Quotes

"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

"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves." Helen Keller

"Fear God, and your enemies will fear you." Benjamin Franklin

"Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure." Benjamin Franklin

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards." Benjamin Franklin

"We have the best Congress that money can buy." Will Rogers

"Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt." Dr. Samuel Johnson

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Albert Einstein

"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue." Albert Einstein

"No one gossips about other people's secret virtues." Bertrand Russell

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people." G.K. Chesterton

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

"It is hard to tell if a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place." H. L. Mencken

"Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation." Henry Ward Beecher

"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while." Josh Billings

"There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together." Josh Billings

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." Jim Rohn

"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment." Jim Rohn

"More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly." Woody Allen

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill

"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." Winston Churchill

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln

"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intellingent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped." Elbert Hubbard

"Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels, but they live like men." Dr. Samuel Johnson

"Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please." Benjamin Franklin

"If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen." I John 4:20

"The million little things that drop into your hands, the small opportunities each day brings, He leaves us free to use or abuse, and goes unchanging along His silent way." Helen Keller

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." Henry Ward Beecher

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." Alexander Graham Bell

"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are." Milton Berle

"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." Proverbs 29:11

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." Mark Twain

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?" G K Chesterton

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self." Aristotle

"If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase." Epictetus

"If you would be loved, love and be lovable." Benjamin Franklin

"Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence." Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

"The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence." Thomas Wolfe

"Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better." George Santayana

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." Irish Proverb

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Winston Churchill

"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never." Albert Camus

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." Woody Allen

"An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather." Washington Irving

"My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe." Jimmy Durante

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