Quotes

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t. – Martin Van Buren, 8th U.S. President

Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few. – Plutarch

Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object. – Herman Hesse, novelist

No legacy is so rich as honesty. – William Shakespeare

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

Fall seven times, stand up eight! – Japanese proverb

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read. – Mark Twain

They also serve who only stand and wait. – John Milton

To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are. – Anonymous

Do, or do not.  There is no try. – Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

Ability is nothing without opportunity. – Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. – Louis-Hector Berlioz, French composer

It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

What a blessing is the childish nature which clothes dull surroundings in fancy dress and drives dull cares away. – Anonymous 19th-century female pioneer

A great artist is always before his time or behind it. – George Edward Moore, British philosopher

A man can do only what a man can do.  But if he does that each day, he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. – Albert Schweitzer, German physician, humanitarian

Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll.  The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole! – Oscar Wilde

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it.  Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. – Logan Pearsall Smith, American writer

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. – Chinese proverb

“‘Be yourself’ is the worst advice you can give to some people.” – Tom Masson

What a blessing is the childish nature which clothes dull surroundings in fancy dress and drives dull cares away. – Anonymous 19th-century female pioneer

An unwillingness to believe in impending danger is a very human quality. – Howard Fast (writing as E. V. Cunningham) from The Case of the Poisoned Éclairs

If there was no such thing as coincidence, there would be no such word. – Heron Carvic

It appears to me that it is the special province of music to move the heart. – Karl P.E. Bach, German composer

All who joy would win

Must share it, –

Happiness was born a Twin. – Lord Byron, English poet

Hope springs eternal in the human breast:

Man never is, but always to be blest.

Alexander Pope, English poet

May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift, Irish essayist and poet

He who laughs, lasts. – Mary. P. Poole

A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays and confidant tomorrows. – William Wordsworth

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