Isaac ben Judah Abravanel
(Statesman and financier, 1437-1508)
Love turns one person into two; and two into one.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Franklin P. Adams
Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.
Henry Brooks Adams
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
(German Politician, 1867-1967)
When the world seems large and complex, we need to remember that great world ideals all begin in some home neighborhood.
In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again.
John Fellows Akers
(Business Executive, Chairman of IBM)
Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.
Louisa May Alcott
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
One thing that I want to tell you that only a non-doctor can tell you and that is: That the headbone is connected to the heartbone. Don't ever let them come apart.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
(Writer and editor, 1836-1907)
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent--that is to triumph over old age.
The last frontier today, other than the distant reaches of the stars, is the human brain. It is our brains, not our brawn, that will move us forward.
People will know you're serious when you produce.
Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on earth.
James Lane Allen
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
Human nature has grounds for hope, because love, in a sense, is inexhaustible.
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
(British Field Marshal, 1861-1936)
Luck is like a sum of gold, to be spent.
(Founder of Famous Amos Cookies)
Success comes in a can... "I can!"
There's nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. The good news is that we can choose.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
(Philosopher, 121-180 A.D.)
Let goodness go with the doing.
(Physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, 1892-1965)
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
(Greek Philosopher, 384-322 B.C.)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Hope is a waking dream.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When we do our work with a dynamic conquering spirit, we get things done.
(Cyclist and Cancer Survivor)
I've read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don't fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right - shame on you!
Sir Edwin Arnold
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
(Poet and essayist, 1822-1888)
Resolve to find thyself; and to know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
When people ask me if I have any spare change, I tell them I have it at home in my spare wallet.
Mary Kay Ash
Whenever I meet someone, I try to imagine him wearing an invisible sign that says: make me feel important.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
There will always be some curve ball in your life. Teach your children to thrive in that adversity.
Power is the ability to do good things for others.
I decided to give up the past in order to live my future.
W. H. Auden
Do not imagine that personal relationships will run themselves. Like jobs, they are valuable in proportion to the amount of effort they demand.
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice, it's an investment.