Quotes: Miscellaneous


I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.  Michael J. Fox

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.  Bill Cosby

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.  Mark Twain

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes.  Carl Jung

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.  David Frost

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore.  Dale Carnegie

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.  Beverly Sills

The true profession of man is finding his way to himself.  Herman Hesse

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.  Anthony Robbins

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.  Jim Rohn

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.  Debi Thomas

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.  Christopher Reeve

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.  Rene Descartes

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.  Tupac Shakur

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  Walt Disney

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?  Robert Kennedy

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.  Greenville Kleisser

What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.  Dr. Patrick Gentempo

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.  Anais Nin

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.  Albert Camus

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.  Brendan Gill

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?  Alfred Lord Tennyson

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.  Albert Einstein

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. Marcus Aurelius

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.  Henry David Thoreau

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.  Harvey Fierstein

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.  Elbert Hubbard

True will power and courage are not on the battlefield, but in every day conquests over our inertia, laziness, boredom.  Dwight Moody

What a doctor or healer tells you is a reflection of the beliefs and expectations you hold. Change your beliefs and you change the prognosis. Who is the doctor? The mind of the patient.  Alan Cohen

See the world as if for the first time; see it through the eyes of a child, and you will suddenly find that you are free.  Deepak Chopra

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.  Barbara Jordan

Be so good they can’t ignore you.  Steve Martin

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.  Jackson Brown

The only place where dreams are impossible is in your own mind.  Emalie

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.  Walt Disney

If you decide you are going to feel wonderful, strong, excited – then you have the power to move mountains!  Ben Feldman

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.  Albert Einstein

The longer I live, the surer I become that the truest real difference between the success and the failure, between the strong and the weak, between the rich and the poor, between the great and the average, is just plain will power, invincible determination, a purpose once set and then death or victory.  Sir Thomas Buxton

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.  James F. Byrnes
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