A good deal happens in a man’s life that he isn’t responsible for. Fortunate openings occur; but it is safe to remember that such “breaks” are occurring all the time, and other things being equal, the advantage goes to the man who is ready. ~ Lawrence Downs
A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the “I” in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear. ~ Edmond Rostand
Ask a question and you’re a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you’re a fool for the rest of your life. ~ Chinese Proverb
Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. ~ Muhammad Ali
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ~ Will Rogers
Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. American Civil Rights Leader
Excellence can be attained if you Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~ Henry Ford
Getting sufficient sleep every night keeps you from feeling like a zombie.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. ~ Dr. Samuel Johnson
Here is the prime condition of success, the great secret — concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it. Finally, do not be impatient, for as Emerson says, “No one can cheat your out of ultimate success but yourself.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. ~ Edward Everett Hale, American Author, Clergyman
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
I should like to spend the whole of my life in travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home. ~ William Hazlitt
I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in. ~ Anita Roddick
Knowledge that is not used is abused. ~ American Indian Proverb
Little drops of water, little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land: So the little minutes, humble though they be, Make the mighty ages of eternity.Little deeds of kindness, little words of love,Help to make earth happy, like Heaven up above. ~ Julia Carney
Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval. ~ Minot Simons
One does not become a guru by accident. ~ James Fenton, referring to playwright Samuel Beckett
0pportunities are everywhere. The recession might be drawing to a close, but its continuing legacy is employers’ reliance on short-term staff. There may be fewer jobs for life, but there are more jobs in a lifetime. ~ Lucy Benington
Our greatest happiness in life does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Revolt and terror pay a price. Order and law have a cost. ~ Carl Sandburg
Righteousness, or justice, is, undoubtedly of all the virtues, the surest foundation on which to create and establish a new state. But there are two nobler virtues, industry and frugality, which tend more to increase the wealth, power and grandeur of the community, than all the others without them. ~ Benjamin Franklin
Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don’t have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it. ~ Greg Anderson
Success of life depends upon keeping your mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes. ~ Alice Foote
The best way to learn anything is to teach it to someone or something else.
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. ~ Oscar Wilde
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. ~ Vince Lombardi
The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things. ~ Ernest Dimnet
The human mind is like an umbrella – it functions best when open. ~ Walter Gropius
The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous. ~ Margaret Fontey
There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own…for you are unique and more wondrous than you know!
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 to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit 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 to have succeeded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Try to learn new things. This may help increase your attention span and ability to focus. Play stimulating mind games, such as Scrabble or crossword puzzles.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain
Unless we can hear each other singing and crying, unless we can comfort each other’s failures and cheer each other’s victories, we are missing out on the best that life has to offer. The only real action takes place on the bridge between people.
We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.
What do you want out of your career? What do you want people to say of you when you are gone?
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman. ~ La Bruyere
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. ~ Albert Einstein
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. ~ Helen Keller
Winning isn’t everthing. It’s the only thing. ~ Vincent Lombardi
rosking said Aug 28, 2006
Thanks for sharing these quotes. Very inspirational!!