The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.-W.M. Lewis

It is vital that people "count their blessings" to appreciate what they possess without having to undergo its actual loss.-Abraham Maslow

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.-Samuel Johnson

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?-Abraham Lincoln

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.-Thomas Fuller

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.-Epictetus

The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?-Pablo Casals

The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.-Paul Scherer It’s important the people should know what you stand for. It’s equally important that they know what you won’t stand for.-Mary H. Waldrip

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.-Rosalynn Carter

The really happy man is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.-Anonymous

Are you humbly grateful? Or grumbly hateful?-Pastor Roland Smith

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.-Abigail Van Buren

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.-Mary Pickford

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all.-Miguel de Cervantes

All beginnings require that you unlock a new door.-Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

The right time to show your good character is when you are pestered by somebody weaker than you.-Buddha

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.-Ray Kroc

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.-Mary Tyler Moore

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.-Mother Teresa

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.-F. Scott Fitzgerald

One can acquire everything in solitude--except character.-Henri Stendhal

When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.-Confucius

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.-Charles A. Beard

Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise every day.-William James

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.-Ambrose Redmoon

In the pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you have caught up.-R.H. Grenville

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.-William A. Ward

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.-Marian Wright Edelman

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.-Auguste Rodin

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.-Ralph Charell

Don't cross the stream to look for water.-Swedish Proverb

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.-T.S. Eliot

Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.-Randolph Bourne

If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure.-Robert Hillyer

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.-Pamela Vault Starr

Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing.-Michael Iapoce

The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.-Thomas Szasz

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.-Hannah More

Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.-Lawrence J. Peter

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.-Elbert Hubbard

Nothing makes you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.-Zora Neale Hurston

A bend in the road is not the end of the road...unless you fail to make the turn.-Unknown

The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between political parties either--but right through every human heart.-Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

One man with courage makes a majority.-Andrew Jackson

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.-Winston Churchill

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.-Ruth E. Renkel

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.-Aiden Nowlan

You miss 100 percent of all the shots you never take.-Wayne Gretzky

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.-William Saroyan

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.-Robert Brault

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.-Charles Dickens

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.-Margaret Lee Runbeck

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fear.-Glenn Clark

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.-Edith Wharton  

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.-Nicholas Murray Butler

When all is said and done, more is said than done.-Lou Holtz

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.-Bertrand Russell

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.-Chinese Proverb

The best way to predict your future is to create it.-Unknown

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.-John Quincy Adams

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.-Benjamin Franklin

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.-Franklin D. Roosevelt

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.-Thomas Jefferson

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.-Confucius

Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier.-Mother Teresa

Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set on fire.-George Matthew Adams

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.-Oprah Winfrey

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.-Chinese Proverb

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.-Margaret Mead -Sir Francis Bacon

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.-Dutch proverb

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.-Frank Tyger

Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours.-Richard Bach

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.-Sally Koch

Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn’t ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.-Lin Yutang

It isn’t hard to be good from time to time. What’s tough is being good every day.-Willie Mays

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.-Maxim Gorky

Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.-Charles Swindoll

He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.-Horace

Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done.-Sam Ewing

It’s the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it’s the little differences that make them interesting.-Todd Ruthman

All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it.-Syrus

Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.-Soren Kierkegaard

Days are scrolls: write on them only what you want remembered.-Bchya Ibn Pakuda

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.-Althea Gibson

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.-Emily Post