Words of Wisdom and Famous Quotes:
By Theodore Roosevelt:
"Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars but remember to keep your feet on the ground."
"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
"Alike for the nation and the individual, the one indispensable requisite is character."
"All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune make for a finer and nobler type of manhood."
"Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life."
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. "
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."
By Edmund Burke:
" The only good thing needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothjing."
By Albert Einstein:
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."
"I never think of the future -- it comes soon enough."
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
"Truth is what stands the test of experience."
"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acqired by age eighteen."
"If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts."
"If A is success in life, the A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x, y is play and z is keeping your mouth shut."
"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value."
"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
"Only two things are infinite, the Universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure of the former."
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
"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."
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
By Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"People only see what they are prepared to see."
"It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
"The years teach much which the days never knew."
"If you cannot be free, be as free as you can."
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
"Common sense is genius dressed in working clothes."
"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."
"Men are what their mothers made them."
"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"The only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion."
"How do you measure success? To laugh often, and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best inin others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a redeemed social condition, or a job well done; to know even one other life has breathed because you lived this is to have succeeded."
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
"Advice is like kissing: It costs nothing and it's a pleasant thing to do."
"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him."
"There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
"The golden rule is that there are no golden rules."
"All great truths begin as blasphemies."
"Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough."
By Benjamin Franklin:
"He who won't be counseled can't be helped."
"Honour, worthily obtained, is in its nature a personal thing, and incommunicable to any but those who had some share in obtaining it."
"A secret known to three people can be kept as long as two of them are dead."
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
"Our Constitution is in actual operation. Everything appears to promise that it will last, but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
"Fish and houseguests smell after three days."
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards."
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of."
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one;
enemy to none.
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Drive thy business or it will drive thee.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel
libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected
of doing everything for money.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
By Abraham Lincoln:
"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."
By Henry Ford:
"Don't find fault; find a remedy. "
"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do."
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you're right."
By Mark Twain:
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. "
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
"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."
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
"Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed."
"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to."
"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
"Don't go around the world saying it owes you something. It owes you nothing. It was here first!"
"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus. "
"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them."
"Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person."
"The man whooes not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
"Golf: a good walk spoiled."
"A lie can go halfway around the world before the truth even has its shoes on."
It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Money can't buy happiness. But it makes misery easier
to live with.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you needed it.
When you meet others, say only part of what you intend. never give the whole thing at once. < zen wisdom >
Help others and you'll help yourself.
Give your weat to the baker (expert in baking bread) even if she/he eats half of it. <an Arabic wisdom verse >
If you think you know everything then -that's the proof that- you don't know enough. < me >
Health brings money, money doesn't bring health. < Arabic wisdom >
Have the fearless attitude of a hero & the loving heart of a child < zen wisdom >
The hearts message cannot b delivered in words < zen wisdom >
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind < zen wisdom >
When an opportunity comes do not let it pass by, yet always think twice bfore acting < zen wisdom >
A person may appear a fool & yet not be one; s/he may only be guarding his wisdom carefully < zen wisdom >
If you believe there is a God out there, then, be thankful to her/him/it.< me 1998>
There is a hidden power in prayer that we don't understand yet, there are many theories, they say that prayer does have a positive effect on other human beings. <me 1998>
Money, comes and goes, health doesnt.< Arabic/Palestinian>
Be a scientist always.< me 2000>
Be observant always. < me 2000>
Know yourself, be honest with yourself. Do you dare to? <me 1999>
Always wonder. < discovery channel! 2002>
You have 2 ears, 2 eyes, 1 mouth.. speak less, listen more, and see deep. < me 1999>
The world doesnt revolve around you, neither around your group, culture, country, it doesnt revolve arround all humans. <me 1999>
Nothing comes easily. "wala shi begee be el sahil" < Arabic/Palestinian verse >
Nothing is for free.
If you knew that we share one planet and that we are a one human race, if i told you intelligent life exists in other places, how would you look at your human brothers then? < me >
No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place < zen wisdom >
If you believe the invisible, and Do the Uncomfortable, you can surely Achieve the Impossible
The tighter u squeeze, the less u have < zen >
You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep < zen >
When the cup is full, no more can b poured - when ur full of your opinions, no more wisdom can enter < zen >
Sit, walk, or run, but don't wobble < zen >
Gain is the edge of loss. loss is the heart of gain < zen >
A penny saved is a penny earned
I want to know what really is, regardless of how I prefer things to be. < Charles Tart, Psychologist >
The best way to understanding is a few good examples. < Isaac Newton >
Out of site out of heart/mind.
Distance makes the heart go founder.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Be careful what you wish, you might get it.
Knowledge is power.
Unity is power
Friends are the flowers in the garden of life.
Communication is to a relationship what breathing is to maintain life. Virginia stir
Be other-oriented, thats focusing on otehrs rather than on your own needs.
Once a word goes out of your mouth, you can never swallow it again. < Russian proverb >
Human communication is a transaction - mutually interactive.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's youir own self. < Aldous Huxley >
People only see what they are prepared to see. < Ralph Waldo Emerson >
The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius. < Karl Menninger >
Words can destroy. What we call each other ultimately becomes what we think of each other.
What you are speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. < Ralph Waldo emerson >
Outside noisy, inside empty. < chinese proverb >
You can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can lose one in an hour. < Chinese proverb >
Love isn't only something you feel. It is something you do. < David Wilkerson >
Love issn't something that we have its something that we do!
Actions speak louder than words.
Poeple usually think of their lovers as also being their best friends, but romantic, loving relationships differ in quality from frienships. < page 329 Interpersonal communication by Beebe & Redmond >
Women make greater distinctions between loving and liking than do men. < page 329 Interpersonal communication by Beebe & Redmond >
Say it, I'll forget. Demonstrate it, I may recall. But if I'm involved, I'll understand. < Chinese proverb >
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. < Ren'e Descartes >
The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers. < Richard Hamming >
The important thing is not to stop questioning. < Albert Einestein >
The future belongs to those who belive in the beauty of their dreams. < Eleanor Roosvelt >
Most things are neither black nor white, most of the time things are in some shade of grey. < me >
Learn from everything. everything is a learning expireince. < me >
"Life is no straight and easy corridor along which
I made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Pascal,Provinvial Letters XVI
great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people.
Learn from other people's mistakes. Life is too short to make them all yourself. ~I don't know
"He who is not ready today, will be less so tomorrow."------
if talking/word were made of silver, then not talking is made from gold.
"Life is like riding a bicycle, you don't fall off unless you
plan to stop pedaling." -Claude Pepper
Interesting quotes about Money:
Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety
and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result
happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound
ought and six, result misery.
If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves
there wouldn't be enough to go around.
Endless money forms the sinews of war.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score.
The real excitement is playing the game.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people
he gave it to.
Money is the sinew of love as well as war.
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be
Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be
surprised at how little you have.
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
Lack of money is the root of all evil.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing
nearly everything, money is handy.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world
in which it is overestimated.
Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
Make money, money by fair means if you can, if not, but any means money.
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles
the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily
smart. There is ample proof to the contrary.
Be rich to yourself and poor to your friends.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not
to have any.
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth
have both failed.
The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in
He had learned over the years that poor people did not feel so poor
when allowed to give occasionally.
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich
Riches cover a multitude of woes.
No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die
the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness
and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Money alone sets all the world in motion.
Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody
does something about it.
Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect
for humanity. That's how rich I want to be.
Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The
want of money is so quite as truly.
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.
The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living
one degree below your means.
A little wonton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.
Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man
without money rather than money without a man.
Never spend your money before you have it.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they
had ever tried to do without it.
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete
use of the other five.
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes
if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters.
Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science
and of genius itself.
No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
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