Notable Quotes



“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 in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
George Washington Carver

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas Alva Edison

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Walt Disney

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
Samuel Johnson

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
Albert Einstein

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
Antoine de Saint Exupery

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Oscar Wilde

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
Jimi Hendrix

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
Mario Andretti

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
Henry Ford

“The only people who never fail are those who never try.”
Og Mandino

“While we are postponing, life speeds by.”

“The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. “
Aristotle Onassis

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

“Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”
Publilius Syrus

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. “
Albert Einstein

“I am not young enough to know everything. “
Oscar Wilde

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized. “
Sun Tzu

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it. “
Alan Kay

“Never mistake motion for action. “
Ernest Hemingway

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. “
Sir Winston Churchill

“We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.”
General Douglas MacArthur

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”
Ronald E. Osborn

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
Anthony Robbins

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
John Wooden

“Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!”
Og Mandino

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Muhammad Ali

“He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.”

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield!”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Booker T. Washington

“Experience is the name that everyone gives to their mistakes.”
Oscar Wilde

“You are never a loser until you quit trying.”
Mike Ditka

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self.”
Aldous Huxley

“There is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.”
Leo Tolstoy

“If there are things you don’t like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.”
R. David Thomas

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“A problem is your chance to do your best.”
Duke Ellington

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The very act of believing creates strength of its own.”

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure…it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.”
Robert Schuller

“You can have everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people to get what they want!”
Zig Ziglar

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self- confidence is preparation.”
Arthur Ashe

“Develop serenity and quiet attitudes through your conversation. Depending upon the words we use and the tone in which we use them, we can talk ourselves into being nervous, high-strung, and upset. By our speech, we can also achieve quiet reactions. Talk peaceful to be peaceful.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Let’s cease thinking of our accomplishments, our wants. Let’s try to figure out the other man’s good points. Then forget flattery. Give honest, sincere appreciation. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise,” and people will cherish your words and treasure them and repeat them over a lifetime — repeat them years after you have forgotten them.”
Dale Carnegie

“When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?”
Sydney Harris

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.”
William Durant (founder of General Motors)

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.”
Dr. Jonas Salk

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. . . . As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
Audrey Hepburn

“It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it.”
W. Somerset Maugham

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Nelson Mandela

“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
William Shedd

“Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you! Submit to your grief — your time for joy will come, believe me.”
Alexandr Pushkin

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
John Wooden

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”
Charles A Beard

“All of our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Walt Disney

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
Pope John XXIII 

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