Following is my quote collection for your perusal. It is alphabetical by author.


“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
– Edward Abbey

“All is perspective. To a worm, digging in the ground is more relaxing than going fishing.”
– Clyde Abel

“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. It is not for the sake of good public administration that it is required, but for security in the pursuit of the highest objects of civil society, and of private life.”
– Lord Acton

“Great necessities call out our great virtues.”
– Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, 2nd president of the United States

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
– Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, 2nd president of the United States

“The right of a nation to kill a tyrant, in cases of necessity, can no more be doubted, than to hang a robber, or kill a flea. But killing one tyrant only makes way for worse, unless the people have sense, spirit and honesty enough to establish and support a constitution guarded at all points against the tyranny of the one, the few, and the many.”
– John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government

“All television is children’s television.”
– Richard P. Adler

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”
– Alan Alda

“Imitation is the sincerest form of television.”
– Fred Allen (1894 – 1956)

“Television is a new medium. It’s called a medium because nothing is well-done.”
– Fred Allen (1894 – 1956), on the radio program The Big Show, Dec. 17, 1950

“Television is the triumph of machine over people.”
– Fred Allen (1894 – 1956)

“A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And as he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of discovering the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.”
– James Allen, from As a Man Thinketh

“It all comes down to a simple choice: you either get busy living, or you get busy dying.”
– Andy, The Shawshank Redemption

“Ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it.”
– Maya Angelou, African American Poet

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
– Maya Angelou, African American Poet

“For I seek not to understand in order that I may believe, but rather I believe in order that I may understand, for I believe for this reason: that unless I believe, I cannot understand.”
– Saint Anselm of Canterbury

“I’m going to be meeting with people today who talk too much — people who are selfish, egotistical, ungrateful. But I won’t be surprised or disturbed, for I can’t imagine a world without such people.”
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“It is alright to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.”
– Richard Armour

“Unless you know what it is I ain’t never going to be able to explain it to you.”
– Louis Armstrong

“The tyranny that now exists is actual. That which may exist in the future is potential. If we are always to draw back from change with the thought that the change may be for the worse, then there is no hope at all of ever escaping injustice.”
– Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation

“A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us, and we must choose.”
– Maltbie Babcock

“There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.”
– Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman & philosopher

“La lectura es como el alimento; el provecho no está en proporción de lo que se come, sino de lo que se digiere.”
– Jaime Balmes

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”
– John Basil Barnhill

“Television is the first truly democratic culture — the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.”
– Clive Barnes

“He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.”
– Dr. Isaac Barrow (1630 – 1677), quoted in Fifty Years of Sheffield Church Life 1866-1916 by Rev. W. Odom

“The big rewards come to those who travel the second, undemanded mile.”

– Bruce Barton (1886-1967) American advertising executive, cofounder of BBDO U.S. congressman & writer

“Life, Liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”
– Frederic Bastiat

“The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.”

– Frédéric Bastiat

“Make men large and strong, and tyranny will bankrupt itself in making shackles for them.”
– Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Jack Benny (1894-1974), one of the first TV comedians in the 1950’s

“Some of the greatest battles we will face will be fought within the silent chambers of our own souls.”
– Ezra Taft Benson, 14thpresident of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.”
– Henry George Bohn

“The opposite of a profound truth is another profound truth.”
– Neils Bohr

“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte, early 19thcentury French emperor and conqueror of almost all of Europe

“Everything touches everything.”
– Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author

“We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.”
– Ray Bradbury in Farenheit 451

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”
– John Bradshaw, inscription on his tombstone

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficial.”
– Justice Louis Brandeis

“In the whole history of capitalism, no one has been able to establish a coercive monopoly by means of competition in a free market…Every single coercive monopoly that exists or ever has existed…was created and made possible only by an act of government…which granted special privileges (not obtainable in a free market) to a man or a group of men, and forbade all others to enter that particular field.”
– Nathaniel Branden

“If I’m selling to you, I speak your language. If I’m buying, dann muessen Sie Deutsch sprechen [then you must speak German].”
– Willy Brandt, a former German chancellor

“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
– Brihadaranyaka IV.4.5

“The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.”
– David Brinkley (1920 – 2003)

“Our money is not the government’s money. We have to stop discussing spending cuts as being unaffordable to the government and begin discussing increased spending as being unaffordable to us.”
– William Broderick

“The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.”
– Garth Brooks in Country Music

“A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything, and that the world is just as I choose to see it.”
– Harry Browne

“Communication is the key to education, understanding and peace.”
– James Bryce

“Only men who are capable of saying Thou [an attitude of deep respect] to one another can truly say we with one another.”
– Martin Bube

“If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.”
– Buddha

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”
– Buddha

“It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.”
– Warren Buffett (1931 – ) American stock market investor CEO Berkshire Hathaway

Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem
None rebels except subjects? The prince who
Neglects or violates his trust is more
A brigand than the robber-chief.”
– Lord Byron, The Two Foscari

“Economic reasoning places boundaries on our utopias. It defines the non-negotiable constraints on social reality.”
– Art Carden

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain- and most fools do.”
– Dale Carnegie

“Believe that you will succeed, and you will.”
– Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955

“Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”…
– Lewis Caroll, from Alice in Wonderland

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
– William Casey, CIA Director (first staff meeting, 1981)

“If I am to be hedged in on every side, to be fretted by the perpetual presence of arbitrary will, to be denied the exercise of my powers, it matters nothing to me whether the chain is laid on me by one or many, by king or people. A despot is not more tolerable for his many heads.”
– William E. Channing, Thoughts

“Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.”
– Edwin Hubbell Chapin

“Waiting is the most exquisitely painful part of loving someone.”
– Denise Chavez, from Loving Pedro Infante

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
– G. K. Chesterton

“I am perfect as I am. Everything in my life is working just the way it should. I am loved, and I am love.”
– Deepak Chopra

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
– Agatha Christie

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
– Winston Churchill

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
– Winston Churchill

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
– Winston Churchill

“There is in fact a true law namely right reason, which is in accordance with nature, applies to all men and is unchangeable and eternal. … It will not lay down one rule at Rome and another at Athens, nor will it be one rule today and another tomorrow. But there will be one law eternal and unchangeable binding all times and upon all peoples.”
– Cicero

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

“When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

“I say unto you with all the soberness I can, that we stand in danger of losing our liberties, and that once lost, only blood will bring them back; and we of this church will, in order to keep the Church going forward, have more sacrifices to make, and more persecutions to endure than we have yet known. If the conspiracy comes here it will probably come in its full vigor and there will be a lot of vacant places among those who guide and direct, not only this government, but also this Church of ours.”
– J. Rueben Clark Jr. [CR Apr 1944 & 1952)

“You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.”
– M. Shawn Cole

“It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one’s thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.”
– Isabel Colegate

“Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.”
– Henry Steele Commager, late 19thcentury historian

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 BC)

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
– Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 BC)

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese philosopher

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
– Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 BC)

“What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.”
– Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 BC)

“If human beings are perceived as inspiring potentials rather than annoying problems, as possessing numerous hidden strengths instead of insurmountable weaknesses, as growing and unlimited rather that dull, static, and unresponsive, then they tend to thrive and grow to their full beauty and capabilities.”
– Robert Conklin

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
– Cyril Connolly (1903 – 1974)

“I always get a chuckle out of the presumably unintentional irony of those who reject the anti-evolution idea of intelligent design in biology but simultaneously advocate what is, in effect, intelligent design economics.”
– Steve Conover

“Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derilects. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms.”
– Alan Corenk

“Communication is the most important single activity of man.”
– Stephen R. Covey

“Doing actually changes the fiber of a person’s nature—his soul, his conscience, his character. Doing changes his view of himself. A person’s behavior is largely a product of such self-made fuel.”
– Stephen R. Covey

“It’s easy to say ‘no!’ when there’s a deeper ‘yes!’ burning inside.”
– Stephen R. Covey

“Where there’s no gardener, there’s no garden.”
– Stephen R. Covey

“Television is for appearing on — not for looking at.”
– Noel Coward (1899 – 1973)

“Be bold, brief, beautiful and brilliant.”
– John Crabb, President, JRC Alliances, Inc.

“Service changes people. It refines, purifies, gives a finer perspective, and brings out the best in each one of us. It gets us looking outward instead of inward. It prompts us to consider other’s needs ahead of our own. Righteous service is the expression of true charity, such as the Savior showed.”
– Derek A. Cuthbert, “The Spirituality of Service,” Ensign, May 1990

“An economic system is a tool for creating wealth. A political system is a tool for securing justice. When a society uses its economic system to secure justice or its political system to create wealth, it attains neither wealth nor justice.”
– Antony Davies


“Time ripens all things.”
– Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), author of Don Quixote de la Mancha

“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.”
– John Philpot Curran

“Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we employ to hide them.”
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French author, moralist, and cynic

“For now, if you need absolutely accurate translations, hire a human being. Software has yet to master the intricacies of human communication.”
– Autumn De Leonis, a reporter at TIME magazine

“It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law.”
– Cecil B. De Mille, Hollywood producer of The Ten Commandments

“Nature has left this tincture in the blood,
That all men would be tyrants if they could.”
– Daniel Defoe, The Kentish Petition

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”
– Richard DeVos, Co-founder of Amway Corp.

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
– Joan Didion (1934 – )

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
– Roy Disney

“The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.”
– Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881)

“The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.”
– Benjamin Disraeli, English prime minister under Queen Victoria

“In today’s economy, the most important resource is no longer labor, capital or land; it is knowledge.”
– Peter Drucker, author

“Plans are worthless, but planning is invaluable.”
– Peter Drucker, author

“Of all the tyrannies on human kind

The worst is that which persecutes the mind.”
– John Dryden, The Hind and the Panther

“To read your own poetry in public is a kind of mental incest.”
– Brendan Behan’s father quoted by Shay Duffrin in his one-man show. “Confessions of an Irish Rebel” 1984

“When man discovered the mirror, he began to lose his soul.”
– Emile Durkheim

“Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say.”
– Wayne Dyer (1940- ) American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…”
– Ecclesiastes 3: 1

“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison, American inventor

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
– Thomas Edison, American inventor

“There is time for everything.”
– Thomas Edison, American inventor

“Great spirits always find violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices and conventional wisdom, but instead honestly and courageously uses his own innate intelligence.”
– Albert Einstein

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“I want to know God’s thoughts…the rest are details.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer than most.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Never regard study as a duty, but as the opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence and beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and for the profit of the community to which you later work belongs.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Only a life lived for serving others is worth living.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects the wind; the realist adjusts the sails.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
– T.S. Eliot, poe

“A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“Beware what you set your heart upon for it shall surely be yours.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“Genius is saying what is in your heart, because it’s in everyone’s heart.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“Great men are they who see that spiritual power is stronger than material force, that thoughts and feelings rule the world.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“People only see what they are prepared to see.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“We are students of words: we are shut up in schools and colleges and recitation-rooms for decades, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. Men grind and grind in the mill of truism, and nothing comes out but what was put in. But the moment they desert that tradition for a spontaneous thought or an authentic feeling, then poetry, wit, hope, virtue, learning, anecdote, all flower within them.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“What you are shouts so loud in my ears I cannot hear what you say.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”
– Epictetus

“Though argument does not create conviction, lack of it destroys belief. What seems to be proved may not be embraced; but what no one shows the ability to defend is quickly abandoned. Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish.”
– Austin Farrer, commenting on C. S. Lewis

“Accustom yourself gradually to carry prayer into all your daily occupation — speak, act, work in peace, as if you were in prayer, as indeed you ought to be.”
– François Fénelon

“Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
– Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) American jazz singer

“America is a willingness of the heart.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

“Take risks and you’ll get the payoffs. Learn from your mistakes until you succeed. It’s that simple.”
– Bobby Flay

“Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck to their jobs.”
– B.C. Forbes (1880-1954) Scottish journalist & founder of Forbes Magazine

“Presence is more than just being there.”
– Malcolm Forbes, Publisher, Forbes

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you are right.”
– Henry Ford

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”
– Anatole France

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France

“Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
– St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) Italian friar, founder of the Franciscan order

“A good example is the best sermon.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“I saw few die of hunger—of eating, a hundred thousand.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer, scientist & printer

“What most people really object to when they object to a free market is that it is so hard for them to shape it to their own will. The market gives people what the people want instead of what other people think they ought to want. At the bottom of many criticisms of the market economy is really lack of belief in freedom itself.”
– Milton Friedman

“Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn’t have in your home.”
– David Frost

“[The television is] an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home.”
– David Frost

“Don’t you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work.”
– Gallagher

“A person cannot do right in one department of life whilst attempting to do wrong in another department. Life is one indivisible whole.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“I claim to be no more than an average man with below average capabilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have if he or she would put forth the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average ability. I am not a visionary. I claim to be a practical idealist. Nor can I claim any special merit for what I have been able to achieve with laborious research. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort to cultivate the same hope and faith.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“If we have listening ears, God speaks to us in our own language, whatever that language is.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Three-fourths of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world will disappear if we step into the shoes of our adversaries and understand their standpoint.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“You can be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Mastery is not something that strikes like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like the weather.”
– John Gardner

“…you win by trying. And failing. Test, try, fail, measure, evolve, repeat, persist.”
– Seth Godin, author of Unleashing the Ideavirus

“God Himself has no right to be a tyrant.”
– William Godwin, Sketches of History

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 19th century German philosopher

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is; treat a man as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and should be.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 19th century German philosopher

“Whatever you can do, or dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 19th century German philosopher

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German dramatist, poet & novelist

“If you take risks, you may still fail. But if you do not take risks, you will surely fail. The greatest risk of all is to do nothing.”
– Roberto C. Goizueta (1931-1997) former CEO, Coca-Cola Co.

“Television has raised writing to a new low.”
– Samuel Goldwyn (1882 – 1974)

“You can’t accomplish anything in life that’s great by yourself.”
– Rubén González

“We just don’t recognize the most significant events of our lives while they’re happening.”

– Archie “Moonlight” Graham, Field of Dreams

“That which we persist in doing becomes easy to do; not that the nature of the thing has changed but that the power to do it has increased.”
– Heber J. Grant, 7th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“Any invention that doesn’t network effectively and address human-centric design parameters is an exercise in burning venture capital. The biggest problem with new inventions is that they’re running smack against the fact that we’re human. We can build a little phone, but it’s too tiny to use. We can build a thumbnail screen, but no one can read it. If an invention doesn’t work for Mobile Me, then it might as well not exist. So, repeat after me: ‘I am the center of my own techno-universe. I am tired of lugging around all this stuff, I am getting pretty grumpy.’”
– Moira Gunn, host of NPR’s “Tech Nation.”

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”
– Alexander Hamilton, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington

“Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.”
– Dag Hammarskjöld, past secretary-general of the United Nations, Markings, 1964

“It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.”
– Dag Hammarskjöld, past secretary-general of the United Nations, Markings, 1964

“The Greatest Enemy Of Knowledge Is Not Ignorance…… It Is The illusion Of Knowledge.”
– Stephen Hawking

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.”
– Ernest Hemingway

“Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people. Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union.”
– Harville Hendrix

“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bare the full light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day what you choose, what you think, and what you do is what you become.”
– Heraclitus, Greek poet

“When the shepherd is a wolf, the flock becomes only so much meat.”
– Brian Herbert & Keven J. Anderson, Dune: House Corrino

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
– Sir Edmund Hillary (1919 – ) New Zealander, humanitarian, first man to summit Mt. Everest

“Permissiveness never produced greatness. Integrity, loyalty, strength are virtues whose sinews are developed through the struggles that go on within a man as he practices self-discipline under the demands of divinely spoken truth.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“Seek for the real things, not the artificial. Seek for the everlasting truths, not the passing whim. Seek for the eternal things of God, not for that which is here today and gone tomorrow. Look to God and live.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“There is an essence of the divine in the improvement of the mind.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“There is no substitute under the heavens for productive labor. It is the process by which dreams become realities. It is the process by which idle visions become dynamic achievements.

It is work that spells the difference in life. It is stretching our minds and utilizing the skills of our hands that lift us from mediocrity.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
—Bill Hicks

“From the brain, and the brain alone, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter, and jests, as well as our sorrow, pain, grief, and tears… The brain is also the seat of madness and delirium, of the fears and terrors which assail us by night or by day…”
– Hippocrates

“The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.”
– Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

“The greatest risk you can take in life is not to risk at all.”
– Jonathan Hollas

“Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“The greater thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are going.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American physician and author

“Do your work with all your heart and you will succeed.”
– Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American publisher and businessperson

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.”
– Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables

“The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.”
– Hubert H. Humphrey

“The great tragedy of science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
– Thomas Huxley

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”
– Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley

“Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the guts to carry it out.”
– Lee Iaccoca, who led the recovery of the Chrysler Corporation in the 80s

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”
– Lee Iaccoca, who led the recovery of the Chrysler Corporation in the 80s

“Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred.”
– Pico Iyer in Time

“The great discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
– William James, 19th century American philosopher

“We can change our circumstances by a mere change of our attitude.”
– William James, 19th century American philosopher

“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.”
– Dr. Robert Jarvik, inventor of the Jarvik-7, an artificial heart

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

“I cannot live without books.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. . . . All eyes are open or opening to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few, booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of hope for others; for ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever referesh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”
– Jefferson to Roger C. Weithman, 24 June 1826, Ford, vol. 10, 390-392. The handwritten draft, with its multiple deletions and revisions is reproduced in Ellis, Passionate Sage, 207

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to W.S. Smith, Nov. 13, 1787

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

“When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

“When the people fear their government, there is Tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

“I came to give life in abundance — life in all its fullness.”
– Jesus, in John 10:10

“All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.”
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English critic & poet

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.”
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English critic & poet

“Our aspirations are our possibilities.”
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English critic & poet

“Tis better to be thought a fool, than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”
– Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English critic & poet

“Worry or fear is a kind of atheism.”
– E. Stanley Jones

“I’ve always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, ‘Aint that the truth.”
– Quincy Jones, quoted in Victory of the Spirit

“There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.”
– David Star Jordan

“Ever seen two children quarreling over a toy? Such squabbles had been commonplace in Katherine Hussman Klemp’s household. But in the Sesame Street Parent’s Guide she tells how she created peace in her family of eight children by assigning property rights to toys. As a young mother, Klemp often brought home games and toys from garage sales. “I rarely matched a particular item with a particular child,” she says. “Upon reflection, I could see how the fuzziness of ownership easily led to arguments. If everything belonged to everyone, then each child felt he had a right to use anything.” To solve the problem, Klemp introduced two simple rules: First, never bring anything into the house without assigning clear ownership to one child. The owner has ultimate authority over the use of the property. Second, the owner is not required to share. Before the rules were in place, Klemp recalls, “I suspected that much of the drama often centered less on who got the item in dispute and more on whom Mom would side with.” Now, property rights, not parents, settle the arguments. Instead of teaching selfishness, the introduction of property rights actually promoted sharing. The children were secure in their ownership and knew they could always get their toys back. Adds Klemp, “‘Sharing’ raised their self-esteem to see themselves as generous persons.” Not only do her children value their own property rights, but also they extend that respect to the property of others. “Rarely do our children use each other’s things without asking first, and they respect a ‘No’ when they get one. Best of all, when someone who has every right to say ‘No’ to a request says ‘Yes,’ the borrower sees the gift for what it is and says ‘Thanks’ more often than not,” says Klemp.”
– Janet Beales Kaidantzis

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
– Immanuel Kant

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
– Helen Keller (1880-1968) American humanitarian and advocate for the deaf and blind

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
– Helen Keller (1880-1968) American humanitarian and advocate for the deaf and blind

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched… they must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller (1880-1968) American humanitarian and advocate for the deaf and blind

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
– John F. Kennedy

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
– Robert F. Kennedy

“Remember also that if you succeed, it isn’t because of luck. Success comes from faith and work and prayer and from constant righteous effort.”
– Spencer W. Kimball, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“As long as there is poverty in the world I can never be rich, even if I have a billion dollars. As long as diseases are rampant and millions of people in this world cannot expect to live more than twenty-eight or thirty years, I can never be totally healthy, even if I just got a good checkup at the Mayo Clinic. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the way our world is made. No individual or nation can stand out boasting of being independent. We are all interdependent.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) civil rights leader

“I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) civil rights leader

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) civil rights leader

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) civil rights leader

“Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) civil rights leader

“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be, and one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid.

You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab or shoot or bomb your house. So you refuse to take a stand.

Well, you may go on and live until you are ninety, but you are just as dead at 38 as you would be at ninety.

And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.

You died when you refused to stand up for right.

You died when you refused to stand up for truth.

You died when you refused to stand up for justice.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) civil rights leader, From the sermon “But, If Not” delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church on November 5, 1967.

“After a while, I wanted to come home, but I didn’t know how. Made it back to the funeral though.”
– Ray Kinsella, Field of Dreams

“There is no price too great for the profound privilege of owning yourself.”
– Rudyard Kipling

“Free people can treat each other justly, but they can’t make life fair. To get rid of the unfairness among individuals, you have to exercise power over them. The more fairness you want, the more power you need. Thus, all dreams of fairness become dreams of tyranny in the end.”
– Andrew Klavan

“A tyrant has the least respect for one whom he can conquer.”
– Lewis F. Korns, Thoughts

“Goals drive your design. They define the results you seek, and give you something to measure your progress against.”
– Ray Kristof and Amy Satran

“None of us is as good as all of us.”
– Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

“The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.”
– Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
– Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“[Y]ou can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”
– Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

“Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.”
– Ann Landers (1918 – 2002)

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
– Ann Landers (1918 – 2002)

“All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; but dreamers of day are dangerous men, that they may act out their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.”
– T. E. Lawrence

“The most important of the Lord’s work that you will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home.”
– Harold B. Lee

“Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.”
– Robert LeFevre

“Life is what happens while you are making other plans.”
– John Lennon (1940-1980)

“I’m going to memorize your name and throw my head away.”
– Oscar Levant (1906 – 1972)

“A car is made to run on gasoline, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other.”
– C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author

“Disobedience to conscience makes conscience blind.”
– C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may some day be a creature which…you would be strongly tempted to worship…It is in light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another…There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.”
– C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, 14-15

‎”The modern State exists not to protect our rights but to do us good or make us good — anyway, to do something to us or to make us something. Hence the new name ‘leaders’ for those who were once ‘rulers.’ We are less their subjects than their wards, pupils, or domestic animals. There is nothing left of which we can say to them, ‘Mind your own business.’ Our whole lives _are_ their business.”
– C.S. Lewis

“The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of.”
– C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author

“There are only two kinds of people in the end, those who say to God ‘thy will be done’ and those that God says ‘thy will be done’.”
– C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author

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

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th president of the U.S., kept the Union together during the Civil war and ended slavery

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“We the people are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.”
– Walter Lippmann, 20th-century American journalist, author, and public philosopher

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.”
– Vince Lombardi, great football coach

“The real glory in life is being knocked to your knees and then coming back for more.”
– Vince Lombardi, great football coach

“When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another…”
– Edward Lorenz and chaos theory

“For truth and duty it is ever the fitting time; who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking, will never accomplish anything.”
– Martin Luther

“Staying in touch with contacts is as important as getting them in the first place.”
– Harvey Mackay, author of Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
– James Madison (carved in marble at the Library of Congress)

“Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful woes of Republican government.”
– James Madison

“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
– James Madison, attributed, Founders V. Bush

“Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few … No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
– James Madison

“Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act.”
– Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Author of “Psycho-Cybernetics”

“If you talk to someone in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
– Nelson Mandela

“Authority and power are two different things: power is the force by means of which you can oblige others to obey you. Authority is the right to direct and command, to be listened to or obeyed by others. Authority requests power. Power without authority is tyranny.”
– Jacques Maritain, “The Democratic Charter,” Man and the State

“Truth is just as essential to nourishing the mind as food is to nourishing the body. The more fully you live each moment in truth, the more powerful and effective those moments will be.”
– Ralph Marston

“I don’t care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.”
– Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
– Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

“I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.”
– Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

“Outside of a dog a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read!”
– Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

“Quote me as saying I was misquoted.”
– Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

“Those are my principles. And if you don’t like them … I have others.”
– Groucho Marx (1890 – 1977)

“He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.”
– Abraham Maslow

“There is more to sailing than ropes and winches, cleats and bulging sails. There are faraway places and the ever changing light, and the silence and a great peace at the bottom of your soul.”
– Ferenc Máté

“You’ve got to pick your battles and set yourself up for success.”
– Dr. Phil McGraw (1950 – ) American psychologist, TV host

“The greatest battle of life is fought out within the silent chambers of the soul.”
– David O. McKay, 9th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“Teaching is the noblest profession in the world.”
– David O. McKay, 9th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.”
– Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook

“There are no passengers on spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”
– Marshall McLuhan

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead

“We do not live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow man; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
– Herman Melville

“For every complex problem there is a solution that is concise, clear, simple, and wrong.”
– H. L. Mencken, historian and philosopher

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
– Paul J. Meyer

“The future is built on the flow of new ideas.”
– Paul J. Meyer

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.”
– James Michener, author

“There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.”
– John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English philosopher & economist

“Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.”
– Henry Miller

“Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know.”
– Marvin Minksy

“Keynes did not teach us how to perform the miracle of turning a stone into bread, but the not at all miraculous procedure of eating the seed corn.”
– Ludwig von Mises

“People adopt ideas when social, personal and financial trends intersect—a confluence that may seem random but usually happens ‘by design.’”
– Clement Mok

“You don’t get points for intent, only for results.”
– Annie Morita, senior vice president of marketing at Columbia TriStar

“Tie your camel first and then trust in God.” اعقلها وتوكّل
– Muhammad

“The teachings of elegant sayings should be collected when one can. For the supreme gift of words of wisdom, any price will be paid.”
– Siddha Nagarjuna

“For Americans, it is self-evident that this is the time to learn another language – and learn it well. The size, proximity, and economic promises of Latin America make Spanish an attractive choice.”
– John Naisbitt, from Megatrends

“I drink to make other people more interesting.”
– George Jean Nathan (1882-1958)

“Good decisions come from wisdom. Wisdom comes from bad decisions.”
– Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander

“Survey after survey has shown that the desire for material goods, which has increased hand in hand with average income, is a happiness suppressant.”
– New Scientist magazine

“One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to duty, is worth all the mere good thoughts, warm feelings, passionate prayers, in which idle men indulge themselves.”
– John Henry Newman

“He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.”
– Friedrich Nietzche, German philosopher

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
– Friedrich Nietzche, German philosopher

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.”
– Earl Nightingale

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic…so help me God.”
– Oath taken to become a lawful American citizen

“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.”
– Leroy “Satchel” Paige

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods.”
– Thomas Paine, author of pamphlet Common Sense, catalyst to the American Revolution

“The ancient human question ‘Who am I?’ leads inevitably to the equally important question ‘Whose am I?’ – for there is no self outside of relationship.”
– Parker Palmer

“People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be—not what you nag them to be.”

– Scudder N. Parker

“I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.”
– Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Death, 1997

“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”
– Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist & biologist

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations. Your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
– Patanjali

“A pint of sweat; saves a gallon of blood.”
– General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

“You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for.”
– Bernadette Peters on “Inside the Actors Studio”

“Entrepreneurs have no memories. They take on the world with a completely fresh view.”
– Tom Peters

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
– Pablo Picasso

“There are no causes of poverty. To ask what causes poverty is like asking what causes cold…it is the absence of energy. Similarly poverty is the absence of wealth. We should ask, ‘what are the causes of wealth?’”
– Madsen Pirie

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
– William Pitt, speech, Nov. 18, 1783

“All knowledge is but remembrance.”
– Plato, Greek philosopher

“Pleasure is the bait of sin.”
– Plato, Greek philosopher

“The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness…. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”
– Plato, The Republic

“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.”

– Plato, The Republic

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”
– Plato, Greek philosopher

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”
– Alexander Pope, English philosopher

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”
– Alexander Pope, English philosopher

“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”
– Colin Powell

“Without vision the people perish.”
– Proverbs 29:18

“Two-thirds of the way lies before the threshold.” ثلثا الطريق عتبة الباب
– Arab Proverb

“Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.”
– Chinese Proverb

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
– Chinese Proverb

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.”
– English Proverb

“Use soft words and hard arguments.”
– English Proverb

“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.”
– Vermont Proverb

“Learn to be silent; let your mind listen and absorb.”
– Pythagoras

“You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.”
– Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life

“Tell me what a man finds sexually attractive and I will tell you his entire philosophy of life.”
– Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.”
– Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead

“Ideas may also grow out of the problem itself, which in turn becomes part of the solution.”
– Paul Rand

“Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly “reforming” their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they’re always busy “reforming” is an implicit admission that they didn’t get it right the first 50 times.”
– Lawrence W. Reed

“A series of failures may culminate in the best possible result.”
– Gisela Richter

“At any moment in time, our reality is based on whatever we focus on.”
– Anthony Robbins, motivational speaker

“If there’s anything you want to do and you can’t figure out why you’re not doing it, there’s a simple answer: you link more pain to doing it than not doing it. Hey, if you don’t have enough money, for example — I know that’s an issue for a lot of people. It was for a good deal of my life — If you don’t have money there’s only one reason: you link more pain to having more money than to not having it.”
– Anthony Robbins, motivational speaker

“Use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. That’s the secret to success. You do that and you’re in control of your life. You don’t do that and life controls you.”
– Anthony Robbins, motivational speaker

“Americans think their danger is terrorists. They don’t understand the terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution…. The terrorists are not anything like the threat we face from our own government in the name of fighting terrorism…. The American constitutional system is near to being overthrown.”
– Paul Craig Roberts

“In times of tyranny and injustice when law oppresses the people, the outlaw takes his place in history.”
– Robin Hood

“The problem with American conservatism is that it hates the left more than the state, loves the past more than liberty, feels a greater attachment to nationalism than to the ideal of self-determination, believes brute force is the answer to all social problems, and thinks that it is better to impose truth rather than to risk losing one’s soul to heresy. It has never understood the idea of freedom as a self-ordering principle of society.”
– Lew Rockwell

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
– Adrian Rogers, 1931

“A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) U.N. diplomat, humanitarian, U.S. First Lady

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) U.N. diplomat, humanitarian, U.S. First Lady

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“I think adults invented work so that they could play together all day.”
– Silver Rose, businesswoman

“It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.”
– Murray Rothbard

“Thus, America, above all countries, was born in an explicitly libertarian revolution, a revolution against empire; against taxation, trade monopoly, and regulation; against militarism and executive power. The revolution resulted in governments unprecedented in restrictions placed on their power.”
– Murray N. Rothbard

“Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!”
– J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”
– John Ruskin (1819-1900) British writer & art critic

“It is a person’s right to hold differing views and ideas, as long as he doesn’t espouse violence or aggression. Let ideas do combat with each other, theory against theory, for the benefit of the nation.”
– Ali Salem

“We never emulate. We always improve upon.”
– Andrew Sather

“Simplicity is the essence of brilliance.”
– R. Saunders

“The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.”
– Edwin Schlossberg

“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future.”
– Howard Schultz (1952 – ) Chairman of Starbucks Coffee

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
– Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) German medical missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will and his personal responsibility.”
– Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) German medical missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner

“He who indulges his sense in any excess renders himself obnoxious to his own reason; and to gratify the brute in him, displeases the man and sets his two natures at variance.”
– Sir Walter Scott, author of Ivanhoe

“For every person wanting to teach there are thirty not wanting to be taught.”
– W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman

“They do not love who do not show their love.”
– William Shakespeare

“Words are not deeds.”
– William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
– George Bernard Shaw, British playwright

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”
– Edith Sitwell (1887 – 1964)

“Happiness is the object of our existence; and will be the end thereof; if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all of the commandments of God.”
– Joseph Smith, Jun.

“As man is, God once was; and as God is, man may become.”
– Lorenzo Snow, 5th President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
– Socrates, Greek philospher

“Man, no doubt, owes many other moral duties to his fellow men; such as to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, protect the defenseless, assist the weak, and enlighten the ignorant. But these are simply moral duties, of which each man must be his own judge, in each particular case, as to whether, and how, and how far, he can, or will perform them.”
– Lysander Spooner

“The Left has never understood why property rights are a big deal, except to fat cats who own a lot of property. Through legislation and judicial rulings, property rights have been eroded with rent control laws, expansive concepts of eminent domain, and all sorts of environmental restrictions. Some of the biggest losers have been people of very modest incomes and some of the biggest winners have been fat cats who are able to use political muscle and activist judges to violate other people’s property rights. Politicians in cities around the country violate property rights regularly by seizing homes in working-class neighborhoods and demolishing whole sectors of the city, in order to turn the land over to people who will build shopping malls, gambling casinos, and other things that will pay more taxes than the homeowners are paying. That’s why property rights were put in the Constitution in the first place, to keep politicians from doing things like that. But the adolescent intellectuals of our time have promoted the notion that property rights are just arbitrary rules to protect the rich.”
– Thomas Sowell

“The worst education which teaches self-denial is better than the best which teaches everything else and not that.”
– Sterling

“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.”
– Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgi, the first scientist to isolate Vitamin C

“The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are encyclopedic, insightful, and nondull. He is the owner of a large personal library (containing more than thirty thousand books), and separates visitors into two categories: those who react with ‘Wow! Signore professore dottore Eco, what a library you have! How many of these books have you read?’ and the others—a very small minority—who get the point that a personal private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market allow you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menacingly. Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.”
– Nassim Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, 1

“Remember, your success tomorrow is in direct proportion to your commitment to excellence today.”
– Richard Taylor

“If you want to work for world peace, go home and love your families.”
– Mother Teresa (1910-1997) missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”
– Mother Teresa (1910-1997) missionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”
– Henry David Thoreau, early 19th century American author and philosopher and father of civil disobedience

“How many a man has dated a new era of his life from the reading of a book!”
– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“People occasionally come up to me and say: ‘I want what you seem to have. Can you either give it to me or show me how to get it?’ And I say to them: ‘You have it already. You just can’t feel it, because your mind is making too much noise. Quiet your mind, and it’s yours.”
– Eckhart Tolle, from “The Power of Now”

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”
– Harry Truman, President of the United States (1944-1953)

“When even one American — who has done nothing wrong — is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril.”
– Harry Truman, President of the United States (1944-1953)

“In themselves, experiments are not art. Infinite amounts of energy are wasted because everybody feels he has to make his own start, his own beginning, instead of getting to know what has already been done. It is doubtful that anyone who doesn’t want to…”
– Jan Tschichold, 1964

“Ibn al-‘Arabi [d. 1148] said, ‘Consultation is one of the foundations of the [Islamic] religion and God’s rule for the two worlds [here and hereafter]. It is a duty imposed upon all men from the prophet to the least of creatures.” Among the saying of Ali [Muhammad’s son-in-law]…is: “There can be no right behavior when consultation has been omitted.’”
– Khayr al-Din Pasha al-Tunisi, from Aqwam al-Masalik/”The Sures Path”

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.”
– Martin Farquhar Tupper

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“A man cannot be truly comfortable without securing his own approval first.”
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of good example.”
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.”
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.”
– Mark Twain (1835 – 1910), quoted in Mark Twain and I, Opie Read, 1940

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food sort it out inside.”
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.”
– Chuang Tzu

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
– Lao Tzu

“It’s not enough to have a dream,
Unless you’re willing to pursue it.

It’s not enough to know what’s right,
Unless you’re strong enough to do it.

It’s not enough to learn the truth,
Unless you also learn to live it.
It’s not enough to search for love,

Unless you care enough to give it.”
– Unknown

“Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.”
– Unknown

“The degree to which we deviate from economic truth and follow the plans of men is the degree to which we become enslaved and tyrannized by craftier men.”
– Unknown

“The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.”
– Unknown

“You can tell a lot about a person by looking at what kind of people are his friends and children.”
– Unknown

“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States; To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures; To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States; To establish Post Offices and Post Roads; To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries; To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court; To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations; To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years; To provide and maintain a Navy; To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces; To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress; To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”
– U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
– U.S. Constitution, Amendment 10

“Love is something eternal—the aspect may change but not essence.”
– Vincent van Gogh, Dutch impressionist

“Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.” (“Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.”)
– Virgil, Aeneid, Book VI

“Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.”
– Ludwig von Beethoven

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”
– Charles Wadworth

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
– William Ward

“I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into His holy keeping.”
– George Washington

“When a people shall have become incapable of governing themselves, and fit for a master, it is of little consequence from what quarter he comes.”
– George Washington, letter to the Marquis de Lafayette, Apr. 28, 1788

“The way to accelerate your success is to double your failure rate.”
– Tom Watson, Sr.

“Real giving is when we give to those we love what’s most important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.”
– Michele Weiner-Davis

“If we wait for the perfect answer, the world will pass us by.”
– Jack Welch, former CEO, GE

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.”
– H.G. Wells, science fiction author

“Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”
– Mae West, actress

“In a sense, knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows: for details are swallowed up in principles. The details of knowledge which are important will be picked up ad hoc in each avocation of life, but the habit of the active utilisation of well-understood principles is the final possession of wisdom.”
– Alfred North Whitehead

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.”
– Harold Thurman Whitman

“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.”
– Oscar Wilde, British playwright and author

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”
– Oscar Wilde, British playwright and author

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing…”
– Oscar Wilde, British playwright and author

“Capitalism is relatively new in human history. Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering, and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.”
– Walter E. Williams

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

“I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.”
– Woodrow Wilson

“Vision looks inwards and becomes discipline and duty. Vision looks outwards and becomes aspiration and perspiration. Vision looks upwards and becomes faith and obedience.”
– Stephen Samuel Wise

“John Adams wrote, ‘Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.’ We stand at a defining moment for America. If we do not act now, we risk the freedoms that sweat, blood, sacrifice, and loyalty to inalienable rights have earned us over the past two-hundred thirty-one years.’”
– Naomi Wolf Author of ‘The end of America: letter of warning to a young patriot.’

“Health: a state of optimum physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.”
– World Health Organization

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) considered by many to be one of the greatest American architects

“TV is chewing gum for the eyes.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 – 1959)

“Order is no guarantee of understanding. Sometimes just the opposite is true.”
– Richard Saul Wurman

“It is a poor, unwise and very imbecile people who cannot take care of themselves.”
– Brigham Young

“Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labour, sleep, and recreation…” He defined recreation as “rebuilding, voluntary activity-never idleness.”
– Brigham Young

“I have no way of knowing whether or not you married the wrong person, but I do know that many people have a lot of wrong ideas about marriage and what it takes to make that marriage happy and successful. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s possible that you did marry the wrong person. However, if you treat the wrong person like the right person, you could well end up having married the right person after all. On the other hand, if you marry the right person, and treat that person wrong, you certainly will have ended up marrying the wrong person. I also know that it is far more important to be the right person than it is to marry the right person. In short, whether you married the right or wrong person is primarily up to you.”
– Zig Ziglar

“If you do the things you need to do, when you need to do them, then you’ll have the time to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Tyranny is Tyranny, let it come from whom it may.”
– Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States

“الأم مدرسة إذا أعددتها أعددت شعباً طيب الأعراق”
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“As part of his infinite atonement, Jesus…has borne the sins, griefs, sorrows, and, declared Jacob, the pains of every man, woman, and child (see 2 Nephi 9:21). Having been perfected in His empathy, Jesus thus knows how to succor us…Nothing is beyond His redeeming reach or His encircling empathy. Therefore, we should not complain about our own life’s not being a rose garden when we remember who wore the crown of thorns!”

“Calories hate exercise. It burns them up. To lose one pound you’ve got to use up 3,500 more calories than you take in.”
“El que cree en la perfección es un perfecto idiota.”


“Guide on the side vs. sage on the stage.”


“I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.”


“It is not according to the man that truth is known. Wisdom is the goal of the believer. He is to take it wherever he finds it.”


“Learn a language create a friendship.”


“Our family is a circle of love and strength. With every birth and every union the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.”


“Repentance brings our conduct up to the level of our ideals, while rationalization brings our ideals down to the level of our conduct.”


“Temet Nosce (Know Thyself)”
– Ancient Greek Aphorism

“There are those who pass like ships in the night

Who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight

With never a backwards glance of regret

Folks we know briefly then quickly forget

Then there are those friends who sail together

through quiet waters and stormy weather

Helping each other through joy and through strife

And they are the kind that give meaning to life.”


“There is no faith where there is no obedience.”


“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
– Carl Bard/Marcus Aurelius/Unknown ?

“Time Flies like an arrow. Fruit Flies like a banana.”
– Anthony Oettinger/Groucho Marx ? 

“When you’re green, you grow. When you’re ripe, you rot.”
– Ray Kroc/John Maeda ?

“You always win the game you’re playing.”


“You make a living by what you get

You make a life by what you give.”
– Falsely attributed to Winston Churchill

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