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Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 2, 2009 by mybookofwisdom

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish
Jean De La Fontaine

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. 
You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, 
something greater than yourself
Denis Waitley

Set your sights high, the higher the better. 
Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. 
Realize that nothing is too good. 
Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way
Eileen Caddy

I move forward in my life every day, even if it’s only a tiny step, 
because I know that great things are accomplished with tiny moves,
but nothing is accomplished by standing still
Zig Ziglar

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender
Vince Lombardi

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn.
Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service
Earl Nightingale

All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; 
they were men and women who projected into the future. 
They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, 
and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition
Bob Proctor

No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, 
if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things
Channing Pollock

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly
Dr. Robert Schuller

Goal-setting illuminates the road to success just as runway lights 
illuminate the landing field for an incoming aircraft
Nido Qubein

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. 
They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert 
integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, 
the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary
Cecil Beaton

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become 
the best that you can become
Harold Taylor

I’ve found that often, just when you think you’ve hit a wall, you experience 
a breakthrough that takes you to new heights in accomplishment
Stedman Graham

Achievers rarely, if ever, see a problem as permanent,while those 
who fail see even the smallest problems as permanent
Tony Robbins

Ambition is the spur that makes men struggle with destiny. 
It is heaven’s own incentive to make purpose great and achievement greater
Donald G. Mitchell

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, 
the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it
Vince Lombardi

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we
find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to
conquer and goals to achieve
Maxwell Maltz

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,
achievement, and success have no meaning
Benjamin Franklin

The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become
Brian Tracy

Goals are like stepping-stones to the stars. 
They should never be used to put a ceiling or a limit on achievement
Denis Waitley

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. 
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence
Helen Keller

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. 
A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. 
Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Nolan Bushnell

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they’ve got a second. 
Give your dreams all you’ve got. You’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you
William James

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. 
It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; 
it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it
Margaret Thatcher

A wish is a desire without energy
Paramanhansa Yogananda

You accomplish victory step by step, not by leaps and bounds
Lyn St. James

There is real magic in enthusiasm. 
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared 
believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances
Bruce Barton

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. 
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it
Michael Jordan

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome
Samuel Johnson

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement
Henry Ford

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers
Orison Swett Marden

Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. 
Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It’s no use. I can’t go on. 
If you do you’re licked, and by your own thinking too. 
Keep believing and keep on keeping on
Norman Vincent Peale

Champions are propelled by desire, not compelled by fear
Denis Waitley

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. 
Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving 
singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader
Paul J. Meyer

I am a big believer in the ‘mirror test’. 
All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell 
the person you see there, that you’ve done your best
John McKay

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, 
and suddenly you are doing the impossible
St. Francis of Assisi 

A decision is made with the brain. A commitment is made with the heart. 
Therefore, a commitment is much deeper and more binding than a decision
Nido Qubein

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, 
to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such
a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized
Simone de Beauvoir

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade 
Tom Peters

Never mistake activity for achievement 
John Wooden

The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself 
Denis Waitley

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing 
can be done without hope and confidence 
Helen Keller

Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely 
not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot. 
Wayne Gretzky

Who works achieves and who sows reaps 
Arabian Proverb

Every great work, every great accomplishment, 
has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, 
and often just before the big achievement, 
comes apparent failure and discouragement 
Florence Scovel Shinn 

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving 
Albert Einstein

I can change. I can live out of my imagination instead 
of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless 
potential instead of my limiting past 
Stephen Covey

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. 
One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve 
something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying 
Greg LeMond 
Cyclist and 3 Times Winner of the Tour de France

What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve 
Napoleon Hill

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans 
Max Ehrmann 

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; 
it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts 
Booker T. Washington

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now. 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

If you want to achieve widespread impact and lasting value, be bold 
Howard Schultz

A gem cannot be polished without friction 
Chinese Proverb

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as 
what you become by achieving your goals 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible 
Mary Baker Eddy

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of 
aspiration and expectation 
Jack Nicklaus

Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise 
Harvey Mackay 

The key to achievement lies in being a ‘HOW’ thinker, not an ‘IF’ thinker 
Author Unknown

When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to 
accomplish what at first seemed impossible 
Nido Qubein

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it 
Sir Winston Churchill

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, 
we would literally astound ourselves 
Thomas Edison

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, 
the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it 
Vince Lombardi

Most of the things worth doing in the world have been 
declared impossible before they were attempted 
Earl Nightingale 

Achievement seems to be connected with action. 
Successful men and women keep moving. 
They make mistakes, but they don’t quit 
Conrad Hilton

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, 
but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything 
Napoleon Hill

Each of us was born with wings and has the ability to go farther than we ever 
thought possible, to do things beyond our wildest imaginings 
Barbara Stanny

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. 
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence 
Helen Keller

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. 
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved 
Jeremy Kitson

The single common denominator of people who 
achieve great things is a sense of destiny 
Author Unknown

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that 
he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. 
We are capable of greater things than we realize 
Norman Vincent Peale 

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, 
but also dream; not only plan, but also believe 
Anatole France 

The greatest achievement is to out perform yourself 
Denis Waitley

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation 
Jack Kinder

All great achievements have one thing in common – people with a passion to succeed 
Pat Cash 

If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, 
we must expect to employ methods never before attempted 
Francis Bacon

The starting point of all achievement is desire. 
Weak desire brings weak results 
Napoleon Hill

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference 
between mediocrity and accomplishment 
Norman Vincent Peale 

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the 
children of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements 
Napoleon Hill

To achieve the impossible, one must think the absurd; to look where 
everyone else has looked, but to see what no else has seen 
Author Unknown

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit 
Harry S Truman

Desire is the starting point of all achievement 
Napoleon Hill

I’ve found that often, just when you think you’ve hit a wall, 
you experience a breakthrough that takes you to new heights in accomplishment 
Stedman Graham



Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 27, 2009 by mybookofwisdom

People are often unreasonable, Illogical and self-centered; 

Forgive them anyway… 
If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; 

Be kind anyway… 

If you are successful, You will win some false friends and some true enemies; 

Succeed anyway… 

If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; 

Be honest and frank anyway… 

What you spend years building, Someone could destroy overnight; 

Build anyway… 

If you Find Serenty and happiness, Others may be jealous, 

Be happy anyway… 

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow, 

Do good anyway… 

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; 

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway… 

You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God; 

It was NEVER between you and them anyway…


Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom


1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle

2. The best way out is always through.
– Robert Frost

3. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
– William B. Sprague

4. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
– Albert Einstein

5. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
– Henry Ford

6. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
– Oprah Winfrey

7. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan

8. You must be the change you want to see in the world.
– Mahatma Gandhi

9. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
– Goethe

10. You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
– Zig Ziglar

11. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
– Mahatma Gandhi

12. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
– Napoleon Hill

13. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
– Truman Capote

14. Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
– Japanese Proverb

15. In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
– Theodore Roosevelt

16. If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
– Isaac B. Singer

17. Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
– Unknown

18. Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
– Charles F. Kettering, Engineer and Inventor

19. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain

20. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
– Unknown

21. Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
– Unknown

22. Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
– Dan Stanford

23. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
– Albert Einstein

24. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
– Hugh Downs

25. If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
– Marie Osmond

26. Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
– Roy Goodman

27. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
– E. Joseph Cossman

28. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
– Mark Twain

31. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
– Mark Twain

32. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.
– Mark Twain

33. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
– Mark Twain

34. The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
– Richard B. Sheridan

35. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

36. “Act or accept.”
– Unanonymous

37. Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
– Tim Blixseth

38. The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
– Bono

39. Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
– Dr Phil

40. Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
– Stephen R. Covey

41. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
– Norman Vincent Peale

42. Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
– Anonymous

43. Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn vos Savant, Author and Advice Columnist

44. I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones.
– John Cage

45. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
– Albert Einstein

46. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
– Unknown

47. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
– Unknown

48. Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.
– Dr. Phil

49. There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
– Dr. Denis Waitley

50. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
– Sir Winston Churchill

51. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.
– Conrad Hilton

52. Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
– Unknown

53. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
– John Wooden

54. There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
– Mario Cuomo

55. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
– Richard Bach

56. Vision doesn’t usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
– Dr. Michael Norwood

57. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
– Dr. Joyce Brothers

58. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
– Samuel Beckett

59. Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
– Rosalind Russell

60. Cause Change & Lead
Accept Change & Survive
Resist Change & Die

– Ray Norda, Chairman, Novell

61. Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.
– Matthew Keith Groves

62. An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
– Bill Bernbach

63. An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
– Prescott

64. Life is “trying things to see if they work”
Ray Bradbury

65. If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few.

66. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
Dennis P. Kimbro

67. We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

68. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

69. In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

70. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Albert Einstein

71. Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.

72. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi

73. “You are what you think about all day long.” — Dr. Robert Schuller

74. What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” — Ralph Waldo Emerson”

75. “Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Booker T. Washington

76. “Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

77. “To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
– Elbert Hubbard

78. If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. 
– J.M. Power

79. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
– Robert Frost

80. “I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
– Maya Angelou

81. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
– William James

82. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
– Sydney Harris

83. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”
– Richard L. Evans

84. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”
– Robert Frost

85. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

86. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
– Seneca

87. Do first things first, and second things not at all.
– Peter Drucker.

88. The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. 
– Foster’s Law

89. Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. 
– Joe Clark

90. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. 
– Winston Churchill

91. Positive anything is better than negative thinking. 
– Elbert Hubbard

92. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. 
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

93. Those who wish to sing, always find a song. 
– Swedish Proverb

94. If you’re going through hell, keep going. 
– Winston Churchill

95. The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. 
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

96. Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. 
– Voltaire

97. Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits. 
– Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882

98. There is no education like adversity. 
– Disraeli

99. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. 
– Friedrich Nietzsche

100. Adversity introduces a man to himself. 
– Author Unknown


Posted in Uncategorized with tags on December 18, 2008 by mybookofwisdom
1. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. 
–Albert Einstein 
2. People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live…[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. 
–Albert Einstein in a The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. 
–Albert Einstein 
3. letter to Otto Juliusburger 
4. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. 
–Albert Einstein 
5. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
6. Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
7. We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. 
–Albert Einstein 
8. I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. 
–Albert Einstein 
9. I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. [He was speaking of Quantum Mechanics and the breaking down of determinism.] My religiosity consists in a humble admiratation of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance — but for us, not for God 
–Albert Einstein The Human Side, 1954 
10. Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
11. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. 
–Albert Einstein 
12. Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. 
–Albert Einstein 
13. The pioneers of a warless world are the youth who refuse military service. 
–Albert Einstein 
14. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. 
–Albert Einstein 
15. Those instrumental goods which should serve to maintain the life and health of all human beings should be produced by the least possible labour of all. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
16. The search for truth is more precious than its possession 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
17. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
18. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. 
–Albert Einstein 
19. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. 
–Albert Einstein 
20. Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. 
–Albert Einstein 
21. With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon. 
–Albert Einstein 
22. I want to know God’s thoughts…the rest are details. 
–Albert Einstein 
23. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
–Albert Einstein 
24. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it. 
–Albert Einstein 
25. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. 
–Albert Einstein 
26. Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow? 
–Albert Einstein 
27. The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable receiving. 
–Albert Einstein 
28. The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once 
–Albert Einstein 
29. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. 
–Albert Einstein 
30. Try not to be a person of success, but rather a person of virtue 
–Albert Einstein 
31. He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. 
–Albert Einstein 
32. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 
–Albert Einstein 
33. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. 
–Albert Einstein 
34. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler 
–Albert Einstein 
35. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. 
–Albert Einstein 
36. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. 
–Albert Einstein 
37. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. 
–Albert Einstein 
38. Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age. 
–Albert Einstein 
39. I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple. 
–Albert Einstein 
40. Truth is what stands the test of experience. 
–Albert Einstein 
41. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. 
–Albert Einstein 
42. Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn’t play dice. 
–Albert Einstein 
43. Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a [person] does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses their intelligence. 
–Albert Einstein 
44. Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not. 
–Albert Einstein 
45. There remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion 
–Albert Einstein 
46. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player 
–Albert Einstein 
47. Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me 
–Albert Einstein 
48. How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn;for what purpose we know not, though sometimes sense it. But we know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends. 
–Albert Einstein 
49. Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe. 
–Albert Einstein 
50. I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice 
–Albert Einstein 
51. When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. 
–Albert Einstein 
52. We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. The real nature of things we shall never know 
–Albert Einstein 
53. You teach me baseball and I’ll teach you relativity…No we must not You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball. 
–Albert Einstein 
54. For every one billion particles of antimatter there were one billion and one particles of matter. And when the mutual annihilation was complete, one billionth remained – and that’s our present universe. 
–Albert Einstein 
55. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving 
–Albert Einstein 
56. So long as there are men there will be wars 
–Albert Einstein 
57. Nationalism is an infantile diease, the measles of mankind 
–Albert Einstein 
58. I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings 
–Albert Einstein 
59. To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It’s futile to gaze at the world through a car window 
–Albert Einstein 
60. I love to travel, But hate to arrive 
–Albert Einstein 
61. Politics is more difficult than physics 
–Albert Einstein 
62. I hate crowds and making speeches. I hate facing cameras and having to answer to a crossfire of questions. Why popular fancy should seize upon me, a scientist, dealing in abstract things and happy if left alone, is a manifestation of mass psychology that is beyond me. 
–Albert Einstein 
63. I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. 
–Albert Einstein 
64. When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits. 
–Albert Einstein 
65. Lasting harmony with a woman(was) an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully 
–Albert Einstein 
66. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought. 
–Albert Einstein 
67. As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality 
–Albert Einstein 
68. I don’t believe in mathematics. 
–Albert Einstein 
69. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. 
–Albert Einstein 
70. If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut. 
–Albert Einstein 
71. The ideals that have lighted my way and time after time have give me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth. 
–Albert Einstein 
72. Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. 
–Albert Einstein 
73. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. 
–Albert Einstein 
74. A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? 
–Albert Einstein 
75. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. 
–Albert Einstein 
76. Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater. 
–Albert Einstein 
77. If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor 
–Albert Einstein 
78. The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. 
–Albert Einstein 
79. If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it ? 
–Albert Einstein 
80. Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. 
–Albert Einstein 
81. It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed 
–Albert Einstein 
82. Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity 
–Albert Einstein 
83. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. 
–Albert Einstein 
84. Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it. 
–Albert Einstein 
85. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means 
–Albert Einstein 
86. The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible 
–Albert Einstein 
87. When the solution is simple, God is answering. 
–Albert Einstein 
88. The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax. 
–Albert Einstein 
89. The significant problems we face can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. 
–Albert Einstein 
90. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. 
–Albert Einstein 
91. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
92. It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service. 
–Albert Einstein 
93. The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self. 
–Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955) 
94. The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it. 
–Albert Einstein 
95. It is not by sitting still at a grand distance and calling the human race larvae that men are to be helped 
–Albert Einstein 
96. There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle The other is as though everything is a miracle. 
–Albert Einstein 
97. As punishment for my contempt for authority, Fate has made me an authority myself. 
–Albert Einstein 
98. I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details. 
–Albert Einstein 
99. A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. 
–Albert Einstein 
100. A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. 
–Albert Einstein 
101. We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. 
–Albert Einstein 
102. Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. 
–Albert Einstein 
103. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books . It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranges and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations. 
–Albert Einstein 
104. Where there is love there is no question 
–Albert Einstein 
105. The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. 
–Albert Einstein 
106. When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity. 
–Albert Einstein 
107. The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. 
–Albert Einstein 
108. Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. 
–Albert Einstein 
109. Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. 
–Albert Einstein 
110. On the big Bang theory: “For every one billion particles of antimatter there were one billion and one particles of matter. And when the mutual annihilation was complete, one billionth remained – and that’s our present universe.” 
–Albert Einstein 
111. MacMillan has this particular quote simply as “God doesn’t play dice.” and notes that it is often quoted as doesn’t play dice with the universe” 
–Albert Einstein 
112. Imagination is more important than knowledge. 
–Albert Einstein 
113. He who finds though that lets us penetrate even a little deeper into the eternal mystery of nature has been granted great grace. He who, in addition, experiences the recognition, sympathy, and help of the best minds of his times, had been given almost more happiness than one man can bear. 
–Albert Einstein 
114. Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. 
–Albert Einstein


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“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind…let it be something good.” 

Author Unknown 

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

Kahlil Gibran
Lebanese Poet and Novelist

Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others…
And your very flesh shall be a great poem. 

Walt Whitman
American Poet 

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t. 

Richard Bach

“There is no such thing in anyone’s life 
as an unimportant day.”

Alexander Woollcott
American Author

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”

St. Augustine, 354 430
Early Christian Priest, Author

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

Jack London
American Author 

Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out 
from behind the clouds!

“The Enlightened One: 

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or
catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.”

Dawna Markova


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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. 

If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out. 
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. 

All men by nature desire knowledge. 

We cannot learn without pain. 

The energy of the mind is the essence of life. 

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. 

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

Hope is a waking dream. 

Friendship is a single soul living in two bodies. 

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his 

enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. 

Philosophy is the science which considers truth. 

Plausible impossibilities should be preferred to unconvincing possibilities.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. 

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. 

What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.


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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.

Action is eloquence

And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of.

Assume a virtue, if you have it not.

Be great in act, as you have been in thought

He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.

His life was gentle; and the elements
So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN!

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.

I am not bound to please thee with my answers

I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart: but the saying is true ‘The empty vessel makes the greatest sound’.

I must be cruel only to be kind;
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

I wish you well and so I take my leave,
I Pray you know me when we meet again.

In time we hate that which we often fear.