On the Subject of Quotes and Proverbs:
  • When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly. - Michel de Montaigne
  • One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. -  Amos Bronson Alcott
  • The maxims of men disclose their hearts. - French Proverb
  • To select well among old things, is almost equal to inventing new ones. - Nicholas Charles Trublet
  • I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own. - Michel de Montaigne
  • Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind. - William R. Alger
  • What gems of painting or statuary are in the world of art, or what flowers are in the world of nature, are gems of thought to the cultivated and the thinking. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Stealing someone else's words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating your own. - Peter Anderson
  • A short saying oft contains much wisdom. - Sophocles
  • It often happens that the quotations constitute the most valuable part of a book. - Vicesimus Knox
  • A collection of rare thoughts is nothing less than a cabinet of intellectual gems. -  William B. Sprague
  • It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Good sayings are like pearls strung together. - Chinese Proverb
  • A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb
  • Proverbs are the cream of a nation's thought. - Unknown
  • There is not less wit, not less invention, in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that book. - Pierre Boyle
  • A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Good maxims are the germs of all excellence; when firmly fixed on the memory, they nourish the will. - Joseph Joubert
  • It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what glorious height we have at last reached. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Time is of of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh today as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles
  • Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom. - Joseph Joubert
  • The proverb answers where the sermon fails. - W. G. Simms
  • Human success is a quotation from overhead. - Charles H. Parkhurst
  • A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only one single mind which has been educated during all this time. - Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle
  • Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations. - Sir J. Mackintosh
  • Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind, than in the one where they sprung up. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Always have a book at hand, in the parlor, on the table, for the family; a book of condensed thought and striking anecdote, of sound maxims and truthful apothegms. It will impress on your own mind a thousand valuable suggestions, and teach your children a thousand lessons of truth and duty. Such a book is a casket of jewels for your housebold. - Tryon Edwards

1.) Leadership
  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Harold R. McAlindon
  • What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him. - General Douglas MacArthur
  • Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. - Lao Tzu
  • Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world. - Noah Porter
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams
  • He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. - Aristotle
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - George Patton 
  • The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved. - Cornelius Nepos
  • No man can stand on top because he is put there. - H. H. Vreeland
  • A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. - Ovid 
  • What you cannot enforce/Do not command. - Sophocles
  • To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. (Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.) - Latin Proverb

2.) Motivational
  • Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. - George S. Patton
  • If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. - St. Clement of Alexandra
  • The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
  •  If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe. - Latin Proverb
  • Men's best successes come after their disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher
  • You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. - Author Unknown
  • The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost
  • Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. - William B. Sprague
  • Fortune favors the brave. - Publius Terence
  • He who hesitates is lost. - Proverb
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein
  • Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

3.) Inspirational
  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau
  • If you would create something, you must be something. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can. - Thomas Carlyle
  • The power of imagination makes us infinite. - John Muir
  • First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. - Epictetus

4.) Success
  • Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides
  • They can because they think they can. - Virgil
  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier
  • Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats. - A. Branson Alcott
  • The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. - Aristotle Onassis
  • The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance. - Owen Feltham
  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in wil- Vince Lombardi
  • I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is try to please everybody. - Herbert Bayard Swope
  • Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time. - Josh Billings
  • The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. - Earl of Beaconsfield
  • Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar
  • Impatience never commanded success. - Edwin H. Chapin
  • And one quote just for fun - If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it. - W.C. Fields

5.) Life
  • Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin
  • Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. - Jawaharal Nehru
  • Our life's a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently. - Palladas
  • Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. - Hypocrites
  • Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. - La Bruyere
  • We make our fortunes, and we call them fate. - Earl of Beaconsfield
  • The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. - Elbert Hubbard
  • The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. - Plutarch
  • One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. - William Feather
  • Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. - Rainer Maria Rilke
  • As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more. - Jules Renard
6.) Imagination
  • The imagination exercises a powerful influence over every act of sense, thought, reason - over every idea. Latin Proverb
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein
  • He who has imagination without learning, has wings and no feet. - Joseph Joubert
  • Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein
  • Believe that you have it, and you have it. - Latin Proverb
  • Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger, and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be so much more the grateful. - Horace

7.) Follow Your Dreams
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. - Pamela Vaull Starr
  • So oftentimes it happens that we live our lives in chains. And we never even know we have the key. - Lyrics from Already Gone, peformed by the Eagles for their 1974 On the Border album
  • I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. - Patrick Henry
  • Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. - Lanston Hughes
  • Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. - Marcia Wieder
  • Hope is the dream of the waking man. - French Proverb

8.) Character
  • Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word. - Lord Chesterfield
  • Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. - Thomas Paine
  • It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them. - J. Petit Senn
  • Reputation is for time; character is for eternity. - J. B. Gough
  • Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone. - Cyrus A. Bartol
  • Character is, for the most part, simply habit become fixed. - C. H. Parkhurst
  • Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater

9.) Goals & Building Goals
  • The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success. - Henry Ward Beecher
  • A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Francis Bacon
  • Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. - Vince Lombardi
  • Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. -Dennis Waitley (as quoted in Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog)
  • Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. - Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog
  • The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose. - Michel de Montaigne
  • Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for? - Robert Browning
  • Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right. - Aldous Huxley
  • If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. - Yogi Berra
  • The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize. - Richard Monckton Milnes
  • It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it. - Burmese Saying
  • Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. - David Ogilvy
  • There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second. - Logan Pearsall Smith

10.) Words Of Wisdom
  • Years teach us more than books. - Berthold Auerbach
  • A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. - Latin Proverb
  • By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. - Menander
  • The more a man knows, the more he forgives. - Catherine the Great
  • The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. - Confucius

11.) Happiness
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
  • Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. - Democritus
  • Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley
  • Men spend their lives in anticipations,— in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other— it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, the future has not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age. -Charles Caleb Colton
  • Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. - Benjamin Franklin
  • There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. - Epictetus
  • You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution. - Robert F. Kennedy
  • Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin Disraeli
  • There is more to life than increasing its speed. - Mahatma Ghandi
  • Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come — as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours. - Thomas Fuller

12.) Personal Growth
  • The only journey is the journey within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
  • If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. - Lord Chesterfield
  • If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away? - Lord Chesterfield
  • He that will not reflect is a ruined man. - Asian Proverb
  • Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. - Doug Firebaugh
  • Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle
  • We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life. - James Freeman Clarke
  • Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. - Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin
  • If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison
  • Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. - Swedish Proverb

13.) Dealing With People
  • You must look into other people as well as at them. - Lord Chesterfield
  • The secret of many a man's success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them. - J. G. Holland
  • Hear the meaning within the word. - William Shakespeare
  • Kind words are the music of the world. - F. W. Faber
  • We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates. - Denis Diderot
  • Arguing with a fool proves there are two. - Doris M. Smith
  • Look to be treated by others as you have treated others. - Publius Syrus
  • Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. - Jean Paul Richter
  • The more you say, the less people remember. - François Fénelon
  • If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it. - Epictetus

14.) Fear Of Failure
  • It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt
  • I failed my way to success. - Thomas Edison
  • We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. - Samuel Smiles
  • Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. - George Herman "Babe" Ruth
  • The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard
  • Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. - James A. Froude
  • Failure teaches success. - Japanese Saying

15.) Quotes To Overcome Worry & Anxiety
  • Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?" Richard Carlson, writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin
  • Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be much the more grateful. - Horace
  • Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. - William Shakespeare
  • I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein

16.) Self Improvement
  • Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. - Socrates
  • People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. - Oliver Goldsmith 
  • Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades. - Mme. Du Deffand
  • Many only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. - Will Rogers
  • Never neglect an opportunity for improvement. - Sir William Jones

17.) Overcoming Adversity
  • In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. - John Churton Collins
  • Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. - Ralph Blum
  • Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life. - French Proverb
  • All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Misfortunes often sharpen the genius. - Ovid
  • Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving
  • Obstacles are great incentives. - Jules Michelet
  • Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser

18.) Achieving Your Goals
  • What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better. - Proverb
  • No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it. - Jean de La Bruyère 
  • Dreams seldom materialize on their own. - Dian Fossey
  • Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. - Napoleon Hill
  • People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work. - Alexander Hamilton
  • Success is sweet, the sweeter if long delayed and attained through maulfold struggles and defeats. - A. Bronson Alcott

19.) Motivating
  • Heaven ne'er helps the man who will not help himself. - Sophocles
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu
  • Industry is the parent of success. - Spanish Proverb
  • Thought is the seed of action. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. - Persian Proverb
  • Lots of things that couldn't be done have been done. - Charles Auston Bates
20.) Sports
  • If you aren't going all the way, why go at all? - Joe Namath
  • Victory belongs to the most persevering. - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • There are no gains without pains. - Adlai Stevenson
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. - William Edward Hickson
  • They can because they think they can. - Virgil
  • Never say die. - Proverb
  • Most ball games are lost, not won. - Casey Stengel
  • It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports.
  • What's tough is being good every day. - Willie Mays
  • You are never a loser until you quit trying. - Mike Ditka
  • If you can't accept losing, you can't win. - Vince Lombardi

21.) Teamwork
  • Divide the fire and you will soon put it out. - Greek Proverb
  • All for one and one for all. Motto from the Three Musketeeers, by Alexandre Dumas
  • When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. - Ethiopian Proverb
  • No man is an island. - John Donne
  • United we stand, divided we fall. - Aesop
  • A willing helper does not wait until he is asked. - Danish Proverb
  • It is good to rub and polish our brains against that of others. - Michel de Montaigne
  • If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton

22.) Time Management
  • Make use of time, let not advantage slip. - William Shakespeare
  • You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. - Charles Bruxton
  • I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves. Earl of Chesterfield
  • A man who dares waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. - Charles Darwin
  • Time and tide wait for no man. - Geoffrey Chaucer
  • He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived but lost. - Thomas Fuller
  • You may as well borrow a person's money as his time. - Horace Mann
  • Those that make the best use of their time have none to spare. - Thomas Fuller
  • To comprehend a man's life, it is necessary to know not merely what he does but also what he purposely leaves undone. There is a limit to the work that can be got out of a human body or a human brain, and he is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted; and he is till wiser who, from among the things that he can do well, chooses and resolutely follows the best. - John Hall Gladstone
  • Time is money. - Benjamin Franklin
  • The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish, for he learns to economize his time. - Sir Matthew Hale
  • He who know most grieves most for wasted time. - Dante

23.) Thoughtful Thoughts
  • We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view. - Mao Tse-Tung
  • Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. - Walter Lipman
  • Men give me some credit for genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I make is what the people call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought. - Alexander Hamilton
  • The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think. - James Beattie
  • The less men think, the more they talk. - Baron Montesquieu
  • The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. - Marcus Aurelius
  • Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. - Plato
  • Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probably reason why so few people engage in it. - Henry Ford
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale

24.) Management
  • The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth. - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi
  • Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The measure of a man is what he does with power. - Greek Proverb
  • If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. - Thomas Fuller
  • Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean cannot be had. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

25.) Perseverance
  • Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Oliver Goldsmith
  • The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. - Thomas Carlyle 
  • Perseverance is king. - Josh Billings
  • Press on! A better fate awaits thee. - Victor Hugo
  • The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Chinese Proverb
  • The important thing in life is to have great aim and to possess the aptitude and the perseverance to attain it. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance. - C. W. Wendte
  • I hold a doctrine, to which I owe not much, indeed, but all the little I ever had, namely, that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. - Sir T. F. Buxton
  • Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. - Louis Pasteur
  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. - Confucius

26.) Communication
  • Be silent, or say something better than silence. - Pythagoras
  • Proper words in proper places make the true definition of a style. - Jonathan Swift
  • It is as easy to draw back a stone, thrown with force from the hand, as to recall a word once spoken. - Menander
  • Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together. - Roger L'Estrange
  • We never listen when we are eager to speak. - François de La Rochefoucauld
  • My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts, never to heaven go. - William Shakespeare, Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 3
  • Kind words are the music of the world. - F. W. Faber
  • Deliver your words not by number but by weight. - Proverb
  • The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet. - Seneca the Younger
  • Silence is often advantageous. - Menander
  • The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it. - Sir Francis Bacon
  • The first ingredient in conversation is truth: the next good sense; the third, good humor; and the fourth wit. - Sir William Temple

27.) Experience
  • Experience is by industry achieved, And perfected by the swift course of time. - William Shakespeare
  • The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition. - William Wordsworth
  • It is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes of others. - Publius Syrius
  • All truly wise thoughts have been thought already, thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take firm root in our personal experience. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • He knows the water best who has waded through it. - Danish Proverb
  • If you would know the road ahead, ask someone who has traveled it. - Chinese Proverb
  • The years teach much which the days never know. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Pick up a grain a day and add to your heap. You will soon learn, by happy experience, the power of littles as applied to intellectual processes and gains. - John S. Hart
  • A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. - Oliver Wendall Holmes
  • Experience is not what happens to a man: it is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley
  • Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. We cannot learn men from books. - Benjamin Disraeli

28.) Destiny
  • You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV 4.5
  • Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses. Democritus
  • It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. - Winston Churchill
  • Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you. - Marcus Aurelius
  • If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up some place else. - Yogi Berra
  • Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts correspond with our desires. - Orison Swett Marde
  • A man's happiness or unhappiness depends as much on his temperament as on his destiny. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, It is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

29.) Positive Quotes To Live By
  • The fact is that in order to do any thing in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. - Sydney Smith
  • There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won'ts and the can'ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything. - Eclectic Magazine
  • Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time. - H. W. Shaw
  • The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Heaven never helps the man who will not act. - Sophocles
  • It is not enough to aim, you must hit. - Italian Proverb
  • There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley
Handle every Stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away.
Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” That’s something to consider when approaching fundraising.
Helen Keller on giving: "Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."
We have created this quote section for the website because we all have very busy lives and sometimes it is hard to take a step back and think about the actions we take in our everyday lives. We've provided these short quotes to inspire anyon from all ages and walks of life that visits this site . We have gone through thousands of quotes to pick out those we feel will most impact you, your organization and anyone who decides to visit our site. 

As we work with kids in a lot of our fundraisers, many of the quotes below were chosen to encourage kids in sports or school, or other aspects of their lives. Besides athletes and students, we hope some of these quotes inspire you and the decisions you make your life every day. Use them as you feel necessary and please let us know if you have any good quotes you think we should add to the site and share with others. 

We'd love to hear stories about how these quotes have positively affected your organization, even your life and what the quote means to you. Also, we would love for you to share your favorite quotes with us so we can post them on here, share them with others and affect their lives in positive ways!

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