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A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security.Rate it:
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.Rate it:
Prejudice is the reasoning of fools.Rate it:
Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.Rate it:
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.Rate it:
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.Rate it:
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.Rate it:
No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.Rate it:
The written word can be erased - not so with the spoken word.Rate it:
Make service your first priority, not success and success will follow.Rate it:
Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.Rate it:
A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.Rate it:
Find expression for a sorrow and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.Rate it:
A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.Rate it:
A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.Rate it:
A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.Rate it:
A good name, like good will, is attained by many actions and may be lost by one.Rate it:
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.Rate it:
A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.Rate it:
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.Rate it:
A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point, where direct force might be in vain.Rate it:
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.Rate it:
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.Rate it:
A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, "And whom did you consult before coming to me?"
"Only the village druggist," was the answer.
"And what sort of foolish advice did that numbskull give you?" asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman.
"Oh," replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, "he told me to come and see you."
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A patient man is one who can put up with himself.Rate it:
Acknowledgment - If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.Rate it:
Age withers only the outside.Rate it:
An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversationRate it:
An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right questions.Rate it:
Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.Rate it:
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believesRate it:
Behind every successful man there are usually a lot of unsuccessful years.Rate it:
Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.Rate it:
Catch your people doing something right and let them know you appreciate it.Rate it:
Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.Rate it:
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.Rate it:
Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.Rate it:
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.Rate it:
Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admired when it sparkles in the setting of modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive any injury.Rate it:
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.Rate it:
Create the kind of climate in your organization where personal growth is expected, recognized and rewarded.Rate it:
Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.Rate it:
Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.Rate it:
Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about bothRate it:
Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which marks the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to "get by."Rate it:
Enthusiasm is very good lubrication for the mind.Rate it:
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.Rate it:
Excellence is best described as doing the right things right - selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly.Rate it:
Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.Rate it:
Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.Rate it:
Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.Rate it:
Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences.Rate it:
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.Rate it:
Get into the habit of asking yourself if what you are doing can be handled by someone else.Rate it:
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.Rate it:
Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mindRate it:
Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.Rate it:
Hate pollutes the mind.Rate it:
Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.Rate it:
Having supplied them with names, omnipotence, justice, knowledge, Providence, - what are they?Rate it:
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignoranceRate it:
He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.Rate it:
Humor - the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.Rate it:
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean?Rate it:
If a man defrauds you one time, he is a rascal; if he does it twice, you are a fool.Rate it:
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.Rate it:
If people did not prefer reaping to sowing, there would not be a hungry person in the land.Rate it:
If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.Rate it:
If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.Rate it:
If we miraculously became the people we hate, how lovable we would find ourselves.Rate it:
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.Rate it:
If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through.Rate it:
If you had it all to do over, would you fall in love with yourself again?Rate it:
If you look for the positive things in life; you will find them.Rate it:
If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.Rate it:
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.Rate it:
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.Rate it:
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.Rate it:
It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.Rate it:
It is better to live richly than to die rich.Rate it:
It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.Rate it:
It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.Rate it:
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.Rate it:
It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism.Rate it:
It never occurs to some politicians that Lincoln is worth imitating as well as quoting.Rate it:
It would take battalions of angels to protect us from our dreaded dangers, though in a long lifetime few of the dangers come to anything.Rate it:
Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.Rate it:
Life is too short to be taken seriously.Rate it:
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.Rate it:
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.Rate it:
Love is to man an embarrassment, even a word; it is to a woman an excuse for existence, especially the word.Rate it:
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.Rate it:
Luck" is a very good word if you put a P before it.Rate it:
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm - it was gone.Rate it:
Many people seem to think that opportunity means a chance to get money without earning it.Rate it:
Many things are worse than defeat,and compromise with evil is one of them.Rate it:
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trustedRate it:
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from themRate it:
Most people pay too much for the things they get for nothing.Rate it:
Nature abhors a vacuum. When a head lacks brains, nature fills it with conceit.Rate it:
Nine out of ten people who change their minds are wrong the second time too.Rate it:
No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to singRate it:
No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing.Rate it:
No punishment of the unrighteous has ever been too severe in the eyes of the righteous.Rate it:
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.Rate it:
Oh, replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, he told me to come and see you.Rate it:
One look around us ought to show that all our arbitrary measures and bounds have been clamped on us by mankind.Rate it:
One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our need from our greed.Rate it:
One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.Rate it:
One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.Rate it:
One thing you can give and still keep is your word.Rate it:
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.Rate it:
Opinions are the cheapest commodities in the world.Rate it:
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.Rate it:
Our children seem to have wonderful taste, or none - depending, of course, on whether or not they agree with us.Rate it:
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - a sense of humor.Rate it:
Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.Rate it:
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.Rate it:
Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers - not their minds.Rate it:
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.Rate it:
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.Rate it:
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.Rate it:
People who know the least always argue the most.Rate it:
Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time - the cemetery.Rate it:
Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.Rate it:
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.Rate it:
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.Rate it:
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.Rate it:
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. Try to please everybody."Rate it:
Results are what you expect, and consequences are what you get.Rate it:
Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life.Rate it:
So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a geniusRate it:
So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.Rate it:
Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.Rate it:
Some people lose their health getting wealth and then lose their wealth gaining health.Rate it:
Someone has described science as an orderly arrangement of what, at the moment, seems to be facts.Rate it:
Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.Rate it:
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.Rate it:
Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.Rate it:
The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.Rate it:
The best answer to answer to anger is silence.Rate it:
The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.Rate it:
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.Rate it:
The best way to end a war is not to begin it.Rate it:
The biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense.Rate it:
The brain that bubbles with phrases has hard work to collect its thoughts.Rate it:
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.Rate it:
The good Lord gave me a brain that works so fast that in one moment I can worry as much as it would take others a whole year to achieve.Rate it:
The greatest paradox of them all is to speak of "civilized warfare."Rate it:
The guilty catch themselves.Rate it:
The hardest work in the world is that which should have been done yesterday.Rate it:
The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.Rate it:
The man who has strong opinions and always says what he thinks is courageous - and friendless.Rate it:
The more you talk to yourself, the more apt you are to lie.Rate it:
The price is what you pay; the value is what you receive.Rate it:
The secret of success is to do all you can do without thought of success.Rate it:
The shortest answer is the doing the thing.Rate it:
The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.Rate it:
The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion.Rate it:
There are many roads to hate, but envy is the shortest of them all.Rate it:
There is a growing suspicion that what the world needs now is a religion that will cover the other six days of the week.Rate it:
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.Rate it:
Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate.Rate it:
Thinking things has been done through the ages; knowing things remains to be done.Rate it:
Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.Rate it:
To feel "fit as a fiddle" you must tone down your middle.Rate it:
To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived wellRate it:
To save time is to lengthen life.Rate it:
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.Rate it:
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.Rate it:
We are born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.Rate it:
We cannot be too earnest, too persistent, too determined, about living superior to the herd-instinct.Rate it:
What made the deepest impression upon you? inquired a friend one day of Lincoln, when you stood in the presence of the Falls of Niagara, the greatest of natural wonders? ---- The thing that stuck me most forcibly when I saw the Falls, Lincoln responded with the characteristic deliberation, was where in the world did all that water come from?Rate it:
What we are doing at the moment is more that just one thing added to the rest; it is a memoir.Rate it:
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.Rate it:
When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.Rate it:
Where ambition ends happiness begins.Rate it:
Where we go and what we do advertises what we are.Rate it:
Why keep on enacting laws when we already have more than we can break.Rate it:
Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.Rate it:
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.Rate it:
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.Rate it:
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new ideaRate it:
You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing it to me.Rate it:

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