Eliminate the word impossible from your thinking and speaking vocabularies. Impossible is a failure word. The thought “It’s impossible” sets off a chain reaction of other thoughts to prove you’re right.
—David J. Schwartz (American Writer)
What we wish, that we readily believe.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
—Eleanor Roosevelt (American First Lady)
People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
—Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (Persian Muslim Mystic)
Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them.
—Lawrence G. Lovasik
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
—William Penn (American Entrepreneur)
You’ve got to say, “I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it.” It’s called perseverance.
—Lee Iacocca (American Businessperson)
Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts.
—James Russell Lowell (American Poet)
The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
—Edward de Bono (Maltese Physician)
A man of understanding finds less difficulty in submitting to a wrong-headed fellow, than in attempting to set him right.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
—Charles Darwin (British Naturalist)