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Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King Jr.
The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking. – Albert Einstein
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. – Thomas Szasz
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. – Gordon R. Dickson
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. – Ellen Parr
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. – Edith Sitwell
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. – Cyril Connolly
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously. – Charles F. Kettering
I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. – Blaise Pascal
I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer. – Aryeh Frimer
The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. – André Gide
I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses. – Victor Hugo
There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets? – Dick Cavett
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. – Cullen Hightower
If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us. – Anon
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. – Lily Tomlin
Just 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
The most important thing about goals is having one. – Geoffrey F. Abert
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty. – Norm Crosby
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. – John Wilmot
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail. — Abraham Maslow
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. — Gandhi
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint
When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean. — Lin-Chi
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. — Wayne Gretzky
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. – Oscar Wilde
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. – Erica Jong
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. – Dame Edna Everage
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle
I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. – Woody Allen
It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it. – Clarence Darrow
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. – Richard Lewis
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. – Kurt Vonnegut
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. – Oscar Levant
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle
The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. – Basho
You can do anything, but not everything. — David Allen
My life is my message. – Mahatma Gandhi
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not. – Virgil Garnett Thomson
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. — Ambrose Redmoon
Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching.
Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it. – Cale Yarborough
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. – Baltasar Gracian
We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. – Robert Wilensky
If you realize that have enough, you are truly rich. – Lao Tzu
We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong. – Bill Vaughan
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. – Christopher Hampton
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. – Ellen Goodman
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lily Tomlin
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. — A. A. Milne
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – Lao-Tze
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. – John Ruskin
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller’s parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists. – Jean Rostand
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? – Scott Adams
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. – Cyril Connolly
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. – H. L. Mencken
Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence. – Napoleon