- No one can make you inferior without your consent.-
- Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an
understanding of ourselves. -- Carl Gustav Jung
- As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. -- Proverbs
- We are what we repeatedly do. --Aristotle
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. -
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind.
- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year
of conversation. --Plato
- Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. -- Friedrich
- If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed -- Kate
- Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be
looking. -- H. L. Mencken
- I don't know what I am
doing here. I can't sing, I can't dance, but just to be sociable, I'll
fight the best man in the house.
- People tend to write your merits on the
surface of the water and your mistakes in stone - William
- You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you, if you could
know how seldom they do. -- Olin Miller
- What we nourish will flourish. We nourish whatever we give our
attention to. small wonder that so many of our problems get to be such
vigorous, lusty weeds in our garden of life! --J. Sig Paulson
- Avoid having your ego so close to your position, that when your position
falls, your ego goes with it. -- Colin Powell
- When one find's oneself in a hole of one's own making, it is a good
time to examine the quality of the workmanship. -- John Renmerde
- One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief
that one's work is terribly important. -- Bertrand Russell
- If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so
uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. -- Schopenhauer
- The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything,
and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions
have only wasted my time. -- George Bernard Shaw
- The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
-- Oscar Wilde
- To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. -- Oscar Wilde
- We had a lot in common. I loved him and he loved him. -- Shelley
- Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a
brute that a victim is in the neighborhood. -- Maya Angelou, I Know Why
the Caged Bird Sings
- Jealousy is the only vice that gives no pleasure. -- Anonymous
- Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. -- Josh
- When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true. -- James Branch Cabell,
- Whoever is not a misanthrope at forty can never have loved mankind. --
Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
- The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees
danger in every opportunity. -- Winston Churchill
- And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the
heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. -- Thomas
- Trust everybody, but cut the cards. -- Finley Peter Dunne
- Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteeen.
-- Albert Einstein
- I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. -- W. C. Fields
- Love me or hate me, but spare me your indifference. -- Libbie Fudim
- Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the
problem. -- John Galsworthy
- Success is just a matter of attitude. -- Darcy E. Gibbons
- It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you
are not. -- Andre Gide
- Prejudice is the child of ignorance. -- William Hazlitt
- When you're away, I'm restless, lonely Wretched, bored, dejected; only
here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you are here. --
- A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be
one. -- Kin Hubbard
- The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter
their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. -- William James
- You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. --
Stanislaw J. Lec
- Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is
more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others,
without being crippled by your own judgment. -- Ralph Marston
- Criticism is prejudice made plausible. -- H. L. Mencken
- My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft
music. -- Vladimir Nabokov
- Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been
sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful,
rebellious, and immature. -- Tom Robbins
- We can say 'Peace on Earth,' we can sing about it, preach about it or
pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it
happen inside us, then it will not be. -- Betty Shabazz
- The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those
who have not got it. -- George Bernard Shaw
- Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity,
that nothing is. -- Thomas Szasz
- Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked
down by the traffic from both sides. -- Margaret Thatcher
- A true gentleman is one who is never intentionally rude. -- Oscar Wilde
- You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because
thorns have roses. -- Ziggy, character in comic
- "Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the
right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right
purpose and in the right way - that is not easy." -- Aristotle philosopher
- "He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly..." -- Proverbs
- "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent
of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." --
Buddha mystic, founder of
- "Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are
cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of
resentment are forgotten." -- Buddha mystic, founder of Buddhism
- A child
becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right
but also to be wrong. --Thomas Szasz
- Act the part and you will become the part. --William James
- All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or
intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse;
it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the
measure of civilization. --Calvin Coolidge
- Always do more than is required of you. --George Patton
- A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint. --Albert
- An athlete was never made by mere instruction. No soldier was ever
trained by the mere study of his manual, but by practicing his drill. Not
the hearers of the law, but the doers are justified before God. We must be
going forward, not standing still, simply listening and learning. Where
our duty is seen God is revealed. Duty is always the will of God. To see
it and not to do it, is a most disastrous thing for the man, as well as
being an offense against God. --Outlook
- An Optimist is a person who undertakes a seemingly impossible task in a
spirit of immeasurable enthusiasm, unbounded determination, unbelievable
excitement, indestructible confidence, uncompromising thoroughness, and
indefatigable persistence...with understandable success. --William Arther
- A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close
enough to your eye. --Samuel Grafton
- A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he
doesn't particularly feel like it. --Alistair Cooke
- A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is
spread. --Richard Armour
- Be everywhere, do everything, and never fail to astonish the customer.
- Behavior is the perpetual revealing of us. What a man does, tells us
what he is. --F.D. Huntington
- Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as
you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you. --Nicholai
- Be sincere; be brief; be seated. --Franklin D. Roosevelt
- 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
- Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight. --Jack
- Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
--H. L. Mencken
- Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount. --Clare Booth
- Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you
do. --George F. Burns
- Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
- Do noble things, not dream them all day long: And so make Life, Death,
and the vast Forever one grand, sweet song. --Charles Kingsley
- Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
--Edgar W. Howe
- Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has
taken the right side. --Baltasar Gracian
- Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of
judgment. --La Rochefoucauld
- Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only
thing. --Albert Schweitzer
- Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. --George
- Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad
manners. --H. Jackson Browne,
- Goodwill is achieved by many actions; it can be lost by one. --Unknown
- Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever
enough to take indecent advantage of them. --Walter Kerr
- Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty. --Bible,
- "He means well" is useless unless he does well.
- How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of
it. --Marcus Aurelius
- I am a part of all that I have met. --John Milton
- I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do
believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. --G.K. Chesterton
- I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know
what his grandson will be. --Abraham Lincoln
- I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. --Abraham Lincoln
- If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even
as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote
poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and
earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job
well. --Martin Luther King Jr.
- If we don't model what we teach, we are teaching something else.
- If you don't want anybody to know about it, don't do it. --Unknown
- If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all
means paint, and that voice will be silenced. --Vincent Van Gogh
- If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't,
you'll find an excuse. --Unknown
- I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their
thoughts. --John Locke
- 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
- I'll never let a man drag me down to the point of where I hate him.
--Booker T. Washington
- I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to
accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is
moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the
aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. --Helen Keller
- In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the
formation of our character; the multitude pass us by like a distant army.
One friend, one teacher, one beloved, one club, one dining table, one work
table are the means by which one's nation and the spirit of one's nation
affect the individual. --Jean Paul Richter
- I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the
ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own
abhorrence. --Frederick Douglass
- It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the
credit. --Harry S Truman
- It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. --Arthur
- It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human
history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to
improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends
forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million
different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that
can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. --Robert
- It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
- It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
- It is well to think well; it is Divine to act well. --Horace Mann
- It's a natural law: You receive as much as you give. --Paul Karasik
- It takes less time to do a right thing than to explain why you did it
- I used to be Snow White -- but I drifted. --Mae West
- I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come. --Abraham
- Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or
ability. --Flower A. Newhouse
- Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the
street. --Elbert Hubbard
- Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue. --John Kenneth Galbraith
- Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's
character, give him power. --Abraham Lincoln
- Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. --John M.
- 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
- Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is
old enough to know better. --Anonymous
- Nothing preaches better than the act. --Benjamin Franklin
- Only the shallow know themselves. --Oscar Wilde
- One of rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can.
- Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. --H.
- People only see what they are prepared to see. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. --Mark Twain
- 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. --Unknown
- Service is just love in work clothes. --Unknown
- Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap
a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny. --Charles Reade
- Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view.
- Tempt not a desperate man. --Shakespeare
- Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do
which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and
forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control,
diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which
the idle never know. --Charles Kingsley
- The effect of one upright individual is incalculable. --Oscar Arias
- The life of man is made up of action and endurance; the life is
fruitful in the ratio in which it is laid out in noble action or in
patient perseverance. --Liddon
- The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
- The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. --E. J.
- The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- There are two methods of human activity -- and according to which one
of these two kinds of activity people mainly follow, are there two kinds
of people: one use their reason to learn what is good and what is bad and
they act according to this knowledge; the other act as they want to and
then they use their reason to prove that that which they did was good and
that which they didn't do was bad. --Leo Tolstoi
- 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
- There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and
more sense than we have. --Don Herold
- There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. --Goethe
- The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that
you can become. --Harold Taylor
- The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according
to his action. --Confucius
- The time has come for all good men to rise above principle. --Huey Long
- The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate
it. --Franklin P. Jones
- The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it. --Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
- 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.
- The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
- They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made
them feel. --Carl W. Buechner
- Think the truth; Speak the truth; Act the truth. --Unknown
- Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from
themselves. --Sir James Barrie
- To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. --Oscar Wilde,
"An Ideal Husband"
- 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
- We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we
pretend to be. --Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- We judge others by their behavior but ourselves by our intentions.
- We live in deeds, not years; In thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not
in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lies
who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. --Philip James Bailey
- We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
- We teach them proper principles and let them govern themselves.
--Prophet Joseph Smith
- We've gotten to the point where everybody's got a right and nobody's
got a responsibility. --Newton Minow, chairman of the FCC
- We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether
that view is accurate or not. --Anthony Robbins
- What breaks in a moment may take years to mend. --Swedish proverb
- What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared
to what lives within us. --Thoreau
- What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the
world remains and is immortal. --Albert Pine
- When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always
declares that it is his duty. --George Bernard Shaw
- You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Use soft words and hard arguments. --Unknown
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