Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits
on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that
are easily snapped off. -C. G. Jung
In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities:
integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first,
the other two will kill you. -Warren Buffet
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to
remake the world ... as in being able to remake ourselves.
Moral: don't blindly adopt what works for someone else without knowing
*why* it works. -Rufus Polson
No amount of careful planning can ever replace dumb luck.
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin -
real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to
be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be
served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on
me that these obstacles were my life. -Fr. Alfred D'Souza
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others
judge us by what we have already done. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday
is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. -Robert H. Goddard
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel
the heat. -Caroline Schroeder
A narcissist is someone better looking than you are. -Gore Vidal
Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you
are, you aren't. -Margaret Thatcher
Life is made up of little things. True greatness consists in being
great in little things.
Life is not so much a matter of 'finding' ourselves as it is a matter
of making ourselves. -Alan Loy McGinnis
Only a few people are interested in what you have to say, but that's
all right. You don't tell the quality of a master by the size of his
crowds. -Richard Bach
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up,
depends upon what you're made of.
When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or four
years ago, he is a broad-minded man who has courage enough to change
his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promises. -Franklin Adams
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is
determined to set a speed record getting there. -Laurence J. Peter
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in
pursuit of the goal. -Friedrich Nietzsche
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be
pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
No one ever became great by imitation. -Samuel Johnson
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real
great man is the man who makes every man feel great. -G. K. Chesterton
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
Anyone who starts a sentence, "With all due respect..." is about to
May the forces of evil become lost and confused on the way to your
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple.
No one can count the apples in a seed.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're
all the same!
Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your
belief will help create that fact. -William James
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard
them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will
become the brightest gems in a useful life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Millions yearn for immortality who don't know what to do with
themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Susan Ertz
Life is like a grammar lesson. You find the past perfect and the
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to
stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have
crossed the mountain.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't
fit to live.
Alle Menschen sind Auslander - fast uberall.
(We are all foreigners - almost everywhere.)
Anyone with money to burn will always find someone to tend the
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good
poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few
reasonable words. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Most people only need two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't
move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the
A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking
nonsense not to himself.
Statistics are like a lamp-post to a drunken man - more for leaning on
than illumination. -David Brent
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is
because we are not the person involved. -Mark Twain
Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.
-Christian Furchtegott Gellert
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he
has to eat them.
Confession without repentance is just bragging. - Rev. Eugene Bolton
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".
A mistake is not an error unless one refuses to correct it.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the
stupidity of your action.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to
appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget
May today be better than yesterday, but, not as good as tomorrow.
Reality is that which when you stop believing in it doesn't go away.
-Philip K. Dick
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it
ceases to be serious when people laugh. -George Bernard Shaw
If the enemy is in range, so are you.
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Families are like fudge .. mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
-Charles M. Schulz
Don't assume malice for what stupidity can explain.
A company is known by the people it keeps.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling
himself to it. -Ben Franklin
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
People will believe anything if you whisper it.
Idealist: One who upon observing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage concludes that it will also make better soup.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I
would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used
everything you gave me.' -Erma Bombeck
No one worth possessing can be quite possessed. -Sara Teasdale
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
-William Lyon Phelps
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing:
no one is to blame. -Erica Jong
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it
goes on. -Robert Frost
Everything is always okay in the end; if it's not, then it's not the
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. -Stevie Wonder
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and
begin to bend. -Walter Savage Landor
When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.
-Henry David Thoreau
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an
understanding of ourselves. -Carl Jung
A man is only as good as what he loves. -Saul Bellow