Casey - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[The past should be a springboard, not a hammock.]]> <![CDATA[I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.]]> <![CDATA[If you see the bandwagon you've missed it.]]> <![CDATA[You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.]]> <![CDATA[It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.]]> <![CDATA[Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.]]> <![CDATA[Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.]]> <![CDATA[It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.]]> <![CDATA[We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness]]> <![CDATA[The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.]]> <![CDATA[The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.]]> <![CDATA[I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.]]> <![CDATA[Don't knock the rich. When did a poor person give you a job?]]> <![CDATA[Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.]]> <![CDATA[He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.]]> <![CDATA[Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.]]> <![CDATA[It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.]]> <![CDATA[The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.]]> <![CDATA[To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.]]> <![CDATA[My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.]]> <![CDATA[A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know he sees it.]]> <![CDATA[Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.]]> <![CDATA[The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get Up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.]]> <![CDATA[I shed a tear today. Silenty, I felt it fall. You caught it, shared it, held it, felt it, then suddenly it wasn't so big after all.]]> <![CDATA[It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.]]> <![CDATA[Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.]]> <![CDATA[I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.]]> <![CDATA[What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.]]> <![CDATA[If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.]]> <![CDATA[The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.]]> <![CDATA[I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.]]> <![CDATA[There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.]]> <![CDATA[A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.]]> <![CDATA[The words of the world want to make sentences.]]> <![CDATA[Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.]]> <![CDATA[Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.]]> <![CDATA[One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.]]> <![CDATA[The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.]]> <![CDATA[To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.]]> <![CDATA[How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.]]> <![CDATA[Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.]]> <![CDATA[Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.]]> <![CDATA[If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.]]> <![CDATA[More in a garden grows than what the gardner sows.]]> <![CDATA[Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.]]> <![CDATA[I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me.]]> <![CDATA[Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind. ]]> <![CDATA[Praise the sea; on shore remain.]]> <![CDATA[I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up.]]> <![CDATA[If you're coasting, you're either losing momentum or else you're headed downhill.]]> <![CDATA[We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.]]> <![CDATA[I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense.]]> <![CDATA[The circumstances of your life have uniquely qualified you to make a contribution. And if you don't make that contribution, nobody else can make it.]]> <![CDATA[How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.]]> <![CDATA[No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.]]> <![CDATA[Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.]]> <![CDATA[Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.]]> <![CDATA[Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.]]> <![CDATA[Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.]]> <![CDATA[The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.]]> <![CDATA[It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.]]> <![CDATA[Out of difficulties grow miracles.]]> <![CDATA[A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.]]> <![CDATA[For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?]]> <![CDATA[Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.]]> <![CDATA[How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.]]> <![CDATA[We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature.]]> <![CDATA[It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.]]> <![CDATA[The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and succeeds.]]> <![CDATA[You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.]]> <![CDATA[I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason -- as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.]]> <![CDATA[It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.]]> <![CDATA[He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.]]> <![CDATA[He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.]]> <![CDATA[We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.]]> <![CDATA[The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again.]]> <![CDATA[Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.]]> <![CDATA[The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.]]> <![CDATA[A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.]]> <![CDATA[We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.]]> <![CDATA[The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.]]> <![CDATA[Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.]]> <![CDATA[The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.]]> <![CDATA[When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.]]> <![CDATA[Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.]]> <![CDATA[It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.]]> <![CDATA[The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.]]> <![CDATA[Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.]]> <![CDATA[There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.]]> <![CDATA[the loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired]]> <![CDATA[The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.]]> <![CDATA[If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy-one!]]> <![CDATA[Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.]]> <![CDATA[As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.]]> <![CDATA[First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.]]> <![CDATA[A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked]]> <![CDATA[Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.]]> <![CDATA[It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.]]> <![CDATA[Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods.]]> <![CDATA[Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.]]> <![CDATA[Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.]]> <![CDATA[Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other ones invariably slink in after it.]]> <![CDATA[A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.]]> <![CDATA[Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.]]> <![CDATA[To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.]]> <![CDATA[Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.]]> <![CDATA[I am extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.]]> <![CDATA[Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.]]> <![CDATA[I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.]]> <![CDATA[Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned.]]> <![CDATA[The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.]]> <![CDATA[Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.]]> <![CDATA[It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.]]> <![CDATA[Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.]]> <![CDATA[Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.]]> <![CDATA[Learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.]]> <![CDATA[If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?]]> <![CDATA[Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.]]> <![CDATA[Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made.]]> <![CDATA[Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.]]> <![CDATA[I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.]]> <![CDATA[It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts.]]> <![CDATA[Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.]]> <![CDATA[The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.]]> <![CDATA[You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.]]> <![CDATA[Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.]]> <![CDATA[Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.]]> <![CDATA[A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.]]> <![CDATA[Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.]]> <![CDATA[When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.]]> <![CDATA[Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness... is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living.]]> <![CDATA[No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.]]> <![CDATA[If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation.]]> <![CDATA[Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.]]> <![CDATA[Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.]]> <![CDATA[You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.]]> <![CDATA[A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.]]> <![CDATA[Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.]]> <![CDATA[To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.]]> <![CDATA[The worlds a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.]]> <![CDATA[Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.]]> <![CDATA[Love, by reason of its passion, destroys the in-between which relates us to and separates us from others. As long as its spell lasts, the only in-between which can insert itself between two lovers is the child, love's own product. The child, this in-between to which the lovers now are related and which they hold in common, is representative of the world in that it also separates them; it is an indication that they will insert a new world into the existing world. Through the child, it is as though the lovers return to the world from which their love had expelled them. But this new worldliness, the possible result and the only possibly happy ending of a love affair, is, in a sense, the end of love, which must either overcome the partners anew or be transformed into another mode of belonging together.]]> <![CDATA[Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.]]>