The sure sign of a weak man who ascends to glory is that he can’t tolerate having strong men around him.
—Clive James (Australian Writer, Broadcaster, TV Critic)
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently!
—Charles Dudley Warner (American Essayist)
Anyone who has ever scanned the bookshelves of a new girlfriend or boyfriend- or peeked inside his or her medicine cabinet- understands this implicitly; you can learn as much – or more – from one glance at a private space as you can from hours of exposure to a public face.
—Malcolm Gladwell (Canadian Journalist, Author)
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
—Jim Rohn (American Entrepreneur)
Nobody likes to be criticized, but unless their faults are pointed out to them every time, football players just don’t develop, regardless of how much talent they have.
—Harland Svare (American Football Player, Coach)
Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.
—Isaac Newton (English Physicist)
Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.
—Thomas Merton (American Trappist Monk)
In every branch of knowledge the progress is proportional to the amount of facts on which to build, and therefore to the facility of obtaining data.
—James Clerk Maxwell (Scottish Physicist)
In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.
—Charles H. Revson (American Businessman)
Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
—Sun Tzu (Chinese Military Leader)
Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
—Eliza Farnham (American Reformer)
My principal method for defeating error and heresy, is, by establishing the truth. One purposes to fill a bushel with tares; but if I can fill it first with wheat, I may defy his attempts.
—John Newton (English Clergyman, Writer)
Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without lessening-those which, when shared, multiply. Our least valuable possessions, on the other hand, are those which, when divided, are diminished.
—William H. Danforth (American Businessman)
Some of the best navigators don’t know where they’re going until they get there, then they’re still not sure!
—Jimmy Buffett (American Singer-Songwriter)