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When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. Jacob Riis

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission. Benjamin Disreali ………. short life quotes

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. Hubert H. Humphrey

Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Pamela Vaull Starr

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely… Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach, Illusions [1977]

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller, The Open Door (1957)

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977 ……….. short life quotes

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. Thomas Jefferson

As a man can drink water from any side of a full tank, so the skilled theologian can wrest from any scripture that which will serve his purpose. Bhagavad Gita

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Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. George Washington

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: “This is my country.” Benjamin Franklin, letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789


An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind. Albert Schweitzer ……….. short life quotes

Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves. Thomas S. Szasz

You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. Heraclitus of Ephesus

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. Frederick Douglas

I do not want to die. . . until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown. Kathe Kollwitz ……… short life quotes

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

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. Frank Leahy

It is the theory that decides what we can observe. Albert Einstein

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. The Buddha

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. Sir Francis Bacon ………… short life quotes

Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror. Herb Brody

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself. Samuel Johnson …………..short life quotes

We have flown the air like birds and swum the seas like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers. Martin Luther King Jr.

Storms make trees take deeper roots. Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

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