As we grow, we come across many inspirational messages.
The following, although spoken by others, reflect my own thoughts.
Additional opinions may be found in the - proverbs / quotes - section.
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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Henrik Ibson, Norwegian Dramatist and Poet (1828-1906)
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action to all eternity.
Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss Theologian (1741-1801)
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable,
those that are moveable and those that move!
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
Jules Verne, French Author (1828-1905)
As in the physical world, so in the spiritual world,
pain does not last forever.
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand-born Author (1888-1923)
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy, U. S. President (1917-1963)
Each generation must transform the knowledge of the past
into the promise of the future.
I always turn to the sports page first. The sports page records
peoples' accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failure.
Earl Warren, Chief Justice of U. S. (1891-1974)
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White, American Journalist (1868-1944)
I'm an idealist - I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
Carl Sandburg, American Poet and Author (1878-1967)
Ideas are one thing, and what happens is another.
John Cage, American Composer and Author (1912-1992)
If a man wants his dreams to come true, he must wake up.
If you are able to state a problem, it can be solved.
Edwin H. Land, American Inventor (1909-1991)
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten,
either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.
If you're strong enough, there are no precedents.
F. Scott Fitgerald, American Author (1896-1940)
It is a good thing for the uneducated man to read book of quotations.
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes, French Philosopher (1596-1650)
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because
sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
Fanny Brice, American Actress and Singer (1891-1951)
Life is easier to take then you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept
the impossible, do without the indespensable and bear the intolerable.
Kathleen Norris, American Author (1880-1960)
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it,
but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.
Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974)
Life is short. Live it up.
Nikita S. Krusbcher, Soviet leader (1894-1971)
Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.
B. C. Forbes, Scottish Journalist (1880-1954)
More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing nothing,
than by believing too much.
P. T. Barnum, American Showman (1810-1891)
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Ninety-Nine percent of failures come from people
who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver, American Botanist (18864-1943)
Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.
Virginia Woolf, English Author and Critic (1882-1941)
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else!
Sir James Barrie, Scottish Dramatist (1860-1937)
One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
Elizabeth Bowen, Irish Author
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Pain is a part of life but misery is an option.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer, American Author and Philosopher (1902-1983)
Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things
and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.
Lawrence D. Bell, American Aircraft Manufacturer
Some people think that doctors and nurses
can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.
Dorothy Cankelfd Fisher, American Author (1879-1958)
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The fear of becoming a 'has been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
Eric Hoffer, American Author and Philospher (1902-1983)
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
George Allen, American Football Coach (1922-1990)
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows;
it is what the man or woman is able to do.
Booker T. Washington, American Educator and Author (1856-1915)
There are no hopeless situations; there are only men
who have grown helpless about them.
Clare Booth Luce, American Author, Diplomat member of Congress (1903-1987)
There are some things one can only achieve
by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
One has to go abroad in order to find the home one has lost.
Franz Kafka, Austrian Author (1883-1924)
There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen,
those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.
There is no escape - man drags man down, or man lifts man up.
Booker T. Washington, American Educator and Author (1856-1915)
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
Paul Ehrlich, American Scientist
To love life is to love time. Time is the stuff life is made of.
Troubles impending always seem worse than troubles surmounted,
but this does not prove that they really are.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, American Historian
We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, American Writer (1900-1948)
When (Columbus) started out he didn't know where he was going;
when he got there he didn't know where he was; and when he got back
he didn't know where he had been.
You must be true to yourself. Strong enough to be true to yourself.
Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to yourself. Wise enough to be
brave enough to be strong enough to shape yourself from what you actually are.
Sylvia Ashton-Warner, New Zealander Author and Educator (1908-1984)
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