How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver
Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
- George Allen
Most people come equipped by nature with all of the pieces of a puzzle necessary to enjoy life with excellent health but by the time they get their career and family underway, many people have not only managed to scramble the puzzle ? they?ve actually lost some of the key pieces.
- Diane McLaren
Remember, you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- Christopher Robin
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
- Thomas S. Szasz
I say you ought to write out 10 outrageous goals that are bigger than you because your life isn't meaningful or important unless you're on purpose about something way bigger than you are.
- Mark Victor Hansen
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
- Ralph Marston
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
- John Ruskin
I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Fredrick Koeing
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Allan K. Chalmers
The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints.
- Samuel Hendel
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn
It's never too late?in fiction or in life?to revise.
- Nancy Thayer
Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
- Blaise Pascal
Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.
- Sophia Loren
Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.
- Author Unknown