In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
—Robert Ranke Graves (British Writer)
Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.
—Robert M. Pirsig (American Writer)
The forces of things, the beings of the Universe, interpenetrate, divide and unite themselves according to eternal laws. But the laws of Nature are, to speak after the manner of men, Thoughts of God, in which all lives, that is to say, He is.
—Heinrich Zschokke (Swiss Writer, Reformer)
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
—Sheryl Sandberg (American Executive, Author)
Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment.
—Louis Brandeis (American Jurist)
Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!
—Mary Harris Jones (Mother Jones) (American Labor Activist)
A belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.
—Evelyn Scott (American Novelist)
We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.
—Earl G. Graves Sr. (American Entrepreneur, Publisher)
It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
—Gerry Adams (Northern Irish Politician)
Desire nothing for yourself, which you do not desire for others.
—Baruch Spinoza (Dutch Philosopher)
One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.
—Pam Brown (Australian Poet)
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.
—Tommy Lasorda (American Baseball Player, Coach)
Our great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are.
—Alexander Hamilton (American Statesman)
Great control of every motion and placement is a kind of self-care. It’s self-love in the best sense. I make a contract with the dancers (not literally, of course) to keep them alive and well and progressive—doing level best to see that they’re not injured. Dancing is not normal, that only a strong, knowledgeable body can protect against damage.
—Bella Lewitzky (American Choreographer)
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
—Claude M. Bristol (American Self-Help Author)