Excessive anger is a great harm, but greater still is the unmindfulness born of excessive pleasure. Just as perpetual poverty slowly slays one’s knowledge, so does frequent forgetfulness destroy one’s prestige.
Great minds think alike.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
—E. E. Cummings (American Children’s Books Writer)
Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity.
—Colin Powell (American Military Leader)
Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken in the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character.—Let parents always bear this in mind.
—Hosea Ballou (American Universalist Clergyman)
Courtesy is the oil that greases the wheels of life.
If frequency with which you cite an education credential does not decrease over the course of your life, you’re not accomplishing very much.
—Ben Casnocha (American Entrepreneur, Investor)
An honor is not diminished for being shared.
—Lois McMaster Bujold (American Novelist)
From tonight onwards, take complete control of your life. Decide, once and for all, to be the master of your fate. Run your own race. Discover your calling and you will start to experience the ecstasy of an inspired life.
—Robin Sharma (Canadian Writer, Motivational Speaker)
Don’t confuse tact with cowardice. Sometimes, it’s wise to speak up boldly.
—Marty Nemko (American Career Coach, Author)
A closed mind is a good thing to lose.
—Muriel Strode (American Author, Businesswoman)
We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.
—Ted Williams (American Sportsperson)
It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
—Luther Burbank (American Botanist)
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
—Coco Chanel (French Fashion Designer)