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Many people seem to think that opportunity means a chance to get money without earning it.

To recognize an opportunity and use it is the difference between success and failure.
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm -- it was gone.
Given a sufficient number of people and an adequate amount of time you can create insurmountable opposition to the most inconsequential idea.
Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.
Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
Don't be too optimistic. The light at the end of the tunnel may be another train.
Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.
In a world where the outrageous has become the norm, stable organizations make no sense.
To know where you can find a thing is the chief part of learning.
The new organization is edgeless, permeable, amorphous... constantly re-forming according to need.
I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning.
Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.
The trouble with parents is that by the time they are experienced, they are unemployed.
The powerful play goes on -- and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Passion is the trigger of success.
The happiness in this life does not consist of being devoid of passion, but mastering them.
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.
A lot of people go through life like they are rowing a boat. They look at where they have been (the PAST) rather than where they are going (the FUTURE).
If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
It's very expressive of myself. I just lump everything in a great heap which I have labeled the past, and, having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, I am ready to continue.
Patience carries a lot of wait
A patient man is one who can put up with himself.
If you are tempted to lose patience with your fellowman; stop and think how patient God has been with you.
Like farmers we need to learn that we cannot sow and reap the same day.
Of all the things that tax a man's patience, there's nothing to compare with a stuck zipper.
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.
Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.
Maintain peace with men, war with their vices.
People will teach you how to sell them if you'll pay attention to the messages they send you.
The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.
No one becomes perfect, but some become great.
It is no crime not to be perfect
The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but didn't hear the referee.
Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again.
It's when things get rough and you don't quit that success comes.
I doubt anyone will ever see -- anywhere -- a memorial to a pessimist.
Tell me doctor, with all of your defenses, are there any provisions for an attack by killer bees?
Most of us know when and where the Pilgrims landed, but few of us know why.
The pioneer who fought for his liberties now has descendants who take them.
Most people are content to let perfect days happen at random rather than PLAN for them.
The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went.
PLANNING VS REACTING: How organized are you? Could your life be called a ballet or is it a hockey game (or a pin-ball machine)? However, even in a hockey game, good hockey player learn to skate to where the puck WILL BE.
Plan more than you can do, then do it. Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Hitch your wagon to a star, keep your seat, and there you are
Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there.
It's never too late to start planning for the future.
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you --like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist --or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.
Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it, but to those who need it.
To find out what others are feeling, don't prod or poke. If you want play with a turtle, you can't get it to come out of its shell by prodding and poking it with a stick, you might kill it. Be gentle not harsh, hard or forceful.
Any man with a fine shock of hair, a good set of teeth, and a bewitching smile can park his brains, if he has any, and run for public office.
A recent survey was said to prove that the people we Americans most admire are our politicians and doctors. I don't believe it. They are simply the people we are most afraid of. And with the most reason.
Nothing can be said about our politics that has not already been said about hemorrhoids.
Politicians should never put themselves first: governments should put people first and all of us should put our country first.
The most difficult choice a politician must ever make is whether to be a hypocrite or a liar.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Until you've been in politics you've never really been alive; it's rough and sometimes it's dirty and it's always hard work and tedious details. But, it's the only sport for grown-ups all other games are for kids.
I've given parties that have made Indian rajahs green with envy. I've had prima donnas break $10, 000 engagements to come to my smallest dinners. When you were still playing button back in Ohio, I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to sink my yacht to make my guests go home.