The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.
Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world.
—Lawrence G. Lovasik
The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die.
Everyone can recognize history when it happens. Everyone can recognize history after is has happened; but only the wise man knows at the moment what is vital and permanent, what is lasting and memorable.
Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make not only for our own happiness but that of the world at large.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
There is often more spiritual force in a proverb than in whole philosophical systems.
Every job looks easy when you’re not the one doing it.
Those who are brutally honest are seldom so with themselves.
The person who offends writes as if it was written on sand, and the person who is offended reads it as if it were written on marble.
Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.
—John C. Maxwell
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
—W. Somerset Maugham
Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi
The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.