I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life energy. I never paid such a price.. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts.
It is not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in day out that makes the difference
The greatest lesson in life is to know that fools are right sometimes
A little learning is a dangerous thing
- I would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
- The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength , not a lack of knowledge, but rather in the lack of will.
- The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen field of endeavour
- Winning is a habit, unfortunately so is loosing
Cease negative mental chattering. If you think is impossible, you will make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.
We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thoughts which we pick up and register, though the stimuli of our daily environment.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve, thoughts are things and powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.
I don’t claim anything of the work. It is his work. I am like a little pencil in his hand. That is all. He does the thinking. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it.
- Nothing in the world makes people so afraid as the influence of independent minded people
- a happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
- The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits
- A person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into the lazy habit of thinking
- Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create
- Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new
- Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
- Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile
That is the true genius of America, faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted or at least most of the time,
We may never be strong enough to be entirely non-violent in thought, word and deed, but we must keep non-violence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.
FRANKLIN D. ROSEVELT
- Men are not prisoners of fate but only prisoners of their own minds.
- The hopes of the republic cannot forever tolerate either underserved poverty or self-serving wealth
- A conservative is a man with perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
- The only thing to fear is fear itself
- The only limit to our realisation of tomorrow will be our doubts of today
- A true conservative is the man who has real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning
- I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humour and a sense of proportion
- In the true sense, freedom cannot be bestowed it must be achieved
- True individual cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
- It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all try something
JOHN F. KENNEDY.
- For in our final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal
- We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda it is a form of truth.
What treaty have the Sioux made with the white man that we have broken not one. What treaty have the white man ever made with us that they have kept not one. When I was a boy the Sioux owned the world, the sun rose and set on their land they sent ten thousand men to battle . Where are the warriors today who slew them, where are our lands who owns them?…. What law have I broken is it wrong for me to love my own. Is it wicked for me because my skin is red, because I am a Sioux because I was born where my father lived because I would die for my people and my country”
- If you make money your god, it will plague you like devil
- a newspaper consist of the same number of words whether there may be news on it or not.
- A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.
- Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason
We will either find a way or make one
- Champions are not made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have last minute stamina they have to be a little faster, 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.
- Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power to win when the match is even.
- Remember that time is money
- By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
- A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things
- after three days men grow weary of a wench, a guest, a and rainy weather
- Us no hurtful deceit think innocently and justly and if you speak accordingly
- People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
- On the road from the City of skepticism, I had to pass through the valley of Ambiguity.
- The influence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions.
- Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment
- Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
- If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore and diverting himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell that ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me
- I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me,
- I seem to have been like a child playing on the sea shore, finding now and then a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.
- Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me
- Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
- Innately, children seem to have little true realistic anxiety. They will run along the brink of water, climb on the window sill, play with sharp objects and with fire, in short, do everything that is bound to damage them and to worry those in charge of them, that is wholly the result of education; for they cannot be allowed to make the instructive experiences themselves.
- Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.
- One day the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful
MAO TSE TUNG
- War can only be abolished by war, and in order to get rid the gun it is necessary to take up the gun
- We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports
- The revolution is not a tea party
- Swollen in the head, weak in the legs, sharp in the tongue but empty in belly.
- Every communist must grasp the truth, political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, our principal is that the communist party commands the gun, and the gun will never be allowed to command the party
- If you have the brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose
- From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere
- If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good
- Be whom you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who mate don’t mind.
- I like nonsense, It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities
- Justice will only exist where those not affected by injustice are filled with the same amount of indignation as those offended.
- Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws
- music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.
- Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something
- The whole life of a man is but a point of time let us enjoy it
- Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little
- An old doting fool with one foot already in the grave.
- To find fault is easy, to do better may be difficult.
- Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
- Freedom is not worth it if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able , can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- hate the sin and love the sinner
- The cause of liberty becomes a mockery if the price to be paid is the wholesale destruction of those who are to enjoy liberty.
- You cannot shake hands with clenched fist
- Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground
- Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habit. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny
- In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path to a clearer light , and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after truth.
- Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony
- The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
- Die, but do not retreat
- Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the soviet union
- A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic
- The people who cast votes decide nothing. The people who count them decide everything
- Death solves all problems, no man no problem
- You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you as you are to them.
- The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails
- The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness
- Training is everything. The peach once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education
- There are times when one would like to end the whole human race, and finish the farce.
- When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat
- Cold if the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d all have frozen to death
- All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence… and the success is sure
- Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
- Somewhere between the Angels and the French lies the rest of humanity
- There is no such thing as queen’s English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares.
- Education, that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.
- It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
- After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning, it is better to live outside the garden with her than to live inside without her
- Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more
- The billiard table is better than the doctor
- Thee ought to be a room in every house to swear in
- by trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean
- There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
- The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination
- For to be free is not merely to cast off ones chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
- The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone
- What in fact I have achieved, however much it may seem Bits and pieces trivialities. But here they won’t tolerate anything else, or anything more. If I wanted to take one step in advance of the current views and opinions of the day, that would put paid to any power I have. Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society we are societies tools, neither more nor less
- A man should not put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth.
- Wisdom begins in wonder
- Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
- Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others
- Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods
- When neither their property nor their honour is touched, the majority of men live content
- Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see few and few can feel. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.
- If an injury is to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
MARTIN LUTHER KING
- Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
- The true compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring
- All my possessions for a moment of time.
- Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Where you start is not as important as where you finish
- Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in u, become all that we can be. If we do our best , we are a success. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have
- Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation
- To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country
- Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected
- It’s our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world
- When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world
- Political language is destine to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind
- For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle(home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring o influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him
- Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely fashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing
- If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
- Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be
- If there is anything that a man can do well I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- In the end it’s not the years in your life that count it’s the life in your years
- My great concern is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with your failure
- Always bear in mind your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other
- That some achieve success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well