Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn’t at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom.
—Cornelia Otis Skinner
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
—George William Curtis
He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me,–in those who do not harbour such thoughts hatred will cease.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
All paths are present, always… and we can but choose among them.
Spirituality is neither the privilege of the poor nor the luxury of the rich. It is the choice of the wise man.
Be tough where you must be, kind where you can be.
Those who think they know everything will learn nothing.
You can never get enough of the things you don’t need, because the things you don’t need can never satisfy.
—Marvin J. Ashton
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
—Hyman G. Rickover
That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one’s mind when occasion demands it.
A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.
Man is the creature of circumstances.
The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
The more specific and measurable your goal, the more quickly you will be able to identify, locate, create, and implement the use of the necessary resources for its achievement.
—Charles J. Givens