All that I am my mother made me.
—John Quincy Adams (American Head of State)
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
—Sam Levenson (American Humorist)
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
—Martin Heidegger (German Existential Philosopher)
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.
—Tom Hopkins (English Sportsperson)
In our society a man is known by the company he owns.
—Gerald F. Lieberman
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.
—Joe Paterno (American Sportsperson)
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.
—A. A. Milne (English Children’s Books Writer)
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
—Jonas Salk (American Biologist)
Because you’re able to do it and because you have the right to do it doesn’t mean it’s right to do it.
—Laura Schlessinger (American Children’s Books Writer)
Now that I am ninety-five years old, looking back over the years, I have seen many changes taking place, so many inventions have been made. Things now go faster. In olden times things were not so rushed. I think people were more content, more satisfied with life than they are today. You don’t hear nearly as much laughter and shouting as you did in my day, and what was fun for us wouldn’t be fun now…. In this age I don’t think people are as happy, they are worried. They’re too anxious to get ahead of their neighbors, they are striving and striving to get something better. I do think in a way that they have too much now. We did with much less.
—Grandma Moses (American Painter)
No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
—Anna Pavlova (Russian Dancer)