Inspirational Quotations #710

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
Andre Gide

We set up harsh and unkind rules against ourselves. No one is born without faults. That man is best who has fewest.
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
Benjamin Franklin

Earning trust is not easy, nor is it cheap, nor does it happen quickly. Earning trust is hard and demanding work. Trust comes only with genuine effort, never with a lick and a promise.
Max Depree

Study the past, if you would define the future.
Confucius

When you introduce a moral lesson, let it be brief.
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Wisdom is not in words; Wisdom is meaning within words.
Khalil Gibran

The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
Mohandas K. Gandhi

Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.
Elvis Presley

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
John F. Kennedy

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
Swami Sivananda

He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.
David Hume

The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision—whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.
Richard Nixon

A mantra to cure procrastinators: It needn’t be perfect; it needn’t be fun; it just has to get done.
Marty Nemko