Quotes for November…for those who like them.
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will
be sorry that you retire.
I still believe that love is all you need. I don’t know a better message.
The fireside is the tulip bed of a winter day.
How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring.
The rooster crows … but the hen delivers the goods.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
The only journey is the journey within.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of
the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
If you don’t want to be there on the takeoff, you won’t be there on the landing.
(Lyndon B. Johnson)
There is a big gap between advice and help.
A gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines.
The ideal length of a vacation is just long enough to be missed and not long enough for them to discover
how well they can get along without you.
Silence is the safety zone of conversations.
There are two kinds of mistakes: little ones and big ones. The little ones the company can absorb. The big
ones will absorb the company.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet
leave a landscape as it was before.
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away.
He who will not reflect is a ruined man.
One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.
(John Stuart Mill)
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Ideals are like stars. We never reach them but, like the mariners on the sea, we chart our course by them.
Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
Insist on yourself. Never imitate.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
Our ideas, like orange plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.
(Edward Bulwer Lytton)
What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.
(Hecato, Greek philosopher)
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
(Theodore T. Hunger)
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help
the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
(W. Somerset Maugham)
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
The fact that you can profit from your mistakes does not mean the more mistakes, the more profit.
They sicken of the calm who know the storm.
Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there’s all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to
distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy
paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens.
We are more inclined to hate one another for points on which we differ, than to love one another for points
on which we agree.
Litter bugs me.
Troubles, like babies, grow larger by nursing.
Many modern reformers are just as dangerous as the physician who makes a wrong diagnosis of disease.
They see the trouble from without and prescribe external remedies, while the cause of the trouble is within
and needs internal treatment.
Gossip, unlike river water, flows both ways.
Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.
Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses.
No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift of life is yours. It is an amazing journey and you alone are
responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
The narrower the cage, the sweeter the liberty.
The longer the title, the less important the job.
A conscience that has been bought once will be bought twice.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
If you take big paces you leave big spaces.
A word to the wise isn’t necessary. It’s the stupid ones who need the advice.
Writing a book is like scrubbing an elephant: there’s no good place to begin or end, and it’s hard to keep
track of what you’ve already covered.”
Beauty comes in all sizes - not just size 5.
The hardest thing about climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
I am absolutely sure there is no life on Mars - it’s not listed on my teenager’s phone bills.
Ambition is our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves.
There’s no thrill in easy sailing
When the sky is clear and blue.
There’s no joy in merely doing
Things which anyone can do.
But there is some fulfillment
That is mighty sweet to take,
When you reach a destination
You though you couldn’t make.
(Anonymous) … A BEAUTIFUL POEM, AND THAT’S HOW THE SOURCE IS LISTED.