If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can't be done is interrupted by the person who is doing it.
A will finds a way.
Orison Swett Marden
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.
Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.
The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.
...the honour of a maid is her name; andno legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare, All's Well
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.
Image creates desire. You will what you imagine.
J. G. Gallimore
Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results.
He conquers who endures.
No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.
You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.
Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.
The awakening has begun!
Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
Sir John Denham
We are never like angels till our passion dies.
Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid.
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.
Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.
The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.
There's a compelling reason to master information and news. Clearly there will be better job and financial opportunities. Other high stakes will be missed by people if they don't master and connect information.
A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.
Writing isn't hard. It isn't any harder than ditch-digging.
Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.
At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths --your abilities and your failings.
You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.
Henry David Thoreau
The organized charity, scrimped and iced, in the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.
John Boyle O'Reilly
Trying is the internalization of the failure of omnipotence.
Character development is the aim of education.
A torchlight procession marching down your throat.
John Louis O'Sullivan
Other nations have tried to check... the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.
Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
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