Golden Quotes and Proverbs
Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time.
Stupid people learn from their own experience - smart people learn from the stupid people's experience.
You are not getting older - you are getting better.
Keep Smiling and the world will smile with you.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave
footprints on our hearts and we never, ever the same again.
The friends is a man who knows all about you, and still like you.
Every cloud has a Silver Lining.
Life is not what we want, but what we get.
Opportunity knocks on your door only once.
Don't burn the bridge behind you, you never know when you want to go back.
Most often heard, just before a big lie:
"The fact of the matter is" - "I'll be honest with you" - "How was I".
If it is too good to be true, more likely is not.
The grass not always greener on the other side of the fence.
Every cow is black in the dark.
Lovers can come and go, friends are for ever (most of the time).
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart.
If you have it (Love), you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it,
it doesn't matter much what else you have.
"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
"Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back.
We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story."
"No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap."
"It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog."
"We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it."
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."
--T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Everybody knows that if you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful,
that you are sure to stumble over something
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else
Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person
Aim higher than you reach: When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them,
but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either
Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -
to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.
Don't ask your friends what you yourself can do
It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head
The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself
Don't play the blame games:
Do you wish to find out a person's weak points.?. Note the fallings he has the quickest eye for in others.
They may not be the very failings he is himself conscious of; but they will be their next-door neighbors.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrong
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens.?. A terrible thing; no one to blame.
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness,
aggressiveness engenders hostility; hostility engenders fear - a disastrous circle.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but lightning that does the work.
To be tested is good. The challanged life maybe the best thearpist.
Take critisism in your stride - otherwise you'll trip and fall flat on your face.
To escape critisism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Critisism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain
in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
No trumpets sound when the important decision of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
You don't just luck into things... You build step by step, wether it's friendship or opportunities.
Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny.
Whatever I do, I give up my whole self to it.
You can not be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
Don't use "circumstances" as a reason not to act. We will either find a way, or make one.
You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it..
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
You must believe in yourself. Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe
they will accomplish them.
I always looking outside myself for streght and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them
was superior to circumstance.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small steps.
Little drops of water, little grains of sand make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land...
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Ambition will only work for you if you have an unending supply of it:
"There is no point at which you can say, `Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'"
"If ambition doesn't hurt you, you haven't got it."
"The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success."
"I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."
"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis."
"Statistics are no substitute for judgement."
"Don't be humble. You're not that great."
"A meeting is an occasion when people gather together, some to say what they do not think,
and others not to say what they really do."
"To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent."
"You'll find in no park or city/A monument to a committee."
"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success."
--Charles O. Finley
"The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions."
"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance;
one cannot fly into flying."
Go with your gut feelings:
"Instinct is the nose of the mind."
--Madame de Girardin
"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness."
"It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life."
--Katharine Butler Hathaway
"I don't believe in failure. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process."
"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life."
"You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go."
Think twice before you ask for or offer advice:
"Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least."
--Earl of Chesterfield
"Who cannot give good counsel? 'Tis cheap, it costs them nothing."
"Everybody who tells you how to act has whiskey on their breath."
"The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do."
"Learning is discovering that something is possible."
"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage,
discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
Make up your mind:
"There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies
in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them."
"No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare."
"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."