Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else--and failing.
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die-whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
Religion is for those who are afraid of hell; spirituality is for those who have been there.
The winds of grace are blowing all the time. You have only to raise your sail.
Nothing multiplies so much as kindness.
No one grows old by living--only by losing interest in living.
(Novelist and Dramatist, 1814-1884)
Example is contagious behavior.
(Actor and Director)
Now the glorious time of spring...where it is time to open up and widen our vistas of thought and action.
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
You have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror every day and say, "I did the best I could."
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
(Writer and historian, 1855-1950)
To be civilized is to be incapable of giving unnecessary offense, it is to have some quality of consideration for all who cross our path.
I have my choice: who can wish for more? Free will enables us to do everything well while imposition makes a light burden heavy.
(National Security Advisor)
Power is nothing unless you can turn it into influence.
Edward V. Rickenbacker
Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
People tend to remember best the things they have felt most deeply.
(Professional Basketball Coach)
Don't let other people tell you what you want.
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.
Everybody ought to be given a chance to do whatever they want, but be responsible for their own actions.
Sam E. Roberts
The hardships of life are sent not by an unkind destiny to crush, but to challenge.
The first rule for success? Show up.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld(Writer, 1613-1680)
We all have enough strength to bear the misfortunes of others.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
(Business executive and philanthropist, 1874-1960)
The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee, and I will gladly pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
If something appears to be a block, then it can be a stepping stone. All the force that is pulling against you can be changed to lift you.
We can get mighty rich, but if we haven't any friends, we will find we are poorer than anybody.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.
People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice.
Paul M. Romer
(Scholar and Educator)
Possibilities do not add up. They multiply.
Go to bed. Whatever you're staying up late for isn't worth it.
The closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face ... we must do that which we think we cannot.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(32nd U.S. President, 1882-1945)
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
(26th U.S. President, 1858-1919)
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
It is expressly at those times when we feel needy that we will benefit the most from giving.
I tell people: If you don't want to get into positive thinking, that's OK. Just eliminate all the negative thoughts from your mind, and whatever's left will be fine.
(Philosopher and Writer, 1712-1778)
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.
(Cofounder of Rolls-Royce, 1863-1933)
Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.
(Cosmetics manufacturer, 1870-1965)
Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society.
The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something. . . . To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one.
Itâ€™s the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but itâ€™s the little differences that make them interesting.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
M. J. Ryan<
Do yourself a favor. Overlook at least two things today.