I may walk slowly, but I never walk backward. 
– Abraham Lincoln  1806 – 1865
Everything is sweetened by risk. 
–  Alexander Smith  1830 – 1867
Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die. 
– Alfred Lord Tennyson  1809 – 1892
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell. 
–  Andrew Carnegie  1835 – 1919
Aim for the highest. 
–  Andrew Carnegie  1835 – 1919
One man with courage makes a majority. 
–  Andrew Jackson  1767 – 1845
Never take counsel from your fears. 
–  Andrew Jackson  1767 – 1845
You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. 
–  Andrew Jackson  1767 – 1845
To the victors belong the spoils. 
–  Andrew Jackson  1767 – 1845
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.  
– Anton Chekhov  1860 – 1904
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.  
– Anton Chekhov  1860 – 1904
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune. 
–  Arthur Schopenhauer  1788 – 1860
Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos. 
–  Auguste Comte  1838 – 1857
Know yourself to improve yourself.  
–  Auguste Comte  1838 – 1857
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. 
–  Auguste Rodin  1840 – 1917
I invent nothing, I rediscover. 
–  Auguste Rodin  1840 – 1917
Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
–  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. 
–  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.   
–  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
Know or listen to those who know. 
–  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
The wise does at once what the fool does at last. 
–  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity. 
–  Ben Jonson  1572 – 1637
Fortune, favors fools. 
–  Ben Jonson  1572 – 1637
A majority is always better than the best repartee. 
–  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
A precedent embalms a principle.  
–  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
Diligence is the mother of good fortune. 
–  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. 
–  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
Man is only great when he acts from passion. 
–  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. 
–  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble. 
–  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Great lives never go out; they go on. 
–  Benjamin Harrison  1833 – 1901
The bud of victory is always in the truth. 
–  Benjamin Harrison  1833 – 1901
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. 
–  Blaise Pascal  1623 – 1662
Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. 
–  Blaise Pascal  1623 – 1662
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. 
–  Blaise Pascal  1623 – 1662
Character, not circumstances, makes the man. 
–  Booker T. Washington  1856 – 1915
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. 
–  Booker T. Washington  1856 – 1915
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.
–  Brigham Young  1801 – 1877
Honest hearts produce honest actions. 
–  Brigham Young  1801 – 1877
It is better to travel well than to arrive.  
–  Buddha  567 BC – 484 BC
The mind is everything. What you think you become. 
–  Buddha  567 BC – 484 BC
What we think, we become.  –  Buddha  567 BC – 484 BC
The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who
distrusts them. 
–  Camillo di Cavour   1810 – 1861
Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depends on it. 
–  Cardinal Richelieu  1585 – 1642
I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly. 
–  Catherine II  1729 – 1796
Nothing can be done except little by little. 
–  Charles Baudelaire  1821 – 1867
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.  
–  Charles Buxton  1823 – 1871
In life, as in chess, forethought wins. 
–  Charles Buxton  1823 – 1871
Virtue is the fount whence honour springs. 
–  Christopher Marlowe  1564 – 1593
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. 
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. 
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.  
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. 
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.  
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. 
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we
fall.  
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds. 
–  Daniel D. Palmer  1845 – 1918
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.  
–  Dante Alighieri  1265 – 1321
Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always.  
–  Dante Alighieri  1265 – 1321
Be always sure you are right – then go ahead.
–  Davy Crockett  1786 – 1836
Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks. 
–  Davy Crockett  1786 – 1836
There are times when the greatest change needed is my viewpoint. 
–  Denis Diderot  1713 – 1784
Concealed talent brings no reputation. 
–  Desiderius Erasmus  1466 – 1536
Fortune favors the audacious. 
–  Desiderius Erasmus  1466 – 1536
Ambition can creep as well as soar. 
–  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
Patience will achieve more than force.   
–  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become. 
–  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.  
–  Edward Bulwer-Lytton  1831 – 1891
A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. 
–  Edward Gibbon  1737 – 1794
I am so rich that I must give myself away. 
–  Egon Schiele  1890 – 1918
A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.  
–  Elbert Hubbard  1856 – 1915
In order to have friends, you must first be one. 
–  Elbert Hubbard  1856 – 1915
Men are only as great as they are kind.  
–  Elbert Hubbard  1856 – 1915
Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.  
–  Elizabeth Stanton  1815 – 1902
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are
created equal.  
–  Elizabeth Stanton  1815 – 1902
The best protection any woman can have… is courage.  
–  Elizabeth Stanton  1815 – 1902
If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow. 
–  Emile Zola  1840 – 1902
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. 
–  Emile Zola  1840 – 1902
The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.  
–  Emile Zola  1840 – 1902
Fortune befriends the bold.   
– Emily Dickinson 1830 -1886
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.  
– Emily Dickinson 1830 -1886
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to
breathe free. 
–  Emma Lazarus  1849 – 1887
Until we are all free, we are none of us free. 
–  Emma Lazarus  1849 – 1887
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.  
–  Euripides  480 BC – 406 BC
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.  
–  Euripides  480 BC – 406 BC
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.  
–  Euripides  480 BC – 406 BC
A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.  
–  Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.  
–  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. 
–  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. 
–  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
Knowledge is power.  
–  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
Ignorance is the mother of all evils.  
–  Francois Rabelais  1494 – 1553
Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day. 
–  Franz Liszt  1811 – 1886
Truth is a great flirt.  
–  Franz Liszt  1811 – 1886
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. 
–  Frederick Douglass  1818 – 1895
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. 
–  Fredrich Nietzsche  1844 – 1900
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.  
–  Fredrich Nietzsche  1844 – 1900
Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion. 
–  Georg Hegel  1770 – 1831
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of
another. 
–  George Bancroft  1800 – 1891
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way. 
–  George Crabbe  1754 – 1832
The game is never lost till won.  
–  George Crabbe  1754 – 1832
It is never too late to be what you might have been.  
–  George Eliot  1819 – 1880
Have the courage of your desire. 
–  George Gissing   1857 – 1903
Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.  
–  George Gissing   1857 – 1903
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. 
–  George Herbert  1593 – 1633
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.  
–  George Herbert  1593 – 1633
Attitudes are more important than facts. 
–  George MacDonald  1824 – 1905
The principle part of faith is patience.  
–  George MacDonald  1824 – 1905
Don’t count your years, make your years count. 
–  George Meredith  1828 – 1909
Imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.  
–  George Meredith  1828 – 1909
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. 
–  Gustave Flaubert  1821 – 1880
Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.  
–  Gustave Flaubert  1821 – 1880
Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.  
–  Hannah More  1745 – 1833
Goals help you overcome short-term problems. 
–  Hannah More  1745 – 1833
Friendships are discovered rather than made. 
–  Harriet Beecher Stowe  1811 – 1896
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.  
–  Harriet Beecher Stowe  1811 – 1896
Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. 
–  Harriet Tubman  1822  –  1913
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. 
–  Harriet Tubman  1822  –  1913
Through science we prove, but through intuition we discover. 
–  Henri Poincare  1854 – 1912
Be not simply good – be good for something. 
–  Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.  
–  Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
Goodness is the only investment that never fails. 
–  Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
To be a leader, one must turn one’s back on others. 
–  Henry Ellis  1721 – 1806
The byproduct is sometimes more valuable than the product.  
–  Henry Ellis  1721 – 1806
Every dog is a lion at home. 
–  Henry George Bohn  1796 – 1884
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. 
–  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  1807 – 1882
Resolve and thou art free. 
–  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  1807 – 1882
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages. 
–  Henry Ward Beecher  1813 – 1887
Love is the river of life in the world.  
–  Henry Ward Beecher  1813 – 1887
Big results require big ambitions. 
–  Heraclitus  545 BC – 485 BC
There is nothing permanent except change. 
–  Heraclitus  545 BC – 485 BC
He who has never failed somewhere, can not be great. 
–  Herman Melville  1819 – 1891
Whatever fortune brings, don’t be afraid of doing things.  
–  Herman Melville  1819 – 1891
All of mankind’s gains are the fruit of venturing. 
–  Herodotus  484 BC – 424 BC
Circumstances rule mankind; mankind does not rule circumstances.   –  Herodotus  484 BC – 424 BC
Light is the task where many share the toil. 
–  Homer  ??? BC – 850 BC
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.   –  Honore de Balzac 
–  1799 – 1850
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. 
–  Horace  65 BC – 8 BC
Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even. 
–  Horace  65 BC – 8 BC
Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. 
–  Horace  65 BC – 8 BC
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. 
–  Horace Mann  1796 – 1859
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. 
–  Horace Mann  1796 – 1859
Our charity begins at home, And mostly ends where it begins. 
–  Horace Smith  1779 – 1893
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. 
–  Hosea Ballou  1771 – 1852
To be is to do.  
–  Immanuel Kant  1724 – 1804
I would not change my blessed estate for all the world calls good or
great. 
–  Isaac Watts  1674 – 1748
A mind grows by what it feeds on.  
–   J. G. Holland  1819 – 1881
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. 
–  James A. Garfield  1831 – 1881
Ideas control the world.  
–  James A. Garfield  1831 – 1881
All men of action are dreamers. 
–  James Huneker  1857 – 1921
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of
wisdom.  
–  James Huneker  1857 – 1921
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.  –  James Madison  1751 – 1836
A man’s house is his castle. 
–  James Otis  1725 – 1783
Let the consequences be what they will, I am determined to proceed.  
–  James Otis  1725 – 1783
Fate loves the fearless. 
–  James Russell Lowell  1819 – 1891
What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.  
–  Jane Austen  1775 – 1817
Live your life and forget your age. 
–  Jean Paul  1763 – 1825
Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm. 
–  Jean Paul  1763 – 1825
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once. 
–  Johann Kaspar Lavater  1741 – 1801
Be the measure great or small, let it be honest in every part. 
–  John Bright  1811 – 1889
Leap, and the net will appear. 
–  John Burroughs  1837 – 1921
A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy. 
–  John Churton Collins  1848-1908
Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail. 
–  John Donne  1572 – 1631
Deed, not words shall speak me. 
–  John Fletcher  1579 – 1625
He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. 
–  John Fletcher  1579 – 1625
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest. 
–  John Keats  1795 – 1821
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.  
–  John Keats  1795 – 1821
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. 
–  John Keats  1795 – 1821
All wealth is the product of labor. 
–  John Locke  1632 – 1704
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
–  John Locke  1632 – 1704
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. 
–  John Locke  1632 – 1704
The discipline of desire is the background of character. 
–  John Locke  1632 – 1704
The power of imagination makes us infinite. 
–  John Muir  1838 – 1914
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. 
–  John Muir  1838 – 1914
I have not yet begun to fight! 
–  John Paul Jones  1747 – 1792
It seems to be a law of nature, that those who will not risk cannot win. –  John Paul Jones  1747 – 1792
Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot. 
–  John Philpot Curran  1750 – 1817
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit
there. 
–  John Ray  1627 – 1705
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.  
–  John Ruskin  1819 – 1900
When we build, let us think that we build for ever. 
–  John Ruskin  1819 – 1900
Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy
with. 
–  John Wanamaker  1838 – 1922
Nothing comes merely by thinking about it. 
–  John Wanamaker  1838 – 1922
It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing. 
–  Jose Marti  1853 – 1895
It is necessary to make virtue fashionable.   
–  Jose Marti  1853 – 1895
It is the duty of man to raise up man. 
–  Jose Marti  1853 – 1895
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. 
–  Joseph Addison  1672 – 1719
A contented mind is the greatest blessing you can enjoy in this world. 
–  Joseph Addison  1672 – 1719
Imagination is the eye of the soul. 
–  Joseph Joubert  1754 – 1824
Never cut what you can untie. 
–  Joseph Joubert  1754 – 1824
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. 
–   Joseph Joubert  1754 – 1824
To teach is to learn twice. 
–  Joseph Joubert  1754 – 1824
Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense. 
–  Josh Billings  1818  –  1885
You are one of the forces of nature. 
–  Jules Michelet  1798 – 1874
He who knows how to be poor knows everything. 
–  Jules Michelet  1798 – 1874
Liberty is worth paying for. 
–  Jules Verne  1828  –  1905
Cowards die many times before their actual deaths. 
–  Julius Caesar  100 B – 44 BC
Experience is the teacher of all things. 
–  Julius Caesar  100 B – 44 BC
Be that self which one truly is. 
–  Kierkegaard  1813 – 1855
Life is only understood backwards; but must be lived forwards. 
–  Kierkegaard  1813 – 1855
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. 
–  Kierkegaard  1813 – 1855
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. 
–  Lao Tzu  601 BC – 531 BC
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. 
–  Lao Tzu  601 BC – 531 BC
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.  
–  Lao Tzu  601 BC – 531 BC
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. 
–  Lao Tzu  601 BC – 531 BC
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 
–  Leonardo da Vinci  1452 – 1519
Adversity is the first path to truth. 
–  Lord Byron  1788 – 1824
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. 
–  Lord Byron  1788 – 1824
Friendship is Love without his wings! 
–  Lord Byron  1788 – 1824
The busy have no time for tears. 
–  Lord Byron  1788 – 1824
Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim. 
–  Lord Byron  1788 – 1824
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. 
–  Lord Chesterfield  1694 – 1773
Fortune favors the prepared mind.  
–  Louis Pasteur  1822 – 1895
It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. 
–  Louis Pasteur  1822 – 1895
Great thoughts come from the heart. 
–  Luc de Clapier  1715 – 1747
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures. 
–  Luc de Clapier  1715 – 1747
The highest qualities of character… must be earned. 
–  Lyman Abbott  1835 – 1922
We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond. 
–  Marcel Proust  1871 – 1922
A person’s worth is no greater than their ambitions.  
–  Marcus Aurelius  121 AD – 180 AD
Do every act of your life as if it were your last. 
–  Marcus Aurelius  121 AD – 180 AD
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. 
–  Marcus Aurelius  121 AD – 180 AD
No one can give you better advice than yourself. 
–  Marcus Tullius Cicero  106 BC – 43 BC
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. 
–  Margaret Fuller  1810 – 1850
Question everything. 
–  Maria Mitchell  1818 – 1889
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. 
–  Mark Twain  1835 – 1910
Goodwill is the only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.  –  Marshall Field  1834 – 1906
Right or wrong, the customer is always right. 
–  Marshall Field  1834 – 1906
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. 
–  Martin Luther  1483 – 1546
The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good. 
–  Martin Luther  1483 – 1546
Better late than never.  
–  Matthew Henry  1662 – 1714
Ambition is not a vice of little people. 
–  Michel de Montaigne  1533 – 1592
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. 
–  Michel de Montaigne  1533 – 1592
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. 
–  Michel de Montaigne  1533 – 1592
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. 
–  Michelangelo  1475 – 1564
Genius is eternal patience. 
–  Michelangelo  1475 – 1564
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. 
–  Michelangelo  1475 – 1564
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. 
–  Michelangelo  1475 – 1564
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. 
–  Moliere  1622 – 1673
Ability is nothing without opportunity. 
–   Napoleon Bonaparte  1769 – 1821
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. 
–  Napoleon Bonaparte  1769 – 1821
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. 
–  Napoleon Bonaparte  1769 – 1821
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. 
–  Niccolo Machiavelli  1469 – 1527
Conviction is the conscience of the mind. 
–  Nicolas Chamfort  1741 – 1794
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer. 
–  Novalis  1772 – 1801
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment. 
– Novalis  1772 – 1801
He who stops being better stops being good. 
–  Oliver Cromwell  1599 – 1658
Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.  
–  Oliver Cromwell  1599 – 1658
Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it. 
–  Ovid  43 BC – 17 AD
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by. 
–  Ovid  43 BC – 17 AD
Give me liberty or give me death. 
–  Patrick Henry  1736 – 1799
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.  
–  Percy Shelley  1792 – 1822
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? 
–  Percy Shelley  1792 – 1822
Either I will find a way, or I will make one. 
–  Philip Sidney  1554 – 1586
And though hard be the task, ‘Keep a stiff upper lip’. 
–  Phoebe Cary  1822 – 1871
Brave men are brave from the very first. 
–  Pierre Corneille  1606 – 1684
Happiness seems made to be shared. 
–  Pierre Corneille  1606 – 1684
It matters more how one gives than what one gives. 
–  Pierre Corneille  1606 – 1684
The greater the effort, the greater the glory. 
–  Pierre Corneille  1606 – 1684
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly. 
–  Plato  428 BC – 348 BC
Courage is knowing what not to fear. 
–   Plato  428 BC – 348 BC
There is no harm in repeating a good thing. 
–  Plato  428 BC – 348 BC
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. 
–  Plautus 255 BC – 185 BC
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. 
–  Plutarch  46 AD – 120 AD
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. 
–  Publilius Syrus  85 BC – 45 BC
No one knows what he can do until he tries. 
–  Publilius Syrus  85 BC – 45 BC
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. 
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
Always do what you are afraid to do. 
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. 
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. 
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
The only way to have a friend is to be one. 
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
A man is what he thinks about all day long. 
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. 
–  Remy de Gourmont  1858 – 1915
I think; therefore I am. 
–  Rene Descartes  1596 – 1650
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.  
–  Rene Descartes  1596 – 1650
Luck relies on chance, labor on character. 
–  Richard Cobden  1804 – 1865
The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed. 
–  Richard Sheridan  1751 – 1816
Dare to be honest and fear no labor. 
–  Robert Burns  1759 – 1796
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. 
–  Rosa Luxemburg  1871 – 1919
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. 
–  Rosa Luxemburg  1871 – 1919
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. 
–  Samuel Johnson  1709 – 1784
Self-confidence is the first step to great undertakings.  
–  Samuel Johnson  1709 – 1784
What is easy is seldom excellent. 
–  Samuel Johnson  1709 – 1784
Enthusiasm… the sustaining power of all great action. 
–  Samuel Smiles  1812 – 1904
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery. 
–  Samuel Smiles  1812 – 1904
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. 
–  Samuel Taylor Coleridge  1772 – 1834
Be as you wish to seem. 
–  Socrates  ? BC – 399 BC
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. 
–  Socrates  ? BC – 399 BC
Let him that would move the world first move himself.  
–  Socrates  ? BC – 399 BC
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. 
–  Socrates  ? BC – 399 BC
I would prefer to fail with honor than win by cheating. 
–  Sophocles  497 BC – 406 BC
Good, better, best. Never let it rest, till your good is better and your
better is best. 
–  St. Jerome  347 AD – 420 AD
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness. 
–  Stendhal  1783 – 1842
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? 
–  Sun Tzu  545 BC – 496 BC
Opportunities multiply as they are seized. 
–  Sun Tzu  545 BC – 496 BC
Failure is impossible. 
–  Susan B. Anthony  1820 – 1906
Independence is happiness. 
–  Susan B. Anthony  1820 – 1906
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. 
–  Theodore Roosevelt  1858 – 1919
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. 
–  Theodore Roosevelt  1858 – 1919
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. 
–  Theodore Roosevelt  1858 – 1919
Speak softly, carry a big stick and you’ll go far. 
–  Theodore Roosevelt  1858 – 1919
With self-discipline most anything is possible. 
–  Theodore Roosevelt  1858 – 1919
Wonder is the desire for knowledge. 
–  Thomas Aquinas  1225 – 1274
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven. 
–  Thomas Bailey Aldrich  1836 – 1907
We carry within us the wonders we seek without us. 
–  Thomas Browne  1605 – 1682
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. 
–  Thomas Campbell  1777 – 1844
To bear is to conquer our fate. 
–  Thomas Campbell  1777 – 1844
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder. 
–  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. 
–  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
Every noble work is at first impossible. 
–  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
No pressure, no diamonds.  
–  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. 
–  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
Let each become all that he was created capable of being. 
–  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
All things are difficult before they are easy. 
–  Thomas Fuller  1608 – 1661
Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. 
–  Thomas Gray  1716 – 1771
Learn what is true in order to do what is right  
–  Thomas Huxley  1825 – 1895
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle. 
–  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. 
–  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
One man with courage is a majority.  
–  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
This is the right time, and this is the right thing. 
–  Thomas Moore  1779 – 1852
True change takes place in the imagination. 
–  Thomas Moore  1779 – 1852
Lead, follow, or get out of the way. 
–  Thomas Paine  1737 – 1809
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. 
–  Thomas Paine  1737 – 1809
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. 
–  Thomas Paine  1737 – 1809
Courage in danger is half the battle. 
–  Titus Maccius Plautus  254 BC – 185 BC
Where there are friends there is wealth. 
–  Titus Maccius Plautus  254 BC – 185 BC
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. 
–  Victor Hugo  1802 – 1885
Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
–  Victor Hugo  1802 – 1885
There is nothing like a dream to create a future. 
–  Victor Hugo  1802 – 1885
One must work and dare if one really wants to live. 
–  Vincent Van Gogh  1853 – 1890
Conscience is a man’s compass. 
–  Vincent Van Gogh  1853 – 1890
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. 
–  Virgil  70 BC – 19 BC
Fortune favors the bold. 
–  Virgil  70 BC – 19 BC
They can because they think they can. 
–  Virgil  70 BC – 19 BC
Business is the salt of life. 
–  Voltaire  1694 – 1778
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. 
–  Voltaire  1694 – 1778
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? 
–  Voltaire  1694 – 1778
Be curious, not judgmental. 
–  Walt Whitman  1819 – 1892
If you done it, it ain’t bragging. 
–  Walt Whitman  1819 – 1892
Nothing endures but personal qualities. 
–  Walt Whitman  1819 – 1892
Great men always pay deference to greater. 
–  Walter Savage Landor  1775 – 1864
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. 
–  Walter Scott  1771 – 1832
Success, keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. 
–  Walter Scott  1771 – 1832
Look back, and smile on perils past. 
–  Walter Scott  1771 – 1832
The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself. 
–  Washington Allston  1779 – 1843
Responsibility educates. 
–  Wendell Phillips  1811 – 1884
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.  
– William Blake  1757 – 1827
The weak in courage is strong in cunning. 
–  William Blake  1757 – 1827
Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything in second place. 
–  William C. Bryant  1794 – 1878
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness. 
–  William C. Bryant  1794 – 1878
You never know what you can do till you try. 
–  William Cobbett  1763 – 1835
Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor. 
–  William Cowper  1731 – 1800
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right. 
–  William E. Gladstone  1809 – 1898
As is our confidence, so is our capacity. 
–  William Hazlitt  1778 – 1830
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. 
–  William Hazlitt  1778 – 1830
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. 
–  William James  1842 – 1910
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. 
–  William James  1842 – 1910
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. 
–  William James  1842 – 1910
In business for yourself, not by yourself.  
–  William James  1842 – 1910
Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.  
–  William James  1842 – 1910
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.   –  William Osler  1849 – 1919
The future is today. 
–  William Osler  1849 – 1919
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. 
–  William Penn  1644 – 1718
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. 
–  William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. 
–  William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. 
–  William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. 
–  William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
Bravery never goes out of fashion. 
–  William Thackeray  1811 – 1863
Follow your honest convictions and be strong. 
–  William Thackeray  1811 – 1863
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. 
–  William Thackeray  1811 – 1863
I would rather make my name than inherit it. 
–  William Thackeray  1811 – 1863
To begin, begin. 
–  William Wordsworth  1770 – 1850
I keep my eyes clear and I hit ’em where they ain’t. 
–  Willie Keeler  1872 – 1923
Learn what pitch you can hit good; then wait for that pitch. 
–  Willie Keeler  1872 – 1923
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. 
–  Xenophon  431 BC – 354 BC