A friend that you have to buy won’t be worth what you pay for him, no matter what that may be.
—George D. Prentice (American Journalist)
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Friendship lasts but for a day, business connections forever.
Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream things that never were, and say, “Why not?”
—George Bernard Shaw (Irish Playwright)
As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, wise people falter not amidst blame and praise.
—The Dhammapada (Buddhist Anthology of Verses)
Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that …
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent o people who have none.
—Jules Renard (French Novelist)
One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.
—Henry Ford (American Businessperson)
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American Poet)
Contrary to what most of us believe, happiness does not simply happen to us. It’s something that we make happen, and it results from doing our best. Feeling fulfilled when we live up to our potentialities is what motivates differentiation and leads to evolution.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
—Winston Churchill (British Head of State)
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
—Adlai Stevenson (American Diplomat)
Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.
—Robert M. Pirsig (American Writer)
If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
—Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)