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What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great
people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his
command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur

The real leader has no need to lead–
he is content to point the way.
Henry Miller

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star selfreliance,
faith, honesty and industry. Don’t take too much advice —
keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the
great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above
the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the
right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Noah Porter

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more
and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Aristotle

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.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general,
while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
Horace

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry W. Longfellow

I light my candle from their torches.
Robert Burton

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Woodrow Wilson

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to
excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the
governed.
Publius Syrus

A bold onset is half the battle.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be
feared rather than to be loved.
Cornelius Nepos

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must
of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never
yet hatched from a goose’s egg.
James Thomas

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Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Edmund Spenser

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Solon

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When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to
carry it out.
Napoleon Bonaparte

No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
Ovid

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler
than mercy.
Seneca

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s
consent.
Abraham Lincoln

What you cannot enforce, do not command.
Sophocles

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his
lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the
right man for the right place.
Philip Armour

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more
difficult.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
(Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)
Latin Proverb

Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to
convince himself.
Thomas Carlyle

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when
victory is impossible.
Polybius

Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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 the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness
without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he
could do only a little.
Edmund Burke

Inspirational Quotes life-quoteYou can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do
something about its width and depth.
Shira Tehrani

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Lucy Larcom

“Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that
give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life’s most
important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders.”
Chriswell Freeman

“Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author.”
Samuel Johnson

“I quote others only to better express myself.”
Michel Montaigne

“A book of quotations, can never be complete.” Robert M.
Hamilton

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ” George
Bernard Shaw

“By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.” Douglas
Jerrold

“I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready
armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent
existence.” Robert Burns

“Life itself is a quotation.” Jorge Luis Borges

“One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.” Amos
Bronson Alcott

“A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a
pebble in the hand of a fool.” Joseph Roux

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it
intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you
good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and
look for more.” Sir Winston Churchill

“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized
wiser than oneself.” Marlene Dietrich

“The next thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A quote can change the way you think about challenges you face.”
Catherine Pulsifer

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can
on it.
Danny Kaye

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Ella Williams

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all,
thou shalt not be a bystander.
Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous
frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Hugh Prather

success-quoteWhether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re
right.
Henry Ford

You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never
were; and I say ‘Why not?’
George Bernard Shaw

Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness,
to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control
these, and not another.
Richard Bach (Illusions)

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
Jesse Jackson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you
something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a
song.
Maya Angelou

There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things.
I dare say you haven’t had much practice, said the Queen. When I was
your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve
believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable
one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw

The journey is the reward.
Chinese Proverb

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when
the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is
revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross

If you can’t make a mistake, you can’t make anything.
Marva Collins

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should
appear like a fool but be wise.
Charles de Montesquieu

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow
older, I admire kind people.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth
and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Pete Seeger

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
Lajos Kossuth

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions
form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards

mind-quotes

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.
Thomas Dewar

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be
expected only from the strong.
Leo Rosten

Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.
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You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must
make it.
Charles Buxton

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is
ready, we shall never begin.
Ivan Turgenev

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that
matters, in the end.
Ursula Le Guin

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine
what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work
every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Brian Tracy

One of the best uses of your time is to increase your competence in
your key result areas.
Brian Tracy

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

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

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the
more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Horace Bushnell

Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

There are no elevators in the house of success.
H. H. Vreeland

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream
always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.
Buddha

Have your heart in your life’s work, and be stout-hearted. Do
something, act always, and do it now. Don’t be afraid. Many a man
has been defeated by his doubts—lack of confidence. Take your risks
—you cannot eliminate them, you cannot escape them. You can
diminish them by dominating them.
Batten’s Wedge

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the
trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.
Douglas MacAurthur

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small
people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you
too can become great.
Mark Twain

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

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

motivational-quoteShoot for the moon.
Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Les Brown

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford

From Inspiring Adages, Maxims
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man
contemplates it. bearing with him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can
alter his life by altering his attitude.
William James

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander the Great

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
The Buddha

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will
prevent you from seeing the stars.
Rabindranath Tagore

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is
where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

Inspiration and genius–one and the same.
Victor Hugo

To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
“Leave no stone unturned.”
Edward Bulwer Lytton

If you would create something,
you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the
more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Horace Bushnell

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere
of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier
steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.
W. C. Doane

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the
name of inspiration?
George Eliot

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men do less than they ought,
unless they do all they can.
Thomas Carlyle

Let thy words be few.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 from Words of Wisdom
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to
make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are
in harmony.
Anonymous

When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more
clearly.
Michel de Montaigne

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Amos Bronson Alcott

The maxims of men disclose their hearts.
French Proverb

To select well among old things, is almost equal to inventing new
ones.
Nicholas Charles Trublet

I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the
thread that binds them is my own.
Michel de Montaigne

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the
mind.
William R. Alger

What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art, or what
flowers are in the world of nature, are gems of thought to the
cultivated and the thinking.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Stealing someone else’s words frequently spares the embarrassment
of eating your own.
Peter Anderson

A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles

It often happens that the quotations constitute the most valuable part
of a book.
Vicesimus Knox

A collection of rare thoughts is nothing less than a cabinet of
intellectual gems.
William B. Sprague

It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see
how a wise man has thought before us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Good sayings are like pearls strung together. – Chinese Proverb

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. – Arabic Proverb

Proverbs are the cream of a nation’s thought. – Unknown

There is not less wit, not less invention, in applying rightly a thought
one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that book. –
Pierre Boyle

A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and
indisputable truth. Good maxims are the germs of all excellence;
when firmly fixed on the memory, they nourish the will. – Joseph
Joubert

It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see
how a wise man has thought before us, and to what glorious height we
have at last reached.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh today as
when they first passed through their authors’ minds ages ago. –
Samuel Smiles

Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom.
Joseph Joubert

The proverb answers where the sermon fails.
W. G. Simms

Human success is a quotation from overhead.
Charles H. Parkhurst

A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of
preceding ages; it is only one single mind which has been educated
during all this time.
Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
Sir J. Mackintosh

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind, than in
the one where they sprung up.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Always have a book at hand, in the parlor, on the table, for the family;
a book of condensed thought and striking anecdote, of sound maxims
and truthful apothegms. It will impress on your own mind a thousand
valuable suggestions, and teach your children a thousand lessons of
truth and duty. Such a book is a casket of jewels for your housebold. –
Tryon Edwards

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is
where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

Inspiration and genius–one and the same.
Victor Hugo

To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
“Leave no stone unturned.”
Edward Bulwer Lytton

If you would create something,
you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the
more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
Horace Bushnell

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere
of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier
steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.
W. C. Doane

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the
name of inspiration?
George Eliot

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men do less than they ought,
unless they do all they can.
Thomas Carlyle

Let thy words be few.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 from Words of Wisdom

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to
make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if
you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that
matter.
Lee Iacocca

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Victor Cousins

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi

Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should
be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have
neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his
life.
Samuel Butler

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to
purpose.
Michel de Montaigne

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
or what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he
longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks
as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Aldous Huxley

If you don’t know where you are going,
you’ll end up someplace else.
Yogi Berra

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the
goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the
last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.
Polybius

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
Richard Monckton Milnes

To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.
Franklin Roosevelt

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have
accomplished something.
Henry Ford

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not
know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Seneca

It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each
step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at
mediocrity will be far short of it.
Burmese Saying

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to
performing daily acts of trivia.
Author Unknown

Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
David Ogilvy

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and
after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the
second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Nature and wisdom never are at strife.
Plutarch

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
William James

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second
listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching
others.
Solomon Ibn Gabriol

Years teach us more than books.
Berthold Auerbach

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs,
which are brief and pithy.
William Penn

The middle course is the best.
Cleobulus

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of
mankind, is wisdom.
Thomas Huxley

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others,
a fool by his own.
Latin Proverb

Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

No man was ever wise by chance.
Seneca

Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.
John Milton

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
Menander

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom,
in the heart.
William Hazlitt

Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best.
John Tillotson

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character
than one who understands little.
Alexander Chase

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
Homer

On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,
In every rill a sweet instruction flows.
Edward Young

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.
Confucius

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 that has been
opened for us.
Helen Keller

happiness-quoteHappiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in
virtuous activities.
Aristotle

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of
happiness dwells in the soul.
Democritus

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that
blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is
generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that
person is you.
David Burns, Intimate Connections

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soonforgotten
charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt
compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless
other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature;
it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.
John M. Good

Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly
happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has
one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are
gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we
would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too
long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and
in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness
is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by
realising that happiness does not spring from the procuring of
physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and
the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Arnold Bennett

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the
mind.
Alice Meynell

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
Epictetus

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on
outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying
things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather
than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mills

You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Ghandi

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when
unbroken.
Henry W. Longfellow

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in
strangers’ gardens.
Douglas Jerrold

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Albert Camus

happiness quotesHappiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a
time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from
this which has already come and is ours.
Thomas Fuller

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana

No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Publilius Syrus

Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one
destination; –happiness; but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire
to appear.
Socrates

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not
stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in
and scramble through as well as we can.
Robert Cushing

The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the
primary study of man.
Cicero

The only journey is the journey within.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you
know, and what you can do.
Menander

Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small,
Be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
Juvenal

Men soon the faults of others learn
A few their virtues, too, find out;
But is there one—I have a doubt—
Who can his own defects discern?
Sanskrit Proverb

Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
Abd-el-Kadar

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade
when we are old.
Lord Chesterfield

If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling
it away?
Lord Chesterfield

Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.
William Thackeray

He that will not reflect is a ruined man.
Asian Proverb

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better
tomorrow.
Doug Firebaugh

God ever works with those who work with will.
Aeschylus

Insist on yourself. Never imitate.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
Sophocles

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Aristotle

Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of
the box which imprisons the roots.
Edward Bulwer Lytton

In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more
intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better
worth knowing.
Philip Gilbert Hamilton

What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to
myself.
Hecato, Greek philosopher

We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no
such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
James Freeman Clarke

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished
by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
Plato

Everybody wants to be somebody;
nobody wants to grow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what
is best in us.
Hamerton

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of
that which others have made of us.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and
dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Herbert Otto

Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never
into folly.
Marquise du Deffand

Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.
A. Bronson Alcott

persistence-quoteEnergy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

If we all did the things we are capable of,
we would astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison

A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain
elsewhere.
La Rochefoucauld

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more,
talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be
yours.
Swedish Proverb

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult
lesson in the world.
Miguel de Cervantes

The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to
reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own
opinions, and value others that deserve it.
Sir William Temple

Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of
retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Samuel Johnson

You must look into other people as well as at them.
Lord Chesterfield

A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and
he who plants kindness gathers love.
Basil

A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s
ill manners.
Lord Chesterfield

The secret of many a man’s success in the world resides in his insight
into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them.
J. G. Holland

To rejoice in another’s prosperity, is to give content to your own lot:
to mitigate another’s grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own.
Thomas Edwards

Hear the meaning within the word.
William Shakespeare

Charity, good behavior, amiable speech, unselfishness — these by the
chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity.
Burmese Proverb

Kind words are the music of the world.
F. W. Faber

We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our
associates.
Denis Diderot

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
Doris M. Smith

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few;
and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington

Look to be treated by others
as you have treated others.
Publius Syrus

Success in life, in anything,
depends upon the number of persons
that one can make himself agreeable to.
Thomas Carlyle

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It
may be that you will not meet again in this life.
Jean Paul Richter

Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor
half of the evil they say of others.
J. Petit Senn

The more you say, the less people remember.
François Fénelon

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Thackeray

The soul of conversation is sympathy.
Thomas Campbell

It is always good to know, if only in passing, charming human beings.
It refreshes one like flowers and woods and clear brooks.
George Eliot

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing

Learn to regard the souls around you as parts of some grand
instrument. It is for each of us to know the keys and stops, that we
may draw forth the harmonies that He sleeping in the silent octaves.
Anonymous

If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie,
laugh at it.
Epictetus

In many things it is not well to say, “Know thyself”; it is better to say,
“Know others.”
Menander

The less people speak of their greatness,
the more we think of it.
Lord Bacon

He who sedulously attends, pointedly asks, calmly speaks, coolly
answers and ceases when he has no more to say is in possession of
some of the best requisites of man.
Johann Casper Lavater

Men are more mindful of wrongs than of benefits.
Proverb

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only
our silence; which costs us nothing.
John Tillotson

It requires less character to discover the faults of others than is does
to tolerate them.
J. Petit Senn

Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults.
Chinese Proverb

Go back a little to leap further.
John Clarke

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is
leaping.
Thomas Hood

success-quote-2I failed my way to success.
Thomas Edison

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

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Napoleon Hill

Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is
readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.
Newell D. Hillis

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often
discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Samuel Smiles

I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be
among the best.
John Keats

It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes.
Publius Syrus

He that is down needs fear no fall.
John Bunyan

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
George Herman “Babe” Ruth

One who fears failure limits his activities.
Failure is only the opportunity to more
intelligently begin again.
Henry Ford

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid
you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds
rise above them.
Washington Irving

Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time
we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape
within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

The greatest men sometimes overshoot themselves, but then their
very mistakes are so many lessons of instruction.
Tom Browne

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude

It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes
most failures.
Alfred Mercier

A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed–I well know.
For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
Georges Clemenceau

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard

There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer
every hazard.
The fearful are the failing.
Sarah J. Hale

Disappointments are to the soul what thunderstorms are to the air.
Johann C. F. von Schiller

Failure teaches success.
Japanese Saying

Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work
before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s
duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope and fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John G. Whittier

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can
hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon
the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but
friction.
Henry Ward Beecher

Be just, and fear not.
Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country’s,
Thy God’s and truth’s.
William Shakespeare

Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems,
not even saints or sages.
Nichiren Daishonen

motivational quoteAsk yourself this question:
“Will this matter a year from now?”
Richard Carlson

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that
overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue
sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the
mind.
Jonathan Edwards

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin

Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes,
cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be much
the more grateful.
Horace

The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
Seneca

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
William Shakespeare

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to
bear are those that never happen.
James Russel Lowell

How much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened.
Thomas Jefferson

It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep.
Chas. Austin Bates

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste
the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau

We also deem those happy, who from the experience of life, have learned to bear its ills and without descanting on their weight.
Junvenal

Thus each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and, without any
real source of apprehension, men fear what they themselves have
imagined.
Lucan

I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
Publius Syrus

He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch
To gain or lose it all.
Marquis of Montrose

The rose is fairest when ‘t is budding new,
and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
Walter Scott

Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
large sailing ship moving onward
– Leighton

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
– Anonymous

The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
– Anonymous

Don’t ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
– Anonymous

Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what
is right?
– I Peter

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done
them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the
arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives
valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great
enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so
that his place shall never be with those timid souls who hiker on
snowy mountain know neither victory nor defeat.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from
mediocre minds.
– Albert Einstein

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
-George S. Patton

Adventure is worthwhile.
-Amelia Earhart

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what
makes life meaningful.
-Joshua J. Marine

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to
grow strong by conflict.
-William Ellery Channing

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
– Brian Weir

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we
recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through
hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
– Greek Proverb

We are like tea bags – we don’t know man lying on sidewalk as people
pass by our own strength until we’re in hot water.
– Sister Busche

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you
know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let
steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and
complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:24, RSV

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or
you alter yourself to meet them.
Phyllis Battome

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we
suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
Albert Einstein

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring
peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a
man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and
all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Buddha

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
Buddha

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Mohandas Gandhi

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and
suffering – an image of death.
Buddha

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be
able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Buddha

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink
what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.
Mark Twain

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in
which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good
conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Thomas Jefferson

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as
necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health
is worth more than learning.
Thomas Jefferson

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
Plato

Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men.
Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment
– they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits
and waits and will be satisfied.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest
treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest
joy.
Lao Tzu

And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care
costs going up 6 percent a year, it’s going up at the level of inflation,
maybe just slightly above inflation, we’ve made huge progress. And by
the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms
of reducing our deficit. That’s why we did it.
Barack Obama

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we
take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage,
family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement
plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union
label.
Barack Obama

But if you – if what – the reports are true, what they’re saying is, is that
as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health
care, at the margins that’s going to increase our costs, we knew that.
Barack Obama

After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote,
health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the
land.
Barack Obama

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick
society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired,
so long as we can see far enough.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I
wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.
Audrey Hepburn

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless
under compulsion from society.
Karl Marx

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of
health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and
learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Jim Rohn

The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
Carl Jung

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm
another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
John Locke

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is
for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to
trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
isn’t much better than tedious disease.
Alexander Pope

Health consists with temperance alone.
Alexander Pope

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Albert Schweitzer

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of
functions performed by private citizens.
Alexis de Tocqueville

There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own
observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the
best physic to preserve health.
Francis Bacon

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is
lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Billy Graham

It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick
society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
Ovid

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and
yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the
great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon
ourselves as under no obligation.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade
and are tasteless without it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
W. H. Auden

It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my
children’s health than the pediatrician.
Meryl Streep

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is
action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties,
increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
Colin Powell

If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health,
slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult.
P. J. O’Rourke

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of
happiness.
Arthur Schopenhauer

In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is
impossible.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Edmund Burke

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and
appreciate until they have been depleted.
Denis Waitley

With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is
desperate for the smallest indication that the child’s problems will
never be important enough for a television movie.
Nora Ephron

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume
in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every
newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse
towards growth, or towards the actualization.
Abraham Maslow

The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their
happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
Benjamin Disraeli

Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition
is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure,
health, conscience, life.
Benjamin Disraeli

I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess
either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except
myself.
Giacomo Casanova

I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health
was always excellent.
Giacomo Casanova

Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose head,
John Conyers, says he doesn’t understand it. It’ll be passed by
Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes,
funded by a Treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, overseen by a
Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that’s nearly
broke. What could possibly go wrong?
Rush Limbaugh

Folks, the most insidious part of this whole health care scheme is that
all of these vast medical expenditures will become nothing more than
government budget items. We individuals will no longer exist. The
relationship between a government and citizen will change forever.
Rush Limbaugh

The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent
determines its own destiny.
Jimmy Carter

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
H. G. Wells

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in
money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters
our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state
of health.
Robert Louis Stevenson

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a
miser.
Robert Louis Stevenson

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment
and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found
the safest way to health.
Hippocrates

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human
blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from
his illnesses.
Hippocrates

Dick Cheney said he was running again. He said his health was fine,
‘I’ve got a doctor with me 24 hours a day.’ Yeah, that’s always the sign
of a man in good health, isn’t it?
David Letterman

There’s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time
watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.
Josh Billings

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for
happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert

It contributes greatly towards a man’s moral and intellectual health,
to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike
himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and
abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your
good health has vanished.
Og Mandino

Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any
reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work
because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health
of the person who makes them?
Sargent Shriver

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of
debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not
much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel
a healthy indifference to it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is
that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Health food makes me sick.
Calvin Trillin

Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to
create harmony must investigate discord.
Plutarch

There’s a need for accepting responsibility – for a person’s life and
making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term
comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in
health and education.
Buzz Aldrin

A woman’s health is her capital.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying
of nothing.
Redd Foxx

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce
as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
Patrick Henry

We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than
we do about the causes of physical health.
M. Scott Peck

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words
become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving.
Cyrano de Bergerac

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman
in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for
that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person
in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the
open sea.
Honore de Balzac

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as
the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable
happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly
in love all the time.
Julie Andrews

All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Andre Breton

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love
with words.
William Shakespeare

love quotesAt the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a
few times.
Rita Rudner

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving
someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with
someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Richard Bach

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
Samuel Lover

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was
not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
Charles Caleb Colton

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger
than yourself. Everybody should try it.
Barbara Pym

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I
believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
Theodore Dreiser

money love quotesI can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Judy Garland

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be
no more hurt, only more love.
Daphne Rae

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the
thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half
in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.
J. D. Salinger

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person
in the world.
Emmet Fox

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one
day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than
because he was he, and I was I.
Michel de Montaigne

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says
‘I need you because I love you.’
Erich Fromm

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet
remain two.
Erich Fromm

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to
know that it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken

Love is love’s reward.
John Dryden

Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight
girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Judith Viorst

Love is my religion – I could die for it.
John Keats

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the
species.
W. Somerset Maugham

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity
which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone
else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

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Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
H. L. Mencken

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
John Lennon

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life
should be made.
Darren L. Johnson

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of
the Gods.
Plato

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Ben Hecht

Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Theodor Adorno

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take
to have sex.
Daniel S. Greenberg

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken

There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It
is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
Charles Morgan

There is only one terminal dignity – love.
Helen Hayes

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too
long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for
those who love, time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle
in the sun.
Robert Burton

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three
parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live
forever.
Henry Drummond

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake
of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine

To say “I love you” one must first be able to say the “I.”
Ayn Rand

inspirational quotesTrue love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have
seen.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We areall born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only
end.
Benjamin Disraeli

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It
is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham

We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our
embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the
perfect love.
Tom Robbins

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Bronte

When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical
limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet
and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and
the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the
habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the
old.
John Ciardi

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
James Thurber

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about
yourself.
Andre Breton

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Loretta Young

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.
Erich Segal

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we
cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas

Love that is not madness is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all
that shall be.
Khalil Gibran

Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara de Angelis

love quoteLoving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same
direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
John Donne

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can
hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human
beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can
grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which
makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Paulo Coelho

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
John Harrigan

Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
William Congreve

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second
time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have
nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
David Byrne

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation
comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to
her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from
you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Willa Cather

Where there is love there is life.
Mohandas Gandhi

Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
Boethius

Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to
love – and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad

You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.
Werner Erhard

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