Inspirational Quotations #371

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty saying are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
George D. Prentice

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Shelley

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Barbara De Angelis

Keep strong if possible; in any case, keep cool.
B. H. Liddell Hart

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
Wendell Willkie

If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu

When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.
Sam Ewing

A gentleman is one who is too brave to lie, too generous to cheat, and who takes his share of the world and lets other people have theirs.
Paul G. Hoffman

Common sense is strengthened by joy.
Nachman of Breslov

We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace.
Paul G. Hoffman

Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
Iris Murdoch

If there is anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in the ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
Thomas Reid

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Alan Alda

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.
Witter Bynner

We’ll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes.
Mickey Rivers

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant

Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve things, as revenge. To show that I could.
Roman Polanski

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