I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.

Charles M. Schulz

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Charles M. Schulz

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

Arthur Schopenhauer

2018-09-03T22:11:52-05:00

Arthur Schopenhauer

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Mother Teresa

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Mother Teresa

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.

William Feather

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

William Feather

If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.
Actions have consequences...first rule of life. And the second rule is this - you are the only one responsible for your own actions.

Holly Lisle

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Holly Lisle

Actions have consequences...first rule of life. And the second rule is this - you are the only one responsible for your own actions.
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.

Robert J. Sawyer

2018-09-03T22:10:24-05:00

Robert J. Sawyer

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Paulo Coelho

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Paulo Coelho

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

Marcus Aurelius

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Marcus Aurelius

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Confucius

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

G. K. Chesterton

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Helen Rowland

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

2018-09-03T22:05:04-05:00

William James

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.

Fran Lebowitz

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Fran Lebowitz

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
I'm kind of jealous of the life I'm supposedly leading.

Zach Braff

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Zach Braff

I'm kind of jealous of the life I'm supposedly leading.
Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.

Welsh Proverb

2018-09-03T22:21:41-05:00

Welsh Proverb

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
Who is more busy than he who hath least to do?

John Clarke

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

John Clarke

Who is more busy than he who hath least to do?
I was thought to be 'stuck up.' I wasn't. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure.

Bette Davis

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Bette Davis

I was thought to be 'stuck up.' I wasn't. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard

2018-09-03T21:49:34-05:00

Soren Kierkegaard

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Having been here before and lost, to be here and win, I've got to tell you, winning is really a lot better than losing. Really a lot better.

Kate Winslet

2018-08-31T01:56:16-05:00

Kate Winslet

Having been here before and lost, to be here and win, I've got to tell you, winning is really a lot better than losing. Really a lot better.
General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.

Robert J. Sawyer

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Robert J. Sawyer

General principles should not be based on exceptional cases.
You're dealing with the demon of external validation. You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because it feels sooo good.

Barbara Hall

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Barbara Hall

You're dealing with the demon of external validation. You can't beat external validation. You want to know why? Because it feels sooo good.
Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.

Kurt Herbert Alder

2018-09-03T21:27:46-05:00

Kurt Herbert Alder

Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

Charles Bukowski

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Charles Bukowski

You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.

Margaret Wheatley

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Margaret Wheatley

When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.

Eckhart Tolle

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Eckhart Tolle

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.
"Reasoning will never make a man correct an ill opinion, which by reasoning he never acquired.
(Commonly quoted as: It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.)"

Jonathan Swift

2018-09-03T21:43:28-05:00

Jonathan Swift

"Reasoning will never make a man correct an ill opinion, which by reasoning he never acquired. (Commonly quoted as: It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.)"
You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.

Sacha Guitry

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Sacha Guitry

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Joyce Brothers

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Joyce Brothers

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

2018-09-03T22:03:45-05:00

Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Mark Twain

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

Dalai Lama

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Dalai Lama

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

Lewis Carroll

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Lewis Carroll

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.
One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what you are, but what you're perceived to be by others.

Edward L. Flom

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Edward L. Flom

One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what you are, but what you're perceived to be by others.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

2018-09-03T22:10:47-05:00

Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown Jr

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

H. Jackson Brown Jr

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.

Calvin Coolidge

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Calvin Coolidge

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

Martin Luther King Jr.

2018-09-03T21:46:40-05:00

Martin Luther King Jr.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Man is what he believes.

Anton Chekhov

2018-09-03T21:52:21-05:00

Anton Chekhov

Man is what he believes.
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

Mahatma Gandhi

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Mahatma Gandhi

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
That's the key to having it all: stop expecting it to look like what you thought it was going to look like.

Cindy Chupack

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Cindy Chupack

That's the key to having it all: stop expecting it to look like what you thought it was going to look like.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that's necessary for believing in it.

Ugo Betti

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Ugo Betti

When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that's necessary for believing in it.
The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.

Robert E. Moody

2018-09-03T21:57:29-05:00

Robert E. Moody

The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.
Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.

Viktor E. Frankl

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Viktor E. Frankl

Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

Frank Tibolt

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Frank Tibolt

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.

Paul Valery

2018-09-03T22:21:04-05:00

Paul Valery

What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

Albert Einstein

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Albert Einstein

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

George Bernard Shaw

2018-09-03T21:21:42-05:00

George Bernard Shaw

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

James A. Garfield

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

James A. Garfield

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Franklin P. Jones

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Franklin P. Jones

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Lyndon B. Johnson

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing...that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

2018-09-03T22:12:52-05:00

Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing...that's why we recommend it daily.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Bertrand Russell

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

H. L. Mencken

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

H. L. Mencken

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Horace Walpole

2018-09-03T22:19:39-05:00

Horace Walpole

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

Booker T. Washington

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Booker T. Washington

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.

Austin O'Malley

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Austin O'Malley

Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

Benjamin Disraeli

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Benjamin Disraeli

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

2018-09-03T21:44:42-05:00

Robert F. Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy.

Robert Anthony

2018-09-03T22:01:17-05:00

Robert Anthony

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.

Leo Buscaglia

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Leo Buscaglia

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
Anything you could ever want or be you already have and are.

David Russell

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

David Russell

Anything you could ever want or be you already have and are.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Sophia Loren

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Sophia Loren

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.

Lord Chesterfield

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Lord Chesterfield

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable.

Jessamyn West

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jessamyn West

It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable.
Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.

Alexander Pope

2018-09-03T21:22:11-05:00

Alexander Pope

Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.
Propose to a man any principle, or an instrument, however admirable, and you will observe the whole effort is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility in it. If you speak to him of a machine for peeling a potato, he will pronounce it impossible: If you peel a potato with it before his eyes, he will declare it useless, because it will not slice a pineapple.

Charles Babbage

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Charles Babbage

Propose to a man any principle, or an instrument, however admirable, and you will observe the whole effort is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility in it. If you speak to him of a machine for peeling a potato, he will pronounce it impossible: If you peel a potato with it before his eyes, he will declare it useless, because it will not slice a pineapple.
There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next. Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world...

Andy Andrews

2018-09-03T21:44:15-05:00

Andy Andrews

There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next. Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world...
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Edith Wharton

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.

George C. Marshall

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

George C. Marshall

If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.
Never let the demands of tomorrow interfere with the pleasures and excitement of today.

Meredith Willson

2018-09-03T21:43:07-05:00

Meredith Willson

Never let the demands of tomorrow interfere with the pleasures and excitement of today.
I never know how much of what I say is true.

Bette Midler

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Bette Midler

I never know how much of what I say is true.
I no longer try to be right; I choose to be happy.

Ric Elias

2018-09-03T21:47:10-05:00

Ric Elias

I no longer try to be right; I choose to be happy.
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.

Cicero

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Cicero

When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.

Nancy Spain

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Nancy Spain

There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.
People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.

Chuck Palahniuk

2018-09-03T21:56:43-05:00

Chuck Palahniuk

People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.
Someone's boring me. I think it's me.

Dylan Thomas

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Dylan Thomas

Someone's boring me. I think it's me.
It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.

Italo Calvino

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Italo Calvino

It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.
Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.

Barbara Tober

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Barbara Tober

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.

Rory Sutherlan

2018-09-03T21:29:09-05:00

Rory Sutherlan

The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.
There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

Gore Vidal

2018-09-03T21:52:49-05:00

Gore Vidal

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

2018-09-03T21:31:31-05:00

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.

Nicole Kidman

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Nicole Kidman

When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

Brendan Gill

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Brendan Gill

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Tallulah Bankhead

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Tallulah Bankhead

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Josh Billings

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Josh Billings

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.

Ken Keyes Jr.

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Ken Keyes Jr.

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

2018-09-03T22:08:52-05:00

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction. I am not saying you can't change the world, right wrongs, or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don't fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it. Moreover, if you don't fully accept the situation, you will never really know if the situation should be changed.

Peter McWilliams

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Peter McWilliams

Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction. I am not saying you can't change the world, right wrongs, or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don't fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it. Moreover, if you don't fully accept the situation, you will never really know if the situation should be changed.
If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.

Donald H. Rumsfeld

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Donald H. Rumsfeld

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.

Mike Myers

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Mike Myers

Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

Guillaume Apollinaire

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Guillaume Apollinaire

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Og Mandino

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
Opinions are made to be changed, or how is truth to be got at?

Lord Byron

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Lord Byron

Opinions are made to be changed, or how is truth to be got at?
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.

Sai Baba

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Sai Baba

All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.
Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.

Viktor E. Frankl

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Viktor E. Frankl

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.

Madame de Stael

2018-08-31T00:34:43-05:00

Madame de Stael

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.

G.C. Lichtenberg

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

G.C. Lichtenberg

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.

Charlotte Bronte

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Charlotte Bronte

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
The past is finished. There is nothing to b gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.

Rebecca Beard

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Rebecca Beard

The past is finished. There is nothing to b gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.

Margaret Mitchell

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Margaret Mitchell

Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.
I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.

Margaret Cho

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Margaret Cho

I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Henry David Thoreau

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.

Eric Schmidt

2018-09-03T22:04:41-05:00

Eric Schmidt

In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.
Make a decision, even if it's wrong.

Jarvis Klem

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jarvis Klem

Make a decision, even if it's wrong.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

Thomas H. Huxley

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Thomas H. Huxley

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

Leo Tolstoy

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Leo Tolstoy

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
Wherever you are - be all there.

Jim Elliot

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Jim Elliot

Wherever you are - be all there.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Franz Kafka

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Franz Kafka

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

2018-09-03T21:51:43-05:00

Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Charles Dickens

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.

Peter Drucker

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Peter Drucker

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

Andre Gide

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Andre Gide

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.

Helmuth von Moltke

2018-09-03T21:45:08-05:00

Helmuth von Moltke

First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry Kissinger

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Henry Kissinger

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning

2018-09-03T21:48:35-05:00

Robert Browning

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.

Mencius

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Mencius

The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.
Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it.

Anonymous

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Anonymous

Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it.
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Carl W. Buechner

2018-09-03T21:42:46-05:00

Carl W. Buechner

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.

Simon Sinek

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Simon Sinek

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

2018-09-03T21:29:42-05:00

Arthur Ashe

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Aristotle

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this-that you are dreadfully like other people.

James Russell Lowell

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

James Russell Lowell

Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this-that you are dreadfully like other people.
...By your hand, millions, billions, of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day. The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose. Your actions have value far greater than silver and gold. Your life, and what you do with it today, matters forever.

Andy Andrews

2018-09-03T21:33:22-05:00

Andy Andrews

...By your hand, millions, billions, of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day. The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose. Your actions have value far greater than silver and gold. Your life, and what you do with it today, matters forever.
Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.

Viktor E. Frankl

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Viktor E. Frankl

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.

Marquis de Vauvenargues

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Marquis de Vauvenargues

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Voltaire

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.

Margaret Bonnano

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Margaret Bonnano

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Carrie Fisher

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Carrie Fisher

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Leonardo

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Leonardo

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is 'Is there anybody I'm afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I'd get nervous?' If not, then you're cool.

Prince

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Prince

Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is 'Is there anybody I'm afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I'd get nervous?' If not, then you're cool.
If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.

Peter McWilliams

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Peter McWilliams

If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.

Marquis de Condorcet

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Marquis de Condorcet

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.

Sharon Salzberg

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Sharon Salzberg

Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.

Andre Gide

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Andre Gide

So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.
Part of being a hero is knowing when you don't need to be one anymore.

Alan Moore

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Alan Moore

Part of being a hero is knowing when you don't need to be one anymore.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Oprah Winfrey

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.

Catherine de Hueck Doherty

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Catherine de Hueck Doherty

Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2018-09-03T21:35:46-05:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.

W. Somerset Maugham

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

W. Somerset Maugham

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Saint Francis of Assisi

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

Confucius

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Confucius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

Thomas Carlyle

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Thomas Carlyle

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Cato the Elder

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Cato the Elder

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
Don't be humble. You're not that great.

Golda Meir

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Golda Meir

Don't be humble. You're not that great.
If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Ludwig Wittgenstein

If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Jean-Paul Sartre

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Benjamin Disraeli

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
McCabe's Law: Nobody _has_ to do _anything_.

Charles McCabe

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Charles McCabe

McCabe's Law: Nobody _has_ to do _anything_.
I drink to make other people interesting.

George Jean Nathan

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

George Jean Nathan

I drink to make other people interesting.
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.

George Carlin

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

George Carlin

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Confucius

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Confucius

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
(Commonly quoted as: Who you are speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.)

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2018-09-03T21:55:11-05:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.(Commonly quoted as: Who you are speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.)
Nothing is worse than active ignorance.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.

Alfred North Whitehead

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Alfred North Whitehead

There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours.

Voltaire

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Voltaire

Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours.
We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.

W. H. Auden

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

W. H. Auden

We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.

Carl Becker

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Carl Becker

The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.
Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes.

Randy K. Milholland

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Randy K. Milholland

Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes.
Tao. Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither.

W. Somerset Maugham

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

W. Somerset Maugham

Tao. Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither.
If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger, how much happier we would all be.

Peter McWilliams

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Peter McWilliams

If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger, how much happier we would all be.
The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today.

James Carville

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

James Carville

The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today.
There is no Them, there is only Us. Some of Us think this or some of Us think that, but we're all Us.

Lisa Williams

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Lisa Williams

There is no Them, there is only Us. Some of Us think this or some of Us think that, but we're all Us.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.

William James

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

William James

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.

Frank Zappa

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Frank Zappa

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.

Jane Wagner

2018-09-03T21:22:47-05:00

Jane Wagner

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.

Tryon Edwards

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Tryon Edwards

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Man - a being in search of meaning.

Plato

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.
It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.

Al Franken

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Al Franken

It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
None of you really has faith unless he desires for his neighbor what he desires for himself.

Prophet Muhammad

2018-09-03T21:23:15-05:00

Prophet Muhammad

None of you really has faith unless he desires for his neighbor what he desires for himself.
Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.

Edgar Watson Howe

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Edgar Watson Howe

Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.

Henry Stimson

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Henry Stimson

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Language is the source of misunderstandings.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Sophocles

2018-09-03T22:11:10-05:00

Sophocles

What you cannot enforce, do not command.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Winston Churchill

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Winston Churchill

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.

W. Somerset Maugham

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

W. Somerset Maugham

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
I am no more humble than my talents require.

Oscar Levant

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Oscar Levant

I am no more humble than my talents require.
My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

Miles Davis

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Miles Davis

My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.

Charles Caleb Colton

2018-08-31T01:56:45-05:00

Charles Caleb Colton

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard Feynman

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Richard Feynman

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.
If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.

Anonymous

2018-09-03T21:41:34-05:00

Anonymous

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

Steve Jobs

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Steve Jobs

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
The thing to remember is that that the future comes one day at a time.

Dean Acheson

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Dean Acheson

The thing to remember is that that the future comes one day at a time.
If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.

Nadine Stair

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Nadine Stair

If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

Dorothy Sarnoff

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Dorothy Sarnoff

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. - Tolstoy

Tolstoy

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Tolstoy

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. - Tolstoy
She makes me love her and I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble in making myself love them.

L. M. Montgomery

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

L. M. Montgomery

She makes me love her and I like people who make me love them. It saves me so much trouble in making myself love them.
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

Gordon R. Dickson

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Gordon R. Dickson

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.

Herbert Agar

2018-09-03T22:05:48-05:00

Herbert Agar

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.

Lord Chesterfield

2018-09-03T21:59:31-05:00

Lord Chesterfield

Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.

Oliver Goldsmith

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Oliver Goldsmith

Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

Saint Theresa of Jesus

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Saint Theresa of Jesus

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

2018-09-03T22:07:48-05:00

Anatole France

The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Laurence J. Peter

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.

Lane Olinghouse

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Lane Olinghouse

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.

Cavett Robert

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Cavett Robert

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

John Ruskin

2018-09-03T21:54:29-05:00

John Ruskin

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Walt Disney

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be�It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

Erica Jong

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Erica Jong

Love is everything it's cracked up to be�It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.

George Aiken

2018-09-03T21:39:53-05:00

George Aiken

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Mark Twain

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Mark Twain

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

Robert Service

2018-09-03T21:56:22-05:00

Robert Service

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.

E. B. White

2018-09-03T22:09:20-05:00

E. B. White

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.

Benjamin Disraeli

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Benjamin Disraeli

Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Indian Proverb

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Indian Proverb

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
How soon was it that the dead are brought to deity in the eyes of those who in life found them little regard.

Linda Berdoll

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Linda Berdoll

How soon was it that the dead are brought to deity in the eyes of those who in life found them little regard.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

George Sand

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

George Sand

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

Rod Serling

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Rod Serling

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth... is potentially to have everything...

Joan Didion

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Joan Didion

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth... is potentially to have everything...
The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, 'I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away.' To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: 'If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.'

G. K. Chesterton

2018-09-03T21:59:01-05:00

G. K. Chesterton

The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, 'I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away.' To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: 'If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.'
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

George S. Patton

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
I have never seen a person grow or change in a constructive direction when motivated by guilt, shame and/or hate.

William Goldberg

2018-09-03T21:27:12-05:00

William Goldberg

I have never seen a person grow or change in a constructive direction when motivated by guilt, shame and/or hate.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

Albert Einstein

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Tallulah Bankhead

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Tallulah Bankhead

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.

Bob Ross

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Bob Ross

You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.

Jerry Garcia

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jerry Garcia

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.

Jean Paul Richter

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jean Paul Richter

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Franklin P. Jones

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Franklin P. Jones

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.
If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.

Charles Kingsley

2018-09-03T22:08:08-05:00

Charles Kingsley

If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Albert Einstein

2018-09-03T21:18:09-05:00

Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default.

J. K. Rowling

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

J. K. Rowling

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.

William James

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

William James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sidney J. Harris

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Sidney J. Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.

Bertrand Russell

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Bertrand Russell

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view.

George Bush

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

George Bush

Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Ernest Hemingway

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

Carl Rogers

2018-09-03T22:05:23-05:00

Carl Rogers

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.

Madeleine L'Engle

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Madeleine L'Engle

That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

Andre Gide

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Andre Gide

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.

Eleanor Hamilton

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Eleanor Hamilton

A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.
One of the things about being a grown-up is learning how to act right even when you feel wrong.

Sean Stewart

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Sean Stewart

One of the things about being a grown-up is learning how to act right even when you feel wrong.
There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'

Frederick L Collins

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Frederick L Collins

There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'
Sometimes people do things that hurt and it's not because they mean to. They just do. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with you, but you end up hurt because of it.

Randy K. Milholland

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Randy K. Milholland

Sometimes people do things that hurt and it's not because they mean to. They just do. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with you, but you end up hurt because of it.
There are no facts, only interpretations.

Friedrich Nietzsche

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.

John Galsworthy

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

John Galsworthy

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

Mark Twain

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Mark Twain

I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.

Earl Warren

2018-09-03T21:57:10-05:00

Earl Warren

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.
The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Ashley Montagu

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Ashley Montagu

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Agnes Repplier

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Agnes Repplier

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.

Og Mandino

2018-09-03T22:07:18-05:00

Og Mandino

Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.
Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.

Charlotte Bronte

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Charlotte Bronte

Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Shana Alexander

2018-09-03T22:23:52-05:00

Shana Alexander

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.

Friedrich Nietzsche

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Friedrich Nietzsche

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
If we can connect in some tiny way with a human that doesn't agree with us, then maybe we won't blow up the planet.

Nancy White

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Nancy White

If we can connect in some tiny way with a human that doesn't agree with us, then maybe we won't blow up the planet.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Vince Lombardi

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

2019-05-10T09:35:34-05:00

Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.

Martha Beck

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Martha Beck

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.
People who urge you to be realistic generally want you to accept their version of reality.

Unknown

2018-09-03T21:48:06-05:00

Unknown

People who urge you to be realistic generally want you to accept their version of reality.
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.

Garrison Keillor

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Garrison Keillor

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.

Frances Moore Lappe

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Frances Moore Lappe

Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Timothy Leary

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Timothy Leary

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.

Lois McMaster Bujold

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Lois McMaster Bujold

When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.

W. Somerset Maugham

2018-09-03T21:49:02-05:00

W. Somerset Maugham

I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.

Randall Jarrell

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Randall Jarrell

One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Dorothy Parker

2018-09-03T21:36:11-05:00

Dorothy Parker

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude.

Katherine Mansfield

2018-09-03T22:03:20-05:00

Katherine Mansfield

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude.
People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.

Ogden Nash

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Ogden Nash

People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
Just because this isn't in your life plan doesn't mean this isn't exactly where you're supposed to be.

Nahnatchka Khan

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Nahnatchka Khan

Just because this isn't in your life plan doesn't mean this isn't exactly where you're supposed to be.
When you have the courage to tell the truth about what you're really afraid of, fear doesn't have control over your life.

Ali Vincent

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Ali Vincent

When you have the courage to tell the truth about what you're really afraid of, fear doesn't have control over your life.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Albert Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

2018-09-03T22:22:03-05:00

Mother Teresa

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
More often than not, a hero's most epic battle is the one you never see; it's the battle that goes on within him or herself.

Kevin Smith

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Kevin Smith

More often than not, a hero's most epic battle is the one you never see; it's the battle that goes on within him or herself.
I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.

Gilda Radner

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Gilda Radner

I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.

Patty Hansen

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Patty Hansen

You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.

Anonymous

2018-09-03T22:19:12-05:00

Anonymous

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn't match what you dreamed it would be.

Randy K. Milholland

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Randy K. Milholland

It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn't match what you dreamed it would be.
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.

Vince Lombardi

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Vince Lombardi

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Ben Stein

2018-09-03T21:53:33-05:00

Ben Stein

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
Only two things you ignore: things that aren't important and things you wish weren't important, and wishing never works.

David Shore

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

David Shore

Only two things you ignore: things that aren't important and things you wish weren't important, and wishing never works.
He who has a why can endure any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

2018-09-03T21:49:56-05:00

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why can endure any how.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

2018-09-03T22:18:37-05:00

Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
You cannot go around and keep score. If you keep score on the good things and the bad things, you'll find out that you're a very miserable person. God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have. Because if you remember everything that's happened to you, you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate.

Hubert H. Humphrey

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Hubert H. Humphrey

You cannot go around and keep score. If you keep score on the good things and the bad things, you'll find out that you're a very miserable person. God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have. Because if you remember everything that's happened to you, you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate.
Top 5 Regrets of Dying Patients:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Bronnie Ware

2018-09-03T22:14:53-05:00

Bronnie Ware

Top 5 Regrets of Dying Patients: 1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I didn't work so hard. 3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends 5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute

Edgar Allan Poe

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Edgar Allan Poe

Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.

Bertrand Russell

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Bertrand Russell

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

Benjamin Franklin

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Benjamin Franklin

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Hannah Whitall Smith

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some.

Jose Marti

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jose Marti

Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some.
If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don't wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.

Unknown

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Unknown

If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don't wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.
People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

A. C. Benson

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

A. C. Benson

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

Jane Wagner

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jane Wagner

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.

Dom Helder Camara

2018-09-03T22:13:12-05:00

Dom Helder Camara

When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Disraeli

2018-09-03T22:11:27-05:00

Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Choose your neighbor before your house and your companion before the road.

Arabic Proverb

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Arabic Proverb

Choose your neighbor before your house and your companion before the road.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

Rudyard Kipling

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Rudyard Kipling

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories.

John Green

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

John Green

You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories.
The way we see the problem is the problem.

Stephen Covey

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Stephen Covey

The way we see the problem is the problem.
We don't see things as THEY are, we see things as WE are.

Anais Nin

2018-09-03T21:35:14-05:00

Anais Nin

We don't see things as THEY are, we see things as WE are.
To begin, begin.

William Wordsworth

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

William Wordsworth

To begin, begin.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Edward Chapin

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Edward Chapin

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.

R. Buckminster Fuller

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

R. Buckminster Fuller

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Daniel J. Boorstin

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Benjamin Franklin

2018-09-03T22:09:43-05:00

Benjamin Franklin

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Woody Allen

2018-09-03T22:00:04-05:00

Woody Allen

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Elbert Hubbard

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.

John Lithgow

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

John Lithgow

Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.

William Ralph Inge

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

William Ralph Inge

The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

Arnold Bennett

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Arnold Bennett

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.

Lois McMaster Bujold

2018-09-03T22:02:08-05:00

Lois McMaster Bujold

If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

2018-09-03T21:42:23-05:00

George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

Jack Benny

2018-09-03T22:04:17-05:00

Jack Benny

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

Rabbi Abraham Heschel

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Rabbi Abraham Heschel

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.

John Stuart Mill

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

John Stuart Mill

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
Leap, and the net will appear.

John Burroughs

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

John Burroughs

Leap, and the net will appear.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

H. L. Mencken

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

H. L. Mencken

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
I don't hire anybody who's not brighter than I am. If they're not brighter than I am, I don't need them.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Paul "Bear" Bryant

I don't hire anybody who's not brighter than I am. If they're not brighter than I am, I don't need them.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Zig Ziglar

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

Benjamin Franklin

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.

Grenville Kleiser

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Grenville Kleiser

Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.
Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.

Charles A. Dana

2018-09-03T21:37:23-05:00

Charles A. Dana

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
I praise loudly. I blame softly.

Catherine the Great

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Catherine the Great

I praise loudly. I blame softly.
In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away. To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.

G. K. Chesterton

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

G. K. Chesterton

In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away. To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Edna St. Vincent Millay

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Sir Winston Churchill

2018-09-03T22:15:44-05:00

Sir Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.

Quentin Crisp

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Quentin Crisp

Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Euripides

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Euripides

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Bertrand Russell

2018-09-03T21:30:23-05:00

Bertrand Russell

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Plato

2018-09-03T22:13:38-05:00

Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get.

Anne Tyler

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Anne Tyler

I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get.
What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.

Ellen Glasgow

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Ellen Glasgow

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

2018-09-03T22:22:37-05:00

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
If you want to build a ship don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you want to build a ship don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

2018-09-03T21:33:56-05:00

Henry Ford

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
In most pursuits, one's self is one of the biggest hurdles to get over. You can't pursue something and be committed to it if you're apologizing for it at every party.

Lisa Kudrow

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Lisa Kudrow

In most pursuits, one's self is one of the biggest hurdles to get over. You can't pursue something and be committed to it if you're apologizing for it at every party.
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.

Margaret Millar

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Margaret Millar

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

Woodrow Wilson

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Woodrow Wilson

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.

Eckhart Tolle

2018-09-03T22:14:04-05:00

Eckhart Tolle

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

William Butler Yeats

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Lao Tzu

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Lao Tzu

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.

Steve Kei

2018-09-03T21:52:03-05:00

Steve Kei

The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.
[Martin Luther King, Jr.] gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech.

Simon Sinek

2018-09-03T21:26:44-05:00

Simon Sinek

[Martin Luther King, Jr.] gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech.
Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much.

John Wayne

2018-09-03T21:45:53-05:00

John Wayne

Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

Eleanor Roosevelt

2018-09-03T21:16:32-05:00

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

Josh Billings

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Josh Billings

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.

Vicomte de Chateaubriand

2018-09-03T21:24:43-05:00

Vicomte de Chateaubriand

You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.

H. L. Hunt

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

H. L. Hunt

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Winston Churchill

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Winston Churchill

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
It is only the first step that is difficult.

Marie De Vichy-Chaconne

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Marie De Vichy-Chaconne

It is only the first step that is difficult.
The customer doesn't expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.

Sir Colin Marshall

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Sir Colin Marshall

The customer doesn't expect everything will go right all the time; the big test is what you do when things go wrong.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough

Mae West

2018-09-03T21:15:28-05:00

Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.

Kathleen Casey Theisen

2018-09-03T22:16:43-05:00

Kathleen Casey Theisen

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Peter Drucker

2018-09-03T22:17:07-05:00

Peter Drucker

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
You must learn to face the fact, always, that you choose to do what you do, and that everything you do affects not only you but others.

Holly Lisle

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Holly Lisle

You must learn to face the fact, always, that you choose to do what you do, and that everything you do affects not only you but others.
Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.

Dandemis

2018-09-03T21:51:09-05:00

Dandemis

Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.
There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

There are two main strategies we can adopt to improve the quality of life. The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better.
The unspoken word never does harm.

Kossuth

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Kossuth

The unspoken word never does harm.
Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them.

Robert Henri

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Robert Henri

Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

William Arthur Ward

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

William Arthur Ward

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
You can't choose the ways in which you'll be tested.

Robert J. Sawyer

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Robert J. Sawyer

You can't choose the ways in which you'll be tested.
A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.

Anonymous

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Anonymous

A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

The Dalai Lama

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

The Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Robert Ingersoll

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Robert Ingersoll

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Maybe it was only a second of your time, but you need to treasure life, every second.

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Maybe it was only a second of your time, but you need to treasure life, every second.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

A. Sachs

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

A. Sachs

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.

Sue Patton Thoele

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Sue Patton Thoele

Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Montaigne

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Montaigne

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

Oscar Wilde

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Oscar Wilde

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.

Elbert Hubbard

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Elbert Hubbard

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.

Epictetus

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Epictetus

Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.

George Burns

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

George Burns

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

Kahlil Gibran

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Kahlil Gibran

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

H. G. Wells

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

H. G. Wells

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Herbert Spencer

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Herbert Spencer

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Jean Giraudoux

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jean Giraudoux

Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Be kind - Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle - everybody's lonesome.

Marion Parker

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Marion Parker

Be kind - Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle - everybody's lonesome.
I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.

Hafiz

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Hafiz

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Dale Carnegie

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Trust that your child is trying to be the best he can be and that he will do this more readily without your criticism. Know that he usually sees his own faults without you continually pointing them out.

Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran

Trust that your child is trying to be the best he can be and that he will do this more readily without your criticism. Know that he usually sees his own faults without you continually pointing them out.
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.

Pearl Buck

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Pearl Buck

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.

Kurt Vonnegut

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Kurt Vonnegut

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.

Steve Jobs

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Steve Jobs

You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.
Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time rich and cash poor.

Cory Doctorow

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Cory Doctorow

Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time rich and cash poor.
I deal with stress in two ways because there are two kinds of stress. There's stress that you can take care of and there's stress that you can't. The first one, I take care of it as fast as possible, because putting it off always makes it worse. Things that I can't fix? I think about the fact that I can't fix them. I think about why I can't fix them and I come to terms with the fact that this is a problem that I'm not going to overcome and that the world is not a wish granting factory.

Hank Green

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Hank Green

I deal with stress in two ways because there are two kinds of stress. There's stress that you can take care of and there's stress that you can't. The first one, I take care of it as fast as possible, because putting it off always makes it worse. Things that I can't fix? I think about the fact that I can't fix them. I think about why I can't fix them and I come to terms with the fact that this is a problem that I'm not going to overcome and that the world is not a wish granting factory.
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

Charles Du Bois

2018-09-03T21:28:40-05:00

Charles Du Bois

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Be undeniably good.

Steve Martin

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Steve Martin

Be undeniably good.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Unknown

2018-09-03T21:30:58-05:00

Unknown

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
The price of greatness is responsibility.

Sir Winston Churchill

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Sir Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.
How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!

Julie Morgenstern

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Julie Morgenstern

How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!
Whoever saw old age that did not applaud the past and condemn the present?

Michel de Montaigne

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

Michel de Montaigne

Whoever saw old age that did not applaud the past and condemn the present?
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Michael J. Fox

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Michael J. Fox

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Hermann Hesse

2018-09-03T21:43:54-05:00

Hermann Hesse

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible.

Dalai Lama

2018-09-03T21:36:35-05:00

Dalai Lama

Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible.
The trouble is, you think you have time.

Buddah

2018-09-03T22:21:25-05:00

Buddah

The trouble is, you think you have time.
I don't think there is a proper way to celebrate something which makes you happy.

Matthew Oliphant

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Matthew Oliphant

I don't think there is a proper way to celebrate something which makes you happy.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Carl Sagan

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
She was conscious that the things she did were the things she had always wanted to do.

Zelda Fitzgerald

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Zelda Fitzgerald

She was conscious that the things she did were the things she had always wanted to do.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

John Ruskin

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

John Ruskin

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.
I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.

Orson Welles

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Orson Welles

I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

Seneca

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Seneca

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.

Jules Renard

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Jules Renard

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Havelock Ellis

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Havelock Ellis

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

Walter Savage Landor

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Walter Savage Landor

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.

George Bernard Shaw

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

George Bernard Shaw

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.
To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.

Anatole France

2018-09-03T22:20:01-05:00

Anatole France

To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.
Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.

Marcus Aurelius

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Marcus Aurelius

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.

Italian Proverb

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Italian Proverb

Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

Alexander Humboldt

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Alexander Humboldt

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

George Bernard Shaw

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

George Bernard Shaw

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Krishnamurti

2018-09-03T22:03:03-05:00

Krishnamurti

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.


Ethel Barrett

2018-08-31T01:14:37-05:00

Ethel Barrett

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

John Andrew Holmes

2018-09-03T21:38:06-05:00

John Andrew Holmes

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.

Hermann Hesse

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Hermann Hesse

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.

L. M. Montgomery

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

L. M. Montgomery

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
Even the wisest counsel is useless when it is unheeded.

Stephanie Barron

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Stephanie Barron

Even the wisest counsel is useless when it is unheeded.
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Unknown

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Unknown

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.

John Wanamaker

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

John Wanamaker

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.

Dale Carnegie

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Dale Carnegie

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.

Emile Coue

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Emile Coue

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.

Bruce Grocott

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Bruce Grocott

I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Samuel Beckett

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Samuel Butler

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Samuel Butler

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.

Franz Kafka

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Franz Kafka

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

2018-09-03T22:22:54-05:00

Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.

H. G. Wells

2019-08-03T11:10:13-05:00

H. G. Wells

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.

Alan Cohen

2018-09-03T21:57:49-05:00

Alan Cohen

Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.

Friedrich Nietzsche

2018-08-31T01:55:22-05:00

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

Simone Weil

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Simone Weil

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
The slowness of genius is hard to bear, but the slowness of mediocrity is intolerable.

Henry Thomas Buckle

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Henry Thomas Buckle

The slowness of genius is hard to bear, but the slowness of mediocrity is intolerable.
First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms.

Kristin Hunter

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Kristin Hunter

First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms.
Big, sweeping life changes really boil down to small, everyday decisions.

Ali Vincent

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Ali Vincent

Big, sweeping life changes really boil down to small, everyday decisions.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Elbert Hubbard

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

C. S. Lewis

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

C. S. Lewis

When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

Roy T. Bennett

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Roy T. Bennett

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.

Dan Millman

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Dan Millman

The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Alfred Adler

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.

Rita Mae Brown

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Rita Mae Brown

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
Get pleasure out of life...as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.

Sol Hurok

2018-09-03T21:34:36-05:00

Sol Hurok

Get pleasure out of life...as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.

Rebecca West

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Rebecca West

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Margaret Thatcher

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Margaret Thatcher

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.

Rudyard Kipling

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Rudyard Kipling

All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

Margaret Atwood

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Margaret Atwood

Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.

Paul Valery

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Paul Valery

That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.
The gods too are fond of a joke.

Aristotle

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Aristotle

The gods too are fond of a joke.
Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.

Chuck Close

2019-08-03T11:56:25-05:00

Chuck Close

Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is any thing you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

Edgar Watson Howe

2018-09-03T22:02:34-05:00

Edgar Watson Howe

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is any thing you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

Robert McCloskey

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Robert McCloskey

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

Gian Vincenzo Gravina

2019-08-03T11:10:10-05:00

Gian Vincenzo Gravina

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
It's not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed, it is the things we do not.

Randy Pausch

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Randy Pausch

It's not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed, it is the things we do not.
No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.

John Stuart Mill

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

John Stuart Mill

No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.

Laurens Van der Post

2019-08-03T11:10:11-05:00

Laurens Van der Post

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.

Ralph Novak

2019-08-03T11:10:12-05:00

Ralph Novak

Reading this book is like waiting for the first shoe to drop.

Meet Matt

Even in high school I enjoyed tutoring and training people. I loved helping someone have the light bulb moment where they understood something they hadn’t just moments before. Now, years later, I am clear that my life is about making the difference for others through conversations. I have the training to help people see things in a new way, and to be able to have them be heard and know that I can be in their shoes and see their point of view. I can then help them have access to another point of view that is in line with what they say their life is about, resulting in peace, freedom, happiness, business results, better relationships, or whatever else they say is important. Doing that also gives me a life that I love.

An Exceptional Life is not simply a great life or a happy life, it’s a life filled with exceptions. It’s about having and doing the things that other people say can’t be had or done.

Testimonials

The best way to hone the skills as a Personal Development Coach is to continually experience the power of the coaching process by a fellow Personal Development Coach. Matt Stephans is one of those masterful Coach of Coaches. Using a direct approach that is non-judgmental and supportive, Matt is able to quickly move his client forward in both perspectives and actions. My experience as Matt’s coachee created an awareness of reality vs. the stories that we tell ourselves as well as how those stories do or do not serve us. This transformational change in perspective has had an enormous impact on my relationships both personal and professional.

Candace Bixler

2018-09-03T21:01:36-05:00

Candace Bixler

The best way to hone the skills as a Personal Development Coach is to continually experience the power of the coaching process by a fellow Personal Development Coach. Matt Stephans is one of those masterful Coach of Coaches. Using a direct approach that is non-judgmental and supportive, Matt is able to quickly move his client forward in both perspectives and actions. My experience as Matt’s coachee created an awareness of reality vs. the stories that we tell ourselves as well as how those stories do or do not serve us. This transformational change in perspective has had an enormous impact on my relationships both personal and professional.
My husband and I asked Matt to preside over our wedding because Matt is a true soul that cares about the bond of relationship.  Matt then went over and beyond by not only presiding over our ceremony but help create what my husband and I wanted in our relationship.  Prior to the wedding, we had working sessions that were both emotional and impactful.  The wedding ended up being a fantastic success and we thank Matt for all the help throughout the process.

Kim - Bride

2018-09-03T21:02:32-05:00

Kim - Bride

My husband and I asked Matt to preside over our wedding because Matt is a true soul that cares about the bond of relationship.  Matt then went over and beyond by not only presiding over our ceremony but help create what my husband and I wanted in our relationship.  Prior to the wedding, we had working sessions that were both emotional and impactful.  The wedding ended up being a fantastic success and we thank Matt for all the help throughout the process.
Matt's been a part of my coaches support group for over 2 1/2 years, and in that time I've benefited from his direct, no-nonsense, clear-guidance approach. Matt can get you right up in the face of the thing you need to be dealing with but can't or don't want to see - directly and gently - so you are free to address it in the best way possible. Best of all, the stories and explanations he uses to get you grounded in a 'coached-life' are some of the best I've heard. You will thoroughly enjoy working with and knowing Matt. I have.

Judith Manriquez  - Coach, ICF

2018-09-03T21:04:51-05:00

Judith Manriquez  - Coach, ICF

Matt's been a part of my coaches support group for over 2 1/2 years, and in that time I've benefited from his direct, no-nonsense, clear-guidance approach. Matt can get you right up in the face of the thing you need to be dealing with but can't or don't want to see - directly and gently - so you are free to address it in the best way possible. Best of all, the stories and explanations he uses to get you grounded in a 'coached-life' are some of the best I've heard. You will thoroughly enjoy working with and knowing Matt. I have.
I had the privilege of having Matt Stephans coach me for about 6 months or so while I was at Little Tesoros and it made a huge difference in my life.  In Matt I had support for issues in both my personal and professional life.  Often I would uncover how my own behaviors contributed to situations at work and home, revealing a whole new way to view a "problem".  The actions that were needed to have a different outcome became very clear, and the drama of it was removed and replaced with positive solutions and results.  Matt is great at reminding me to be in action around things that do not work in my life, instead of living in a constant stream of complaints regarding how wrong things around me are.  One of the keys to Matt’s coaching is that he has you create structures to support what changes you want to make in your life.  This is a very simple thing that can have a powerful impact in having the life you want.

The other major take way I have from the time I spent coaching with Matt is the recognition of my impact on the world around me. It’s quite easy to think you are an island but none of us are, and our actions impact those around us whether we notice or not. When I began to practice noticing this, I was shocked in good ways and bad. I realize how important it is to be responsible for the things I do and when I have not, to acknowledge it. For this, my relationships at work and at home are better, and the people in my life feel I do truly care about them, and that makes me feel incredible.

It was a gift to be able to work with Matt. I feel very grateful to both him and my employer for offering such support and being committed to having people be better for having had them in their life, that is truly exceptional.

Jennifer Gasaway - Front Desk

2018-09-03T21:06:18-05:00

Jennifer Gasaway - Front Desk

I had the privilege of having Matt Stephans coach me for about 6 months or so while I was at Little Tesoros and it made a huge difference in my life.  In Matt I had support for issues in both my personal and professional life.  Often I would uncover how my own behaviors contributed to situations at work and home, revealing a whole new way to view a "problem".  The actions that were needed to have a different outcome became very clear, and the drama of it was removed and replaced with positive solutions and results.  Matt is great at reminding me to be in action around things that do not work in my life, instead of living in a constant stream of complaints regarding how wrong things around me are.  One of the keys to Matt’s coaching is that he has you create structures to support what changes you want to make in your life.  This is a very simple thing that can have a powerful impact in having the life you want. The other major take way I have from the time I spent coaching with Matt is the recognition of my impact on the world around me. It’s quite easy to think you are an island but none of us are, and our actions impact those around us whether we notice or not. When I began to practice noticing this, I was shocked in good ways and bad. I realize how important it is to be responsible for the things I do and when I have not, to acknowledge it. For this, my relationships at work and at home are better, and the people in my life feel I do truly care about them, and that makes me feel incredible. It was a gift to be able...
In 2009 I made a $7,000 up-front subscription to a six month personal development coaching program. After two months I believed I had wasted my money because I was showing little improvement under the Coach who had been assigned to me.

But then things changed. My assigned Coach withdrew and a new Coach appointed – a guy named Matt Stephans. Matt was no overnight success with me (mainly because I was coming from a looooooong way back) but he showed fantastic patience and genuine understanding for the task at hand.

Matt has a thorough knowledge of the coaching process and proved to be intuitive, reliable, incisive, trustworthy, inspiring and a brilliant communicator. He loves what he does and he brought out the best in me. I am the better for having known Matt and the day will come when I will again seek his wise counsel. It is my pleasure to recommend Matt Stephans to anyone seeking a great coach.

Ross Barnett - Sydney, Australia

2018-09-03T21:07:03-05:00

Ross Barnett - Sydney, Australia

In 2009 I made a $7,000 up-front subscription to a six month personal development coaching program. After two months I believed I had wasted my money because I was showing little improvement under the Coach who had been assigned to me. But then things changed. My assigned Coach withdrew and a new Coach appointed – a guy named Matt Stephans. Matt was no overnight success with me (mainly because I was coming from a looooooong way back) but he showed fantastic patience and genuine understanding for the task at hand. Matt has a thorough knowledge of the coaching process and proved to be intuitive, reliable, incisive, trustworthy, inspiring and a brilliant communicator. He loves what he does and he brought out the best in me. I am the better for having known Matt and the day will come when I will again seek his wise counsel. It is my pleasure to recommend Matt Stephans to anyone seeking a great coach.
I enjoy my sessions with you, and I always looked forward to our phone conversations. You helped me look at situations in a different light or angle and that helped me clear up some past blockages that were holding me back, and I thank you for having the insight and pointing those out to me.

Stephen Colburn

2018-09-03T21:07:24-05:00

Stephen Colburn

I enjoy my sessions with you, and I always looked forward to our phone conversations. You helped me look at situations in a different light or angle and that helped me clear up some past blockages that were holding me back, and I thank you for having the insight and pointing those out to me.
Matt has a very good coaching approach. Where other coaches I have had have just been good on knowledge and very wise, Matt started to work with the stuff that really mattered to my future growth, and didn't give up before he was sure I had taken a decision on what to do. Matt really does follow up his commitment as a coach and I feel he truly cares about me reaching my dreams.

Kjetil Bråttvik - Stockholm, Sweden

2018-09-03T21:07:48-05:00

Kjetil Bråttvik - Stockholm, Sweden

Matt has a very good coaching approach. Where other coaches I have had have just been good on knowledge and very wise, Matt started to work with the stuff that really mattered to my future growth, and didn't give up before he was sure I had taken a decision on what to do. Matt really does follow up his commitment as a coach and I feel he truly cares about me reaching my dreams.
Matt has been a go-to-guy for me since day one. In every instance where I have witnessed Matt it was 100% on the elements of fun and attainment of objectives. Matt is the superlative in this field!

Didier Jean-Francois - Owner, Studio Swing 88

2018-09-03T21:08:26-05:00

Didier Jean-Francois - Owner, Studio Swing 88

Matt has been a go-to-guy for me since day one. In every instance where I have witnessed Matt it was 100% on the elements of fun and attainment of objectives. Matt is the superlative in this field!
Matt Stephans is a committed individual to each and every person in the world living the fullest and best life possible.  I'm fortunate enough to have worked with Matt through coaching sessions regarding personal matters in my life.  Matt continued to challenge me as I would approach an area that could be described as dismissive or an excuse.  The work was hard but the reward was great.  Matt was able to help define objectives in my life and see that I could not only get past the trouble spots each of us encounter, but I could thrive while doing so.

K. Tryce - Team Lead

2018-09-03T21:09:09-05:00

K. Tryce - Team Lead

Matt Stephans is a committed individual to each and every person in the world living the fullest and best life possible.  I'm fortunate enough to have worked with Matt through coaching sessions regarding personal matters in my life.  Matt continued to challenge me as I would approach an area that could be described as dismissive or an excuse.  The work was hard but the reward was great.  Matt was able to help define objectives in my life and see that I could not only get past the trouble spots each of us encounter, but I could thrive while doing so.
Matt's approach to life is uncommon and freeing. He deals with the facts, rather than getting caught up in the drama of the situation, but at the same time he's compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns. He "gets" what you're going through, and then he gets you out of it.

David Fried - Owner, DKF Writing Services

2018-09-03T21:09:33-05:00

David Fried - Owner, DKF Writing Services

Matt's approach to life is uncommon and freeing. He deals with the facts, rather than getting caught up in the drama of the situation, but at the same time he's compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns. He "gets" what you're going through, and then he gets you out of it.
Matt is an amazing coach.  Due to his straight forward, no non-sense attitude, he has the incredible ability to cut through the BS and get to the heart of the matter. In our conversations he provided the necessary guidance, gave me the confidence that I required and listened to me bigger than I related to myself.

I. Kazim - NYC

2018-09-03T21:09:59-05:00

I. Kazim - NYC

Matt is an amazing coach.  Due to his straight forward, no non-sense attitude, he has the incredible ability to cut through the BS and get to the heart of the matter. In our conversations he provided the necessary guidance, gave me the confidence that I required and listened to me bigger than I related to myself.