We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
The man who is prepared has his battle half fought.
—Miguel de Cervantes
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings—always darker, emptier and simpler.
You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
If thy associates be insane, be thou sensible.
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with.
Every failure, obstacle or hardship is an opportunity in disguise. Success in many cases is failure turned inside out. The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace ‘if I can, I hope, maybe’ with ‘I can, I will, I must.’
—Mary Kay Ash
What can’t be cured, must be endured.
History never looks like history when you are living through it.
—John W. Gardner
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
Chance usually favors the prudent man.
Lend only that which you can afford to lose.