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    Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

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    Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD; Roman dramatist, philosopher and politician)



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

    --

    Nelson Mandela (1918 -2013; Former President of South Africa)



    It always seems impossible until it’s done.

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    Nelson Mandela (1918 -2013; Former President of South Africa)



    A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

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    William James (1842 - 1910; US Pragmatist philosopher & psychologist)



    Go for it. There is no substitute for total commitment to the best possible outcome.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (1933-2009; he worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s; was a trading coach to several trading firms in New York; was President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    To be great is to be misunderstood.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.

    --

    Scottish Proverb



    Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    But in modern war… you will die like a dog for no good reason.

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    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961, Nobel prize-winning writer)



    We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

    --

    Stewart L. Udall (1920 - , U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1961-1969)



    A goal gives you something to live by.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

    --

    Dalai Lama (1935 - ; Tibetan Buddhist religious leader; Nobel Prize in Peace 1989)



    My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

    --

    Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924; Russian Communist politician and revolutionary; First premier of Soviet Union 1917-1924; head of Soviet Communist Party 1923-1924; father of Soviet Union)



    Fear is the greatest enemy of progress.

    --

    James F. Bell



    Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)



    Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

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    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

    --

    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860; German philosopher)



    Go for it. There is no substitute for total commitment to the best possible outcome.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (1933-2009; he has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s; was a trading coach to several trading firms in New York; was President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    When you are committed, you speak the truth without fear of consequences.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

    --

    Lao Tzu (604 BC - 531 BC; Chinese philosopher)



    What’s on the other side of fear? Nothing.

    --

    Jamie Foxx (born 1967, American actor)



    Rationalization tries to minimize your responsibility.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    What has happened to you has been based on your unconscious assumptions about the world.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863-1947)



    Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

    --

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900; German philosopher)



    Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the result of other people’s thinking.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    In order to become a master, you must dare to fail.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down & listen.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    Have courage and be kind.

    --

    Cinderella



    My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

    --

    Dalai Lama (1935 - ; Tibetan Buddhist religious leader; Nobel Prize in Peace 1989)



    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

    --

    Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959; U.S. (Lithuanian-born) art critic)



    Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

    --

    Marie Curie (1867 - 1934, French (Polish-born) chemist & physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics 1903; Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911)



    Have the courage and heart to follow your own intuition; they know what you truly want to become.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, a quote from the back cover of the last issue in 1972 of The Whole Earth catalog)



    Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Acknowledging what you don’t know is the dawning of wisdom.

    --

    Charles T. Munger (born January 1, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an investment manager and philanthropist. Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett’s partner.)



    There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in… accomplishing something.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

    --

    Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC; Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, and zoologist)



    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, German-born physicist; in 1905 developed the “Special Theory of Relativity” which assumes the speed of light is constant regardless of the frame of reference; in 1915 completed the “General Theory of Relativity”, a understanding of how gravity is the result of mass warping space and time; awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921)



    Sometimes you gotta dig deep to find what you are looking for.

    --

    Clint Eastwood in the animated movie “Rango”



    Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    --

    George Orwell (1903 - 1950; English essayist, novelist, & satirist)



    Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Remembering you will be dead soon is the best way to avoid… thinking you have something to lose.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, a quote from the back cover of the last issue in 1972 of The Whole Earth catalog)



    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.

    --

    John Wooden (1910-2010; American basketball player and coach, “Wizard of Westwood,” as head coach at UCLA he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period)



    Life is very short & anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, & fear the future.

    --

    Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD; Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician)



    Putting things off is the biggest waste of life it snatches away each day as it comes…

    --

    Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD; Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician)



    The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

    --

    Henri Bergson (1859-1941; French Philosopher, 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature)



    The brain will always rationalize, defend and make excuses for what we say and what we do.

    --

    Larry S. Hobbs (born 1958; author, researcher, scientific journalist)



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

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862; U.S. author of Transcendentalist movement)



    If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, & philosopher)



    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    Silence is the virtue of fools.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

    --

    Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809; U.S. (English-born) patriot & political philosopher)



    Price is what you pay; value is what you get.

    --

    Warren Buffett (1930 - ; US financier & investment businessman; owner of Berkshire Hathaway Inc)



    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

    --

    Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968; US black civil rights leader and clergyman)



    There are 3 classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who don’t see

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519; Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor)



    When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Never, ever feel sorry for yourself.

    --

    Charles T. Munger (born January 1, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an investment manager and philanthropist. He is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and is Warren Buffett’s partner)



    The only way to have a friend is to be one.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Teach thy tongue to say, ‘I do not know.’

    --

    Hebrew Proverb



    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Never confuse movement with action.

    --

    Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961; US author & journalist; Nobel Prize in Literature 1954)



    Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776))



    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

    --

    Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968; US black civil rights leader & clergyman; Nobel Prize in Peace 1964)



    Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    The world belongs to the energetic.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    Go for it. There is no substitute for total commitment to the best possible outcome.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    The price of greatness is responsibility.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    Nothing happens until you make a decision.

    --

    Martin Scorsese (born 1942; American filmmaker)



    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.

    --

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882; US poet)



    Men are born to succeed, not fail.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

    --

    Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895; great French scientist whose proposed germ theory of disease; his work has saved millions of lives)



    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

    --

    Martin Luther King, Jr (1929 - 1968; US black civil rights leader & clergyman; Nobel Prize in Peace 1964; assassinated)



    All great things are simple… many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, hope.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter and sculptor)



    Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated; Speech to UN General Assembly, Sept. 25, 1961)



    It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Whoever [sets] himself up as a judge of Truth… is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    The important thing is not to stop questioning.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, German-born physicist)



    Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

    --

    Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Nichomachean Ethics



    When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

    --

    H. Jackson Browne (US author)



    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    The important thing is not to stop questioning.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Paradise is where I am.

    --

    Voltaire (pen name) (real name François-Marie Arouet, November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778; a French writer, deist and philosopher)



    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

    --

    George Augustus Moore (1852 – 1933; an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist)



    Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, & philosopher)



    The eye cannot see what the mind does not know.

    --

    Unknown



    Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now & do it

    --

    William Durant (1861 - 1947, founder of General Motors)



    The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

    --

    Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919; 26th president of US)



    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

    --

    Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797; Irish orator, philosopher, and politician)



    Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.

    --

    Conan O’Brien (1963- ; American television host)



    The only source of knowledge is experience.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

    --

    Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC ; Greek philosopher; teacher of Plato; executed for corrupting the young)



    The biggest roadblock to achievement is fears about our abilities.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    To be a master, you must be willing to recognize your mistakes.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (1934-2009; Worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915, U.S. author)



    It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and 3rd U.S. President, 1801-1809)



    Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

    --

    Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968, U.S. politician)



    The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

    --

    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, English novelist and critic)



    We become what we think about all day long.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.

    --

    Felix Cohen (1907 - 1953, lawyer and Yale University professor)



    Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

    --

    Honoré de Balzac (1799 - 1850; French novelist)



    I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Remembering you will be dead soon is the best way to avoid thinking you have something to lose.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    It’s better to be alone than in bad company.

    --

    George Washington (1732 - 1799; First president of US)



    Sometimes a stumble prevents a fall.

    --

    English Proverb



    Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up.

    --

    Charles T. Munger (born January 1, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an investment manager and philanthropist. He is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and is Warren Buffett’s partner. Charlie is the subject of the book “Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger”.)



    Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

    --

    Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968, U.S. politician)



    That best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness & love.

    --

    William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850; English poet; British poet laureate 1843-1850)



    Everyone has got the will to win; it’s only those with the will to prepare that do win.

    --

    Bobby Knight (1940 - ; US basketball coach; as quoted in the book How To Win at The Sport of Business by Mark Cuban)



    Nothing happens until you make a decision.

    --

    Martin Scorsese (born 1942; American filmmaker, films include ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Raging Bull’, ‘GoodFellas’, ‘Cape Fear’, ‘GoodFellas’, ‘Casino’, and ‘The Aviator’)



    Knowing that I will be dead soon… has helped me make the big choices in life.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

    --

    Wayne Gretzky (1961 - ;  Canadian hockey player)



    I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970, British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic)



    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.

    --

    Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962; Danish physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics 1922; contributed to the understanding of atomic structure and a branch of physics known as quantum mechanics)



    Be courageous! Have faith! Go Forward!

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; U.S. inventor. Invented the phonograph in 1876, and the electric lightbulb in 1979.)



    A man is what he thinks about all day long.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist and poet)



    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

    --

    Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968; US black civil rights leader & clergyman; Nobel Prize in Peace 1964)



    He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer)



    Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done… by hesitat

    --

    Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895; English biologist)



    There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Rationalization tries to minimize your responsibility.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (1934-2009; worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Avoiding commitment does not lead to success in any realm of life.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (1934-2009; worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by questioning answers.

    --

    Bernhard Haisch, German-born American astrophysicist



    Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth.

    --

    Socrates (469 B.C. - 399 B.C; Greek philosopher)



    If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

    --

    Dalai Lama (1935 - ; Tibetan Buddhist religious leader; Nobel Prize in Peace 1989)



    If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

    --

    Dalai Lama (1935 - ; Tibetan Buddhist religious leader; Nobel Prize in Peace 1989)



    Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    It is easier to stay out of trouble than to get out of trouble.

    --

    Warren Buffet (1930 - ; US financier and investment businessman, world’s richest man as of 2008)



    Really successful people are remarkable for their level of effort, not for their level of talent.

    --

    Malcolm Gladwell (1963 - ; British-born Canadian journalist and author, based in New York City; author of three great books
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000),
    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005),
    and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) as he noted on Dec 4th, 2008 on the television show Tavis Smiley when talking about his new book Outliers.



    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

    --

    Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895; great French scientist whose proposed germ theory of disease; his work has saved millions of lives)



    It’s wonderful what we can do if we’re always doing.

    --

    George Washington (1732 - 1799; First president of US)



    What a man wishes, he believes.

    --

    Author uncertain



    Be not simply good; be good for something.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you going to do now & do it.

    --

    William Durant (1861 - 1947, founder of General Motors)



    There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Bill [Gates]... has never invented anything… He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc; quote from the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011))



    The juice goes out of Christianity when it becomes too based on faith rather than living like Jesus.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc; quote from the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011))



    The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.

    --

    Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962; Danish physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics 1922; contributed to the understanding of atomic structure and a branch of physics known as quantum mechanics)



    Courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to proceed in spite of it.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit; quote rewritten to say it in another way.)



    Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Lending is not based on money or property, it’s based on character.

    --

    John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913; an American financier, banker and art collector, also known as JP Morgan)



    Remembering you will be dead soon is the best way to avoid thinking you have something to lose.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    There is no reason not to follow your heart.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    Stay hungry, stay foolish.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drowned out your own inner voice.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    Have the courage and heart to follow your own intuition; they know what you truly want to become.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    Knowing that I will be dead soon… has helped me make the big choices in life.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    It is common sense to [try things]. If it fails, admit it… and try another. But… try som

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    The growth of knowledge depends entirely on disagreement.

    --

    Karl R. Popper (1902 – 1994; Austrian and British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics. He is considered one of the most influential philosophers of science of the 20th century.)



    Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives.

    --

    Charles T. Munger (born January 1, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an investment manager and philanthropist. He is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and is Warren Buffett’s partner. Charlie is the subject of the book “Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger”.)



    For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

    --

    Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC; Greek orator and politician in Athens)



    Into each life some rain must fall.

    --

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882; US poet; quote from his poem “The Rainy Day”)



    Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining…

    --

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882; US poet; quote from his poem “The Rainy Day”)



    When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.

    --

    Charles T. Munger (born January 1, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an investment manager and philanthropist. He is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and is Warren Buffett’s partner.)



    The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.

    --

    John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946; English economist, in The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (13 December 1935))



    Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    The difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones…

    --

    John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946; English economist, in The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (13 December 1935))



    The ancestor of every action is a thought.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



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

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    Character is higher than intellect… A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876.)



    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet; wrote “The Conduct of Life” 1860, “Society and Solitude” 1870, “Letters and Social Aims” 1876; quote from “Self-Reliance”.)



    By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity—another man’s I mean.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

    --

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900; German philosopher, poet and classical philologist)



    War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, & philosopher)



    There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    All life is problem solving.

    --

    Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

    --

    Henry Miller (1891 - 1980; US author; wrote novels “Tropic of Cancer” 1934, “Tropic of Capricorn” 1938, “Airconditioned Nightmare” 1945)



    To be great is to be misunderstood.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    To be great is to be misunderstood.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    When it is darkest, men see the stars.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.

    --

    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661; an English preacher, historian, and scholar; Pisgah Sight (1650), Book II, ch. 2)



    All things are difficult before they are easy.

    --

    Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654 - 1734; British physician)



    We become what we think about all day long.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Every man I meet is in some way my superior.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Always do what you are afraid to do.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    People only see what they are prepared to see.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519; Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor)



    Pay every debt, as if God wrote the bill.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer)



    It’s not about you. It’s about them.

    --

    Clint Eastwood in the animated movie “Rango”



    Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    In charity there is no excess.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    Knowledge is power.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    By far the best proof is experience.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, & philosopher; advocate of inductive reasoning in science; wrote “Advancement of Learning” 1605)



    The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519; Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor)



    A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519; Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor)



    It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519; Italian engineer, painter, & sculptor)



    Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

    --

    Martin Luther King, Jr (1929 - 1968; US black civil rights leader & clergyman; Nobel Prize in Peace 1964; assassinated)



    The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



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

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    The important thing is not to stop questioning.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    It is not enough to be busy… the question is: what are we busy about?

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862; U.S. author of Transcendentalist movement)



    Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.

    --

    Yoda in the movie “The Empire Strikes Back”



    Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.

    --

    Latin Proverb



    Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)



    Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



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

    --

    Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)



    You will become clever through your mistakes.

    --

    German Proverb



    Have no friends not equal to yourself.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, and philosopher)



    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

    --

    Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937; U.S. novelist; quote from Vesalius in Zante)



    Others have done it before me. I can, too.

    --

    William Faulkner (1897 - 1962; American novelist and poet)



    I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world.

    --

    Socrates (469 B.C. - 399 B.C; Greek philosopher)



    An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.

    --

    Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962; Danish physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics 1922; contributed to the understanding of atomic structure and a branch of physics known as quantum mechanics)



    Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.

    --

    Anita Roddick, “A Revolution in Kindness”, 2003



    Really successful people are remarkable for their level of effort, not for their level of talent.

    --

    Malcolm Gladwell (1963 - ; British-born Canadian journalist and author, based in New York City; author of three great books
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000),
    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005),
    and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) as he noted on Dec 4th, 2008 on the television show Tavis Smiley when talking about his new book Outliers.



    Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    The worst thing you can do is not to try…

    --

    David Viscott (1938 - 1936;  American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality)



    When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.

    --

    Alan Paton (1903 - 1988; S. African author)



    When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.

    --

    P. B. Medawar (1915 - ; British (Brazilian-born) anatomist, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1960)



    However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

    --

    Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959; US (Lithuanian-born) art critic)



    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, & philosopher, in Unpopular Essays (1950), “Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”)



    Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, & philosopher, in Unpopular Essays (1950), “Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”)



    Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, & philosopher, in Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 12)



    To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, & philosopher)



    Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

    --

    Robert Benchley (1889 - 1945; US actor, author, & humorist)



    Whatever you are, be a good one.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    You don’t live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.

    --

    Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965; French philosopher & physician)



    Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.

    --

    Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996; US astronomer & popularizer of astronomy)



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

    --

    Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965; French philosopher & physician)



    Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

    --

    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)



    Wish not so much to live long as to live well.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    There are two ways to live… as if nothing is a miracle; [or] as if everything is a miracle.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    May you live all the days of your life.

    --

    Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745, Irish essayist, novelist, & satirist who wrote Gulliver’s Travels (1726))



    If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.

    --

    Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968, US movie actress. She chained smoked and enjoyed more than her share of Kentucky bourbon, but made it a habit to take her clothes off and chat in the nude according to IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database). Her friend and fellow actress was to remark on one occasion, “Tallulah dear, why are you always taking your clothes off? You have such lovely frocks.” She made famous the phrase, “Hello, Dahling”.)



    Live every day as though it were your last for one day you are sure to be right.

    --

    Harry Morant in the Austalian movie “Breaker Morant” (1980)



    If you are playing the game, give it your best.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (1933- 2009; a psychiatrist whose early work on depression and suicide prevention led to a career helping athletes and Wall Street traders achieve peak performance, and author of numerous books including “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    I have not failed. I’ve just found 10, 000 ways that won’t work.

    --

    Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931; American inventor, scientist, and businessman; developed the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the electric light bulb)



    I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

    --

    Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931; American inventor, scientist, and businessman; developed the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the electric light bulb)



    The most important of my discoveries has been suggested to me by my failures.

    --

    Sir Humphry Davy (1778 – 1829; British chemist and inventor)



    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

    --

    Confucius



    The only people who never fail are those who never try.

    --

    Ilka Chase (1900 – 1978; American actress and novelist)



    Failure is an event, never a person.

    --

    William D. Brown (1813 – 1868; first pioneer to envision building a city where Omaha, Nebraska sits today)



    I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.

    --

    Anne Baxter (1923 – 1985; American actress)



    Failure is in a sense the highway to success…

    --

    John Keats (1795 - 1821; English lyric poet)



    Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

    --

    James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937, Scottish playwright and novelist best remembered today for his fantasy work ‘Peter Pan’)



    You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

    --

    David Viscott (1938 - 1936;  American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality)



    In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.

    --

    David Viscott (1938 - 1936;  American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality)



    If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.

    --

    David Viscott (1938 - 1936;  American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality)



    Fear is an insidious virus. Given a breeding place in our minds, it will permeate [everything].”

    --

    James F. Bell



    Worthwhile dreams are always found on the tops of rugged mountains, never on valley floors.

    --

    Steven K. Scott, author of “Mentored by a Millionaire”



    Power without accountability is a recipe for disaster.

    --

    Carol Tavris (born September 17, 1944; an American social psychologist and author) quote from her book Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts



    There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take one with a heart.

    --

    Lao Tzu (570-490 BC; Chinese philosopher)



    Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Worthwhile dreams are never acheived without encountering strikeouts, criticisms and obstacles.

    --

    Steven K. Scott, author of “Mentored by a Millionaire”



    The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Dig the well before you are thirsty.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Have no friends not equal to yourself.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Respect yourself and others will respect you.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Dripping water can pierce a stone.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Good is the enemy of great. Most people… [do] not have a great life because the settle for good.

    --

    Jim Collins (author of “Good to Great”)



    Success doesn’t come to you… you go to it.

    --

    Marva Collins (American educator)



    True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

    --

    Helen Keller (1880–1968; American writer)



    Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    If there is any one secret of success, it lies in [seeing] the other person’s point of view.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    One of the greatest discoveries a man makes is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Anyone who stops learning is old whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Enthusiasm is… the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863-1947)



    Change your assumptions from scarcity to abundance, from powerlessness to power.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    The biggest roadblock to achievement is fears about our abilities.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Live as if you are already the person you wish to become and you will surely become that person.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Rationalization is a recipe for failure.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Obstacles block the view of your goal. Clarify what you want, focus on what you need, and recommit.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Only by committing to a specific number can you achieve it.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Focus on what actions you can take immediately that will help you get to your goal.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Recording your progress is the ultimate way of mastering the game.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Once you take responsibility, you can do things you never imagined.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Rationalization may take on the form of rituals or superstitions.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Success is easier when you focus on the strategy, not the outcome.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    We engage in rituals believing they have significance, instead of focusing on the task at hand.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    You may stumble because you pick people who reinforce negative views about what is possible.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    You may feel stressed because you are not telling people what you want.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    You manufacture your own stress when you mask your feelings of inadequacy.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Relentlessly monitor your progress in order to determine if your strategies are working.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    You and you alone attach meaning to your thoughts. They are in your head, not something out there.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Don’t focus about past errors, they drain your energy and enthusiasm. Learn from them and move on.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    To be a master, you must be willing to recognize your mistakes.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    You are what you have the courage to be.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    We ignore our responsibility of events and instead search for magic formulas to solve our problems.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Review your committment to your vision daily.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Based on what you think will happen, you decided long ago to avoid certain situations.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Live from the perspective, ‘What do I want my life to express?’

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Act as if you are already the person you wish to become.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Risk taking frees you from fixed notions about the world.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    By sharing your dreams and emotions, you draw closer to others.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    Risk taking means not being concerned with your image or the opinions of others.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.

    --

    Jimmy Buffett (1946 - ; singer, songwriter)



    Mastery means that you no longer bemoan your fate; instead, you change it.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Your question for yourself daily should be: ‘What can I accomplish today toward my objective?’

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Let your commitment define your action, rather than doing things in the same old defensive way.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Rationalization is a recipe for failure.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Rationalization is a distortion of reality.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    By rationalizing, you are preparing for failure.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Rationalization may take the form of rituals or superstitions.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    When you make a commitment, you transcend self-image and live in a more powerful way.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    A perfectionist will always see flaws.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Avoiding commitment does not lead to success in any realm of life.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    A vision is empowering. There is no limit to how big your vision can be.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    Don’t give up. The power to change is is immediately accessible to you.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D., psychiatrist and author of numerous books on mastery



    We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.

    --

    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860; German philosopher)



    Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.

    --

    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860; German philosopher)



    All truth goes through 3 phases… [ridiculed… violently opposed, then accepted as self evident.]

    --

    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860; German philosopher)



    How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    Justice is truth in action.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    In a progressive country change is constant; ...change… is inevitable.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    Ignorance never settles a question.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

    --

    Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881; British politician; British prime minister 1868, 1874-1880)



    We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

    --

    Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797; Irish orator, philosopher, and politician)



    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

    --

    Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797; Irish orator, philosopher, and politician)



    It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.

    --

    Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD; Roman (Greek-born) slave and Stoic philosopher)



    Only the educated are free.

    --

    Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD; Roman (Greek-born) slave and Stoic philosopher)



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

    --

    Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD; Roman (Greek-born) slave and Stoic philosopher)



    The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    The world treats you as you treat yourself.

    --

    Robert Kiyosaki (born April 8, 1947; quote from Conspiracy of the Rich; investor, businessman, self-help author, motivational speaker and inventor. Kiyosaki is best known for his Rich Dad, Poor Dad. His website is RichDad.com.



    Why be a man when you can be a success?

    --

    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956; influential German Marxist dramatist, stage director, and poet)



    To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer)



    Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.

    --

    Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931; American inventor and businessman)



    It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955; German-American physicist)



    I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

    --

    Bill Cosby (born 1937; US comedian)



    The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. [Do one thing well.]

    --

    Archilochus (680 BC - 645 BC; Greek poet and mercenary)



    All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is.. impossible.

    --

    Charles Hamilton (1876–1961; English writer)



    A person is only as big as the dream they dare to live.

    --

    Unknown



    Success is the result of countless failures you’ve done in order to attain it.

    --

    Mark Aaron A. Corrales



    For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    The price of greatness is responsibility.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British prime minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955; Nobel Prize in Literature 1953; made honorary US citizen 1963)



    Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all.

    --

    Persian Proverb



    When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    We never repent of having eaten too little.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    I cannot live without books.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    He who knows best knows how little he knows.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Determine never to be idle. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Worrying is the same thing as banging your head against the wall. It only feels good when you stop.

    --

    John Powers: Author and motivational speaker



    Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826; political philosopher and Third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.)



    Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

    --

    Will Rogers



    Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    To be pleased with one’s limits is a wretched state.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    Nothing is worth more than this day.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

    --

    Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970; US football coach)



    If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?

    --

    Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970; US football coach)



    We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

    --

    Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970; US football coach)



    We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.

    --

    Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970; US football coach)



    The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.

    --

    Victor Frankl (1905 - 1997 ; Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, author of Man’s Search for Meaning)



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

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    There can only be one solution to any problem: a change in attitude and in consciousness.

    --

    Gregg Braden (author, a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality)



    More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    It is common sense to [try things]. If it fails, admit it… and try another. But… try something.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    Be sincere; be brief; be seated.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

    --

    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945; 32nd President of the United States)



    Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author, “Walden”, “Economy”, 1854)



    Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author, “Walden”, “Higher Laws”, 1854)



    Things do not change; we change.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author, “Walden”, 1854)



    Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author, “Walden”, 1854)



    There is no remedy for love but to love more.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author, “Walden”, 1854)



    Man is the artificer of his own happiness.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author, “Walden”, 1854)



    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author, “Walden”, 1854)



    [Water is] the only drink for a wise man.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it…

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    My friend is one… who take me for what I am.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit…

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Men are born to succeed, not fail.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    It is as hard to see one’s self as to look backwards without turning around.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams.. he will meet with a success unexpected.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    Be not simply good; be good for something.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; US Transcendentalist author)



    All great achievements require time.

    --

    Maya Angelou (1928 - ; US author and poet)



    Really successful people are remarkable for their level of effort, not for their level of talent.

    --

    Malcolm Gladwell (1963 - ; British-born Canadian journalist and author, based in New York City; author of three great books
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000),
    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005),
    and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) as he noted on Dec 4th, 2008 on the television show Tavis Smiley when talking about his new book Outliers.



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

    --

    Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948; Indian political and spiritual leader)



    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither…

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Well done is better than well said.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Who is wise? He that learns from every One.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    He that can have patience can have what he will.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Energy and persistence conquer all things.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    By exporting more fear than hope, [Bush & Cheney] stole the ideal of the American Dream from people.

    --

    Thomas L. Friedman (1953 - living; New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author, quote from HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Oct 17th, 2008)



    Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Lost time is never found again.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    Learning never exhausts the mind.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    I have wasted my hours.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter, and sculptor)



    In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    If you want to be happy, be.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

    --

    Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910; Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. Wrote War and Peace.)



    Genius is only great patience.

    --

    George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707 - 1788; French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and author. Credited by Charles Darwin as the first author to treat the idea of natural selection in a scientific spirit.)



    The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Remembering you will be dead soon is the best way to avoid… thinking you have something to lose.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, a quote from the back cover of the last issue in 1972 of The Whole Earth catalog)



    Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drowned out your own inner voice.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, a quote from the back cover of the last issue in 1972 of The Whole Earth catalog)



    Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the result of other people’s thinking.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, a quote from the back cover of the last issue in 1972 of The Whole Earth catalog)



    Stay hungry, stay foolish.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, a quote from the back cover of the last issue in 1972 of The Whole Earth catalog)



    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    There is no reason not to follow your heart.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    Knowing that I will be dead soon… has helped me make the big choices in life.

    --

    Steve Jobs (1955 - ; US industrialist; co-founder & chairman of Apple Computer Inc, 2005 Stanford University commencement speech)



    A man’s character is his fate.

    --

    Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC; Greek philosopher)



    Nothing endures but change.

    --

    Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC; Greek philosopher)



    Know thyself.

    --

    Thales (635 BC - 543 BC; Greek philosopher & scientist)



    Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Always do what you are afraid to do.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    The less government we have the better.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    We become what we think about all day long.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    People only see what they are prepared to see.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    A promiscuous person is someone who is getting more sex than you are.

    --

    Victor Lownes (1928 - ; An executive with Playboy Enterprises)



    Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.

    --

    Billy Crystal (1947 - ; US comedian and movie actor)



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

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    The world belongs to the energetic.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist & poet)



    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

    --

    George Orwell (1903 - 1950; English essayist, novelist, & satirist)



    All great truths begin as blasphemies.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist & socialist)



    For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools & we will finish the job

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    The price of greatness is responsibility.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most… hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

    --

    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician)



    She said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.” He said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.

    --

    The exchange between Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; British politician) and Lady Astor - Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess (1879-1964; first woman to ever hold a seat in the British House of Commons)



    I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.

    --

    Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977; US comedian with Marx Brothers)



    The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.

    --

    Richard P. Feynman (1918 - 1988; US educator & physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1965, quote from Caltech commencement address, 1974)



    There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.

    --

    Richard P. Feynman (1918 - 1988; US educator & physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1965, from Letter to Armando Garcia J, December 11, 1985)



    Science is a long history of learning how not to fool ourselves.

    --

    Richard P. Feynman (1918 - 1988; US educator & physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1965)



    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

    --

    Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895; English biologist)



    Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done… by hesitation.

    --

    Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895; English biologist)



    Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.

    --

    Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895; English biologist)



    We cannot solve the problems we have created with the same thinking that created them.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

    --

    Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895; English biologist)



    Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.

    --

    George Santayana (1863 - 1952; US, Spanish-born, philosopher)



    A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

    --

    H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956; US editor)



    Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Prejudice is opinion without judgement.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Common sense is not so common.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist)



    Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    [Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.

    --

    Thomas Dekker (1572 - 1632; English dramatist)



    I’m not nearly so concerned about the return on my capital, as I am the return of my capital.

    --

    Will Rogers ( 1879 - 1935 ; US humorist )



    We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

    --

    Will Rogers ( 1879 - 1935 ; US humorist )



    The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

    --

    Will Rogers ( 1879 - 1935 ; US humorist )



    I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

    --

    Will Rogers ( 1879 - 1935 ; US humorist )



    Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

    --

    Will Rogers ( 1879 - 1935 ; US humorist )



    Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.

    --

    Will Rogers ( 1879 - 1935 ; Illiterate Digest (1924), “Warning to Jokers: lay off the prince”, US humorist )



    It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to lose it.

    --

    Warren Buffet (1930 - ; US financier and investment businessman, world’s richest man as of 2008)



    It is easier to stay out of trouble than to get out of trouble.

    --

    Warren Buffet (1930 - ; US financier and investment businessman, world’s richest man as of 2008)



    I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

    --

    Nelson Mandela (1918 - ; South African Black civil rights leader)



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

    --

    Nelson Mandela (1918 - ; South African Black civil rights leader)



    Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970 ; British author, mathematician, and philosopher)



    War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970 ; British author, mathematician, and philosopher)



    The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.

    --

    Warren Buffet (1930 - ; US financier and investment businessman, world’s richest man as of 2008) quoting the English philosopher Bertrand Russell



    When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    We don’t want tradition… the only history that is worth a dam is the history we make today.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1875-1955; German-born American theoretical physicist)



    If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; US automobile industrialist, founded the Ford Motor Company)



    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931; Lebanese artist & poet in US; wrote mystical poetry collection “The Prophet” 1923)



    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931; Lebanese artist & poet in US; wrote mystical poetry collection “The Prophet” 1923)



    The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931; Lebanese artist & poet in US; wrote mystical poetry collection “The Prophet” 1923)



    Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931; Lebanese artist & poet in US; wrote mystical poetry collection “The Prophet” 1923)



    If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931; Lebanese artist & poet in US; wrote mystical poetry collection “The Prophet” 1923)



    God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931; Lebanese artist & poet in US; wrote mystical poetry collection “The Prophet” 1923)



    Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931; Lebanese artist & poet in US; wrote mystical poetry collection “The Prophet” 1923)



    You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.

    --

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519; Italian engineer, painter and sculptor)



    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

    --

    Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790; US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, and printer)



    Hegel was right… we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist)



    Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

    --

    Heywood Broun (1888 - 1939; US journalist)



    Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist)



    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist)



    A man is what he thinks about all day long.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist and poet)



    Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born here

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist)



    The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

    --

    John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946; English economist)



    I once said cynically of a politician, ‘He’ll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it.’

    --

    Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972; American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor)



    I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.

    --

    Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972; American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor)



    There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

    --

    Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972; American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor)



    I am no more humble than my talents require.

    --

    Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972; American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor)



    What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.

    --

    Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972; American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor)



    Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

    --

    Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972; American pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor)



    All you need is love.

    --

    Song by John Lennon, performed by The Beatles



    The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

    --

    Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626; English author, courtier, and philosopher)



    It’s wonderful what we can do if we’re always doing.

    --

    George Washington (1732 - 1799; First president of US)



    Keep good company.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

    --

    George Washington (1732 - 1799; First president of US)



    It’s better to be alone than in bad company.

    --

    George Washington (1732 - 1799; First president of US)



    Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

    --

    Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919; 26th president of US)



    Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.

    --

    George Washington (1732 - 1799; First president of US)



    Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

    --

    Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919; 26th president of US)



    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    --

    Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919; 26th president of US)



    Nobody wants a level playing field. The best competitor grabs the high ground and never yields it.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    Grin when you fight.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    We all need the help of allies in life. Most people simply want to be remembered.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

    --

    Theodore Roosevelt ((1858 - 1919; 26th president of US)



    The people who show up get the chances.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    You can’t win unless you are in the game.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    Not everyone is going to like you.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    If you want something, ask for it.

    --

    Chris Matthews (1954 - ; television talk show host, and former political aide, host of the TV talk show Hardball with Chris Matthews, in his book Life’s a Campaign)



    You can’t let what other people say about you define who you are.

    --

    Bill Clinton (1946 - ; 42nd President of the United States)



    People don’t start wars, governments do.

    --

    Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004; 40th president of U.S.)



    To argue with a person who has renounced… reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

    --

    Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809; U.S. (English-born) patriot & political philosopher)



    The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

    --

    Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809; U.S. (English-born) patriot & political philosopher)



    The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

    --

    Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809; U.S. (English-born) patriot & political philosopher)



    What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.

    --

    Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809; U.S. (English-born) patriot & political philosopher)



    Hell, there are no rules here—we’re trying to accomplish something.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; U.S. inventor. Invented the phonograph in 1876, and the electric lightbulb in 1979.)



    You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

    --

    Wayne Gretzky (1961 - ;  Canadian hockey player)



    She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.

    --

    Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977; US comedian with Marx Brothers)



    Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.

    --

    Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719; English essayist, poet, & politician; quote from Women and Liberty)



    Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.

    --

    Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719; English essayist, poet, & politician)



    Without discipline, there’s no life at all.

    --

    Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003; U.S. actress)



    The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    It is easier to stay out than get out.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don’t know.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



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

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.

    --

    Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805; German dramatist and poet)



    Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.

    --

    Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805; German dramatist and poet)



    Victory is a political fiction.

    --

    Anonymous



    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

    --

    Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959; U.S. (Lithuanian-born) art critic)



    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated)



    Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated)



    Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated)



    Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated)



    Change is the law of life. Those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated)



    What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.

    --

    Timothy Ferriss, author of “The 4-Hour Workweek”



    The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated)



    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated; inaugural address, January 20, 1961)



    We need men who can dream of things that never were.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated; speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963)



    Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th president of U.S. 1961-1963, assassinated)



    I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.

    --

    Michael Crichton (1942 - ; U.S. author), State of Fear



    He who spares the wicked injures the good.

    --

    Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD; Roman dramatist, philosopher, and politician)



    There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist, Nobel Prize in Literature 1925)



    All great truths begin as blasphemies.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist, Nobel Prize in Literature 1925)



    Lack of money is the root of all evil.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist, Nobel Prize in Literature 1925)



    A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish dramatist and socialist, Nobel Prize in Literature 1925)



    Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

    --

    Sophia Loren (1934 - ; Italian-born, U.S. movie actress)



    No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.

    --

    William Gladstone (1809 - 1898; British prime minister)



    Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.

    --

    Mary Tyler Moore (1936 - ; U.S. actress)



    Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

    --

    James Joyce (1882 - 1941; Irish author)



    Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.

    --

    Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC; Roman author, orator, and politician)



    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.

    --

    Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962; Danish physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics 1922; contributed to the understanding of atomic structure and a branch of physics known as quantum mechanics)



    To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915; U.S. author)



    The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915; U.S. author)



    If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.

    --

    Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968; U.S. movie actress)



    If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.

    --

    Frank Wilczek (1951 - ; Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 2004)



    I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.

    --

    George Burns (1896 - 1996; U.S. actor and comedian)



    Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

    --

    George Burns (1896 - 1996; U.S. actor and comedian)



    No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, and philosopher)



    Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970; British author, mathematician, and philosopher)



    Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

    --

    Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD; Roman dramatist, philosopher and politician)



    Communism is like prohibition, it’s a good idea but it won’t work.

    --

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935; American humorist)



    Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

    --

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935; American humorist)



    Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.

    --

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935; American humorist)



    Once you start opening up, you start living in the present.

    --

    Ari Kiev, M.D. (Has worked with Olympic athletes since the early 1980’s, Trading coach to several trading firms in New York, President of the Social Psychiatry Research Institute, and author of numerous books including “Hedge Fund Masters”, “Trading to Win” and “A Strategy for Daily Living”)



    When in doubt, tell the truth.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist and novelist; wrote novels “Tom Sawyer” 1876, “Huckleberry Finn” 1884)



    I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist and novelist; wrote novels “Tom Sawyer” 1876, “Huckleberry Finn” 1884)



    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist and novelist; wrote novels “Tom Sawyer” 1876, “Huckleberry Finn” 1884)



    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist and novelist; wrote novels “Tom Sawyer” 1876, “Huckleberry Finn” 1884)



    If I cannot smoke cigars in heaven, I shall not go!

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910; US humorist and novelist; wrote novels “Tom Sawyer” 1876, “Huckleberry Finn” 1884)



    There’s a way to do it better - find it.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; U.S. inventor. Invented the phonograph in 1876, and the electric lightbulb in 1979.)



    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; U.S. inventor. Invented the phonograph in 1876, and the electric lightbulb in 1979.)



    Be courageous! Have faith! Go Forward!

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; U.S. inventor. Invented the phonograph in 1876, and the electric lightbulb in 1979.)



    The 3 things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work & sticktoitiveness.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; U.S. inventor. Invented the phonograph in 1876, and the electric lightbulb in 1979.)



    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; U.S. inventor. Invented the phonograph in 1876, and the electric lightbulb in 1979.)



    Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

    --

    Martin Luther King, Jr (1929 - 1968; US black civil rights leader and clergyman)



    It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

    --

    George Washington (1732 - 1799; First president of U.S.)



    Never explain—your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915; U.S. author)



    Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

    --

    Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895; great French scientist whose proposed germ theory of disease; his work has saved millions of lives)



    I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

    --

    Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933; U.S. screenwriter)



    The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

    --

    George Orwell (1903 - 1950; English essayist, novelist, & satirist)



    I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

    --

    Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC ; Greek philosopher; teacher of Plato; executed for corrupting the young)



    There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

    --

    Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC ; Greek philosopher; teacher of Plato; executed for corrupting the young)



    Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Have no friends not equal to yourself.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Respect yourself and others will respect you.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance

    --

    Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC; Greek physician; father of medicine)



    Walking is man’s best medicine.

    --

    Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC; Greek physician; father of medicine)



    Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; U.S. essayist and poet)



    Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.

    --

    P. J. O’Rourke (1947 - ; U.S. humorist and political commentator)



    The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.

    --

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832; German dramatist, novelist, poet, and scientist)



    Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, best-known for his autobiographical story of life in the woods, Walden (1854))



    If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    Hell, there are no rules here—we’re trying to accomplish something.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

    --

    Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931; US inventor; invented phonograph 1876; invented electric light 1879)



    The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



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

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



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

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Whatever you are, be a good one.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

    --

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865; 16th president of US)



    Men will sooner surrender their rights than their customs.

    --

    Moritz Guedemann (1835 - 1918; Austrian rabbi who distinguished himself by investigating the history of Jewish education and culture)



    The atomic age is here to stay—but are we?

    --

    Bennett Cerf (1898 - 1971; publisher and cofounder of Random House publishing company)



    The devil can site scripture for his purpose.

    --

    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616; English dramatist and poet; wrote “Romeo and Juliet” 1594-1596, “Hamlet” 1600-1601, and “Macbeth” 1605-1606)



    Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.

    --

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873; English novelist and dramatist)



    Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgement.

    --

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - 65 A.D.; Born in Spain, sent to Rome where he studied Stoic philosophy, served as tutor to Nero and then when Nero became emperor, he served as advisor. Committed suicide after Nero turned to other advisors, and Seneca fell under suspicion.)



    My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.

    --

    Louis Adamic (1899 - 1951; author, reporter, editor of the magazine “Common Ground” in 1940, wrote “Laughter in the Jungle” (1932) about his experience immigrating from Austria-Hungary to the U.S.)



    One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.

    --

    Author unknown



    It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955; U.S. (German-born) physicist)



    History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy.

    --

    George W. Bush (1946 - ; 43rd President of U.S.)



    If we believe absurdities we shall commit atrocities.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778; French author, humanist, rationalist, and satirist)



    Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

    --

    Honoré de Balzac (1799 - 1850; French novelist)



    “There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.”

    --

    Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873; English novelist, playwright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a popular writer of his day and coined phrases such as “The pen is mightier than the sword” and “pursuit of the almighty dollar.”)



    We need never be ashamed of our tears.

    --

    Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870; English novelist, from “Great Expectations”)



    Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.

    --

    Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870; English novelist)



    No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

    --

    Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870; English novelist)



    He was bolder in the daylight—most men are.

    --

    Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870; English novelist, from “The Pickwick Papers”)



    A problem well stated is a problem half solved.

    --

    Charles F. Kettering ( (1876 - 1958; U.S. electrical engineer and inventor of the self-starting automobile ignition system)



    You can be sincere and still be stupid.

    --

    Charles F. Kettering ( (1876 - 1958; U.S. electrical engineer and inventor of the self-starting automobile ignition system)



    Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.

    --

    William Saroyan (1908 - 1981; American author who wrote many plays and short stories about growing up impoverished as the son of Armenian immigrants)



    Never tell everything at once.

    --

    Ken Venturi from Ken Venturi’s Two Great Rules of Life



    It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.

    --

    Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955; Self Help Expert, Author, wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People”)



    Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.

    --

    Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955; Self Help Expert, Author, wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People”)



    Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

    --

    Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955; Self Help Expert, Author, wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People”)



    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

    --

    Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.; Chinese philosopher and reformer)



    Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

    --

    Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729; Irish writer. Pseudonym of Isaac Bickerstaff. Sir Richard Steele was an essayist, dramatist, journalist, and politician. His works include “The Funeral” (1701), “The Lying Lover” (1703), “The Tender Husband” (1705), and “The Conscious Lovers.”)



    A child miseducated is a child lost.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th U.S. president 1961-1963; assassinated)



    We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

    --

    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980; French author and existentialist philosopher; wrote “Being and Nothingness” in 1943, declined Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964)



    Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.

    --

    Latin Proverb



    To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.

    --

    Muhammad Ali (1942 - , retired American boxer, three time Heavyweight Champion)



    Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

    --

    Ed Howe (1853 - 1937, American journalist, humorist, writer and editor)



    What is a rebel? A man who says no.

    --

    Albert Camus (1913 - 1960, French author and philosopher, won The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957)



    To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.

    --

    Albert Camus (1913 - 1960, French author and philosopher, won The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957)



    It is not enough to be busy… the question is: what are we busy about?

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862; American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, best-known for his autobiographical story of life in the woods, Walden (1854))



    Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

    --

    Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977; American comedic actor, member of “The Marx Brothers” comedy team)



    All I want to know is where I’ll die, so I’ll never go there.

    --

    Charlie Munger (1924 - ? ; Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, the diversified investment corporation chaired by legendary investor Warren Buffett)



    A big mountain of sugar is too much for one man.

    --

    Homer Simpson (cartoon character on the television show “The Simpsons”)



    The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

    --

    James Russell Lowell (1819 - 1891)



    This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating.

    --

    George W. Bush (1946 - , 43rd President of the United States, 2001-2008, as quoted by the New York Daily News, April 23, 2002)



    Oh, no, we’re not going to have any casualties.

    --

    George W. Bush (1946 - , 43rd President of the United States, 2001-2008, discussing the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson, as quoted by Robertson)



    If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.

    --

    George W. Bush (1946 - , 43rd President of the United States, 2001-2008, said in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 19, 2000)



    I’m the commander—see, I don’t need to explain—I do not need to explain why I say things.

    --

    George W. Bush (1946 - , 43rd President of the United States, 2001-2008, as quoted in Bob Woodward’s book Bush at War)



    They misunderestimated me.

    --

    George W. Bush (1946 - , 43rd President of the United States, 2001-2008, said in Bentonville, Arkansas on Nov. 6, 2000)



    Follow your bliss.

    --

    Joseph Campbell (1904-1987; American mythologist, writer and philosopher)



    If marriage isn’t a first priority in your life, you’re not married.

    --

    Joseph Campbell (1904-1987; American mythologist, writer and philosopher)



    When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.

    --

    Joseph Campbell (1904-1987; American mythologist, writer and philosopher)



    I don’t have to have faith. I have experience.

    --

    Joseph Campbell (1904-1987; American mythologist, writer and philosopher)



    A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.

    --

    James Feibleman (1904 - ?; American author, philosopher)



    Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

    --

    Herodotus (484 BC - 409 BC, Greek, wrote a history of the Persian invasion of Greece in the early fifth century B.C., known simply as “The Histories of Herodotus”.)



    If it moves, salute it; if it doesn’t move, pick it up; and if you can’t pick it up, paint it.

    --

    Army saying



    Eat whatever you like, but dress as others do.

    --

    Arabic Proverb



    Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear.

    --

    Arabic Proverb



    Ask the experienced rather than the learned.

    --

    Arabic Proverb



    Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

    --

    Arabic Proverb



    A friend advises in his interest, not yours.

    --

    Arabic Proverb



    Teach thy tongue to say, ‘I do not know.’

    --

    Hebrew Proverb



    Rivalry of scholars advances wisdom.

    --

    Hebrew Proverb



    No one is hurt by doing the right thing.

    --

    Hawaiian Proverb



    The man who claims to be the boss in his own home will lie about other things as well.

    --

    Amish Proverb



    If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

    --

    Cowboy Proverb



    There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.

    --

    Henry Miller (1891 - 1980; “The Colossus of Maroussi” (1941), US author; wrote novels “Tropic of Cancer” 1934, “Tropic of Capricorn” 1938, “Airconditioned Nightmare” 1945)



    Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.

    --

    Henry Miller (1891 - 1980; US author; wrote novels “Tropic of Cancer” 1934, “Tropic of Capricorn” 1938, “Airconditioned Nightmare” 1945)



    What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?

    --

    Henry Miller (1891 - 1980; US author; wrote novels “Tropic of Cancer” 1934, “Tropic of Capricorn” 1938, “Airconditioned Nightmare” 1945)



    One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.

    --

    Henry Miller (1891 - 1980; US author; wrote novels “Tropic of Cancer” 1934, “Tropic of Capricorn” 1938, “Airconditioned Nightmare” 1945)



    Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

    --

    Henry Miller (1891 - 1980; US author; wrote novels “Tropic of Cancer” 1934, “Tropic of Capricorn” 1938, “Airconditioned Nightmare” 1945)



    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.

    --

    Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938; US defense lawyer in controversial court cases; defended John Scopes, Eugene Debs, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb)



    The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.

    --

    Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004; U.S. actor and Republican politician; governor of California 1966-1975; 40th president of the U.S. 1981-1989)



    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910, U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    Your mind is like a parachute; it only works when it is open.

    --

    (Author unknown)



    Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th U.S. president 1961-1963; assassinated)



    Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others.

    --

    John Locke (1632 - 1704; British philosopher)



    The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.

    --

    John Locke (1632 - 1704; British philosopher, Oxford academic, medical researcher, government official, economic writer, opposition political activist, and finally a revolutionary. Much of Locke’s work is characterized by opposition to authoritarianism. Locke wants each of us to use reason to search after truth rather than simply accept the opinion of authorities or be subject to superstition. He wants us to distinguish legitimate from illegitimate functions of institutions. This information is from Stanford University’s Encyclopedia of Philosophy.)



    When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910, U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.

    --

    Norman Mailer (born 1923; American author)



    An ignorant person is one who doesn’t know what you have just found out.

    --

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935, U.S. Humorist)



    There are two types of ecomonists. Those who don’t know, and those who don’t know they don’t know.

    --

    (Anonymous)



    To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.

    --

    Anatole France (1844 - 1924; pseudonym for Jacques Anatole Thibault; French writer; won The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921)



    A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

    --

    Edward Hubbard (1856 - 1915, US author; wrote essay “A Message to Garcia” 1899; died in sinking ship—the Lusitania)



    My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.

    --

    Peter Drucker (born in 1909 in Vienna; came to the US in 1937; business author and strategist; famous for business management theories and business philosophy)



    Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is a cure for poverty.

    --

    Henry Ford (1863 - 1947; founder of Ford Motor Company)



    Good thought are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882; US essayist and poet)



    Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

    --

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950; Irish playwright and critic; awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925)



    Eighty percent of success is showing up.

    --

    Woody Allen (born 1935; U.S. movie actor, comedian, and director)



    Nothing happens until you make a decision.

    --

    Martin Scorsese (born 1942; American filmmaker, films include ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Raging Bull’, ‘GoodFellas’, ‘Cape Fear’, ‘GoodFellas’, ‘Casino’, and ‘The Aviator’)



    Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.

    --

    John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963; 35th U.S. President 1961-1963, assassinated)



    I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is… the higher achievement.

    --

    Lois McMaster Bujold (born 1949; U.S. science fiction author)



    Perception is real even when it is not reality.

    --

    Edward de Bono (born 1933; Maltese Physician who has written 63 books on the subject of thinking; conducts training in the same field; coined the term “lateral thinking”)



    Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

    --

    H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956; U.S. Editor)



    Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

    --

    James Joyce (1882 - 1941; Irish author)



    A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

    --

    Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924; Russian Communist politician and revolutionary; First premier of Soviet Union 1917-1924; head of Soviet Communist Party 1923-1924; father of Soviet Union)



    In every failure lies the seeds of success.

    --

    Deepak Chopra (medical doctor, endocrinologist, Ayurvedic Medicine, chief of staff New England Memorial Hospital, author)



    Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.

    --

    Zig Ziglar (1926 - , American author and motivating speaker)



    It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.

    --

    Voltaire (1694 - 1778, French author, humanist, rationalist, and satirist; leading philosopher of the Enlightenment)



    Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

    --

    Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British orator, philosopher, and politician; from Reflections on the Revolution in France)



    Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.

    --

    Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958, US electrical engineer and inventor; invented self-starting automobile ignition system)



    Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

    --

    Ed Howe (?)



    All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.

    --

    Raymond Hull (1919 - 1985; Canadian writer, lecturer, journalist and playwriter; coauthor of “The Peter Principle”)



    Examine the contents, not the bottle.

    --

    The Talmud (The name means “study”. The Talmud is a written compilation of Jewish oral teachings.)



    Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.

    --

    Publilius Syrus (born in approximately 100 B.C., a Latin writer of mimes, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was a native of Syria and was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favor of his master, who freed and educated him.)



    Never explain—your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915, US author; wrote essay “A Message to Garcia” 1899; died in sinking ship Lusitania)



    I am part of all that I have read.

    --

    John Kieran (1892 - 1981, writer for the New York Times and amateur naturalist)



    The most popular labor-saving device today is still a husband with money.

    --

    Joey Adams (1911 - 1999, American comedian)



    I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.

    --

    Mae West (1892 - 1980, American movie actress)



    It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.

    --

    Anatole France (1844 - 1924, French writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921)



    Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.

    --

    Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004, English actor and author)



    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

    --

    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910, U.S. humorist, novelist, short story author, and wit)



    One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

    --

    Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661, English clergyman and historian)



    All things are difficult before they are easy.

    --

    Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654 - 1734, British physician, preacher, and scholar)



    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    --

    Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC, founder of Taoism)



    Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.

    --

    William Saroyan (1908 - 1981, Armenian-American writer, playwright and humanitarian)



    It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and 3rd U.S. President, 1801-1809



    Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.

    --

    Polish Proverb



    Actions lie louder than words.

    --

    Carolyn Wells (1869 - 1942, editor, poet, U.S. author of mysteries)



    Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.

    --

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935, American humorist)



    Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.

    --

    George Santayana (1863 - 1952, Spanish and American philosopher)



    Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law.

    --

    Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856 - 1941, US jurist; Supreme Court justice 1916-1939; 1st Jewish justice)



    The price of greatness is responsibility.

    --

    Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; Prime Minister of England from 1940-1945)



    Truth is what stands the test of experience.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970, British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic)



    I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

    --

    Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933, American screenwriter)



    Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970, British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic)



    Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

    --

    H. Jackson Browne (US author)



    Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

    --

    Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 AD, Roman Emperor and Stoic)



    What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

    --

    Sir John Lubbock (1834 - 1913, archaeologist, biologist and politician)



    People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.

    --

    Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958, inventor who held more than 300 patents)



    Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

    --

    Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968, U.S. politician)



    There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.

    --

    Percy Williams Bridgman (1882 - 1961, U. S. physicist, Nobel Prize, 1946)



    The ego thinks survival is maintaining its point of view.

    --

    Werner Erhard (1935 - ?, founder of est or “erhard seminars training” a 1970’s self-help movement)



    I am responsible regardless of my beliefs, expectations or desires.

    --

    Werner Erhard (1935 - ?, founder of est or “erhard seminars training” a 1970’s self-help movement)



    The doctrine of unquestioning faith and science are antithetical.

    --

    Ann Druyan (1949 - ?, Carl Sagan’s widow, author, lecturer, astronomer and co-writer of the award-winning TV series ‘Cosmos’)



    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

    --

    Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968, American religious leader and pivotal figure in America’s Civil Rights Movement, Time magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ in 1963, the youngest man to win a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964)



    The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882, American writer and philosopher)



    We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

    --

    Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931, Lebanese poet, author and artist)



    Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970, British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic)



    Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you going to do now & do it.

    --

    William Durant (1861 - 1947, founder of General Motors)



    What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

    --

    Sir John Lubbock (1834 - 1913, Archaeologist, biologist and politician)



    Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

    --

    Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968, Political Figure and Government Official)



    Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.

    --

    Jack Lemmon (1925 - 2001, American actor)



    There is no failure except in no longer trying.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915, American author and publisher)



    Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

    --

    Peter F. Drucker (1909 - ?; Business author and strategist)



    The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

    --

    Mohandas Gandhi (1869 - 1948, Indian Spiritual and Political Leader, and Humanitarian)



    I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

    --

    Socrates (469 B.C. - 399 B.C; Greek philosopher)



    There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

    --

    Socrates (469 B.C. - 399 B.C; Greek philosopher)



    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

    --

    Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965; Prime Minister of England from 1940-1945)



    No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

    --

    Jacob Bronowski (1908 - 1974, scholar)



    I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

    --

    Bill Cosby (1937 - , American comedian)



    Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and 3rd U.S. President, 1801-1809)



    ... this loathsome combination of church and state.

    --

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and 3rd U.S. President, 1801-1809)



    The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    Truth is what stands the test of experience.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    The important thing is not to stop questioning.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    The only source of knowledge is experience.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    Imagination is more important than knowledge.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955, physicist)



    Fate is nonawareness.

    --

    Jan Kott (1914-2001, Polish critic and essayists)



    Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.

    --

    Paul Tillich (1886-1965, theologian)



    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

    --

    Will Rogers (1879-1935, American Humorist)



    An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.

    --

    Franklin P. Jones (1887-1929, American businessman)



    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

    --

    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, English novelist and critic)



    Between grief and nothing I will take grief.

    --

    William Faulkner (1897 - 1962, Nobel Prize-winning novelist)



    Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known.

    --

    Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592, French writer)



    The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.

    --

    Witter Bynner (1881-1968, poet)



    The truth is more important than the facts.

    --

    Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959, the most influential architect of his time)



    A man convinced against his will is not convinced.

    --

    Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988, U.S. educator and writer)



    Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.

    --

    Victor Cousin (1792 - 1867, French philosopher)



    It takes a great man to make a good listener.

    --

    Sir Arthur Helps (1813 - 1875, English writer)



    Faith is one of those words that connotes, however irrationally, some kind of virture in itself.

    --

    Louis J. Halle (?)



    Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion.

    --

    Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626, philosopher)



    True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

    --

    Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832, British Clergyman)



    Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?

    --

    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 B.C., Roman politician)



    Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.

    --

    Felix Cohen (1907 - 1953, lawyer and Yale University professor)



    Only the educated are free.

    --

    Epictetus (55 - 135 A.D., Roman philosopher)



    Leadership is action, not position.

    --

    Donald H. McGannon (former President of Westinghouse Broadcasting Corporation)



    One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.

    --

    Jack Penn (?)



    The impossible is often the untried.

    --

    Jim Goodwin (?)



    Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.

    --

    Joseph Wood Krutch (1893 - 1970, American naturalist, conservationist, writer, and critic)



    History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.

    --

    Will and Ariel Durant (1885 - 1981, U.S. historian (Will))



    God cannnot alter the past, but historians can.

    --

    Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902, English composer, novelist, and satiric author)



    Heredity is what a man believes in until his son begins to behave like a delinquent.

    --

    Presbyterian Life (religous periodical)



    To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915, U.S. author)



    We work to become, not to acquire.

    --

    Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915, U.S. author)



    Do what you can, with wat you have, where you are.

    --

    Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919, Twenty-Sixth U.S. President from 1901 to 1909)



    If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.

    --

    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 B.C., Roman orator, lawyer, politician, and philosopher)



    What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.

    --

    H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956, U.S. Editor)



    Ideas shape the course of history.

    --

    John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946, Economist)



    Poverty is the mother of crime.

    --

    Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180, Roman Emperor)



    Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

    --

    Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900, Irish playwright)



    All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.

    --

    George Seldes (1890 - 1995, American investigative journalist and media critic)



    An old error is always more popular than a new truth.

    --

    German Proverb



    Man weeps to think that he will die so soon, woman, that she was born so long ago.

    --

    H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956, U.S. Editor)



    There is nothing permanent except change.

    --

    Heraclitus (540 - 475 B.C., Greek philosopher)



    Treat another man’s faith gently; it is all he has to believe with.

    --

    Henry S. Haskins (1878 - 1963 ?; I do not know what he was famous for)



    For us, patriotism is the same as the love of humanity.

    --

    Mohandas Gandhi (1869 - 1948; influential Indian advocate of pacifism as a means of revolution)



    Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge.

    --

    Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972; Jewish theologian)



    Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

    --

    Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955; Nobel prize-winning physicist)



    Change your thoughts and you change your world.

    --

    Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993; U.S. clergyman)



    A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s.

    --

    Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825; German author)



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

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862; U.S. author of Transcendentalist movement)



    We are citizens of the world; and the tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.

    --

    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924; Twenty-eighth President of the United States 1913-1921)



    It is not enough to be busy… the question is: what are we busy about?

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862; U.S. author of Transcendentalist movement)



    Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

    --

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935; American Jurist)



    The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

    --

    Mark Van Doren (1894-1972, teacher at Columbia University)



    Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

    --

    H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956; U.S. Editor)



    A true physician does not preach repentance; he offers absolution.

    --

    H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956; U.S. Editor)



    Success is a journey, not a destination.

    --

    Ben Sweetland



    An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

    --

    Dwight D. Eisenhower



    What is done to children, they will do to society.

    --

    Dr. Karl Menninger (1893-1990) (United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger.)



    Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

    --

    Dr. Karl Menninger (1893-1990) (United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger)



    A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time—pills or stairs.

    --

    Joan Welsh



    One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade.

    --

    Chinese Proverb



    Man—a being in search of meaning.

    --

    Plato (427 B.C - 347 B.C.)



    No man thoroughly understands the truth until he has contended against it.

    --

    Ralph Waldo Emerson



    I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility.

    --

    John Ruskin (1819-1900)



    All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.

    --

    Alexander Pope (1688-1744)



    Prejudice is an opinion without judgement.

    --

    Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) (1694-1778)



    News is the first rough draft of history.

    --

    Ben Bradlee



    Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

    --

    Albert Camus



    It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)



    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

    --

    Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)



    While we are postponing, life speeds by.

    --

    Seneca (3 B.C. - 65 A.D.)



    Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

    --

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)



    I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

    --

    Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)



    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    --

    Will Durant



    Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

    --

    Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)



    A witty saying proves nothing.

    --

    Voltaire (1694-1778)



    The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation.

    --

    Dale Carnegie



    The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.

    --

    Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)



    Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

    --

    Bernard Berenson



    Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.

    --

    Francis Bacon (1561-1626)



    All cruelty spings from weakness.

    --

    Seneca (4 B.C. - 65 A.D.)



    A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

    --

    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)



    A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.

    --

    Saint Augustine (354-430)



    The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

    --

    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)



    In time of war the first casualty is truth.

    --

    Boake Carter



    The world is govered by opinion.

    --

    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)



    Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.

    --

    Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962; Danish physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics 1922; contributed to the understanding of atomic structure and a branch of physics known as quantum mechanics)



    It is not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion which makes horse races.

    --

    Mark Twain



    A man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

    --

    Bishop W. C. Magee



    Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.

    --

    H. G. Bohn



    A belief is not true because it is useful.

    --

    Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)



    They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.

    --

    Edmund Burke (1729-1797)



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

    --

    Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)



    Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

    --

    George Eliot (1819-1880)



    Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.

    --

    George Burns (1896-1996)



    Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.

    --

    Yoda in the movie “The Empire Strikes Back”



    If a man does his best, what else is there?

    --

    U.S. General George S. Patton (1885-1945)





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