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Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with the software.
Anonymous

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

Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
Anonymous

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
John Atkinson

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Mother Teresa

People will pay more to be entertained than educated.
 Johnny [John William] Carson

It's not the program that teaches; it's the teacher.
 Margaret Mooney

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
Anonymous

Anyone who thinks old age is golden must not have had a very exciting youth.
Anonymous

How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teen-ager who
wants to stay out all night?
Anonymous

Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can
operate without.
Anonymous

Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
Anonymous

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
Anonymous

There are no new sins.... the old ones just get more publicity.
Anonymous



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There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM. It could be a right number.
Anonymous

Think about this..... No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.
Anonymous

Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
Anonymous

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Anonymous

The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
Anonymous

Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
Anonymous

The only difference between a rut and a grave is in their dimensions.
Ellen Glasglow

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Anonymous

We need to measure, not count.
Peter F. Drucker

If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
Nadine Stair

If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out.
Anonymous

Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often.
Anonymous

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
Anonymous

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
Anonymous

If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
Anonymous

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
Anonymous

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
Anonymous

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Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
Anonymous

Dig where the gold is unless you just need some exercise.
John M. Capozzi, Why Climb the Corporate Ladder When You Can Take the Elevator?

Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
Will Rogers

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
Will Rogers

Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Will Rogers

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
Will Rogers

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.
Will Rogers

There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence.
Will Rogers

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Will Rogers

If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still
there.
Will Rogers

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
Will Rogers

Money talks. Chocolate sings.
Anonymous

We do not remember days; we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus.
Susan Longacre

I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
 Gilda Radner

If it weren't for STRESS I'd have no energy at all.
Anonymous



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Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
Anonymous

If the shoe fits......buy it in every color.
Anonymous

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
Anonymous

When you throw dirt, you lose ground.
Texan Proverb

What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
Jewish Proverb

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Chinese Proverb

Talk slowly but think quickly.
Anonymous

Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
Anonymous

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Anonymous

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
William Arthur Ward

Never cut what you can untie.
Joseph Joubert

Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
Anonymous

If he/she says that you are too good for him/her - believe them.
Mom

No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
Dave Barry

When miserable hope. When happy beware.
Anonymous

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No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.
Carrie Snow

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepurn

Think big thoughts bur relish small pleasures
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Donald H. Rumsfeld

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
A wise bathroom wall

Sometimes I think, Well. And sometimes I think, Oh Well.
Anonymous

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.
Anonymous

Give some people an inch and they think they’re rulers.
Anonymous

If you get into deep water, keep your mouth shut!
Anonymous

I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
Gilda Radner

Do your best now. Later doesn’t always come for everyone.
Shaquile O’Neal’s mom

Don’t be scared of the side streets and back roads. They might get you there quicker.
Cab driver

If you keep doing things the same way, you’ll never get different results.
Anonymous

Don't let yourself forget what it's like to be sixteen.
Anonymous

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Dr. Robert Schuller

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
David Brink

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I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something
you hate.
George Burns

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Erica Jong

Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day.
Anonymous

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Henry Ford

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser

The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear a pair of very tight shoes!
Lolly

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Napoleon Bonaparte

What is the difference between whether you never start or never finish? Either way, you are still
stuck.
Anonymous

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
Anonymous

Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
Anonymous

Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view.
George Bush, "All the Best, George Bush"

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the
other.
Chinese Proverb

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
Thomas Szasz

All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
Anonymous

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When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
Anonymous

If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
Italian Proverb

 Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Will Rogers

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.
Lauren Bacall

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

Age doesn’t mater unless you’re cheese.
Billie Burke

It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.
Sam Ewing

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost
luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Maya Angelou

It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
Will Rogers

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
Saint Theresa of Jesus

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God, 2000

You shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw
something back.
Anonymous

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel Boorstin

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
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I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to
please everybody all the time.
Herbert Bayard Swope

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts
take you.
James Lane Allen

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
Mario Andretti

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind

Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.
Andy Rooney

When you build bridges you can keep crossing them.
Rick Pitino, Lead to Success

I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
 Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell
these people how much they mean to you.
'Cheers

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Reggie Leach

Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down.
Wilson Mizner

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.
Lucille Ball

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Gloria Pitzer, in Reader's Digest, 1979

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Adams

Whoever does not love his work cannot hope that it will please others.
Anonymous



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Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
Jacopo Sannazaro

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
Dorothea Brande

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Irish Proverb

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., quoted by Human Behavior, May 1978

Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial.
Richard Ben Sapir

Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.
Anonymous

Laziness is nothing more than a habit of resting before you get tired.
Jules Renard

Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did.
Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman, 1969

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering

So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
Dick Cavett

You can count the seeds in a single apple, but you can't count the apples in a single seed.
Anonymous

Worries go down better with soup than without.
Jewish Proverb

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Unknown

Things are only impossible until they're not.
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Failing to plan is planning to fail.
John Wooden

We don’t want activity without achievement.
John Wooden.

Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

Good looks open doors, but they don't keep you in the room.
Todd Coomber

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it
functions best.
Anonymous

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
Tallulah Bankhead

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Jim Rohn

When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet
him he will win.
Ed Macauley

You manage things; you lead people.
Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, USN

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
Garry Marshall, Wake Me When It's Funny

Good habits result from resisting temptation.
Ancient Proverb

Learn to say, ―I don’t know.‖ If used when appropriate, it will be often.
Donald Rumsfeld

If you try to please everybody, somebody’s not going to like it.
Donald Rumsfeld

It is easier to get into something than to get out of it.
Donald Rumsfeld


Try to make original mistakes rather than needlessly repeating those of others.
Donald Rumsfeld

Don’t do or say things you would not like to see on the front page of the newspaper.
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If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
Ed Howe

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.
Robert M. Pirsig

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Robert Frost

Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it.
Irving Berlin

What if the hokey-pokey really is what it’s all about?
Seen on a t-shirt

Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil
underneath.
Jacob Braude

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
Cathy Guisewite

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
William S. Burroughs

Be a fountain, not a drain.
Rex Hudler, quoted in Sports Illustrated

I have always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.
Lily Tomlin

Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Anonymous

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn von Savant

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.
Lynn Hall, Where Have All the Tigers Gone?, 1989

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Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
Elsa Maxwell

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
Confucius

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato

This became a credo of mine...attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Bette Davis

An ugly carpet will last forever.
Erma Bombeck

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all
good things are yours.
Swedish Proverb

The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
 Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Doing nothing gets pretty tiresome because you can't stop and rest.
Anonymous

Don't give other people a piece of your mind unless you can afford it.
Anonymous

Education is learning a lot about how little you know.
Anonymous

Education should include knowledge of what to do with it.
Anonymous

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Anonymous

Foresight is knowing when to shut your mouth before someone suggests it.
Anonymous

Free advice generally costs more than the other kind.
Anonymous

Frustration is when you have ulcers but still aren't a success.
Anonymous

Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you will see farther.
Anonymous




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Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
Anonymous

He was a ―how‖ thinker, not an ―if‖ thinker.
Anonymous

I never forget, but sometimes I don't remember.
Anonymous

Knowledge increases in proportion to its use - that is, the more we teach, the more we learn.
H.P. Blavatskty

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
Anonymous

There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute force and ignorance
William's Law

There is nothing to scratch but the surface.
Johnson's Law

We owe almost all of our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
Charles Caleb Colton

Meetings are like panda matings. The expectations are always high, but the results are usually
disappointing.
Anonymous

It's called Pandora's Rule: Never open a box you didn't close.
Anonymous

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
Mae West

Nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first few hours of a diet.
Anonymous

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Goethe

You can make yourself happy or make yourself miserable; the amount of work is the same.
Carlos Castenada, Don Juan

The idea is there, locked inside. All you have to do is remove the excess stone.
Michelangelo

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude
of mind.
William James




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Don't squat with your spurs on.
Texas Bix Bender

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
Dalai Lama

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Dalai Lama

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Anonymous

Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.
Anonymous

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Phyllis Theroux

Success is largely a matter of keeping in the groove while keeping out of a rut.
Anonymous

The trouble with common sense is it’s not too common.
Anonymous

Nobody forgets where he buried the hatchet.
Frank McKinney ―Kim‖ Hubbard

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
Henry Louis Mencken

If Columbus had an advisory committee, he would probably still be at the dock.
Justice Arthur Goldberg

Trust everyone, but cut the cards.
Finley Peter Dunne

You always pass failure on your way to success.
Mickey Rooney

A wise man knows everything; a shrewd one, everybody.
Anonymous

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Barry LePatner

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

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
Italian proverb



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Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Anonymous

There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Red O’Donnell

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Antisthenes

Skating on thin ice is better than skating on no ice at all.
John M. Shanahan

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.
John Galsworthy

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it
worth the effort.
Herm Albright

The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

As to the adjective: When in doubt, strike it out.
Mark Twain

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Erica Jong

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.
Baltasar Gracian

To escape criticism – do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
Anonymous

By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
Anonymous

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Freedom to be your best means nothing unless you’re willing to do your best.
Colin Powell

Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.
Ed Asner

Blessed are those who laugh at themselves as they will always be amused.
Anonymous


The only thing better than a good friend is a good friend with a bag of M&Ms.
Anonymous

Life is like an ice cream cone...just when you think you've got it licked, it drips on you.
Anonymous

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone!
Anonymous

When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
Walter Lippmann

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Anonymous

The secret to staying young is to drink moderately, exercise regularly, and lie about your age.
Anonymous

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
Ogden Nash

Good clothes open all doors.
Thomas Fuller

The great advantage of telling the truth is that one is so much more likely to sound convincing.
Susan Howatch

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
Doug Larson

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
U.S. Grant

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni

Nothing is more harmful to a new truth than an old error.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




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To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn Vos Savant

We can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Will Rogers

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the
pants.
Walter Winchell

If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
Oriental Proverb

All food is comfort food.
Chris Erskine

A thousand words are worth a picture - and they load faster, too.
Anonymous

Well-behaved women rarely make history.
Bumper sticker

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.
Anonymous

Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for
them?
Anonymous

If you’re going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it.
Leo Rosten

So me mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
Anonymous

Don't cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.
Anonymous

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
Anonymous

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Anonymous

Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.
Anonymous




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In a perfect world, parents would get to go out more often than their teenagers.
Chris Erskine

Anything can be made to work if you fiddle with it long enough.
Anonymous

Important things that are supposed to happen do not happen, especially when people are looking.
Anonymous

If it ain’t worth asking for then it ain’t worth having.
Mom

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
Lily Tomlin

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
Lily Tomlin

I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.
Sir Laurence Olivier

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not
there, I go to work.
Robert Orben

The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
Sarah Brown

Never let fear of striking out get in the your way.
Babe Ruth

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.
 W.C. Fields

The latest definition of an optimist is one who fills up his crossword puzzle in ink.
Clement King Shorter

It's good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Madonna

Sometimes you’re the pigeon. Sometimes you’re the statue.
Bumper Sticker

If you can smile whenever anything goes wrong, you’re either an optimist or a repairman.
Anonymous

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

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The trouble with being punctual is there’s nobody there to appreciate it.
Anonymous

No one has more courage than the person who can stop eating after one peanut.
Anonymous

The golden rule of reading a menu is if you can’t pronounce it, you can’t afford it.
Mom

A famous recipe for rabbit stew begins ―Catch a rabbit.‖ Sometimes we overlook the obvious.
Anonymous

Sometimes the majority only means that all of the fools are on the same side.
Anonymous

Ever notice that the hardness of butter increases with the softness of the bread?
Ann

Few things are more disillusioning than learning that Grandma’s old family recipe came from Betty
Crocker.
Alice

Friends and wine should be old.
Spanish Proverb

Beer is made by men, wine by God!
Martin Luther

Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened anymore.
A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh,1926

I never knew words could be so confusing, Milo said…. Only when you use a lot to say a little,
answered Tock.
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth, 1961.

You have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up. Anybody knows that
Kay Thompson, Eloise, 1955

She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on her with a pitchfork.
Jonathan Swift

Where's the man could ease the heart like a satin gown?
Dorothy Parker

Pure style in clothes is as intimidating as pure style in anything else.
Elizabeth Bowen

Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat.
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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra

We're lost, but we're making good time.
Yogi Berra

Never answer an anonymous letter.
Yogi Berra

It's deja vu all over again.
Yogi Berra

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.
Anonymous

You never know how many friends you have until you own a beach house.
Geep Morse

A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth gets its pants on.
Anonymous

The person who does the work is the ONLY one who learns.
Anonymous

My teacher thought I was smarter than I was; so I was.
A six-year old

School is a place where little people go to see big people work.
Mark Twain

There is nothing so small that it can’t be blown out of proportion
Ruchert’s Law

Quality only happens when you care enough to do your best.
Anonymous

Every job is a self-portrait of those who did it. Autograph your work with quality.
Anonymous

The race is not always to the swift – but to those who keep running.
Anonymous

There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
Will Rogers

The surest bond of friendship is having enemies in common.
Anonymous

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein



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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoi

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
Ellen Glasgow

To change and to improve are two different things.
 German proverb

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Carol Burnett

Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction and you will not have to worry about
your feet.
Author Unknown

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.
E. L. Konigsburg

It takes 26 muscles to smile, and 62 muscles to frown. Smile: if you can't lift the corners, let the
middle sag.
Anonymous

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Anonymous

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
Anonymous

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
Peter F. Drucker

In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.
Sheldon Kopp

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step
may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
Mildred McAfee

Give help rather than advice.
Luc de Vauvenargues

Be kind to unkind people - they need it the most.
Anonymous



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Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
Earl of Chesterfield

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one a failure.
Herbert Samuel

You should hope and work, but never hope more than you work.
Anonymous

You have freedom of choice, but never freedom from consequences.
John Alston

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison

Don’t ever confuse motion with progress.
Hadley’s Law

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him.
Benjamin Franklin

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

It’s impossible to teach without learning something yourself.
Anonymous

The weight of the world changes in a moment with a giggle or roar, or just the twitch of a smile.
Jennifer James

Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself, but do not relinquish it simply
because someone else is not sure of you.
Stewart E. White

Conduct yourself in such a way that your high school would want you to address the graduating
seniors.
Anonymous

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
R. Bach

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

It does no good to complain to someone who doesn’t care or can’t help.
John Alston

We must learn to let go as easily as we grasp or we will find our hands full and our minds empty.
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Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

Try? There is not try. There is only do or not do.
Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you keep getting what you’ve always gotten.
Anonymous

Wear expensive shoes, belts, and ties, but buy them on sale.
Anonymous

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that
were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas
Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
Anonymous

Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.
Anonymous

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.
Anonymous

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Ingrid Bergman or Albert Schweitzer

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
Thomas Jones

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
Anonymous

The road to success is always under construction.
Anonymous

Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Always keep a volunteer between you and trouble.
Anonymous

Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets
there.
Josh Billings

You can’t depend on anyone to be wrong all the time,
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Just because you can’t do everything, doesn’t mean you can’t do anything.
Anonymous

Never give advice. The wise don’t need it and the fools don’t heed it.
Anonymous

We resist most what we do not understand.
Anonymous

There’s always a time in change when both feet are off the ground.
Anonymous

Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
Anonymous

If you don’t know where you’re going, any plan will do.
Peter Drucker

To know and not to do is not to know.
Wall Street saying

Success is the capacity to manage change.
Judy-Arin Krupp

Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
Anonymous

A lie is as powerful as the truth if you can get someone to believe it.
John Alston

In any given household, only one person will voluntarily put the toilet paper on the toilet roll.
Laws of the Universe identified by Jennifer James

The only person who likes change is a wet baby.
Roy Blitzer

Nothing important was ever achieved without someone’s taking a chance.
Anonymous

Doing more things faster is no substitute for doing the right thing.
Stephen R. Covey

Ideas are like the stars - we never reach them, but like the mariners on the sea, we chart our
course by them.
Carl Scurz

You can observe an awful lot of things just by watching.
Yogi Berra

You are born and you die…. everything in between is negotiable.
John Alston

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A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain

Leadership is an affair of the heart not the head.
Warren Bennis

There are those who don’t even like to be rubbed the wrong way.
Grandma Sonderquist

Just because everything looks different, doesn’t mean anything has changed.
Anonymous

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Washington Irving

Every innovation is a failure in the middle.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

If you don’t control your mind, someone else will. All it takes is a good story.
John Alston

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Sculley and Byrne

A problem is an opportunity looked at from the wrong direction.
Mike Bush

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
Murphy’s Seventh Law

Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.
Stephen R. Covey

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.
The Koran

Illegitimus non Carborundum (Don’t let the bastards grind you down).
Ancient Roman advice

It takes two of us to create the truth, one to utter it and one to understand it.
Kahil Gibran

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.
Galileo

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
William Shakespeare

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
Oliver Goldsmith

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No matter how many hot dogs you consume at home, they always taste better at the ball park.
Oscar Mayer

Changing things is central to leadership, and changing them before anyone else is creativeness.
Jay’s Laws of Leadership

Any growth requires a temporary loss of security.
Madeline Hunter

Every dreamer needs a doer.
Pitney-Bowes

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Anonymous

When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles Beard

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

The best wine is the one you have in your hand at the time.
J. Ziemba

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Success comes in cans, failure comes in can’ts.
Anonymous

Falling down doesn’t make you a failure, but staying down does.
Anonymous

Doors of opportunity are marked ―push‖ and ―pull.‖
Anonymous

Smile! It gives your face something to do and it’s contagious!
Anonymous

It is good to remember that the tea kettle, although up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing.
Anonymous

If at first you don’t succeed, try reading the instructions.
Anonymous

Every man has one thing he can do better than anyone else — and usually it’s reading his own
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Those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.
Anonymous

Your business is not to remake yourself, but to make the absolute best of what you are.
Robert Browning

It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Somerset Maughm

No matter how cynical you get, it’s impossible to keep it up.
Lily Tomlinson

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.
Frank Tyger

You are like a teabag - only in hot water do you realize how strong you are.
John Murphy.

You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.
Yogi Berra

The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
Abraham Lincoln

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.
Mark Twain

Rise early. Work late. Strike oil.
J. Paul Getty

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.
Tom Peters

A man can fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Anonymous

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Anonymous

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
IIsak Dinesen

If we don’t change direction, we will arrive at where we are going.
Richard L. Evans

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find our how far one can go.
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Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Tom Peters

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Anna Freud

The only difference between salad and garbage is time and arrangement.
John Alston

One loss is good for the soul. Too many losses are not good for the coach.
Knute Rockne

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed king can still goof up.
Laurence J. Peter

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Ambrose Bierce

If you can’t change the facts, try bending your attitude.
Anonymous

The happiest people are those who discover that what they should be doing and what they are
doing are the same thing.
Anonymous

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Anonymous

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.
Diogenes Laertius, about 150 B.C.

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
Norman MacEwan

Happiness doesn’t come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do.
Wilfred Peterson

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplier

One good turn gets most of the blanket
Ellenberg

We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.
Chinese fortune cookie

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Children need models more than they need critics.
Joseph Joubert

Before you master the three R’s, you’ve got to master the three L’s - look, listen, and learn.
Grandpa

You can’t talk yourself out of something that you behaved yourself into.
John Alston

Just because you know better doesn’t mean you’re going to do better.
John Alston

If you can’t get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it’s confidential.
Anonymous

You never have to explain something you haven’t said.
Calvin Coolidge

Blessed is he who, having nothing to say, refrains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Anonymous

A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
Henry Ford

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein

None is so deaf as those who will not hear.
English proverb

The trouble with experience is that it sometimes teaches us too late.
Anonymous

Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel you’ve done a
permanent job.
Anonymous

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
Henry Ford

You’re only as good as the people you hire.
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Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
Charles Luckman

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.
Tom Peters

For success: try aspiration, inspiration, and perspiration.
Anonymous

Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get good out of all things
and all persons.
John Ruskin

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Calvin Coolidge

I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am - and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
Henry J. Kaiser

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell.
Harry S Truman

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Michael O’Brien

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if
encouraged.
Ovid, about 9 A.D.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.
Irving Berlin

Lord, I confess I am not what I ought to be, but I thank you, Lord, that I’m not what I used to be.
Maxie Dunnan

Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement
Anonymous

You can’t steal second base and keep one foot on first.
A 69-year-old junior executive

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Henry James

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
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Always listen to the experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it.
Robert Heinlein

After enlightenment, the laundry.
Anonymous

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi

The best way out is always through.
Helen Keller

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
Lily Tomlin

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
Douglas MacArthur

When the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future
has run out on us.
Michael Cibenko

Don’t measure yourself by what you’ve accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished
with your ability.
John Wooden

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

You may make mistakes, but you’re not a failure until you start blaming someone else.
Anonymous

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate
less, love more; and all good things are yours.
Swedish proverb

A person determined never to be wrong won’t accomplish much.
Ken Wisdom

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have.
Spend it wisely.
Anonymous

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The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
Anonymous

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
Ed Cunningham

We can be negative and cynical or we can be charged and hot wired to find a way through it, over
it, around it, under it.
Laura Schlessinger

You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same note.
Douglas Floyd

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Get up one more time than you’re knocked down.
Peter’s Principle of Success

If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.
Mario Andretti

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Anonymous

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James

For a good life: Work like a dog. Eat like a horse. Think like a fox. And play like a rabbit.
George Allen

Learn to pause…or nothing worthwhile will catch up with you.
Don King

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

You always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Failure can be divided into those who thought and never did and those who did and never thought.
W. A. Nance

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
Doug Larson

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
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Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you.
Marg Bly

You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at one time.
Oprah Winfrey

When choosing between two evils, I always like to pick the one I never tried before.
Mae West

If everything is coming your way, then you’re in the wrong lane.
Anonymous

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.
Anonymous

If everybody’s thinking alike, somebody isn’t thinking.
Anonymous

We learn the ropes of life by untying its knots.
Jean Toomor

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Anonymous

Good instincts usually tell you what to do before your head has figured it out.
Michael Burke

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don’t.
Frank Clark

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Proverb

Everything in life requires a price. Know how much you’re willing to pay.
Anonymous

You will get about what you expect - so expect a lot.
Anonymous

People who know all the answers usually don’t understand the questions.
Anonymous

Never count on good luck - but accept it with gratitude.
Anonymous

Always focus on what’s right, not who is right.
Anonymous



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Building bridges is more productive than building walls.
Anonymous

If you want to have a short meeting, don’t provide chairs.
A sage leader

Look for good everywhere. Trouble will show up on its own.
Richard Rybolt

I have a simple philosophy. Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

The race may not be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that’s how you bet.
Damon Runyon

He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit.
Anonymous

Remember that a kick in the ass is a step forward.
Anonymous

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball

Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway

Experience teaches you to recognize a mistake when you’ve done it again.
Anonymous

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Barry LePatner

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt.

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Henry Ford

You’re only young once. How long that once lasts is the question.
Anonymous

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.
A.J. Cronin

Living is like licking honey off a thorn.
Anonymous

Retreat, Hell! We’re just advancing in another direction.
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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-
confidence.
Robert Frost

Never confuse motion with action.
Ernest Hemingway

The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.
John Jensen

Never confuse what is hard to do with what is impossible to do.
John Alston

It’s not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
Ashleigh Brilliant

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

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Henry Ford

Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant.

The best way to appreciate leisure is to work hard for it.
Anonymous

Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

You can never stub your toe standing still, but the faster you go, the more chance you have of
getting somewhere.
Charles F. Kettering

Not feeling like doing the right thing is no excuse for not doing the right thing.
John Alston

Too many people think they are being creative when they are just being different.
Anonymous

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges
J. F. Newton

If at first you succeed, try to hide your astonishment.
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Everything starts as somebody’s dream.
Larry Niven

Success is not how high you fly, it’s how high you bounce when things hit bottom.
Gen. George S. Patton

When you believe in miracles, miracles happen.
Anonymous

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
Henry Ford

The road to success is often paved with speed bumps.
Michael Patterson

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.
Anonymous

Every day there is an alarming increase in the number of things I know absolutely nothing about!
Bob Walczak

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, Inspired by A. A. Milne

For every 60 seconds of anger, you lose one minute of happiness.
Peggy Land

Pray for what you want, but work for the things you need.
Chinese fortune cookie

It is better to share happiness than keep it to yourself.
Chinese fortune cookie

Two approaches to improvement to avoid: systems without passion and passion without systems.
Tom Peters

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Earl Wilson

When you stand in the middle of the road, you get hit by traffic going in both directions.
Anonymous

Never fight with anyone who buys ink by the barrel.
Anonymous

Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.
John Wooden

Schools flunk. Kids don’t.
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If I am through learning, I am through.
John Wooden

The time to make friends is before you need them.
John Wooden

Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.
John Wooden

Every cow is sacred to its mother.
Anonymous

The only time you can’t afford to fail is the last time you try.
Charles Kettering

Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
Anonymous

A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
Anonymous

People can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.
William James

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Somerset Maugham

The price of success is perseverance. The price of failure comes cheaper.
Anonymous

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
Anonymous

You can’t lead from behind.
Anonymous

Wherever you go, there you are.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Be grateful when you’re feeling good and graceful when you’re feeling bad.
Richard Carlson

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
Anonymous

Remember that you become what you practice most.
Richard Carlson

There are some times when silence has the loudest voice.
Anonymous



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About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Hoover

We too often love things and use people when we should use things and love people.
Anonymous

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Anonymous

There is nothing so useless as doing that which should not be done at all.
Peter F. Drucker

―You know, Hobbes, sometimes even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help.‖
Calvin (from ―Calvin and Hobbes‖ by Bill Watterson)

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when clothing and music were handed down to the next
generation.
Doug Larson

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasgow

If you don’t care where you are, then you’re not lost.
Anonymous

Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.
Ambrose Bierce

Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.
Anonymous

If you’re not lighting any candles, don’t complain about the dark.
Anonymous

Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.
Anonymous

There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.
Anonymous

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
Anonymous

If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

Most people are willing to change, not because they see the light, but because they feel the heat.
Anonymous

Start with what you can do; don’t stop because of what you can’t do.
John Wooden

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You draw nothing out of the bank of life except what you deposit in it.
Anonymous

Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
Anonymous

In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.
Charlie Brown

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John D. Rockefeller

It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.
Dennis Waitley

We must accept the truth, even if it changes our point of view.
Louise Robertson

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
Sarah Friedman

The pupil, who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.
John Stuart Mill.

Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.
Anonymous

Everybody laughs in the same language.
Anonymous

No one cares what you know until they know how much you care.
Anonymous

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles Schultz

The miracle is this — the more we share, the more we have.
Leonard Nimoy

Failure is an event not a person.
Anonymous

Those who are successful never look towards the ground for their next step, but toward the
horizon.
Anonymous




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It is easier to stay out than to get out.
Mark Twain

Be willing to give your best before expecting it of others.
Anonymous

There is really only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own
self.
Aldus Huxley

Blindness and error can change a life as surely as judgment can.
M. Morris

Information on the Internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversations at a bar.
George Lundberg

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
African Proverb

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure time.
Laurence J. Peter

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
C. D. Jackson

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Education is equipping our children to walk through doors of opportunity.
L. B. Johnson

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
Les Brown

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mohandes Ghandi

If you’re going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Anonymous

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it The
Present.
Baratude Olafunjui

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
Steve Wright

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.
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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach


Keep your words sweet. You may have to eat them.
Anonymous

The trouble with experience as a teacher is that the test comes first and the lesson after.
Anonymous

If you don’t stand up for something, then you’ll fall for anything.
God’s Little Instruction Book

Don’t go through life. Grow through life.
Ashley

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

The road to success is dotted with tempting parking spaces.
Anonymous

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s what you do afterwards that counts.
Anonymous

Life is a game. Be a player, not a spectator.
Anonymous

Your attitude almost always determines your altitude in life.
Anonymous

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through
strength, but through persistence.
Anonymous

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.
Anonymous

Leaders are like eagles. They don’t flock. You find them one at a time.
Anonymous

The race for quality has no finish line.
Anonymous

You always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Anonymous

Treat the earth well; remember that it was not given to us by our parents, but was lent to us by
our children.
Anonymous



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Communication is the secret to success. Pass it on.
Anonymous

Have patience with all things, but first of all with your self.
St. Thomas of Isles

That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good teaching comes not from behind the desk but from behind the heart.
Elizbeth Andrew

Judge each day not by the harvest but by the seeds you plant.
Anonymous

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.
Pope John XXIII

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Sorn Kierkegaard

Let people learn of your sterling qualities without your help.
Judith Martin (Miss Manners)

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
L.Thomas Holcroft

Happiness is not a state to arrive at but, rather, a manner of traveling.
Samuel Johnson

Your day goes the way the corners of your mouth turn.
Anonymous

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

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

Praise loudly and blame softly.
Anonymous

The best thing to hold on to in life is each other.
Anonymous

We didn’t all come over in the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat.
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A team without goals is just another ineffective committee.
Anonymous

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
Anonymous

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
Anonymous

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Anonymous

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
Anonymous

You’ve got to give loyalty down if you want loyalty up.
Anonymous

Dogs believe they’re human. Cats believe they are God.
Anonymous

What is popular is not always right; what is right is not always popular.
Anonymous

None of the education improvement strategies will work unless you do.
Frank Trujillo

Telling people is not the same as teaching them.
John Alston

Just because you know better, doesn’t mean you’ll do better.
John Alston

What works works. What doesn’t work doesn’t work. No amount of doing what doesn’t work will
make it work.
John Alston

We cannot go back and make a new start, but we can start now to make a new ending.
Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Stephen Covey

If you’re not learning while you’re teaching, you’re not teaching.
Frank McCourt

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
Warren Buffett

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. McIntyre

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Nothing levels the playing field like a better idea.
Stanley I. Mason, Jr.

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they’ve done.
Cullen Hightower

It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
Garry Marshall

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter F. Drucker

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
Duke Snider

Ever notice that there are always more last-minute details than there are last minutes?
Ivern Ball

It's too bad the people who really know how to run the country are busy teaching school!
Anonymous

A leader knows what's best to do; a manager knows merely how best to do it.
Ken Adelman

A lot of people can't handle prosperity - but then, most of us don't have to.
Anonymous

Mistakes will happen but why do you have to give them so much help?
Anonymous

Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge; others merely gargle.
Anonymous

Count your age by friends not years. Count your life by smiles not tears.
Anonymous

If it's green, it's biology,
If it stinks, it's chemistry
If it has numbers, it's math
If it doesn't work, it's technology
Anonymous

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
Anonymous

It's nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.
Anonymous

Friendship should not be thought of as something we get; it is something we give.
Anonymous

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Worry does not take the pain out of tomorrow; it merely takes the joy out of today.
Anonymous

Always drink upstream from the herd.
Anonymous

This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing
gum.
Elbert Hubbard

If you cannot find the answer, go back and make sure you understand the question.
George Lyle

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

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Thomas Carruthers

I am always willing to learn, however I do not always like to be taught.
Winston Churchill

If you want to climb mountains, don't practice on molehills.
Louis Schmier

You can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that you’d better know something.
Anonymous

The grass may look greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed.
Anonymous

Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling when you feel like stripping your gears.
Anonymous

Patience is a quality you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.
Anonymous

The bridge you burn now may be the one you later have to cross.
Anonymous

The secret of achievement is to not let what you’re doing get to you before you get to it.
Anonymous

He who wants milk should not sit on a stool in the middle of the pasture expecting the cow to back
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Authority makes some people grow and others just swell.
Anonymous

You cannot win if you do not begin.
Anonymous

Language is the expression of thought. Every time you speak, your mind is on parade.
Anonymous

Change is inevitable except from the vending machine.
Ilene Blok

Man stumbles over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if
nothing happened.
Sir Winston Churchill

Life consists not of holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
Anonymous

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from
experience.
Anonymous

A friend is someone who knows your song — and sings it to you when you forget.
Anonymous

You have the capacity to choose what you think about.
Anonymous

Everyone thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.
Anonymous

When the window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.
Anonymous

Getting a great idea is like sitting on a sharp tack —it makes you jump up and do something.
Anonymous

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.
Anonymous

If you want your dreams to come true, don’t oversleep.
Anonymous

You cannot shake hands with a clinched fist.
Anonymous




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We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Anonymous

There are two kinds of people: those who stop to think and those who stop thinking.
Anonymous

To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Student

If you try hard enough to make someone else happy, you may end up being happy yourself.
James Thorpe

People by and large become what they think about themselves.
Bob Rotella

Shared joy is joy doubled. Shared sorrow is sorrow halved.
Anonymous

We all have something to teach. And we all have something to learn.
Anonymous

Never underestimate the benefits of being a good listener.
Anonymous

Software will never replace a soft bear. The truly important things in life never become outdated,
outmoded, or obsolete.
Anonymous

Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.
Anonymous

Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.
Sir Winston Churchill

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gough

Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Anonymous

Leadership is action, not position.
Anonymous

Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.
Anonymous

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Anonymous

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

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I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
Lily Tomlin

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad
ones.
Somerset Maugham

Remember that whenever you point your finger at someone else, three of your fingers are pointing
back at YOU!
Louis Nizer (adaptation)

Most things are rarely as easy as they seem – especially when you’re the one trying to do them.
Judi Baldwin

Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Erma Bombeck

Probably the closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he or she fills out a job application
form.
Stanley J. Randall

If not you, who? If not now, when?
Abraham Maslow

Go for singles rather than home runs. They’re a lot easier to hit. Besides, every four singles equals
a home run and the bases are still loaded.
Eric

The only real difference between they and we is me.
Steve Ventura

We judge ourselves by our beliefs and intentions, but others judge us by our behaviors and actions.
Eric Harvey

Leadership is the ability to hide your panic from others.
Anonymous

There’s already an educational TV channel — it’s called ―off.:
Lily Henderson, age 11

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.
Ann Landers

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
Barbara Johnson


The more you grow up, the less you blow up.
Anonymous



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Every adult needs a child to teach — it’s the way adults learn.
Anonymous

What you are is as important as what you do;
Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we don’t change direction, we will arrive at where we are going.
Richard L. Evans

Whatever you have, spend less.
Samuel Johnson

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Hannah Moore

The best place to find helping hands is at the end of your own arms.
Confucius

Stopping at third base adds nothing to the score.
Leroy ―Satchel‖ Paige

Many a man thinks he has an open mind when it’s merely vacant.
Anonymous

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
Steven Wright

In any contest between power and patience bet on patience.
W.B. Prescott

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.
Donald Trump

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.
Carlos Castaneda

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed king can still goof up.
Laurence J. Peter

A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae away from a kick in the pants.
Dennis Crocket

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

Shoot for the moon. If you miss it you will land among the stars.
Les Brown

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Anonymous

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The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.
Vidal Sassoon

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Vallery

Since we didn’t know what we couldn’t do, anything was possible.
Gary Stager

You cannot know how much creativity is out there in the educational world unless you unleash it.
Lisa Graham Keegan

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

You learn something every day if you are not careful.
Roger Wagner

Things students discover themselves, they never forget.
Andrew Vincent

We need a wake-up call that the future is happening now.
David Thornburg

Technology is a tool. We do not abstractly teach tools; we teach life through the tools that are
appropriate for the time.
Henry Becker

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Sir Winston Churchill

Somewhere there is my promised land. But where?
Siobhan (fifth grader)

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
W.B. Yeats

Keep your eye on the ball, your shoulder to the wheel, and your ear to the ground. Now try to work
in that position.
Anonymous

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is
one reason they can.
Willis R. Whitney

About the only thing that comes without effort is old age.
Anonymous

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in groups.
Anonymous

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Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.
Fran Lebowitz

People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.
Judith Guest

Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.
George Lucas

Life isn’t a science; we make it up as we go along.
Al Hirschfeld

Bach Later. Offenbach sooner.
Anonymous

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail.
Anonymous

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Edison

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
Geri Weitzman

The greatest revenge is to accomplish what others say you cannot do.
Anonymous

He who laughs last, generally has a backup disk.
Anonymous

Formula for success: underprosmise; and overdeliver
Tom Peters

No more prizes for predicting rain, prizes only for building arks.
David Kearns

Einstein’s definition of insanity: Endlessly repeating the same process and hoping for different
results.
Albert Einstein

It is better to give children a rule to break than to give them no rules at all.
Tipper Gore

Truth is a hard master, and costly to serve, but it simplifies all problems
Ellis Peters

When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
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Dig where the gold is … unless you just need some exercise.
John M. Capozzi

Cats regard people as warm-blooded furniture.
Jacquelyn Mitchard

You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.
General H. Normal Schwarzkopf

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Bill Gates

Life by the yard is hard. Life by the inch is a cinch.
D.J. Guilfoye

Listen to the whispers and you won’t have to hear the screams.
Cherokee saying

A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
Kitty Kelley

The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.
Tom Clancy

It’s easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Al Batt

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone, and more fragile than a rose.
Turkish proverb

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.
H. Stein

Country music is three cords and the truth.
Harlan Howard

If you never budge, don’t expect a push.
Malcolm S, Forbes

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James A. Michener

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead

The secret of living with frustration and worry is to avoid becoming personally involved in your own
life.
Ziggy

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The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.
Sydney Smith

Common sense and common knowledge are two of the most uncommon things in the world.
Anonymous

If you don’t have all of the things you want, be grateful for all the things you don’t have that you
didn’t want.
Anonymous

Inside every older person there’s a younger person wondering what happened.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Success means only doing what you do well, and letting someone else do the rest.
Goldstein’s Truism

Learning is at its best when it is deadly serious and very playful at the same time.
Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot

A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother.
Charles Schulz

I look forward to growing old and wise and audacious.
Glenda Jackson

Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
Anonymous

Talk slow, but think quick.
Anonymous

Remember the three R’s. Respect for self. Respect for others. Responsibility for all you actions.
Anonymous

Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
Anonymous

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Anonymous

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
Anonymous

Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people seem bright until you hear them speak.
Mike A.

Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.
Anonymous




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Consider how hard it is to change yourself, and you will realize what little chance you have of
changing others.
Chang Zhu

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.
Claude Pepper

The Lord gave us two ends — one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which
one we use the most.
Ann Landers

Nothing is interesting if you’re not interested.
Anonymous

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.
Sir William Osler

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.
Anonymous

Everyone who remembers his own educational experience remembers teachers, not methods and
techniques.
Sidney Hook

Love through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
Josh Billings

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren

The next time you begin to think you are all powerful, try ordering someone else’s dog around.
Anonymous

Open your mind to change, but don’t let new ideas dilute your principles.
Anonymous

Never let your mouth get ahead of your head.
Anonymous




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