A man should never be ashamed to admit he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Poet, Critic, Translator
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
American Television Host, Publisher
A constructive, useful life, good works, and good relationships are as valid as writing poetry or inventing a machine. Anything that one does well and obtains satisfaction from is a good enough reason for living. To be a decent human being that people like and feel better for knowing is enough.
If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Excerpt From Letters To A Young Poet
There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
Swedish Political Leader, Secretary General Of The United Nations
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Playwright, Nobel Prize Winner
Do not inflict your will. Just give love. The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it...If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
When I look at the kids training today... I can tell which ones are going to do well. It's not necessarily the ones who have the most natural talent or who fall the least. Sometimes it's the kids who fall the most, and keep pulling themselves up and trying again.
Figure Skater, Olympic Medalist, United States Public Diplomacy Ambassador
It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
Mary Flannery O'Connor
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
First Female Member Of Parliament (Mp) In The English House Of Commons
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke
Author, Educator, Clergyman
Roman Emperor, Stoic Philosopher
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.
George Horace Lorimer
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows- he breathes but does not live.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Sir Winston Churchill
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner
Author And Activist
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.
Author, Lecturer, Activist
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
W. Clement Stone
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
Author, Motivational Speaker
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Persian Poet, Mystic
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
26th U.S. President