We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
—Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
You can always tell a real friend; when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.
—Laurence J. Peter
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
—Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
—John W. Gardner
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi
A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.
Time is the wisest of all counselors.
Probably no man ever had a friend he did not dislike a little; we are all so constituted by nature that no one can possibly entirely approve of us.
—E. W. Howe
The critical opinions of a writer should always be taken with a large grain of salt. For the most part, they are manifestations of his debate with himself as to what he should do next and what he should avoid.
—W. H. Auden
A man has generally the good or ill qualities which he attributes to mankind.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: “What is my truest intention?” Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.