You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
—James Agee (American Author, Journalist)
You are remembered for the rules you break.
—Douglas MacArthur (American Military Leader)
Occasionally, a man must rise above principles.
—Warren Buffett (American Investor)
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
—Vince Lombardi (American Sportsperson)
The fool knows after he’s suffered.
—Hesiod (Greek Poet, Economist)
New ideas are one of the most overrated concepts of our time. Most of the important ideas that we live with aren’t new at all.
—Andy Rooney (American Writer, Humorist)
A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but hes not a man of action. It is as if a tennis player before returning a ball stopped to think about his views of the physical and mental advantages of tennis. You must act as you breathe.
—Georges Clemenceau (French Head of State, Physician)
The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
—Florence Nightingale (English Nurse)
Children should be led into the right paths, not by severity, but by persuasion.
—Terence (Ancient Roman Playwright)
All you have shall some day be given; therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.
—Khalil Gibran (Lebanese-born American Philosopher)
Often you just have to rely on your intuition.
—Bill Gates (American Businessperson)
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
—Felix Frankfurter (American Judge)
Conscience serves us especially to judge of the actions of others.
—Jean Antoine Petit-Senn (Swiss Poet)
The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
—Denis Waitley (American Motivational Speaker)
Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.
—Marian Anderson (American Singer)
What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.
—Hugh Blair (Scottish Clergyman, Rhetorician)
Humans seek happiness as an end in itself, not as a means to something else.
—Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
—Francis Marion Crawford (Italian-born American Novelist)
Who will not mercy unto others show, how can he mercy ever hope to have?
—Edmund Spenser (English Poet)