A laugh is a smile that bursts. – Mary H. Waldrip
Sincerity is to speak as we think, to do as we pretend and profess, to perform what we promise, and really to be what we would seem and appear to be.
– John Tillotson
The happiness of life is made up of one minute fractions — the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a hearfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The heart should feed upon the truth, as insects on a leaf, till it be tinged with the color and show its food in every minutest fiber.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If you wish to have power and influence over the many, be disciplined when there are just a few.
– Jim Rohn
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
– Woodrow Wilson
Many a good man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
– Jack Penn
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
– Samuel Langhorne Clemens [Mark Twain] (1835-1910)
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
– Grant Frazier
You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.
– Charles C. Noble
When we hold back on life, life holds back on us.
– Mary Manin Boggs
You will certainly be opposed, you will definitely be challenged, but you will not be defeated until and unless you allow yourself to be.
– Ralph Marston
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
– Agnes DeMille
Each second we live in a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and will never be again. And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? You should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are unique. In all the world there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been a child like you. And look at your body — what a wonder it is! Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move! You may be a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.
– Pablo Casals