The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
—B. B. King (American Blues Musician)
A valiant mind no deadly danger fears.
—Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (English Poet, Courtier)
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
—Bruce Fairchild Barton (American Advertising Executive)
You can’t pick cherries with your back to the tree.
—J. P. Morgan (American Financier, Philanthropist)
If you threw a stone into a gutter, it would only spurt filth in your face.
—R. K. Narayan (Indian Novelist, Short-story Writer)
The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan. Stick to the good plan.
—John C. Bogle (American Mutual Fund Pioneer)
Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning, you must be ready to die without sadness and regret, without any residue of clinging for what is left behind. Remaining in the recognition of the absolute view, you should leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky.
—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (Tibetan Buddhist Religious Leader)
Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.
—Robert H. Schuller (American Televangelist, Author)
Good wood is better than good paint.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
—Morarji Desai (Indian Political Leader )
Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts. You have to remember this when you find yourself at the beginning.
—Sandra Bullock (American Film Actress)
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .
—Dale Carnegie (American Self-Help Author)
It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it.
—Wally Amos (American Entrepreneur)
We become more religious in proportion to our readiness to doubt and not our willingness to believe.
—Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Indian Philosopher, Political Leader)
It is the things we are unaware of in ourselves which make us so very angry when we see them in other people.
—Irene Claremont de Castillejo (British Psychoanalyst)
At a time when opportunism is everything, when hope seems lost, when everything boils down to a cynical business deal, we must find the courage to dream. To reclaim romance. The romance of believing in justice, in freedom, and in dignity. For everybody.
—Arundhati Roy (Indian Novelist, Activist)
It costs a man only a little exertion to bring misfortune on himself.
—Menander (Greek Comic Dramatist)
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
—Agatha Christie (British Novelist)