A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
—Moliere (French Playwright)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
—George S. Patton (American Military Leader)
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
—Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) (Roman Philosopher)
None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks like right in their eyes.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)
We become what we think about all day long. The question is, ‘What do you think about?’
—Wayne Dyer (American Motivational Writer)
One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and the setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining.
—John Muir (Scottish-born American Naturalist)
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes … but no plans.
—Peter Drucker (Austrian-born Management Consultant)
The hopeful man sees success where others see failure; sunshine where others see shadows and storm.
—Orison Swett Marden (American New Thought Writer)
Act as though what you do makes a difference. It does.
—William James (American Philosopher)