I have been saving quotations for ages. I finally got them all together and decided to put them here. There are currently 455 of them arranged alphabetically by author's last name. This was done by my word processor, so if a last name has two words to it, it is by the second word. For example de Sade would be alphabetized by Sade, not de Sade.

Someday I may sort them according to subject, but don't hold your breath for that!

If you have any quotes you want to share, send then to me at webmistress@airynothing.net.

The sluggard does not plow after the season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing. Proverbs 20:4
Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it. Proverbs 22:6
It is vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray Aesop
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott
You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you Charles Allen
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom James Allen
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou
The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear Maya Angelou
Adversity introduces a man to himself. Anonymous
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. Anonymous
Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it. Anonymous
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds. Anonymous
Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo, no one was there. Anonymous
For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. Anonymous
Get rich quick! Count your blessings! Anonymous
He who thinks most of heaven will do most for earth. Anonymous
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. Anonymous
I am too blessed to be stressed! Anonymous
If it were not for the last minute, nothing would get done. Anonymous
If you are good, be better. Anonymous
If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today. Anonymous
If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. Anonymous
Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God, no matter what the danger. Anonymous
Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. Anonymous
Some pursue happiness, others create it. Anonymous
The only people to get even with are those who have helped you. Anonymous
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. Anonymous
You are unique. Just like everyone else. Anonymous
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. Janos Aran
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle
Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work Aristotle
Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless Mary Kay Ash
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe
If you don't run your own life, someone else will John Atkinson
Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius
Whenever you fall, pick something up. Oswald Avery
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall
Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours. Richard Bach
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. Sir Francis Bacon
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball
Loving each other is the most audacious of enterprises. Honore de Balzac
Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it. Tallulah Bankhead
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. J.M. Barrie
You can only be young once but you can always be immature. Dave Barry
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. Mildred Barthel
A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful--five years later. Phyllis Battelle
Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard
Relationships are difficult, time-consuming, baffling, and sometimes heartbreaking. They're also what make life worth living. Martha Beck
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. Henry Ward Beecher
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. Henry Ward Beecher
In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles. David Ben-Gurion
You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough, in the second half you give what's left. Yogi Berra
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Elizabeth Bibesco
Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. Josh Billings
Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past. Landrum Bolling
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter. Bono
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge
All beginnings require that you unlock a new door. Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav
People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. Daily Bread
Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want. Robert Bringle
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. Charlotte Bronte
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. Charlotte Bronte
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Les Brown
Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds. Buddha
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. Buddha
The right time to show your good character is when you are pestered by somebody weaker than you. Buddha
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back. Lois McMaster Bujold
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. Martin Van Buren
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett
Adversity is the first path to truth. Byron
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie
All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others. Michael Carr
All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. Alexis Carrel
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. Pablo Casals
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. Willa Cather
The grand essentials for happiness are: something to do, something to love and something to hope for. Chalmers
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel
A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. Ralph Charell
18th century Rabbi Michal Chasidic once said to his sons: "my life was blessed, because I never needed anything until I had it." 18th century Rabbi Michal Chasidic
You must once and for all give up being worried about success and failures. Don't let that concern you. It's your duty to go on working steadily day by day, quite quietly, to be prepared for mistakes, which are inevitable, and for failures. Anton Chekhov
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so. Lord Chesterfield
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. G.K. Chesterton
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. G.K. Chesterton
The greatest carver does the least cutting. Tao Te Ching
Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe. Tao Te Ching
We grow old as soon as we cease to love and trust. Madame de Choiseul
Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Behind every word flows energy. Sonia Choquette
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. Agatha Christie
If you are going through hell...keep going. Winston Churchill
It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter. Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fear. Glenn Clark
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? Jean Cocteau
Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move Paulo Coelho
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Confucius
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. Confucius
Good and evil do not befall men without reason. Heaven sends them happiness or misery according to their conduct. Confucius
He who will not economize will have to agonize. Confucius
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Confucius
The more a man knows, the more he forgives. Confucius
Hope likes justification, but can do without. Mason Cooley
Cherishing children is the mark of a civilized society. Joan Ganz Cooney
Good manners will often take people where neither money nor education will take them. Fanny Jackson Coppin
I thank You God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes. e.e. cummings
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie
My future starts when I wake up every morning…Every day I find something creative to do with my life. Miles Davis
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today James Dean
Happiness is the delicate balance between what one is and what one has. F.H. Denison
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries. Rene Descartes
I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous. Ani DiFranco
It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices. -

to Harry in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," by J.K. Rowling

Professor Dumbledore
There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts. Dr. Wayne Dyer
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be. . Dr. Wayne Dyer
Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. Thomas A. Edison
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. Thomas A. Edison
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. Albert Einstein
Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination. Albert Einstein
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. Albert Einstein
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Albert Einstein
When the solution is simple, God is answering. Albert Einstein
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about. Albert Einstein
It is never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. George Eliot
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed. Ralph Waldo Emerson
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson
What you do speaks so loud I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson
That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally. William Feather
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. Sally Field
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. Sarah Fielding
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm S. Forbes
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm Forbes
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. Max L. Forman
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from. Jodie Foster
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin
Energy and persistence alter all things. Benjamin Franklin
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Franklin
You can't be afraid of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing. Lewis Freedman
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud
All we have to decide is what to do with the time we are given. -

to Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring (movie)

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. Indira Gandhi
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi
There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi
Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else. Judy Garland
Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. Shakti Gawain
The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Nelson Gaylord
True happiness is an acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability, and all. Michael Gellert
Show me a woman who's not full of herself and I'll show you a hungry woman. Nikki Giovanni
Eternal inner peace has to be cultivated daily. Delphine-Gay de Girardin
I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help. Susan Glaspell
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh
Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another. Emma Goldman
If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment. Daniel Goleman
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. Charles Varlet, Marquis de La Grange
In pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you have caught up. R.H. Grenville
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduced yourself to had life not done it for you. Kendall Hailey
When one teaches, two learn. Robert Half
There's an important difference between giving up and letting go. Jessica Hatchigan
Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. Helen Hayes
Don't cut your conscience to fit this year's fashions. Lillian Hellman
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. Sir Arthur Helps
There's no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves. Frank Herbert
Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong. James Leo Herlihy
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. Hippocrates
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. Eric Hoffer
Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger. Lou Holtz
When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lee Holz
He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. Horace
Those who want much, are always much in need. Horace
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. Lena Horne
Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket. Doug Horton
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself. Victor Hugo
Nothing makes you like other human beings so much as doing things for them. Zora Neale Hurston
One finds great comfort in good dinners. Zora Neale Hurston
I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king. Queen Elizabeth I
Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing. Michael Iapoce
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in Andrew Jackson
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. Jesse Jackson
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed Storm Jameson
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. Thomas Jefferson
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. Thomas Jefferson
When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil, while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments. Thomas Jefferson
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens. Douglas Jerrould
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. Lyndon B. Johnson
I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success. Michael Jordan
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King, Jr
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others? Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear Martin Luther King, Jr.
We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung
I paint myself because...I am the person I know best. Frida Kahlo
We learn to fly not by becoming fearless, but by the daily practice of courage. Sam Keen
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world in the eye. Helen Keller
First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas a Kempis
Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. Corita Kent
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Kierkegaard
Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. Grenville Kleiser
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me." Ann Landers
A man with outward courage dares to die. A man with inward courage dares to live. Lao-Tzu
It may be that those who do most, dream most. Stephen Leacock
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience Stanislaw J. Lec
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway. Harper Lee
With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance? Jay Leno
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival. C. S. Lewis
We are what we believe we are. C.S. Lewis
You only live once-but if you work it right, once is enough Joe E. Lewis
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. W.M. Lewis
Rather than persistence in service, service consists of courtesy. Observance of courtesy in the course of service is better than service itself. The Wisdom of Sufism compiled by Leonard Lewisohn.
All I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it. Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln
Man can live for about forty days without food, and about three days without water, about eight minutes without air ... but only for one second without hope Hal Lindsey
My goal in life is to survive. Everything else is just a bonus. The Lockhorns
If you can't accept losing, you can't win. Vince Lombardi
Inches make champions. Vince Lombardi
He that respects himself is safe from others. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. John Lubbock
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. Max Lucado
You've got to continue to grow, or you're just like last night's cornbread--stale and dry. Loretta Lynn
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson: to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world Mahatma Mahatma
Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. Maimonides
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. Erin Majors
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go. Bernard Malamud
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Louis Mann
Risk! Risk anything! ...Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. Katherine Mansfield
[Some people] have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy. A.H. Maslow
It is a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it. Somerset Maugham
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. John McEnroe
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. Margaret Mead
Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. Golda Meir
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. Menicus
Genius is eternal patience. Michelangelo
I am still learning. Michelangelo
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. Michelangelo
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. John Stuart Mill
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. John Stuart Mill
Manna falls from the sky; I have only to open my hands and receive Henry Miller
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. John Milton
Creativity is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God. Bob Moawad
There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. Ogden Nash
Forever on Thanksgiving Day

The heart will find the pathway home.

Wilbur D. Nesbit
Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. Executive Speechwriter Newsletter
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Friedrich Nietzsche
The miracle is this--the more we share, the more we have. Leonard Nimoy
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin
To err is human; to refrain from laughing, humane. Lane Olinghouse
Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. Motto of the Special Olympics
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet. Robert Orben
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. David Orr
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ronald E. Osborn
Fortune and love befriend the bold. Ovid
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid
To be loved, be lovable. Ovid
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. General George S. Patton
Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. Lawrence J. Peter
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. Pablo Picasso
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso
It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso
Youth has no age. Pablo Picasso
Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection. Pindar
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Robert M. Pirsig
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato
The beginning is the most important part of any work. Plato
He who laughs, lasts. Mary Poole
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. Emily Post
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Jacques Prévert
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb
He that is afraid to shake the dice will never throw a six. Chinese proverb
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Chinese proverb
If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap. If you want happiness for a day—go fishing. If you want happiness for a month—get married. If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime—help others. Chinese Proverb
One kind word can warm three winter months. Chinese proverb
When you see a good man, think of emulating him; when you see a bad man, examine your heart. Chinese Proverb
Elbow grease is the best polish. English Proverb
The torch of love is lit in the kitchen. French Proverb
Rast ich, so rost ich (When I rest, I rust.) German Proverb
There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so. German Proverb
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost! German Proverb
If there is no wind, row. Japanese proverb
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Maori proverb
Heroism consists in hanging on one minute longer. Norwegian proverb
Prayers go up and blessings come down. Yiddish proverb
God helps those who persevere. Qur'an
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. Qur'an
There ain't no cloud so thick that the sun ain't shinin' on t'other side.-

an 1870s mountain man

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth Renkel
Don't let other people tell you what you want. Pat Riley
Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. Rainer Maria Rilke
It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Anthony Robbins
Patience is also a form of action. Auguste Rodin
It's not the honors and not the titles and not the power that is of ultimate importance. It's what resides inside. Fred Rogers
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers
Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is. Will Rogers
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt
If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself. Rumi
Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Rumi
Only by learning to love one another can our world be saved. Dora Russell
Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. St. Francis de Sales
Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself. St. Francis de Sales
What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. St. Francis de Sales
Every man is the architect of his own fortune. Sallust
Life is like a mirror. If you frown at it, it frowns back. If you smile at it, it returns the greeting. Herbert Samuels
It is easy to keep things at a distance. It is harder to be aloof of them. Buddhist saying
The virtue of angels is that they cannot deteriorate; their flaw is that they cannot improve. Humanity's flaw is that we can deteriorate; but our virtue is that we can improve. Hasidic saying
The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it. Paul Scherer
Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. Albert Schewitzer
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Robert Schuller
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it C.C. Scott
Whenever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. Seneca
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out--it's the grain of sand in your shoe. Robert Service
Too many people miss out on the silver lining because they're expecting gold. Maurice Setter
Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time. Linda Shalaway
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. George Bernard Shaw
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself George Bernard Shaw
The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy." Florence Shinn
Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do Gerry Sikorski
Ultimately, it is through serving others that we become fully human. Marsha Sinetar
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. Dodie Smith
Are you humbly grateful? Or grumbly hateful? Pastor Roland Smith
When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature. Sydney Smith
Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing. Socrates
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself Suzanne Somers
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life. Baruch Spinoza
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise--then you will discover the fullness of your life. David Steidl-Rast
The root of joy is gratefulness. David Steindl-Rast
Don't postpone joy. Bumper Sticker
Success is a journey, not a destination. Ben Sweetland
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow! Grow!" Talmud
The highest wisdom is loving kindness. Talmud
The whole worth of a kind deed is in the love that inspires it. Talmud
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. Mother Teresa
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. Mother Teresa
Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy. Dorothy Thompson
Be not merely good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. Henry David Thoreau
It is never too late to give up your prejudices. Henry David Thoreau
Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit. Henry David Thoreau
Simplify, simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
For fast acting relief, try slowing down. Lily Tomlin
Work Hard--Do your best--Keep your word--Never get too big for your britches--Trust in God--Have no fear--and Never forget a friend. Harry S. Truman
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. Mark Twain
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. Mark Twain
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain
When in doubt, tell the truth. Mark Twain
Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. Frank Tyger
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion Lao Tzu
Angels may not dress the part, With robes and wings that soar,

Often angels come as friends Knocking at your door

Children are natural mimics--they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners. Unknown
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Unknown
Even God doesn't plan to judge a man till the end of his days, why should you and I? Unknown
Forgiveness is having the courage to take down the walls that we think are there to protect us. Unknown
If God wanted you to talk more than he wanted you to listen, he would have given you two mouths and only one ear! Unknown
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Unknown
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. Unknown
Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Unknown
People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else. Unknown
Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate! Unknown
The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. Unknown
True friends are like jewels, precious and rare. False ones are like autumn leaves, found everywhere. Unknown
What I am doing today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. Unknown
Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present. Unknown
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands--and then just eat one of the pieces. Judith Viorst
To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. David Viscott
The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration. Kurt Vonnegut
Take time every day to do something silly. Philipa Walker
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. Izaak Walton
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William A. Ward
The greater part of our happiness depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. Martha Washington
If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. Edgar Howe Watson
Tomorrow hopes that we have learned something from yesterday. John Wayne
When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out. David L. Weatherford
I can, therefore I am Simone Weil
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, "What are you going through?". Simone Weil
My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds. Mel Weldon
Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. H.G. Wells
Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can. John Wesley
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. Morris West
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. Elie Wiesel
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. Elie Wiesel
Age is all imagination. Ignore years and they'll ignore you Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Talk happiness; talk faith; talk health. Say you are well, and all is well with you, and God shall hear your words and make them true. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Those whom the gods love grow young. Oscar Wilde
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all Laura Ingalls Wilder
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. Thornton Wilder
The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist Harold Wilkins
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. Tennessee Williams
We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Marianne Williamson
You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a fine spirit of hope of achievement. You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand Woodrow Wilson
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey
Life's a dance. Put on your dancing shoes. Steve Winwood
If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator. W. Beran Wolfe
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. Virginia Woolf
The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love. William Wordsworth
The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind. Frank Lloyd Wright
Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down. Kobi Yamada
Do or do not. There is no try. from The Empire Strikes Back Yoda
Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. Lin Yutang
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar