What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.
Fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.
Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.
—Charles Caleb Colton
History is the recital of facts represented as true. Fable, on the other hand, is the recital of facts represented as fiction. The history of man’s ideas is nothing more than the chronicle of human error.
The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
—Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.
Beautiful is the intellectual occupation, if combined with some practical work.
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
Punctuality is the politeness of princes.
The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.
—David J. Schwartz