Find Wisdom in the Quotations of These Inspiring People:
"Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things,
but in doing ordinary things
"I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as
ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent
"It is only by questioning
what people take for granted,
what people hold to be true, that we can break through the hypnosis of
"I'd lived by quotations, practically all my life."
"A short saying often contains much wisdom."
"Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning, if you have enough of them."
"Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs."
"A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished."
"A book that furnishes no quotations is no book - it is a plaything."
Thomas Love Peacock
"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Words are so awesome. Words are containers for power.
They carry either creative power or destructive power."
"A decision to make light of your mistakes, to remain lighthearted, doesn't mean you don't care or that you're not concerned with making an error. It simply means that you refuse to compound a problem by making a bigger deal out of something than is necessary."
Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
"Decision is often the difference between greatness and mediocrity. In every man's life there comes a time when he must search for a cause,
a work, an ideal to which he can give himself. Whether he says 'Yes' or 'No' to the challenge will determine his future."
Wilfred A. Peterson
"Take time for good books; time to absorb the thoughts of poets and philosophers, seers and prophets."
"Words, like tranquil waters behind a dam, can become reckless and uncontrollable torrents of destruction when released without caution and wisdom."
William Arthur Ward
"I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face. . . I say to myself, I've lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along. . . We must do the things we think we cannot do."
"Whatever our heart is longing to do, whatever dream we want for ourselves, no person, law, or societal pressure would ever have the right, ability, or desire to prevent us from pursuing our happily ever after."
"We don't always help people by doing everything for them. That type of behavior can actually contribute to their problems because it helps then never take responsibility on their own."
"Reading any collection of a man's quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You won't go away hungry, but it's not quite satisfying. Only a biography, or autobiography, gives you the hot meal."
"People of humor are always in some degree people of genius."
S. T. Coleridge
"Humor is a universal language."
"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit."
Mary Lou Retton
"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal."
"It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill.
For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writing, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it."
"When all other means of communication fail, try words."
"If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life,
you will be out of balance and in the negative! Know when to close the
"No matter how perfect the conditions are for success, if your perception is that you can't succeed, then you can't."
"There will always be things to bug you. Stop. Decide if the irritant is a real priority, if it is going to change the world. If not, get control of it, and yourself. Only worry about the things you can change and the things that really affect your performance."
Jim Hayhurst, Sr.
"If only happiness were as contagious as the common cold! Don't keep looking for happiness, give it and it will come to you."
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