Who dares do all that may become a man, and dares no more, he is a man indeed.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
Failure can be bought on easy terms; success must be paid for in advance.
—Cullen Hightower (American Humorist)
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
—Phillips Brooks (American Episcopal Clergyman)
When you ascend the hill of prosperity, may you not meet a friend.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
—Thomas Edison (American Inventor)
A ship at harbor is safe, but that’s not what the ship was built for.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
—Thomas Jefferson (American Head of State)
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
—Joseph Addison (English Essayist)
Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.
—Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (Roman Poet)
We believe that if men have the talent to invent new machines that put men out of work, they have the talent to put those men back to work.
—John F. Kennedy (American Head of State)
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.