Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
--William Hazlitt

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.
--Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
--Kin Hubbard

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
--John M. Barrie

What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
--Eden Phillpotts

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
--Mark Twain

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
--Don Herold

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

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.
--J. W. Fulbright

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
--Mohandas K. Gandhi

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

Life has no rehearsals, only performances.

People only see what they are prepared to see.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
--Harold Taylor

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
--Rudyard Kipling
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
--Elbert Hubbard

A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
--Gustave Flaubert

If you can't return a favor, pass it on.
--Louise Brown

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
--Ed Howe

You may delay, but time will not.
--Benjamin Franklin

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
--Eugene Ionesco

Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
--Samuel Johnson

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
the saddest are these, "It might have been!"
--John Greenleaf Whittier

Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.
--African Proverb

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
--Albert Schweitzer

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it works.
--William Strong

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
--Thomas Jefferson

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
--Charles Austin Beard, historian

When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don't deal drugs. When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I'm innocent. When they took the second amendment, I said nothing because I don't own a gun. Now they've come for the first amendment, and I can't say anything at all. 
--Tim Freeman

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
--James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
--P. J. O'Rourke

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
--Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment

Since when is public safety the root password to the Constitution?
--C. D. Tavares

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
--George Washington

Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
--Ludwig Mises

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
--Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1928

The legacy of Democrats and Republicans approaches: Libertarianism by bankruptcy.
--Nick Nuessle, 1992

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
--H. L. Mencken

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
--Richard L. Evans

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
--John Burrough

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
--Ernest Hemingway

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
--Wendell Berry

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
--Donella Meadows, The Global Citizen

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
--Albert Camus

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
--Marshall McLuhan

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
--David Lloyd George

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.
--Richard Armour

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
--Gail Sheehy

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
--Chinese proverb

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
--Carl W. Buechner

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
--Philip Caldwell

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it.
--Herman Melville

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
--William James

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
--William Blake

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
--Herman Hesse

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
--James Bryce

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
--Jonathan Kozol

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt.

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
--Josh Billings

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
--Oscar Wilde

Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage.
--Charles Luckman

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.
--Swedish proverb

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.
--Yiddish proverb

The road to a friend's house is never long.
--Danish proverb

Who begins too much accomplishes little.
--German proverb

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
--W. Somerset Maugham

Good questions outrank easy answers.
--Paul A. Samuelson

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
--Ayn Rand

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.

My goal in life is to survive. Everything else is just a bonus.
--The Lockhorns

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
--Cousin Woodman

There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.
--Lord Chesterfield

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for .success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
--Vaclav Havel

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.
--From the last episode of "Cheers"

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you.
There's only one catch.
Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.
--Frederick Buechner

We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.
--The Metro Para pledge

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
--William Feather

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
--Thomas Fuller

When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
--Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
--Lord John Russell

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
--Jonathan Swift

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
--William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
--Seneca (the Younger)

Dost thou not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?
--Count Oxenstierna

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
--Douglas Adams

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
--Margaret Fuller

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
--Dr. Laurence J. Peter

It's all very well in practice, but it will never work in theory.
--French management saying

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
--T. S. Eliot, The Rock

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
--H. Jackson Browne, P. S. I Love You

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
--H. Jackson Browne, P. S. I Love You

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
--H. Jackson Browne, P. S. I Love You

We shall never cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
--T. S. Eliot

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
--Frank Lloyd Wright

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
--Victor Hugo

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
--Anna Louise Strong

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
--Arthur Calwell

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
--Millard Fuller

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
--William Hazlitt

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
--Adolph Hitler

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
--Eric Hoffer

You do not destroy an idea by killing people; you replace it with a better one.
--Edward Keating

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
--Robert F. Kennedy

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
--Rudyard Kipling

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
--Walter Lippmann

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
--John Locke

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
--Hannah More

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
--George Jean Nathan

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
--Flower A. Newhouse

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
--Alan Paton

Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
--William Proxmire

Practice is the best of all instructors.
--Publilius Syrus

A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
--George Santayana

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
--Harry S Truman

Words divide us, actions unite us.
--Slogan of the Tupamaros

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
--Emiliano Zapata

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

To do two things at once is to do neither.
--Publilius Syrus

To live for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind
--John Allston

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
--Marcus Aurelius

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
--Baruch Spinoza

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
--Helen Keller

This is the true joy in life -- being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
--George Bernard Shaw

And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

You can never plan the future by the past.
--Edmund Burke

Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better.

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
--Flora Whittemore

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
--Winston Churchill

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change.
--A. N. Whitehead

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
--Roger Babson

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
--Paul Valery

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Conservation is humanity caring for the future.
--Nancy Newhall

Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
--G. C. Lichtenberg

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
--Winston Churchill

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
--Abraham Lincoln

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
--W. R. Inge

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
--Samuel Grafton

Civilization is a slow process of adopting the ideas of minorities.

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
--Albert Pine

To change and to change for the better are two different things.
--German proverb

He helps others most, who shows them how to help themselves.
--A. P. Gouthey

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
--Thomas Kempis

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
--Thomas Paine

I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.
--Charlie Brown

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
--Kahlil Gibran

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Every man has his follies -- and often they are the most interesting thing he had got.
--Josh Billings

In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
--James Russell Lowell

Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
--R. D. Lang

Who so loves believes the impossible.
--Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
--John F. Kennedy

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
--John Kenneth Galbraith

Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment.
--La Rochefoucauld

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
--Etty Hilsum

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
--Albert Einstein

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
--Walter Kerr

I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.

"He means well" is useless unless he does well.

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
--George Washington

I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
--Abraham Lincoln

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest....
--C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Think you can, think you can't, you are Right!!!
--Rodolfo Tellez (Rudy)

Grace under Pressure.
--Ernest Hemingway

Live life to the fullest.
--Ernest Hemingway

In order to write about life, first you must live it!
--Ernest Hemingway

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. 
--Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.
--Winston Churchill

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
--Dale Carnegie

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
--Winston Churchill

If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
--Winston Churchill

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
--Calvin Coolidge

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
--David Dunham

Learning is finding out what you already know
--Richard Bach

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
--Anatole France

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
--Richard Buckminster Fuller

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
--Alan Saporta

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
--Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
--Max Eastman

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
--Theodore Rubin

We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all.
--William Reece Smith, Jr.

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.
--Roger Baldwin, founder ACLU

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
--Albert Einstein

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
--Spanish proverb

Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
--Louis Pasteur, 1822-1895

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.
--Ogden Nash

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