Inspirational Quotations #525

A mother who is really a mother is never free.
Honore de Balzac

Adversity is like the period of the rain … cold, comfortless, unfriendly to man and to animal; yet from that season have their birth the flower, the fruit, the date, the rose and the pomegranate.
Walter Scott

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Laozi

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Search and you will find that at the base and birth of every great business organization was an enthusiast, a man consumed with earnestness of purpose, with confidence in his powers, with faith in the worthwhileness of his endeavors.
B. C. Forbes

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.
Cullen Hightower

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable … we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar.
John Henry Newman

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
Walter Scott

I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition.
Katharine Hepburn

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
John Marshall

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