collected quips

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.
by Laurence Sterne

The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.
by Pierre de Coubertin

There is no goal better than this one: to know as you lie on your deathbed that you lived your true life, and you did whatever made you happy.
by Steve Chandler

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
by Albert Pine

We should not live in such a way that in our last hours we will not regret having loved too little.
by Chiara Lubich

Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.
by Leo Buscaglia

A mother is only as happy as her unhappiest child.
by Unknown

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
by Arthur Ashe

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
by Storm Jameson

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
by Leo Aikman

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
by Norman Vincent Peale

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
by Unknown Author

You are not ever given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.
by Richard Bach

As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.
by Paul Shane Spear

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
by Barbara De Angelis

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
by Henry Drummond

Believing in yourself is an endless destination. Believing you have failed is the end of the journey.
by Unknown

Teachers nurture the seeds of today so they may bloom into the flowers of tomorrow.
by Unknown

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what
he has.
by Henry Ward Beecher

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
by Kahlil Gibran

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
by Gandhi

Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.
by Kahlil Gibran

When you get to the end of all the light that you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.
by Edward Teller

When you come right down to it, the secret of having it all is loving it all.
by Dr. Joyce Brothers

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.
by Marianne Williamson

Tears may be dried up, but the heart never.
by Margaret Valois

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
by Charles Dickens

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
by Fredrick Koeing

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
by Lao-Tzu

We have more strength than will; and when we say things are impossible, it is often just excuses we make for ourselves.
by Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
by Mark Twain

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
by Marcel Proust

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.
by Robert C. Savage

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
by Thich Nhat Hahn

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
by Benjamin Jowett

Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage -- and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see.
by Robert Nathan

Death is not the greatest loss in life, the greatest loss is what dies in us while we are still alive.
by Norman Cousins

The happiest is he who suffers the least pain; the most miserable, he who enjoys the least pleasure.
by Jean Jacques Rousseau

Lord, when I am wrong, make me willing to change; when I am right, make me easy to live with. So strengthen me that the power of my example will far exceed the authority of my rank.
by Pauline H. Peters

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.
by Mark Twain

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
by W. Clement Stone

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks about changing themselves.
by John Randolph

Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.
by Felix Frankfurter

When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others.
by Author Unknown

If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?
by Confucius

Courage comes from wanting to do it well. Security comes from knowing you can do it well. Confidence comes from having done it well.
by Author Unknown

Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer.
by William A. Ward

It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
by William Cobbett

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
by Mother Teresa

If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.
by James A. Garfield

There is much satisfaction in work well done, but there can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands.
by Victor Robinsoll

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
by James Truslow Adams

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
by Robert Brault

The manner in which it is given is worth more than the gift.
by Pierre Corneille

Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice.
by Stanley Horowitz

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
by Julia Sorel

The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.
by John Quincy Adams

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.
by Tyron Edwards

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
by Malcolm Forbes

So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.
by Ernest L. Woodward

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
by T. S. Eliot

The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
by Marya Mannes

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
by William Arthur Ward

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
by Charlotte Bronte

Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.
by John C. Bogle

The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.
by Thomas Szasz

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
by Chinese proverb

There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend.
by Unknown

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
by Unknown

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.
by Oscar Wilde

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
by Bernard Meltzer

Laughter is the language of the Gods.
by Buddhist saying

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.
by Honore De Balzac

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
by Booker T. Washington

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.
by Epictetus

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.
by Swedish proverb

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
by Marilyn vos Savant

Some people take a feast and treat it like a bread crumb, and others, get a crumb and treat it like a feast.
by Unknown Author

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