Favorite Quotations

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
Everett Dirksen
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandella
If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.
Irwin Corey
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
Henry Ford
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Art Linkletter
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Albert Einstein
A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.
Art Buchwald
The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Carl Sagan
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. . .or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. . .
Albert Einstein
Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.
J. Paul Getty
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
Henry Ford
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Art Linkletter
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Aristotle
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Albert Einstein
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing.
Quincy Jones
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Henry Ford
Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
Sharon Salzberg
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing changes more constantly than the past, for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what happened, but of what men believe happened.
Gerald W. Johnston
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
Frank Scully
I fail every single day of my life - that's what makes me great!
Michael Jordan
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
I keep marketing for the same reason a pilot keeps his engines running once he gets off the ground.
William Wrigley, Jr.
Long-range planning works best in the short term.
Doug Evelyn
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
Albert Einstein
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.
Henry Ford
All generalizations are false, including this one.
Mark Twain
Most people don't know what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.
George Carlin
The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.
Henry Ford
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
Bill Cosby
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain
We have some great ideas, but most of 'em come too late to do us any good.
Will Rogers
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James
From what we get we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Arthur Ashe
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Twain
We are looking for a lot of people who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.
Henry Ford
Most of my ideas belonged to other people who didn’t bother to develop them
Thomas Jefferson
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Michael Altshuler
Nearly everyone can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a person’s character, give them power.
Abraham Lincoln
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein
Without promotion something terrible happens. . . Nothing!
P.T. Barnum
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Dr. Seuss
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless.
Darryl F. Zanuck
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Dr. Seuss
A man will work for a paycheck, but risk his life for a medal.
Napoleon
Always do right; this will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Linus Pauling
Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience.
Steve Burnett
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
Albert Einstein
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
Mark Twain
Life is an echo — what you send out comes back.
Chinese Proverb
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Hubbard
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Dr. Seuss
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell
It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit.
Robert Yates
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Writing is easy, all you have to do is cross out the wrong words.
Mark Twain
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.
Marcel Proust
Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.
Scarecrow, in the Wizard of Oz
If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
Asian Proverb
There are two rules for success. 1) Never tell everything you know.
Roger H. Lincoln
It takes one a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mahatma Gandhi
Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
Freeman Teague, Jr.
Great Minds discuss Ideas; Average Minds discuss Events; Small Minds discuss People.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.
Winston Churchill
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to 50 words used in correct context – no human has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
Carl Sagan
When in doubt, do the obvious.
Franklin Watts
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
Sam Levenson
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
Althea Gibson
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra
Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin
Snowflakes are a fragile thing individually, but look at what they can do when they stick together.
Fernando Bonaventura
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow
What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?
Doctor Who
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
Sydney J. Harris
Never doubt that a small group of thoughfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
Winston Churchill
If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Albert Einstein
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein
If you don't think too good, don't think too much.
Ted Williams
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
Dale Carnegie
Truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.
Mark Twain
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain (and most fools do).
Dale Carnegie
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Mark Twain
The best vision is insight.
Malcom Forbes
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Albert Einstein
The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops, until you stand up to speak in public.
George Jessel
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde
I'd hate to see you make the wrong mistake.
Yogi Berra
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
John Wooden
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
Meryl Streep
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
Marvin Phillips
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln
We are free to choose our actions, but we are not free to choose the consequences of these actions.
Steven R. Covey
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
Peter Drucker
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
Winston Churchill
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison
The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.
Walt Disney
Be kind to others whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd.
Bertrand Russell
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.
Yogi Bera
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Mark Twain
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.
H. Jackson Browne
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Edison
Start where you are. Use what you can. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe
The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Jefferson
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
Yogi Berra
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.
Louise Smith
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Mark Twain
The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Thomas Jefferson
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
William James
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Jonas Salk
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Henry Ford
Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.
Babe Ruth
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison
To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.
Leonard Bernstein
To find joy in work is to find the fountain of youth.
Pearl S. Buck