful men and women are very careful in reaching decisions and very persistent and determined in action thereafter. Elliott, L.G.
If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero. Ellis, David

Every artist writes his own autobiography. Ellis, Havelock

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum. Ellis, Havelock

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. Ellis, Havelock

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, allennuis,vanish, – all duties even. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

America is another name for opportunity. Emerson, Ralph Waldo


We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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Every hero becomes a bore at last. Emerson, Ralph Waldo
This whole business of Trade gives me to pause and think, as it constitutes false relations between men; inasmuch as I am prone to count myself relieved of any responsibility to behave well and nobly to that person who I pay with money, whereas if I had not that commodity, I should be put on my good behavior in all companies, and man would be a benefactor to man, as being himself his only certificate that he had a right to those aids and services which each asked of the other. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Half a man’s wisdom goes with his courage. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

What a new face courage puts on everything! Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Every man finds a sanction for his simplest claims and deeds, in decisions of his own mind, which he calls Truth and Holiness. Emerson, Ralph Waldo


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

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The only way to have a friend is to be one. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

To fill the hour – that is happiness. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

A man finds room in the few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The louder he talked of his honor the faster we counted our spoons. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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A good indignation brings out all one’s powers. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Emerson, Ralph Waldo
All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

To finish the moment, to find the journey?s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

All mankind loves a lover. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The senses collect the surface facts of matter…It was sensation; when memory came, it was experience; when mind acted, it was knowledge; when mind acted on it as knowledge, it was thought. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. Emerson, Ralph Waldo


Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Hitch your wagon to a star. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The finest and noblest ground on which people can live is truth; the real with the real; a ground on which nothing is assumed. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. Emerson, Ralph Waldo

It is the privilege of any human work which is well done to invest the doer with a certain haughtiness. Emerson, Ralph Waldo


In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats. English Proverb

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. English Proverb

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. English, Thomas

Less good from genius we may find than that from perseverance flowing; so have good grist at hand to grind, and keep the mill a-going. English, Thomas

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. English, Thomas Dunn

Whom men fear they hate, and whom they hate, they wish dead. Ennius, Quintus

To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete. Epictetus

Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others; people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves; people of much wisdom, to no one. Epictetus
Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature. Epictetus

When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it. Epictetus

Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed. Epictetus

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Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. Epictetus

There is nothing good or evil save in the will. Epictetus

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people. Adams, John

Our life is what our thoughts make it Antonius, Marcus Aurelius
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. Epicurus

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet,than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble. Epicurus

Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health is short lived, and apt to have ague fits. Erasmus

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. Erasmus, Desiderius

Luther was guilty of two great crimes – he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly. Erasmus, Desiderius

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. Erasmus, Desiderius

Love won’t be tampered with, love won’t go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other. Erdrich, Louise

There’s a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me. Erskine, John

Thus I have maintained by English history, that in proportion as the press has been free, English government has been secure. Erskine, Thomas
All is change; all yields its place and goes. Euripedes

In misfortune, what friend remains a friend? Euripides

Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain. Euripides

Human misery must somewhere have a stop: there is no wind that always blows a storm. Euripides

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. Euripides

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This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. Euripides

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too. Euripides

Of mortals there is no one who is happy. If wealth flows in upon one, one may be perhaps Luckier than one’s neighbor, but still not happy. Euripides

Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails. Euripides
Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them. Euripides

He is not a lover who does not love forever. Euripides

It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband. Euripides

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. Euripides

He was a wise man who originated the idea of God. Euripides

Support organizations can always prove success by showing service to someone … not necessarily you. Evelyn, Douglas

Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. Ezra, Moses Ibn

Come hither, and I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out. (2 Esdras, 14:25) Apocrypha

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. Faber, Frederick

Seers and soothsayers read crystal balls to find the future. Less lucky men read junk with more success. Farmer, Richard N.


The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. Farrar

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. Faulkner, William

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it…the basest of all things is to be afraid. Faulkner, William

Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles. Feather, William
If you’re naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don’t like. Feather, William

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Success makes us intolerant of failure, and failure makes us intolerant of success. Feather, William

A woman does not have to make decisions based on the need to survive. She can cut through issues, call shots as she sees them…. Many bad decisions are made by men in government because it is good for them personally to make bad public decisions. Feinstein, Dianne

Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass… Feltham, Owen

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two – common sense and perseverance. Feltham, Owen

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. Feltham, Owen

The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing. Feltham, Owen

Wasn’t marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded? Wasn’t it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life itself, a mixture of the sordid and the magnificent; of mud and stars; of earth and flowers; of love and hate and laughter and tears and ugliness and beauty and hurt? Ferber, Edna
A woman can look both moral and exciting – if she also looks as if it were quite a struggle. Ferber, Edna

A time of disarray is also a moment of opportunity. Ferre, Frederick
All human joys are swift of wing, for heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, you find you haven’t got it. Field, Eugene

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary – public authority, just cause, right motive. Aquinas, St. Thomas

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to criti Fielding, Henry


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about things. Fields, W.C.

I know I’m going to get old and be one of those crazy women who sits on balconies and spits on people and screams, ‘Get a haircut!’ I know this, and I don’t really fear it. I’d just like to move toward it with as much grace and dignity as possible. Fisher, Carrie

People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater. Fiske, Minnie Maddern

Success, as I see it, is a result, not a goal. Flaubert, George


Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime. Florian, Jean Pierre Claris
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. Foch, Ferdinand

Center but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. Foch, Marshal

Adolescence: a stage between infancy and adultery. Foolish Dictionary

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad that they have to get better. Forbes, Malcolm

If they try to rush me, I always say, I’ve only got one other speed and it’s slower. Ford, Glenn

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history. Ford, Henry


You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year. Ford, Henry

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. Ford, Henry

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don’t believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s sake. Forster, E.M.

I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves. Forster, E.M.

The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. Foster, John

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. France, Anatole

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. France, Anatole

We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal. France, Anatole

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. Frank, Anne

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. Franklin, Benjamin

Well done is better than well said. Franklin, Benjamin

Beauty and folly are old companions. Franklin, Benjamin

short inspirational quotes

Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination. Franklin, Benjamin

Beware of meat twice boiled, and an old foe reconciled. Franklin, Benjamin

[I am] lord of myself, accountable to center. Franklin, Benjamin

One today is worth two tomorrows. Franklin, Benjamin

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. Franklin, Benjamin

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. Franklin, Benjamin


Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Franklin, Benjamin

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Franklin, Benjamin

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife? Franklin, Benjamin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. Franklin, Benjamin

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Franklin, Benjamin


Marriage is the most natural state of man, and…the state in which you will find solid happiness. Franklin, Benjamin

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. Franklin, Benjamin

Plough deep while sluggards sleep. Franklin, Benjamin

All religions must be tolerated…for…every man must get to heaven in his own way. Frederick II

Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass. French proverb

The goal of all life is death. Freud, Sigmund

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one’s dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being. Freud, Sigmund

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree. Freud, Sigmund
Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move the earth. Archimedes

Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of Friedman, Milton


Technology [is] the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it. Frisch. Max

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love Fromm, Erich

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one’s ownself. Fromm, Erich


Inventions reached their limit long ago, and I see no hope for further development. Frontinus, Julius
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Frost, Robert

Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. Frost, Robert

They would not find me changed from him they knew – only more sure of all I thought was true. Frost, Robert

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Frost, Robert

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. Frost, Robert

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Frost, Robert

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. Frost, Robert

We saw the risk we took in doing good,< Frost, Robert


Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent. Frost, Robert
Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking. Fuller, Margaret

‘Tis skill not strength that governs a ship. Fuller, Thomas

The scalded cat fears even cold water. Fuller, Thomas

Business is the salt of life. Fuller, Thomas

A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn. Fuller, Thomas

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom. Fuller, Thomas

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No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy. Fuller, Thomas

All truth is not to be told at all times. Fuller, Thomas

Great hopes make great men. Fuller, Thomas

First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife. Fuller, Thomas

Hatred is blind, as well as love. Fuller, Thomas
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye. Fuller, Thomas

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed. Fuller, Thomas

Necessity dispenseth with decorum. Fuller, Thomas


Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window oftheir automobiles. Fussell, Paul

A man in love is incomplete until he has married- then he’s finished. Gabor, Zsa Zsa


Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded…. However, they are indispensable when you don?t want to do anything. Galbraith, J.K.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. Aristotle

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

Different men seek after happiness indifferent ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. Aristotle

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. Aristotle

Doubt is the father of invention. Galileo

To quote is to think, to think is to learn, to learn is to live. Gallardo, Allen

positive inspirational quotes

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. Gandhi, Mahatma

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Gandhi, Mahatma

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. Gandhi, Mahatma

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. Gandhi, Mahatma

If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old. Garfield, James A.

(The President) is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think. Garfield, James A.

The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy. Garibaldi, Giuseppe

The vain beauty cares most for the conquest which employed the whole artillery of her charms. Garrett, Edward
Art is either a plagiarist or a revolutionist. Gauguin, Paul

“Is there no hope?” the sick man said, The silent doctor shook his head, And took his leave with signs of sorrow, Despairing of his fee to-morrow. Gay, John

Ten years of rejection slips is nature’s way of telling you to stop writing. Geis, R.
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, “Truth is the daughter of Time.” Gellius, Aulus

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection. Arnold, Matthew

I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger. Genet, Jean

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired. George, David Lloyd

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. George, David Lloyd


Who begins too much accomplishes little. German Proverb

Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom. Getty, J. Paul

The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights. Getty, J. Paul

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Gibbon, Edward

motivational and inspirational quotes

Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. Gibbon, Edward

Let the wind of the spirit blow between your shores. The great oaks in the forest do not grow in each other’s shade. Gibran, Kahlil

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. Gide, Andre

And whether you’re an honest man, or whether you’re a thief,Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. Gilbert, William S.

If you wish in this world to advance your merits you’re bound to enhance; you must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or, trust me, you haven’t a chance. Gilbert, William S.

We tend to see our own experiences as the normal process, so we are often amazed that anyone could have taken a different path. But when we do meet up, it’s always fascinating to compare notes about the different ways to get there. Gilly, Daniel


Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile. Giraudoux, Jean – smile quotes

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made. Giraudoux, Jean

Only the mediocre are always at their best. Giraudoux, Jean

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands. Giraudoux, Jean

Political thought in France is either nostalgic or utopian. Aron, Raymond

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action. Gita, Bhagavad

Action is the product of the Qualities inherent in Nature. Gita, Bhagavad

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. Gita, Bhagavad

It is better to do one’s own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins. Gita, Bhagavad

That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident. Gita, Bhagavad

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The foods that prolong life and increase purity, vigour, health, cheerfulness, and happiness are those that are delicious, soothing, substantial and agreeable…Foods that are bitter, sour, salt, over-hot, pungent, dry and burning produce unhappiness, repentance and disease. Gita, Bhagavad

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. Gita, Bhagavad

An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them. Gita, Bhagavad

One who sees the Supersoul accompanying the individual soul in all bodies and who understands that neither the soul nor the Supersoul is ever destroyed, actually sees. Gita, Bhagavad

He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye. Gita, Bhagavad


Justice delayed, is justice denied. Gladstone, William E.

All change is not growth; all movementis not forward. Glasgow, Ellen

Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his image. Goethe

Men are so constituted that everybody undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not. Goethe

Man errs as long as he strives. Goethe

I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator. Goethe, Johann Von

Every step of life shows much caution is required. Goethe, Johann Von

What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits. Goethe, Johann Von

The coward only threatens when he is safe. Goethe, Johann Von

To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us. Goethe, Johann Von

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. Goethe, Johann Von

Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds. Goethe, Johann Von

most inspirational quotes

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. Goethe, Johann Von

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. Goethe, Johann Von

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life. Goethe, Johann Von

Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent every ill-judged outlay. Goethe, Johann Von

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is. Goethe, Johann Von

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Goethe, Johann Von

Life is the childhood of our immortality. Goethe, Johann Von

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation. Goethe, Johann Von

It is equally a mistake to hold one’s self too high, or to rate one’s self too cheap. Goethe, Johann Von

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution. Goethe, Johann Von

On every mountain height is rest. Goethe, Johann Von

Alas! sorrow from happiness is oft evolved. Goethe, Johann Von

Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste. Goethe, Johann Von

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. Goethe, Johann Von
One always has time enough, if one will apply it well. Goethe, Johann Von

Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done. Goethe, Johann Von

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it. Goethe, Johann Von

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it. Others do just the same with their time. Goethe, Johann Von

morning inspirational quotes

A wise traveler never despises his own country. Goldoni, Carlo

Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush’d or trodden to the ground, diffuse their balmy sweets around. Goldsmith, Oliver

How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labor with an age of ease. Goldsmith, Oliver

Hope, like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray. Goldsmith, Oliver

The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition. Goldsmith, Oliver

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad. Goldwyn, Samuel

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists…. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence. Goncourt


Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with ?the world?; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous. Goodman, Nelson

Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with ?the world?; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous. Goodman, Nelson

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be…. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking. Asimov, Isaac

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life. Gordon, George

There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them. Gorky, Maxim

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another’s fame. Gracian, Baltasar

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art. Gracian, Baltasar

life inspirational quotes

Watchfulness is the only guard against cunning. Be intent on his intentions. Many succeed in making others do their own affairs, and unless you possess the key to their motives you may at any moment be forced to take their chestnuts out of the fire to the damage of your own fingers. Gracian, Baltasar

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one. Gracian, Baltasar

To hide her cares her only art; her pleasure, pleasures to impart. Gray, Thomas

I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are Democrats. Greeley, Horace

The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it. Greeley, Horace


Avarice, sphincter of the heart. Greene, Michael

When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty. Gregory I

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. Gregory I

The criterion of true beauty is, that it increases in examination; of false, that it lessens. There is something, therefore, in true beauty that corresponds with the right reason, and it is not merely the creature of fancy. Grenville

Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills. Grillparzer, Franz

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. Guaguin, Paul

I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitima Astor, Lady Nancy
I only do business with the people I do business with. The people I do business with find out I do business with the people I don?t do business with…. I can?t do business with you. Guare, John

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The carpenter is not the best who makesmore chips than all the rest. Guiterman, Arthur

To be on time is to be late. To be early is to be on time. Gunter, Tim

There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change. Gurdjieff

Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing. Gurdjieff
One may say that evil does not exist for subjective man at all, that there exist only different conceptions of good. Nobody ever does anything deliberately in the interests of evil, for the sake of evil. Everybody acts in the interests of good, as he understands it. But everybody understands it in a different way. Consequently men drown, slay, and kill one another in the interests of good. Gurdjieff

inspirational wuotes

The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness, and “consciousness” cannot evolve unconsciously. The evolution of man is the evolution of his will, and “will” cannot evolve involuntarily. The evolution of man is the evolution of his power of doing, and “doing” cannot be the result of things which “happen.” Gurdjieff
Business is, emphatically, the amusement of Americans, and, to be in keeping with their character, every thing written for their amusement should partake of the useful. H
From the fact there are 400,000 species of beetles on this planet, but only 8,000 species of mammals, he concluded that the Creator, if He exists, has a special preference for beetles, and so we might be more likely to meet them than any other type of animal on a planet that would support life. Haldane, J.B.S.
I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country. Hale, Nathan
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. Half, Robert
Innocence is always unsuspicious. Haliburton
Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment. Hall, Joseph

Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet. Hall, Joseph
A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every part about us; and I believe the story of Argu simplies no more, than the eye is in every part; that is to say, every other part would be mutilated, were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself. Addison, Joseph

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner. Addison, Joseph

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. Addison, Joseph

Jesters do often prove prophets. Addison, Joseph

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. Addison, Joseph

To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man. Addison, Joseph

All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation. Auden, W. H.

A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep. Auden, W. H.

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. Auden, W. H.

inspirational work quotes

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. Hall, Manly P.

Experience teaches that men are often so much governed by what they are accustomed to see and practice, that the simplest and most obvious improvements, in the most ordinary occupations, are adopted with hesitation, reluctance, and by slow gradations. Men would resist changes, so long as even a bare support could be ensured by an adherence to ancient courses, and perhaps even longer. Hamilton, Alexander

Power may justly be compared to a great river; while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed; it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes. Hamilton, Andrew

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: “Thou shalt not ration justice.” Hand, Learned

The excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people’s is, like class feeling, patriotism, save-your-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom. Hardy, Thomas

Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down You’d treat if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown. Hardy, Thomas

Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers. Hare and Charles

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. Hare and Charles
Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers. Harriman, Averell

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion. Harrington, James

Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why if it prosper, center dare call it treason. Harrington, John

It is easier to be a “humanitarian” than to render your own country its proper due; it is easier to be a “patriot” than to make your community a better place to live in; it is easier to be a “civic leader” than to treat your own family with loving understanding; for the smaller the focus of attention, the harder the task. Harris, Sydney J.


The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. Aurelius, Marcus

inspirational verses

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. Aurelius, Marcus

What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat. Aurelius, Marcus

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. Aurelius, Marcus
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it can never forgive the preaching of a new gosp Harrison, Frederic

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it can never forgive the preaching of a new gospel. Harrison, Frederic

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel. Harrison, Frederic

I’m now at the age where I’ve got to prove that I’m just as good as I never was. Harrison, Rex

Give us the fortitude to endure the things which cannot be changed, and the courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to know one from the other. Hart, Oliver J.

And I hear from the outgoing ship in the bay The song of the sailors in glee: So I think of the luminous footprints that bore The comfort o’er dark Galilee, And wait for the signal to go to the shore, To the ship that is waiting for me. Harte, Bret

O cursed ambition, thou devouring bird, how dost thou from the field of honesty pick every grain of profit or delight, and mock the reaper’s toil! Harvard

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. Havel, V?clav

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roo Hawthorne, Nathaniel

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. Hawthorne, Nathaniel

So she poured out the liquid music of her voice to quench the thirst of his spirit. Hawthorne, Nathaniel

You can?t talk about a kind of democracy unless those who are affected by decisions make those decisions whether the institutions in question be the welfare department, the university, the factory, the farm, the neighborhood, the country. Hayden, Casey

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. Hazlitt, William

To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us. Hazlitt, William

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses. Hazlitt, William

One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect. Hazlitt, William

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity. Hazlitt, William

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy. Hazlitt, William

The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature. Hazlitt, William

The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases. Hazlitt, William

Learning is its own exceeding great reward. Hazlitt, William

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. Hazlitt, William

The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about. Hazlitt, William
I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home. Hazlitt, William

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews

Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does. Austen, Jane

Since philosophy is the exploration of the rational, it is for that very reason the apprehension of the present and the actual, not the erection of a beyond, supposed to exist, God knows where, or rather which exists, and we can perfectly well say where, namely in the error of a one-sided, empty, ratiocination. Hegel, George

The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible. Heilbrun, Carolyn

The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible. Heilbrun, Carolyn

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God will forgive me. It’s his profession. Heine, Heinrich

In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason. Heine, Heinrich

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses. Heine, Heinrich

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. Heine, Heinrich

When I grow up I want to be a little boy. Heller, Joseph

One cat just leads to another. Hemingway, Ernest

Courage is grace under pressure. Hemingway, Ernest

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age. Hemingway, Ernest

To be a successful father there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. Hemingway, Ernest

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war. Hemingway, Ernest

It matters not how straight the gate How charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul. Henley, William E.

Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain. Henley, William E.

Give me Liberty or give me death! Henry, Patrick

Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don’t need to know about men. It’s the men who have to know about beautiful women. Hepburn, Katherine

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I?m past that age. Hepburn, Katherine

Greater dooms win greater destinies. Heraclitus

Everything flows; nothing remains. Heraclitus
Change alone is unchanging. Heraclitus

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Character is destiny. Heraclitus

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears. Heraclitus

Much learning does not teach understanding. Heraclitus

Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things. Heraclitus

Skill and confidence are an unconquered ar Herbert, George

Valor that parleys is near yielding. Herbert, George

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions. Babson, Roger

You’re an actor, are you? Well, all that means is: you are irresponsible, irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an adult emotion or a universal concept without first reducing it to something personal, material, sensational Herman, George

Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. Herodotus

This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all. Herrick, Robert

Suspicion, Discontent, and Strife, Come in for Dowrie with a Wife. Herrick, Robert

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths that come from on high and are contained in the sacred writings. Herschel, John Frederick

The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin. Hesiod

History seems to us an arena of instincts and fashions, of appetite, avarice, and craving for power, of blood lust, violence, destruction, and wars, of ambitious ministers, venal generals, bombarded cities, and we too easily forget that this is only one of its many aspects. Hesse, Hermann

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

When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick h Hindu Proverb

Excessive Humility is a sign of a scoundrel. Hindu Proverb
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. Hippocrates

Everything in excess is opposed to nature. Hippocrates

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Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong. Hitler, Adolf

That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. Bach, Richard

The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool. Hitopadesa, The

The tempest uproots not the soft grasses that bow low on all sides; on the lofty trees it strikes hard. It is against the mighty that the mighty puts forth his prowess. Hitopadesa, The

Let this be an example for the acquisition of all knowledge,virtue, and riches. By the fall of drops of water, by degrees, a pot is filled. Hitopadesa, The

From covetousness anger proceeds; from covetousness lust is born; from covetousness come delusion and perdition. Covetousness is the cause of sin. Hitopadesa, The

Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues. Hobbes, Thomas

That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them. Hoffer, Eric

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn. Hoffer, Eric

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. Hoffer, Eric

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophesies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true. Hoffer, Eric

I share the belief of many of my contemporaries that the spiritual crisis pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by a change in our world view. We shall have to shift from the materialistic, dualistic belief that people and their environment are separate, toward a new consciousness of an all reality, which embraces the experiencing ego, a reality in which people feel their oneness with animate nature and all of creation. Hofmann, Dr. Albert

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting. Holland, Josiah

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The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books. Holmes Jr., Oliver Wendell
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. Holmes Jr., Oliver Wendell

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

Rough work, iconoclasm, – but the only way to get at truth. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all! Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called “Facts”. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day. Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell

I await the hour when a journalist can be driven from the press room for venal practices, as a minister can be unfrocked, or a lawyer disbarred. Holmes, John H.

A man dies still if he has done nothing, as one who has done much. Homer

Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another. Homer
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. Homer

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Wise to resolve, and patient to perform. Homer

To him who hearkens to the gods, the gods give ear. Homer

A man dies still if he has done nothing, as one who has done much. Homer

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better. Hooker, Richard

Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success. Backus, Jim

Being oppressed means the absence of choices. Hooks, Bell

Ambition: The glorious frailty of the noble mind. Hoole

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. Hope, Bob

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. Horace

Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view. Horace

Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings. Horace

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor. Horace

It’s a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while. Horace

Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself. Horace

That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided. Horace

Fidelity is the sister of justice. Horace

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life. Horace

In labouring to be concise, I become obscure. Horace

Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly. Horace
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Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor. Horace

Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not. Horace

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least. Horace

Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience. Horne, Bishop

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me. Housman, A. E.

When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that’s where they stay. Houston, Libby

No man’s credit is as good as his money. Howe, Edgar Watson

So long as we do not blow our brains out, we have decided life is worth living. Howe, Edgar Watson

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone. Howe, Edgar Watson

People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbors. Howe, Edgar Watson

I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me. Howe, Edgar Watson

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles. Howe, Edgar Watson

When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn’t got any. Howe, Edgar Watson

If you can’t answer a man’s arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. Hubbard, Elbert

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

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence. Hubbard, Elbert

The love we give away is the only love we keep. Hubbard, Elbert

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia. Hubbard, Elbert

Punishment – The justice that the guilty deal out to those that are caught. Hubbard, Elbert

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The man who knows it can?t be done counts the risk, not the reward. Hubbard, Elbert

Beauty is only skin deep, but it’s avaluable asset if you’re poor or haven’t any sense. Hubbard, Kin

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. Hubbard, Kin

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; perty and wealth have both failed. Hubbard, Kin
Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home. Hubbard, Kin

Some people are so sensitive they feel snubbed if an epidemic overlooks them. Hubbard, Kin

Some folks can look so busy doing nothin’ that they seem indispensable. Hubbard, Kin

If capital and labor ever do get together it’s good night for the rest of us. Hubbard, Kin

Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Bacon, Francis

Prosperity is not without many fears and distaste; adversity not without many comforts and hopes. Bacon, Francis

Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. Bacon, Francis

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. Bacon, Francis

Beauty is as summer fruits, which are easy to corrupt and cannot last; and for the most part it makes a dissolute youth, and an age a little out of countenance; but if it light well, it makes virtue shine and vice blush. Bacon, Francis

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. Bacon, Francis

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. Bacon, Francis

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. Bacon, Francis
Friends are thieves of time. Bacon, Francis

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing. Bacon, Francis

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There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health. Bacon, Francis

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws. Bacon, Francis

If a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties. Bacon, Francis

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. Bacon, Francis

Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men’s nurses. Bacon, Francis

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. Bacon, Francis

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. Bacon, Francis

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. Bacon, Francis

Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread. Bacon, Francis

Never have partners. Hughes

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation. Hughes, Charles E.

Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars?all the beauties of creation. Hugo, Victor

No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted. Hugo, Victor
Adversity makes men,and prosperity makes monsters. Hugo, Victor

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Hugo, Victor

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Hugo, Victor

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Hugo, Victor

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There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. Hugo, Victor

Liberation is not deliverance. Hugo, Victor

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. Hugo, Victor

Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly. Hugo, Victor

There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one. Hui-Neng
Avarice, the spur of industry, is so obstinate a passion, and works its way through so many real dangers and difficulties, that it is not likely to be scared by an imaginary danger, which is so small that it scarcely admits of calculation. Hume, David

Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions. Hume, David

There ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexibl eof passions. Hume, David

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. Humphrey, Hubert

Affection, like melancholy, magnifiestrifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscop Hunt, Leigh

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. Huxley, Aldous

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. Huxley, Aldous

I can sympathise with people’s pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness. Huxley, Aldous
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. Huxley, Aldous

The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the nonintellectuals have never stirred. Huxley, Aldous

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The traveller’s-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator. Huxley, Aldous

My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations. Huxley, Thomas H.

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? Huxley, Thomas H.

Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. Huxley, Thomas H.

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. Huxley, Thomas H.

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. Ibarruri, Dolores

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal. Badge

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice. Ingersoll, Robert G.

Happiness is not a reward-it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result. Ingersoll, Robert G.

It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions. Ingersoll, Robert G.

What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man. Ingersoll, Robert G.

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Ingersoll, Robert Green

It takes time to build a castle Irish Proverb

A woman’s life is a history of the affections. Irving, Washington

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. Irving, Washington
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smil Irving, Washington

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Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three. Irving, Washington

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all. Irving, Washington

A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections. Irving, Washington

It is not enough to aim, you must hit. Italian Proverb

One man with courage makes a majority. Jackson, Andrew

We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams. Jackson, Jesse

Better risk loss of truth than chance of error. James, William

The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the Bitch-Goddess success. That – with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word success – is our national disease. James, William
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. James, William

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. Jefferson, Thomas

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. Jefferson, Thomas

Our business is to have great credit and to use it little. Jefferson, Thomas


I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. Jefferson, Thomas

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. Jefferson, Thomas

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society. Jefferson, Thomas

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain. Jefferson, Thomas

A superintending power to maintain the Universe in its course and order. Jefferson, Thomas

I have sworn upon the altar of G Jefferson, Thomas
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. Jefferson, Thomas

Love’s like the measles, all the worse when it comes late. Jerrold, Douglas

The beautiful are never desolate, but someone always loves them. Bailey

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you. John, I

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. Johnson, Lyndon B.

We have seen too much success to have become obsessed with failure. Johnson, Lyndon B.

I’d rather give my life than be afraid to give it. Johnson, Lyndon Baines

When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, it must behighly gratifying to them. Johnson, Samuel

Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetick… Johnson, Samuel
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. Johnson, Samuel

Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it. Johnson, Samuel


The chief glory of every people arises from its authors. Johnson, Samuel

Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing. Johnson, Samuel

In solitude we have our dreams to ourselves, and in company we agree to dream in concert. Johnson, Samuel

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath. Johnson, Samuel

Secure, whate’er he gives, he gives the best. Johnson, Samuel

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. Johnson, Samuel

I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him; you have no business with consequences you are to tell the truth. Johnson, Samuel

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords. Johnson, Samuel

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Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable. Johnson, Samuel

A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, Never in the tongue of him that makes it. Johnson, Samuel

Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. Johnson, Samuel

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts Johnson, Samuel

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself. Johnson, Samuel
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. Johnson, Samuel


It is so far from being natural for a man and woman to live in a state of marriage, that we find all the motives which they have for remaining in that connection, and the restraints which civilised society imposes to prevent separation, are hardly sufficient to keep them together. Johnson, Samuel

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution. Johnson, Samuel

When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped. Johnson, Samuel

Order is a lovely nymph, the child of Beauty and Wisdom; her attendants are Comfort, Neatness, and Activity; her abode is the valley of happiness: she is always to be found when sought for, and never appears so lovely as when contrasted with her opponent, Disorder. Johnson, Samuel
The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread of pain. We do not disturb ourselves with the detection of fallacies which do us no harm. Johnson, Samuel

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Johnson, Samuel

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. Yonder palace was raised by single stones, yet you see its height and spaciousness. He that shall walk with vigor three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe. Johnson, Samuel

Men seldom give pleasure where they are not pleased themselves. Johnson, Samuel

The first years of man make provision for the last. Johnson, Samuel

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. Johnson, Samuel

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. Johnson, Samuel

Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance. Johnson, Samuel


Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise. Johnson, Samuel

Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments. Johnson, Samuel
What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, prove false again? Two hundred more. Johnson, Samuel

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil. Johnson, Samuel

Words are but the signs of ideas. Johnson, Samuel

We grow small trying to be great. Jones, E. Stanley

Stability is more essential to success than brilliance. Jones, Richard Lloyd

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn?t. Jong, Erica

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Jong, Erica

Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook. Jonson, Ben

I am a printer, and a printer of news; … I’ll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so be it news. Jonson, Ben

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. Jonson, Ben

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism! Jordan, David Star

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. Joubert, Joseph

Kindness consists of loving people more than they deserve. Joubert, Joseph
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth. Joubert, Joseph

All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it. Joubert, Joseph

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some with you. Joubert, Joseph
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It is easy to understand God as long as you don’t try to explain him. Joubert, Joseph

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is – it is her shadow. Bailey, Gamaliel

Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven’s dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds. Bailey, Gamaliel

Evil and good are God’s right hand and left. Bailey, Gamaliel

I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die. Bailey, Gamaliel

All Moanday, Tearday, Wailsday, Thumpsday, Frightday, Shatterday. Joyce

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. Jung, Carl

Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness. Jung, Carl

Rare is the union of beauty and purity. Juvenal

No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap. Juvenal

For women’s tears are but the sweat of eyes. Juvenal

I’ll never be considered one of the all-time greats; maybe not even one of the all-time goods. But I’m one of the all-time survivors. Kaat, Jim

The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions. Kabbalah

The Breath becomes a stone; the stone, a plant; the plant, an animal; the animal, a man; the man, a spirit; and the spirit, a god. Kabbalah

Misdirected life force is the activity in disease process. Disease has no energy save what it borrows from the life of the organism. It is by adjusting the life force that healing must be brought about, and it is the sun as transformer and distributor of primal spiritual energy that must be utilized in this process, for life and the sun are so intimately connected. Kabbalah

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A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out. The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow. Kabbalah

If there were no strong hand at the service of good in the world, evil would multiply. Kabbalah

The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns. Kabbalah

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two. Kabbalah
We are sinful not merely because we have eaten of the tree of knowledge, but also because we have not eaten of the tree of life. Kafka, Franz

If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on. Kant, Immanuel

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe – the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. Kant, Immanuel

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Karr, Alphonse


Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. Keats, John

Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer. Keats, John

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. Keats, John

He ne’er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead. Keats, John

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. Keller, Helen

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. Keller, Helen

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have o Adler, Stella

The brave man is not he who feels nofear. For that were stupid and irrational. But he, whose noble soul its fears subdues, and bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from. Baillie, Joanna

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. Kempis, Thomas

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. Kempis, Thomas

inspirational quotes for teens

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. Kennedy, John F.

Conformity is the enemy of thought and the jailer of freedom. Kennedy, John F.

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insis tupon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today–and in fact we have forgotten. Kennedy, John F.

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. Kennedy, John F.

The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. Kennedy, Leo

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. Kennedy, Robert F.

I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? Kerr, Jean

Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house. Kerr, Jean

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. Kettering, Charles F.

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat

The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc. Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat

Strange – is it not? – that of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too. Khayyam, Omar

It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox. Kierkegaard, Soren

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. King Jr., Martin Luther

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Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. King Jr., Martin Luther

The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb. Baker, Russell

The world goes up and the world goes down, And the sunshine follows the rain; And yesterday’s sneer and yesterday’s frown Can never come over again. Kingsley, Charles

The heart of a man to the heart of a maid – Light of my tents, be fleet – Morning awaits at the end of the world, And the world is all at our feet. Kipling, Rudyard

If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! Kipling, Rudyard

Nature gave man two ends one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. Kirkpatrick, George R.

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor. Kleiser, Grenville

Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies. Koran

As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God’s path, give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony: on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire, and their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs shall be branded therewith. Koran

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms Kotomichi

The extraordinary ability of a woman to forget is not the same as the talent of a lady not to be able to remember. Kraus, Karl

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. Krutch, Joseph Wood

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. Krutch, Joseph Wood

People are like stained-glass windows.<b K?bler-Ross, Elizabeth

inspirational quotes for students

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Bancroft, George

As riches and favor forsake a man, we discover him to be a fool, but nobody could find it out in his prosperity. La Bruyere, Jean

A slave has but one master; the ambitious man has as many masters as there are persons whose aide may contribute to the advancement of his fortune. La Bruyere, Jean

Cunning leads to knavery. – It is but a step from one to the other, and that very slippery. – Only lying makes the difference; add that to cunning, and it is knavery. La Bruyere, Jean

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life. La Bruyere, Jean


It is fortunate to come of distinguished ancestry. – It is not less so to be such that people do not care to inquire whether you are of high descent or not. La Bruyere, Jean

Silence is the wit of fools. La Bruyere, Jean

Love lessens a woman’s delicacy and increases a man’s. La Bruyere, Jean

A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were. La Bruyere, Jean

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence. La Bruyere, Jean

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. La Fontaine, Jean

O tyrant love, when held by you, We may to prudence bid adieu. La Fontaine, Jean

To establish ourselves in the world, we have to do all we can to appear established. To succeed in the world, we do everything we can to appear successful. la Rochefoucauld, Francois
Ability wins us the esteem of the true men; luck that of the people. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

There is great ability in knowing how to conveal one’s ability. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Absence cools moderate passions, and inflames violent ones; just as the wind blows out candles, but kindles fires. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Age is a tyrant, who forbids, at the penalty of life, all the pleasures of youth. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Avarice is more directly opposed to thrift than generosity is. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

inspirational quotes for kids

The passions do very often give birth to others of a nature most contrary to their own. Thus avarice sometimes brings forth prodigality, and prodigality avarice; a man?s resolution is very often the effect of levity, and his boldness that of cowardice and fear. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Cunning and treachery are the offspring of incapacity. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

There is only one sort of love, but there are a thousand copies. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois
Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Philosophy triumphs easily over past and future evils; but present evils triumph over it. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised. La Rochefoucauld, Fran?ois

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen. Lacordaire, Jean Baptiste

inspirational quotes for children

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze. Laertius, Diogenes

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. Laertius, Diogenes

Credulity is the man’s weakness, but the child’s strength. Lamb, Charles

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed. Landers, Ann

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest- never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership. Landers, Ann

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. Landor, Walter S.

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another. Landor, Walter S.


For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Banks, Harry F.

Life’s more amusing than we thought. Lang, Andrew

Clay is molded to form a cup, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the cup depends. Doors and windows are cut out to make a room, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the room depends. Therefore turn being into advantage, and turn non-being into utility. Lao-Tzu
The best man in his dwelling loves the earth. In his heart, he loves what is profound. In his associations, he loves humanity. In his words, he loves faithfulness. In government, he loves order. In handling affairs, he loves competence. In his activities, he loves timeliness. It is because he does not compete that he is without reproach. Lao-Tzu

The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; The Named is the mother of all things. Therefore let there always be non-being so we may see their subtlety, And let there always be being so we may see their outcome. The two are the same, But after they are produced, they have different names. They both may be called deep and profound. Deeper and more profound, The door of all subtleties! Lao-Tzu

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants. Lao-Tzu

He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know. He who is truthful is not showy; He who is showy is not truthful. He who is virtuous does not dispute; He who disputes is not virtuous. He who is learned is not wise; He who is wise is not learned. Therefore the sage does not display his own merits. Lao-Tzu

inspirational quotes and sayings

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained… Lao-Tzu

The Way of Heaven does not compete, And yet it skillfully achieves victory. It does not speak, and yet it skillfully responds to things. It comes to you without your invitation. It is not anxious about things and yet is plans well. Heaven’s net is indeed vast. Though its meshes are wide, it misses nothing. Lao-Tzu

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Lao-Tzu

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao-Tzu

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete. Lao-Tzu

From of old the things that have acquired unity are these: Heaven by unity has become clear; Earth by unity has become steady; The Spirit by unity has become spiritual; The Valley by unity has become full; All things by unity have come into existence. Lao-Tzu

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee. Lavater, Johann Kaspar

Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw. Lavater, Johann Kaspar

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last. Lavater, Johann Kaspar

Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why. Lavater, Johann Kaspar

Be a good animal. True to your extincts. Lawrence, D.H.

Men! The only animal in the world to fear. Lawrence, D.H.

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write. Lawrence, D.H.

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. Lawrence, Thomas Edward

inspirational quotes about love

There is a time in the tides of men, Which, taken at its flood, leads on to success. On the other hand, don’t count on it. Lawson, T.K.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire. Le Bon, Gustave

War I abhor, and yet how sweet The sound along the marching street Of drum and fife, and I forget Wet eyes of widows, and forget Broken old mothers, and the whole Dark butchery without a soul. Le Gallienne

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. Leacock, Stephen B.

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. Leahy, Frank

I’ve always thought that the most extraordinary special effect you could do is to buy a child at the moment of its birth, sit it on a little chair and say, “You’ll have three score years and ten,” and take a photograph every minute. “And we’ll watch you and photograph you for ten years after you die, then we’ll run the film.” Wouldn’t that be extraordinary? We’d watch this thing get bigger and bigger, and flower to become extraordinary and beautiful, then watch it crumble, decay, and rot. Barker, Clive

You?re a business idea in the shape of a man. Lean, David

My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out. Leary, Timothy

Think before you speak. Read before you think. This will give you something to think about that you didn’t make up yourself a wise move at any age, but most especially at seventeen, when you are in the greatest danger of coming to annoying conclusions. Lebowitz, Fran

Should you be a teenager blessed with uncommon good looks, document this state of affairs by the taking of photographs. It is the only way anyone will ever believe you in years to come. Lebowitz, Fran

Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. Lebowitz, Fran

Morality is either a social contract or you have to pay cash. Lec, Stanislaw Jerzy

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. Lec, Stanislaw Jerzy

Everyone wants to be Cary Grant… I want to be Cary Grant. Leech, Archibald

inspirational quotes about life

You can’t crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. LeGuin, Ursula

It is sobering to consider that when Mozart was my age he had already been dead for a year. Lehrer, Tom

Dream- a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows- is essentially poetry Leiris, Michael

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. Leonard, John

Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember. Levent, Oscar

Beauty: it’s a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don’t need to have anything else; and it you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you ha Barrie, James Matthew

…It’s a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don’t need to have anything else; and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have. Barrie, James Matthew


Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge. Levine, Stephen

It?s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one. Lewis, C.S.
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. Lewis, Sinclair

Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together. Lichtenberg, Georg C.

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true. Lilly, John

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. Lilly, William

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we mustrise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. Lincoln, Abraham

The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions. Lincoln, Abraham

Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Lincoln, Abraham

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

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Peace will come soon and come to stay, and so come as to be worth keeping in all future time. It will then have to be proved that among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet, and that they who take such appeal are sure to lose their cases and pay the cost. Lincoln, Abraham

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. Lincoln, Abraham

Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of man, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them. Lincoln, Abraham

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its missi Lindbergh, Charles A.

Abroad in the world today is a monstrous falsehood, a consummate fabrication, to which all social agencies have loaned themselves and into which most men, women, and children have been seduced…”the Eleventh Commandment”; for such, indeed, has become the injunction: You Must Adjust. Lindner, Robert M.

The four stages of man are: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence and obsolescence. Linkletter, Art

You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony. Barrymore, John

Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. Barrymore, John

The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters. Lippmann, Walter

The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you. Little, M.W.

In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest. Livius, Titus

We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases. Livius, Titus

Such impetuous schemes and boldness are at first sight alluring, but are difficult to handle, and in the result disastrous. Livius, Titus

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. Livius, Titus

The discipline of desire is the background of character. Locke, John

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing Locke, John

All wealth is the product of labor. Locke, John

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. Lombardi, Vince

By the data to date, there i sonly one animal in the Galaxy dangerous to man man himself. So he must supply his own indispensable competition. He has no enemy to help him. Long, Lazarus

Delusions are often functional. A mother’s opinions about her children’s beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth. Long, Lazarus

Don’t tax me, don’t tax thee, tax the man behind the tree! Long, Sen. Russell

The nearer the dawn the darker the night. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest! Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Ah, how skillful grows the hand That obeyeth Love’s command! It is the heart and not the brain That to the highest doth attain, And he who followeth Love’s behest Far excelleth all the rest. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Love gives itself; it is not bought. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

The counterfeit and counterpart Of Nature reproduced in art. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

For his heart was in his work, and the heart Giveth grace unto every Art. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful. Loren, Sophia

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one. Lorenz, Konrad

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up. Barth, Joseph

I think a lot more decisions are made on serendipity than people think. Things come across their radar screens and they jump at them. Lorsch, Jay W.


Here is the beginning of understanding: most parents are doing their best, and most children are doing their best, and they?re doing pretty well, all things considered. Louv, Richard

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent. Lover, Samuel

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen. Lowell, James Russell

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. Lowell, James Russell

We look at death through the cheap-glazed windows of the flesh, and believe him the monster which the flawed and cracked glass represents him. Lowell, James Russell

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft. Lowell, James Russell

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. Lubbock, John

There are three great questions which in life we have over and over again to answer: Is it right or wrong? Is it true or false? Is it beautiful or ugly? Our education ought ot help us to answer these questions. Lubbock, John

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. Lucan

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name. Lucan

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There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. Lucas, Edward

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda, Star Wars) Lucas, George

Success is that old ABC Luckman, Charles

We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from…Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements. Lucretius
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. Barton, Bruce

And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? Luke

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. Luther, Martin

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. Luther, Martin

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider…The riders contend for its possession. Luther, Martin

Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. MacArthur, Douglas

Wars are caused by undefended wealth. MacArthur, Douglas

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes. MacArthur, Douglas

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. MacArthur, Douglas

I do not know the dignity of his birth, but I do know the glory of his death. MacArthur, General Douglas

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners. Macaulay, Thomas B.

inspirational quotations

In business everyone is out to grab, to fight, to win. Either you are the under or the over dog. It is up to you to be on top. MacDougall, Alice Foote

In business you get what you want by giving other people what they want. MacDougall, Alice Foote

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. Machiavelli, Niccolo

It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones. Machiavelli, Niccolo

A new system is a hard thing to put into place, it is opposed by those that would be disadvantaged by the new system and it receives no support from those that would benefit. Machiavelli, Niccolo


There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the leadin the introduction of a new order to things. Machiavelli, Niccolo

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived. Machiavelli, Niccolo
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. Machiavelli, Niccolo

Politics have no relation to morals. Machiavelli, Niccolo

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. Machiavelli, Niccol?

Sometimes, where a complex problem can be illuminated by many tools, one can be forgiven for applying the one he knows best. Machol, Robert

Pubs make you as drunk as they can as soon as they can, and turn nasty when they succeed. MacInnes, Colin

I’m not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. Baruch, Bernard Mannes


The sinews of war are five – men, money, materials, maintenance (food) and morale. Baruch, Bernard Mannes

The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domesticated animal. MacKenzie, Compton

inspirational quites

The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life?to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity. Macleish, Archibald
Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man. Macleish, Archibald

Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism. Malraux, Andre

We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning. Manilius

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. Mann, Horace


If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable. Mann, Horace

This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected-in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life. Mann, Thomas

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. Mansfield, Katherine

Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words? Marceau, Marcel

We don’t love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities. Maritain, Jacques


I choose to risk my significance to live so that which came to me as see goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom goes on as fruit. Markova, Dawna
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature. Aeschylus

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game – and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams. Barzun, Jacques

… unless the actor is able to discourse most eloquently without opening his lips, he lacks the prime essential of a finished artist. Marlowe, Julia

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything. Marquis, Don

It is better to be happy for a momen tand be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while. Marquis, Don


The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. Marquis, Don

I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well. Marquis, Donald R.

It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail. Marshall, Peter

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name. Martial


An honest man is always a child. Martial

There’s someone out there for everyone-even if you need a pickaxe, a compass, and night goggles to find them. (L.A. Story) Martin, Steve

Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. Marx, Groucho

A man’s only as old as the woman he feels. Marx, Groucho

We in the industry know that behind every successful screenwriter stands a woman. And behind her stands his wife. Marx, Groucho

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. Marx, Karl


All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth. Marx, Karl

The philosophers have only interpreted the world; the thing, however, is to change it. Marx, Karl

They change, and we, who pass like foam,< Masefield, John

Time’s gradual touch has moulder’d into beauty many a tower which when it frown’d with all its battlements, was only terrible. Mason

If at first you don’t succeed, blame it on the teach Bass, Stacey

There’s no dearth of kindness in this world of ours; Only in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers. Massey, Gerald

We have not an hour of life in which our pleasures relish not some pain, our sours, some sweetness. Massinger, Philip

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humour teaches tolerance. Maugham, W. Somerset

No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a common place mind. Maugham, W. Somerset

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. Maugham, W. Somerset

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. Maugham, W. Somerset
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt everyday. Maurois, Andr

A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you. Maxwell, Elsa

Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin. McCluggage, Denise

The problem is not whether business will survive in competition with business, but whether business will survive at all in the face of social change. McGinley, Laurence Joseph

Some people mistake weakness for tact. If they are silent when they ought to speak and so feign an agreement they do not feel, they call it being tactful. Cowardice would be a much better name. Medlicott, Frank

The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good. Menander

The cat has too much spirit to have no heart. Menaul, Ernest

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engi Baum, L. Frank

Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman. Mencius

Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others. Mencius


The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart. He does not think beforehand that his words shall be sincere, nor that his acts shall be resolute; he simply abides in the right. Mencius

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdo Mencken, H.L.

I’ve made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark. Mencken, H.L.

No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. Mencken, H.L.

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. Mencken, H.L.

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. Mencken, H.L
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. Mencken, H.L.

It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better. Mencken, H.L.

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know. Mencken, H.L.


If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely gi Mencken, H.L.

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. Mencken, H.L.

Only a government that is rich and safe can afford to be a democracy, for democracy is the most expensive and nefarious kind of government ever heard of on earth. Mencken, H.L.

Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor. Mencken, H.L.

And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; there in they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber stamps. Mencken, H.L.

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. Mencken, H.L.

Love: the delusion that one woman differs from another. Mencken, H.L.

The essence of a self-reliant and autonomous culture is an unshakable egoism. Mencken, H.L.

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced upon them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. Mencken, H.L.

Beauty is the first present nature gives to woman and the first it takes away. M?r?, George Brossin

That dise Middleton, Thomas

The worst part of having success is to try finding someone who is happy for you. Midler, Bette

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. Mill, John Stuart
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Mill, John Stuart

inspirational phrases

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. Mill, John Stuart

A man and still more the woman, who can be accused either of doing ‘what nobody does,’ or of not doing ‘what everybody does,’ is…in peril of a commission de lunatico. Mill, John Stuart

There is one characteristic of the present direction of public opinion peculiarly calculated to make it intolerant of any marked demonstration of individuality. The general average of mankind are not only moderate in intellect, but also moderate in inclinations; they have no tastes or wishes strong enough to incline them to do anything unusual, and they consequently do not understand those who have, and class all such with the wild and intemperate who they are accustomed to look down upon. Mill, John Stuart

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light! Millay, Edna Saint Vincent

The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is, different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive. Miller, Henry

In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance. Miller, Henry

Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light. Miller, Joaquin

Fame lulls the fever of the soul, and makes Us feel that we have grasp’d an immortality. Miller, Joaquin

It?s a sad truth that everyone is a bore to someone. Miller, Llewellyn

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. Baum, Vicki

Beauty is nature’s brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship. Milton, John

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. Milton, John

He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon. Milton, John

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung. Milton, John

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness. Milton, John

Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. Mitchell. Langdon

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Mittleman, Matthew

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn’t been asleep. Mizner, William

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant. Mizner, Wilson


You sparkle with larceny. Mizner, Wilson

Life’s a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest. Mizner, Wilson

I’ve spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience. Mizner, Wilson

If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many it’s research. Mizner, Wilson

The absence of the beloved, short though it may last, always lasts too long. Moli?re, Jean B.

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. Moli?re, Jean B.

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous. Moli?re, Jean B.

It is not death, it is dying that alarms me. Montaigne, Michel De

If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it. Montaigne, Michel De

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. Montaigne, Michel De

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one’s own goodness. Montaigne, Michel De
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie. Montaigne, Michel De

One may be humble out of pride. Montaigne, Michel De

‘Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures. Montaigne, Michel De

My trade and art is to live. Montaigne, Michel De

inspirational movie quotes

As an enemy is made more fierce by our flight, so Pain grows proud to see us knuckle under it. She will surrender upon much better terms to those who make head against her. Montaigne, Michel De

Hath God obliged himself not to exceed the bounds of our knowledge? Montaigne, Michel De

The world is but a perpetual see-saw. Montaigne, Michel De

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, Uttered or unexpressed, The motion of a hidden fire That trembles in the breast. Montgomery, James


The mind petrifies if a circle be drawn around it, and it can hardly be that dogma draws a circle round the mind. Moore, George

… high salaries equals happiness equals project success. Moore, Richard F.

Old age is life’s parody. Beauvoir, Simonede

All that’s bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that’s sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest. Moore, Thomas

Mary, I believed thee true, And I was blest in thus believing; But now I mourn that ever I knew A girl so fair and so deceiving. Moore, Thomas

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. Moore, Thomas

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. Moore, Thomas

Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity – everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul. Moore, Thomas

The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities. Moore, Thomas

This world is all a fleeting show, For man’s illusion given; The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, – There’s nothing true but Heaven. Moore, Thomas – words to make someone smile

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one. Morgenstern, Christian
inspirational motivational quotes

In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. Morley, Christopher

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention. Morley, Christopher

There is only one success … to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it. Morley, Christopher

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. Morris, Lewis

How far high failure overleaps the bounds of low success. Morris, Lewis

But boundless risk must pay for boundless gain. Morris, William

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Morrow, Dwight

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. Mortman, Doris

The hunger for love is much more difficult to removethan the hunger for bread. Mother Teresa


There?s nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans. Muggeridge, Malcolm

Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties, but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally, just because they are offered, without respect to their human consequences. Mumford, Lewis

The test of maturity, for nations as well as individuals, is not the increase of power, but in the increase of self, self, self direction, and self transcendence. For in a mature society, man himself and not his machines or his organizations is the chief work of art. Mumford, Lewis

Business, old man, I said, retire from business, it has retired from you Beckett, Samuel

Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for more assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance. Munro, Hector Hugh

This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: “Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the earth. Mussolini, Benito

inspirational qoutes

Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail. Mussolini, Benito

He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes. Nagarjuna

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising. Nagarjuna

Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man’s enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion. Nagarjuna


Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads. Nagarjuna

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. Nagarjuna

When your eyes are fixed in the stare of unconsciousness, and your throat coughs the last gasping breath – as one dragged in the dark to a great precipice – what assistance are a wife and child? Nagarjuna


This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality: Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one’s actions. Nagarjuna

An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand. Nagarjuna

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable. Nagarjuna

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, Although they come and go by day, Are like the smith’s bellows: They take breath but are not alive. Nagarjuna

Although a cloth be washed a hundred times, how can it be rendered clean and pure if it be washed in water which is dirty? Nagarjuna

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest. Nagarjuna

The science which teacheth arts and handicrafts is merely science for the gaining of a living; but the science which teacheth deliverance from worldly existence, is not that the true science? Nagarjuna

inspirational quotes for life

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one’s own efforts. Nagarjuna
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. Napolean

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. Napolean

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. Napoleon I


There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spiSrit. Napoleon I

Progress might have been all right once but it has gone on too long. Nash, Ogden

Sleep is perverse as human nature, Sleep is perverse as a legislature, Sleep is as forward as hives or goiters, And where it is least desired, it loiters. Nash, Ogden

The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them [which] we are missing. Nasser, Gamel


A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. Nathan, George Jean

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward. Nathan, George Jean

One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature. Nathan, George Jean

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail. Navajo Song

The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts. Nazimova, Alla

How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering. Beecher, Catharine Esther

To love one that is great, is almost to be great one’s self. Necker, Suzanne

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. Nehru, Jawaharial

inspirational quotes for women

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek then with our eyes open. Nehru, Jawaharial

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning. Nehru, Jawaharial
But that’s what being an artist <i>is</i> New Yorker


Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short. Newman, John Henry

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance. Newman, John Henry

A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature. Newman, John Henry

When a man blames others for his failures, it’s a good idea to credit others with his successes. Newton, Howard W.

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. Newton, Isaac

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. Nietzsche, Frederick


What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do and crosswise to our purposes? For love to bridge these opposites through joy it must not eliminate or deny them.?Even self-love presupposes an irreconcilable duality (or multiplicity) in a single person. Nietzsche, Frederick

Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity. Nietzsche, Friedrich

Whoever gives advice to the sick gains a sense of superiority over them, no matter whether his advice is accepted or rejected. That is why sick people who are sensitive and proud hate their advisors even more than their illnesses. Nietzsche, Friedrich

People demand freedom only when they have no power. Nietzsche, Friedrich

He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either. Nietzsche, Friedrich

Along the journey we commonly forget its goal. Almost