If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
(Writer and Lecturer)
You have to be true to yourself, but you have to be true to your best self, not to the self that secretly thinks you are better than other people.
Jules de Gaultier
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
(Founder of Buddhism, c. 563-c. 483 B.C.)
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The grudge you hold on to is like a hot coal that you intend to throw at someone, but you're the one who gets burned.
The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people and reality to something more positive . . . and begin to act accordingly.
You don't get the breaks unless you play with the team instead of against it.
Worry deprives us of our right to enjoy our life without giving us anything in return.
(Cofounder of retail chain Gimbel Brothers, 1885-1966)
Two things are bad for the heart--running uphill and running down people.
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life . . . .
Laura Mae Utley Gibson
Count your life by smiles, not tears,
And on this and each tomorrow,
Count your age by friends, not years.
If you want employees to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
First thoughts are the strongest.
What you get is a living. What you give is a life.
If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.
Rudolph W. Giuliani
(Former Mayor of New York)
I used to always feel the important thing is that people respect me, not love me--but it is really much nicer when they love you, too.
Arnold H. Glasow
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.
Make your life a mission, not an intermission.
(Writer and Speaker)
It is miraculous to see people change when they see they have choices. They open up like roses if they see they can make a difference--that they do have value.
Everyone is a house with four rooms: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Poet, dramatist and philosopher, 1749-1832)
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
If you treat a man as he is, he will remain as he is; if you treat him as he ought to be and could be, he will become as he ought to be and could be.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking; always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to. And what is your duty? Whatever the day calls for.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Vincent van Gogh
What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?
The errors to avoid are those that eliminate opportunities to try again.
If you don't look out for others, who's gonna look out for you?
Daniel S. Goldin
Overcoming the unexpected and discovering the unknown is what ignites our spirit. It is what life is all about.
Leadership is a verb, not a noun.
Margaret Collier Graham
People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.
The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.
(Professional racecar driver)
When you are making a success of something, it's not work. It's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contributions to the world.
Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them, than upon what they make us see in ourselves.
We should all just smell well and enjoy ourselves more.
Barrie Sanford Greiff
The world connects not by molecules. It connects through ideas, hopes, faces, dreams, actions, stories, and memories.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. Quit practicing what you're going to do, and just do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.
Paul Harvey Grit
In the town cemetery, you're still among friends.
To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. A belief of some kind. A bumper sticker if you will.
Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens.
George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
If you help others, you will be helped. Perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in a hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt. It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics.