Archive for the 'Character Quotes' Category

“What lies behind us…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be who you are and…” Dr. Seuss

“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

“The fireworks begin today…” Edward Koch

“The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.” Edward Koch

“Whatever you are…” Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln

“The person who gets the farthest…” Dale Carnegie

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” Dale Carnegie

“Success is the ability…” Winston Churchill

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“He who asks is a…” Chinese Proverb

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

“Where we have strong emotions…” Carl Sagan

“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” Carl Sagan

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“Sometimes the heart sees what…” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Courage is resistance to fear…” Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than…” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear

“Most human beings have an…” Aldous Huxley

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” Aldous Huxley

“It is our responsibilities, not…” Peter Ustinov

“It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.” Peter Ustinov

“You must learn from the…” Sam Levenson

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” Sam Levenson

“The significance of man is…” Carl Becker

“The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.” Carl Becker

“Honesty is the first chapter…” Thomas Jefferson

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom.” Thomas Jefferson

“Any fool can criticize, condemn…” Dale Carnegie

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

“Men who never get carried…” Malcolm Forbes

“Men who never get carried away should be.” Malcolm Forbes

“The mind of a bigot…” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“God didn’t call us to be…” Mother Teresa

“God didn’t call us to be successful, just faithful.” Mother Teresa

“Always do right…” Mark Twain

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain

“You get the best out….” Harry Firestone

“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” Harry Firestone

“There are no passengers on…” Marshall McLuhan

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We’re all crew.” Marshall McLuhan

“The whole world steps aside…” Anonymous

“The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.” Anonymous

“Men of ill judgement…” Sophocles

“Men of ill judgement often ignore the good that lies within their hands.” Sophocles

“Failure is the only…” Henry Ford

“Failure is the only opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” Henry Ford

“Don’t let life discourage…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to start where he was.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The weak can never…” Mahatma Gandhi

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

“A person’s ability to…” Anonymous

“A person’s ability to forgive is in proportion to the greatness of his soul.” Anonymous

“The smaller the mind…” Aesop

“The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.” Aesop

“What lies behind us…” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Courage is resistance to…” Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

“We become what we…” Wayne Dyer

“We become what we think about all day long. The question is, what do you think about?” Wayne Dyer

“Everything is either an…” Wayne Dyer

“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Wayne Dyer

“Champions aren’t made in…” Muhammad Ali

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” Muhammad Ali

“It’s always too early…” Norman Vincent Peale

“It’s always too early to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Don’t let life discourage…” Lao-Tzu

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to start where he was.” Lao-Tzu

“If they can make…” Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.” Muhammad Ali

“People of mediocre ability…” George Allen

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to.” George Allen

“No material object, however beautiful…” Dalai Lama

“No material object, however beautiful or valuable, can make us feel loved, because our deeper identity and true character is in the subjective nature of the mind.”   – Dalai Lama