When duty calls, that is when character counts.
Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected
The brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.
St. Teresa of Avila
To have courage for whatever comes in life--everything lies in that.
If you can't explain it to your mother or grandmother, don't do it.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
(Philosopher and Poet, 1863-1952)
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
Ruth Ann Schabacker
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.
Loving someone means helping them to be more themselves, which can be different from being what you'd like them to be, although often they turn out the same.
Devote to better living the energy that you could spend in criticism.
Wilbert E. Scheer
Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life.
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.
Optimism is an intellectual choice.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Before you take anything away, you must have something better to put in its place.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
(Philosopher and Physician, 1875-1965)
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now--always.
Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't.
We cannot exist without mutual help. All, therefore, that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow men, and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
Vida D. Scudder
(Social activist and educator, 1861-1954)
Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
(Singer and composer)
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
Nothing erases unpleasant thoughts more effectively than concentration on pleasant ones.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
The people in your life are like the pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, and sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it's enough to know they are standing by.
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
Arthur William Edgar Shaughnessy
For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth.
George Bernard Shaw
You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.
John A. Shedd
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Fulton J. Sheen
Everything that is full of life loves change, for the characteristic of life is movement toward a new goal, and urges toward new pleasures.
Change is not only likely, it's inevitable.
When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.
It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
Loving life is a two-way street...We don't receive care and compassion if we don't extend them to others.
(Writer and courtier, 1554-1586)
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Do things to make your day precious.
I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
What a man dislikes in his superiors, let him not display in the treatment of his inferiors.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Writer and Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 1904-1991)
The more you see what other people do, the more you learn about yourself.
What do your conversations say about your self-beliefs? Do your words and self-descriptions enable your creative skills, let you sustain the tensions of change? Or, does your everyday language discourage you, and cause you to run from the unknown?
As the pressures of life intensify, sometimes the difference between going after a dream and remaining passive is having someone say, "I believe in you!"
Cheerfulness gives elasticity to the spirit.
Cheerfulness gives elasticity to the spirit.
The more balanced our lives, the more serene we feel.
To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The answers aren't important really...What's important is--knowing all the questions.
Ralph W. Sockman
Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing inadvance the troubles of tomorrow.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
(Dramatist, 496-406 B.C.)
Success is dependent on effort.
One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
(Historian and editor, 1789-1866)
When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something.
Charles H. Spurgeon
Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it wisely.
(FDNY, Died 09.11.02 - WTC)
The greatest high you can get in life is by helping somebody
I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
Philip Dormer Stanhope
Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.
If it might break, don't go near it.
There are many more people trying to meet the right person than to become the right person.
The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day . . . a movement is only people moving.
Love rarely overtakes, it mostly comes to meet us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
I have resolved that from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly.
W. Clement Stone
(Founder of Combined Insurance Company, 1902-2002)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
Keep your mind off the things you don't want by keeping it on the things you do want.
Edwin H. Stuart
Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.
Thomas S. Szasz
Self-respect is to the soul as oxygen is to the body. Deprive a person of oxygen, and you kill his body; deprive him of self-respect, and you kill his spirit.