St. Francis of Assisi (Italy)
Start by doing what's necessary. Then start doing what's possible. Suddenly you'll be doing the impossible.
It's the job that's never started as take longest to finish.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Writing is thinking on paper.
Conversation is the legs on which thought walks, writing, the wings by which it flies
One does not discover new continents without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled and that makes all the difference.
Begin at the beginning and go until you come to the end; then stop.
Criticism may not be agreeable but it fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Clear your mind of can't.
Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything they do not make clear.
Footprints in the sands of time are not made by sitting down.
He who is outside his door already has the hard part of his journey behind him.
It's better to wear out your shoes than one's sheets.
Life is like a game of cards; the hand that is dealt to you represents determinism, the way you play it is free will.
Eric Blair (George Orwell)
If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they don't want to hear.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead to anywhere.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Sir Arthur Helps
Many know how to please, but know not when they have ceased to give pleasure.
American Indian proverb
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
The wise man questions himself; the fools others.
The small demerit extinguishes a long service.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Rutherford D. Rogers
We're all drowning in information and starving for knowledge.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can take better care of you secret than another can.
There are two mistakes one can make on the road to truth. Not going all the way and not starting.
Cosino de Gregrio
Beware of the flatter; he feeds you with an empty spoon.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we don't understand.
A great flame follows a little spark.
What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Well begun is half done.
Leonardo da Vinci
It is easier to resist at the beginning that at the end.
The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes before the lesson.
It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than a bad reputation.
Sir Winston Churchill
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare they are difficult.
The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.
The road up and the road down is one and the same.
Our acts make or mar us; we are the children of our deeds.
We will either find a way or make one.
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say a brain surgeon.
Issac B. Singer
The waste paper basket is the writer's best friend.
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Oliver Wendall Holmes
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be used till they are seasoned.
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid.
A strong and well constituted man digests his expenses just as he digests his meats.
John von Goethe
The deed is everything, the glory is nothing.
The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
When the well is dry we know the worth of water.
George Bernard Shaw
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
The mill will not grind on the water that has passed.
Oaths are but words but winds.
Jean Jaques Rousseau
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Henry Louis Mencken
Injustice is relatively easy to bear, it is justice that hurts.
Sir Francis Bacon
Reading makes a full man, conferencing a ready man, writing an exact man.
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. We edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Education is knowing what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Many people talk so they do not hear.
Talkers are not good doers.
Sir Winston Churchill
An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping that it will eat him last.
A synonym is a word you use when you can's spell the other one.
Men are apt to mistake the strengths of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. What I can't accept is not trying.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Booker T. Washington
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him.
A. Philip Randolph
Freedom is never given; it is won.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The old adage about an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they never fail to imitate them.
Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets credit for doing them.
Do not free a camel of the burden of its hump, you may be freeing him of being a camel.
Constant kindness can accomplish much as the sun makes the ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Reading is as to the mind as exercise is to the body.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
It's but little good you'll do watering last year's crops.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Sir Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Beware the ides of March.
A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking.
Malcolm de Chazal
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks in a mirror, he sees a monkey.
Language most shows a man, speak so I may see they.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
Reality is the other person's idea of how things should be.
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
He that uses many words for the explaining of any subject doth, like the cuttlefish hide himself for the most part in his own ink.
The worst form of any quality is to try and make unequal things equal.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Striving to do better oft, we mar what's well.
What was hard to endure was sweet to recall.