To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.
—W. Somerset Maugham (French Playwright)
In the same degree that we overrate ourselves, we shall underrate others; for injustice allowed at home is not likely to be correct abroad.
—Washington Allston (American Poet)
Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one’s sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence. Legitimate self-confidence is a winner. The true test of self-confidence is the courage to be open—to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source. Self-confident people aren’t afraid to have their views challenged. They relish the intellectual combat that enriches ideas.
—Jack Welch (American Businessperson)
The bottom line is that if you become a master at handling problems and overcoming obstacles, what can stop you from success? The answer is nothing! And if nothing can stop you, you become unstoppable!
—T. Harv Eker (American Motivational Speaker)
The most intolerable pain is produced by prolonging the keenest pleasure.
—George Bernard Shaw (Irish Playwright)
I remember hearing in a talk that the more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.
—Ezra Taft Benson (American Mormon Religious Leader)
There is only one time that is important—NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.
—Leo Tolstoy (Russian Novelist)