Previous quotes of the week

You will never win if you never begin.

Helen Rowland American Writer 1875-1950


I have the simplest tastes, I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wide  Irish Dramatist  1854-1900


Sadness files away on the wings of time.

Jean de la Fontaine  French Port 1621-1695


You have to make it happen.

Denis Diderot  French Editor 1713-1784


It is not the length of life, but depth of life

Ralph Waldo Emerson. American Poet 1803-1882


if you obey all the rules you miss all the fun,

Katherine Hepburn. American Actress 1907-2003


If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

Katherine Hepburn  American Actress 1907-2003


Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.

Frank Zappa  American Musican 1940-1993


Have patience, all things are difficult before thay become easy.

Saadi  Iranian Port  1184-1283


What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.

Vincent Van Gough  Dutch Artist 1853-1890


One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather American Author 1889-1981


The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.

Blake Lively  American Actress 1987-


Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Philip Sidney  English Soldier 1554-1586


O, Wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind ?

Percy Bysshe Shelley  English Port 1792-1822


Learning never exhausts the mind.

Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Artist 1452-1519


No one can figure out your worth but you.

Pearl Bailey  American Actress 1918-1990


The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Bertrand Russell  British Philosopher 1872-1970


What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.

Jawaharlal Nehru  Indian Leader 1889-1964


Our entire life consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

Jean Anouilh  French Playwright 1910-1987


We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.

Vince Lombardi  American Coach 1913-1970


The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.

Publilius Syrus  Roman Writer 85BC - 43BC


If youth knew, if age could.

Sigmund Freud  Autrian Psychologist 1856-1939


I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.

Henry Moore  English Sculptor 1898-1986


The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Paul Valery French Port 1871-1945


Nothing is impossible, the word itself say's I'm Possible!

Audrey Hepburn Belgian Actress 1929-1993


You exist only in what you do.

Federico Fellini Italian Director 1920-1993


Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.

Charles Lindbergh American Aviator 1902 - 1974


Anything simple always interests me.

David Hockney. English Artist 1937 -


Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.

Charles Lamb English Critic 1775-1834


I love everthing old - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine

Oliver Goldsmith Irish Poet 1730-1774


I think in terms of the days reslutions, not the year's.

Henry Moore. english Sculptor 1898-1986


In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis Greek Writer 1883-1957


If you can't convince them, confuse them

Harry S Truman American President 1884-1976


A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

William Hazlitt English Critc 1778-1830


This is the precept by which I have lived. Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.

Hannah Arendt  German Historian 1906-1975


Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us somrthing.

Morihel Ueshiba Japanese Athlete 1883-1969


Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilarartion of victory.

George S. Patton American Soilder 1885-1945


It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot British Author 1819-1880


Noting will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou American Port 1928-2014


Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as it close.

John Ruskin. English Writer 1819-1900


And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

Rainer Maria Rike. German Poet 1875-1926


The man who has done his level best.. is a success even though the world may write him down a failure.

B.C.Forbes Socttish Joutnalist 1880-1954


A man should look for what is and not what he thinks should be

Albert Einstein. Germany Physicist 1879-1955


The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch. Greek Philosopher 46-120


If we did all the things we are capable of, we would lierally astound ourselves.

Thomas A Edison American Inventor 1842-1931


Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.

Saadi Iranian Poet 1184-1283


If you rest, you rust.

Helen Haye. American Actress 1900-1993


The art of simplicity ia a puzzle of complexity.

Douglas Horton American Clergyman 1891-1968


A thing well done is worth doing.

Hugh Leonard Irish Dramatise 1926-2009


If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle American Comedian 1908-2002


Don't find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford American Businessman 1863-1947


When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. Edward G Bulwer-Lytton English Politician 1803-1873


All men who achieved great things have been dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden. American Writer (1850-1924)


It is a mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle Greek Philiosopher 384-322 BC


Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke Irish Statesman 1729-1797


Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Mother Teresa Albanian (1910-1997)


Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. Soren Kierkegaard Danish Philosopher 1813-1855


Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

Blaise Pascel French Philosopher (1623-1662)


There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo - French Author (1802-1885)


A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell American Statesman (1937-)


It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) 1819-1880


I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean American Actor (1928-)


We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell American Author (1904-1987)


The less you talk, the more you're listened to.

Pauline Phillips American Jornalist (1918-2013)


In youth we learn; in age we understand.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian Novelist (1830-1916)


Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.

John Wayne American Actor (1907-1979)


The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. Joseph Priestley English Scientist (1733-1804)


The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

Charles Kettering American Inventor (1876-1958)


Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller American Author 1880-1968


When all else is lost, the future still remains.

Christian Nestell Bovee American Author (1820-1904)


How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Datchel Paige American Athlete (1906-1982)


Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

Blaise Pascal French Philosopher (1623-1662)


Our attitiude towards others determines their attitude towrads us.

Earl Nightingale American Enetrtainer (1921-1989)


The right man is the one who seizes the moment.

Johann Wolgang von Goethe. German Poet 1749-1832


All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then dosen't hurt.

Charles M. schulz American Cartoonist 1922-2000


Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind.

Nathaniel Hawthorne American Novelist 1804-1864


I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.

Samuel Goldwyn Ameriacn Producer 1882-1974


The fall of dropping water wears away the stone.

Lucretius Roman Poet 94BC-55BC


Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. Charles Lindbergh American Aviator 1902-1974


Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw Irish Dramatist 1856-1950


He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

Thomas Caryle Scottish Philosopher 1795-1881


Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

Allen Saunders American Writer (1899-1986)


Gray skies are just clouds passing over.

Duke Ellington American Musician (1899-1974


The more we do, the more we can do.

William Hazlitt English Critic (1778-1830)


Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Arthur Schopenhauer German Philosopher (1788-1860)


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou American Poet (1928-)


To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.

Steve Prefontaine American Athlete (1951-1975)


After all is said and done, more is said than done.

Aesop Greek Author (620-560BC)


The things that we love tell us what we are. 

Thomas Aquinas Italian Theologian (1225-1274)


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton American Author (1862-1937) 


Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

Gordon B. Hickley American Clergyman (1910-2008)


Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean (1931-1955)


Keep you face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Helen Keller - American Author (1880 - 1968)


Please all, and you will please none. 

Aesop - Greek Author (620-560BC)


If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.

Thomas J. Watson - American Scientist (1874-1956)


Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Twyla Tharp - American Daner (1941-)


Nothing happens unless first we dream. 

Carl Sandburg - American Poet (1878-1967)


Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama (1935-)


Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.  Swami Sivananda - Indian Philosopher (1887 - 1963)


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau - American Author 1817-1862


If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill 1874-1965


To err is human, to forgive divine.

Alexander Pope - English Poet 1688-1744


Smile, it's free therapy

Douglas Horton - American Clergyman 1891-1968


Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes - Greek Stateman 382-322BC


They alway say time changes things, but you actually have to change them.

Andy Warhol - American Artist (1928-1987)


Nothing can be done except little by little.

Charles Baudelaire - French Poet (1821-1867)


Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery - Canadian Educator (1874-1942)


Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.

Ernest Shackleton - Irish Explorer (1874-1922)


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)


Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

Edward Gibbon English Historian (1737-1794)


I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Widle (1854-1900)


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Confucius Chinese Philosopher (551BC-479BC)


A friend to all is a friend to none.

Aristotle Greek Philosopher (384BC - 322BC)


Aim for the moon, if you miss you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone American Businessman (1902-2002)


If there is no struggle, these is no progress.

Frederick Douglass American Author (1817-1895)


The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker - American Businessman (1909-2005)


No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. 

Hal Borland American Author (1900-1978)


The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson - English Author (1709-1784)


Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)


Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Bernard M Baruch (1870-1965)


First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus  Greek Philosopher (55-135)


If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain 1835-1910


Most human beings are quite likeable if you do not see too much of them.

Robert Wilson Lynd. Irish Writer 1879-1949


I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.

David Herbert Lawrence. English Writer 1885- 1930


While we are postponing, life speeds by.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Roman Statesman 5BC - 65AD


If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh American Writer 1906-2001


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. 

C.S. Lewis - British Author 1898-1963


I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years.

Henry Moore. English Sculptor (1898-1986)


You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)


The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Bertrand Russell. British Philosopher (1872-1970)


Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.

Babe Ruth American Athlete (1895-1948)


Very few of us are what we seem.

Agatha Christie - English Writer (1890-1976)


Believe you can and you're halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt. American President (1858-1919)


Common sense is not so common

Voltaire - French Writer (1694-1778)


Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller American Clergyman 1926


Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Confucius 551-479BC Chinese Philosopher


In youth we learn; in age we understand.

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach - Austrian Novelist (1830-1916)


The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American Poet (1803-1882)


Art does not reproduce what we see; rather it makes us see.

Paul Klee - Swiss Artist (1879-1940)


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama - Tibetan Leader (1935-)


By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be the boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost American Poet (1874-1963)


All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney (1901-1966)


Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle - Greek Philosopher 384BC - 322BC


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi. (1869-1948)


You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A Edison (1847-1931)


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.

William Feather. American Author (1889-1981)


Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. Gore Vidal. American Novelist (1925-2012)


I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.

Ingrid Bergman. Actress (1915-1982)


If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

Dalai Lama. Tibetan Leader (1935-)


A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn Actress 1929-1993


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) US Diplomat Reformer (From This is My Story)


Of all the heavenly gifts that mortal men commend, what trusty treasure in the world can countervail a friend?

Nicholas Grimald 1519-62 English Poet "Of Friendship" (1557)


Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire - French Author (1694 - 1778)


Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

A.C.Benson British Author (1862-1925)


Be Yourself; everyone else is already taken

Oscar Wilde                        


Pennies don't come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.

Margaret Thatcher


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.



I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) Act 1


I honestly think is better to be a failure at something you love than be a success at something you hate.

George Burns (1896-1996) US Comedian


If someone betrays you once, it's their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) US Diplomat and reformer


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) American Novelist


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)


If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

Quentin Crisp (Denis Charles Pratt) (1908-1999)


A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt - US Diplomat & Reformer (1884 - 1962)


He who hesitates is a damned fool

Mae West (1892 - 1980)


A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

Mark Twain


It's a discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Noel Coward (1899 - 1973) English dramatist, actor and composer.


Everything you can imagine is real

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)


No time like the present -
Mrs Manley (1663-1724) English novelist and dramatist. The Lost Lover (1696) Act 4 Sc.1


Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.
Jerome K Jerome (1859-1927) English writer and humorist

From The idle thoughts of a idle fellow 1889


Always laugh when you can. It is a cheap medicine.
Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)


You only live once, but if you do it right, one is enough.
Mae West (1893-1980) US Movie Actress


Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Confucius - Chinese philosopher


It is funny about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the very best, you very often get it.

William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English Playwright and Novelist


Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.

Adolphe Monod (1802 - 1856) French Protestant Churchman

Quote of the week

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action. Honore de Balzac French Novelist 1799-1850

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