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Habits

  • "When your hobbies get in the way of your work--that's OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves ... well ..." (Steve Martin)

Happiness

  • "He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life away in fruitless efforts." (Samuel Johnson)
  • "If we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time." (Edith Wharton)
  • "If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles - on her own nose all the time." (Josh Billings)
  • "If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it." (Andrew A. Rooney)
  • "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)

Health

  • "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." (Mohandas Gandhi

Hesitation

  • "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832)

Honesty

  • "A person should not promise to give a child something and then not give it, because in that way the child learns to lie." (Babylonian Talmud)
  • "All I got in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break either of 'em for nobody!" (Al Pacino, Scarface)
  • "Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest." (Mark Twain)
  • "An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded." (Pope John Paul II)
  • "Few men have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder." (George Washington)
  • "Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire." (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)
  • "Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man." (Richard Whately)
  • "I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job." (Samuel Goldwyn)
  • "I find it hard living in a day and age where people are unwilling to accept who they really are." (Matthew Lotti)
  • "Learn what is true in order to do what is right." (Thomas Henry Huxley)

Humility

  • "As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense." (Jonathan Swift)

Humor

  • "A day without laughter is a day wasted." (Charlie Chaplin)
  • "As long as you can laugh at yourself you will never cease to be amused." (Anonymous)
  • "Humor is just another defense against the universe." (Mel Brooks)
  • "I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." (Woody Allen)
  • "I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused." (Elvis Costello)
  • "If you know you're going to look back on today and laugh, you might as well start laughing now." (Anonymous)
  • "In the end, everything is a gag." (Charlie Chaplin)
  • "Laughing at ourselves is possible when we are able to see humanity as it is-- a little lower than the angels and at times only slightly higher than the apes." (Tom Mullen)
  • "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." (Victor Borge)
  • "The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed." (Sébastien-Roch

Imagination

  • "Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark." (Anne Dillard)
  • "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." (Albert Einstein)
  • "Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning." (C. S. Lewis)
  • "This world is but a canvas to our imagination." (Henry David Thoreau)

Knowledge

  • "It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing." (Seneca, 4 BC-65 AD)
  • "Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life." (Sandra Carey)
  • "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." (Confucius, 551 BC-479)
  • "The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge." (Daniel Boorstin)

Justice

  • "An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind." (Kahlil Gibran)
  • "It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right." (George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman)
  • "Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both." (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • "Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right." (Isaac Asimov)

Leadership

  • "Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning." (Warren G. Bennis)
  • "Inventories can be managed, but people must be led." (H. Ross Perot)
  • "Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line." (Warren G. Bennis)
  • "Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." (Harold S. Geneen)
  • "Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it." (Marian Anderson)
  • "The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul; that moment created the resilience that leaders need." (Warren G. Bennis)
  • "The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it." (Elaine Agather)
  • "The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office." (Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th US President)
  • "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." (Aesop)
  • "When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it." (Clarence Darrow)

Life

  • "As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins." (Albert Schweitzer)
  • "Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • "Everything in moderation." (Giovanni Simone, advice for living a good life)
  • "Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning." (John Henry Cardinal Newman)
  • "Get busy living, or get busy dying." (Stephen King)
  • "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)
  • "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." (Anne Dillard)
  • "I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next." (Gilda Radner)
  • "If you don't run your own life, somebody else will." (John Atkinson)
  • "If your purpose in life is to entertain the gods, you might as well put on a good show." (Anonymous)

Love

  • "Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly." (Rose Franken)
  • "ARDOR, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge." (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911)
  • "For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom' ... I can't fathom my own heart." (Michael Caine)
  • "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." (Carl Sagan)
  • "Goodness is the only investment that never fails." (Henry David Thoreau)
  • "I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally." (Zelda Fitzgerald)
  • "In this world of extremes, we can only love too little." (Rich Cannarella)
  • "Intense love does not measure, it just gives." (Mother Teresa)
  • "It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens." (Baha'u'llah, 1817-92)
  • "Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Luck

  • "Blame it on a simple twist of fate." (Bob Dylan)
  • "We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others." (François VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld, 1616-80)

Memories

  • "Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us." (Oscar Wilde)
  • "We do not remember days, we remember moments." (Cesare Pavese)

Men

  • "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." (Nancy Reagan)
  • "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." (Erica Jong)
  • "Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included." (Karl Marx)
  • "Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too." (H. Mencken)
  • "Boys frustrate me. I hate all their indirect messages, I hate game playing. Do you like me or don't you? Just tell me so I can get over you." (Kirsten Dunst)
  • "Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example." (François VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld, 1616-80)
  • "How do you women write so well?
  • I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability." (Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets)
  • "Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper." (Larry Flynt)
  • "The only thing worse than a man you can't control is a man you can." (Margo Kaufman)
  • "There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions." (Pen Densham)

Mohandas Gandhi

  • "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood." (Albert Einstein, in regard to Mohandas Gandhi)

Morning

  • "Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious." (William Feather)

Movies

  • There are no matches found for "Movies."

Murder

  • "All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish." (William James)
  • "At the end of the game the king and the pawn go back in the same box." (Italian Proverb)
  • "Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck." (George Sanders)
  • "Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily." (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • "Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you." (Woody Allen)
  • "Death where is thy sting? Love, where is thy glory?" (William Shakespeare)
  • "Do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." (Dylan Thomas)
  • "Friends applaud, the comedy is over." (Ludwig Van Beethoven)
  • "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." (Woody Allen)
  • "I want to die like my grandfather; peacefully in my sleep. Not screaming like his passengers." (Anonymous)

Music

  • "An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger." (Dan Rather)
  • "Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung." (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire, 1694-1778)
  • "I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet. I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer. But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician." (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • "If music be the food of love, play on." (William Shakespeare)
  • "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." (Victor Hugo)
  • "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." (Plato, 427 BC-348)
  • "Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below." (Joseph Addison)
  • "The type that makes me laugh and cry and scream and double over and dance and walk and spit and live and die and give birth and think and stop and go and read and go comatose." (Lori Ann Felker)
  • "What passions cannot music raise or quell?" (John Dryden)

Nature

  • "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." (Anonymous)
  • "There is pleasure in the pathless woods, / there is rapture in the lonely shore, / there is society where none intrudes, / by the deep sea, and music in its roar; / I love not man the less, but nature more." (George Gordon Byron, 1788-1824)

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