Phaedrus - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[He who awaits much can expect little.]]> <![CDATA[Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.]]> <![CDATA[Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.]]> <![CDATA[Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual.]]> <![CDATA[The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.]]> <![CDATA[Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.]]> <![CDATA[Where there is great love there are always miracles.]]> <![CDATA[None loves the messenger who brings bad news.]]> <![CDATA[As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.]]> <![CDATA[The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.]]> <![CDATA[As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.]]> <![CDATA[The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.]]> <![CDATA[Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.]]> <![CDATA[By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome]]> <![CDATA[Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do.]]> <![CDATA[There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.]]> <![CDATA[Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.]]> <![CDATA[Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.]]> <![CDATA[What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.]]> <![CDATA[Fear God, and offend not the Prince nor his laws, and keep thyself out of the magistrate's claws.]]> <![CDATA[Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.]]> <![CDATA[Educated risks are the key to success.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.]]> <![CDATA[Failure is not an option.]]> <![CDATA[Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.]]> <![CDATA[Youth is a period of missed opportunities.]]> <![CDATA[Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.]]> <![CDATA[I'm the only president you've got.]]> <![CDATA[Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.]]> <![CDATA[My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.]]> <![CDATA[As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.]]> <![CDATA[Every why has a wherefore.]]> <![CDATA[Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.]]> <![CDATA[You can't pray a lie.]]> <![CDATA[When the will is ready the feet are light.]]> <![CDATA[Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.]]> <![CDATA[A person's fate is their own temper.]]> <![CDATA[It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.]]> <![CDATA[Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.]]> <![CDATA[Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.]]> <![CDATA[The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.]]> <![CDATA[A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.]]> <![CDATA[Heaven never helps the men who will not act.]]> <![CDATA[Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.]]> <![CDATA[To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.]]> <![CDATA[We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.]]> <![CDATA[Never, never, never, never give up.]]> <![CDATA[What is a hero without love for mankind.]]> <![CDATA[The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.]]> <![CDATA[When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.]]> <![CDATA[As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.]]> <![CDATA[A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.]]> <![CDATA[You can never learn less, you can only learn more.]]> <![CDATA[If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.]]> <![CDATA[People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.]]> <![CDATA[He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.]]> <![CDATA[We must become the change we want to see.]]> <![CDATA[What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.]]> <![CDATA[Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.]]> <![CDATA[The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.]]> <![CDATA[Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune's always here.]]> <![CDATA[Your prayer must be for a sound mind in a sound body.]]> <![CDATA[An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.]]> <![CDATA[So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.]]> <![CDATA[I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.]]> <![CDATA[It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.]]> <![CDATA[Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.]]> <![CDATA[The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.]]> <![CDATA[They make a wilderness and call it peace.]]> <![CDATA[Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.]]> <![CDATA[The nobler the blood the less the pride.]]> <![CDATA[The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.]]> <![CDATA[Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.]]> <![CDATA[Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight.]]> <![CDATA[The person who has no enemies has no followers.]]> <![CDATA[Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.]]> <![CDATA[The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians.]]> <![CDATA[Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.]]> <![CDATA[The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.]]> <![CDATA[Success... it's what you do with what you've got.]]> <![CDATA[I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.]]> <![CDATA[It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.]]> <![CDATA[They can because they think they can.]]> <![CDATA[The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy?]]> <![CDATA[Never say die.]]> <![CDATA[Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch, the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her.]]> <![CDATA[Be good and you will be lonely.]]> <![CDATA[The trouble with Ian is that he gets off with women because he can't get on with them.]]> <![CDATA[Every one comes between men's souls and God, either as a brick wall or as a bridge. Either you are leading men to God or you are driving them away.]]> <![CDATA[Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.]]> <![CDATA[Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.]]> <![CDATA[Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little.]]> <![CDATA[Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?]]> <![CDATA[If you would judge, understand.]]> <![CDATA[A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.]]> <![CDATA[The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.]]> <![CDATA[In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.]]> <![CDATA[The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.]]> <![CDATA[A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.]]> <![CDATA[I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.]]> <![CDATA[No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.]]> <![CDATA[Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.]]> <![CDATA[Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.]]> <![CDATA[Reason is the enemy of faith.]]> <![CDATA[It is tact that is golden, not silence.]]> <![CDATA[Journeys end in lovers meeting.]]> <![CDATA[He who possesses the source of enthusiasm will achieve great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you as a hair clasp gathers the hair.]]> <![CDATA[A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.]]> <![CDATA[Art is good when it springs from necessity. This kind of origin is the guarantee of its value; there is no other.]]> <![CDATA[Never allow your own sorrow to absorb you, but seek out another to console, and you will find consolation.]]> <![CDATA[Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.]]> <![CDATA[We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.]]> <![CDATA[A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.]]> <![CDATA[Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.]]> <![CDATA[He does not care for flowers. Calls them rubbish, and cannot tell one from another, and thinks it is superior to feel like that.]]> <![CDATA[If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.]]> <![CDATA[When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding.]]> <![CDATA[What is research, but a blind date with knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[If you've got the guts to stick it out... you're going to make it.]]> <![CDATA[Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.]]> <![CDATA[It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe --you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.]]> <![CDATA[One man's wage rise is another man's price increase.]]> <![CDATA[No cross no crown.]]> <![CDATA[There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something.]]> <![CDATA[Success is a journey, not a destination.]]> <![CDATA[Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.]]> <![CDATA[You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.]]> <![CDATA[The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing.]]> <![CDATA[He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.]]> <![CDATA[Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous]]> <![CDATA[I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.]]> <![CDATA[Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.]]> <![CDATA[As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.]]> <![CDATA[God's providence is on the side of clear heads.]]> <![CDATA[I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.]]> <![CDATA[Ability is a poor man's wealth.]]> <![CDATA[Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.]]> <![CDATA[No wind is of service to him that is bound for nowhere.]]> <![CDATA[There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.]]> <![CDATA[Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.]]> <![CDATA[Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.]]> <![CDATA[Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.]]> <![CDATA[Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.]]> <![CDATA[How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.]]> <![CDATA[It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances.]]> <![CDATA[Reality is neither good nor bad; it just is.]]>