Tag: Classics

Quotes January 30 & 31, 2022

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”
Rosa Parks
 
 
 
 
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Aristotle
 
 
 
 
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi – 1869-1948 – Indian Lawyer
 
 
 
 
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer,
philosopher
 
 
 
 
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Jackie Robinson
 
 
 
 
Dogs are our link to paradise.
Milan Kundera
 
 
 
 
I’m aware of no other time management technique that’s half as effective as just facing the way things truly are.
Oliver Burkeman

Quotes December 31, 2021

“No guts, no glory.”
Frederick C. Blesse
 
 
 
 
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
“Praise the bridge that carried you over.”
George Colman
 
 
 
 
“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”
David G. Farragut
 
 
 
 
“Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

“Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”

“The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it’s usually lousy.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
 
 
 
“I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely his lips, follow me.”
Giuseppe Garibaldi
 
 
 
 
“If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.”
David Hackworth
 
 
 
 
“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
Nathan Hale
 
 
 
 
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”
Heraclitus
 
 
 
 
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”

“It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.”
Douglas MacArthur
 
 
 
 
“Live for something rather than die for nothing.”

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”

“Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”
George S. Patton Jr.
 
 
 
 
“We have met the enemy and they are ours.”
Oliver Hazard Perry
 
 
 
 
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”
Colin Powell
 
 
 
 
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
 
 
 
 
“War is hell.”
William Tecumseh Sherman
 
 
 
 
“A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.”
Harry S. Truman
 
 
 
 
“I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.”
Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
 
 
 
 
“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.”
William C. Westmoreland

Quotes August 09, 2020

“It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.”
Colin Powell
 
 
 
 
“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.”
Alex Karras
 
 
 
 
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
 
 
 
 
“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King
 
 
 
 
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Henry Ford
 
 
 
 
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Calvin Coolidge
 
 
 
 
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
 
 
 
 
There is no such thing as failure, there’s just giving up too soon.
Jonas Salk,
virologist, medical researcher
 
 
 
 
Forgiveness is not about releasing someone from accountability for their actions. It is about us letting go of our anger and resentment.
Unknown

Quotes July 02, 2020

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.”
Peter Drucker
 
 
 
 
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.”
Leo Buscaglia
 
 
 
 
“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
 
 
 
 
“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
Andy Rooney
 
 
 
 
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
Epictetus
 
 
 
 
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Anaïs Nin
 
 
 
 
“The best revenge is massive success.”
Frank Sinatra
 
 
 
 
“We become what we think about.”
Earl Nightingale
 
 
 
 
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
“Love is a better teacher than duty.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.”
Unknown

Quotes July 01, 2020

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
Aesop
 
 
 
 
“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
“Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.”
Proverb
 
 
 
 
“The best proof of love is trust.”
Joyce Brothers
 
 
 
 
“Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
Ram Dass
 
 
 
 
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand
 
 
 
 
“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”
Harry F. Banks
 
 
 
 
“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”
Seneca
 
 
 
 
“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”
Anne Frank
 
 
 
 
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anaïs Nin
 
 
 
 
“Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.”
Unknown

Quotes March 08, 2020

Sometimes, you’ve just gotta look back at your past and smile at how far you’ve gotten.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
No matter how stressed you are, remember how blessed you are.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Don’t be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone. Pigeons flock together.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
No more expectations, just gonna go with the flow and whatever happens, happens.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Always appreciate what you have before it’s gone.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I am what I am. I may not be perfect and I make mistakes, but when I care, I care with all my heart.
Unknown

Quotes January 29, 2020

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
Sophocles
 
 
 
 
“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”
Paul McCartney
 
 
 
 
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
A. A. Milne

 
 
 
 
“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
Susan Gale
 
 
 
 
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Robert H. Schuller
 
 
 
 
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Dale Carnegie
 
 
 
 
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw
 
 
 
 
“You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.”
Ken Kesey
 
 
 
 
“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
Drew Barrymore
 
 
 
 
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Christopher Reeve
 
 
 
 
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.”
Alex Karras
 
 
 
 
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
Ann Landers
 
 
 
 
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
Robert Schuller
 
 
 
 
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
John Wooden
 
 
 
 
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe
 
 
 
 
“The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
R. G. Ingersoll
 
 
 
 
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes January 26, 2020

I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.
Rachel Marie Martin
 
 
 
 
“While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.”
Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe
 
 
 
 
“If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love.”
Bernard Byer
 
 
 
 
“Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.”
Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
 
 
 
 
“When we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
“Always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Winnie the Pooh
 
 
 
Be kind because you will never know how much the person beside you is suffering.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.
Unknown

Quotes January 16, 2020

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
Margaret Thatcher
 
 
 
 
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
Albert Schweitzer
 
 
 
 
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
Flavia Weedn
 
 
 
 
“Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.”
Napoleon Hill
 
 
 
 
“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton
 
 
 
 
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
 
 
 
 
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”
Stacey Charter
 
 
 
 
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”
M. Scott Peck
 
 
 
 
“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
Andrew Matthews
 
 
 
 
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Lao-Tzu
 
 
 
 
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
 
 
 
 
“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
Kristen Neff
 
 
 
 
“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.”
Diane Von Furstenberg
 
 
 
 
“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”
Robert Wagner, Actor
 
 
 
 
Happiness is not having all you want but enjoying all you have.
Unknown