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Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book…”

Michael Patrick King

“I don’t wear a watch. How do I know my time? I find that someone will always tell me.”

Anna Freud

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

Nikolai Gogol

“It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.”

Henry Ford

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

Aimee Mullins

“Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It’s much sexier than any body part.”


“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”


“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”

Frank Wilczek

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.”

Edward Chapin

“Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.”

Sir Robert Hutchinson

“Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.”

Lisa Williams

“I’m the world’s least happy atheist. I miss having religious faith, but trying to have it seems like trying to be in love with someone that you’re not in love with.”

John Lancaster Spalding

“Leave each one his touch of folly; it helps to lighten life’s burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry.”

Barack Obama

“We too often let the material things serve as indicators that we’re doing well, even though something inside us tells us that were not doing our best. That we are avoiding that which is hard, but also necessary. That we are shrinking from rather than vising to the challenges of the age.”

Oliver Goldsmith

“Don’t let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.”

Rosalynn Carter

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but where they ought to be.”


“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Bernard M. Baruch

“Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you…Continue reading »

Sheila Graham

“You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.”

Ward Jenkins

“Photographers do this for a living, every single day — they point their lenses toward every single corner of our world and somehow make the mundane mesmerizing through their artistic eye. It’s all a matter of being aware of your surroundings and realizing that there are some really amazing and interesting things to look at,…Continue reading »

Benjamin Haydon

“Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.”

Henrik Ibsen

“The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.”

John Adams

“You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.”

Pablo Picasso

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape…”

Sir William Osler

“Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.”


There is really no such thing as conditional love and unconditional love – there are conditions, and there is love.

Edith Wharton

“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”

Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

Denise Mina

“A man who thinks he has a higher purpose can do terrible things, even to those he professes to love.”

Ken Keyes Jr.

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”


“Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.”

Winnie the Pooh

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”   – Winnie the Pooh

McCallister Dodds

“Real strength is not just a condition of one’s muscle, but a tenderness in one’s spirit.”

Helen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

John Wooden

“You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

Walter Bagehot

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

Sir Winston Churchill

“One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”

John Quincy Adams

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”


“Any piece of clothing can be sexy with a quietly passionate woman inside it.”

Henry Van Dyke

“Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

Willa Cather

“She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window – or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of…Continue reading »

Jules Renard

“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”

Mark Twain

“Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.”

Steve Jobs

“You’ve got to find what you love and that is as true for work as it is for lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great…Continue reading »

Oprah Winfrey

“We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or even can be.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.”

John Mankiewicz

“Enough organization, enough lists and we think we can control the uncontrollable.”

Howard Thurman

“Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive… then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Henry Bromel

“We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It’s a messy business, life. It’s hard to figure–full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.”

Jennifer Hudson

“The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being.”

Emmet Fox

“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open.”

Samuel Johnson

“While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.”

John Wayne

“I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”


“He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.”

Piero Ferrucci

“Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.”

Albert Einstein

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.”

Charlotte Bronte

“Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.”

Jeff Foxworthy

“My whole career can be summed up with ‘Ignorance is bliss.’ When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing.”

Louise Bogan

“I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!”

John Ruskin

“…in order that a man may be happy, it is necessary that he should not only be capable of his work, but a good judge of his work.”

Jane Austen

“There is hardly any personal defect which an agreeable manner might not gradually reconcile one to.”

Owen Wister

“When yu’ can’t have why you choose, yu’ just choose what you have.”

Lady Gaga

“Sometimes in life you don’t always feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”

Dave Kellett

“Remove every barrier you can to fandom. A fan will be an evangelist for your work.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.”

W. Somerset Maugham

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”


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