Our Favorite Quotes

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.—Oliver Wendell Holmes

We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our stature’s touch the skies.—Emily Dickinson

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.—Sun Tzu

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.—Warren Bennis

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.—Mahatma Gandhi

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.—Dwight D. Eisenhower

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.—Chinese Proverb

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.—Bessie Stanley on “What Constitutes Success” circa 1905

Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.—Zig Ziglar

Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.—Claude M. Bristol

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.—Isaac Asimov

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.—Og Mandino

To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?—Socrates

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.—Kahlil Gibran

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.—Norman Vincent Peale

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.—Lao-Tzu

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.—Carlos Castaneda

The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.—Carl Rogers

When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.—Abraham Lincoln

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.—George S. Patton

There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.—William Shakespeare

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.—Mark Twain

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.— Benjamin Franklin

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.—William Shakespeare

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t.—Richard Bach

They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.—Francis Bacon

Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.— James Baldwin

A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.—William Blake

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.—Leo Buscaglia

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.—Thomas Carlyle

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put the past together again. So let’s remember: Don’t try to saw sawdust.—Dale Carnegie

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter.—Lewis Carroll

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.—Chuang Tzu

It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.—Norman Cousins

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.—Leonardo Da Vinci

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.—Rene Descartes

Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.—Thomas A. Edison

I am alive, I am unique, and I am immutable, even as I grow and evolve. To truly live, however, I must express myself fully, and in this regard, I have much to give. But to do so, I need others, and am most productive with those who need me in return. To establish these relationships I must first be recognized for who I am, and it follows then that I will receive in accordance with what I give.—from Identity is Destiny by Laurence D. Ackerman

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